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Sarantitis

9 ANAGNOSTOPOULOU STREET, 106 73 ATHENS, GREECE
Tel:
Work +30 210 367 0400
Fax:
Fax +30 210 362 1595
Email:
Web:
www.sarantitis.com
Athens, Piraeus, Salonica

Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Sarantitis

Sarantitis' banking practice is praised for 'fully understanding the needs of the banks and providing excellent services'. The 'excellent team' is praised for its 'highly experienced and well-educated lawyers', as well as its 'commerciality and very quick responses'. Major clients include HSBC, UBS, Alpha Bank and Maillis Group. Alexandros Metaxas leads the team.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Sarantitis

The 'knowledgeable and extremely competent' team at¬†Sarantitis¬†is singled out for being 'very experienced in dealing with government officials, working with government contracts and successfully engaging with government counterparties'. One major highlight was advising Virtus International Partners on its ‚ā¨82m acquisition of Avis Greece. It also advised MJ Maillis on a redomiciliation of its holding company to Luxembourg. Managing partner¬†Dorotheos Samoladas¬†is a 'standout attorney with a tremendous bedside manner'. Below partner level, senior associate¬†Antonis Katsigiannis¬†is singled out for his 'ability to engage and collaborate with the toughest of opponents'.

Leading individuals

Dorotheos Samoladas - Sarantitis

Next Generation Partners

Antonis Katsigiannis - Sarantitis

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Sarantitis

Sarantitis¬†has a strong four-partner team led by¬†Theodora Monochartzis. The group handles a wide variety of disputes, including civil inheritance claims, commercial and employment litigation, as well as white-collar crime. The firm is currently representing the special administrator of the Hellenic Shipyards regarding a ‚ā¨250m claim made by the Greek government. ¬†Banking partner Alexandros Metaxas¬†and tax partner¬†Gregory Vlachos¬†are also active in this area.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4

Sarantitis

Sarantitis has been involved in several transactions requiring competition advice, such as advising HIG Capital on competition concerns regarding its acquisition of Selonda and Nireus Aquaculture. Terina Raptis leads the team.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Sarantitis

Sarantitis' experienced employment team is led by Theodora Monochartzis. Recent mandates include advising the Maillis Group on the restructuring of its Greek production facilities, including the closure of its Alexandroupolis plant. Terina Raptis is also recommended.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 3

Sarantitis

Sarantitis has been active on the regulatory front, as demonstrated by its advice to the European Commission's directorate-general for energy on the regulatory frameworks of European jurisdictions including Greece. Other clients include the Union of Greek Electricity Traders and EDL Hellas. Theodora Monochartzis leads the team.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Sarantitis

Sarantitis has a good reputation for marine insurance work, where it is regularly instructed by insurers. The firm continues to represent the insurers on the Alexandros T litigation, which is on appeal, concerning the sinking of the eponymous and allegedly unseaworthy bulk carrier in 2006. Alexandros Metaxas leads the team.

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Projects and privatisation
Projects and privatisation - ranked: tier 3

Sarantitis

Sarantitis has an active practice, particularly on energy related projects. Recently it advised EDL on a significant biogas project in the Ano Liossia Landfill Site. Dorotheos Samoladas and Theodora Monochartzis are recommended.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Sarantitis

Sarantitis has a noteworthy construction disputes practice, as well as strong experience advising commercial and private investors in transactional matters. Alexandros Athanassiou leads the team, whose clients include Iberostar, Yamamay Hellas and Ralph Lauren.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Sarantitis

Sarantitis continues to advise the Maillis Group of Companies on its restructuring, which involved moving its group holding to Luxembourg. The team also advised Powerbrook and Club Hotel Loutraki on the restructuring of their casino business through a pre-pack procedure. Dorotheos Samoladas and disputes partner Gregory Vlachos are recommended.

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Shipping finance
Shipping finance - ranked: tier 3

Sarantitis

Ship finance is a key area for Sarantitis, which advisesan impressive field of shipping companies, including Chronos Shipping, Theomar Shipmanagement and Cuma Shipmanagement. The team, led by Eleni Papakosta, also advises Piraeus Bank on related matters.

Next Generation Partners

Eleni Papakosta - Sarantitis

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Shipping litigation
Shipping litigation - ranked: tier 2

Sarantitis

Sarantitis is singled out for its 'very good marine insurance' practice. Eleni Papakosta is a notable name.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Sarantitis

Sarantitis handles the full mix of contentious and non-contentious issues for its clients, including telecoms companies such as Netcom and PCCW Global. Antonis Katsigiannis leads the team.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Sarantitis

Sarantitis is recommended for tax planning work as well as representing commercial and private clients in disputes. Gregory Vlachos leads the team, which acts for among others Alpiq and Netcom.

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Sarantitis

Sarantitis can often be found working on major white-collar crime cases, thanks in part to the experience of its well-respected practice head Maria Papamichalopoulou. The firm regularly represents individuals and companies, and has recently been instructed in significant fraud cases in the real estate and banking sectors.

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