Born in Athens in 1955, Antonios N. Fifis is the founder of Fifis Lawyers. He was educated at the University of Thessaloniki, School of Law (1978), the Max Planck Institute of Commercial and Economic Law, University of Hamburg (1981) and Albert Ludwig's University, Freiburg im Breisgau (1983 Dr Juris i sp). Antonios specialises in corporate, civil and commercial law, competition and antitrust, foreign direct investment, PPPs, real estate, financial services, gaming, energy, telecommunications, construction and development, as well as for domestic construction, publishers and media, pharmaceuticals and regional development groups.
Antonios was admitted to the Athens Bar in 1980, to practice before the Court of Appeals in 1987 and the Supreme Court in 1991. He was also admitted to the Bar of Cologne, Germany (1993) and the Aachen, Germany (2004). He has served as legal adviser to a number of financial institutions including the Bank of Macedonia and Thrace (1987-90; senior adviser 1990-95) and Interbank SA (1991-93). Antonios presently holds positions of senior counsel to the Institute of Regional Development, Panteion University (adviser since 1992), senior legal adviser to the vice-rectorship for economic affairs of Panteion University since 2004 and counsel to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT.).
Antonios is a member of the International Bar Association, the German Bar Association, the Hellenic Commercial Lawyers' Association, the Association of European Studies and the Association of European Federalists (honorary president). Since the beginning of 2009 he is also member of the Cologne Lawyers Association.
Antonios speaks German, English and French.