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Nicholas Moussas

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Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law

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Banking, Finance & Securities; Dispute Resolution.


Nicholas is Managing Partner of the Firm. With over 31 years of experience he is one of Greece’s best known practitioners. He has extensive experience as a corporate lawyer and specializes in the areas of banking, finance and energy, with an emphasis on corporate finance, securities, regulatory work, EPC projects, commercial transactions and real estate.

Nicholas has recently established a reputation in providing advice on issues of deregulation of energy power contracts between large industries and electricity providers.

Furthermore, Nicholas holds the position of General Counsel to the Hellenic Deposit and Investment Guarantee Fund since 1997. From this position, he is able to closely follow the legal developments in the banking and capital markets industry and has been a contributor to the reform of the deposit insurance and credit institution resolution legislation in the current economic crisis in cooperation with the representatives of the IMF/EU/ECB. He and the banking team advised an international investment bank as Tender Advisor to a Voluntary Tender Offer launched by the largest Greek bank to acquire all outstanding stock of another major credit institution, in what was described as a banking mega-deal for Greek standards

Nicholas is a prominent corporate lawyer and litigator and has represented clients such as Heinz, Anheuser Busch, Nielsen, companies in the Mytilineos Group in several high profile transactions and landmark disputes before the higher courts and arbitration boards. He has recently added to his track record successful results in energy related disputes, acting on behalf of steel and aluminum industrials as well as natural gas downstream clients; he has also been handling major international arbitration cases, involving state -investor investment disputes (BIT disputes).

A recent highlight of Nicholas’ track record is the successful representation of Mytilineos Holdings in a bilateral investment treaty dispute against Serbia under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. The dispute related to an investment in state-owned RTB BOR, one of the largest metallurgical and mining complexes for copper extraction and production on a global basis. Moussas & Partners together with other international law firms represented the Greek conglomerate in this landmark case where the Tribunal ordered Serbia to pay to Mytilineos compensation in the area of US$40 million.


Greek, English, French and German.


Supreme Court of Greece: 1994 Athens Bar Association: 1986.


  • Berkeley Law: LL.M. (Study in International Harmonization of Securities Laws), 1988 (high honours)
  • University of Athens School of Law: LL.B., 1984 (Dean's Top 5 list).


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law is a popular choice for securities and banking regulatory advice. Testament to the firm's standing in this area is its ongoing advice to the Hellenic Deposit and Investment Guarantee Fund, which it advises on the full range of regulatory issues. The firm represents several key clients in the pensions and insurance industry, such as the Public Servants' Supplementary Insurance Fund, one of the largest public sector pension funds in Greece. Nicholas Moussas is recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law¬†handles a broad range of corporate work, including M&A, joint ventures, distribution agreements and restructurings. Recently, it advised ESA Security Solutions and its shareholders on the entrance of a new shareholding partner, Lyktos Group. The team has also been advising ҆koda Auto on the restructuring of its Greek distribution network.¬†Nicholas Moussas¬†and¬†Vassilios Moussas¬†jointly lead the team.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law's well-regarded team is led by Nicholas Moussas. The firm has a strong track record advising on major cross-border disputes, including commercial and investor-state arbitrations.

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Within: Energy

Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law has plenty of experience on the disputes and regulatory front. It has recently advised major gas users, such as Mytilineos Holdings on its dispute with DEPA regarding gas supply contracts. Nicholas Moussas enjoys a strong reputation.

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