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21 January 2020


King George Hotel, 3 Vasileos Georgiou A' str., Syntagma Square, Athens, 105 64 Greece

Event overview

The role of the general counsel and senior in-house advisors is in a constant state of change and expansion. Increasingly, counsel are being tasked with defending against cyber threats, tax issues, owning disputes and ensuring compliance with an ever-growing array of regulations – all the while taking ownership of the day-to-day legal challenges which directly affect the bottom line of the business.

The Legal 500’s GC Summit Greece invites the most esteemed in-house counsel from the country’s most prolific companies to discuss their changing roles as in-house leaders and the challenges, issues and opportunities they are facing in 2020 and beyond. Between comprehensive panel discussions and the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow in-house counsel, GC Summit Greece promises to be a practical, forward-looking event bringing together the country’s top legal minds.


GC Summit Greece 2020
2.45pmOpening remarks
3.05pmGreece as an energy hub: opportunities and challenges
Greece is experiencing emerging interest and development in its energy sector, presenting a variety of opportunities and challenges for in-house lawyers working on these matters. Greece has ambitions to become an energy hub for the region, and this panel will discuss exactly what this means for legal and business professionals, including debate about what constitutes best practice as the sector experiences change. This panel will discuss the overall state of play with regards to strategies around investing in energy in Greece, assessing all of the opportunities, challenges and perspectives for stakeholders. Perspectives will be offered from domestic and international points of view, allowing participants to define and flesh out their views on what is a flourishing industry in the Greek market.
4.00pmTo be confirmed
4.50pmCoffee break
5.05pmCorporate Governance: reducing the risks and challenges in the strategic decisions and everyday corporate operations
The importance of effective corporate governance codes for organisations around the world is clear, and what this means for stakeholders in the context of the Greek market provides a range of topics to discuss. This panel will highlight perspectives from both in-house and private practice legal spheres as to the most effective approaches to corporate governance, providing judgements and insights as to what can be done in terms of risk reduction and ensuring competent and effective strategic planning and organising.
6.00pmTo be confirmed
6.50pmClosing remarks
7.00pmNetworking drinks and canapés

In association with

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership is a leading Greek law firm with a core team of 21 lawyers, established in Athens in 2009. The firm is part of the global EY Law network, spanning 72 jurisdictions and comprising more than 1,700 lawyers.

Platis-Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership combines high-quality legal services beyond geographical boundaries, with a focus on practical advice and industry-specific knowledge. This approach involves its lawyers working with other EY professionals to offer cross-sectoral services. Its aim is to provide high-quality, practical and effective advice to clients.

The lawyers understand the increasingly complex tax, regulatory and commercial laws of this global economy. The firm provides holistic guidance around strategic business decisions, reducing the gap between business advisors and legal counsel, and offering support services that increase efficiency and reduce costs of routine legal activities.

To tailor advice to its clients’ business needs, the firm focuses on a number of specific service offerings and on a number of sectors: automotive and transportation, banking and capital markets, consumer products and retail, government and public and health, insurance, life sciences, media and entertainment, oil and gas, power and utilities, private equity, real estate and hospitality, technology, and telecommunications.

Lambadarios Law Firm was founded in 1863 by Konstantinos E. Lambadarios Sr. in Athens and has been operating continuously since then with a well respected Greek and international clientele. The firm numbers today 20 lawyers all located at its offices in the center of Athens. It is our policy to strive to provide a high level of legal advice without disregarding the personal contact with our clients. Proof of this approach is that the firm has clients that have been with us for 30 years.

Lambadarios Law Firm has evolved into one of the most dynamic law firms in Greece continuously expanding its areas of practice by creating a unique mixture of highly experienced leading legal practitioners combined with an energetic team of young partners and associates that successfully undertake the most complex transactions for its clients.

The firm specialises in a wide variety of both domestic and international commercial work offering a high level of legal services to its clients worldwide to include: Corporate law and M&A, EU and competition, banking and finance, litigation, commercial arbitration and ADR, telecommunications and intellectual property, project finance, public works and procurement and securities law.

The firm's client base includes banks, financial institutions, insurance corporations, large industrial and commercial sector corporations and private individuals. Since the early 1960s, the firm has advised foreign clients who wish to establish businesses in Greece. Moreover, the firm has represented foreign and domestic clients in numerous litigations and arbitrations in the ICC. The firm's intellectual property expertise includes trademark, patent and copyright law.

Founded in 2000, KLC Law Firm is a modern corporate formation and originates from the merger of three well-established traditional law firms. Today, it is one of the top five law firms in Greece, with solid experience and in-depth expertise in all fields of practice. KLC’s name is linked with many landmark business deals and litigations in Greece and abroad. Apart from the multiple collaborations and connections with all major Magic and Silver Circle Law Firms, KLC has established and maintains close co-operation ties with top-calibre law firms and offices in and outside Europe.

Andersen Legal in Greece (Pistiolis – Triantafyllos & Associates law firm) is based in Athens, with in-depth, genuine and proven expertise in certain areas of law and specific industry sectors. The firm is full member of Andersen Global. The firm specialises in the following practices: employment; telecoms, media and technology (TMT); commercial and corporate law; real estate and construction; antitrust, competition and regulatory; tax law; and lLitigation.