Firm Profile > Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners > Athens, Greece
Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Offices
26 FILELLINON STREET
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Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners handles a variety of financial matters, including project finance, due diligence on Athens Exchange listings, commercial loans, bond issues and NPL securitisations. Marios Bahas and Dimitris Emvalomenos jointly lead the department, which has a particular emphasis on aviation-related finance, advising both leasing companies and banking institutions on relevant transactions.
Marios Bahas; Dimitris Emvalomenos
Other key lawyers:
‘Betty Smyrniou has a strong knowledge of aviation law in Greece and delivers an efficient service. She understands when a matter is urgent and where possible pushes it along. She also facilitates a good relationship with the airline, which is always helpful for the lessor.’
‘Betty Smyrniou’s manner and efficient practice is what draws us to the firm above the competitors on the market. She has a can-do approach and makes deals happen, even during difficult times such as Covid.’
Wings Capital Partners
Aero Capital Solutions
Thea Artemis Financial Solutions
‘Reliability reigns supreme’ at Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners, where core pillars of the practice range from commercial contacts such as agency, distribution and franchise agreements to corporate regulatory compliance, M&A, joint ventures, private equity investments and takeover bids. Clients praise managing partner Dimitris Emvalomenos for his ‘superb administrative skills’; he helms the department with franchising specialist Yanos Gramatidis and Nassos Felonis.
Dimitris Emvalomenos; Yanos Gramatidis; Nassos Felonis
Other key lawyers:
Betty Smyrniou; Popi Papantoniou; Eirini Economou
‘Excellent commercial knowledge and application. They are able to translate complex local legal requirements to actionable points.’
‘Reliability reigns supreme. Things are orderly and happen on time. Issues and cases are dealt with on time and professionally. Information and advice is given with clarity and proficiency. The success rate is quite satisfactory.’
‘Dimitris Emvalomenos has deep perspicacity in identifying legal parameters in the cases he handles, the ability to focus on the decisive ones and superb administrative skills.’
‘Irini Economou has remarkable willpower, application and a great ambition for thoroughness and unbeatable evidence.’
‘The team has various experts who can readily provide accurate and dependable advice.’
‘Yanos Gramatidis, Popi Papantoniou and Betty Smyrniou are all recommended.’
International Gold Companies
DNV GL Hellas SA
JNL+ Group of Companies
Demium Startups SL
Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners > Firm Profile
Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners is a leading Greek law firm. Headquartered in the city of Athens, the firm has associated law firms in 105 countries in total, as an exclusive member firm of the World Law Group for Greece and also as an active member of major legal guides and groups.
Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners is governed by a board of five partners, namely: Mr Marios Bahas (managing partner), Mr Yanos Gramatidis (partner), Mr Nassos Felonis (partner), Mr Dimitris Emvalomenos (deputy managing partner) and Mr.Spyros G. Alexandris (partner).
The scientific operational potential of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners also includes twelve senior associates and five junior associates, assisted by five trainee lawyers, a skilled administrative personnel and a well-organized financial, accounting and tax consultancy department.
The team is equipped with an advanced communications system and fully updated software applications to support its scientific and administrative operations. At the core of the firms practice is the representation of corporations, government agencies, financial institutions, investment banks, non-profit entities and individuals in complex financial and corporate transactions and litigation. The firm’s corporate and commercial team advises companies and businesses on a daily basis on all aspects of carrying on business in Greece.
Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners is specialised in financial and corporate practices (including data protection, whistleblowing, product liability, employment, commercial contracts), land acquisitions (45% of market), licensing, aircraft leasing and securitization (95% of market).
Moreover, the firm is heavily involved in the following practices:
Commercial: The firm helps clients build their growth and business future through sophisticated commercial arrangements both domestically and internationally. We are particularly concerned about our clients’ business assets as intellectual property, IT, data and codified commercial practices and recommend and implement privacy and safety protection measures. We apply our longstanding experience in contract, e-commerce, IP, IT and competition law to provide solutions to our clients’ needs.
We have a dominant position in aircraft transactions and particular and sound expertise in relation to banking and finance, but also to agency, distribution and franchise agreements, where the response of the business community in Greece and abroad has been impressive, thus making us a leading practice in this field.
Corporate: Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners’ corporate team advises companies and businesses on a daily basis on all aspects of carrying business in Greece from corporate regulatory matters to regulatory compliance. The firm has many year’s experience in mergers and acquisitions transactions having represented a long list of Greek and international clients. We advise on joint ventures between Greek and non-Greek parties, takeover bids and private equity investments.
Competition: BGP has specialized in this field for many years, with an experienced team handling a variety of relevant issues. Our long-term practice includes the consulting of known clients before contracting, numerous legal due diligence cases related to M&As or the listing of companies shares into stock exchange, court disputes, dawn-raid schemes of corporate groups and support during the same, legal opinions on a variety of relevant matters, etc.
Credit financial and banking: BGP is considered as one of the leading law firms in Greece. Our senior partner, Marios Bahas, has been the legal advisor of major Greek financial institutions and is considered as one of the most reputable and expertized attorneys in the field. Over the last 35 years, the firm has been assisting high profile companies and financial institutions in many complex and demanding cases, such as due diligence relating to the Athens Stock Exchange, financing of large projects with loans of various types, syndicated loans, various bond issues and advising banks and NPLs’ managing companies on securitization projects.
BGP frequently involves counseling clients on various aspects of technology law, including e-commerce and online marketing, focusing particularly on issues arising from the use of new technologies and business models, general terms of e-commerce agreements, legal formalities regarding e-transactions and online marketing such as the e-signature, liability exclusion clauses, opt-in and opt-out mechanisms, consumer’s right of cancellation/withdrawal in e-commerce transaction etc.
Human resources: Over the years we have consolidated our position as a leading employment law practice, gaining considerable profile on the international stage and acting for many notable clients in Greece and abroad.
Immigration / golden visa: Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners provides the highest quality legal services, including solutions for all legal, financial, tax and technical issues regarding immigration and especially acquisition of residence permit in the frame of the “Greek Golden Visa” project. Since 2014, we have helped approx. 4.500 third country citizens to obtain their residence permits and to enjoy the Golden Visa’s benefits throughout Europe.
Industry sector: Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners enjoys a unique reputation in industry sectors such as tourism, travel and leisure, local government, sports and entertainment, banking, energy and privatizations. The firm represented the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Organizing Committee in negotiating and drafting the hotel contracts with all the Athens area hotels for the needs of the members of the Olympic Family.
Litigation and ADR / dispute management: The firm has a sound reputation worldwide for its dispute management performance. We are proud of the results we achieved for clients over the years and of the skills deployed by our dispute management team in producing those results. We have been capable of offering to clients a full litigation service, court representation and ADR management. Especially regarding mediation, we fully provide relevant services as a recommended out of court dispute resolution procedure after the important law change of 2019. Our firm’s partner Dimitris Emvalomenos, after long term expertise in claims’ negotiation and out of court settlements, has also become an accredited mediator in Greece and the UK, ready to provide his expertise to our clients.
Product liability / safety: The firm has a long term history and great expertise in the field. BGP has successfully dealt with highly demanding cases involving product liability claims especially in the aviation and automotive industries. BGP assists on regular basis world known legal groups in product recalls and regulatory issues and opines on a variety of relevant legal matters. Also, BGP has participated in periodical EU studies on the status of the P/L Directive. This specialization of BGP falls within its general knowhow on consumer law matters.
Public sector: Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners has been busy for many years in the public sector. Among other work, we represented significant Greek and international clients on public procurement matters and we drafted the Code and the official Greek franchise terminology for the franchise association of Greece. We have also represented HRADF (Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund) in the state lottery privatization and in the privatization of public real estate. Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners offers a team of preeminent lawyers for privatization projects and for the representation of corporations, business associations and public entities, before the Greek courts and the State Administrative Authorities.
Real estate: Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners is a leader in the Greek real estate market practice. The firm represents a diverse client base including opportunity and investment funds, international and Greek developers, management companies, hotels and resorts, casinos and private individuals. Our services include structuring, negotiating and implementing real estate developments, acquisitions, sales, financing and regulatory compliance and registrations. The firm has a particular expertise in hotel leasing, licensing and franchise transactions.
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|Banking and Finance||Marios Bahasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Government & Privatization||Yanos Gramatidisemail@example.com|
|Mining, Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law||Nassos Felonisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Commercial, Corporate, M&A||Dimitris Emvalomenosemail@example.com|
|Commercial Litigation, Arbitration & ADR||Spyros G. Alexandrisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Charilaos Agathos||Junior Associate||View Profile|
|Spyros G. Alexandris||Partner||View Profile|
|Marios Bahas||Managing Partner||View Profile|
|Eirini Economou||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Dimitris Emvalomenos||Deputy Managing Partner||View Profile|
|Nassos Felonis||Partner||View Profile|
|Vagia Gounela||Junior Associate||View Profile|
|Yanos Gramatidis||Partner||View Profile|
|Vasilis Keramaris||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Valeria Kokkinou||Junior Associate||View Profile|
|Vicky Kotsani||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Michaela Malliari||Junior Associate||View Profile|
|Eirini Panopoulou||Junior Associate||View Profile|
|Dr Christos T. Papadimitriou||Senior Associate.||View Profile|
|Popi Papantoniou||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Betty Smyrniou||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Sergios Stamboulous||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Nikos Stavroulakis||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Maria Thermogianni||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Maria Tranoudi||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Gregory Triantafillopoulos||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Sonia Tzavella||Senior Associate||View Profile|