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Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Clients of Zepos & Yannopoulos’s banking team praise its versatility: β€˜if there is a way to achieve a solution, it will find it’. Department head Christina Papanikolopoulou β€˜has deep knowledge, not only of the non-performing loan and banking legal framework, but also of the financial services industry generally’. The firm recently advised Citigroup Global Markets on a €640m securitised note issuance by Alpha Bank.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Zepos & Yannopoulos

The β€˜excellent’ team at Zepos & Yannopoulos is praised for its β€˜extremely responsive service and high level of specialist local knowledge’. Managing partner Dimitris Zepos and Athina Skolarikou jointly lead the β€˜user-friendly’ team, which includes Julia Pournara, and β€˜the highly skilled’ Takis Kakouris. Recently the firm advised Iron Mountain on the acquisition of shares in the records storage company, Maddog.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Zepos & Yannopoulos

According to its clients Zepos & Yannopoulos fields professionals that are β€˜among the highest calibre in Greece’ and who β€˜excel on large and complex cases’. The firm recently represented Hewlett Packard in a major €126m dispute with a former distributor. Nikos Christoforidis and Constantine Sarantis jointly lead the five-partner team.

Next generation lawyers

Eleni Skoufari - Zepos & Yannopoulos

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Zepos & Yannopoulos has β€˜excellent knowledge of competition law’ and provides β€˜valuable and necessary support for reviewing corporate policies and practices’. Practice head Emmanuel Mastromanolis β€˜combines his in-depth knowledge of the law with the needs of different industry sectors’. The firm represented Alstom Transport before the HCC in a cartel claim concerning railway construction tenders.

Leading individuals

Emmanuel Mastromanolis - Zepos & Yannopoulos

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Zepos & Yannopoulos advises an impressive range of major international clients, including General Motors, Cisco, Blackrock and Credit Suisse. Recent mandates include advising Credit Suisse on the closure of its Greek branch, and General Motors on its use of third-party employees. Department head Rania Papakonstantinou is well regarded.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Zepos & Yannopoulos recently advised PPC on the sale of its customer portfolio to a third-party supplier. Another highlight was advising ENEL on the project financing of the Kafireas wind farm, which includes a subsea power line connecting it to the mainland. Marina Kolia heads the practice.

Leading individuals

Marina Kolia - Zepos & Yannopoulos

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Clients of Zepos & Yannopoulos single out the firm for its β€˜excellent overall level of service’ and β€˜user-friendly and practical advice’. The β€˜highly skilled’ Takis Kakouris leads the team, which acts for clients including Munich Re, Ergo Hellas, Allianz, Zurich, and Swiss Life.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Zepos & Yannopoulos fields a number of β€˜excellent IP lawyers’, including senior associate and team head Konstantinos Logaras, who is a β€˜very good strategic thinker in IP litigation’, and disputes partner Nikos Christoforidis, who has an β€˜outstanding knowledge of the law’. Clients include LVMH, Spirits International, NBC Universal Pictures, and Benetton Group.

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

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Zepos & Yannopoulos has β€˜deep knowledge and expertise in the area of real estate and lease matters’. Key figures include team head Sonia Melegou, who handles transactional matters, Marina Allamani, who is recommended for real estate-related tax advice, and litigation partner Nikos Christoforidis, who is praised for his ability to β€˜formulate tailor-made solutions in a very challenging environment’. The firm recently advised Club Med on the sale of its Club Med Kos Resort on the island of Kos.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Zepos & Yannopoulos is praised for its β€˜strong business acumen, in-depth knowledge, and value for money’. Emmanuel Mastromanolis is rated for his β€˜in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of insolvency and bankruptcy issues’. Recently it filed a bankruptcy application on behalf of the Greek subsidiary of TUI Group, and advised Piraeus Bank on its exposure to non-performing loans.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Zepos & Yannopoulos regularly acts for companies such as Telcordia, Cisco, Nokia and Yahoo! Team co-head Takis Kakouris is highly experienced in data protection, while Athina Skolarikou advises clients on a range of regulatory issues.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Zepos & Yannopoulos is praised for its β€˜long-term focus and risk management on behalf of the client’. The highly specialised team, led by the eminent Yerassimos Yannopoulos, has several specialist partners, including Marina Allamani, who is noted for real estate issues, Daphne Cozonis, for banking and capital markets, Maria Zoupa, who provides compliance and corporate advice, Alex Karopoulos, who advised on VAT and indirect tax matters, and Costas Kallideris, who is noted for private clients. Major clients include Airbnb, which it advised on the indirect taxation of business in Greece, Jet2 Holidays, Piraeus Bank, and L’Oreal.

Leading individuals

Yerassimos Yannopoulos - Zepos & Yannopoulos

Next generation lawyers

Elina Filiippou - Zepos & Yannopoulos

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Zepos & Yannopoulos has an β€˜excellent’ and well-established white-collar crime practice, which regularly represents foreign clients conducting business in Greece. Takis Kakouris leads the team. Clients include Mercedez Benz Financial Services, American Express, and Pearson Education.

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    The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (the Fund) launches a tender for the sale of the shares of the HELLENIC COMPANY FOR ROLLING STOCK MAINTENANCE S.A. (ROSCO)
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