Mr Kostas Botopoulos > Lambadarios Law Firm > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

Lambadarios Law Firm
3 STADIOU STREET
105 62 ATHENS
Greece

Work Department

Capital Markets, Banking & Finance

Position

Partner – Head of Capital Markets practice group

Career

Kostas Botopoulos leads our highly regarded Capital Markets practice and is himself one of the leading figures in this area in Greece. Having served as the chair of the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission (HCMC) for four years until 2015 and legal advisor to the Bank of Greece for over 17 years, his experience and expertise in this area are without rival.

During his time as chairman of the HCMC, Kostas developed a detailed understanding of the regulatory frameworks governing capital markets, both here in Greece and across Europe. He has played a leading role in many complex and groundbreaking equity capital markets transactions, insider-trading cases, buyouts, cross-border listings, market-abuse cases, disclosure and compliance requirements and regulatory matters.

Kostas also advises on complex issues related to banking regulation, having served both lenders and the regulator for many years. His experience gives our team a unique advantage in tackling matters involving sophisticated financing structures, engagement with State bodies and regulatory oversight.

Languages

  • Greek
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • German

Memberships

  • Athens Bar Association

Education

  • Post-Graduate Diploma (DEA) in Public Law, University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne
  • PhD in Constitutional Law with Honors (Doctorat d’Etat), University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets

Lambadarios Law Firm offers a wide range of advice on finance and capital markets matters, with a particular focus on project and acquisition finance, NPLs, and transactional and regulatory capital markets work. The ‘very strong‘ team advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of financing, as well as enforcement and reorganisations. Managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios heads the team alongside Prokopis Dimitriadis, who leads the banking and international finance group, Yannis Kourniotis, an expert in project finance, and Kostas Botopoulos, who leads the capital markets and banking departments. The arrival of project and structured finance specialist Konstantina Siozou, who joined the partnership from Watson Farley & Williams – Greek Branch in March 2021, has further strengthened the practice.