OVVADIAS S. NAMIAS
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Ovvadias S. Namias, Managing Partner

 

Ovvadias S. Namias, the Managing Partner of “OVVADIAS S. NAMIAS LAW FIRM”, was born in Athens in 1964. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Athens in 1987 and concluded his thesis in Penal Law at the University of Bonn in Germany, with a grant from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (1992).

 

He lectured Penal Law at the Law School of the University of Athens as a Special Scientific Associate (2002-2006). Ovvadias was an Attorney at Law of the National Bank of Greece specialising in financial penal issues from 1999 to 2006.

 

He was awarded the Babakos Prize by the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association in 2001.

 

Ovvadias has been a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1993 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association from 2004 up to 2022. He is also the President of the General Assembly of the Jewish Community of Athens.

 

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, medical negligence 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: https://www.namiaslaw.gr/en/pub-ovvadias-namias/

 

Ovvadias Namias has been ranked in Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer in Greece for White-Collar Crime for the years 2018 – 2022.

 

He is fluent in English, German and French.

 

Email: ovvadias.namias@namiaslaw.gr

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ovvadias-ovis-namias-0929b725/

 

Lectures:

Ovvadias regularly lectures at national and international conferences.  His most recent lectures include:

  • “Defence in the Extradition procedure, in the European Arrest Warrant and in the European Investigation Order”, lecture in the framework of the 6th meeting of Training Penal Law Seminars, March 30th, 2021, (organized by the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association).
  • “The enhanced role of the Prosecutor and the upgraded preliminary examination under the new Code of Criminal Procedure”, Ancient Olympia, 27-28.09.2019, (conference organized by the Athens Bar Association).
  • “The rule of specialty in evidence exchange law through judicial assistance”, Athens, 15-16.03.2019, (8th conference organized by the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association).
  • “Τhe pathogenesis of tax criminal law in the example of tax deductive identification and the indirect determination of taxable item”, Lecture in the conference “Topical Issues of Tax Law”, organized by the Union of Greek Legal e-themis, on 16 and 17 December 2016 in Athens.
  • “Bribery and money laundering. Legal issues in the coherence between the two crimes”, lecture in the 6th conference of the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association with the subject “The penal treatment of bribery: Possibilities and limits”, Athens, 31.05 – 1.06.2013.
  • Comments on the draft law of the Ministry of Justice “for a fair trial and the encounter of the denial of justice”, lecture in the framework of a conference organized by the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association in the Athens Bar Association in 11.01.2012. Issues developed: (i) personal appearance before the Judicial Councils, (ii) One-member Penal Court of Appeal, and (iii) Deferrals provided in article 349 of the Code of Penal Procedure”.
  • “Aspects of the expansionary effect of the criminal legal remedies”, lecture in the conference organized by the Hellenic Association of Legal Procedure Specialists, Athens Bar Association, 01.12.2009.
  • “The role and the responsibility of the financial credit system, Money laundering”, 4th Conference organized by the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association in Thessaloniki, 03-05.11.2006.
  • “Main interrogation- Invalidity and their projections”, lecture provided to the Bar Association of Chalkida, 08.06.2005.
  • Lectures organized by the Athens Bar Association addressed to young lawyers on the following issues: Cybercrime, years 2002, 2003, 2004, Provisional Detention year 2003, Crimes related to property (fraud, embezzlement) year 2004.
  • “Provisional (interim) detention in the Code of Criminal Procedure”, Conference organized by the Criminal Bar Association, in Heraklion, Crete, 05-06.11.2004.
  • “Contemporary forms of fraud on banking transactions”, Conference organized by the National Bank of Greece, 2003.

 

Publications 

  • Overview of the Greek legal framework in relation to bribery and corruption, (Bribery and Corruption), 2022, (with Vasileios Petropoulos and Ilias Spyropoulos), 9th ed., (2022), Global Legal Insights (GLI), Global Legal Group, pages 89-98.
  • Trends and Developments in the Greek Anti-Corruption Legislation (with Vasileios Petropoulos and Ilias Spyropoulos), Chambers and Partners, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
  • “Key developments related to anti-corruption legislation and investigations in Greece”, Publication in Anti-Corruption 2021, Global interview panel led by Miller & Chevallier Chartered, Lexology – Getting the Deal Through (2021), (with Vasileios Petropoulos and Ilias Spyropoulos), pages 85-101.
  • Article published in “The Washington Times”, on July 7th , 2021. The article was included in a Business and Investment Report for The Washington Times, a special edition in order to celebrate the historical milestone of the bicentennial since the Greek Revolution of 1821.
  • Overview of the Greek legislative and regulatory framework related to regulatory compliance and internal investigations, European Investigations Guide, Hogan Lovells, 2021, p. 117-123, (with Vasileios Petropoulos).
  • “Key developments related to anti-corruption legislation and investigations in Greece”, Publication in Anti-Corruption 2020, Global interview panel led by Miller & Chevallier Chartered, Lexology – Getting the Deal Through (2020), (with Vasileios Petropoulos and Ilias Spyropoulos), pages 109-123.
  • “The rule of specialty in evidence exchange law through judicial assistance”, published in the book in honor of Professor Ioannis Giannidis, (2020).
  • “When excessive prosecutions may cause, in some cases, the adoption of excessive legislation, opinion in response of the example of the complaint submitted by the victim for fraud in the banking sector”, published in Nova Criminalia, issue 11, pages 4-5, November 2020.
  • Overview of the Greek legal framework in relation to bribery and corruption, Bribery and Corruption, Global Legal Insights (GLI), 6th ed. (year 2019) and 7th ed. (year 2020), 8th edition 2021, Greece, (with Vasileios Petropoulos), Global Legal Group.
  • “Greece: Overview of the areas of compliance and internal investigations, Legal framework”, European Investigations Guide, Hogan Lovells, 2018, p.100-106, (with Vasileios Petropoulos).
  • “Τhe pathogenesis of tax criminal law in the example of tax deductive identification and the indirect determination of taxable item”, Penal Chr. 2017, 236, (the text is an enriched version of the lecture in the conference “Topical Issues of Tax Law”, organized by the Union of Greek Legal e-themis on 16 and 17 December 2016 in Athens).
  • “Bribery and money laundering. Legal issues in the coherence between the two crimes”, (the text is an enriched version of the lecture in the 6th conference of the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association with the subject “The penal treatment of bribery: Possibilities and limits”, Athens, 31.05 – 1.06.2013), Published by the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association, editor Nomiki Vivliothiki 2013, pages 271-289.
  • Comments on the draft law of the Ministry of Justice on the “fair trial and the treatment of cases of denial”, Penal Chronicles, 2012, 148.
  • “Stock exchange offences”, published in “Financial Crimes II, Special Crimes”, pages 207-236, under the supervision of Nestoras Kourakis, published by Antonis Sakkoulas 2007.
  • “Stock exchange and money laundering”, published in “Financial Crimes II, Special Crimes”, pages 208-273, under the supervision of Nestoras Kourakis, published by Antonis Sakkoulas 2007.
  • “The role and the responsibility of the financial credit system, Money laundering”, published by the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association under the title “Money Laundering, “Clean” or Free Society?”, p. 379-408, editor Antonis Sakkoulas 2007.
  • “Provisional (interim) detention in the Code of Criminal Procedure”, The lectures of the conference organized by the Criminal Bar Association, in Heraklion, Crete, 05-06.11.2004 were subsequently published by the Criminal Bar Association.
  • “Contemporary forms of (electronic) fraud on banking transactions”, Penal Chronicles, 2003, 487-494.
  • “Unexpected reaction of an issue related to legal deceive and ambiguity of the writ of summons on a case of “pink” lines. Thoughts in relation to the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeals number 1055/1998″, Penal Chronicles, 1998, pages 839-843.
  • “Provisional detention on real (actual) concourse of crimes under the new legal frame of Law 2408/1996”, Penal Chronicles 1996, pages 1194-1204.
  • “Enlargement of the exceptions of the principle of legality when penal prosecution is exercised intending to the decongestion of penal justice”, Penal Chronicles 1995, 1083-1102.
  • “Is the abettor responsible for intentional homicide in the case of arson?”, Penal Chronicles 1995, pages 251-256.
  • “Russian Roulette: conscious negligence or eventual fraud?”, Penal Chronicles 1994, pages 1195-1199.
  • Comments on the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeals No 1613/1993, published on Penal Chronicles 1994, 45-49.

“Die Zurechnung von Folgeschäden im Strafrecht”, (“Inconviction of the subsequent results (repercussion) in Penal Law)”, PhD Thesis, University of Bonn, Germany, published 1992.