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Greece

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

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm¬†has a superb reputation for banking, finance and capital markets work, where it acts for the full range of lenders, borrowers and issuers. The team¬†is often called upon to advise on the country's largest and most complex transactions. Recently it advised National Bank of Greece as lead agent and subscriber to Hellenic Petroleum's ‚ā¨300m revolving bond loan, which refinances an existing bank debt. Other key clients include Alpha Bank and JP Morgan. The highly rated¬†Nikos Salakas¬†leads the team.

Leading individuals

Nikos Salakas - Koutalidis Law Firm

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

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm can usually be found on the country's largest deals. Examples include its advice to the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on the sale of DESFA, which manages Greece's gas distribution network. The firm also advised Vodafone on its acquisition of CYTA's Greek operations. The team, which is led by managing partner Nikos Koritsas, also includes Katia Protopapa and Nikos Salakas.

Leading individuals

Nikos Koritsas - Koutalidis Law Firm

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm¬†has 'one of the best teams in Athens for international arbitration' where the 'research is always exhaustive¬†and¬†meticulous when considering the facts of the case'. Practice head¬†Gregory Logothetis¬†'consistently delivers excellent results'. The recently promoted¬†Ioannis Kaptanis¬†is 'very knowledgeable on civil law matters', while¬†George Naskaris¬†is 'very diligent and knowledgeable of the intricacies of Greek tax law'. Recent highlights include advising Cyprus Popular Bank, which is in administration, on a ‚ā¨3.79bn global injunction against several Greek entrepreneurs. Other clients include Invensys, Fraport, and Crete Golf.¬†Evangelos Courakis¬†is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Gregory Logothetis - Koutalidis Law Firm

Next Generation Partners

Ioannis Kaptanis - Koutalidis Law Firm

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm is a major player in the market, and Stamatis Drakakakis is recommended by clients and peers. The firm has a leading reputation for state aid matters and also handles plenty of merger clearances as part of its M&A practice. Katia Protopapa is also well-regarded.

Leading individuals

Stamatis Drakakakis - Koutalidis Law Firm

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm is recommended for its advisory and litigation expertise. The firm's heavy corporate workload also ensures a considerable flow of transaction support work. Dispute resolution partners Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis are the main contacts.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm has a sterling track record advising on energy-related transactions and infrastructure projects. It also has strong expertise in privatisation deals as well as disputes. Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis are both active in this sector.

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Projects and privatisation
Projects and privatisation - ranked: tier 1

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm has an excellent pedigree for advising both public and private sector clients, and has acted for HRADF on several occasions since the organisation was launched in 2011. The group also has a sterling reputation for infrastructure projects and has been involved in several major toll road deals. Nikos Koritsas and Nikos Salakas respectively head the privatisation and projects groups.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Koutalidis Law Firm

Gregory Logothetis¬†leads the high-quality team at¬†Koutalidis Law Firm, which is recommended for contentious and non-contentious matters. Recently, it represented Kekrops on a ‚ā¨10m land ownership dispute with the municipality of Philothei-Psychiko. On the development side, it advised the Indian company GMR on a construction contract for the New Kastelli Airport.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm is a popular firm for the most complex corporate restructurings and insolvencies, in which it regularly represents creditors and debtors. Notably it advised the banks on the Frigoglass restructuring. Nikos Salakas is a key contact.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm offers its clients excellent insight into the current regulatory framework and has developed close relationships with some of the leading players in the IT and telecoms market. Nikitas Fortsakis leads the team whose clients include Wind Hellas, Hellas On Line, Forthnet and Vodafone.

Leading individuals

Nikitas Fortsakis - Koutalidis Law Firm

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm has a comprehensive practice that is well-versed in estate planning, tax disputes and the structuring of corporate finance transactions, both for banks and other businesses. Tax expert George Naskaris leads the team.

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