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Lambros Belessis

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Bernitsas Law

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Corporate and M&A; Insurance; Intellectual Property, Data Protection & Privacy; Litigation, Arbutration & Dispute Resolution.


Lambros joined the Firm in 2000 and is Head of the Insurance and Joint Head of the Corporate and M&A groups. He has substantial experience in mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings, with a focus on international companies with a presence in Greece. He is an expert in structuring, documenting and negotiating commercial transactions and has advised extensively on distribution networks, share-purchase agreements, joint venture partnerships and corporate structuring. Lambros has represented clients in numerous product liability disputes and assists them in the protection and exploitation of their intellectual and industrial property. He provides ongoing advice to companies from a highly diversified range of industries, including car manufacturing, private insurance, pharmaceuticals, software and IT, on the full range of issues arising in the course of their business operations, their entry into commercial agreements, company formation, corporate governance and risk management and compliance.


Athens Bar, 1996; Athens Court of Appeals, 2003; Supreme Court of Greece, 2018.


Greek, English and Italian.


Degree in Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens; LLM in International Business Law, The George Washington University, National Law Centre; Graduate Program in Business Studies for Law Practitioners (MSc), Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Bernitsas Law¬†'stands out due to its excellent cross-border skills, which it blends skillfully¬†with its excellent knowledge of local law, regulations and the local market'. Clients say their 'experience with the firm is akin to working with a top London firm' and it is 'capable of handling large-scale and complex due diligence¬†and major transactions'. Notable highlights include advising Sealed Air Corporation on the Greek law aspects of the sale of its Diversey Care division to Bain Capital. The firm also advised Hellenic Healthcare on its ‚ā¨19.4m purchase of a 97% stake in the Athens-listed company, IASO General.¬†Lambros Belessis¬†and¬†Nikos Papachristopoulos¬†jointly lead the team of 'can-do' lawyers, which also includes the 'professional and experienced'¬†Evi Kitsou.

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Within: Insurance

Bernitsas Law has a large and expanding insurance group led by corporate head Lambros Belessis. Christos Paraskevopoulos is recommended on the disputes side, while Evi Kitsou is highly experienced in regulatory issues. The firm's expertise covers regulatory, corporate, day-to-day advice and litigation. Major clients include AXA and CNP Group of Companies.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Bernitsas Law represents a broad mix of manufacturing, IT and pharmaceuticals companies on their contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including prosecutions, enforcement and licensing. Yannis Chryssospathis heads the team, which includes Lambros Belessis and the newly-promoted Marina Androulakakis.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Bernitsas Law has an excellent team that is favoured by debtors and creditors.  Recently, it advised doBank on the establishment of a ground-breaking servicing platform for managing the the exposure of the four systemic banks to non-performing loans lent to SMEs. The firm also advised Cyprus Popular Bank on its divestment strategy, including the respective sales of Marfin Bank's Serbian, Ukrainian and Romanian businesses. Lambros Belessis and Athanasia Tsene jointly the team.

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