Ovvadias S. Namias
Ovvadias S. Namias, the Managing Partner of “OVVADIAS S. NAMIAS LAW FIRM”, was born in Athens in 1964 and he has been a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1993. He graduated from the Law Department of the University of Athens and concluded his thesis in Penal Law at the University of Bonn in Germany, with a grant from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
He lectured Penal Law at the Law Department of the University of Athens as a Special Scientific Associate. Ovvadias was an Attorney at Law of the National Bank of Greece from 1999 to 2006, specialising in financial penal issues.
Ovvadias has provided consulting services and in-court assistance in criminal cases of fraud- breach of trust, corruption – bribery, tax evasion, customs office offenses, stock exchange offences, insider trading, market abuse, legalization of profits from illegal activities (money laundering), personal data as well as in cases of European criminal law, extradition and mutual legal assistance.
Ovvadias has published his thesis and numerous articles in legal journals. He lectures regularly at conferences on criminal law and criminal procedure. The full list of his publications and his lectures is available at the following link:
He was awarded the Babakos Prize by the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association in 2001.
Ovvadias is the President of the General Assembly of the Jewish Community of Athens.
Since 2004, Ovvadias Namias is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association.
Ovvadias Namias has been ranked in Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer in Greece for White-Collar Crime for the years 2018 – 2019.
He is fluent in English, German and French.