Mr Dionysis Flambouras > Bernitsas Law > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

Bernitsas Law
5 LYKAVITTOU STREET
106 72 ATHENS
Greece

Work Department

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets; Energy & Environment, Project Finance & Public Private Partnerships.

Position

Senior Associate
Dionysis is a senior associate at the Firm which he joined in 2004. He is specialised in all types of financing arrangements, securitisations and bond issues. He has extensive experience in advising on the sale and servicing of non-performing secured and unsecured loans and cards portfolios, and the licensing and operation of servicing platforms.
Dionysis advises on asset, project, real estate, ship, leveraged and structured finance transactions and has developed an expertise in advising leading national and international credit and financial institutions on complex banking regulatory compliance issues. He has experience in financial restructurings, rehabilitations and insolvency proceedings. He is a visiting professor at Athens University (Economics Department), teaching civil, commercial, banking and capital markets law. He also teaches a training programme on the legislative framework for the non-performing loans on the Internal Training Programme at a Greek systemic credit institution.
Dionysis is widely published and cited and regularly contributes by way of articles, chapters and comments to leading international and Greek legal volumes, commentaries and periodicals. Dionysis is a member of the Bank of Greece and Hellenic Capital Markets Commission’s Examination Committee for the provision of investment services certification under Law 4514/2018 (MiFID II). Prior to joining the Firm, Dionysis practiced with Eurobank London and Thomas Coopers Solicitors.

Career

Athens Bar, 1998; Athens Court of Appeals, 2003; Solicitor, England and Wales, 2001; Visiting Professor of Banking and Capital Markets Law and of Civil Law, University of Athens (Department of Economic Sciences, Business & Finance Sector), 2019 to date; Lecturer (adjunct) of International Sales, Banking and International Procedural Law, Panteion University (General Department of Law), 2008-9; Lecturer (adjunct) of Banking and Capital Markets Law and of Civil Law, University of Athens (Department of Economic Sciences, Business & Finance Sector), 2008-19.

Languages

Greek and English.

Education

Degree in Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens; LLM in Commercial Law, University of Bristol; Master of Studies in Legal Research, University of Oxford Law School; PhD in Civil Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Restructuring and insolvency

(Rising stars)

Dionysis FlambourasBernitsas Law

At Bernitsas Law, the team undertakes the restructuring of finance and project finance transactions, local and cross-border companies and distribution networks. The team also advises lenders and borrowers on distressed situations and is experienced in handling refinancings, liquidations, debt reschedulings, administrations, workouts and receiverships. Athanasia Tsene ‘is always at the top of her business, providing timely and informed advice’; she heads the practice alongside Lambros Belessis. Dionysis Flambouras is another name to note at a practice which is focused on all forms of financing arrangements, securitisations and bond issues. The team recently acted as Greek law counsel for Aegean Marine Petroleum Network in relation to the comprehensive restructuring of the client’s worldwide operations and capital structure.

Greece > Projects and privatisation

(Rising stars)

Dionysis FlambourasBernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law is praised as one of ‘the most experienced teams in the Greek legal market’ which delivers ‘business-orientated, in-depth knowledge’. The group handles project finance work, PPPs and landmark privatisations, and has strong sector expertise across a range of industries including the insurance, automobile, technology, real estate, infrastructure, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and energy sectors. Yannis Seiradakis is an industry leader with notable experience serving as Special Secretary for Privitisations at the Ministry of Finance. Seiradakis leads the practice with Dimitris Roussis and Panayotis Bernitsas; the trio advised Gastrade on the development of the Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System. Another name to note is associate Dionysis Flambouras, who is a specialist in financing arrangements.

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Rising stars)

Dionysis FlambourasBernitsas Law

Renowned as ‘an absolutely top-ranking firm’, Bernitsas Law’ combines ‘strong technical knowledge’ with a ‘remarkably positive attitude’. The team provides extensive expertise with key strengths ranging from acquisition and project finance transactions, NPLs, capital raising techniques, debt and equity transactions, capital markets offerings, financial services regulation and foreign direct investment. The ‘extremely commercial’ Nikos Papachristopoulos is a market leader in relation to the takeover of listed companies as well as primary listings and secondary offerings of securities and acquisitions. Headed by Papachristopoulos and Athanasia Tsene, the team also includes Dionysis Flambouras who specialises in financing arrangements, securitisations and bond issues. Sector expertise includes insurance, automobile, technology, professional services, real estate, energy, life sciences and healthcare, among others.