Alex Karopoulos is a partner who heads the tax controversy practice. He has extensive experience in advising multinational companies on all stages of tax controversy and representing them before the tax authorities and all court instances, including the Supreme Administrative Court. He currently litigates some of the biggest tax assessments ever made in Greece and has won multi-million tax disputes concerning income tax and VAT. Alex has also successfully challenged before the courts the legality of taxes leading to their abolishment. At the same time, Alex specialises in VAT and other indirect taxes and has extensive experience in advising on the indirect tax treatment of a broad range of cross-border and local transactions carried out by multinational companies. He also regularly advises on the indirect tax aspects of corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions. Alex works with multinational clients across most industries, including financial and insurance services, real estate, public procurement, energy, IT, aviation, pharma, travel and retail. Alex, who has an LLM degree in European law from the University of Bristol and a PG certificate in Tax Law from the Athens University of Economics and Business, teaches VAT in the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation courses, as well as shipping taxation in the Athens University of Economics and Business.