Vassiliki P. Michalopoulou


Vassiliki (Valia) is a member of the tax department specialising in domestic, EU and international corporate taxation. She devotes a large part of her practice to tax controversy and tax litigation covering most facets of corporate tax disputes related to direct and indirect taxation, VAT, customs duties and excise taxes, double tax treaties, international and EU tax law matters. She regularly represents domestic and multinational companies before the Greek administrative courts.

Valia also provides routine advice and tax opinions on ongoing basis to corporate and private clients across a wide spectrum of tax issues. She has been especially involved in tax advisory matters arising from internal restructurings, tax treaty disputes and various cross-border business transactions. She has also been providing support to clients during tax field audits as well as in the context of administrative (out of court) procedures before the Tax Administration and the competent administrative bodies. She also assists clients in relation to tax rulings requests.

She is active in the preparation of transfer pricing documentation files as well as in assisting multinational enterprises from a range of industry sectors with transfer pricing risk assessment, transfer pricing audits and mutual agreement procedures.

She has deep experience in handling a wide range of complex customs and excise tax issues and frequently advises clients on related administrative processes and compliance issues across affected industries, while her practice also includes excise tax claim filing and related litigation.

Vassiliki Michalopoulou is passionate and business-driven, with practical (not only theoretical) tax knowledge. The solutions she offers have a sound basis in the market conditions and add value for the client. Her proactiveness is a very important quality.



Admitted to Bar 2006, Athens

Admitted to the Supreme Court of Greece, 2021

Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)


University of Athens Law School (LL.B., 2004)

Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation

ALBA (MSc in Business for Lawyers, 2006)

ALBA-ERNST & YOUNG (Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Taxation, 2008)

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (Advance Diploma in International Taxation, 2014)





Speech on “Incentives for partnerships and corporate transformations”

Virtual event discussion under the title “Tax News & Views: What you need to know”, organized by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Athens, June 2022

Speech on “Recent developments in case-law”

Conference under the title “New development law 4887/22 and current tax developments”, organized by the Association of SA & Entrepreneurship, Athens, March 2022

Speech on “The Out-of-Court Tax Dispute Resolution Committee – Issues and concerns”

Law Forum on Taxation-Hybrid Edition, organized by Cleon Conferences and Communications, Athens, October 2021

Article on “VAT on bad debts: Pilot judgement of the Greek Supreme Administrative Court recognizes the possibility of recovery of VAT with interest in case the debtor enters into legal insolvency proceedings”

Contribution in the Monthly Newsletter issued by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, Athens, March 2019

Contribution in the Greek Law Digest - The Official Guide to Greek Law, “Indirect Taxes in Greece”

Nomiki Bibliothiki, 3rd edition, Athens, 2019

Speech on “Controlled Foreign Companies: Modern trends in the effort of fighting international tax evasion”,

4th Athens Law Forum on Taxation, organized by Palladian Communications Specialists, Athens, November 2017

Contribution in the Greek Law Digest - The Official Guide to Greek Law, “Indirect Taxes in Greece”

Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2nd edition, Athens, 2016 (updated online version 2017)

Speech on "Time of issue of the proof of services by lawyers after the changes refereed to by L. 3842/2010"

Conference on "Recent developments on the taxation of lawyers especially regarding law firms", organized by SDEE, Athens, May 2011