Lawyer, D.E.A. , Accredited Mediator

Managing Partner of the law firm “NICOLAS KANELLOPOULOS CHARA ZERVA & ASSOCIATES” member of the international network of Law Firms “INTERNATIONAL JURISTS”, Supreme Court Lawyer, Accredited Mediator since 2014, GDPR Expert and DPO Consultant.


  • Université de Montpellier I and University of Athens, Doctorate Thesis : «Les délits financiers internationaux», elaborated).
  • Université de Montpellier I, D.E.A de Contrats d’Affaires 2000.
  • Université de Montpellier I, D.E.A de Droit Pénal – Sciences Criminelles 1999.
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Law School, (L.L.B. 1997).


  • ”Le blanchiment des capitaux en France et en Grèce” (dissertation Montpellier I), Sept. 1999.
  • ”Unemployment: the source of all problems”, newspaper “Ethnos”, March 21, 2000.
  • ”4 trillion drachmas…dirty money enter in Greece”, newspaper “Ethnos”, Sept. 11, 2000, p.27-8, 37-8.
  • Contribution with two reports to the conduction and designation of the ‘’Corporate Action Planning of SDOE (Greek Force of Pursuit of Financial Crime)’’ regarding the ‘’Prevention and Repression of Money Laundering’’, July 2001.
  • ”Offshore Companies and Money Laundering”, Dec. 2000 for the Hellenic Bank Union (awarded as the best dissertation by the Hellenic Bank Union), Journal “Criminal Justice”, October 2001.
  • «Money Laundering: Myth or truth its confrontation in the Greek reality? «, in Journal “Nomiko Vima”, April 2002 and in coll. “Anti-criminal Policy III”, (direct. Courakis), 2003, Sakkoulas editions.
  • “Offshore Companies: Commercial Merit or Social Demerit?”, Journal “DIKAIORAMA”, issue 2, Jan. – Mar. 2005.
  • “Valued Added Tax Rebate and Prescription of the relevant right. When is it time barred in 3 years and when is it time bared in 5 years”, Journal “DIKAIORAMA”, issue 3, Apr. – June2005.
  • “International Book Models: Obligation or Discretion?” Journal “DIKAIORAMA”, issue 5, Oct.-Dec. 2005.
  • The new legal framework for the short-term lease (Airbnb), 8 February 2017,
  • The tax treatment of the uncertain demands in case of debtor’s bankruptcy or his entry to a pro- bankruptcy procedure, 23 June 2017,
  • The new European Regulation about Personal Data Protection (GDPR), 13 Nov. 2017,
  • «Health, Biometric and Genetic Data Under GDPR», Greek Law Digest, 15 Feb. 2019.
  • «Telework & GDPR»,, 22 April 2020.
  • New guidance from the Hellenic Data Protection Authority on the right to be informed for CCTV Systems. (, June 12th 2020).
  • «Strategic Investments and Fast – Track Procedure The new effective Legal Framework». (Greek Law Digest , October 2020).
  • Interview on Investment’s issues on LAWYER magazine as the Chief Legal Officer of Enterprise Greece SA
  • “The reform of the investment portfolio of Strategic Investments by Law 4864/2021”. (SYNIGOROS law magazine, issue 148, February 2022.)
  • Presentation enitled “Strategic Investments in Practice” (Law 4864/2021) at the seminar on organised by Nomiki BiBliothiki. (March 2022)
  • Presentation on the “Institutional Framework for Personal Data Protection” under the Postgraduate Program “Banking & Finance” of the University of Piraeus, on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Professional Activities

  • Head of “Nikolas Kanellopoulos Chara Zerva and Associates Law Firm” GDPR team, legal advisor on data protection matters and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2016/679) and Data Protection Officer to several legal entities.

She has served and still serves as a legal advisor to public organizations, as well as legal entities of public and private law, domestic and foreign. She has extensive experience in business law and in the field of international public tenders and public procurement, as well as in the implementation of NSRF programs. She has significant experience in representing the Contracting Authorities before the Financial Control Committee EDEL and the other supervisory authorities.

Moreover, she has served as:

  • Head of the Legal Department and Legal Counselor of the company “Hellenic Investment and Foreign Trade Company S.A.” (n.a. “Enterprise Greece S.A.” – formerly “Invest in Greece S.A.”) since 2011, with special experience in strategic and large investments, public law and public procurement, state aid and the implementation of co-founded NSRF programs. She has taken part in the legislative process of all legislation related to strategic investments and in proposal of the necessary amendments to them from 2010 until today.
  • Legal Counselor to the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Development Bank (2020-today).
  • Legal Counselor to the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Development Bank of Investments (HDBI – formerly TANEO), with significant involvement in funds and venture capitals (2020 – today).
  • Legal Advisor to the INFORMATION SOCIETY S.M.S.A. on issues of conducting tendering procedures and awarding public contracts 23 of Law 4412/2016, NSRF, monitoring – supervision of the execution of public contracts and state aid (2020 to date),
  • Vice – President of the Investment Committee of the Chamber of Greek-Chinese Economic Cooperation since September 2020,
  • Legal Advisor to the Special Secretariat for the Management of ERDF, CF and ESF Programs / Special Management Service of the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation/Unit C Organization – Support, under contract with our law firm, for the execution of a co-financed project by the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund. She provided legal services and legal advice related to proceedings before courts, courts or institutions and public authorities, regarding the management of the Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020 (EPAnEK), in reference to compliance with national and Community legislation on contracts for public entities and providing legal advice on State aid issues.
  • Legal Advisor of the SPECIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE OF THE OPERATIONAL PROGRAM “TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE, ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” (EYD/EP-YMEPERAA) of the Ministry of Development and Investments on issues of public law, public procurement and state aid (07/2022 to date).
  • Legal Advisor to HRADF for the implementation of projects of strategic importance, funded by the Recovery Fund (2021 to date) and for the preparation and implementation of strategic infrastructure projects for which the Strategic Contracts Unit of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (2022 – today) is responsible.
  • Legal Advisor to the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations SA (“Growthfund”) S.A. on corporate governance issues (2021 – today).
  • Legal Advisor to the Holy Metropolis of Nea Ionia and the non-profit organization “Ionic Center”, responsible for the public works they announce as contracting authorities.
  • Legal Advisor regarding the legislation of strategic investments and the preparation of the relevant file.
  • Legal advisor in PPP (Public-Private Partnership) projects.

She participated as a speaker in various workshops, while she has been:

  • Legal Advisor of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) (April 2013 – July 2019) and the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE).
  • Legal Advisor to Banking Institutions on banking and investment issues.
  • Legal Consultant on tax and administrative issues in Banking Institutions, and tax advisor in Business Groups and companies.
  • Legal Advisor in n.p.i.d. for the participation and implementation of National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) programs (procedure for obtaining managerial competence, submission of technical data reports, preparation of a call for the implementation of an act, etc.).
  • Legal Advisor to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Networks on issues of concessions, privatizations, major projects, state aid (July 2013 – January 2015) and representation of the Minister in his contacts with the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, pursuant to Prot.Nr. 1510/30-07- 2013 Decision of the Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks.
  • Legal Advisor to the Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping (August 2011-March 2012) (indicative project):
    • (a) Coordinator of the Legislative Committee on the drafting legislation of Law 4072/2012 “Improvement of the Business Environment and other provisions” and special advisor (Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping) and responsible for:
      • amendment of the legislation of the “fast-track” procedure provisions (Law 3894/2010).
      • drafting provisions regarding the lifting of cabotage and the amendment of the Development Law provisions (Law 3299/2004).
    • (b) Legal support in the process of restructuring and integration into the Greek economy of new financial instruments based on EU funds. Cooperation to this end with the European Task Force.
    • (c) Legal Coordinator for the drafting of the new Organizational Chart of the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, as well as for the drafting of the relevant plot and presidential decree.
    • (d) Legal advice in the drafting of the provisions of Law 4058/2012 “Provision of security services by armed guards to merchant ships for protection against piracy and other provisions”.
  • Special Advisor on legal issues of the committee established by Ministerial Decision for the study of the establishment and operation of an Investment Bank in Greece “Institution for Growth – Greek Investment Fund” (March 2012 – 2015), in collaboration with the Task Force, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and KfW.
  • Special Advisor on legal issues to the Minister of Citizen Protection (March 2012-2013).
  • Legal Counselor of the company “INVEST IN GREECE S.A.”: providing legal advice in relation to strategic investments, assessment of business plans, coordination of licensing procedures (January 2010-April 2014).
  • Special Advisor on tax and legal issues in general to the Minister of State (November 2009 – August 2011) (indicative project):
    • Member of the Legislative Committee for the amendment of tax legislation, the work of which led to the drafting of the legal provisions of 3842/2010 (2009-2010).
    • Member of the Legislative Working Group for drafting the provisions of the legislation on the “fast-track” procedure of strategic investments of Law 3894/2010.
    • She was responsible for the legal processing of the legislation of the Ministry of Finance submitted to the Parliament (November 2009-April 2011).
  • Legal support to the competent Committee for the privatisation of state-owned legal entities (December 2010-April 2011).


Greek, English and French.

Practice Areas

Public law, public procurement, public works, state aid, PPPs, co-financed programs, financial instruments, Business law, Company law, Investment law, Tourism law , Data Protection Law, Tax law, listed companies, stock exchange products, bond issues, investment projects, Foreign Investments; Public Contracts; PPP law (N. 3389/2005); Administrative litigation.

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