V. Kapetanou was born in New York, U.S.A. and is an attorney-at-law admitted to the Athens Bar Association. She obtained her law degree from the Democritus University of Thrace; she holds a Master's degree (LL.M.) from the Law School of the University of Athens in Civil Procedural Law and a Master's degree (LL.M.) from City University of London in International Commercial Law, with specialization in competition law. She is a research fellow at the Research Institute of Procedural Studies and a member of the Greek Association of Procedural Law. She is fluent in English. V. Kapetanou has extensive experience in commercial, corporate and civil law. She has built a successful litigation practice, which focuses on asset recovery and protection for both creditors and debtors and enforcement procedures on national and international level. She also advises companies on competition issues, trademark protection and intellectual property disputes and handles all types of commercial agreements, such as franchise, distribution, supply and commercial cooperation. She acts for a bank and is the legal counsel of a medical product company and an Athens Stock Exchange listed company, with commercial and industrial activity in the food and alcoholic beverages sector.