POTAMITISVEKRIS > Athens, Greece > Firm Profile

11 Omirou Str
10672, Athens

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS acts for a plethora of clients in the banking and finance and capital markets arena, including national and international banks, institutional investors and issuers and borrowers of securities, on all types of matters, ranging from traditional banking and finance mandates to the restructuring of loans, the issuance and listing of equity and debt securities, as well as tender offers. Practice head George Bersis has experience in IPOs, share capital increases and derivatives transactions, and recently advised on the issuance of an Additional Tier 1 capital instrument by a systemic credit institution. Stathis Potamitis specialises in matters concerning the recapitalisation regulatory framework and non-performing loan legislation, and Anthea Terlegas, who was promoted to partner in August 2022, acts for large banks on issues such as finance and security documentation and risk mitigation. Alexander Metallinos was a new arrival in 2023.

Practice head(s):

George Bersis

Other key lawyers:

Stathis Potamitis; Euripides Ioannou; Vassilis Stergiou; Anthea Terlegas; Maria Perifanou; Alexander Metallinos


‘A multi-partner team that handles matters across the board, which is more commercial than most of their peers.’

‘The banking and finance team of PotamitisVekris is by far the best practice in Greece in this area of expertise. It is the most efficient, responsive and problem-solving practice, and we always feel safe and secure working with them.’

‘The team is excellent, and I couldn’t expect more from a law firm in the service they provide to us. They are always available, responsive and eager to help up on any issue we request.’

‘George Bersis is a true leader, while he is supported by an excellent team of many extremely competent lawyers.’

‘New colleagues that joined the firm from larger law firms abroad brought in significant experience and skill set.’

‘Knowledge of the subject is very important towards this practice, and the firm definitely possess it. Apart from that, the team is flexible, retains good relationships with the banking sector, and enjoys respect.’

‘Accessibility and excellent communication make the difference.’

Key clients

The Greek Government (Ministry of Finance)

Alpha Bank

Piraeus Bank

National Bank of Greece

Fairfax Financial Holdings

Bank of Cyprus


Hellenic Development Bank

Euroxx Securities S.A.

Eurobank S.A.

AMC Oak SARL / Praxia Bank


Deca Investments Alternative Investment Fund

Terna Energy S.A.

Aegean Airlines S.A.

Gek Terna S.A.

Ambrosia Capital Hellas S.A.

Attica Bank S.A.

Newsphone Hellas S.A.

Intrakat S.A.

Optima Bank S.A.

Premia Properties S.A.

Lamda Development S.A.

Work highlights

  • Represented Greek subsidiaries of Sani/Ikos International Group SCA, with a Group restructuring and refinancing of the total financial indebtedness against banking institutions in Greece amounting to €511m.
  • Advised the Greek Government on the design, preparation and implementation of a public tender for awarding a concession for the “Sale & Leaseback Organisation”.
  • Advised Piraeus Bank S.A. on multiple credit facilities to SPVs owned by National Energy Holdings for the purposes of financing the development of solar and wind energy projects with an aggregate power exceeding 172MW.

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS is active in advising on transactions, with an experienced team dealing with major matters in the financial services, telecommunications, and health sectors. The firm handles a wide range of significant cross-border and domestic M&A deals and has also assisted in standout disinvestment, privatisation, and demerger matters. The team is notable for its collaboration with the insolvency practice, allowing it to handle post-insolvency transactions. Practice head Stathis Potamitis, who helped draft Greece’s new insolvency law, focuses on financial transactions, while George Bersis offers experience handling mergers and tender offers. Alexandros Kortesis is a key contact for distribution and franchise matters, and Vassilis Stergiou is active in advising on restructuring. The widely acclaimed Alexander Metallinos is a high-profile new arrival from Karatzas & Partners.

Practice head(s):

Stathis Potamitis

Other key lawyers:

George Bersis; Alexandros Kortesis; Vassilis Stergiou; Theologos Mintzas; Maria Perifanou; Alexander Metallinos


‘We had an excellent collaboration with Ms. Amalia Balla.’

‘Knowledgeable, collaborative, solution oriented. Especially Alexandros Kortesis.

‘I have worked with our partner A. Kortesis for a number of years and I have received (and still receive) an extremely high level of service and support. Alexandros has deep knowledge of the pharma sector, he is customer- and results-oriented and demonstrates a teamwork spirit.’

‘Worked with Vasilis Stergiou. He is extremely professional, with attention to detail.’

‘Excellent communication, reasonable billings, prompt reply to our requests.’

‘The team is distinguished for quality of partners and their availability and engagement, appropriate resourcing, efficiency in delivering, communication & case/matter management and commercial knowledge of the industry.’

‘We have recently cooperated with Vassilis Stergiou, who amazed us with his exceptional quality, his negotiation/communication skills, as well as with his synthetic ability, professionalism, availability, efficiency and commercial knowledge. He is really a great partner and contributor.’

‘Mr. Alexandros Kortesis, partner, offers informed and insightful opinions and adopts a practical and business-friendly approach. Hands-on approach, supportive in difficult decision-making.’

Key clients

Bake Hellas

JB Capital

Lafarge Holcim

Piraeus Bank



Alpha Bank

AstraZeneca S.A

WIND Hellas

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Folli Follie

Fairfax Financial Holdings

Thrace Plastics

CSL Behring MEPE

Medtronic Hellas S.A.

Procter and Gamble

Angelini SA

ALCON Laboratories




Oaktree Capital Management

Motor Oil Hellas

China Energy Group

Ferrovial S.A.



Wella Hellas MEPE

FAIS Group

Athens Water & Sewerage Company

Elsewedy Electric

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Aegean Airlines S.A.

Premia Properties S.A.

Hellenic Dynamics

FHL Kiriakidis

Trade Estates REIC


GEK Terna

Arrow Resources

Grivalia Management

International Real Estate Company

National Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised WIND Hellas Telecommunications S.A. on a telecommunications transaction where UNITED Group acquired WIND Hellas.
  • Advised majority shareholder of a leading public gas distribution company in the sale of its shareholding through an international public tender process.
  • Advised a shareholder in a Greek financial institution on the sale of its shares to an institutional investor.

Greece > Employment Tier 1

Counting multinational and major domestic companies among its key roster of clients, POTAMITISVEKRIS has established itself as one of the top employment firms in the country. The team is regularly engaged in large-scale disputes and arbitrations, as well as overseeing employee transfer matters and providing ongoing HR assistance. Practice head Alexios Papastavrou, who is recommended for his ‘broad and deep knowledge of this field’ and praised as ‘truly irreplaceable’ by clients, has experience assisting with the employment aspects of M&A, in addition to advising on collective bargaining agreements and trade union matters, with a strong record in employment disputes. Papastavrou is supported by a stellar ensemble of employment specialist senior associates, including Despoina Charakopoulou, Nikolas Sigkridis and Anastasia Platipodi.

Practice head(s):

Alexios Papastavrou

Other key lawyers:


‘Expertise and experience.’

‘Throughout our longstanding collaboration, Alexios Papastavrou is provably unique in the field of employment law. His broad and deep knowledge of this field and his ability to understand the client’s needs and find practical solutions to even the most complex problems, makes him truly irreplaceable.’

‘The colleagues involved in the team supporting us are well-educated and know this field of law very well. They are quick, accurate and precise in the advice they provide. The results are always positive.’

‘The team has excellent knowledge of the law and the legal reality in Greece. They adopt a practical and business friendly approach that makes them real business partners.’

‘Alexios Papastavrou for being a business partner, for his strategic thinking and practical approach. Nikolaos Sygkridis for his diligence and knowledge of the law.’

‘Excellent know-how and consistent updates on developments with effective approach to business partnership and consulting.’

‘Excellent collaboration in individual level with easy and direct availability providing added value with their expertise in each issue they manage.’

Key clients

New Greek PostBank (Eurobank)

Philip Morris


Procter & Gamble



Johnson and Johnson

Angelini Pharma

The Royal Bank of Scotland (NatWest Markets Plc)


Notos Com Holdings

Trainose SA

Ergose SA

Schneider Electric

Bolton Hellas SA


Lidl Hellas SA

Alfa Vita Vasilopoulos SA (Delhaize Group)

Attica SA

Newrest SA

AGET IRAKLIS (Lafarge Group)



Eurobank SA

The Nielsen Company

VolksWagen Bank GmbH

Holmes Place Med B.V.

Aegean Baltic Bank

YARA Hellas SA

Alcon Laboratories Hellas SA


Vouchers Services SA (EDENRED)

Aegean Airlines


The American College of Greece (ACG)


WOLT Technoligies Hellas

Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.

Hilton International Co

Premia European Holdings S.A.R.L.

doValue Greece


Wind SA


Plastika Kritis SA

Hellas Gold SA

Closer 2021 Limited

Patras Port Authority S.A.

KEA Hara non-profit association


Philosofish S.A.



SNFCC (Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center SA)


Kumon Greece



Neogen Europe Ltd

To Your Door S.A.

Komvos (pro bono)

Work highlights

  • Represented OTE against claims for reinstatement by employees who had been transferred following a spin-off to subsidiaries companies through the preliminary measures process initially and lawsuits afterwards.
  • Represented Lidl Hellas before the Organization of Mediation and Arbitration with the signing of collective labour agreement.
  • Advised Eldorado Hellas for the signing of labour agreement with the Union representing employees in the surface operations of the company for the implementation of 27/4 operation scheme.

Greece > EU and competition Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS advises clients on a range of matters, including cartels, compliance issues, damages actions, merger control work and state aid mandates. The practice regularly represents multinational clients from  a range of sectors, including the energy, pharmaceuticals and retail industries, before Hellenic Competition Commission in antitrust investigations and other infringement matters. Dimitris Loukas leads the practice and is further supported by Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and Vassilis Stergiou. Athanasios Taliadouros and Kostas Manikas are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Loukas


‘The team is responsive and has a business-oriented mindset.’

‘Dimitris Loukas is highly experienced in competition law matters.’

‘Full professionalism, excellent knowledge of their subjects, continuous availability, team spirit, technological sustainability.’

‘We work closely with Dimitris Loukas, who has a unique specialisation and hardworking spirit, providing us with state-of-the-art legal services.’

‘The team has a proven track record in EU competition matters and is adept at competition litigation. It has built a strong name in the market due to its work and is known for providing a personalised service.’

‘Dimitris Loukas is an extremely good lawyer, very precise in his advice and always available. He works in a very efficient and client-friendly way and communicates very clearly.’

Key clients


UNITED Group – NOVA Telecoms

Hellenic Development Bank

Autohellas – Hertz




AEGEAN Airlines


FARALLON Capital Investments

Vernicos Tugs



COCA COLA Hellenic


FCC Construccion SA




Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund


Oaktree Capital & IASO General Hospital

WIND Hellas

Grivalia Properties REIC




Work highlights

  • Represented AEGEAN Airlines in Ryanair’s action for annulment of the EU Commission’s decision approving a state aid compensation measure of €120m before the General Court of the EU.
  • Advised WORLDLINE SA on its acquisition of the merchant acquiring business of EUROBANK.
  • Advised COCA COLA Hellenic on the HCC’s investigation into alleged abuse of dominance infringements in the Greek market for carbonated soft drinks.

Greece > Projects and privatisation Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS regularly acts for sponsors and lenders on infrastructure concessions, construction projects and PPPs for waste management and other facilities in the infrastructure and construction industry. The firm has a stronghold in the energy sector and is advising the National bank of Greece S.A. and Piraeus Bank S.A. on financing Terna Energy’s Kafireas project, a 330MW wind farm portfolio. Euripides Ioannou heads the practice, he carries expertise in assisting both domestic and international clients on PPPs, along with oil, water and gas, construction and real estate development projects. The other key partners to note are George Bersisand Anthea Terlegas, who has promoted to partner in August 2022, as well as Alexander Metallinos, a high-profile new arrival from Karatzas & Partners.

Practice head(s):

Euripides Ioannou


‘The team has huge experience and a full range of expertise, from finance to litigation to public procurement and contracts. Also really pleasant and constructive to work with.’

Key clients

Macquarie Group

Kopelouzos Group

The Hellenic Republic (Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation)

The Hellenic Republic (Ministry of Finance)

EYDAP (Athens Water and Sewage Company)

National Bank of Greece

Lamda Development

Alpha Bank

Piraeus Bank

Motor Oil

Wind Hellas

Terna Energy

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Work highlights

  • Represented Alpha Bank in its role as Mandated Lead Arranger in connection with a €216m financing for the construction of the Southwest Peloponnese Road Axis.
  • Assisted Hellinikon SA with the negotiation and signing in April 2022 of a €500m financing for the development of the first phase of Hellinikon Project.
  • Advised Hellenic OpenFiber S.A on two financings of a €100m, for the construction and development within the Greek territory of the “Fiber to the Cabinet” / “Fiber to the Home” networks.

Greece > Real estate and construction Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS advises on some of the largest acquisitions in the Greek real estate market, covering sectors from heavy industry and mining to commercial and residential property portfolios. The firm also covers financing and due diligence work. Practice head George Bersis, who has a background in privatisation work, has presided over a shift in focus from high net worth individuals to more institutional clients and successfully expanded the practice. ‘Excellent professionalTheologos Mintzas, who was made partner in 2021, is experienced in transactional work as well as environmental, building and town-planning law matters. Associate Iliana Nikolaidi is a further name to note, recommended for real estate M&A. Amalia Balla left the firm for an in-house role in September 2022.

Practice head(s):

George Bersis

Other key lawyers:


‘Excellent team – in depth knowledge of the Greek real estate sector’

‘Theologos Mintzas – excellent professional, stands out in terms of cooperation, legal thinking, problem-solving’

‘The team is excellent, highly responsive and extremely knowledgeable in the field. We always feel secure when working with this firm and we believe thet it is the most accomplished law firm in Greece.’

‘Theologos Mintzas is a leading partner and one of the most knowledgeable Greek lawyers in the field. He is committed, responsive and problem-solver. He is supported by a team of very efficient and dedicated lawyers and Iliana Nikolaidi stands out as a very promising young lawyer.’

‘All the members of the team are flexible according to our needs. The team has in depth knowledge of the law and the market’

‘Theologos Mintzas : Theologos is a great lawyer, acting with professionalism throughout our cooperation. George Bersis : George is a great manager, and always available to provide on the spot advice’

Key clients

Treppides Investments & Holdings Ltd

Emma Capital Management

Dimand SA

GEK Terna SA

Arrow Resources AG

Lafarge Beton (Holcim Group Services)

Alpha Bank

Benaki Museum

Lamda Development SA

National Bank of Greece SA

Bank of Cyprus

The Blackstone Group

HI Partners

Dromeus Capital Management

Grivalia Management S.A. (former Grivalia Properties REIC)

Fairfax Financial Holdings

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

LBRI (Ikos & Sani Hotels)

Mitsis Group

Oaktree Capital Management

Piraeus Bank



Premia Properties

Hines US LLC / Henderson Park

Azora FCR

Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium of Gek Terna and Arrow Resources AG in the context of their bid for the acquisition of the plant, operations and several mines of Larco, a large nickel producer.
  • Advised a consortium of Dimand SA (leading member), Premia Properties and EBRD, in the acquisition of a majority stake from Alpha Bank of a company holding a portfolio of more than 550 properties (offices, residential, commercial).
  • Advised a Spanish fund on the acquisition of a 5 star hotel in Rhodes, through an asset deal. The scope of work included advice on the due diligence, drafting and negotiation of all contractual documents, establishment of the Geek SPV that acquired the asset, as well as financing of the transaction.

Greece > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS, headed by Stathis Potamitis, an insolvency expert who has advised on the development of European Commission insolvency directives, represents the Hellenic Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Cyprus and several major liquidators. The firm has particular expertise in restructuring matters and the execution of rehabilitation agreements in the healthcare and entertainment sectors. Associate Konstantinos Rachianiotis, hailed as ‘always available to answer any complicated legal questions‘, supports on much of the firm’s key restructuring and insolvency work. Fellow associate Eleana Baya is also recommended, noted by clients for her ‘precise legal judgement‘.

Practice head(s):

Stathis Potamitis

Other key lawyers:

Konstantinos Rachianiotis; Eleana Baya; Konstantinos Papadiamantis; Alexandros Metallinos


‘Extremely High quality professionals.’

‘Rachaniotis Konstantinos is a high quality lawyer and he makes the client feels sure concerning his legal advice. He also is always available to answer any complicated legal questions.’

‘Excellent knowledge of restructuring and insolvency matters Immediate response to questions Business view’

Perfect cooperation and service provided by Mr. Potamitis and Mr. Papadiamantis.’

‘The most renowned Firm in this field in the Greek market, having contributed significantly in drafting the new insolvency law regime. Active in many of the recent major cases’

‘Stathis Potamitis is the best expert in this field in the Greek market. He has contributed significantly in drafting the new insolvency law and is active in most of the major cases of the recent years and beyond. Excellent expertise, communication and negotiation skills.’

‘Eleana Baya has worked on one of  the most difficult rehabilitation cases of the recent years and has shown exceptional stamina, precise legal judgement, willingness to learn and to review all possible aspects, all in all excellent.’

‘Stathis Potamitis was very good.’

Key clients

Hellenic Ministry of Finance

Folli Follie

Agricultural Bank of Greece Liquidator


Hellenic Post Bank Liquidator

Alpha Bank / Cepal

Bank of Cyprus

Piraeus Bank / Intrum



DIAS Aquaculture

Varangis Societe Anonyme

Farallon Capital Management LLC


Work highlights

  • Advised Folli Follie in the execution and implementation of its rehabilitation agreement, a restructuring of more than €0.5bn debt with cross-border elements.
  • Advised Farallon Capital in the restructuring of a Euromedica healthcare group with a total debt of €0.5bn and the transfer of its business to a new viable entity.
  • Advised ODEON Group, a major group of companies operating in the entertainment sector through the distribution of movies and management of cinemas in Greece, in the negotiations for the execution of a rehabilitation agreement with its largest creditors.

Greece > Tax Tier 1

The tax team at POTAMITISVEKRIS handles tax matters for clients from a range of industries, including banking, pharmaceuticals, private wealth, oil and real estate. The team advises on day-to-day tax matters and related litigation, also supporting on tax audits and planning. The practice is led by Aspasia Malliou, who has expertise in matters related to inheritance tax, capital gains tax, international tax planning and tax structures for families. The team has been further strengthened at associate level by the recent arrivals of Charalampos Stampoulis and Grigoris Katsoras. Dimitra Katsipi is also recommended. Maria Kilatou left the firm in September 2023 for a role in tax consulting, and Gabriella Maniki left the firm since publication, too.

Practice head(s):

Aspasia Malliou


‘The team demonstrates proactivity, they are paying extra attention to the details of each case, and that makes the difference in the outcome. They are very supportive, have one-team spirit, and provide an extremely high level of service.’

‘The team is always available, willing to help and has excellent knowledge of the legislation.’

‘Potamitisvekris team is extremely professional and able to deal with client issues with transparency and efficiency, and has a legal team that extends its service as needed and when needed. The team works in conjunction together, and the result is the best.’

‘Aspasia Malliou, Dimitra Katsipi and Grigoris Katsoras are standout partners and associates. They care for the client and have a high work ethic. Their judgement in relevant complicated tax cases.’

Key clients


D. Daskalopoulos Collection Non- Profit Civil Company


Azerbaijan Gas Supply Company

Grivalia REIC

PQH Single Special Liquidation S.A.

Kessaris Group of companies

Iliadis Family

Covas Family

Viktor Asser

Matsas & Son Co Ltd.

Astrazeneca SA

Bank of Cyprus

Hellenic Petroleum

Elinoil S.A.

Interamerican – Life Insurance SA

Gerolymatos Group

Citibank International Plc

Mionis Sabby family

Metaxas family

Papastavrou family

Forbisson Limited (Gabriel Panagiotidis)

John Olympios

Covid 19 Newsletter

Tax Law Bulletin “Deltio Forologikis Nomothesias”

Kalotina Klonaris

Evripides Chatzikraniotis

Apostolos Nikolakopoulos

Work highlights

  • Represented Astrazeneca SA in the tax litigation which successfully concluded to the issuance of Athens’ Administrative Court of Appeal.
  • Advised D. Daskalopoulos Collection on the tax treatment of the donation of important contemporary artworks.
  • Advised EYDAP SA on the tax and accounting treatment of the agreements, concluded between EYDAP and the Greek State.

Greece > TMT Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS stands out for its comprehensive coverage of TMT issues including intellectual property, social media and celebrity management, privacy, unfair competition, and dispute resolution. The firm offers advisory, transactional and litigation support and is particularly adept at handling regulatory matters as well as matters related to the protection of intellectual property rights in the employment context. Ioanna Alexopoulou is an expert in drafting and negotiating software licensing and service agreements. The team has been strengthened by the addition of Dimitra Iordanidou who has in-house telecommunications experience. The practice is headed by Stathis Potamitis , Xenophon Paparrigopoulos, and Alexandros Kortesis .

Practice head(s):

Stathis Potamitis; Xenophon Paparrigopoulos; Alexandros Kortesis

Other key lawyers:

Aimilios Stragalinos



‘In connection with the foregoing some of the key capabilities of this team, is that they are able to identify easily first and primarily applicable local law advice and consultation, yet they are also effective into applying and delivering any solution under the global environment and most complex transactions. They are innovative enough when in need to secure the best possible timing for serving their clients, this may entail applicability of S/W tools or collaboration with experts in any other related area.’

‘Listens to the customer needs and adapts, by demonstrating reasonable agility. Ensures that its people can cover expertise essential to all Business areas. Partners will always have an overview and interfere where necessary. Collaboration is smooth and risk consultation, not risk aversion, is an area that PotamitisVekris ensures to provide with every case.’

‘Alexandros Kortesis is always well read and adequately connected to provide solid consultation.

‘Ioanna Alexopoulou is making significant progress in Pharma law and can provide solid contractual guidance & support.’

‘It is a big firm with specialized professionals’

‘Very responsive and understandable’

‘The team comprises intelligent legal experts who provide advice esp. on compliance with GDPR obligations. The advice is always provided in a timely and effective manner and always guides us properly to achieve the goals set.’


Key clients

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Procter & Gamble Hellas

Wind Hellas

Coca-Cola Hellenic SAIC

Coca-Cola HBC Services MEPE

Antenna TV

Diageo Hellas

Alpha Satellite TV

Wolt Hellas,

Carpathian Springs

Hellenic Advertisers Association

New Generation for a New Agriculture

Hotel Investment Partners

AstraZeneca SA

Premier Capital Hellas SA

Melissa Kikizas AEVE


PD Neurotechnology

Follie Follie Group




Philippos Nakas Conservatory

Gerolymatos International

Angelini SA

Alpha Bank

OAKTREE Capital Management LP

Work highlights

  • Acted as local legal advisor for Wind Hellas on a cornerstone transaction in the Greek telecommunications market. Under this transaction UNITED Group acquired WIND HELLAS, aiming to create a leading telco and media operator in Greece.  
  • Advised T-Mobile GmbH, a member of the Deutsche Telekom group, in connection with the launch of the inflight WiFi services in the fleet of a major Greek airline. Represented the Client before the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Committee for the issuance of the pertinent authorizations and assisted in all aspects for the launch of the service.
  • Advised Antenna TV on corporate and regulatory matters, including a €225 million EUR capital increase, whereby MBC Group acquired 30% of the shares with voting rights in the holding company of ANTENNA Group. This was a milestone investment in the Greek media sector.

Greece > White-collar crime Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS stands out for its expertise in representing corporate clients in both civil and criminal law. The team combines its knowledge of criminal law and procedure with knowledge in areas such as employment and tax to deliver a fully rounded defence to white collar crime. The practice has also recently expanded its scope to cover administrative offences, such as those related to tax and AML. The team is led by Konstantinos Papadiamantis who has over 25 years of experience representing financial institutions in commercial and criminal litigation. Dimitra Dai left for GIANNIDISKOURELEAS Law Firm in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Konstantinos Papadiamantis


‘First class law firm with an excellent overall reputation and position within the Greek legal system.’

‘Konstantinos Papadiamantis – First class partner. Extremely commercial. A very good litigator.’

‘Excellent team!’

‘Knowledgeful and experienced.’

‘They have an excellent reputation and are deeply knowledgeable and experienced.’

Key clients

Alpha Bank

Haris Siganos

John Minagias

Eleni Spanopoulou

Folli Follie

Fais Group

AstraZeneca Greece


Panagiotis Chilakos

Eurobulk Ltd

Work highlights

  • Represented the CEO and sales’ manager of AstraZeneca Greece accused of unjustifiable refusal of sale to a specific Greek wholesaler and abuse of dominant position in the market of specific pharmaceutical products.
  • Represented Haris Siganos under his capacity of ex Vice President of a Greek Bank, before the Supreme Criminal Court of Greece.
  • Advised Folli Follie under its current management appointed by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, as claimant, against FF’s founders in pending criminal proceedings for accusations of breach of trust.

Greece > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The ‘proactive’ team at POTAMITISVEKRIS advises across a full spectrum of matters from public procurement to private wealth across forums. The firm has also developed a particular expertise in financial litigation and public law. Konstantinos Papadiamantis is experienced in a wide variety of commercial and civil disputes, including industry regulation matters. Alexandros Kortesis has particular experience of the life sciences and health care sectors.

Practice head(s):

Konstantinos Papadiamantis; Alexandros Kortesis

Other key lawyers:

Theodora Souma; Catherine Androulaki; Fay Karkantzou


‘The team demonstrates proactiveness, they have a great customer approach, and they are always available and willing to help.’

‘High quality and availability. Efficient cooperation in high-stake cross-border dispute.’

‘Konstantinos Papadiamantis is a stellar practitioner, highly experienced and pleasant to work with. Theodora Souma is highly responsive and service oriented.’

‘Strong legal knowledge coupled with business sense. Outstanding responsiveness.’

‘Excellent expertise and vast experience in handling major cases. Great team, very organised.’

‘The team leader Konstantinos Papadiamantis is excellent in all aspects. He is success oriented with excellent expertise and soft skills. He is very capable in Court but also for difficult pre-litigation negotiations.’

‘An effective structure and a clear delegation of authorities allows the team to work harmoniously and efficiently.’

‘Each individual has a profound knowledge of his/her field. Also, they all have principles and values that makes the collaboration very honest.’

Key clients



Hellenic Public Properties Company SA



Burford Capital





Mediprime S.A.


AstraZeneca S.A.


Farallon Capital


IREON INVESTMENTS LTD, belongs to the Motor Oil Group of companies



Hellenic Capital Market Commission

Folli Follie


John Minagias

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Diamantis Masoutis SA Super Market in insolvency court proceedings for the revocation of numerous transactions, whose total value exceeds the amount of €5.5m.
  • Represented Ireon Investments Ltd in pending ICC arbitration proceedings against a foreign financial institution.
  • Represented ASTRAZENECA SA in litigation against the Greek state regarding the imposition of clawback for 2020.

Greece > Energy Tier 2

POTAMITISVEKRIS‘ project finance and energy team enjoys a stellar reputation for its expertise in handling project finance mandates for international and domestic lender clients. Euripides Ioannou leads the team with vast experience in energy M&A transactions and in-depth knowledge of the energy regulatory framework. He is assisted by Anthea Terlegas who has expertise in handling renewable energy projects, and Nikolaos Kampantais who has expertise in navigating concession projects.

Practice head(s):

Euripides Ioannou

Other key lawyers:

Anthea Terlegas; Nikolaos Kampantais


‘PotamitisVekris (PV) provides excellent legal advice. We have found their team knowledgeable, commercially reasonable, and adept at drafting financing documents.’

‘Our team has been impressed with their drafting capabilities and ability to identify mutual compromises.’

‘Large team, and one of the most experienced and internationally oriented firms in Greece. International standard of work.’

‘Euripidis Ioannou and Anthea Terlegas particularly stand out for their professionalism and skill.’

Key clients

Piraeus Bank

National Bank of Greece

Terna Energy

Cubico Sustainable Investments Limited


National Energy

Aquila Capital

Motor Oil

Work highlights

  • Advised Motor Oil (a large oil and RES group) on its acquisition of majority stake in a portfolio of 2GW (including 435MW storage) of operating and under development projects from Ellakor Group.
  • Advised Piraeus Bank and National Bank of Greece on the financing a 330MW capacity wind project in Cape Kafireas that will be connected to mainland system via a submerged cable.
  • Advised National Bank of Greece on the financing of a large wind project of a capacity in excess of 400MW developed by 547 Energy, a Texan company.

Greece > Intellectual property Tier 2

POTAMITISVEKRIS adopts a full-service approach which includes administrative, advisory, transactional and litigation support to clients. The team undertakes litigation and the enforcement of trade marks, copyrights and other IP rights. Notably, the team has represented Microsoft Corporation in their anti-piracy campaign and litigation in Greece. Xenophon Paparrigopoulos leads the ‘innovative’ team, his focus is on handling matters relating to trade mark protection, IP disputes, parallel imports and competition issues.

Practice head(s):

Xenophon Paparrigopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Eirini Zagalinka


‘They are able to identify easily applicable local law advice and consultation, yet they are also effective at applying and delivering any solution under the global environment and most complex transactions.’

‘They are innovative enough when in need to secure the best possible timing for serving their clients.’

‘I am always respectful of the eagerness of the P&V team to stand out, to be constantly updated in their areas of expertise and of their dedication into delivering the best results to their clients.’

‘The firm is big yet response time is short, different specialisations available when needed.’

‘People are highly professional, yet speak in a language we can understand.’

‘The team is always available and provides advice on the spot.’

‘Eirini Zaglanika is a great lawyer with in-depth knowledge of IP matters. She is very cooperative, available, and provides business-oriented opinions.’

Key clients

Coca-Cola Hellenic SAIC

Coca-Cola HBC Services MEPE, affiliate of Coca-Cola Hellenic SAIC

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Procter & Gamble Hellas, subsidiary of the Procter & Gamble Company in Greece

Antenna TV

Diageo Brands BV

Diageo Hellas, Greek affiliate of the multinational company DIAGEO


Wolt Hellas, Greek affiliate of WOLT OY

Carpathian Springs

Notos Com Holdings SA

Praktiker Hellas SA

Diorasis International



Olympia Xenia

Ikos Hotels Management SA

Sani Resorts

Euro Corpex Ltd

Nea Odos SA

Kentriki Odos SA

Melissa Kikizas AEVE


Philippos Nakas Conservatory

Work highlights

  • Representing Procter & Gamble Hellas MEPE before the Supreme Court in an action concerning counterfeit ARIEL products.
  • Retained by ANTENNA EKDOTIKI EPICHEIRISI VIVLION SINGLE MEMBER PRIVATE COMPANY, a member of the Antenna Group to provide legal advice and support for the launch of a new subscription audiobooks service.
  • Advising DIAGEO BRANDS BV in connection with the management of the Greek trademarks portfolio, owned by the Group.

POTAMITISVEKRIS is one of Greece’s largest full-service law firms. We are a recognized leader in key market sectors and practice areas and are highly regarded for our commercial acumen and focus on client relationships.

We all share a commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards. We foster effectiveness in problem-solving, a culture of respect and collaboration, openness, and equal opportunity.

Our law firm has earned the Great Place To Work® certification and has been recognized for its High Trust Culture Workplace, as a testament to our collegial work culture.

Our firm’s success is demonstrated by its recognition as “Greece Law Firm of the Year» in 2012, 2014, 2020, 2021, and 2023 by Chambers Europe and our Top-Tier rankings by all leading legal directories, including Chambers, Legal 500, and IFLR1000.

Moreover, POTAMITISVEKRIS follows a globally recognized approach for its Quality Management System and has been certified under ISO 9001 by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Finance George Bersis george.bersis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Banking & Finance Alexander Metallinos alexander.metallinos@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Banking & Finance Euripides Ioannou euripides.ioannou@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Banking & Finance Anthea Terlegas anthea.terlegas@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380048
Privatizations Maria Perifanou maria.perifanou@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380032
Privatizations Theologos Mintzas theologos.mintzas@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380094
Privatizations Vassilis Stergiou vassilis.stergiou@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Capital Markets George Bersis george.bersis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Capital Markets Stathis Potamitis stathis.potamitis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Capital Markets Alexander Metallinos alexander.metallinos@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Stathis Potamitis stathis.potamitis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Vassilis Stergiou vassilis.stergiou@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Maria Perifanou maria.perifanou@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380032
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Alexander Metallinos alexander.metallinos@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions George Bersis george.bersis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Litigation & Arbitration Konstantinos P Papadiamantis konstantinos.papadiamantis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Litigation & Arbitration Alexander Metallinos alexander.metallinos@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Litigation & Arbitration Alexios Papastavrou alexios.papastavrou@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Litigation & Arbitration Aspasia Malliou aspasia.malliou@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Litigation & Arbitration Alexandros Kortesis alexandros.kortesis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
White-Collar Crime Konstantinos P Papadiamantis konstantinos.papadiamantis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Employment & Social Security Alexios Papastavrou alexios.papastavrou@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
EU, Competition & Antitrust Dimitris Loukas dimitris.loukas@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
EU, Competition & Antitrust Xenophon Paparrigopoulos xenophon.paparrigopoulos@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Insolvency & Restructuring Stathis Potamitis stathis.potamitis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Insolvency & Restructuring Alexander Metallinos alexander.metallinos@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Insolvency & Restructuring Vassilis Stergiou vassilis.stergiou@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Intellectual Property & Data Protection Xenophon Paparrigopoulos xenophon.paparrigopoulos@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Life Sciences/ Healthcare Alexandros Kortesis alexandros.kortesis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Structured Finance, Projects & Energy Euripides Ioannou euripides.ioannou@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Structured Finance, Projects & Energy Anthea Terlegas anthea.terlegas@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380048
Public Procurement Alexandros Kortesis alexandros.kortesis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Real Estate & Construction George Bersis george.bersis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Real Estate & Construction Theologos Mintzas theologos.mintzas@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380094
Real Estate & Construction Euripides Ioannou euripides.ioannou@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Tax Aspasia Malliou aspasia.malliou@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
TMT Xenophon Paparrigopoulos xenophon.paparrigopoulos@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
TMT Dimitris Loukas dimitris.loukas@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
TMT Alexandros Kortesis alexandros.kortesis@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380000
Environmental & Town Planning Theologos Mintzas theologos.mintzas@potamitisvekris.com +30 210 3380094
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Valia Anastasopoulou photo Ms Valia Anastasopoulou Associate
Catherine Androulaki photo Ms Catherine Androulaki Senior Associate
Sophie Apostolou photo Ms Sophie Apostolou Associate
Afroditi Arnogiannaki photo Mrs Afroditi Arnogiannaki Junior Associate
Eleana Baya  photo Mrs Eleana Baya Senior Associate
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Olga Bezantakou photo Ms Olga Bezantakou Junior Associate
Anastasia  Bolari photo Ms Anastasia Bolari Associate
Ilia-Aikaterini Boura photo Ms Ilia-Aikaterini Boura Associate
Palmyra Maria Chantzara photo Ms Palmyra Maria Chantzara Associate
Despoina Charakopoulou photo Ms Despoina Charakopoulou Senior Associate
Christos Charatsis photo Mr Christos Charatsis Associate
Arianna Chatzimarkou photo Ms Arianna Chatzimarkou Associate
Christos Chionas photo Mr Christos Chionas Junior Associate
Dimitrios  Chomatas photo Mr Dimitrios Chomatas Junior Associate
Eleni Dimou photo Mrs Eleni Dimou Junior Associate
Maria Ferfeli photo Ms Maria Ferfeli Senior Associate
Kassiani  Flaouna photo Mrs Kassiani Flaouna Junior Associate
Theodoros Fostieris photo Mr Theodoros Fostieris Associate
Rania Fountali photo Ms Rania Fountali
Eleni – Amalia Giannakopoulou photo Mrs Eleni – Amalia Giannakopoulou Associate
Maria  Glynou  photo Ms Maria Glynou Associate
Euripides Ioannou photo Mr Euripides Ioannou Partner – Head of Structured Finance, Projects and Energy
Dimitra  Iordanidou photo Mrs Dimitra Iordanidou Junior Associate
Isidora Isidoridi photo Mrs Isidora Isidoridi Junior Associate
Nikolaos Kampantais photo Mr Nikolaos Kampantais Associate
Nikos Kanellakis photo Mr Nikos Kanellakis Junior Associate
Fay Karkantzou photo Ms Fay Karkantzou Associate
Ivi Karra photo Ms Ivi Karra Associate
Dimitra  Katsipi photo Mrs Dimitra Katsipi Associate
Grigoris Katsoras photo Mr Grigoris Katsoras Senior Associate
Regina Keramida photo Mrs Regina Keramida Associate
Evgenia Kordou photo Ms Evgenia Kordou Associate
Alexandros Kortesis photo Mr Alexandros Kortesis Alexandros has a broad corporate, commercial and public procurement practice, capturing the…
Vicky Kotsili photo Ms Vicky Kotsili Associate
Konstantina Kyriakopoulou photo Ms Konstantina Kyriakopoulou Associate
Elisabetta Lentsiou photo Mrs Elisabetta Lentsiou Associate
Lucy Levi photo Ms Lucy Levi Associate
Avgi Lortzie photo Ms Avgi Lortzie Associate
Dimitris  Loukas photo Mr Dimitris Loukas Partner
Aspasia Malliou  photo Mrs Aspasia Malliou Partner
Despoina  Mangel photo Ms Despoina Mangel Associate
Kostas Manikas photo Mr Kostas Manikas Associate
Konstantina  Markomichali photo Mrs Konstantina Markomichali Junior Associate
Katerina Mastrogiannopoulou photo Ms Katerina Mastrogiannopoulou Associate
Andreas  Matsakas photo Mr Andreas Matsakas Associate
Alexander Metallinos photo Mr Alexander Metallinos Partner
Theologos Mintzas  photo Mr Theologos Mintzas Partner
Evangelia  Natsi photo Mrs Evangelia Natsi Junior Associate
Iliana  Nikolaidi photo Mrs Iliana Nikolaidi Junior Associate
Nikoleta  Nikolaou photo Mrs Nikoleta Nikolaou
Petroula  Nikolopoulou photo Ms Petroula Nikolopoulou Associate
Alexandros Ntallas photo Mr Alexandros Ntallas Junior Associate
Foteini Oikonomou photo Ms Foteini Oikonomou Associate
Konstantina Panagopoulou Perez photo Ms Konstantina Panagopoulou Perez Associate
Panagiota  Panourgia photo Mrs Panagiota Panourgia Associate
Konstantinos P Papadiamantis photo Mr Konstantinos P Papadiamantis Partner
Evelina Papadimitropoulou photo Mrs Evelina Papadimitropoulou Associate
Marialena Papageorgiou photo Ms Marialena Papageorgiou Associate
Xenophon Paparrigopoulos  photo Mr Xenophon Paparrigopoulos Partner
Alexios Papastavrou  photo Mr Alexios Papastavrou Partner
Maria  Perifanou photo Mrs Maria Perifanou Partner
Anastasia Platipodi photo Ms Anastasia Platipodi Senior Associate
Stathis Potamitis photo Mr Stathis Potamitis Senior Partner
Panagiotis Pougouras photo Mr Panagiotis Pougouras Junior Associate
Konstantinos Rachianiotis photo Mr Konstantinos Rachianiotis Associate
Dimitra Rachouti  photo Ms Dimitra Rachouti Senior Associate
Maritina Rellou photo Ms Maritina Rellou Associate
Spyros  Roussakis photo Mr Spyros Roussakis Senior Associate
Nikolas Sigkridis  photo Mr Nikolas Sigkridis Senior Associate
Theodora Souma  photo Ms Theodora Souma Senior Associate
Charis Stampoulis photo Mr Charis Stampoulis Junior Associate
Nikos Stefas photo Mr Nikos Stefas Junior Associate
Vassilis Stergiou  photo Mr Vassilis Stergiou Partner
Aimilios-Artemios Stragalinos photo Mr Aimilios-Artemios Stragalinos Junior Associate
Athanasios Taliadouros photo Mr Athanasios Taliadouros Senior Associate
Anthea Terlegas photo Mrs Anthea Terlegas Partner
Sophia Thanou photo Ms Sophia Thanou Senior Associate
Elena  Theocharakou photo Mrs Elena Theocharakou Senior Associate
Vasilis Tsintavis photo Mr Vasilis Tsintavis Associate
Sofia  Tsipouridi – Paraskevopoulou photo Mrs Sofia Tsipouridi – Paraskevopoulou Associate
Mary Tzanidaki photo Mrs Mary Tzanidaki Associate
Evgenia  Tzavara photo Mrs Evgenia Tzavara Junior Associate
Alexandros Vaisidis photo Mr Alexandros Vaisidis Junior Associate
Vasiliki Verykaki photo Ms Vasiliki Verykaki Associate
Efstathia  Yperifanou photo Mrs Efstathia Yperifanou Junior Associate
Eirini Zaglanika  photo Ms Eirini Zaglanika Senior Associate
Semina Zavitsanou photo Ms Semina Zavitsanou Associate
Erato – Themis Zeliou photo Mrs Erato – Themis Zeliou Associate
Georgia  Zolota photo Mrs Georgia Zolota Associate
Chara Zoulinou-Zoulinakou photo Mrs Chara Zoulinou-Zoulinakou Associate
Natalie Zourenko-Chrisagi photo Ms Natalie Zourenko-Chrisagi Senior Associate
Partners : 14
Associates : 70
Trainees : 26
Member of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Member of the French-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Member of the German-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Greek-Israeli Chambers of Commerce
Member of SEV – Hellenic Federation of Enterprises
Member of the International Trademark Association
INSOL International Fellow
Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy
Member of the International Insolvency Institute
International Bar Association