Firm Profile > Koutalidis Law Firm > Athens, Greece

Koutalidis Law Firm
4 VALAORITOU STREET
106 71 ATHENS
Greece

Dispute resolution Tier 1

With a ‘very high-level of expertise in international arbitration and litigation’ and ‘admirable dedication’, Koutalidis Law Firm handles an array of disputes spanning construction, procurement, energy, real estate, corporate and IP matters, and is also reputed for its pre-litigation strategy assistance and dispute resolution advice. The group also collaborates with international firms on the Greek aspects of international disputes and arbitrations. Gregory Logothetis, who is ‘undoubtedly a top expert’, leads the practice and recently represented Fraport Greece in €27m arbitration proceedings against the Greek State regarding the lack of maintenance at 14 regional airports. The 'very knowledgeable' Ioannis Kaptanis is another standout name.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Logothetis;

Testimonials

‘Koutalidis is an excellent Greek practice.  It has wide experience working in conjunction with foreign firms which makes it much easier to interact. They are sufficiently flexible to adopt a co-counsel role in international arbitration.  Strengths are high-quality Greek law advice and a great feel for litigation strategy.’

‘Gregory Logothetis – great team leader.  Dedicated to client’s interests.  Leads from the front and gets stuck into the legal analysis.  Good judgement on what arguments to take. Athina Xinopoulou – first class lawyer.  Understands where common lawyers are coming from.  Expresses complex concepts in a straightforward way.  Great team worker.’

‘Gregory Logothetis is undoubtedly a top expert in the area of Public Procurement Law; moreover he is an expert in Public and Civil Law in general. As the Head of the Litigation Sector of the above law firm, he is an excellent litigation lawyer. He is also a hard-worker and available to give his advice even at night and during the weekend. Furthermore, he is extremely business oriented, and offers practical solutions to complex legal problems in a very professional and timely manner. Manolis Kasotakis – Senior Associate of the above firm – is also recommended as a very professional and diligent lawyer; he has assisted us in Civil Law consultancy and litigation issues.’

‘The team presents a very high level of expertise in international arbitration and litigation combining in depth knowledge, long time experience and admirable dedication. Thanks to their strong founded knowledge of Greek law literature and case law, they are able to locate directly the heart of legal problems without, at the same time, lacking a commercial approach and innovation. It is always a pleasure working with them, since they are always excellently prepared for the case and due to the good relationships between the members of the team, they don’t lose their humour, good spirit and creativity even under pressure.’

‘Gregory Logothetis is a very experienced litigator, both in Greek law litigation and in international arbitration. The depth as well as the extent of his knowledge is rare among lawyers, while his long time experience has rewarded him with exceptional strategic skills. His dedication to the client is unsurpassed, as he spares no effort or time in order to achieve the best possible results. He is assisted by a team possessing exceptional skills and sharing the same values. Ioannis Kaptanis is very knowledgeable in the entire spectrum of Private Law, very methodical, tireless and an excellent negotiator. Senior Associate Manolis Kasotakis is born to litigate, has great strategic skills, an innovative way of thinking and a commercial approach. The team is completed by Associate Dr Athina Xinopoulou, who possesses an in depth knowledge of Greek Civil Law and shows remarkable dedication as well as persistence with detail.’

‘I have been impressed with the professionalism of certain individuals I have been working with in Koutalidis Law Firm, their hard work, prompt and qualified response to the client’s requests and specific knowledge of various law aspects.’

‘The individuals I have worked with in the Dispute Resolution practice area are Mr. Gregory Logothetis and Mr. Evangelos Courakis. Mr. Gregory Logothetis has vast knowledge and experience in the litigation and arbitration sector, he is very thoughtful and has excellent interpersonal skills, while combining reliability with prompt responsiveness. Mr. Evangelos Courakis considers all aspects of the case in both substance and procedure and is able to think of reasonable solutions when problems and unique situations arise, always using creative arguments.’

Key clients

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund S.A.

Fraport Greece

Hochtief

ANEK S.A.

Intrasoft International S.A.

Deutsche Bank AG

Hellenic Financial Stability Fund

Cyprus Popular Bank

Crete Golf S.A.

Genesis Pharma

Aegean Motorway S.A.

Aegean Airlines S.A.

Projects and privatisation Tier 1

Koutalidis Law Firm is highly-regarded for projects in the infrastructure sector and the related financing issues, particularly those with international elements. Ioannis Kaptanis and Nikos Koritsas lead the practice with Effie Papoutsi, and recently advised the National Bank of Greece and Piraeus Bank on the project finance, concession and corporate considerations for the €1.2bn extension of Athens International Airport. The team also advised the relevant bondholders, agent and hedging bank on the refinancing and development of the International Broadcasting Centre, one of the key assets built for the 2004 Olympic Games. Senior associate Yiannis Loizos is also a key member of the team with expertise in privatisations.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Koritsas; Ioannis Kaptanis; Effie Papoutsi;

Key clients

Fraport AG and Fraport Greece

Copelouzos Group

Deutsche Telekom AG

Avialliance GmbH (member of the PSP Group)

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF)

Aegean Motorway S.A. (AMSA)

Hellenic Petroleum S.A. (HELPE)

Lamda Development

National Bank of Greece

Piraeus Bank S.A.

Aktor Concessions S.A.

Marmara Turizm Tesisleri A.Ş.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Koutalidis Law Firm handles a plethora of matters in the banking, finance and capital markets space including complicated transactions, leveraged buyouts and sovereign and corporate debt restructuring. Clients include lenders, borrowers and issuers.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Koutalidis Law Firm possesses expertise in day-to-day corporate advice, high-end commercial transactions, company operations and commercial agreements. It is particularly highly rated when it comes to assisting on the foundation of companies or branches.

EU and competition Tier 2

Koutalidis Law Firm is highly rated for merger clearances and state aid matters. Katia Protopapa is a key name to note. Stamatis Drakakakis  joined Zepos & Yannopoulos in early 2020.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Construction and real estate dispute expertise is a cornerstone of the practice at Koutalidis Law Firm; the group has extensive experience in courts of all instance. In a recent highlight, the team represented McArthurGlen in the Supreme Administrative Court of Greece in a dispute relating to the operation of an outlet centre close to the Athens International Airport. Gregory Logothetis and Ioannis Kaptanis head up the department, which also handles arbitrations, transactions, due diligence, leases, developments, transfers and real estate backed lending matters.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Logothetis; Ioannis Kaptanis;

Testimonials

Deep legal knowledge and experience. Efficiency and professionalism.’

Key clients

KEKROPS

Bluehouse

McArthurGlen Group

KRITIKA GOLF S.A.

Fraport Greece

Lamda Development

Frank E. Basil S.A.

National Bank of Greece

Piraeus Bank S.A.

AviAlliance GmbH

Aktor Concessions S.A.

GMR Group Limited

Marmara Turizm Tesisleri A.Ş.

TMT Tier 2

At Koutalidis Law Firm, the team is well versed in the TMT sector’s regulatory framework. In addition, it routinely drafts telecoms contracts, acts on data protection matters and advises on competition law issues. Nikitas Fortsakis is a name to note.

Employment Tier 3

Koutalidis Law Firm is experienced in employment contracts, new forms of employment, employee transfers, terminations, collective redundancies and due diligence reviews. In addition, employment-related litigation is also an area of expertise.

Energy Tier 3

At Koutalidis Law Firm, the group's energy expertise ranges from project developments and investments, privatisations and dispute resolution through to a range of day-to-day advice including licensing issues and maintenance contracts. The practice is also highly experience in infrastructure projects.

The firm: Koutalidis Law Firm was founded in 1930 and is regarded as one of the most prestigious top-tier law firms in Greece. The firm is well known for its in-depth understanding of clients businesses, which enables it to deliver the quality of advice and service they expect.

The firm has advised on most of the high-profile and groundbreaking transactions in Greece and is privileged with an excellent and varied client list that includes leading Greek and foreign corporations, major investment and commercial banks and financial institutions.

Koutalidis Law Firm’s work and commitment to providing excellent service and finding innovative solutions covering a variety of law and business sectors has been recognised by its clients and independent commentators.

Areas of practice: Koutalidis Law Firm specialis es in the following areas: aviation, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law, corporate law, energy law, European law, litigation and arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax and TMT.

Department Name Email Telephone
Aviation KJ Protopapa
Banking and finance NV Salakas
Capital markets NV Salakas
Corporate NC Koritsas
Energy law EN Courakis
European law/competition law SE Drakakakis
European law/competition law KJ Protopapa
Litigation and arbitration GP Logothetis
Mergers and acquisitions NC Koritsas
Real estate ID Kaptanis
Tax GD Naskaris
TMT NP Fortsakis
Number of lawyers : 30
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