Firm Profile > PotamitisVekris Law Firm > Athens, Greece
PotamitisVekris Law Firm Offices
9 NEOFYTOU VAMVA STREET
106 74 ATHENS
PotamitisVekris Law Firm > The Legal 500 Rankings
PotamitisVekris Law Firm provides 'very practical and creative advice on timely issues' and is 'always there when clients' need them, usually under very tight time-frames'. 'Go-to lawyer' George Bersis heads a practice that also includes the firm's managing partner Stathis Potamitis and Euripides Ioannou. Recently, the team advised a syndicate of six banks, including the four Greek systemic banks, on the Alumil Group's €150m debt restructuring. The firm is active in the non-performing loan space and advised Alpha Bank on €3.7bn sale of a portfolio of unsecured retail NPLs.
PotamitisVekris Law Firm has a first-class corporate practice with an excellent track record for advising on the country's largest transactions. Recent highlights include advising the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on the two-decade extension of the concession for the Athens International Airport. The firm also advised Piraeus Bank on the sale of Olympic, which owns the licences for car hire brands Avis and Budget in Greece. Other key clients include AstraZeneca, WIND Hellas, Paulson & Co and Procter & Gamble. George Bersis and Stathis Potamitis lead the team, which includes Alexandros Kortesis, Vicky Psaltis and Euripides Ioannou.
Dispute resolution Tier 1
The 'hands-on, efficient and readily-available litigation team' at PotamitisVekris Law Firm receives high praise for its 'first-class lawyers who produce very good results'. The firm has grown particularly strong sub-groups in areas such as white-collar crime and public law. Team head Konstantinos Papadiamantis is a 'very good' lawyer with 'in-depth knowledge of the law'. Recently the team represented Procter & Gamble in a €17.5m dispute with a former distributor. Lawyers also acted for the hotel group, KLC, on a dispute with a contractor. Other key partners include Xenophon Paparrigopoulos, who is particularly active in intellectual property and competition disputes, and arbitration head Vicky Psaltis.
Employment Tier 1
The 'very responsive, approachable and pleasant' team at PotamitisVekris Law Firm is 'highly knowledgeable and experienced' and can 'translate the employment law requirements into actionable solutions that are relevant to the processes, approaches and culture of the organisation'. The practice successfully defended Citi Bank against pension-related lawsuits filed by 422 employees who were transferred to Alpha Bank. Alexios Papastavrou leads the excellent team, which also includes the highly-rated Konstantinos Papadiamantis. Clients include Eurobank, Philip Morris International, Xerox and AstraZeneca.
EU and competition Tier 1
PotamitisVekris Law Firm's team of lawyers 'has all the qualities that make them top: excellent knowledge, experience and speed, and very cost effective'. The 'always polite, responsive and to-the-point' group head Dimitris Loukas is 'the competition heavyweight in Greece' and a 'recognised expert in EU competition law' who 'offers amazing value to clients'. The firm recently advised WIND on competition issues linked to its joint bid with Vodafone to acquire Forthnet. The firm also helped Notos Com Holdings overturn an Hellenic Competition Commission fine in the Court of Appeals. Stathis Potamitis and Xenophon Paparrigopoulos are also highly rated.
Projects and privatisation Tier 1
PotamitisVekris Law Firm is frequently instructed to advise on major energy and infrastructure projects and PPPs. A significant highlight is advising Euroasia Interconnector as EU-appointed project promoter on the Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity interconnection. The firm also advised HRADF on the sale of its 66% stake in the Greek gas distributor, DEPA. The team, led by the highly-respected Euripides Ioannou, fields an array of talent, including banking partner George Bersis.
Real estate and construction Tier 1
PotamitisVekris Law Firm's 'extremely business-focused and succinct' real estate group delivers 'international quality and standards of work', as well as 'fully-staffed teams and superior value'. The practice acts for a mix of developers, lenders, funds and individual investors, both foreign and domestic. The team advised Kildare Partners on its bid to acquire a €2bn NPL portfolio from Piraeus Bank. The 'truly outstanding' practice head George Bersis is 'a creative thinker, and provides innovative structures and solutions to complex problems'.
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1
PotamitisVekris Law Firm is one of the leading restructuring and insolvency advisers in the market. Recently, the firm advised all four Greek systemic banks as lenders on the restructuring and pre-pack sale of oil storage and wholesale business Mamidoil Jetoil. The team is also advising the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund on impediments to the legal framework for the operation of NPL market. Other clients include PwC, Bank of Cyprus, EBRD and DIAS Aquaculture. Stathis Potamitis and George Bersis are key lawyers in the practice.
Energy Tier 2
PotamitisVekris Law Firm provides a 'fast and to-the-point' service to its mix of lender and developer clients. A major highlight was advising EuroAsia Interconnector project promoter, which aims build the world's longest submarine cable to connect the electricity grids of Greece, Cyprus and Israel. The firm also represented Zorlu Energy on a tender by PPC Renewables for the co-development of four geothermal fields in Greece. The 'experienced and prompt' Euripides Ioannou leads the team.
Intellectual property Tier 2
Tax Tier 2
PotamitisVekris Law Firm 'performs exceptionally in all cases given to them regarding tax issues' and is credited for its 'deep knowledge' and 'excellent time management'. Recently, the firm has been advising British Airways on an interpretation of Greece's double taxation treaty with the UK as part of its appeal against a €6m tax bill. Practice head Aspasia Malliou is an 'indispensable part of the team'.
TMT Tier 2
Clients are quick to praise the 'reliability and professionalism' on offer at PotamitisVekris Law Firm, as well as its 'availability to support at any time'. The firm has been advising Wind Hellas in relation the licensing of content in advance of the launch of its own subscription television platform, Wind Vision, which went on-air in April 2018. Team head Xenophon Paparrigopoulos is praised for his 'excellent knowledge and expertise'.
White-collar crime Tier 2
PotamitisVekris Law Firm has an 'international mindset and the highest professional and ethical standards'. The 'efficient' team is led by Konstantinos Papadiamantis, who has over twenty years of experience in this area and 'inspires respect and has a deep sense of responsibility'. The firm regularly advises on anti-money laundering issues, tax offences, and corporate and banking fraud. The firm recently advised Citibank on a significant credit card fraud case, as well as the fraudulent activity of an employee. The team is also representing Charalampos Siganos, the ex-CEO of Hellenic Postbank accused of breach of trust.
PotamitisVekris Law Firm > Firm Profile
POTAMITISVEKRIS is one of the largest, full-service law firms in Greece with a significant market presence and is recognised for its commercial expertise across South East Europe.
The members of our firm share a commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards. Our success is predicated on problem solving, a culture of collaboration and an international and business mindset.
We strive for expertise, in-depth business understanding and solutions even for the most complex problems. We understand and serve the need of our international clients to fully grasp the particularities of the Greek legal and business environment.
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