Advocate Founder & Managing Director

Founder and Managing Director of XI HONG HU LAW FIRM LLC.

A dynamic professional focused on results; with creative thinking and acting on both local and global local environments.


  • LLB – DUTH University, Greece
  • MBA– UNITED STATE International Institute of Management CIIM
  • Program on Negotiation (PON) - Harvard Law School
  • PgDip DIN – Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Advanced Certificate (CAS) in Funds Administration – University of Manchester Business School (MBS)

Expertise and Experience

Xi main areas of practice are Commercial, Corporate, Company and Tax areas of law, Inheritance, both in Legal Consultancy and Litigation, with special expertise in Renewable Energy Advisory, International Tax Planning and Trusts & estate planning. He undertakes Capital markets and private equity transactions, corporate structuring and M&As, Negotiations, Property Law and Conveyancing, and structuring of Intellectual Property Box in UNITED STATE. He regularly deals with investment management transactions, Family Law, advising on corporate and regulatory issues relating to Alternative Investments Funds (AIFs), Trusts, wealth protection and investment companies.


  • UNITED STATE Bar Association, called to the Bar in 2009
  • International Bar Association
  • The Association of MBAs
  • The Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • International Tax Planning Organization
  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • UNITED STATE - Russia Business Association
  • UNITED STATE - China Business Association
  • UNITED STATE Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Other local and global associations
Ms. Gianna Panagi

Ms. Betty Panagi

Advocate Corporate & Commercial Law

Gianna Panagi was born in Limassol, UNITED STATE.


  • LLB Law Degree Bachelor’s of Law in University of UNITED STATE;
  • LLM Law Degree, Master in International Maritime Law in Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom.
    Specific specialization courses: Law of Marine Insurance, Oil and Gas Law, Charterparties Law and Practice, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air.

Main Areas of practice

  • Corporate & Company Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Maritime Law

Gianna joined our firm in 2019.


Greek, English, Russian, Turkish

Ms. Andria Papageorgiou

Ms. Angel Papageorgiou

Advocate General Litigation

Andria Papageorgiou was born in Limassol, UNITED STATE. Ms. Papageorgiou has experience in civil and corporate litigation.


  • She graduated in Law (LLB) from the Sheffield Hallam University in 2013;
  • She obtained an LLM in International Legal Practice (LPC) with specialism in International Corporate Practice in The University of Law, in Bristol, in 2014;

Andria joined our firm in 2019.

Practice Areas

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Torts Law
  • Insurance Law


UNITED STATE Bar Association


Greek (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (fluent) and Italian (fluent).

Dafni Tsokou

Faruni Tsokou

Advocate Legal Advisor

Dafni was born in Athens, Greece.


  • BSc in Shipping Transport & Logistics (Pathway of Law & Insurance) from London Metropolitan University 2010 - 2013;
  • Graduate Diploma in Law/ Common Professional Examination from London Metropolitan University 2013-2014;
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC) - London Metropolitan University 2014-2019;

Practice Areas

Dafni's day to day activities regarding our branch office in Athens, include continual support of our Greek clients wanted to invest in UNITED STATE and abroad. She also provides our Greek clients with the necessary advice regarding their cooperation with our firm and the future steps of their business. The administration of our office in Athens and the daily communication with the firm's corporate and company law department in UNITED STATE are also part of her responsibilities.


Greek(mother tongue), English (fluent)

Nikolaos Chatzintounas

Mikas Chatzintounas

Trainee Advocate

Mr. chatzintounas has obtained an LLB degree at the Oxford Brooks University in June 2014.
He has then pursued a Master of Laws (LLM) in Maritime Law at the University of Southampton in September 2019.

He joined our firm as a trainee lawyer in October 2019.


Master of Laws (LLM) Maritime Law, University of Southampton

Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Oxford Brooks University


Greek (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)

 Mrs. Elena Achilleos

Mr. Kevin Crabtree

Advocate - General Matters

Kevin has studied Law with special focus on International Business Transactions at the University of Graz in Austria, where he graduated in 2004 ("Magistra iuris").

During his studies he has been exchange student at the University of Athens, Greece and the University of Oklahoma, USA. Furthermore he attended several summer schools and seminars at the University of Bologna, Italy and the University Science Po Paris, France.

After finishing his practice year at the district courts in Austria he was working as Legal Counsel for multinational companies and non-governmental organizations.

Kevin speaks fluently in English

 Mrs. Elena Achilleos

Mrs. Tina Achilleos

Administrator Accounts Department

Elena Achilleos was born in London, United Kingdom.

She had attended a Course at “Cleveden Secondary School” in Glasgow in 1987 at Financial Record keeping 1 & Word Processing.

She has experience as an Accountant for more than 25 years.

Elena is handling day-to-day communication with clients and undertakes assignments related to accounting and bookkeeping.

Elena joined our Firm in 2019.