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Stathis Potamitis

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PotamitisVekris Law Firm


Managing Partner specialising in banking, finance and capital markets, corporate law, M&A, and insolvency and restructuring. Stathis is a dedicated expert in the field of arbitration and regularly pursues and defends claims on behalf of his clients before international arbitration hearings. He is regularly invited to speak on his topics of specialisation.


Partner at PotamitisVekris (1994-present); general counsel at Egnatia Bank (1991-94); associate, Paul Weis Rifkind Wharton & Garrison (1986-91).


Greek, English and French.


Athens Bar (2000); Thessaloniki Bar (1992); New York (1987); International Fellow, INSOL; Member, International Insolvency Institute.


University of Toronto, MA (1991); University of Toronto, LLB (1986); Eleve Titulaire, College de France (1982-83); University of Toronto, BA (1979).


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Stathis Potamitis - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

PotamitisVekris Law Firm¬†provides 'very practical and creative advice on timely issues' and is 'always there when clients' need them, usually under very tight time-frames'. 'Go-to lawyer'¬†George Bersis¬†heads a practice that also includes the firm's¬†managing partner¬†Stathis Potamitis¬†and¬†Euripides Ioannou. Recently, the team advised a syndicate of six banks, including the four Greek systemic banks, on the Alumil Group's ‚ā¨150m debt restructuring. The firm is active in the non-performing loan space and advised Alpha Bank on ‚ā¨3.7bn sale of a portfolio of unsecured retail NPLs.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Stathis Potamitis - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

PotamitisVekris Law Firm has a first-class corporate practice with an excellent track record for advising on the country's largest transactions. Recent highlights include advising the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on the two-decade extension of the concession for the Athens International Airport. The firm also advised Piraeus Bank on the sale of Olympic, which owns the licences for car hire brands Avis and Budget in Greece. Other key clients include AstraZeneca, WIND Hellas, Paulson & Co and Procter & Gamble. George Bersis and Stathis Potamitis lead the team, which includes Alexandros Kortesis, Vicky Psaltis and Euripides Ioannou.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

PotamitisVekris Law Firm's team of lawyers 'has all the qualities that make them top: excellent knowledge, experience and speed, and very cost effective'. The 'always polite, responsive and to-the-point' group head Dimitris Loukas is 'the competition heavyweight in Greece' and a 'recognised expert in EU competition law' who 'offers amazing value to clients'. The firm recently advised WIND on competition issues linked to its joint bid with Vodafone to acquire Forthnet. The firm also helped Notos Com Holdings overturn an Hellenic Competition Commission fine in the Court of Appeals. Stathis Potamitis and Xenophon Paparrigopoulos are also highly rated.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Stathis Potamitis - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

PotamitisVekris Law Firm is one of the leading restructuring and insolvency advisers in the market. Recently, the firm advised all four Greek systemic banks as lenders on the restructuring and pre-pack sale of oil storage and wholesale business Mamidoil Jetoil. The team is also advising the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund on impediments to the legal framework for the operation of NPL market. Other clients include PwC, Bank of Cyprus, EBRD and DIAS Aquaculture. Stathis Potamitis and George Bersis are key lawyers in the practice.

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