Mr Lambros Belessis > Bernitsas Law > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

Bernitsas Law
5 LYKAVITTOU STREET
106 72 ATHENS
Greece

Work Department

Corporate and M&A; Insurance; Intellectual Property; Telecommunications, Media & Technology.

Position

Partner

Lambros is an expert in private sector mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings of international companies with a presence in Greece.

He joined the Firm in 2000 and is specialised in structuring, documenting and negotiating commercial transactions, advising extensively on distribution networks, share-purchase agreements, joint venture partnerships and corporate structuring.

Lambros has extensive experience in real estate development and acquisition projects, advising on commercial agreements and corporate transactions in the hospitality, commercial, industrial and high-end residential markets.

He assists clients in the protection and exploitation of their intellectual and industrial property. He provides ongoing advice to companies from a highly diversified range of industries, including car manufacturing, private insurance, pharmaceuticals, software and IT, on the full range of issues arising in the course of their business operations, their entry into commercial agreements, company formation, corporate governance and risk management and compliance.

Career

Athens Bar, 1996; Athens Court of Appeals, 2003; Supreme Court of Greece, 2018.

Languages

Greek, English and Italian.

Education

Degree in Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens; LLM in International Business Law, The George Washington University, National Law Centre; Graduate Program in Business Studies for Law Practitioners (MSc), Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA).

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Bernitsas Law has ‘deep knowledge‘ of the corporate and M&A market, with extensive experience in advising private equity funds and international investors on the acquisition of Greek assets, in addition to handling major demergers and restructurings. The team also assists with day-to-day business issues, corporate governance, commercial contracts and regulatory compliance, with a wide-ranging client base that also includes leading domestic companies, SMEs, financial institutions and state agencies. Lambros Belessis is an expert in structuring, documenting and negotiating commercial transactions, focusing on advising international companies with a presence in Greece. He co-heads the practice with Nikos Papachristopoulos, who is noted for his advice on acquisitions and takeovers of listed companies. Other notable contacts include managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas and Evi Kitsou, an expert in commercial agreements and regulatory compliance.