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Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Bernitsas Law

The β€˜impressive’ team at Bernitsas Law is β€˜top notch’ for banking, finance and capital markets work. It advised Eurobank Ergasias on its €2.04bn capital raising, and assisted Alpha Bank with the establishment of a joint venture with Aktua Soluciones Financieras to create an integrated servicing platform for NPLs and property assets. Banking and finance head Athanasia Tsene is β€˜outstanding’, and capital markets head Nikos Papachristopoulos is β€˜excellent’.

Leading individuals

Athanasia Tsene - Bernitsas Law

Nikos Papachristopoulos - Bernitsas Law

Panayotis Bernitsas - Bernitsas Law

Next generation lawyers

Dionysis Flambouras - Bernitsas Law

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Bernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law has β€˜vast experience in corporate and commercial issues’ and delivers β€˜fast response times’. It advised Eurobank on the sale of 80% of Eurolife, and assisted Hewlett Packard with the worldwide separation of its businesses. Linda Vasaka, Nikos Papachristopoulos, and Lambros Belessis are β€˜first rate’. Associate Evi Kitsou is β€˜dedicated and always available’.

Leading individuals

Nikos Papachristopoulos - Bernitsas Law

Panayotis Bernitsas - Bernitsas Law

Next generation lawyers

Evi Kitsou - Bernitsas Law

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Bernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law’ team delivers a β€˜high-quality service’. It advises on administrative, civil, commercial and white-collar criminal cases, and has experience in arbitration. Dimitris Roussis is β€˜outstanding’, Panayotis Bernitsas has β€˜a brilliant reputation’, and Christos Paraskevopoulos is also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

George Atie - Bernitsas Law

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Bernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law is advising a number of international financial institutions on EU and competition issues relating to the development of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. Augustine Almyroudi is β€˜excellent’ and heads the department, which also includes the β€˜very highly regarded’ Panayotis Bernitsas, and Domna Mirasyesi, who heads the human rights department. Tania Patsalia and Marina Androulakakis are recommended at associate level.

Leading individuals

Augustine Almyroudi - Bernitsas Law

Panayotis Bernitsas - Bernitsas Law

Next generation lawyers

Marina Androulakakis - Bernitsas Law

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Bernitsas Law

The team at Bernitsas Law counts names such as Spiecapag, GSK Stockmann + Kollegen and Bristol-Myers Squibb as clients. Counsel Katia Papantonopoulou heads the practice and provides β€˜clear and robust analysis of Greek law’.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Bernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law houses β€˜recognised experts in the energy sector’. The team advised the lenders on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project, and is assisting Hellenic Petroleum with the international tenders for hydrocarbons exploration and production rights in Greece. Team head Yannis Kourniotis is β€˜very responsive, and delivers advice that is straight to the point’. Counsel Yannis Seiradakis is also recommended.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Bernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law’ expertise spans regulatory, disputes, M&A and contractual matters. The team also advises on the provision and establishment of insurance services. Lambros Belessis heads the department.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Bernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law brings β€˜creative and viable solutions to difficult issues’ and has strong β€˜industry knowledge’. It acts for clients such as Bristol-Myers Squibb. Yannis Chryssospathis leads the team.

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Projects and privatisation
Projects and privatisation - ranked: tier 1

Bernitsas Law

The β€˜exceptional’ practice at Bernitsas Law is β€˜one of the best in Greece’. It is advising the lenders on the development of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project. Panayotis Bernitsas provides β€˜practical solutions to complex legal problems in a very professional and timely manner’ and heads the team alongside β€˜top expert’ Dimitris Roussis and the β€˜deeply knowledgeable’ Yannis Kourniotis.

Leading individuals

Dimitris Roussis - Bernitsas Law

Next generation lawyers

Dionysis Flambouras - Bernitsas Law

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Bernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law acted for Florac in its investment in luxury hotel and residential developments in northern Greece, and is advising VΓ€rde Partners Europe on its successful bid in the international tender process of Piraeus Bank for the disposal of Trastor REIC. The β€˜experienced’ Panayotis Bernitsas leads the team. Associates Christina Zakopoulou and Nikos Vouhiounis are noted.

Leading individuals

Panayotis Bernitsas - Bernitsas Law

Next generation lawyers

Christina Zakopoulou - Bernitsas Law

Nikos Vouhiounis - Bernitsas Law

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Bernitsas Law

The β€˜strong’ team at Bernitsas Law assists IDT Hellas and IDT Retail Europe with regulatory matters. Team head Augustine Almyroudi is β€˜very experienced’, and associate Marina Androulakakis is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Augustine Almyroudi - Bernitsas Law

Next generation lawyers

Marina Androulakakis - Bernitsas Law

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Bernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law delivers β€˜prompt response times’ and advises on transactional and contentious matters, as well as wealth and estate planning. Nikos Papachristopoulos leads the team, and associate Fotodotis Malamas is a recognised β€˜tax specialist’.

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