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Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

28 DIMITRIOU SOUTSOU STR, 115 21 ATHENS, GREECE
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Work +30 210 817 1500
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www.kglawfirm.gr
Athens, Thessaloniki

Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm¬†is increasingly active in debt and equity capital markets, where it acts for issuers, sponsors and underwriters. A notable highlight was advising Frigoglass on its restructuring which involved a debt-for-equity swap through a ‚ā¨380m convertible bond issue. ¬†On the lender side, it assisted the European Investment Bank with a multimillion-Euro loan to Athens International Airport, relating to the extension of its existing airport concession agreement.¬†Konstantinos Vouterakos¬†and¬†Theodore Rakintzis¬†jointly lead the six-partner team.

Leading individuals

 Konstantinos Vouterakos - Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

The 'responsive and always available' team at¬†Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm¬†is recommended for its 'very friendly, helpful and pragmatic approach', as well as its 'clear advice', 'dedication' and 'attention to detail'. Recently, it advised a consortium of investors, including Snam, Fluxys, Gasunie and Enag√°s, on its ‚ā¨535m investment into DESFA. The firm also advised Frigoglass on the sale of its UAE subsidiary to ATG Investments.¬†Leonidas Georgopoulos¬†and¬†Claire Pavlou¬†jointly lead the team.

Leading individuals

Claire Pavlou - Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Leonidas Georgopoulos - Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

The 'hands-on' team at¬†Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm¬†has 'excellent knowledge and experience in handling matters involving international companies that are facing challenges in Greece'. The four-partner team handles a mix of international arbitration, and commercial and administrative litigation, as well as white-collar crime. Recent successes include helping Fuji Heavy Industries successfully enforce an arbitral award against its former distributor in Greece. The firm also successfully represented Medtronic in a ‚ā¨4.4m dispute with its distributor.¬†Anthony Hadjioannou¬†and John Kyriakides¬†jointly lead the top-notch team, which includes¬†Panos Alexandris.

Leading individuals

Anthony Hadjiouannou - Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm¬†has a highly-effective team well-versed in merger control, state aid and public procurement issues. A major highlight was successfully¬†defending Est√©e Lauder against a ‚ā¨5.4m HCC fine, which the Administrative Court of Appeal overturned in June 2018. Other recent clients include Gambro, Minoan Lines and Merck.¬†Anastasia Dritsa¬†leads the practice.

Leading individuals

Anastasia Dritsa - Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

The top-tier team at Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is praised for its 'good knowledge and experience'. Led by the highly experienced Effie Mitsopoulou, the team handles all contentious and non-contentious areas of employment law. Recently, the practice advised Coty on the restructuring of its distribution model, necessitating the TUPE transfer of 80 employees to the new distributor. Other clients include Coca-Cola, Frigoglass, IBM, and AbbVie Pharmaceuticals. Ioanna Kyriazi is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Effie Mitsopoulou - Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm 'covers a wide spectrum of expertise and is always available for the exchange of comments and ideas'. The 'professional and hardworking' team is led by the 'very experienced' Gus Papamichalopoulos, who has 'a great deal of initiative and problem-solving skills'. Recently, the team advised a consortium of Italian, Spanish and Belgian investors on the bid for a stake in of DESFA. The firm is also advising Repsol on the sale of a 60% stake in the operation of an onshore block in Aitolokarnania. Projects head Elisabeth Eleftheriades , Ioanna Antonopoulou, and corporate partner Evi Dimitropoulou are all active in this area.

Leading individuals

Gus Papamichalopoulos - Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm regularly advises insurers, brokers and policyholders on the full range of contentious and non-contentious issues. Konstantinos Issaias heads the team, whose clients include AIG, Aon and Swiss Life.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is credited for its 'great teamwork, excellent response time and effectiveness in providing practical solutions'. The team, which is led by Irene Kyriakides, represents an impressive range of blue-chip clients in the manufacturing and pharmaceuticals sectors.

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Projects and privatisation
Projects and privatisation - ranked: tier 1

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm¬†is a top choice for major energy and infrastructure projects, and its sector-led expertise has also put it in good stead for related privatisations. Notably, it is advising the consortium of preferred bidders on the ‚ā¨535m privatisation of DESFA, which operates Greece's gas distribution network. Other key clients include ABO Wind, Repsol Exploracion, and State Grid Corporation of China.¬†Gus Papamichalopoulos¬†and¬†Elisabeth Eleftheriades¬†jointly lead the team.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

The team at Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm, which is led by the highly-rated Elisabeth Eleftheriades, receives credit for its 'excellent response time, professional manner and top quality work'. The firm is advising HRADF as completion legal counsel on the Hellinikon project, and regularly represents lenders on major real estate and project financings.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm¬†has been acting on some of Greece's most significant corporate restructurings and refinancings. Most recently it guided Frigoglass Group on its ‚ā¨330m debt refinancing and ‚ā¨130m recapitalisation. The firm also regularly represents creditors. The highly-experienced¬†Konstantinos Issaias¬†leads the group.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm provides strong regulatory, transactional and litigation support to its impressive mix of IT and telecoms clients. Konstantinos Vouterakos leads the team, whose clients include IBM, Vodafone, Verizon and Buongiorno Hellas.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Popular with clients, the tax team at¬†Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm¬†has 'an international understanding that is difficult to find in Greece' as well as a 'strong local practice in tax litigation'. Practice head¬†Panagiotis Pothos¬†is praised for his 'very good understanding in both Greek and international tax law'. The firm recently advised Frigoglass on tax issues linked to its ‚ā¨380m restructuring.

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm has an active white-collar crime team jointly led by John Kyriakides and specialist litigator Panos Alexandris. The firm is often involved in high-stakes cross-border cases and regularly represents clients before the investigatory authorities. The firm has recently been involved in significant cases in the financial services and food sectors.

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