Commercial, corporate and M&A in Greece

Bernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law enjoys a market leading reputation for corporate advisory matters, privatisations, commercial agreements, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, risk compliance and advice on day-to-day business activities. Lambros Belessis and Nikos Papachristopoulos jointly head the practice with a proven track record in sectors such as finance, automobile, technology, professional services, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and retail. It has also recently acted for an increasing number of private healthcare and private equity fund clients. Papachristopoulos is a go-to name for equity and debt offerings, takeover bids and corporate reorganisations while Panayotis Bernitsas is highly experienced in transaction, litigation and advisory work. Associate Evi Kitsou is another name to note with expertise in regulatory compliance. The insurance industry is yet another sector where the team is active; it recently advised AIG on the establishment of a branch in Greece and also in the Greek law elements of its Brexit-induced global restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Lambros Belessis; Nikos Papachristopoulos

Testimonials

‘The practice has extensive experience and deep knowledge in corporate and legal matters. They appreciate their customers and always find ways to support and give feedback, even at very short notice. They are providing valuable and reliable legal advice and are always there when we need them’.

‘Lambros Belessis is very experienced on corporate law matters, absolutely reliable, gives valuable legal advice, and is open minded. In short, I have confidence in his advice.  Evi Kitsou is reliable and fast, has great experience in commercial matters, has a positive personality, and is very dedicated.’

‘Fast and efficient response and clear presentation of available options, leveraging the firm’s substantial experience in the field of M&A.’

‘We work with Yannis Seiradakis and, in a supporting role, with Anastasia Kaiara.  They are always available and they address our concerns efficiently, effectively and with a friendly attitude.’

Key clients

Amerra Capital Management LLC

AIG Group of Companies

Apivita SA

BMW Hellas

CYTA Cyprus

CVC

DECA Investments AIFM

Diesel Hellas Sa

ELLAKTOR SA

Etraveli

Eurobank Ergasias

First Data

Fresenius Kabi Hellas SA

ForthCRS

Glaxo Smith Kline

Hellenic Healthcare Sàrl

The Hellenic Republic

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

iHeartMedia, Inc.

Intel Microprocessors Greece

Investment Bank of Greece SA

Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI)

Liknoss SA

Lundbeck Hellas SA

Mubadala Industry Holding Company PSJC

National Bank of Greece

PUMA AG / PUMA SA

Solvay Chimika SA

UPS of Greece

Värde Partners

Work highlights

  • Advising Amerra Capital Management LLC and Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, being the controlling shareholders of Andromeda Group, in the latter’s acquisition of majority stakes in Nireus SA and Selonda SA, two major Greek fish farming companies with vast international activities, from the four Greek systemic banks.
  • Advised RCS Europe Sarl, a company owned by the leading global media entertainment group iHeartMedia, Inc, in their acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Radiojar Information Technology SA, a cloud-based audio platform in which European Investment Fund and Piraeus Bank participate via the Jeremie Program to support Greece-based entrepreneurs.
  • Advised First Data, a global leader in commerce enabling technology and solutions, in the implementation of the local leg of the sale of their card processing businesses in Central and South Eastern Europe for €387m from SIA, a European high-tech leader in payment infrastructure and services.

Dryllerakis & Associates

At Dryllerakis & Associates, industry specialisation spans the oil, food, cosmetics and leisure industries with lawyers providing reputable expertise in M&A projects, due diligence procedures, shareholder disputes, joint ventures and shareholder agreement structuring. A further key component of the practice is corporate advice work including corporate secretariat, corporate governance rules and applicable legislation advice. Highly-rated practice head Emmanuel Dryllerakis is a specialist of the legal framework in areas such as tax, competition, corporate and privatisation; he recently advised Stoiximan Services on the sale to OPAP Group of a 51% stake in its Greek and Cypriot operations. Aliki Damilakis is reccommended for her advice on corporate arrangements and governing legislation.

Practice head(s):

Emmanuel Dryllerakis;

Testimonials

‘Managed very well with several stakeholders of the client at the same time in terms of communication; availability on short notice; handled local jurisdiction procedural challenges successfully; performed legal research and actions on a timely and correct way.’

‘Cleomenis Yannikas (coordination), Stella Yannika (legal advice) (partners) along with the associates’ team have been flexible, available and performing very well all agreed/required legal advice/actions/steps in the local jurisdiction, including meetings with business stakeholders and contacting third parties. Partners have an established good local network.’

‘Fast and reliable service, tailored solutions, high quality of all services,’

‘Very efficient and reliable, high standard of knowledge.’

‘I have found this practice to be one of the best in its area of expertise both regarding the level of knowledge that is required in order to tackle the issues put before it as well as regarding more organizational issues.’

‘The individuals that I have worked with are well educated with great working knowledge and do their best to meet the client’s needs and expectations.’

‘They stand out for the deep knowledge of the issues  they are dealing with.  It is a team that researchers issues thoroughly and has vast experience.’

‘Excellent legal team with deep knowledge and understanding of corporate legal affairs.’

‘Yannis Dryllerakis: unique scientific background & practice in almost all aspects of law. Emmanuel Dryllerakis: excellent scientific background and deep practice knowledge. Cleomenis Yannikas: excellent scientific background and deep practice knowledge. Vasilis Konstantinidis: excellent scientific background and deep practice knowledge in labour law: Georgia Danatsopoulou: very good  scientific background and deep practice knowledge.’

‘Specialist knowledge divided among the different partners/associates. Very good contact from the beginning’.

‘Every time very calm in all situations, very professional in the collaboration Focus on the important facts’.

Key clients

LIBRA Group

Dimera Group

BEIERSDORF HELLAS S.A.

TESA Tape S.A.

PRAKTIKER HELLAS S.A.

ZEUS INTERNATIONAL CITY SEASONS HOTEL S.A.

DIAGEO HELLAS S.A.

SUNLIGHT SYSTEMS S.A.

HENKEL HELLAS S.A.

BARILLA HELLAS S.A.

SICK A.G.

Work highlights

  • Advising Dimera Group the client with regard to the legal due diligence and potential acquisition of a major hotel group in Northern Greece.
  • Advising SoftOne Technologies in the tender process organized by 5 Greek banks for the sale of 93% of Unisoft Hellas SA.
  • Advising Aegean Airlines during a public offer of a €200m bond loan.

Karatzas & Partners

Karatzas & Partners provides a distinct focus in transactional work and is particularly acclaimed for for its handling of complex M&A instructions. It recently acted for Alpla Pharmaholding on the acquisition of Argo, a pharmaceutical packing solutions company, and its Romanian subsidiary, Ago Rom Plastics. Catherine Karatzas heads the practice, providing extensive expertise in acting for domestic and international market leaders, and is highly recommended alongside Alexandros Metallinos who represented Eurobank-Ergasias in relation to its merger with Grivalia. Recently promoted partner Alexandra Kondyli is an active member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Catherine Karatzas;

Key clients

BC Partners

WIND Hellas

Lamda Development

Puig Group

Home Holding

ElvalHalcor

Centerbridge

Eurobank-Ergasias S.A.

NBG Pangaea REIC

Paneuropean Oil and Industrial Holdings S.A. (POIH)

Elliniki Technodomiki Anemos S.A.

Alpla Pharmaholding GmbH – Argo S.A.

BC Partners

MS Pharma Ventures Holdings WLL

Papoutsanis S.A.

Genepharm S.A.

Work highlights

  • Acted for ElvalHalcor as Greek counsel during its acquisition of 50% of the Dutch company NedZink B.V. through a share capital increase agreed with Belgian shareholder Koramic Holding.
  • Acting as external legal counsel to ELLINIKI TECHNODOMIKI ANEMOS S.A. (the Company) a Greek societe anonyme controlled by ELLAKTOR S.A. in the merger by absorption of the former by the latter.
  • Acted as external legal advisers of POIH in the context of a public, international, competitive tender process for the joint sale by POIH and the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (the HRADF) of a total of circa 50,1% of the voting share capital of “HELLENIC PETROLEUM SOCIETE ANONYME”.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Active in industries such as energy, infrastructure, food and beverage, transport, pharma and TMT, Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm demonstrates market leading prowess in private equity placement, joint venture and public and private M&A deals. Claire Pavlou is a standout name and tailors her practice towards M&A due diligence of targeted entities. She recently acted as Greek legal advisor to BASF, a German chemical company, in relation to its acquisition of wholly owned local subsidiary BASF Hellas. The client roster encompasses banking and financial institutions, state-owned and public utility companies, private and state equity funds, pension funds and family offices. Senior Associate Katerina Tzamalouka  works closely alongside Pavlou.

Practice head(s):

Claire Pavlou; Gus Papamichalopoulos; Theodore Rakintzis; Elisabeth Eleftheriades; Konstantinos Vouterakos; Evi Dimitropoulou

Key clients

BASF SE

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company

Cantel Medical Corp.

WELLA HELLAS MEPE

COTY HELLAS SA

ICBCIL Aviation Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted as Greek legal advisor to Cantel Medical Corp in its acquisition of Omnia Group, as far as Omnia’s subsidiary in Greece, CAMARK SA was concerned.
  • Acting as Greek legal advisor to Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company in the sale of UPSA consumer health business to Taisho, for a purchase price of approximately $1.6bn.
  • Advice on the restructuring of business operation of COTY Group in Greece through a share ownership restructuring and subsequent merger by way of absorption of COTY HELLAS by WELLA HELLAS.

Papapolitis & Papapolitis

Lawyers at Papapolitis & Papapolitis  assist clients with legal structuring, due diligence,  negotiation and the implementation of mergers, acquisitions, demergers, restructurings, tender offers, leveraged buyouts and privatisations. The team is closely integrated with the firm’s London office and is headed by Evi Tsilou and Nicholas Papapolitis, who regularly represents credit institutions, funds, investors, financial advisors and corporations. In a recent highlight, he acted for Invel Real Estate Partners on its €390m acquisition of a 32.7% state in NBG Pangaea from the National Bank of Greece. Senior associate Elmina Chadio assisted on the matter and is developing a reputation for in due diligence reviews.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Papapolitis; Evi Tsilou

Key clients

Fortress Investment Group

CP Holdings

Invel Real Estate Partners

London & Regional Properties

Soho House

Olayan Group

York Capital  Management

Brooklane Capital

Alpha Bank A.E.

Piraeus Bank

Philips Hellas

Intracom Holdings

Ticketmaster Hellas

Lamda Development

Work highlights

  • Represented CP Eltrak Ltd in its €50m acquisition of ELTRAK S.A.
  • Represented Soho House in its acquisition of Scorpios Beach Club and San Giorgio Hotel on the island of Mykonos.
  • Represented Olayan Group in its investment in Athens Hilton Hotel.

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

At PotamitisVekris Law Firm, sector expertise encompasses the banking, hotel and leisure, energy, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, food and beverage, telecommunications and aquaculture industries. The team enjoys a market leading reputation for M&A work, regularly advising multinationals on the local implementation of global transactions, and complements its offering via the firm’s capital markets and insolvency practices. Practice head Stathis Potamitis recently advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on the high-profile sale of its majority stake in the Public Gas Corporation. His team includes George Bersis whose expertise spans mergers, spin-offs, acquisitions and tender offers. Vassilis Stergiou is recommended and focuses in particular on transactions arising from the restructuring of viable enterprises.

Practice head(s):

George Bersis

Testimonials

‘The team is dedicated, easy to work with and knowledgeable.  Most importantly though, they are transaction/result-oriented and they offer solutions rather than just identifying problems’.

‘Business-oriented team focusing on giving solutions. Very good response time.’

‘Alexandros Kortesis has an in-depth knowledge of the matters he is managing. He can provide timely and business-oriented legal advice and focuses on facilitating business decisions. He is a valuable partner for in-house legal counsel.’

‘High-quality service, solid legal background, always available’.

‘Very high-quality service. Knowledgeable professionals who combine legal expertise with a business sense. We work closely with Stathis Potamitis and Vasilis Stergiou’.

‘The company is characterised by ingenuity in problem solving and schedule compliance. All team members are willing to help with all the difficulties that suddenly arise. Team’s dedication to the project and continuous communication with us makes PV stand out from other firms.’

‘I have worked with Theologos Mintzas on two different projects and with Eleni Karaboiki in one of them. Both of them are punctual and especially Theologos have often inventive ideas and proposals when difficulties have to be overcome. Theologos and Eleni are always available and they always have fresh ideas to propose. They are also very devoted to projects.’

‘Excellent knowledge, fast and friendly service, commercial mentality. The firm covers all fields so it is a one-stop shop.’

‘Polite, precise, fast and friendly’.

‘PotamitisVekris continues to represent us in a complex, multi-layered, sensitive matter, and in doing so has shown both a deep appreciation of the legal complexities (having the capability in all relevant areas of practice for this matter) and very strategic and practical business sense.  This has been especially beneficial for us as a client, and has also made the overall client-lawyer relationship very very constructive.  The firm principal is a leading member of the Bar and the associated network has helped contribute to our very high satisfaction as a client. ‘

‘We work very closely with the principal of the firm, Stathis Potamitis.  He really is an outstanding lawyer and has a very sophisticated sense of the client’s ultimate goals and how to get there.  He has an international background – having studied in Canada and practiced in New York – and we have benefited a lot from this breadth of experience.’

Key clients

Damma Holding Bank of Cyprus

Terna Energy

AstraZeneca S.A

DIORASIS

DIORAMA

WIND Hellas

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Paulson & Co

Fairfax Financial Holdings

Thrace Plastics

CSL Behring MEPE

Medtronic Hellas S.A.

Baker Tilly Greece

Newrest

Procter and Gamble

Angelini

Pernod Ricard

ALCON Laboratories

Bank of Cyprus

Mediprime S.A.

Apivita

Alpha Bank

Piraeus Bank

Eurobank

National Bank of Greece

Kleeman

Sarantis

PQH S.A.

Sony

Grivalia

Ikos

Oaktree Capital Management

Motor Oil Hellas

Biomecann SA

Likithos SA

HIP (Blackstone fund)

China Energy Group

Ferrovial S.A.

Bitsakos Aquaculture

Blackstone/HIP

Biomecann SA

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Work highlights

  • Advised the HRADF on the sale of its majority stake in the Public Gas Corporation which also involved the sale of a 359 stake by Hellenic Petroleum.
  • Advising Biomecann SA, a company operating in the pharmaceutical cannabis sector, with regard to Greek corporate law and regulatory mattersfor the company’s listing in the AIM and the attraction of co-investment funds
  • Advised Motor Oil Hellas in its due diligence and successful bid to acquire Investment Bank of Greece, CPB AEDAK and Laiki Factors & Forfeiters, which was successfully completed in July 2019.

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm holds expertise on the full spectrum of corporate affairs including general advice, company formation, commercial contracts, joint ventures, M&A, insurance and corporate governance. Headed by Alexandros Kosmopoulos , the team represents both domestic and international corporates from industries such as the financial, retail, electricity, e-commerce, aviation and energy sectors. A plethora of high-stake cross-border matters form the recent caseload, as do a number of domestic affairs such as the group’s ongoing advice to Lamda Development in relation to the Hellinikon Project.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Kosmopoulos

Testimonials

‘Alexiou Kosmopoulos Law Firm has an extremely strong banking and corporate practice led by the exceptional Alexandros Kosmopoulos. They are truly international in their outlook and provide superb – and highly responsive – advice’.

‘Alexandros Kosmopoulos and George Zohios are stand-out practitioners in this practice. The level of expertise that they bring and their ability to assist international clients in navigating the particularities of the Greek market is truly unique.’

‘Business oriented, fast and efficient’.

‘Accessibility, quick responses, and problem solving (George Zohios, Alexandros Kosmopoulos)’.

‘Their commitment to the cases of our company like they are in-house personnel and not external consultants’.

‘Helen Alexiou has deep knowledge combined with an unbelievable work ethic. Alexandros Kosmopoulos has outstanding problem solving skills’.

‘The team stands out for its combination of great in-depth knowledge and the ability to connect to clients.’

‘George Zohios has been appreciated for providing excellent, on the spot, informed advice at every stage.’

Key clients

HRADF

LAMDA DEVELOPMENT S.A.

MARGUERITE FUND

ATHENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

LANDIS + GYR S.A.

WIZZ AIR

NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE S.A.

CONVERT GROUP

PILLARSTONE

Work highlights

  • The firm advises Convert, a leading e-business & ecommerce consulting firm, on all aspects of the relationship between the founding shareholders and new investors.
  • The firm has been advising Mytilineos Group with regard to the updating of the Articles of Incorporation of all companies belonging to the Group.
  • The Firm advised LDC as to matters of Greek law with regard to the sale of Neilson Active Holidays by Risk Capital Partners to LDC.

Fortsakis, Diakopoulos, Mylonogiannis & Associates Law Firm

Dimitris Diakopoulos heads the practice at Fortsakis, Diakopoulos, Mylonogiannis & Associates Law Firm, delivering expertise on M&A, privatisations, investment projects and complex, cross-border transactions. His sector expertise encompasses aerospace, high-tech, energy, telecommunications and transport with names such as Mytilineos Holdings, Nestle Hellas and the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund forming the client roster. In a notable instruction, advice was provided to Hong Kong-based COSCO Shipping on its acquisition of a majority stake in the Piraeus Port Authority.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Diakopoulos

Testimonials

The overall level of service rendered by FDMA is outstanding. Its legal team is well-equipped with the necessary legal knowledge. The legal and factual analysis provided by FDMA resulted in desired legal outcomes. The team never failed to provide accurate assessment on the degree of legal risk in a given situation in a timely manner and have always been able to demonstrate sound judgment in planning and managing the matters for the company. Therefore, we consider that the service received from FDMA is good value for money.’

‘The Company highly recommends Dimitris Diakopoulous. He demonstrates outstanding professionalism. He realistically anticipates the possible problems and unexpected events and provides innovative solutions for consideration by the Company. He manages to keep the company abreast of the status of the matters regularly in a proactive manner. Despite the time difference between Greece and Hong Kong, he responds promptly to the company’s requests at all times.’

‘Led by the highly respected partner Dimitris Diakopoulos, the FDMA Commercial, corporate and M&A Team is recognized throughout the Greek business community as well as in the Greek financial industry, as a strong, efficient and very effective practice.’

‘The leader of the FDMA Team, Dimitris Diakopoulos is a recognised expert in the fields of Greek corporate, commercial and M&A law. Dimitris possesses a strong legal mind combined with excellent skills in drafting and negotiating complex contracts. Partner George Mylonogiannis and Counsel Grigoris Livieratos are also leading practitioners in the field of Greek business law and are recognised for their efficiency and the high quality of their legal work.’

Key clients

COSCO Shipping (Hong King) Co., Limited

Danone

Olympic Broadcasting Services S.L.

Nestlé Hellas

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Qualco SA

Venergia Group of Companies

Hellenic Steel Company S.A. (Helliniki Halyvourgia S.A.)

Mytilineos Holdings SA, Acciona Concesiones SL and Intertoll Infrastructure Developments B.V.

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal counsel to Danone on all matters pertinent to the client’s Greek subsidiary, including contracts drafting.
  • Advising Olympic Broadcasting Services on a significant number of contracts with suppliers of equipment and services and for the construction of facilities for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympics Games.
  • Advising Nestlé Hellas on contractual arrangements, including factoring and reverse forfeiting contracts.

KLC Law Firm

KLC Law Firm's practice is jointly headed by Kostas Loukopoulos and Peggi Zacharopoulou. Loukopoulos is well-versed in acquisitions, joint ventures, general cooperation agreements, mergers and privatisations with expert knowledge of the cement, construction, energy and banking sectors. As for Zacharopoulou, the core strengths of her practice include business transactions, litigation and dispute resolution procedures. Among the recent workload is an instruction from the Hellenic Republic Development Fund on the proposed sale of its stake in Hellenic Petroleum.

Practice head(s):

Kostas Loukopoulos; Peggy Zacharopoulou

Testimonials

‘The team is always available and prepared to provide the optimal legal advice.’

‘Experienced individuals who understand quickly the customer’s needs.’

Key clients

hradf

Lion Rental S.A.

Papatheocharis Group Of Companies

Allergan Group

Loux Marlafekas S.A.

Borealis Group Of Companies

Pieralisi Group Of Companies

Bofrost* Italia Spa  – Bofrost* Hellas Sa

Médecins Sans Frontières Greece

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal advisor of Lion Rental S.A. with regard to a potential equity participation of a strategic investor being selected via a private bidding process.
  • Sale of a majority stake in a company holding a concession of a prestigious coastal plot in Attika where a 5-star hotel is planned to be built.
  • Providing legal services to Allergan Group with regard to its Greek subsidiary day-to-day commercial and corporate matters.

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm possesses expertise in day-to-day corporate advice, high-end commercial transactions, company operations and commercial agreements. It is particularly highly rated when it comes to assisting on the foundation of companies or branches.

Lambadarios Law Firm

Lambadarios Law Firm is active on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial advice, the formation of joint ventures and corporate restructuring and reorganisation. Department co-head Constantinos Lambadarios is particularly recommended and covers the full range of corporate transactions such as privatisations, share and asset purchases, restructurings and mergers. The team has also recently been active on the acquisition of Greek companies by foreign funds and the purchase of NPL portfolios tendered by the Greek Systemic Banks. Sector knowledge is extremely broad and includes the gas, telecoms, banking, energy, mining, oil and has, renewable and real estate sectors.

Practice head(s):

Constantinos Lambadarios; Prokopis Dimitriadis; Yannis Kourniotis; Melina Katsimi

Testimonials

‘The team is very responding in all queries and willing to provide help and advice when requested. Advice and recommendation received is solid and leads to the correct decisions without generic legalistic terms that do not offer any confidence to the receiving parties.’

‘Knowledgeable, professional, punctual, respondent, manage time efficienctly, attention to detail, easy and fun to work with.’

Key clients

Switz Group

Hines

Grivalia SA

DEPA (Public Gas Corporation)

Davidson Kempner

LoneStar

Glencore and Carlisle

Around Town

Mohegan Sun

Camelot

El Sewedy

Alpha Bank

Trilantic Private Equity

Pasha

Camelot Group of companies

Work highlights

  • Advising a major gaming and entertainment company in its participation to the public tender for the concession of a Casino License and the development of the Hellinikon Integrated Resort Casino for over €1bn.
  • Advising a major Egyptian energy company in its €55m acquisition of 4 SPVs currently operating Wind Farms in Greece.
  • Advising Switz Group on the €10m acquisition of a company manufacturing traditional Cretan bakery listed on the Athens Stock Exchange.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright represents local and international companies from both the private and public sectors on a range of work which includes M&A, capital markets, financial services, private equity and takeover offers. Practice head Elena Tsohou possesses intimate knowledge of the energy and utilities, real estate and infrastructure sectors with her team also representing a number of financial institutions, insurance, shipping companies and the Hellenic Republic. The department is closely integrated with the firm’s international offices in Europe, the US, Canada, Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia and elsewhere.

Practice head(s):

Elena Tsohou

Testimonials

‘A highly experienced team.’

 

Key clients

Hyperion Insurance Group

Kavouri S.A.

Elpedison S.A.

Hellenic Republic (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment and Energy)

juwi Group

Modus Energy

NKT Cables

Public Power Corporation

Shell

Work highlights

  • Assisting Hyperion Insurance Group on the legal due diligence of two Greek companies, Matrix Insurance and Re-Insurance Brokers S.A. and Piraeus Insurance and Re-Insurance Brokerage S.A, in the context of the debt financing provided by Hyperion to Matrix Insurance and Re-Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • Advised Shell on the divestment of its participation (49%) in EPA Attikis S.A., the main gas supply company (retailer) in the Athens metropolitan area, and in EDA Attikis S.A. (49%), the exclusive operator of the gas distribution network (DSO) installed and operating in the Athens metropolitan area.
  • Advising juwi Group entities juwi AG and juwi Hellas S.A. on all legal issues in relation to a bidding process for the sale of a 204 MWp solar PV project which juwi is developing in North-western Greece, as well as in relation to the EPC and O&M contracting of this project, following its sale, from juwi.

Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm

At Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm, Evangelos Lakatzis is expert in M&A deals and cross-border transactions, predominantly acting for a client roster of venture capital firms, private equity firms and strategic or private investors. He also well regarded for his support on the full range of corporate, civil and commercial law. He jointly heads the practice with Thenia Panagopoulou, a specialist in business acquisitions, group reorganisations, group ventures and strategic alliances. Sector strength is spread across the financial, agribusiness, health, hospitality and media sectors, among others. Senior associate Eleni Likou is highly rated by clients who note her 'knowledgeable and pro-active' service.

Practice head(s):

Evangelos Lakatzis; Thenia Panagopoulou;

Testimonials

‘What makes the firm stand out is the combination of legal and business sense of their service. As an entrepreneur it is important to have someone who understands the business side of the equation and helps you get to the result you wish to attain.’

‘You feel that they understand the whole picture.’

‘Vaggelis Lakatzis and Eleni Lykou at SAPLegal are an efficient, well-oiled machine that acts for clients in a big law fashion, despite belonging to a boutique firm. As clients, we have developed a close relationship with the SAPLegal team, who advise us on the legal aspects of strategic future moves (such as regulation, stock listing and M&A). SAPLegal will be our first port of call when faced with legal uncertainty either in the normal course of business or when planning something new.’

‘Evangelos and Eleni are both knowledgeable, pro-active, with the right mix of intensity and attentiveness, and have developed meaningful advisory relationships with people at all levels within our organisation. It is rare to see legal professionals who manage to combine interpersonal and legal skills, who think outside the box and who keep their focus on the business interests rather than just what the law says. With respect to their competitors, Evangelos and Eleni simply stand out; the quality of their services easily compares to that of big London or New York firms.’

‘Throughout our collaboration, A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm have always been professional, responsive and have offered valuable advice tailored to each case. Their team is comprised of specialised attorneys in various fields and partners who are the active on the front line –  lawyers of every single case. They also offer value for money services.’

‘I would single out Evangelos Lakatzis, with whom I have worked in most cases. He combines in-depth knowledge of the legal framework and business environment with a clear and organized way of thinking which makes him perceptive of the issues to be addressed and the way to address them.’

‘Lakatzis has excellent negotiation and communication skills, allowing him to play a leading role in both commercial and legal negotiations and reach the client’s target in the most efficient way. He does not hesitate to disagree with with his client when he believes that serves the client’s interest best.’

‘All in all, I feel secure with the cases he handles and I consider him one of my closest advisors.’

Key clients

AMERRA Capital Management LLC

Tsakos Group of Companies

Alpha Media Group Ltd

Alexander S. Onassis Foundation

Hellenic Development Bank of Investments

Hellenic Fund for Entrepreneurship and Development

Gaslog Ltd.

Calamos Group

CNL Capital

Global Finance

Elikonos 2 S.C.A. SICAR

Work highlights

  • Represented AMERRA/Mubadala in a €380m M&A deal, one of the most important transactions in the Greek market, as it involves the integration of the three dominant companies in the aquaculture sector.
  • Advising the Hellenic Development Bank of Investments (TANEO S.A.) in relation to its participation as an institutional investor to Venture Capital Funds.
  • Represented Alpha Media Group in relation to the sale of 50% of Alpha Satellite Television S.A. that operates the dominant public TV station in Greece, by Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries S.A.

Sarantitis

Clients of Sarantitis are derived from industries such as military, defence, media and telecoms and rely on the team’s input for all aspects of their operations in Greece. Corporate transactions are a core strength, as are restructurings in the context of management reorganisations, conversions to equity schemes and sophisticated debt purchases. Practice head Dorotheos Samoladas recently acted for Atlas Holdings in its negotiations as a potential investor in ALUMIL, parent company of the Alumil Group, one of the largest global aluminium products manufacturers. Senior associate Antonis Katsigiannis is an up-and-coming name for M&As.

Practice head(s):

Dorotheos Samoladas

Testimonials

‘Sarantitis has continuously provided exceptional legal advice for our Greek companies and the Board of Directors for years. They provide professional  and informative responses to inquiries through email and via phone in time sensitive matters.’

‘I work mainly with Dolly Kostara, who goes above and beyond to answer questions and references appropriate Greek law so that our company may make the most informed decisions.  Dolly makes her clients feel as if they are her only client and takes the time to ensure all aspects of questions are answered.’

‘Sarantitis Law firm is a firm which has actively been involved in both domestic and international transactions of M&A, commercial and corporate, with profound expertise.’

‘Dorotheos Samoladas is one of the leading partners in the Commercial, corporate and M&A department supported by the valuable contribution of George Dedes, senior associate and Angeliki Agrimakis junior associate , providing top quality services, value for money, and are actively involved in day-to-day support, negotiations and demanding closings.’

‘The firm has apart from its sound legal background, an entrepreneurial approach.’

‘The people understand the business aspect of the cases we worked together.’

‘Issues are handled with care by specialists. The overall organization and structure provides speed and high-value services at a minimum cost.’

‘From associates to partners, all have treated matters with dedication and high professionalism. Partner D. Samoladas is highly experienced with an ability to quickly assess any legal/corporate issue and provide valuable insight and guidance. L. Panagopoulos is able to assess the risk on a wide range of issues and uses his long term relationship with our company and to adjust his thinking to view matters from multiple angles.’

‘High level of legal service from the partners that I worked with. In my experience the firm recommends only the legal services that are really necessary every time an issue arises.’

‘Alexandros Metaxas: the leader of the team, gets to the point of every issue and identifies the correct and necessary actions to be taken, helping me/us to focus on the important things. High quality of legal documents for court use. Terina Raptis: Highly qualified and knowledgeable. Great delivery of whatever is promised once we have agreed in a course of action.’

Key clients

UTC – Pratt & Whitney Division

Virtus International Partners LP & Group of Investors advised by Virtus

PCCW Global S.A.

Maillis Group

HIG European Capital Partners SAS

Atlas Holdings

Powerbrook SA (major shareholder of Club Hotel Loutraki SA) and Club Hotel Loutraki SA (majority owner of Casino Loutraki JV)

EDL Hellas Ltd.

Yama Hellas S.A.

Neptune Dry Holding Company

Work highlights

  • Provision of legal services for the sale of Powerbrook’s stake in CHL SA, which controls both Casino Loutraki and Casino Belgrade, after the restructuring of the Casino Loutraki business, through among others, a pre-pack deal procedure with major creditors in 2017.
  • Advised HIG on the acquisition of two major Greek firms in the fish industry.
  • Acted as legal counsels and coordinators for PCCW Global on the incorporation of the 100% Greek subsidiary, under the corporate name PCCW Global (Hellas) Telecommunications Services S.A.,

Tsibanoulis & Partners

Tsibanoulis & Partners’ workload is spread across corporate governance, compliance and take-over bid issues. Under the leadership of Dimitris Tsibanoulis, the team also advises on the full range of contracts and agreements required for the acquisition, disposal, restructuring and transfer of assets and corporate entities. Representation was recently provided to TUI Hellas on the corporate and competition law issues arising from its acquisition of hotel companies. Further key strengths include strategic partnerships, investments, joint ventures, care-outs, spin-offs and debt finance. Recommended associate Efi Palaiologou is 'highly professional in her approach'.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Tsibanoulis

Testimonials

‘In-depth understanding of our business needs, industry expertise and the high quality of legal services. Their support has been substantial and continuous even in the most complex issues. In addition, their international mindset has been a major strength, especially in relation to international corporate clients and issues presenting multi-jurisdictional implications.’

‘Dr. Dimitris Tsibanoulis is one of the leading Greek specialists in banking and financial law. His reputation is founded on his unique expertise in the application of the national, European and trans-national regulatory frameworks. He is highly knowledgeable and can efficiently work out multiple creative and business-oriented solutions. He has always demonstrated devotion to problem solving, work ethics and excellent communication skills.’

‘Dr. Tsibanoulis has a one-of-a-kind knowledge and significant expertise in the fields of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Investments, Corporate/ M&A and Insurance.’

‘Sofia Kizantidi is responsive to the client’s needs and she works efficiently. Her areas of expertise are Insurance, Company and Commercial, Capital Markets, and Litigation.’

‘Efi Palaiologou is highly professional in her approach to working with us and has always demonstrated a positive attitude and team spirit. Her commitment to providing high-quality legal services and her responsiveness have proved valuable assets in the course of our cooperation.’

‘Tsibanoulis & Partners Law Firm offers a significantly high level of service in terms of response time, business acumen/industry knowledge, appropriateness of advice, strength-in-depth of team and value for money. The partners and associates are able to support every client’s business needs successfully and provide high quality, innovative legal solutions in the increasingly complex area of legislation and practice.’

‘Dimitris Tsibanoulis, Nikolaos Simantiras and Efi Palaiologou are excellent legal advisors with numerous strengths and qualities such as correct judgement, analytical skills, creativity, perseverance and commitment.’

Key clients

Sichuan Communications Investment Group Co. Ltd

Pancretan Cooperative Bank

Aegean Baltic Bank

Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations (HCAP)

Hellenic Gaming Commission

Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator, (DESFA) S.A.

TUI

ZuluTrade Group

Epirus Cooperative Bank

D.I. FIDAS S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Sichuan Communications Investment Group Co., Ltd, a major Chinese infrastructure state owned conglomerate, on its participation as investor in the tender process of privatisation of Egnatia Motorway.
  • Provision of legal services to Aegean Baltic Bank in relation to corporate and corporate governance issues.
  • Took on the drafting of the bill on the new regulatory framework for the casinos in Greece, at the behest of the Ministry of Development and the Hellenic Gaming Commission.

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Zepos & Yannopoulos specialises in corporate M&A, deals and transactions, compliance and advisory matters. Its client base is skewed towards representing multinational entities with names such as Amazon, Turkish Airlines and L’Oreal and Thomas Cook forming the roster. Athina Skolarikou and Stefanos Charaktiniotis jointly head the practice which recently gained two new partners through the promotions of Elena Papachristou and Kely Pesketzi. A recent highlight saw the team represent Viking Life Saving Equipment in its €43m acquisition of the Greek arm of Norsafe.

Practice head(s):

Athina Skolarikou; Stefanos Charaktiniotis

Testimonials

‘The team is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and collaborative, and understands the client’s real needs.’

‘I am usually engaged with the Data Protection sector of the firm and particularly Mary Deligianni who is a great professional not only in terms of knowledge on the topic but also in terms of supporting requests even in extreme situations. I also have had a great experience working together with Athina Skolarikou who is a great lawyer.’

‘We have a long-standing seamless collaboration with Zepos & Yannopoulos law firm. The firm’s multidisciplinary team has in-depth knowledge in all relevant fields of business law and has been assisting us on a wide spectrum of corporate/commercial and compliance work of day-to-day nature. Zepos & Yannopoulos is strongly recommended as a law firm for its team’s business-oriented approach and novel legal thinking, combined with its responsiveness and accessibility, whenever needed.’

‘The team involved has top-tier expertise in the areas of business law and comprises lawyers of all levels. Stefanos Charaktiniotis, assisted by Danai Falconaki and Stathis Orfanoudakis, leads the practice. Stefanos Charaktiniotis can be singled out for his skills, his professionalism, his responsiveness and for being able to anticipate our needs and address them in a timely manner through tailor-made solutions, frequently involving a unique interdisciplinary approach. The team is very knowledgeable and flexible, always updated on relevant business law developments and proactively updates us, providing useful insights and views.’

‘We worked with the team from Zeya on different topics and irrespective which of them was in charge we have been provided with excellent advice. Beside in-depth legal knowledge, our projects were rendered with highest attention and perfect project management skills, which gave us the freedom to focus on the important points. What makes Zeya really exceptional is the spirit within their team – and I think, this is what makes Zeya as successful as they are. A client does not only get excellent advice but also highly inspiring conversations and a lot of fun (if wanted)…’

‘The most outstanding partner of Zeya is Dr. Stefanos Charaktiniotis. Working with Stefanos was the best relationship I ever had with an external lawyer. Beside brilliant advice and excellent knowledge of Greek law, Stefanos adds some exceptional value with his deep understanding of clients needs, exceptional negotiation skills and perfect project management – an all-round package, which highly increased the value of the rendered services for us and this definitely sets him apart from other lawyers. I can highly recommend Stefanos as go-to lawyer in Athens (especially as a foreign enterprise, but not just because he speaks fluent German).’

 

Key clients

Metavallon

Amazon

Turkish Airlines

L’Oreal

Roche

TUI

Grundfos

Thomas Cook

Volotea

Leaseplan

Knapp AG

Repsol

Upfield

Orkla

Klaas Puul

Trafigura

Cerved

Viking

Vitol

KKR

VF Group

Pierre Fabre

EDP Renewables

Work highlights

  • Representing Cerved Group SpA in the acquisition of Eurobank Property Services as well as its Romanian and Serbian subsidiaries and in the conclusion of a long term real estate servicing agreement with Eurbank Ergasias S.A.
  • Representing Thomas Cook Hotel Investments in a €40m loan financing from Piraeus Bank to fund a JV with  LMEY Investments
  • Representing Knapp AG in the acquisition of a majority stake in the Greek company Lass, active in the automatic solutions industry.

Andersen Legal - Pistiolis - Triantafyllos & Associates Law Firm

Theodore Pistiolis and Dimitra Gkanatsiou head the department at Andersen Legal - Pistiolis - Triantafyllos & Associates Law Firm which is particularly well-equipped to support on overseas direct investment, hosting dedicated foreign desks for the US and English Law, Cyprus and China. Core sectors of expertise include TMT, energy, real estate and construction with the team  assisting on corporate governance and regulatory matters, corporate mandates and cross-border M&A. Several Greek start-ups are found among the client base.  

Practice head(s):

Theodore Pistiolis; Dimitra Gkanatsiou

Testimonials

‘We receive high level professional services and unique approach to difficult challenges. Overall, the team demonstrates professionalism, deep industry knowledge and strong work ethics.’

‘Theodore Pistiolis is our contact for corporate & commercial issues. He has deep knowledge and experience and he is a great negotiator. His passion for this job is obvious in every assignment.  Dimitra Gkanatsiou is a corporate lawyer, hard worker and very client oriented. We really appreciate her commitment and her personal attention to every detail.’

‘Very good collaboration  between the members of the team, which is reflected in their provision of legal services. Very quick and immediate support and reaction to any questions/issues that may arise, effective cooperation between all parties, in order to provide solutions to complicated and difficult issues.’

‘Deep knowledge of their area of practice, immediate reaction to any problems, which arise, proactivity, effective management of the different legal issues, professionalism.’

‘We work with them basically for every aspect of our business activity.  Andersen Legal is our legal advisor for corporate, employment, real estate and tax law issues. The firm has experienced lawyer for every practice. Overall, we value their commitment to excellence, knowing that they are always looking to help us grow our business. Their experience really makes the difference. They are certain one of the best law firms in Greece and I am quite sure that being a full member of an international organization such Andersen Global will give them the opportunity to further expand their expertise to more industries and markets.’

‘Theodore Pistiolis is a best-in-class lawyer. He really knows how to handle a client. He keeps promises and know how to keep every project moving along to meet the business objectives and deadlines.’

‘Our employment issues are being handled by Paraskevas Zourntos. He advises us in the best possible way, no matter how much effort will be necessary.’

‘For real estate issues we work with Vanita Kiriakouli. Vanita is a passionate, hard working person. She is characterised by high commitment to getting results. A great asset for every law firm.’

‘Working with Martha Papasotiriou is always a great experience: open-minded and flexible, very efficient in the entire working process. She is effective and demonstrates tax law expertise, good business understanding and excellent communication skills.’

‘A dedicated team of lawyers work for us providing advice in numerous corporate and commercial issues of the company. The team is led by Theodore Pistiolis. The firm has a very effective working team. Client services is always of high quality.’

‘Theodore Pistiolis is considered a specialist in terms of corporate & commercial matters. Combining his vast experienced with hard work he really knows how to manage the team.’

‘This team thinks not only as a team of lawyers but also as part of your own team. They want your investments to succeed and they take into account every aspect of each transaction. They come back with ideas, are resourceful and have an eye for  detail. Many projects of ours were completed successfully because of their persistence and business mind. Andersen Legal is continuing to be our trusted partner for more than a decade.’

‘Theodore Pistiolis is definitely the lawyer to go to. In spite of his substantial work load, he is always available and committed to making things happen. He is well respected and very creative when it comes to problem solving.’

 

Key clients

Euler Hermes

Engie

Enel Green Power

Genting Group

Odyssey Venture Partners

Chep

Newell Rubbermaid

EFKA (Greek Social Security Organization)

Piraeus Bank

Encode Greece

Intrakat

Intracom Holdings

Intrasoft International

Sky Media Group

Gefsinous

Glaxosmithkline

Athenian Properties S.A.

Sarens

Danske Commodities

EYDAP S.A. (Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company)

Union of National Television Broadcasters

Mantis

Saint Gobain

Ytong S.A.

Thrakon

Dianko Holdings S.A.

Alpha Anaptyxiaki S.A.

Intradevelopment

Binary Tree

XENEX S.A.

Medical Marijuana Group Corporation

Work highlights

  • Support to Genting Group for the participation at the international tender for the concession of a wide range activities (e.g Leisure facilities, casino operation license) in the Hellinikon project.
  • Handling an acquisition by ENEL Green Power Hellas of a renewable energy company (solar energy).
  • Acting for Gefsinous SA on the establishment of a joint venture for the company to expand its services to Bulgaria, Romania & Serbia.

AP Legal

Aris Papaspyridis and Alexandra Argyropoulou oversee the practice at AP Legal which represents clients from the telecommunications, IT, finance and pharmaceuticals sectors, among others. Key areas of expertise include corporate transactions, M&A, private equity, joint ventures and divestments in addition to general corporate advice. Papaspyridis recently advised US-based Worldstrides on the establishment of a subsidiary of Greece, also providing counsel on various corporate and regulatory matters pertaining to its operation.

Practice head(s):

Aris Papaspyridis; Alexandra Argyropoulou;

Testimonials

‘Small team which makes them very focussed, client friendly and practical.’

‘Aris Papaspyridis has a wealth of experience, trained with Herbert Smith in London and has an international outlook.’

‘The distinctive characteristic of AP Legal corporate practice is efficiency and responsiveness. Another distinctive element of the team is its focus on the finding of the best possible business solution for their client. The team has very good knowledge and understanding of all aspects of company and corporate law and always aims to provide tailor-made solutions. They have a very professional and friendly manner and they are always accessible and ready to provide feedback at short notice.’

‘I have worked together with Partner Aris Papaspyridis. He is an extremely skillful and dedicated lawyer, who always provides accurate advice. He is business oriented  and extremely committed on set time frames. I appreciate his integrity and the combination of his legal knowledge and business perception.’

‘The team is always up to date , ready to jump in the case and deliver the best outcome. The support to the client is continuous and very professional.’

‘I chose AP Legal  for its reputation as an international corporate boutique law firm. I have not regretted my choice at all. AP legal team’s professionalism, experience and understanding of our requirements was highly satisfactory.  AP has provided us all possible options for incorporation of a new entity and recommended us the most suitable option for our company based on our business needs. They were very detailed to their work and strictly in compliance with agreed time frames.’

‘I have a personal view of Aris Papaspyridis who was my contact for this matter. Extremely professional, straight to the point, capable of providing smart solutions  and extremely good communication skills. He was very committed and helpful.’

‘My accounting firm has worked with AP Legal several times for various international corporate clients for different transactions, like incorporation of new companies, divestments, M&As. The practice is well organized  and has a very good command of the English language as its portfolio of clients are mainly foreign corporate entities.’

‘I have worked together with both partners Alexandra Argyropoulou and Aris Papaspyridis  as well as Senior Associate Afroditi Vassiliou. I really appreciate their corporate skills , their efforts to overcome any legal or bureaucratic burden that may be raised in the case they handle and their commitment to the implementation of the requested tasks. They are well structured, motivated and efficient.’

 

Key clients

Wind Telecommunications Sa

ASP

Kuk Gmbh

Worldstrides

Bacardi Hellas Single Member Ltd (Under Liquidation)

Innerworkings Hellas Ltd

Moneygram

Xura Inc

Kerzner International Resorts

Shire (Takeda)

Aisin

Banka IMI

TIS

Work highlights

  • Advised client BANKA IMI for the issue of its Certificates and Warrants Programme.
  • Represented US client ASP to the establishment of its subsidiary ASP HELLAS in Greece.
  • Advised client KERZNER International resorts for its 3,5 million investment in Greece.

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC

Lawyers at Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC provide expertise in M&A, corporate establishment and maintenance, employment, social security, tax and payroll services, among other areas. Gregory Pelecanos heads the practice alongside Grace Katsoulis and recently acted for Mitsubishi Electric on the establishment of its Greek branch. He was also engaged by Ford Motor Greece on the transfer from Ford Credit of its Greece operations to the client and the National Bank of Greece.

Practice head(s):

Grace Katsoulis; Gregory Pelecanos

Key clients

Ermenegildo Zegna

SAS Institute

Mitsubishi Electric BV

RCI Hellas SA

Total Hellas SA

Ford Motor Greece SA

Volvo Greece SA

IQVIA Hellas SA

TTS Telecom SA

Survitec Safety Solutions Hellas SA

Work highlights

  • Acting for ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA on the sstablishment of Greek SA and set up of distribution channel- owned outlets.
  • Acting for Integra Life Sciences on its purchase of Codman neurosurgery business from DePuy Synthes Inc a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
  • Acting for FORD MOTOR GREECE on its relocation.  

Masouros & Partners

Masouros & Partners is ‘able to handle the most sophisticated matters’ and is noted for its ‘excellent case management system’. The team handles M&A, dispute resolution and business combinations such as share purchase agreements and tender offers with specialist knowledge of contract drafting in English and cross-border matters. Practice head Pavlos Masouros is a ‘real expert in corporate law’ and his department is closely integrated with the firm’s office in the Netherlands.

Practice head(s):

Pavlos Masouros;

Testimonials

The team has superb negotiation capabilities and and a strong business-solution approach, helping clients to find the best and more efficient solution.’

Pavlos Masouros is an outstanding professional: precise, gentle, intuitive and very attentive.

I was very pleased to cooperate with them as they are very responsive and straightforward.

Pavlos Masouros is very proactive which makes him different from other Greek lawyers I have the opportunity to work with.

Available around-the-clock. Dealmaking spirit. Unparalleled experience in M&A transactions. Able to handle the most sophisticated corporate matters. US-style of communication with the client, excellent case management system.

This is an internationally oriented team of lawyers able to advise in relation to a number of jurisdictions wherein our business is active. We usually had to look for local lawyers in each jurisdiction where we had a case, but with Masouros we have a one-stop-shop. We can just let them know what the problem is and they take care of it in no time! They speak many languages, have working relationships with many foreign law firms and they live and breathe the industry we’re in that is tourism/leisure. It is important for our lawyers to have a background in tourism/leisure as the matters arising are unique and require expertise that Masouros lawyers have due to their long-standing exposure to major tour operators and hotel owners.

We have worked with Pavlos Masouros and Prokopis Iatropoulos, both very able lawyers and very service-oriented. Pavlos Masouros is a key figure inside the firm and able to give you solutions to very complex problems within just a few minutes. Whenever we’re stuck with something all we have to do is simply call him and the problem is solved right away. We have witnessed him act in complex negotiations and we have seen how imposing he can be on counterparties’ lawyers due to his expertise, eloquence and deep knowledge of the matters. We wouldn’t change them for anything.

Prof. Masouros is really the key individual within the firm and a lawyer that enjoys a very high reputation among Dutch clients doing business in Greece. He stands out for flawless transactional skills, extremely quick turnaround of assignments and second-to-none contract-drafting and negotiation skills in M&As.

Key clients

Public Power Corporation S.A.

Signify Hellas S.A. (formerly Philips Lighting Hellas S.A.)

MoneyGram International, Inc.

Hyatt Corporation, Inc

Hoya Holdings N.V.

Grecotel S.A.

Pepper Group UK

Finacity Corporation

ACT Commodities

Orthofix s.r.l.

Levi Strauss & Co.

Four Seasons Hotels Limited

Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

Deutsche Bank A.G.

Work highlights

  • Advised the public power corporation on its €672m spin-off of two lignite divestment units and subsequent attempted sale of 100% of the shares therein in an international tender process mandated by the European Commission.
  • Advised Hyatt Corporation Inc. on the franchise agreement for the Grand Hyatt Athens.
  • Acted for Moneygram International Inc on the renegotiation of its relationships in Greece in anticipation of Brexit.

Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law

Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law has a track record of handling a broad array of matters for local and international clients, with a varied caseload including M&A, branch and subsidiary establishment, company formation and dissolution, restructuring and privatisations. Jointly headed by Vassilios Moussas and Nicholas Moussas, the team is frequently engaged to handle the Greek components of international transactions and also advises on competition and corporate law. Associate Maria Malikouti is recommended for the drafting of corporate and commercial agreements such as joint ventures, share purchase, distribution and debt restructuring agreements.

Practice head(s):

Vassilios Moussas; Nicholas Moussas

Key clients

Mytilineos Holdings S.A.

Metka S.A. (Now Mytilineos Holdings S.A.)

Hugo Boss Hellas Ltd

The Nielsen Company (Greece)

Skoda Ag.

Amvis Sa

Kraft Heinz Company (Former H.J. Heinz Company)

ESA Security Solutions

Work highlights

  • Provided advice to Mytilineos Holdings S.A., a prominent listed entity, on legal aspects of its major restructuring which aimed to simplify the Group’s structure.
  • Advised ESA Security Solutions and its shareholders on the entrance of a new shareholding partner, Lyktos Group, and on the relevant shareholders arrangements.
  • Retained by Freshfields acting in the context of advising a leading European car manufacturer, Skoda AG, to provide insight on the legal framework regulating the rights of Greek car dealers upon termination of Skoda dealerships as well as to provide advice on the manufacturer’s options in respect of the restructuring of its Greek distribution network.

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership is part of the EY Law network which it draws upon to assist on matters with a cross-border element. The practice is active in the automotive, transportation, banking, consumer products, government, insurance, media, oil and gas and technology sectors in addition to several others. Team head Lia Vitzilaiou is well-versed in corporate law, M&A transactions, asset acquisitions, due diligence, consumer protection, company start-ups, corporate compliance and antitrust litigation.

Practice head(s):

Lia Vitzilaiou

Testimonials

Lia Vintzilaiou and Antonios Broumas are always available and provide the best legal advice‘.

Key clients

Dixons Southeast Europe SA

Blue Water Alliance Yachting

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG

EU Commission

Cyprus Popular Bank Co Ltd

LMEY Investments BV

Toyota Hellas SA

Thomas Cook Hotel Investments Greece 1 SA

AVRA TOURS

Work highlights

  • Advising Dixons on a wide variety of of its day-to-day business matters, including its commercial agreements with its suppliers, antitrust, compliance issues, consumer protection, pledge of claims etc.
  • Provided legal support and advice to EMS Technologies Canada Ltd throughout the Greek public tender No. 08/2017 for the Upgrade of the Greek Satellite Location System for Search and Rescue missions.
  • Firm advises LMEY Investments BV, an investment entity in the hotels and tourism industry with regard to its ventures in hotel investments in Greece.

Politis & Partners

Politis & Partners supports it clients with the structuring, negotiation, implementation and operation of business ventures such as financings, acquisitions and restructurings. Among the team’s key areas of expertise are corporate governance, securities law, M&A, antitrust, corporate finance and contract negotiation with both local and foreign multinational entities forming the client roster. The practice is jointly headed by Evangelos Politis, Emmanouil Savoidakis and Nikos Anastopoulos.

Practice head(s):

Evangelos Politis; Emmanouil Savoidakis; Nikos Anastopoulos

Key clients

Abbott Laboratories S.A.

NetData Inc.

Hellenic Republic

Paperpack S.A.

SPI Energy Co. Ltd (SPI)

Sun Chemical

V+O Communication & Consulting S.A.

Bosch Rexroth

Valeant Group (Pharmaswiss Hellas)

Tricardos S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Abbott on corporate matters and provide full legal support to its commercial operations in Greece.
  • Representing IT start-up, NetDara, through its early development stages.
  • Recently retained by the Greek Ministry of Environment & Energy to support the Hellenic Republic in certain contractual and regulatory aspects of the privatization project of Hellenic Petroleum SA, one of the largest oil companies in the Balkans.

Rokas Law Firm

Rokas Law Firm is particularly focused on regulated markets, specifically the establishment, operation, regulatory compliance, transformation and winding-up of all forms of legal entities. Its experience on the M&A front encompasses privatisations, business portfolio transfers and corporate transformations within regulated markets. In addition, clients are provided with the full range of day-to-day legal support and expertise is held in relation to various privatisation initiatives.  Alkistis Christofilou, Christos Theodorou and Harris Synodinos head the practice which is active in industries such as energy, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, telecommunications, data protection. Senior associate Viktoria Chatzara  'provides swift responses'. 

Practice head(s):

Alkistis Christofilou; Christos Theodorou; Harris Synodinos

Testimonials

‘The firm has shown deep knowledge of the applicable law, significant practical experience on relevant cases and thorough understanding of the relevant market. The feedback we receive is quick, providing practical solutions to any issues arising.’

‘We have been cooperating with Prof Rokas on a number of cases. He has a deep academic knowledge of the law combined with significant practical experience, resulting in an efficient approach against any matter arising. We have also been working with Viktoria Chatzara. She provides swift responses to our requests for assistance, outlining in a clear manner any possible actions, along with their advantages and disadvantages, in order to achieve a successful outcome in all cases.’

‘Alkistis Theofilou is very capable and reliable.’

‘Haris Synodinos is one of the best energy law lawyers in the country.’

‘We work together with the team on telecommunications law matters in the course of multi-jurisdictional projects that we set up and manage centrally on behalf of a large number of clients (both traditional telecoms providers as well as clients from other sectors). The team delivers solid advice in a timely manner.’

‘Our main contact is Viktoria Chatzara. We are very pleased with her work.’

Key clients

Astir Palace Hotel

World Bank

Roche Hellas S.A.

AIG

LG Electronics Hellas S.A.

Liberty Insurance

Baker McKenzie

ETVA VIPE Industrial Sites

Work highlights

  • Support to World Bank in organising and implementing its Subnational Project for Greece within the framework of its cooperation with the European Commission, aiming at suggesting reforms in public administration of the relevant sectors.
  • Legal advice on daily issues concerning the activities of Astir Palace Vouliagmenis, the operator of the extremely prominent hotel and resort Astir Palace on the Athens Riviera.
  • Legal support to the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund in the project of appointing a concessionaire for the construction and operation of an underground offshore gas storage facility.

Tsoukala and Partners Law Firm

Tsoukala and Partners Law Firm  is home to broad industry expertise with clients stemming from the chemical, clothing, food, tobacco, telecoms and financial sectors. Eleni Tsoukala and Constantinos Kapitsinos jointly oversee the practice which also counts investment banks and firms, financial institutions, private equity funds and asset-management companies among its roster. Cross-border M&A transactions and corporate restructurings are both keystones of the practice, as are regulatory matters, corporate documents and commercial agreements.

Practice head(s):

Eleni Tsoukala; Constantinos Kapitsinos

Testimonials

‘This firm is the best I have utilised in Greece for corporate and commercial work. They have an extremely wide-ranging practice, from expertise in commercial agreements to large-scale cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions.’

‘All the lawyers I have worked with are impressive. Eleni Tsoukala, supervises and manages the practice which is the go-to place in Greece. She also has impressive legal and business skills. Ioanna Moumtzoglou, a senior figure in all high-profile transactions is highly recommended as a real asset of the team. Constantinos Kapitsinos, a very good lawyer, has wide experience and professionalism.’

‘They are the best firm I have dealt with so far and their corporate and M&A practice truly stands among their peers. They have wide experience in all aspects of corporate, e.g. high-profile capital markets transactions and IPOs and secondary offerings, M&A and all types of corporate and commercial transactions.’

‘I would highly recommend Eleni Tsoukala as a capital markets and M&A star with expertise managing most of the firm’s high-profile transactions, as well as drawing on her experience as a dual-qualified lawyer in Greece and the UK.’

‘Constantinos Kapitsinos has taken a lead role in complex capital markets and corporate transactions impressing me with his legal skills and diligence.’

‘Ioanna Moumtzoglou is also one of the senior lawyers of the Firm doing a great job in any capital markets and M&A transaction, drawing on her great legal and international skillset as a dual qualified lawyer in Greece and the UK.’

‘Highly responsive, clear advice. Excellent for commercial, corporate and M&A matters.’

‘Eleni Tsoukala is an excellent lawyer who is commercially aware, hardworking and very pragmatic.’

Key clients

Dentons

Sidley Austin

NASDAQ-listed ADTRAN, Inc.

FMC Corporation

The Viohalco Group

The Olayan Group

APS Holding a.s.

Leaf Tobacco Michailides S.A.

Work highlights

  • Provided advice to the Olayan Group, a major multinational investment group, on certain Greek law aspects of its acquisition of a 49% shareholding in the Hilton Athens Hotel.
  • Acted for APS Holding a.s., the leading European NPL servicer, in connection with certain Greek law matters relating to setting-up its Greek NPL servicing operations.

Your Legal Partners

Sector expertise for Your Legal Partners encompasses tobacco, tourism and leisure, insurance, real estate and pharmaceuticals. Headed by Maria Golfinopoulou and Katerina Politopoulou, the practice is distinguished through its expertise in advising multinationals and foreign investors on the establishment of operations in Greece. The practice is also geared to acting for technology start-ups in addition to acting for high-profile names such as Hyundai, Hasbro and KIA. On the transaction front, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund recently engaged the group to advise on the sale of its 30% stake in Athens International Airport.

Practice head(s):

Maria Golfinopoulou; Katerina Politopoulou

Testimonials

‘The team combines extensive experience of many sectors with great responsiveness on client needs and requests’

‘Professionalism, eager and available to assist clients. Able to find solutions to every problem.’

‘We have worked with Katerina Christodoulou and Yannis Palassakis both on the same side and opposite side. In either case the team was polite, constructive and very commercial.’

‘Availability and personal involvement of partners, with strong knowledge base and superior ability to present (translate if you will) legal risks and attributes in business terms.’

‘Always available, deep and wide knowledge of legal environment, extremely good negotiators.’

‘Deep knowledge of the legal framework. Responsiveness. Great experience.’

‘Y. Palassakis: Very experienced and committed. K. Christodoulou: Very experienced; excellent command of English; capable of taking the lead of the legal team in complex projects.’

 

Key clients

Autohellas (public company/Automobile sector/operating leasing Hertz franchisee)

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Ring International Holding

HIG Capital (private equity investment firm)

Hasbro

Nostira /Travisol Ltd (Beneficiary Owner Lazarakis Family) RES owner

Avax S.A

JTI Hellas

English Home

CERTUS MERCATUS GROUP

Dr. Knoell Consult GmbH

Euroins Insurance Group

Hyundai Hellas SA

KIA Hellas SA

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) on the sale of 30% of the shares of Athens International Airport.
  • Rendered Legal Assessment Report jointly with affiliated partners, Dracopoulos & Vassalakis Law Partnership, to the Board of Directors of Eurobank Ergasias S.A in respect with the merger between Eurobank and Grivalia Properties REIC by absorption of Grivalia by Eurobank.
  • Acted for Evergolf Tourist Investments, owned by the Vassilakis family, and completed the acquisition of a 70% stake in Golf Residences, owned by the Sbokos family.

KBVL

KBVL  is home to a ‘highly engaged and customer-centric team’. Ilias Koimtzoglou is a ‘valuable partner for M&A activities’ and is also a specialist in cross-border transactions, commercial contracts and corporate restructuring. He heads the practice alongside Michalis Pattakos, who possesses expert knowledge of the dairy products, hotels, insurance, gaming, retail and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Practice head(s):

Michalis Pattakos; Ilias Koimtzoglou;

Testimonials

‘Accurate advice based on obvious wide experience of complicated issues. Eagerness to find quick solutions.’

‘Responsive, combining expert legal knowledge with commercial sence, easy to work with, pleasant personalities, multidisciplinary in the commercial sector. Good combination of experience with enthusiasm and ambition.’

‘Ilias Koimtzoglou, senior partner: responsivness, solid legal knowledge, commercial sense. Michalis Pattakos, associate: solid legal knowledge. Mary Chalioti, associate: good knowledge of legal affairs, good communication skills.’

‘High confidentiality, efficiency and dedication to the clients are some of the values of the team.’

‘lias Koimtzoglou has deep knowledge of local as well as international law, in conjunction with his business understanding which make him a valuable partner to our M&A activities. Eva Petroglou is highly educated collaborator, looking in fine detail at the company’s issues, which make her a significant part of our collaborators’ value chain.’

‘Highly engaged and customer-centric team, with deep knowledge of business, an excellent combination of law firm and business partner, providing top notch expertise and solutions.’

‘Ilias Koimtzoglou: a high-level lawyer who combines the role of external advisor with that of a valuable business partner.  Michalis Pattakos: possesses and exercises all qualities asked for and appreciated by big corporations seeking for external legal advice, mainly legal expertise and business acumen.’

 

Key clients

Dodoni SA

OPAP SA

SAAB

VNK Capital

EOS Capital partners

Hellenic Shipyards SA

Online Delivery SA (E-Food)

Legendary Foods PC

AB Vassilopoulos SA

Compo Expert Hellas SA

Hellenic Steel SA

Work highlights

  • Represented Lime Capital in the acquisition of a majority stake in Unismack.
  • Represented Armani in acquiring a company owning a major real estate property located in the fashion shopping district of Athens (Kolonaki), Greece.
  • Represented VNK Capital in the acquisition of a strategic stake in the Palirria Group, a group of companies active in the food production and supply sector.

KBVL

KBVL is home to a ‘highly engaged and customer-centric team’. Ilias Koimtzoglou  is a ‘valuable partner for M&A activities’ and is also a specialist in cross-border transactions, commercial contracts and corporate restructuring. He heads the practice alongside Michalis Pattakos, who possesses expert knowledge of the dairy products, hotels, insurance, gaming, retail and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Practice head(s):

Michalis Pattakos; Ilias Koimtzoglou

Testimonials

‘Accurate advice based on obvious wide experience of complicated issues. Eagerness to find quick solutions.’

‘Responsive, combining expert legal knowledge with commercial sence, easy to work with, pleasant personalities, multidisciplinary in the commercial sector. Good combination of experience with enthusiasm and ambition.’

‘Ilias Koimtzoglou, senior partner: responsivness, solid legal knowledge, commercial sense. Michalis Pattakos, associate: solid legal knowledge. Mary Chalioti, associate: good knowledge of legal affairs, good communication skills.’

‘High confidentiality, efficiency and dedication to the clients are some of the values of the team.’

‘lias Koimtzoglou has deep knowledge of local as well as international law, in conjunction with his business understanding which make him a valuable partner to our M&A activities. Eva Petroglou is highly educated collaborator, looking in fine detail at the company’s issues, which make her a significant part of our collaborators’ value chain.’

‘Highly engaged and customer-centric team, with deep knowledge of business, an excellent combination of law firm and business partner, providing top notch expertise and solutions.’

‘Ilias Koimtzoglou: a high-level lawyer who combines the role of external advisor with that of a valuable business partner.  Michalis Pattakos: possesses and exercises all qualities asked for and appreciated by big corporations seeking for external legal advice, mainly legal expertise and business acumen.’

Key clients

Dodoni SA

OPAP SA

SAAB

VNK Capital

EOS Capital partners

Hellenic Shipyards SA

Online Delivery SA (E-Food)

Legendary Foods PC

AB Vassilopoulos SA

Compo Expert Hellas SA

Hellenic Steel SA

Work highlights

  • Represented Lime Capital in the acquisition of a majority stake in Unismack.
  • Represented Armani in acquiring a company owning a major real estate property located in the fashion shopping district of Athens (Kolonaki), Greece.
  • Represented VNK Capital in the acquisition of a strategic stake in the Palirria Group, a group of companies active in the food production and supply sector.

Avramopoulos & Partners

Avramopoulos & Partners  is entrusted for the full spectrum of commercial contractual agreements, advising on matters such as joint ventures, co-operations and partnerships, outsourcing, advertising, branding, media and sponsorship, licensing and distribution matters. Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the practice which also assists on large-scale transactions, incorporations and corporate governance frameworks in addition to corporate housekeeping and equity restructuring affairs.

Practice head(s):

Vassilis Avramopoulos

Testimonials

‘They posses a world of knowledge, are easy accessible and are friendly and patient while discussing questions and legal subjects. With one individual especially I have a good bond – so we always have a short personal chat. That works really well when you need to discuss issues and have questions. ‘

Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners

Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners specialises in M&A and in assisting corporate clients with data protection, whistleblowing, employment and commercial contracts. Product liability, in the context of both compliance and litigation, is an additional core strength, as is project development. Dimitris Emvalomenos serves as practice co-head and recently acted for Taisho Pharmaceutical Holdings in relation to the bid process for the acquisition of UPSA SAS.

Practice head(s):

Marios Bahas; Nassos Felonis; Dimitris Emvalomenos; Spyros Alexandris;

Work highlights

  • Provided Ferrovie dello Stato SpA with all needed assistance in respect of the corporate procedures that would have to be completed prior to the transfer of TrainOSE SA shares to Ferrovie dello Stato SpA, including the amendment of TrainOSE SA by-laws in accordance to the agreement between the Greek and the Italian Government.
  • Assisting a multinational company, which is seller of records of internet accessed services that allow customers to use IT infrastructure in the cloud, to expand its operation in Greece.
  • Assisting  Ford with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Drakopoulos

Leveraging a strong presence across the SEE region, Drakopoulos represents major businesses, brokerage houses, investment funds on a broad array of corporate and M&A work. Panagiotis Drakopoulos and Georgia Konstantinidou head the practice which handles matters such as restructuring, commercial contracts, corporate governance and regulatory matters. On the transaction front, it is also engaged for international acquisitions and disposals, mergers and demergers along with leveraged buyouts.

Practice head(s):

Panagiotis Drakopoulos; Georgia Konstantinidou

Key clients

Voiceweb

Study In Greece

Timwe Portugal

Armancon

Hygeia

Biolife

Scientific Games

Consortium Of International Investors

WGB LLC

Secure Property Development & Investment

Sword Group

Cleanearth Capital

Vodplay

Real Estate Fund

Leaseplan

S.T. Global Seafood Partnership

S.T. Global Seafood Partnership

Victini Logistics Park S.A.

Brook Lane Special Situations Fund

Work highlights

  • Advising Gradista real estate fund on its participation in a joint venture for the management and development of certain special purpose vehicles (SPVs) owning real estate assets in Greece.
  • Advice for an international investment group with respect to its shareholding participation in an under-formation Egyptian company.
  • Advised VOICEWEB on its structural reorganisation in Cyprus.

Moratis Passas Law Firm

The team at Moratis Passas Law Firm is jointly headed by Dimitris Passas, Nikos Syrmas and Vassilis Saliaris. It possesses specialist knowledge of M&A, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, company and partnership formation in addition to general corporate representation. The group also provides counsel on commercial contracts and agreements relating to the full range of commercial transactions, these include the sale and lease of movable and immovable property, franchise and license agreements as well as distribution arrangements.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Passas; Nikos Syrmas; Vassilis Saliaris

Key clients

doValue Hellas SA

Piraeus Bank SA

Work highlights

  • Assisting doValue Hellas SA on the acquisition of a Credit Servicing Company.

Law Offices Papaconstantinou

At Law Offices Papaconstantinou, expertise encompasses M&A, corporate restructurings and shareholders’ agreements. The team, headed by Eleni Papaconstantinou, also actively handles a range of commercial agreements including distribution and franchise agreements and is a go-to name for regulatory matters. Amadeus Hellas recently instructed the team for support on the commercial and corporate law matters arising from the operation of the Amadeus network in Greece.

Practice head(s):

Eleni Papaconstantinou;

Key clients

Papastratos

Amadeus Hellas SA

G4S Security Services and Cash Solutions SA

S. Leon & Co SA

Tangram Limited Liability Company

All Experts SA

Arledan Group

Urban View

Venture Friends VC

ITT Goulds Pumps Inc – Greek Office

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice and support on issues related to the organisation and operation of Papastratos’ distribution network in Greece and the restructuring thereof.
  • Ongoing advice and support to ITT Goulds Pumps on corporate and regulatory matters.
  • Advising Urban View on setting up Greek corporate entities; ongoing advice and support on real estate, corporate, commercial and regulatory matters.

Souriadakis Tsibris

Souriadakis Tsibris supports its clients through all stages of M&A transactions, from planning strategies, due diligence and regulatory considerations through to share purchase and shareholder agreements. The team handles mergers, acquisitions, privatisations and restructurings with a history of representing financial and strategic advisers, bidders and target companies. Michael Tsibris and Manolis Souriadakis jointly oversee the department which is knowledgeable in the media and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics sectors, among others.

Practice head(s):

Michael Tsibris; Manolis Souriadakis;

Key clients

Genepharm S.A.

Sarantis S.A.

Kriton Artos

Αmber Capital LLP UK

Elikonos 2 SCA SICAR

Mouhalis S.A.

Alter Ego Media S.A.

Virtus International Partners

Work highlights

  • Advising investors and their private equity management company in connection to a shareholding acquisition in Attica Stores S.A.
  • Advising and representing the shareholders of Genepharm S.A. on the sale of their shares to another non-Greek pharmaceutical enterprise.
  • Advised SARANTIS S.A. on the acquisition of the trademarks related to the “Luksja” brand by PZ Cussons.

Stavropoulos & Partners

Stavropoulos & Partners regularly assists on the formation of corporate structures and also provides supports on all firms of corporate governance and compliance issues. Ioannis Stavropoulos and Evanthia Tsiri jointly head the practice, which is also adept on commercial transactions and agreements such as joint ventures, business transactions and distribution and agency agreements. Clients stems from multiple industries including food and beverage, chemicals, waste recycling, real estate, consumer products and retail.

Practice head(s):

Ioannis Stavropoulos; Evanthia Tsiri

Key clients

Coca-Cola HBC

Aktor/Reds

Heineken/Athenian Brewery

FrieslandCampina

DuPont Hellas

DuPont Group

Louis Vuitton Hellas/LVMH

Papastratos (Philip Morris subsidiary)

Dunapack Packaging

Hellenic Recycling Company

Sephora

Magnet Advertising S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Dunapack Packaging on the acquisition of a Greek target specialized in the production of corrugated packaging.

Watson Farley & Williams – Greek Branch

Watson Farley & Williams – Greek Branch’s practice is jointly headed by Virginia Murray, Marisetta Marcopoulou and Nikolaos Kostikas. Its expertise permits it to advise on the legal structuring of transactions throughout the entirety of the acquisition and disposal process and the group also assists clients with the full array of corporate, finance, employment, regulatory and tax matters. The firm’s broad international footprint ensures many multinational entities on the client roster with sector expertise spanning energy, infrastructure, healthcare, maritime, natural resources, real estate and transport.

Practice head(s):

Virginia Murray; Marisetta Marcopoulou; Nikolaos Kostikas

Testimonials

‘Thorough knowledge of energy sector, of project financing, societes anonymes, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law.’

‘Highly experienced partners, great response time, excellent cooperation with clients, always available for clients and great cooperation with their associates.’

‘WFW team is very efficient and close to the needs of the client. I have to outline their efficiency in combining the standards of an international law firm, along with the needs of the Hellenic market reality.’

‘I have repeatedly collaborated with Nikos Kostikas and Virginia Murray and I have a deep appreciation for their skills, their hands-on approach with the client and their efficiency.’

 

Key clients

Star Bulk

EDF EN

Total Eren

Hochland AG

Lampsa Hotels (Hellas) SA

Investec Bank plc and Investec Group Investments Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Star Bulk Carriers Corp. on the acquisition of 16 vessels from Augustea Atlantica SpA and York Capital Management in an all-share transaction. Under the terms of the acquisition, Star Bulk has agreed to issue approximately 10.5m common shares to the sellers, equal to a circa 14.1% stake in the company after the closing of the deal.
  • Advised National Bank of Greece on a >10 year non-recourse acquisition financing to a consortium comprising Snam, Enagás and Fluxys to fund approximately 65% of the consideration for its acquisition, through Senfluga Energy Infrastructure Holdings, of a 66% stake in the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator S.A. (“DESFA”) for €535m.
  • Acting for Investec in the sale of three operating wind farms and three development projects to a Greek and international investment vehicle.