Ms Melina Katsimi > Lambadarios Law Firm > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

Lambadarios Law Firm
105 62 ATHENS
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Work Department

M&A, Real Estate, Capital Markets, Banking & Finace




Melina Katsimi is a key partner in our Corporate and M&A practices where she specializes in conducting and overseeing due diligences for both domestic and international clients. She has played an important role in many large-scale transactions and company formations and restructurings. Her work has helped to shape transactions in a range of industries including banking and finance, real estate, hospitality, media, music, retail, oil and gas, infrastructure, renewables, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and payments.

Melina has worked extensively with DEPA, the public gas corporation, on its program of restructuring and privatization. She has also advised on the formation of payments network operator Cardlink and the Bank of Greece’s single special liquidator for credit and financial institutions, PQH.

She has worked closely with international law firms, particularly with Baker McKenzie in London, and is recognized as a reliable and expert partner to support their client’s activities in Greece.

Melina has steadily risen through the ranks at Lambadarios, showing great technical understanding, attention to detail and commercial awareness.


Greek English


  • Athens Bar Association


  • LLM in Commercial & Corporate Law, University College of London – 2001
  • LLB, School of Law, University of Athens – 2000

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Tax

Co-headed from Athens by Smaro Anagnostou and Melina Katsimi, the Lambadarios Law Firm tax practice is recommended for its in-depth knowledge of the Greek tax framework and cross-border transactions. Anagnostou specialises in advising corporate clients, financial institution, and investment funds on the tax treatment of M&A and corporate restructurings, whilst Katsimi is an expert in conducting tax-related due diligence.

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Melina Katsimi – Lambadarios Law Firm

Acting on behalf of domestic and international companies across the banking, hospitality, and energy spaces, the practice at Lambadarios Law Firm draws upon its ‘innovative thinking’ and ‘problem-solving abilities‘ when advising on M&A and joint ventures. The team routinely assists on matters of corporate governance, especially in relation to finance and ownership, along with implementing internal restructurings and management agreements. In Athens, Constantinos Lambadarios is ‘strong in negotiations’, routinely handling major M&A transactions, whilst Melina Katsimi is an expert in company formations and restructurings. Yannis Kourniotis has expertise in the infrastructure sector, Katerina Malanou assists with regulatory compliance issues, and Lefkothea Nteka specialises in competition law.

Greece > Restructuring and insolvency

(Next Generation Partners)

Melina KatsimiLambadarios Law Firm

Deploying a multidisciplinary approach which leans into broader finance, corporate and tax capabilities, Lambadarios Law Firm excels in providing ‘pragmatic and strategic’ advice to lenders and borrowers across complex restructurings and special situations. The firm’s strong ties with the four domestic systemic banks account for a significant volume of work both in the context as creditors refinancing loans, as well as on the disposal of NPLs. Prokopios Dimitriadis is key to the firm’s success in the NPL space both for banks, as well as funds acquiring portfolios. M&A partner Melina Katsimi regularly handles due diligence associated with NPL work, and also regularly assists Baker McKenzie LLP‘s London office on the local law aspects of cross-border restructuring mandates. Dimitriadis co-heads the team alongside managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios.

Greece > Real estate and construction

Adopting an ‘efficient and pragmatic approach’, the Lambadarios Law Firm real estate practice routinely assists domestic and international clients in the creation of REICs, strategic acquisitions and property development matters. The team has vast expertise in the renewable energy space, frequently handling energy storage projects in development and joint ventures. In Athens, Constantinos Lambadarios oversees real estate-related transactions; Melina Katsimi focuses on company formation; and Sofia Alonistioti specialises in issues arising in the energy sector. Prokopis Dimitriadis acts on behalf of institutional investors and large corporates, while Konstantina Siozou is knowledgeable on loan restructurings.