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Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm
28 DIMITRIOU SOUTSOU STR
115 21 ATHENS
Greece

Energy Tier 1

At Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm, senior partner and practice co-head Gus Papamichalopoulos is an expert in energy-related M&A, project finance, EPCs and regulatory affairs; he holds the distinction of serving as vice chairman of the Institute of Energy of South East Europe and is frequently involved in key projects in the region, supporting on construction, financing and operational matters. The department is also led by Elisabeth Eleftheriades, who provides privatisation, due diligence and project documentation expertise, and Ioanna Antonopoulou, a banking and project finance lawyer who specialises in the energy sector. The electricity, renewables, and oil and gas sectors are all key focuses for the group, which also supports its energy clients on the full spectrum of relevant corporate affairs. Senior associate Aristotelis Katranis is an up-and-coming name for natural resources and environmental law matters.

Practice head(s):

Gus Papamichalopoulos; Elisabeth Eleftheriades; Ioanna Antonopoulou

Other key lawyers:

Evi Dimitropoulou; Kimon Tsakiris; Aristotelis Katranis

Key clients

ABO WIND A.G.

ADMIE S.A. (Hellenic Independent Electricity Transmission Operator)

ALPIQ ENERGY SE

ARIADNE INTERCONNECTION  S.P.L.C.

AXPO TRADING A.G.

AXPO UK

BLUE GRID GAS & POWER

Calfrac Well Services LTD

CEZ

China Overseas Infrastructure Development and Investment Corporation

DESFA S.A. (Hellenic Independent Gas Transmission Operator Company)

Deutsche Erneuerbare Energie GmBH

EDF EN HELLAS

ENAGAS INTERNACIONAL S.L.U.

FLUXYS S.A.

FREEPOINT COMMODITIES EUROPE LLP

GEK TERNA

ibvogt GmbH

ILIA ENERGY INC.

IREDL International Renewable Energy Development

MET HOLDING AG

MOTOROIL S.A.

Neptune Energy Group Holdings

NORTHLAND POWER INC

RWE

Seven Energy AG

SNAM S.p.A.

State Grid Corporation of China

State Grid Europe Limited

STATKRAFT

VITOL S.A.

Wircon GmbH

EU and competition Tier 1

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm fields a team with specialist expertise in cartel, abuse of dominance, merger control and consumer protection issues in addition to state aid and public procurement. Department head Anastasia Dritsa is also an expert in private antirust litigation, anticompetitive horizontal and vertical agreements, and abuse of sole and collective dominance mandates. Key sectors of focus encompass electricity, petrochemicals, digital platforms, telecoms, consumer goods, retail, pharmaceuticals, media and construction, among others. Recently promoted partner Victoria Mertikopoulou provides the team with EU, antitrust, regulatory, digital economy and consumer protection expertise.

Practice head(s):

Anastasia Dritsa

Other key lawyers:

Victoria Mertikopoulou; Violetta Panagiotopoulou

Key clients

The Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

British American Tobacco

Generali

Henkel Hellas

Laboratoires Bailleul International

Insurance Tier 1

At Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm, practice head Konstantinos Issaias is primarily focused on acquisition transactions in the insurance and reinsurance sectors, though he also routinely handles insurance contract interpretation matters, both contentious and advisory. In addition, he is well versed in new insurance product launches and the drafting of general and special terms for clients or insurers. As for associate Zaphirenia Theodoraki, her core strengths lie in insurance contract law and regulatory frameworks, in addition to restructuring and insolvency matters. Clients include insurance companies, financial institutions and insurance intermediaries.

Projects and privatisation Tier 1

At Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm, senior partner Gus Papamichalopoulos is a leading name for energy and infrastructure projects, supporting on the construction, financing and operation of projects across the entire SEE region. The team is also active in the privatisation space, where it is engaged for PPP, design, build, finance and operate (DBFO), build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) and concession projects and is jointly headed by Papamichalopoulos and M&A experts Elisabeth Eleftheriades and Evangelia Dimitropoulou. Counsel Kimon Tsakiris is an up-and-coming name for public procurement, PPP, joint venture and administrative law matters.

Practice head(s):

Gus Papamichalopoulos; Elisabeth Eleftheriades; Evangelia Dimitropoulou

Other key lawyers:

Kimon Tsakiris; Ioanna Antonopoulou

Key clients

DESFA

DESFA S.A. (Hellenic Independent Gas Transmission Operator Company)

WIRCON GmbH

ARIADNE INTERCONNECTION  S.P.L.C.

MET HOLDING A.G

ITA GROUP – Gas Interconnector (INGS) connecting Greece – Republic of North Macedonia

State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) and State Grid Europe Limited (SGEL)/ Privatization of the Greek IPTO

China Overseas Infrastructure Development and Investment Corporation

Consortium of SNAM S.p.A./Fluxys SA-NV/Nederlandse Enagás Internacional S.L.U

JV GEK TERNA S.A and Motor Oil S.A.

Slentel Limited

FREEPOINT COMMODITIES EUROPE LLP

Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens (“BRFAA”)

HELLENIC REPUBLIC ASSET DEVELOPEMENT FUND S.A. (HRADF)

Castalia Ltd

Everty Porto Heli Greece Single Member Private Company

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm has a notable emphasis on commercial lending, acting for both lenders and borrowers on the full spectrum of relevant transactions. The team is also active in project finance, with a track record of advising on energy and infrastructure projects, and has a dedicated task force focused on the NPL market. Konstantinos Vouterakos is a specialist in securities regulation, with extensive experience of acting on IPOs, SPOs, tender offers, combined offerings, bond issuances and private placement projects. He jointly leads the team with Theodore Rakintzis.

Practice head(s):

Theodore Rakintzis; Konstantinos Vouterakos

Other key lawyers:

Ioanna Antonopoulou; Konstantinos Issaias; Elisabeth Eleftheriades

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm's corporate, commercial and M&A department has specialist expertise in the transport, pharmaceuticals, energy, infrastructure, TMT, food and beverage sectors. Department head Claire Pavlou has a particular focus on private M&A, group restructurings and joint ventures, in addition to the establishment of new businesses, day-to-day corporate support and the full spectrum of commercial agreements. Counsel Katerina Tzamalouka  is well regarded for due diligence reviews and reports, as well as the drafting of M&A-related transaction documents.

Practice head(s):

Claire Pavlou

Other key lawyers:

Katerina Tzamalouka; Konstantinos Vouterakos; Gus Papamichalopoulos; Theodore Rakintzis; Elisabeth Eleftheriades; Evi Dimitropoulou

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Hailed for its 'international perspective', Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is particularly active in cross-border litigation and arbitration. Recently promoted partner Vicky Kriketou focuses on product liability disputes, particularly relating to defective pharmaceutical products, along with tort, distribution, antitrust and commercial agency litigation. She heads the department alongside managing partner John Kyriakides, whose caseload spans agency agreement, trade mark and patent, gaming and betting, debt collection and law of obligation-related disputes. In addition, Panos Alexandris specialises in public law and liquidation of asset matters, and Anthony Hadjioannou is ‘extremely thorough without losing the big picture.

Practice head(s):

John Kyriakides; Vicky Kriketou

Other key lawyers:

Panos Alexandris; Anthony Hadjioannou; Apostolos Kourtis; Niki Orfanidou

Testimonials

‘The firm offers a very large and complete team to cater to individuals and firms working in Greece. Their international perspective and fluency in many languages make them unique in Greece. Also, they are totally up to date with current technologies and communication processes. The team are excellent and are at the top of their game in each department.’

‘John Kyriakides provides a superior and all-encompassing vision, very good connections with all the services that may assist with the case, and is thorough and dedicated with exceptional ethics.’

‘Anthony Hadjioannou is extremely thorough about the details of the case without losing the big picture. A relentless warrior.’

‘Covers a wide range of legal practice with great time management.’

‘Very responsive, good legal knowledge and commercial acumen.’

‘Hands-on, prompt responses, good availability.’

‘Extensive knowledge of the topic and good cooperation among the team members.’

Employment Tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is home to a full-service practice which covers contentious employment law issues and industrial relations in addition to pensions, benefits and corporate immigration matters. The department is headed by Ioanna Kyriazi, whose particular areas of proficiency include restructuring projects, collective redundancies and bargaining, social securities disputes and cost-cutting procedures, including salary reductions. Her team is also frequently engaged to provide day-to-day advice on matters including employment agreements, outsourcing, policies and handbooks, as well as discrimination issues. The firm is a member of the Employment Law Alliance, an international network of employment law specialists.

Practice head(s):

Ioanna Kyriazi

Other key lawyers:

Kelly Papadaki

Key clients

Continental Group

The Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

MSD/Merck Sharpe & Dohme

The Associated Press

SARAKAKIS BROTHERS GROUP OF COMPANIES

BEAT MOBILITY SERVICES

ONLINE DELIVERY

IBM Hellas

Imperial Tobacco

Enercon Group

AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

Abbott Laboratories

Workable

Frigoglass SAIC

CR Bard (BD)

John Willey

Oriflame Group

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Intellectual property Tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is home to prowess in all IP sub-categories, including trade marks, designs, patents, domain names, copyright and database rights. The department is fronted by Irene Kyriakides, who is routinely engaged for opposition, cancellation and recourse matters and regularly acts for multinationals on cross-border mandates. Her team is particularly knowledgeable in the health and life sciences, entertainment, food and IT sectors; examples of its recent work include trade mark prosecution and enforcement, patent registrations, portfolio maintenance, and assisting clients with the maximisation of the commercial value of their IP matters.

Practice head(s):

Irene Kyriakides

Other key lawyers:

Vicky Kriketou; Anthony Hadjioannou

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is a household name for real estate-related tax matters, financing, construction, title reviews, commercial leases and a range of large-scale projects. Its foremost sectors of expertise include tourism and leisure, energy, utilities and logistics, with the client roster spanning high-net-worth individuals, institutional investors and funds as well as credit and financial institutions. The practice is led by transaction specialist Elisabeth Eleftheriades and also includes Theodore Rakintzis, whose expertise encompasses sale and leasebacks, construction agreement, time sharing and international tax planning.

Practice head(s):

Elisabeth Eleftheriades

Other key lawyers:

Theodore Rakintzis; Eleni Iconomidou; Kimon Tsakiris

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is equipped to handle insolvency, pre-insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as lending its expertise on debt recovery matters, claw back actions and the ranking of creditors. Department co-head Konstantinos Issaias handles contentious and advisory matters alike, with a strong track record in out-of-court restructuring projects in addition to judicial restructuring proceedings. Theodore Rakintzis leads the team alongside Issaias.

Practice head(s):

Konstantinos Issaias; Theodore Rakintzis

Tax Tier 2

At Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm, the three core pillars of the practice are corporate tax advisory and structuring, personal tax and the full array of controversy matters. Panagiotis Pothos leads the team and provides specialist expertise in M&A and real estate taxation, VAT and indirect taxation, tax incentives legislation and foreign investment structuring. The team represents high-net-worth individuals, investment funds, family offices, professional service firms and a wealth of corporates from the shipping, insurance, hospitality, energy and automotive sectors, among others.

Practice head(s):

Panagiotis Pothos

Other key lawyers:

Ioanna Barmpa

Key clients

Alpha Bank

Anixter

Bacardi

Banca Farmafactoring

Beat Mobiliy Services

Blantyre Capital Limited

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Coty

Credit Suisse

Frigoglass

Intracom

Kafkas

Online Delivery

Oriflame

Starwood

Swiss Life

TBank

TMT Tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is home to longstanding expertise in advising telecoms providers on rollouts, operations, restructurings and reorganisations. The team is also active in the television market, where it supports on financings, among other matters, and also directs particular attention to supporting start-ups. Department head Konstantinos Vouterakos is an IT and communications law specialist; his team also excels in technology-related matters, transactional affairs, regulatory issues, cyber security and data privacy.

Practice head(s):

Konstantinos Vouterakos

Other key lawyers:

Elisabeth Eleftheriades; Anastasia Dritsa; Elina Georgili; Victoria Mertikopoulou; Evangelia Dimitropoulou

Key clients

Beat Mobility Services SA

Instashop Limited LTD

Online Delivery Services SA

Amazon Web Services

Delivery Hero SE

Prosperty SA

Bibe Coffee

Venture Friends

BESPOT

White-collar crime Tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is home to impressive ‘combined civil and criminal court expertise’. It is engaged on matters before all the courts and investigative authorities, including money laundering, bribery, forgery, sanctions, manslaughter by way of negligence, fraud and tax evasion cases. The team frequently acts on matters with a cross-border element and primarily leans towards plaintiff representation. The ‘exceptionalJohn Kyriakides leads the department with Panos Alexandris and counsel Niki Orfanidou.

Practice head(s):

John Kyriakides; Panos Alexandris; Niki Orfanidou

Testimonials

‘Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is one of the best law firms in Greece. We as a company are completely satisfied working with a team that always gives us a clear view of the legal matters.’

‘They deliver, meaning that in most cases we have won the case in court. I would like to mention John Kyriakides, who is an exceptional lawyer and has really helped our company resolve many legal issues during the last ten years.’

‘Combined civil and criminal court expertise; the ability to translate and communicate with English-speaking clients; willingness to travel for meetings.’

‘Good legal analysis and strong communication skills. They are able to explain the process and make clients feel at ease.’

The firm: Kyriakides Georgopoulos (KG) Law Firm is a leading multi-tier business law firm and the largest in Greece, dating back to 1930’s and recognized as one of the most prestigious law firm in the country.

KG has been the preferred choice for US and European international law firms seeking local legal counsel in Greece capable for delivering legal services at the most demanding standards of professional quality and client service. We continue to develop and sustain multi- generational relationships with high-profile partners in major international and global law firms, as well as the exchange of expertise and intellectual capital that only such enduring relationships can produce. Our firm is a founding member of South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal), a regional alliance of major law firms from countries in South East Europe. Working together on cross border transactions, SEE Legal is the largest local legal team in South East Europe, with more than 450 lawyers organized in cross – jurisdictional practice groups. Our firm’s performance is consistently ranked highly by the most prestigious of international directories, such as Chambers & Partners Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, as well as IFLR1000.

With offices in Athens and Thessaloniki, our multi-disciplinary teams set the standards for commercially-aware, responsive service in the most complex and sophisticated legal issues. KG pioneered in the Greek market by becoming ISO certified since 2006 and still remains one of a handful of ISO 9001 certified law firms in Greece.

Areas of practice: Our structured approach to both the relationship with our clients, as well as to our internal processes, provides a measurable benefit to our clients: we strive to ensure that our clients remain engaged and up-to-date throughout the duration of our relationship, and we request their feedback in order to ensure that at any given time no need is not being met.

Our lawyers are experts in specific practice areas. This enables us to understand our clients’ objectives better and to deliver legal solutions to achieve them even in the largest and most complex transactions. We are guided by a set of values which we follow and abide over the years.

We offer a broad range of commercially-aware legal services that are precisely aligned with the business needs and objectives of our clients. We know that our clients expect more than legal information or hedged advice and therefore, we guide them to define the business challenges and work out a strategy for success.

Clients come to us for our successful track record knowing that they can rely on our creative thinking to solve their most complex challenges.

Our main practice areas are:

  • Agency, distribution and franchising
  • Corporate, commercial and M&A
  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Data protection
  • Energy, utilities and infrastructure
  • Employment
  • EU competition and antitrust
  • Intellectual property
  • Insurance
  • Internet and E-commerce
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Life sciences
  • Tax
  • Public law
  • Project finance
  • Private wealth structuring
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Telecommunications and media law
  • White-collar litigation

Website: https://kglawfirm.gr/

Department Name Email Telephone
Energy Gus Papamichalopoulos (Senior Partner)
Employment Ioanna Kyriazi (Partner)
EU Competition and Antitrust Anastasia Dritsa (Partner)
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Konstantinos Vouterakos (Senior Partner)
Litigation & Arbitration John Kyriakides (Managing Partner)
Intellectual Property Irene Kyriakides (Partner)
Tax Panagiotis Pothos (Partner)
Real Estate Elizabeth Eleftheriades (Partner)
Corporate/M&A Claire Pavlou (Partner)
Restructuring and Insolvency Konstantinos Issaias (Partner)
Insurance Konstantinos Issaias (Partner)
Public Law Constantinos Kavadellas (Counsel)
Telecommunications & Media Law Konstantinos Vouterakos (Senior Partner)
Project Finance Elizabeth Eleftheriades (Partner)
Project Finance Ioanna Antonopoulou (Partner)
White Collar Litigation Panos Alexandris (Partner | On leave)
White Collar Litigation John Kyriakides (Managing Partner)
Life Sciences Irene Kyriakides (Partner)
Data Protection Elina Georgili (Partner)
Private Wealth Structuring Theodore Rakintzis (Partner)
Private Wealth Structuring Panagiotis Pothos (Partner)
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Panos Alexandris  photo Mr Panos Alexandris Partner
Mrs Ioanna Antonopoulou  photo Mrs Ioanna Antonopoulou Partner
Mrs Anastasia Dritsa  photo Mrs Anastasia Dritsa Partner
Mrs Elisabeth Eleftheriades  photo Mrs Elisabeth Eleftheriades Partner
Mrs Elizabeth Eleftheriades  photo Mrs Elizabeth Eleftheriades Partner
Mr Leonidas Georgopoulos  photo Mr Leonidas Georgopoulos Senior Partner
Mr Anthony Hadjioannou  photo Mr Anthony Hadjioannou Senior Partner
Mr Konstantinos Issaias  photo Mr Konstantinos Issaias Partner
Mrs Constantinos Kavadellas  photo Mrs Constantinos Kavadellas Counsel
Mrs Irene Kyriakides  photo Mrs Irene Kyriakides Partner
Mr John Kyriakides  photo Mr John Kyriakides Partner
Mrs Ioanna Kyriazi  photo Mrs Ioanna Kyriazi Partner
Mrs Effie Mitsopoulou  photo Mrs Effie Mitsopoulou Partner
Mr Gus Papamichalopoulos  photo Mr Gus Papamichalopoulos Partner
Mrs Claire Pavlou  photo Mrs Claire Pavlou Partner
Mr Panagiotis Pothos  photo Mr Panagiotis Pothos Partner
Mr Theodore Rakintzis  photo Mr Theodore Rakintzis Partner
Mr Konstantinos Vouterakos  photo Mr Konstantinos Vouterakos Partner
Number of lawyers : 100 est.
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Other office : Thessaloniki

At Kyriakides Georgopolos Law Firm (KG) we understand that our diversity is a key element of our effectiveness and success in the market.

Diversity, and in particular gender balance, is one of our firm’s core values and part of our culture, as we firmly believe in the importance that different perspectives can bring to a business.

As an example, 62% of our firm’s lawyers are women (56 out of 90 in total) and 42% at a Partner level (8 out of 19 in total). We also make sure that we have the right processes in place in order for all our employees to be treated equally, giving them the same set of opportunities regardless of age, gender, disability, culture, sexuality or anything equivalent.

In 2019 – 2020, we are committed to making further progress in our already strong culture of diversity and inclusion by promoting various initiatives towards such practices. Among other activities we are considering building our own women’s network and run a series of events around this topic for our clients and internal teams. Finally, we are committed to further increase gender representation at all levels across Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm.

John Kyriakides, Co-Managing Partner

John Kyriakides, Co-Managing Partner Co-Managing Partner at Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm explains what are the challenges and opportunities for Greek law firms today and in the years to come.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm from your competitors?

I fondly believe that amongst the main points that differentiate us from other Greek law firms are the values and attributes we have earned from our predecessors that we carefully follow, combined with our committment to be ahead of our era. KG has always been at the forefront of developments. It was one of the very first partnesrhips ever formed in Greece and a pioneer in many ways setting the pace for others to follow.

At KG we always strive to provide top quality legal services to our clients making sure that we understand their business needs. To achieve our goals we work hard and we are always 100% committed. But our success is also attributable to our workforce. We take pride in the fact that we employee top quality young lawyers emphasizing on their aspiration and motivation, involvement in our projects, constant training, encouragement to take initiatives and remuneration of their hard efforts.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm has an 85 year old history behind it and is not by chance a leading multi-practice business law firm and the largest legal practice in Greece for several decades.

Our client-oriented approach – we put our clients at the heart of our business. Our objective is to build long lasting relationship with our clients and act not only as their legal advisors but also support them with all their commercial needs and exceed their expectations. To do so, we have developed the necessary processes and systems to collect feedback, listen and understand their business objectives in order to improve the way we work with them, thus act in a more efficient way.

Our team – we believe that our workforce makes us who we are and that is why we focus on recruiting and developing the best. We operate in an open, and collegiate environment, and we encourage constructive feedback. Our ultimate goal is to keep improving our style of service.

Our innovative thinking – we always encourage creativity and pioneering thinking and this is easily shown in the matters that our firm works on.

Our track record – the size of our firm – over 90 highly skilled lawyers – allows us to offer our clients top-notch legal advice even in the most challenging legal situations. The strong expertise and thorough legal knowledge of our lawyers enables them to offer high quality, competitive service to domestic and international clients. We have a ‘one-firm’ approach and we always bring together the knowledge, experience and energy of the whole firm to help our clients.

Which practices in your member firm do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

The economy is steadily improving, the danger of GRexit is now well behind us and the restrictions on capital controls are gradually lifted. At the same time, most of the reforms required to boost the Greek economy have by now been adopted and the level of unemployment has dropped from the all-time high of 27,6 in September 2013 to 18,6 in September 2017.

At KG we also see a strong demand from several international institutional investors to acquire – manage NPLs, NPEs in Greece. Highly reputable and among the largest in the world investors are in town actively investigating, negotiating, bidding and investing. This is expected to assist Banks exceed annual NPE reduction targets until 2021 by actively pursuing alternative solutions by themselves and the investors. So overall the picture is promising and we expect to see a further growth in several industries and sectors of the economy.

The practices that are expected to benefit the most in the coming 18 months will be corporate, M&A’s, restructuring of NPE’s, real–estate, litigation (NPL’s and debt-recovery), tax and wealth planning, energy, information technology, data protection and cyber related matters.

What is the main change you have made in your firm that will benefit clients?

We never stop making changes, monotring international trends and developments, adapting to the IT challenges, and trying to ensure that we offer excellent working conditions for our colleagues. We are currently working on an innovative solution that will allow us to offer services in certain legal practices much more productively and much more cost-efficiently for our clients.

This year, we emphasized on organizing several closed events with selected clients and speakers. Two of those were co-hosted in Athens with major international and well renowned law firms. These events gave our clients the opportunity to meet with international practitioners and discuss their business concerns from a different perspective and approach. The hot topics this year were GDPR and “Wealth & Tax Planning”.

Last but not least, as of June 2018, our firm is officially a member of the Denton’s Nextlaw Referral Network. We believe that this is a great opportunity to better service our valued clients, and furthers our commitment to quality and innovation in this ever-changing world. As a member of the Nextlaw Referral Network, KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS is now connected to over 600 member firms and 28,000 lawyers across 200+ countries.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Technology has radically changed the way we work, think and interact with our clients. Our lawyers are adept in aiding our clients in understanding the demands made on them and are trusted advisors in helping them build a pragmatic approach to problem-solving in today’s technologically exciting times.

Throughout the whole process, our top priority is to keep ourselves well-informed for all the technological developments that have an impact to our clients in all the different industries. Our dedicated lawyers, who are hand-picked by our partners for being individuals with a clear sense and understanding on technology and law have worked on some of the biggest and most high-profile transactions in Greece, namely for start-ups that have gone on to excel abroad.

Secondly, we understand the importance and necessity of coming up with ‘disruptive’ ideas and developing smarter tools for client work. We have a series of products and processes in the pipeline, including project management and client feedback collection tools, in order to improve our efficiency, responsiveness and quality of services we offer to our clients.

Finally, technology and innovativeness does not scare us. We handle cross-border transactions and matters with ease and confidence. Our experience is bridging jurisdictions for the best outcome all the while covering data protection aspects of technology transactions makes us the no. 1 choice amongst our peers.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

During the past couple of years we have helped a handful of start-up business grow from just an idea all the way to a multi-million share purchase or joint venture transaction. To do so, we are prepared to make sacrifices in terms of our expectations, learn the business needs of our clients along the process of their development stages and help them shape, where necessary, the legal framework to fit the needs of their industry. It is a simple way to add value to clients business and build at the same time long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Certainly they do and we take a lot of pride knowing that we have clients that we serve for more than one, two, even three decades. That shows and confirms our level of commitment and continued professional acumen.

In the next three years we are planning to further invest in the main three pillars, which we see as the key to success: technology, client management processes and systems and workforce training and development.

Additionally, we plan to invest further in collaborations with international firms, including running joint events, secondments and other joint initiatives with our ‘Best Friends’ law firms, most of which are firms in UK’s ‘Magic Circle’.

KG Law Firm Is A Great Place To Work!

KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS Law Firm (KG) has obtained the International Certification «Great Place to Work®» (CERTIFIED by Great Place to Work®), which is awarded to organizations that stand out as selection employers in a competitive talent search market.