Firm Profile > Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm > Athens, Greece

Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm
175 64 ATHENS

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Distinguished by its ‘deep expertise, up-to-date knowledge of laws and recent developments, and strong network’, Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm has a ‘strong track record in financial transactions’. Among its recent work highlights are NPL and bank loan portfolio sales, major loan restructurings, subordinated convertible bond loans, corporate and debt restructurings, and financing agreements. Practice head Thenia Panagopoulou is 'very commercial and creative in her thinking'; she is closely supported by senior associate Stergios Frastanlis, who is noted for his ‘solid experience in debt restructuring’.

Practice head(s):

Thenia Panagopoulou

Other key lawyers:

Stergios Frastanlis; Evangelos Lakatzis


‘This firm has a strong track record in financial transactions. As transactional lawyers they are more flexible and open minded compared to other practitioners in this market, which makes them a valuable counsel on complex financial transactions and particularly debt restructurings. As a team they have really good collaboration, which is reflected in their work.’

‘I wish to recommend partner Thenia Panagopoulou. During the years that we have worked together she has not lost her enthusiasm and curiosity. She is very commercial and creative in her thinking and goes beyond traditional lawyering. During the last decade we have concluded several complex financing and restructuring transactions with Thenia’s assistance.’

‘Stergios Frastanlis has solid experience in debt restructuring and is very diligent.’

‘The team is driven by a can-do attitude. They have a commercial approach to all engagements, moving beyond the provision of straightforward legal services. Finally, what separates them from the rest is their capacity to turn around documents in no time (while preserving quality of output).’

Thenia Panagopoulos is very flexible, has great experience and provides in-depth knowledge of financial matters.

‘Deep expertise, up-to-date knowledge of laws and relevant developments, and a strong network.’

Key clients

Eurobank S.A.

Piraeus Bank S.A.

Alpha Satellite Television S.A.

AMERRA Capital Management LLC

Arion Green Felix SRL and affiliated entities (owned by Alexander S. Onassis Foundation)

Cnl Capital

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm is 'excellent in providing solid legal advice while taking into account the commercial aspects of any deal'. The team’s foremost sectors of expertise are aquaculture, media, healthcare, finance, hospitality and agribusiness, with Evangelos Lakatzis also specialising in acting for venture capital firms, private equity funds and various investors. Thenia Panagopoulou has ‘extensive experience in M&A’ and also highly acclaimed for joint ventures, group reorganisations and strategic alliances; she and Lakatzis lead the department, which also includes senior associate Eleni Likou, a specialist in commercial contracts, consumer protection and credit facilities.

Practice head(s):

Evangelos Lakatzis; Thenia Panagopoulou

Other key lawyers:

Eleni Likou


‘Throughout our collaboration, A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm have always been professional, responsive and have offered valuable advice tailored to each case. Their team is comprised of specialised attorneys in various fields.’

‘I would single out Evangelos Lakatzis. He combines in-depth knowledge of the legal framework and business environment with a clear and organised way of thinking which makes him perceptive of the issues to be addressed and the way to address them. He also has excellent negotiation and communication skills, allowing him to play a leading role in both commercial and legal negotiations.’

‘We have been working with them for years and they are extremely valuable partners to our business. We receive top-notch support across the entire spectrum of matters: transaction negotiation and documentation, advice on listed company issues, advice on competition issues, sale of remedy assets, etc. They are excellent in providing solid legal advice while taking into account the commercial aspects of any deal. As well as providing all-round support on transactions, they are also unique in the Greek market due to their extensive experience in dealing with private equity investors.’

‘On the personal interaction front, they are very easy to work with, and always available to meet the transaction’s needs and schedules and make sure that the customer receives the highest level of support.’

‘Thenia Panagopoulou responds to our needs in a timely and efficient manner. The level of service and care for the deal and her work is truly exceptional. She also provides all-round legal support and is very often proactive to help avoid pitfalls. Having Thenia as our legal partner provides us with the necessary comfort that things will be dealt with in the best way possible while receiving excellent legal advice. She is personable, easy to work with, responsible and responsive, and an outstanding legal partner. Thenia’s biggest strengths are her extensive experience in M&A and corporate matters, coupled with a collaborative and engaging personality.’

‘Thenia Panagopoulou has a very good reputation, is very knowledgeable and has a rare expertise in the aquaculture sector. We have worked together in various M&A transactions in Greece and Spain and her input was notable. A distinct quality of Thenia is that she goes beyond the call of duty for her clients. She is a valued adviser and problem-solver. ’

Key clients

AMERRA Capital Management LLC

Tsakos Group of Companies

Alpha Media Group LtD

Alexander S. Onassis Foundation

Hellenic Development Bank of Investments

Hellenic Development Bank

Eurobank S.A.

CNL Capital

Global Finance

Mitsis Group

Institute of Life

Euroclinic S.A

SMERemediumCap Fund

Dispute resolution Tier 2

A team with ‘extensive knowledge and experience’, Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm is jointly headed by Alexander Dovles and Elena Kossena. Dovles is a specialist in a wide range of commercial litigation, including disputes over supply, distribution and commercial services agreements, as well as joint venture and shareholder-related disputes. As for Kossena, her strengths lie in contentious financial, inheritance, shipping, asset recovery and family law matters. The team is particularly active on the cross-border front and routinely explores alternative methods of dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Dovles; Elena Kossena

Other key lawyers:

Pavlina Galati


‘Their strength is their detailed research on each subject.’

‘The team is really strong, experienced and very cooperative.’

‘They are fast and well-prepared for meetings and court hearings.’

‘The team has extensive knowledge and experience and is always eager to assist us.’

‘They have the ability to understand common law issues and integrate them within Greek law.’

‘Elena Kossena is very smart with great strategic skills.’

Key clients

Grecotel Group

Alexander S. Onassis Foundation

George Economou


Olympia Group

V. Theoharakis Group of Companies

Rivulis- Eurodrip S.A.

Saplegal – A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners is a distinguished law firm offering a wide range of comprehensive legal services in the field of business and civil law. Based on legal expertise and in-depth knowledge of the Greek and international business context, the firm has participated in numerous projects and cross-border transactions in the South Eastern Europe area.

The firm consists of a dynamic team of motivated business lawyers with extensive experience and high level education, among whom is Dr Anthony S. Papadimitriou, President of the Onassis Foundation. The firm’s lawyers team up with the clients, identify their specific needs, and provide bespoke practical and creative solutions, always taking into account that time is of the essence. This is the legacy inherited from the founder of the firm, Stelios A. Papadimitriou, known as the Aristotle Onassis’ and the Greek ship owners’ elite lawyer.

The firm’s commitment to meeting all challenges with absolute dedication has led to long-lasting ties with its clients, which include venture capital firms, private equity funds, financial and credit institutions, trusts, foundations, Greek and foreign ship-owners and businessmen, as well as, major companies in almost all areas of industry and commerce.

The ability to combine legal expertise with deep business knowledge, an awareness of the international economic scene and a hands-on attitude is what distinguishes Saplegal – A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners.

The firm’s areas of practice include:

  • Dispute resolution
  • Venture capital, private equity and M&A
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Real estate and property development
  • Ship finance and acquisitions
  • Foundations and trusts
  • Estate planning, family and inheritance
  • Health and medical malpractice
  • Intellectual property and personal data protection

Two partners of the firm, Ms Elena F. Kossena and Mr Evangelos I. Lakatzis are certified mediators. Also, our associate, Ms Katerina A. Paschou, is a Certified Data Protection Officer (DPO).

In addition, the firm’s partners and associates are active in numerous scientific activities, including the publication of legal articles, consultation of legislative committees and participation as speakers at conferences and Greek or international fora.

Contact:  Spiros A. Komitopoulos

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution Elena F. Kossena +30 2109409960
Dispute Resolution Alexander C. Dovles +30 2109409960
Venture Capital, Private Equity and M&A Evangelos I. Lakatzis +30 2109409960
Venture Capital, Private Equity and M&A Thenia T. Panagopoulou +30 2109409960
Corporate and Commercial Thenia T. Panagopoulou +30 2109409960
Corporate and Commercial Evangelos I. Lakatzis +30 2109409960
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Thenia T. Panagopoulou +30 2109409960
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Evangelos I. Lakatzis +30 2109409960
Real Estate and Property Development Dionysios K. Voulgaris +30 2109409960
Ship Finance and Acquisitions Dr Anthony S. Papadimitriou +30 2109409960
Ship Finance and Acquisitions Katerina A. Paschou +30 2109409960
Foundations and Trusts Dr Anthony S. Papadimitriou +30 2109409960
Foundations and Trusts Thenia T. Panagopoulou +30 2109409960
Estate planning, family and inheritance Dr Anthony S. Papadimitriou +30 2109409960
Estate planning, family and inheritance Elena F. Kossena +30 2109409960
Health and Medical Malpractice Alexander C. Dovles +30 2109409960
Health and Medical Malpractice Elena F. Kossena +30 2109409960
Intellectual Property and Personal Data Protection Dr Nantia P. Kyprouli +30 2109409960
Intellectual Property and Personal Data Protection Katerina A. Paschou +30 2109409960
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Georgios P. Anastasopoulos  photo Mr Georgios P. Anastasopoulos Junios Associate – Practice areas: Civil and Commercial Law, Civil Procedure Law,…
Mr Alexander C. Dovles  photo Mr Alexander C. Dovles Partner – Practice areas: Civil and Commercial Law, Civil Procedure Law, Civil…
Ms Anastasia P. Fanourgaki  photo Ms Anastasia P. Fanourgaki Senior Associate – Practice areas: Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Civil Law, Company…
Dr Stergios G. Frastanlis  photo Dr Stergios G. Frastanlis Senior Associate – Practice areas:Restructuring/Insolvency, Corporate M&As, Banking and Finance, Capital Market…
Ms Pavlina A. Galati  photo Ms Pavlina A. Galati Senior Associate – Practice areas: Civil and Commercial Law, Civil and Commercial…
Ms Chrysoula S. Giannopoulou photo Ms Chrysoula S. Giannopoulou Senior Associate – Practice Areas:  M&A transactions, Commercial & Corporate Law, Commercial…
Ms Anna N. Karatzi  photo Ms Anna N. Karatzi Junior Associate – Practice areas:  Banking and Finance, Real estate, Civil, Corporate
Mr Spiros A. Komitopoulos  photo Mr Spiros A. Komitopoulos Managing Partner- Practice areas: Civil Law, Company Law, Tax Law, Real Estate,…
Ms Spyridoula F. Koumparouli  photo Ms Spyridoula F. Koumparouli Senior Associate – Practice areas: Civil Law, Labor Law, Corporate and Commercial…
Dr Nantia P. Kyprouli  photo Dr Nantia P. Kyprouli Senior Associate – Practice areas: Corporate, Civil and Commercial Law, IP Law,…
Mr Evangelos I. Lakatzis  photo Mr Evangelos I. Lakatzis Partner – Practice areas: Private Equity and Venture Capital, M&A and Corporate,…
Ms Eleni K. Likou  photo Ms Eleni K. Likou Senior Associate – Practice areas: Commercial and Corporate Law, M&As, Intellectual Property,…
Ms Thenia T. Panagopoulou  photo Ms Thenia T. Panagopoulou Partner – Practice areas: M&A, Corporate Law, International Transactions, Insurance, Banking &…
Dr Anthony S. Papadimitriou  photo Dr Anthony S. Papadimitriou Founding Partner – Practice areas: Company Law, Commercial Law; Investments; Mergers and…
Ms Katerina A. Paschou  photo Ms Katerina A. Paschou Senior Associate – Practice areas: Civil Law, Company Law, Commercial and Civil…
Ms Dimitra Ch. Passiou  photo Ms Dimitra Ch. Passiou Partner – Practice areas: Tax and Tax Litigation
Ms Christina K. Perrou  photo Ms Christina K. Perrou Associate-Practice Areas:Civil Law, Commercial Law
Mr Dionysios K. Voulgaris  photo Mr Dionysios K. Voulgaris Partner- Practice areas: Banking and Finance, Medical Law, Privatizations, Real estate, Civil,…
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Athens Bar Association
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