Stavroula (Lina) Nikolaidou - McDermott Will & Emery


Stravroula (Lina) Nikolaidou focuses her practice on cross-border compliance, global investigations and regulatory matters. She is a member of the Global Investigations & Compliance team in Paris.

Stavroula has a wealth of experience in anti-corruption compliance matters both in France and globally including in Sapin II law requirements, as well as in French law governing the duty of care and ESG matters. She advises global and local companies on preventive measures including risk mappings, codes of conduct, whistleblowing programs, third-party due diligence and internal audits.

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  • Building and implementing anti-corruption compliance programs under the Sapin II law and the law on the duty of care for French companies and French subsidiaries of international groups*
  • Preparing global risk mappings, conducting interviews, processing data and drafting action plans regarding the activities of French companies and international groups based in France*
  • Participating in internal investigations in compliance matters following whistleblowing, conducting interviews and analyzing documents to assess the risk of breaches, and applicable internal policies for French companies*

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  • Gender & Anticorruption Initiative Training, B20/G20, Pro Bono Volunteer


University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master’s Degree in International and Business Criminal Law, 2017
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), Bachelor’s Degree in Law, 2014
KU Leuven, International and European Law, 2012

Thessaloniki, Greece