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Lambadarios Law Firm
3 STADIOU STREET
105 62 ATHENS
Greece

Dispute resolution Tier 1

One of the market’s strongest dispute resolution teams', Lambadarios Law Firm is particularly well regarded for contentious matters in the banking, infrastructure, IT, energy and gaming arenas. John Filiotis has multiple cases in the highest domestic and European courts under his belt, and has a particularly noteworthy reputation for internet law disputes, particularly in relation to the ownership and liability of IP content uploaded by users. In addition, Chara Daouti leads on defamation and IP disputes, Prokopis Dimitriadis is experienced in ICC arbitrations, and managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios, an accredited mediator, has expertise in construction, telecoms, pharmaceutical and defence-related proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Constantinos Lambadarios; Ioannis Filiotis; Prokopis Dimitriadis; Harry Karampelis; George Panopoulos; Chara Daouti

Testimonials

‘Strong tradition in international arbitration.’

‘Constantinos Lambadarios and George Panopoulos are standouts.’

‘Lambadarios Law Firm has one of the market’s strongest dispute resolution teams. The team is distinguished for its ability to engage in the most difficult cases across the spectrum and to help clients organise a strategy outside the strict limits of litigation. Contantinos Lambadarios is an inspiring person not just for his team, but also for the clients’ side.’

‘With Lambadarios’ litigation team you will never fail. The mix of deep knowledge of procedural rules, understanding of the client’s business and capacity to identify and present the right arguments makes the team an incredible support for in-house counsels dealing with litigation in Greece.’

‘Chara Daouti is experienced in a wide range of topics, which makes her an excellent litigator. She is very business oriented and quickly understands the client’s needs.’

‘John Filiotis is an experienced litigator and it very much shows in the perfect balance of confidence and wit with which he appears in courts. He is great at identifying the best strategy for written and oral defence, focusing on the core issues and winning arguments.’

‘An extremely reliable firm with the team providing a high level of expertise in dispute resolution matters.’

‘I consider Ioannis Filiotis to be one of the most experienced, knowledgeable and highly reputed litigation lawyers in Greece. Prokopis Dimitriadis retested the proposed solutions and arguments in our case and improved the design and the quality of the final deliverable. George Panopoulos fully analysed the case and came back very quickly with the first draft of the deliverable set of proposals/solutions.’

Key clients

Heron

Volterra

Public Power Corporation (PPC)

Cardlink

Piraeus Bank

OPAP

Valartis Group

Linde

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Energy Tier 1

Famed for its ‘deep knowledge of every aspect of the energy sector’, Lambadarios Law Firm has a considerable focus on contentious energy matters, including litigation, arbitration and administrative claims. The team also thrives in relation to oil and gas, electricity generation and renewable energy-related transactions, with its recent engagement on the privatisation of DEPA, a state-owned natural gas company, evidence of its prowess in the privatisation and deregulation field. Managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios and George Panopoulos led on the matter; they jointly front the practice alongside the ‘very experiencedYannis Kourniotis, who specialises in energy-related project finance, acting for both sponsors and lenders.

Practice head(s):

George Panopoulos; Yannis Kourniotis; Constantinos Lambadarios

Testimonials

‘Expertise in the local market within a demanding and changing energy sector. Legal opinions from business perspective. Attention to detail. Availability. On-time delivery.’

‘The team are professional and well educated. Yannis Kourniotis and George Panopoulos are well known in the local market.’

‘The team is highly experienced in energy and renewables financing and large infrastructure and concession projects, as well as acquisitions. Also, the team is highly efficient and can execute very complex and challenging transactions within very demanding tight deadlines. The team is in a position to negotiate effectively on behalf of its clients.’

‘Yiannis Kourniotis is a very experienced lawyer, and has acted on numerous transactions in the energy, infrastructure and concessions sectors.’

‘Lambadarios Law Firm is one of the oldest and most well-reputed law firms in Greece, covering almost all areas of law.’

‘The energy law expert with whom we have worked is George Panopoulos, a lawyer with an increasingly strong reputation in the market.’

‘Deep knowledge of every aspect of the energy sector, providing not only legal consultation but also consultation and support in private investment deals and collaborations.’

‘Managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios and George Panopoulos are highly qualified, skilled lawyers who provide excellent consultation and solutions in every field of the energy sector. They are the support that makes you feel confident, no matter what challenge you have to deal with.’

Key clients

ENOC

Volterra

Heron

Public Power Corporation PPC

Kavala Oil

DEPA

GEK Terna

Energean Oil

Glencore – Carlyle

National Bank of Greece

JV Terna-Sices

Black Sea Trade & Development Bank

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator

Icon Infrastructure

FLNG RUS

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

A team with ‘deep knowledge of Greek capital markets law’, Lambadarios Law Firm is regularly instructed on high-end listed and traded debt, equity, public M&A and high-yield bond matters. Its lawyers are equally well regarded for project and acquisition finance mandates, with experience in large infrastructure and energy projects. Managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios provides the team with distinguished real estate finance, private equity and NPL expertise. The team also includes Prokopis Dimitriadis, a specialist in debt restructuring, derivatives, credit facilities and corporate bonds, and Yannis Kourniotis, who is experienced in infrastructure and concession projects.

Practice head(s):

Constantinos Lambadarios; Prokopis Dimitriadis; Yannis Kourniotis; Kostas Botopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Melina Katsimi

Testimonials

‘The team at Lambadarios Law Firm have proven deep knowledge of Greek capital markets law, which gives them a competitive advantage in such engagements. The team are flexible, very diligent and happy to look for innovative solutions or think out of the box when needed.’

‘A lean and flexible team. They are open minded in finding solutions for transaction structuring and participation alternatives and provide careful analyses of the commercial and legal implications of alternative approaches.’

‘Expertise, knowledge of uncommon law matters which have commercial implications, diligence, commercial understanding, flexibility.’

‘They have the necessary legal knowledge and take a serious approach to all issues, they are contactable and are ready for discussion on any occasion.’

‘The people we work with are distinguished by their legal knowledge and their understanding of the issues they handle. Furthermore, they are willing to advise even on matters that go beyond the project they have undertaken. Special mention should be made of Kostas Botopoulos and Melina Katsimi.’

‘They are responsive, client oriented and commitment driven, and have market intelligence.’

‘Constantinos Lambadarios is knowledgeable and easy going, with a good industry network. Prokopis Dimitriadis is experienced, very responsive and flexible.’

‘Lambadarios Law Firm has a unique team with very experienced professionals in the areas of banking and finance for large infrastructure and concession projects, as well as energy and renewables financing, with exceptional execution capabilities and the ability to conclude very complex and challenging transactions within very strict deadlines.’

Key clients

Piraeus Bank

National Bank of Greece

Alpha Bank

Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment

Davidson Kempner

Hines

LoneStar Funds

Volterra S.A.

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

Credit Suisse

EBRD

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

At Lambadarios Law Firm, the team is highlighted for its ‘knowledge and experience in the M&A field’. Led by Constantinos Lambadarios, its lawyers also excel in joint venture formation, privatisations, restructurings and reorganisations, as well as governance and contractual matters. The firm's sector expertise is undeniably broad, encompassing everything from electricity, oil and gas, and real estate through to music, electronics, consumer goods, IT and home appliances. Among its clients are domestic and multinational corporates, financial institutions and overseas funds. Prokopis Dimitriadis is particularly integral to the M&A offering.

Practice head(s):

Constantinos Lambadarios

Other key lawyers:

Melina Katsimi; Prokopis Dimitriadis

Testimonials

‘Constantinos Lambadarios has exceptional negotiation skills and is solution oriented.’

‘Prokopis Dimitriadis has outstanding specialist skills and knowledge. He is very pleasant in personal interactions.’

‘They are a really good team with high ethical standards. They are accessible and nice to be around. A standout quality of this firm is that in the process of the deal they maintain an amicable and constructive dialogue with the other side. This is very helpful. This quality, combined with their knowledge and experience in the M&A field, contributes greatly to making deals happen.’

‘ Managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios is personable, approachable and is highly valued by his clients. He is knowledgeable and has a solution-focused approach.’

‘Prokopis Dimitriadis is quick and pragmatic and has proven to be great at identifying solutions in complex issues.’

‘Lambadarios has been our go-to firm for many years. This is because it combines a unique blend of qualities. The team is always on the ball, with tons of experience which is immediately apparent.’

‘Constantinos Lambadarios stands out as a brilliant practitioner and M&A lawyer. He has the ability to pinpoint the important issues and focus on resolving them without over-lawyering. Prokopis Dimitriadis is one of the best lawyers we have met, with unmatched depth of knowledge in an impressive variety of fields. Melina Katsimi is always very attentive, with attention to detail in executing transactions.’

‘Constantinos Lambadarios is very experienced and business-minded, and focuses on a vast range of legal matters.’

Key clients

Switz Group

Hines

Grivalia SA

DEPA (Public Gas Corporation)

Davidson Kempner

LoneStar

Glencore and Carlisle

Around Town

Mohegan Sun

Camelot

El Sewedy

Alpha Bank

Trilantic Private Equity

Pacha

Camelot group of companies

Goodyear

Dow Chemical

Google

Procter and Gamble

Cardlink

Miele

Whirlpool

Space X

Sony

Baker McKenzie

HEDNO

Employment Tier 2

At Lambadarios Law Firm, clients are provided with a full-service employment offering, covering issues from recruitment and benefits through to terminations and redundancies. The practice has particular strength in mandates pertaining to the implementation of new workplace practices and technologies and is headed by John Filiotis, who has a strong track record in collective redundancy disputes before the European Court of Justice and the Athens Supreme Court. Other areas of proficiency include the application of EU directives, contract drafting and breach of contract claims.

Practice head(s):

John Filiotis

Other key lawyers:

Chara Daouti; Constantinos Lambadarios

EU and competition Tier 2

Lambadarios Law Firm is acclaimed for its ‘ability to deal with the HCC’ on a range of matters, in addition to its ‘strong practice’ in the field of antitrust. Managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios, whose ‘arsenal of legal skills is exceptional', fronts the offering, providing extensive expertise in cartel, merger control and collective dominance matters in industries as diverse as beer, cosmetics, consumer products, construction, automobiles and aquaculture.

Practice head(s):

Constantinos Lambadarios

Testimonials

‘The assistance and representation we received from Lambadarios Law Firm was extremely good for its professional competence, industry knowledge and understanding, political insight and ability to deal with the HCC.’

‘Lambadarios is a long-established law firm in antitrust matters in Greece; it has a strong practice in the field, which is both helpful and inspiring when dealing with this special sector of law. With skills in corporate matters and dispute resolution, competition is a key strength for the Lambadarios team: they offer quality services at the highest professional level.’

‘Constantinos Lambadarios is always a pleasure to work with. His arsenal of legal skills is exceptional. However, what makes him distinct is his ability to look beyond a single case; he always finds a way to develop an overall strategy and persuade clients that it is to their benefit, even if sometimes it entails painful steps.’

Key clients

Goodyear Tires

Athenian Brewery

Petropoulos S.A.

Rizzani de Eccher

Cardlink

Projects and privatisation Tier 2

Lambadarios Law Firm handles a wealth of privatisation, concession and project mandates, leveraging its ‘top-calibre quality and deep understanding of the Greek infrastructure and energy market’. The team is well equipped to act for all project parties, including multilaterals, lenders, project sponsors, the state and investors. Constantinos Lambadarios, George Panopoulos and Prokopis Dimitriadis jointly front the offering alongside Yannis Kourniotis, who was recently engaged by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment to advise on the public tender for an integrated resort casino as part of the ultra-high-profile Hellinikon Project in Athens.

Practice head(s):

Yannis Kourniotis; Constantinos Lambadarios; George Panopoulos; Prokopis Dimitriadis

Testimonials

‘Top-calibre quality and deep understanding of the Greek infrastructure and energy market.’

‘The partners are regarded as market experts by financial institutions, lenders and European financiers.’

‘The team is very strong, pragmatic, and transaction-friendly.’

‘We note their strong command of the relevant legal environment, pragmatism, ability to broker compromises in a transaction and client-friendly manner. In addition, their teamwork is excellent, particularly in large cross-border situations where timeliness, accuracy and precision of communications is so important. Beyond that, these individuals show a passion for the success of the client’s transaction that sometimes exceeds the passion of the client itself, and that is a feature of the individuals at Lambadarios that is not often found elsewhere.’

‘In-depth experience on complicated exercises. Legal views from a business perspective. Attention to detail. Availability. On-time delivery.’

‘Constantinos Lambadarios, Yannis Kourniotis and George Panopoulos are well known in the local market.’

‘Deep knowledge and extensive experience of the sector along with highly skilled lawyers result in a critical partnership for our company.’

‘George Panopoulos understands the needs of our company as an in-house lawyer, delivering high-quality results. He is the partner anyone would want to have next to them during negotiations.’

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

National Bank of Greece

Alpha Bank

Piraeus

Eurobank

INTARAK

HRADF (Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund)

Black Sea Trade & Development Bank

Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment

Stirixis S.A.

Volterra S.A.

Heron S.A.

Public Power Corporation PPC

Kavala Oil S.A.

DEPA S.A.

GEK Terna S.A.

Energean Oil S.A.

Glencore – Carlyle

Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator

Icon Infrastructure

FLNG RUS

EBRD

BSTDB

Real estate and construction Tier 2

A strong team with depth, breadth and a very commercial approach’, Lambadarios Law Firm is centred on the representation of REICs, real estate funds and collateralised NPLs on their real estate activities in Greece. In terms of the workload, the team routinely handles compliance, planning and zonal regulation matters, high-value acquisitions, financing, prominent leases and a wealth of development and construction projects, including infrastructure, railway, waste management and wind park schemes. The ‘open, cooperative and confidentConstantinos Lambadarios also holds a distinguished track record in M&A relating to real estate and hotel and leisure assets, both in mainland Greece and on the islands; he heads the department with Melina Katsimi.

Practice head(s):

Constantinos Lambadarios; Melina Katsimi

Other key lawyers:

George Panopoulos; Yannis Kourniotis; Prokopis Dimitriadis

Testimonials

‘Strong team with depth, breadth and a very commercial approach.’

‘Prokopis Dimitriadis has a deep knowledge of the field, flexibility, experience and availability. Working with Prokopis has been truly exceptional. You always feel comfort and confidence when working with him.’

‘Very fast response times. Very good knowledge of the market and the main players. Attention to detail and understand of the legal frameworks.’

‘The team has extensive experience in real estate law in Greece.’

‘Constantinos Lambadarios is experienced in the field and easily reachable.’

‘An efficient team with a cooperative spirit and openness to new ideas, which is well placed in the market to have leading experience in the field.’

‘Constantinos Lambadarios is easy to work with, open, cooperative and confident. Prokopis Dimitriadis is an informed and agile lawyer.’

Key clients

Grivalia REIC

Hines Inc.

BriQ REIC

Trastor REIC

Wella

Deca Architecture

Aroundtown

Pacha Group

Intrakat

Gek Terna

SMP Capital

Brook Lane Capital

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

A key differentiator for Lambadarios Law Firm's 'hands-on and very knowledgeable' team is its relationship with Baker McKenzie, which refers to the firm numerous matters on behalf of prestigious multinationals active in Greece. Among its fields of expertise are company liquidations, internal restructurings, regulatory and compliance matters, ancillary agreements and NPLs, among other matters. The department is jointly headed by 'strong leader’ Constantinos Lambadarios and Prokopis Dimitriadis, who is described as ‘an excellent client-facing partner’; it also includes Melina Katsimi, who specialises in relevant due diligence work.

Practice head(s):

Prokopis Dimitriadis; Constantinos Lambadarios

Other key lawyers:

Melina Katsimi

Testimonials

‘The team is both experienced but also deal-oriented, trying to assist the client and the other parties involved to make a deal.’

‘They are knowledgeable, with industry experience, responsive and committed.’

‘Constantinos Lambadarios stands out and is a strong leader. Prokopis Dimitriadis is experienced and an excellent client-facing partner.’

‘Lambadarios Law firm provides assistance to financial institutions and companies in distress. They are very good in advising on the effect of insolvency proceedings and supporting on debt recovery matters.’

‘The team is always hands-on and very knowledgeable in understanding the issues raised, and always responds in a very quick and precise manner. They are always reachable and ready to help, no matter how simple or difficult the question is.’

‘Constantinos Lambadarios and Prokopis Dimitriadis are always involved in a day-to-day manner and do not just have high-level oversight of the case. They are involved in all communications and enquiries in a very personal manner. You know that they will pick up the phone whenever you need them.’

Key clients

National Bank of Greece

Piraeus Bank

Hoist Finance

PQH

Baker McKenzie

Lone Star

Cana Pharma

Davidson Kempner

Intrum

TMT Tier 2

A TMT team with the ‘highest level of knowledge’, Lambadarios Law Firm is primarily active in the media, entertainment and technology sectors, though it also receives instructions from FMCG, healthcare and utilities entities. It demonstrates specialist knowledge in a number of matters, including data protection, data privacy, defamation, e-commerce, cloud services, cyber security, new products and marketing clearances, in addition to related M&A and disputes. The department is headed by managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios and Chara Daouti, a ‘TMT expert’ who provides the group with internet law, social media and start-up expertise.

Practice head(s):

Chara Daouti; Constantinos Lambadarios

Other key lawyers:

John Filiotis

Testimonials

‘Lambadarios Law Firm’s TMT team is young yet very experienced and business-oriented. They know the law and the case law but also understand the client’s needs and requests, thus providing complete and practical advice.’

‘Chara Daouti is the TMT expert. She knows each and every aspect of the market, from those that are common to more traditional businesses to the most specific and new issues, and is able to assist on all of them. She is clear, direct and has no fear of asking questions to get to the core of the issue.’

‘A very strong team with the highest level of knowledge and a focus  on results and relationships.’

‘ Compared to other law firms in Greece, Lambadarios Law Firm is more client-friendly, making it easier to have a direct connection with them as well as getting the exact support requested. Their spirit of collaboration is indeed unique among the law firms in Greece.’

‘Chara Daouti is friendly in client relationships but also disciplined in her practice. She is more flexible in our dealings than the other law firms we work with in Greece which makes it easier for me to connect and request support. She is also knowledgeable and is on time for our deadlines.’

Key clients

Leading US search engine

Cardlink

Sony Electronics

Procter & Gamble

Athenian Brewery

Wikimedia

IASO

Baker McKenzie

Goodyear

HEDNO

Intellectual property Tier 3

Lambadarios Law Firm hosts an IP department which is primarily active in the technology, media and entertainment sectors, though it also sees notable levels of activity in the FMCG, healthcare and utilities industries. Chara Daouti and Constantinos Lambadarios jointly front the practice, which handles a broad array of IP matters; examples include music rights clearance issues, market clearances, IT licensing contracts and product launches.

Practice head(s):

Chara Daouti; Constantinos Lambadarios

Other key lawyers:

John Filiotis

Testimonials

‘Very friendly, prompt and to the point. Always there to help.’

‘Lambadarios’s IP practice is very experienced and business-oriented. They know the law and the case law but also understand the client’s needs and requests, thus providing complete and practical advice.’

‘Chara Daouti is a TMT expert. She is clear, direct and is not afraid to ask questions to get to the core of the issue.’

‘This is an effective and extremely experienced IP practice. It is detail-oriented and provides excellent strategic advice. It is outstanding in terms of its knowledge, speed and expertise. I appreciate the team.’

‘High levels of professionalism and deep knowledge.’

‘Flexibility and a focus on results. They also stand out due to their professionalism and deep knowledge.’

Key clients

Leading US search engine

Cardlink

Sony Electronics

Procter & Gamble

Athenian Brewery

Wikimedia

IASO

Baker McKenzie

Goodyear

HEDNO

Tax Tier 3

Lambadarios Law Firm demonstrates expertise in tax structuring and treatment, indirect and direct taxation, disputes and the tax-related aspects of M&A, restructurings, insolvencies and privatisations. The department is jointly headed by Smaro Anagnostou and Melina Katsimi, and is routinely engaged by financial institutions and investment funds in addition to private clients who look to the group for inheritance, wealth and succession planning advice.

Practice head(s):

Smaro Anagnostou; Melina Katsimi

Other key lawyers:

Constantinos Lambadarios

Key clients

Whirlpool

Baker McKenzie

Epsilon Net

Founded in 1863 and now under the stewardship of managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios, we have evolved from a family firm into a thoroughly modern, international practice with a dynamic, problem-solving mindset, while retaining the traditional qualities of respect, integrity and personal service.

With a number of top-ranked partners and a highly skilled team of lawyers, we are recognized as one of the leading Greek firms in all of our key practices – M&A, banking and finance, project finance, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate, energy, capital markets, and TMT and intellectual property in Greece. Within these fields, we have advised on many of the most significant transactions and commercial developments in Greece’s recent past, from privatizations of state-owned utilities and major energy and infrastructure projects to cases involving emerging internet law and anti-trust actions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Constantinos Lambadarios c.lambadarios@lambadarioslaw.gr +30 210 3231135
Photo Name Position Profile
 Kostas Botopoulos  photo Kostas Botopoulos Partner – Head of Capital Markets practice group
 Chara Daouti photo Chara Daouti Partner – head of Privacy Protection, TMT, marketing and advertising and Intellectual…
 Prokopis Dimitriadis photo Prokopis Dimitriadis Partner – head of Banking & Finance practice
 John Filiotis photo John Filiotis Senior Partner – Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution
 Yannis Kourniotis photo Yannis Kourniotis Partner – Head of Project Finance & Development practice group
Mr Constantinos Lambadarios  photo Mr Constantinos Lambadarios Managing Partner – head of the M&A, Real Estate and Competition/Antitrust practice…
 George Panopoulos photo George Panopoulos Partner – Head of Energy practice group
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“Our people make us who we are.” Constantinos Lambadarios

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