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Greece

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

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

PotamitisVekris Law Firm’s β€˜strong team’ is praised for its β€˜good knowledge of the industry’. Department head George Bersis enjoys an excellent reputation, as does founding partner Stathis Potamitis, who is β€˜a strong advocate and effective negotiator’. Recently the firm represented Motor Oil Corinth Refineries on a €350m bond issue listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. Euripides Ioannou is also recommended.

Leading individuals

George Bersis - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Stathis Potamitis - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Next generation lawyers

Anthea Terlegas - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

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

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

PotamitisVekris Law Firm comes highly recommended for its β€˜excellent knowledge of the industry and very fast response times’. The four-partner team, which provides β€˜high-quality advice’ on β€˜large and complicated transactions’, includes Stathis Potamitis, George Bersis, the up-and-coming Vassilis Stergiou, and Alexandros Kortesis, who is praised for his β€˜very sound advice’ and β€˜experience in the pharmaceuticals sector’. Highlights included advising Alpha Bank, Eurobank, Piraeus Bank and the National Bank of Greece on Sklavenitis Group’s takeover of Greek supermarket chain Marinopoulos following its €525m debt restructuring.

Leading individuals

George Bersis - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Stathis Potamitis - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Next generation lawyers

Vassilis Stergiou - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

The β€˜highly professional’ Konstantinos Papadiamantis leads the β€˜excellent’ team at PotamitisVekris Law Firm, which provides β€˜a one-stop-shop service’ for all areas of dispute resolution. The firm successfully represented the Bank of Cyprus before the Supreme Court, reversing a €30m judgment against the bank, and acted for Procter & Gamble in a €17.5m dispute with a former distributor. Key partners include Xenophon Paparrigopoulos, who is noted for competition and trade mark issues, and Alexandros Kortesis.

Leading individuals

Konstantinos Papadiamantis - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Xenophon Paparrigopoulos - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Next generation lawyers

Maria Ferfeli - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

PotamitisVekris Law Firm strengthened its expertise with the recruitment of practice head Dimitris Loukas (β€˜very responsive and a pleasure to work with’), who was formerly vice president of the HCC and an official at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission. The group now has β€˜a very strong practice across all areas’ and recently advised HRADF on state aid issues linked to the development of Alimos Marina. Xenophon Paparrigopoulos is also highly recommended.

Leading individuals

Dimitris Loukas - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

The β€˜very knowledgeable, responsive and accessible’ Alexios Papastavrou leads the team at PotamitisVekris Law Firm. Recently the firm successfully represented Aget-Iraklis before the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice in a groundbreaking dispute concerning the application of EU law on collective redundancies in Greece. Konstantinos Papadiamantis is active on the disputes front.

Leading individuals

Alexios Papastavrou - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Euripides Ioannou heads PotamitisVekris Law Firm’s well-regarded energy practice. Recent highlights include representing the National Bank of Greece (NBG) as lenders on a 72MW wind farm sponsored by the Mytilineos Group.

Leading individuals

Euripides Ioannou - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

PotamitisVekris Law Firm β€˜delivers high-quality advice’ and has a strong following in the pharmaceuticals sector. Xenophon Paparrigopoulos leads the team.

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Projects and privatisation
Projects and privatisation - ranked: tier 1

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

PotamitisVekris Law Firm represented Piraeus Bank and the National Bank of Greece as lenders on the €69m development of two wind farms by Hellenic Capital Partners. On the privatisation side, the firm advised HRADF on the €400m sale of the Astir Palace Hotel resort. Euripides Ioannou leads the team.

Leading individuals

Euripides Ioannou - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

George Bersis - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

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

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

PotamitisVekris Law Firm recently advised Bank of Cyprus on matters related to its portfolio of more than 500 properties arising from the restructuring of Cyprus’s banking sector. The firm also advised HRADF on the €400m sale of its interest in the Astir Palace Hotel George Bersis leads the well-regarded team, which also includes Euripides Ioannou.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

PotamitisVekris Law Firm has been advising Greece’s four largest banks; Alpha Bank, Piraeus Bank, NBG and Eurobank, on the restructuring of several major domestic companies. The firm is also acting for the Bank of Cyprus on the carve-out of its Greek operations and the transfer of Greek assets out of the Cyprus Popular Bank, which is in liquidation. Stathis Potamitis and George Bersis enjoy strong reputations.

Leading individuals

Stathis Potamitis - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

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Shipping finance
Shipping finance - ranked: tier 3

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

PotamitisVekris Law Firm β€˜always delivers’ and its lawyers are β€˜business partners that we can absolutely trust’. Vicky Psaltis leads the β€˜value-for-money’ team, which is praised for its β€˜deep industry knowledge’. Clients include Kassian Maritime, Eurobulk and Omicron Ship Management.

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Shipping litigation
Shipping litigation - ranked: tier 2

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Disputes partner Konstantinos Papadiamantis at PotamitisVekris Law Firm has a good track record. Clients include Eurobulk, Minerva Marine and Chemnav Shipmanagement.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

PotamitisVekris Law Firm advised WIND Hellas on its joint venture with Vodafone to acquire Forthnet Telecommunications. The firm also has a strong track record advising on data protection issues. Xenophon Paparrigopoulos is highly recommended for his expertise in the pharmaceuticals sector.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

PotamitisVekris Law Firm’s department head Aspasia Malliou β€˜has a very good knowledge of the Greek tax legislative framework’. Major clients include Citibank, British Airways, Hellenic Grains and Bank of Cyprus.

Leading individuals

Aspasia Malliou - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

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

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

At PotamitisVekris Law Firm, practice head Konstantinos Papadiamantis has more than 20 years’ experience representing clients in white-collar crime cases. Areas of expertise include anti-money laundering, breach of trust, anti-competitive practices, tax offences and criminal law related to regulated activities. Major clients include Citibank and Procter & Gamble. The firm recently defended Kostas Louropoulos, the former president of OPAP and the Hellenic Communication and Post Commission, against accusations of breach of trust and duty.

Leading individuals

Konstantinos Papadiamantis - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

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