POTAMITISVEKRIS > Athens, Greece > Firm Profile

POTAMITISVEKRIS
11 Omirou Str
10672, Athens
Greece

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

The team at POTAMITISVEKRIS has a strong reputation among Greek and foreign clients, including commercial and investment banking institutions, as well as private equity funds, hedge funds and borrowers. It advises on qualifying holding acquisitions, compliance in bank-related M&A, and the restructuring of loans. The team also has expertise in capital markets matters, including tender offers, the listing of securities and fund management. Co-managing partner George Bersis leads the team and has vast experience of advising on IPOs, share capital increases, derivatives transactions and syndicated loans. Other key practitioners include ‘very experienced‘ managing partner Stathis Potamitis, who has particular expertise in restructurings, and associates Eleni Karaboiki, a specialist in leveraged and corporate acquisition finance, and Anthea Terlegas.

Practice head(s):

George Bersis

Other key lawyers:

Stathis Potamitis; Euripides Ioannou; Vassilis Stergiou; Anthea Terlegas; Eleni Karaboiki; Maria Perifanou

Testimonials

‘PotamitisVerkis provides legal services at the highest level of quality. It successfully combines excellent legal expertise with exceptional practical efficiency.’

‘Apart from its high-level qualifications, this practice excels in having the ability to gauge the client’s needs and give advice that takes into account the business point of view.’

‘Business-orientated professionals who are committed, hands on and well connected in the local market, and have high ethical standards.’

‘The firm’s lawyers and partners are readily available to offer advice and discuss solutions. Stathis Potamitis in particular is very experienced in this area.’

‘Great expertise in acquisition financing, commercial real estate and hotel financing. Prompt and to-the-point service. Excellent collaboration with in-house lawyers. Highly experienced in complex transactions with international aspects.’

‘George Bersis has great experience and expertise in very complex financing transactions and acquisitions, combining great academic qualities and a commercial focus.’

‘Very knowledgeable, hardworking and meticulous. Efficient, timely delivery. It is the most organised practice I know of. Very well diversified, with lawyers who have suitable skills for many industries.’

‘Euripides Ioannou is an exceptional banking and finance expert. Not only does he understand the needs of the client, but he also shows a unique passion for exploring the matter in depth and comes up with the best options, investigating all aspects of the matter and the possible alternatives.’

Key clients

Alpha Bank

Piraeus Bank

National Bank of Greece

Fairfax Financial Holdings

Bank of Cyprus

PQH

Hellenic Development Bank

Euroxx

Eurobank

AMC Oak SARL

Praxia Bank

Citibank

Deca Investments Alternative Investment Fund

Terna Energy S.A.

Aegean Airlines S.A.

Gek Terna S.A.

Newsphone Hellas S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised a systemic bank on the restructuring of its leasing subsidiaries, structuring the transaction as a combined corporate demerger through the sector hive-down of leasing companies and the establishment of a new company which will take on the NPL leasing portfolios of the leasing entities.
  • Advised Hines US LLC and Henderson Park on the €125m acquisition of Cretan luxury resort Out of The Blue Capsis Elite Resort.
  • Advised Aegean Airlines on a complex multi-level transaction involving the grant of €125m in government support and the issuance of warrants convertible into shares to the Greek state, a €60m rights issue, the granting of a waiver by the bondholders of its listed bond on the Athens Exchange and obtaining banking loans exceeding €130m.

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS' 'outstanding' team is well known for its ability to act as lead counsel in cross-border transactions, with particular expertise in advising on foreign direct investment into Greece. The team also handles domestic M&A and has developed its industry focus to cover telecoms, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, food and beverages, aquaculture, and hotels and leisure. In addition, the team draws on the firm's capital markets and insolvency expertise when advising on transactions involving tender offers, delistings, cash-out mergers, refinancing and M&A involving distressed enterprises. Stathis Potamitis heads the practice and is active in M&A and restructuring. George Bersis, Alexandros Kortesis, who has particular expertise in distribution and franchise matters, and restructuring specialist Vassilis Stergiou are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Stathis Potamitis

Other key lawyers:

George Bersis; Alexandros Kortesis; Euripides Ioannou; Vassilis Stergiou; Theologos Mintzas; Maria Perifanou

Testimonials

‘Exceptional support and performance from Alexandros Kortesis.’

‘This is the first time we have worked with this firm and the experience has been outstanding. They are very knowledgeable in this field.’

‘Vassilis Stergiou is very punctual and very diligent. We highly recommend him.’

‘Superb client support.’

‘Stathis Potamitis and Vassilis Stergiou have been excellent advisers. They are committed, responsive and very solid in their advice.’

‘The team covers all of its clients’ needs, both from a legal and an industry perspective, as it has specialised people in almost every field. Compared to most legal practices, they try to solve the issues rather than telling you what you cannot do.’

‘Alexandros Kortesis has deep knowledge and gives prompt responses, which provides a competitive advantage in closing deals under any circumstances and time frame.’

‘They are experienced, honest and responsive. They always outline areas of legal risk in a focused way, allowing for the evaluation of the issues from a business perspective.’

Key clients

Bake Hellas

JB Capital

Lafarge Holcim

Damma Holding

DIORASIS

DIORAMA

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

ALCON Laboratories

Sarantis

PQH S.A.

Sony

Oaktree Capital Management

Motor Oil Hellas

China Energy Group

Ferrovial S.A.

Blackstone/HIP

IASO S.A.

Wella Hellas MEPE

Fais Group

Athens Water & Sewerage Company (EYDAP)

Elsewedy Electric

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Aegean Airlines S.A.

Pasal Development S.A.

Hellenic Dynamics

Work highlights

  • Advised Wind Hellas and its shareholder on a partial demerger and the creation of a joint venture.
  • Advised Cardlink and Cardlink One on the sale of their shares to Worldline.
  • Advised Minerva on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Pummaro and Brava.

Greece > Employment Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS is ‘exceptionally equipped‘ to advise on employment matters. The team assists a wide range of long-standing clients, including major multinationals such as Citibank, HSBC, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and McDonald’s. Its expertise extends across an array of matters, from high-profile litigation on employee transfers and pension plan liquidation to advice on redundancies, negotiations with unions, health and safety and GDPR issues. The team’s recent work includes advising Eurobank on the implementation of a voluntary redundancy scheme involving 750 employees and successfully representing AGET Iraklis before the Supreme Court in a dispute over the validity of 118 employee dismissals. Practice head Alexios Papastavrou focuses on advising employers, assisting with transfers of undertaking following mergers, collective bargaining agreements and industrial action, and social security and employment-related disputes, among other issues. Senior associates Despoina Charakopoulou and Anastasia Platipodi and associate Nikolas Sigkridis are other notable individuals.

Practice head(s):

Alexios Papastavrou

Other key lawyers:

Despoina Charakopoulou; Anastasia Platipodi; Nikolas Sigkridis; Dionysios Giannopoulos; Rania Fountali; Semina Zavitsanou

Testimonials

‘Their most important strength is their effective teamwork. All the lawyers in the team worked together and exchanged knowledge and resources in such a way that each team member was always informed about the case.’

‘Alexios Papastavrou has significant experience in labour law and a deep understanding of all aspects of our practice. His advice was invaluable, especially during the pandemic. He is always available, delivering the legal product in a high-quality and efficient manner.’

‘During our long-lasting relationship with Alexios Papastavrou and his team, we have highly appreciated the legal advice given, which is always clear, to the point and provided without any delays. They have very good knowledge of our sector and a direct way of dealing with any issues that arise.’

‘Nikolas Sigkridis is a reliable and experienced adviser, with a broad knowledge of legal issues in our sector. He is always available to support us in a professional manner.’

‘Despoina Charakopoulou and Semina Zavitsanou are great together, working effectively as a team. They have very quick response times and a sensitive approach to their specific field of law.’

‘The employment team at PotamitisVekris is exceptionally equipped to provide deep knowledge of the legal framework and experience from the Greek market.’

‘Alexios Papastavrou is an exceptional lawyer with deep knowledge of the market and the law, and has been able to develop a strategy to defend our company in every case we have brought to him. He is pragmatic and provides advice on the cases and questions we have encountered throughout the years.’

‘Anastasia Platipodi is a well-rounded lawyer, who is extremely responsive and action oriented. She asks all the right questions and is well prepared in court to put up a strong defence.’

Key clients

New Greek PostBank

Philip Morris

AstraZeneca

Procter & Gamble

HSBC

Citibank

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Citibank in lawsuits relating to 422 employees and its private pension scheme.
  • Successfully defended Newrest SA against claims relating to the application of a branch collective bargaining agreement to employees of a different and independent branch of the company.
  • Successfully represented OTE against petitions for reinstatement by employees who had transferred following a spin-off through the preliminary measures process.

Greece > EU and competition Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS acts for a multitude of high-profile domestic and international clients, including Coca Cola Hellenic, AstraZeneca, VISA International and Motor Oil Refineries. Its strengths span a number of key areas, including merger control, state aid, cartels, compliance advice and damages actions. Dimitris Loukas, who heads up the practice, previously worked at the Hellenic Competition Commission as vice president and commissioner-rapporteur, as well as at DG Competition of the EC. Vassilis Stergiou is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Loukas

Other key lawyers:

Xenophon Paparrigopoulos; Athanasios Taliadouros; Kostas Manikas; Vassilis Stergiou

Testimonials

‘Excellent team on lawyers, at all seniority levels. Excellent collaboration on very complex cases.’

‘Dimitris Loukas: excellent knowledge of EU and Greek competition law, very hands-on and great communication and collaboration skills. Dimitris is a trusted adviser in some of the most complex cases and litigations on the field.’

‘Deep knowledge of competition law and practice. Always available and provides timely responses to our requests. Great coordination between team members.’

‘Dimitris Loukas has excellent knowledge of the law and practice, highly recommended, always offering his attention and being available to provide concrete advice.’

‘Top-ranking practice that covers all areas of EU and Greek competition law. In my view, it is the leading competition practice in Greece.’

‘Dimitris Loukas has vast experience of transactions and compliance, having served as Vice-President of the Greek Competition Commission for many years. He is very knowledgeable, effective, hard-working and business-minded.’

‘First-class legal team with excellent industry knowledge, comprehensive and effective cooperation and communication skills combined with sincere personal commitment.’

Key clients

TERNA Group

Taaleri Energia

Constantakopoulos Group

Vassilakis Group

Hellenic Petroleum

AEGEAN Airlines

BLACKSTONE Group Inc.

Coca Cola Hellenic

DIORASIS International

WIND Hellas

PROCTER & GAMBLE

PIRAEUS Bank

ASTRAZENECA

FARALLON Capital Investments

Vernicos Tugs

CHINA ENERGY

Nikas

Notos Com Holdings

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF)

FAIRFAX

MOTOR OIL

FCC Construccion SA

MASOUTIS

KLEEMANN Hellas

Oaktree Capital & IASO General Hospital

Gregory’s

Grivalia Properties REIC

Work highlights

  • Advised Aegean Airlines on the European Commission’s approval of a state support measure in the form of a direct grant of €120m to compensate the airline for damages.
  • Advised FCC Construction SA against €22m fine imposed by Hellenic Competition Commission relating to a cartel investigation into the construction sector.
  • Advised Piraeus Bank in relation to a competition investigation into alleged collusion by Greece’s systemic banks in the markets of banking and payments initiated by the Hellenic Competition Commission.

Greece > Projects and privatisation Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS has a significant foothold in projects in the energy sector. In one mandate, it is advising Elsewedy Electric on a joint venture development agreement with a local partner for the development, construction and operation of a Greek 50MW PV project. The firm also acts for both sponsors and lenders on infrastructure concessions, large-scale construction projects and PPPs for waste management and other facilities. The practice is led by Euripides Ioannou, who has a wealth of experience advising both domestic and international clients on PPPs, as well as energy, upstream oil and gas, construction and real estate projects. George Bersis and senior associate Anthea Terlegas are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Euripides Ioannou

Other key lawyers:

George Bersis; Theologos Mintzas; Anthea Terlegas; Dimitra Rachouti

Testimonials

Key Strengths: Knowledge of the sector, communication and responsiveness, use of technology, ability to think outside the box and the proposal of alternative solutions’

They possess remarkable knowledge of the sector and their work exceeded my expectations. They stand out not only for their knowledge of the sector but also for the quality of the work performed as well as their responsiveness and their ability to work on very tight time-schedules.’

Key clients

Lamda Development

National Bank of Greece

Alpha Bank

Piraeus Bank

Motor Oil

Wind Hellas

Terna Energy

Cubico Sustainable Investments Limited

Elsewedy Electric

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF)

Work highlights

  • Advised Lamda Development on the €542m financing for the urban development of Athens’ former airport in Hellinikon.
  • Advised National Bank of Greece S.A. on two financings to GEK TERNA and GMR Airports for the construction of the new international airport in Crete, amounting to €220m.
  • Advised Alpha Bank on the financing and development of Alimos Marina, the biggest marina in the Balkans with 1,100 berths.

Greece > Real estate and construction Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS has a diverse client roster comprising developers, lenders, private equity funds and both local and international investors. It is acting for Piraeus Bank on financing the acquisition and reconstruction of a hotel purchased by Henderson Park and Hines. George Bersis is the head of the practice. Other notable individuals include Theologos Mintzas, who was promoted to partner in August 2021, and senior associate Amalia Balla, who is experienced in handling property acquisitions through share and asset deal transactions, as well as related financings.

Practice head(s):

George Bersis

Testimonials

‘Among the important strengths of the team are efficiency, adaptation, quick response and high communication skills.’

‘The team has in-depth knowledge of the real estate and construction sector and offers helpful and realistic advice. That means that if they consider the proposed strategy is not the best, they justify why and look for alternatives. The quality of the documents they produce is high and their reviews are really detailed.’

‘Theologos is consistent and concerned about the client’s needs at all times, always looking for the best alternatives to the queries, problems and matters raised. He is tireless, reliable and shows high negotiating skills.’

‘Very experienced in project finance, very hard working, timely delivery, excellent collaboration, significant diversity in areas of knowhow.’

‘Mr Euripides Ioannou is very committed to supporting us, always available, very experienced in project finance and delivers without delays.’

‘Amalia Balla; diligent, attention to detail, efficient under time pressures, always timely even in tight deadlines.’ 

‘Very skilled professionals with deep knowledge of the legal framework concerning the real estate finance.’

‘Excellent collaboration, devoted to the project personnel with soft communication skills.’

Key clients

Treppides Investments & Holdings Ltd

Upstream SA

JB Capital Management

Lafarge Beton (Holcim Group Services)

Molonglo SA

Antenna Group

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

Grupo Dolphin (Argentina)

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

LBRI (Ikos & Sani Hotels)

Mitsis Group

Oaktree Capital Management

Piraeus Bank

PQH

FOURLIS HOLDING SA

Premia Properties

Hines US LLC / Henderson Park

Work highlights

  • Advised private equity consortium on the due diligence, negotiations and acquisition of a Greek hotel company.
  • Advised HIP/Blackstone on the drafting, negotiation and due diligence of the acquisition of a luxury boutique hotel in Elounda, Crete, to be refurbished and operated as a 5 star hotel.
  • Advised international cement company in the due diligence and acquisition of a quarry and RDM plant business from a major Greek cement company.

Greece > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS is a prominent leader in the market and impresses with its strength in corporate restructurings. Recent work includes a restructuring of a major healthcare group, involving the transfer of debts to a new company controlled by a Greek systemic bank and a foreign investor, amounting to €500m. Significant work also includes work for the Hellenic Ministry of Finance for whom the practice coordinated a committee that will redraft the Greek Bankruptcy Code, creating commercial and consumer insolvency proceedings and providing liquidation preventatives and solutions. Stathis Potamitis directs the practice.

Practice head(s):

Stathis Potamitis

Other key lawyers:

George Bersis; Vassillis Stergiou

Testimonials

‘Konstantinos Rachaniotis understands the real legal and business risk of the client.’

‘Stathis Potamitis is very familiar with the issues and readily available to give guidance and advice.’

‘It is a pleasure working with Potamitis-Vekris. Further to their high legal expertise and collaboration, I enjoy their business sense which provides extra value in concluding challenging restructuring cases.’

‘The following individuals stand out: Partners: Vasilis Stergiou, Konstantinos Papadiamantis Associates: Maria Perifanou, Dimitra Androulakaki.’

‘Excellent expertise and market knowledge; excellent connection with the litigation aspects of the procedure; perfect; organised; very well staffed.’

‘Stathis Potamitis is maybe the most prominent practitioner in the sector in Greece. Stathis combines expertise on the highest level and excellent soft skills, especially in regards to lengthy and complex negotiations.’

‘Vasillis Stergiou and Konstantinos Rachaniotis are the cornerstone legal persons in complex restructurings in Greece. Adamant characters with high-end legal and business skills.’

‘Extensive expertise in national procedures, as well as European and global.’

Key clients

Hellenic Ministry of Finance

Folli Follie

Agricultural Bank of Greece Liquidator

PWC

Hellenic Post Bank Liquidator

Alpha Bank

CepalBank of Cyprus

Piraeus Bank

Intrum

EBRD

Eurobank

Dovalue

DIAS Aquaculture

Varangis Societe Anonyme

Work highlights

  • Advised Folli Follie on the restructuring of a retail group that was the victim of massive fraud by owners.
  • Advised on a successful restructuring of a major healthcare business in Greece, with a total debt of €0.5bn, which will be transferred to a new company controlled by a foreign investor and a Greek systemic bank.
  • Advised the Ministry of Finance of Greece on outlining the insolvency reform, including the implementation of provisions of the Restructuring Directive.

Greece > Tax Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS‘ group regularly represents high-profile clients in tax audits before the Greek courts. It also handles a wide ambit of non-contentious work for clients in sectors such as energy, real estate, private wealth, shipping, banking and pharmaceuticals. Practice head Aspasia Malliou is well-versed in advising on international tax planning, inheritance tax, capital gains tax and tax structures for families. The sizeable team was recently strengthened by the arrivals of Dimitra Katsipi and Dimitris Vasilakos from Tsourouflis & Associates and Mazars Athens respectively. Senior associate Maria Kilatou is also a notable contact.

Practice head(s):

Aspasia Malliou

Other key lawyers:

Maria Kilatou; Evgenia Thomopoulou; Mariana Galegalidou

Testimonials

Exceptional performance by A.Malliou and M.Kilatou.’

‘My dealings with them were primarily in the areas of tax and succession planning. I found their tax partner, in particular, to be very practical and hands-on in her advice and very responsive to real needs. A creative and innovative thinker.’

Work highlights

  • Advised AstraZeneca SA on the handling of tax issues pertaining to tax treatment of obligitory rebates to be granted by Greek pharmaceutical companies to the public medical and health insurance funds or the National Organization’s for the Provision of Healthcare Services.
  • Represented Bank of Cyprus in tax litigation proceedings pertaining to the exemption of transfer taxation in Greece, with an approximate value of €16m.
  • Advised on a tax family structure, providing tax planning and corporate tax restructuring services.

Greece > TMT Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS‘ dedicated team advises clients on matters such as IP, IT, social media, advertising, event management, celebrity management, data protection and litigation. Stathis Potamitis, Alexandros Kortesis and Xenophon Paparrigopoulos co-head the practice, which attracts work from a number of high-profile clients. Paparrigopoulos leads the ongoing advice to Coca-Cola Hellenic SAIC on online contracts, online competitions and branding relating to numerous products and promotional activities. Also notable is that the firm represented Wind Hellas at the Supreme Court in relation to two actions for the annulment of fines imposed by the Greek Data Protection Authority over marketing practices that were deemed to violate data protection legislation.

Practice head(s):

Xenophon Paparrigopoulos; Alexandros Kortesis; Stathis Potamitis

Other key lawyers:

Eirini Zaglanika; Ioanna Alexopoulou; Fay Karkantzou; Olga Bezantakou

Testimonials

‘We needed short notice support with respect to Greek law and regulation, and the team delivered great support in time and in the most professional and customer-oriented way imaginable.’

‘What I value as a special strength is that they have a business perspective which they can balance well with the legal knowledge.’

‘Highly experienced and knowledgeable in the field of personal data protection. The team had assisted with our GDPR compliance, attending to all issues of our company and covering all of our obligations. Quick and accurate responses and feedback.’

‘Excellent team in data protection laws – informative responses- comprehensive package.’

Work highlights

  • Advised International Telecommunications Provider on regulatory telecommunication aspects pertaining to the provision of in-car and inflight WIFI services in Greece.
  • Appointed by Hotel Investment Partners to act as the DPO of 5 companies owners, overseeing data protection matters and data protection arrangements with Marriot and the hotel managers.
  • Advised Antenna TV on corporate and regulatory matters, including the provision of subscription television services through digital terrestrial means.

Greece > White-collar crime Tier 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS has a vastly experienced team, which regularly represents high-profile clients in proceedings before judicial courts, criminal courts and the Greek Supreme Court. Its practice is led by Konstantinos Papadiamantis, who has expertise in defending banks and major firms against allegations of fraud and breaches of trust. He also advises on criminal law aspects of competition, tax evasion and stock exchange activities. The firm's notable work included its representation of AstraZeneca Greece in a matter arising from the allegedly unjustifiable refusal to sell to a Greek wholesaler, and alleged abuse of dominant position in the market for specific pharmaceutical products.

Practice head(s):

Konstantinos Papadiamantis

Other key lawyers:

Dimitra Dai; Katerina Perraki; Kyriaki Mania

Testimonials

‘POTAMITISVEKRIS has a depth and breadth of legal expertise, which is outstanding by the standards of the Greek market. Each partner can draw from the resources of the whole firm, in order to improve the quality of their advice.’

‘I have worked with Konstantinos Papadiamantis on cases concerning white-collar criminal law. He and his team demonstrated deep knowledge of the technical parts of the cases and proceeded with legal actions that resulted in positive outcomes for the client.’

‘Committed professionals with focus on the clients needs. Business oriented and excellent deal makers.’

‘Personal commitment; sharing ideas; implementation skills; international experience.’

‘First-class law firm. Probably one of the best in Greece.’

‘They will do their utmost to achieve a great result for their clients and mostly achieve it.’

‘Konstantinos Papadiamantis; excellent lawyer and litigator who can adopt a very commercial approach to assist an amicable settlement.’

‘According to my opinion, POTAMITISVEKRIS is one of the top law firms in Greece. It has the highest professional and ethical standards, deep knowledge and the best reputation. I fully trust them.’

Work highlights

  • Represented the legal representative and sales manager of Astrazeneca Greece, accused for unjustifiable refusal of sale to a specific wholesaler and abuse of dominant position in the market of specific pharmaceutical products.
  • Represented Fais Group concerning accusations for fraud against the owner, general manager and legal representative of a Greek Company which specializes in the broking of commercial deals in crude oil and its refined products.
  • Represented Folli Follie against its founders and ex-members of the BoD who face criminal charges for fraud, forgery and money laundering, in a case concerning the forgery and use of fake bank statements in order to create inaccurate financial reports.

Greece > Dispute resolution Tier 2

POTAMITISVEKRIS has broad expertise in litigation, with particular attention paid to commercial, insolvency, financial crime, IP, employment and administrative matters. The firm has a sizeable team with an array of experience, attracting both domestic and international clients. Konstantinos Papadiamantis and Alexandros Kortesis head the practice. Further mention is given to associate Fay Karkantzou, for her assistance in representing AstraZeneca in litigation proceedings against the Greek State. Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and associates Maria Ferfeli and Theodora Souma are other notable individuals.

Practice head(s):

Konstantinos Papadiamantis; Alexandros Kortesis

Other key lawyers:

Maria Ferfeli; Theodora Souma; Catherine Androulaki; Fay Karkantzou; Olga Bezantakou

Testimonials

‘Very focused and efficient. Great handling of complex legal issues.’

‘Konstatinos Papadiamantis is a great legal mind and very experienced. Theodora Souma is hardworking and up and coming.’

‘The senior individuals that I worked with have an ability to combine solid knowledge of the law with an understanding of business matters. This made then extremely valuable in the specific case in which we worked with them.’

‘The team is well staffed, perfectly organised and very efficient.’

‘Konstantinos Papadiamantis is one of the most prominent litigators in Greece. He has excellent knowledge of the market, excellent expertise and has handled numerous significant and difficult cases.’

‘There is very good collaboration and knowledge of the case the team is handling. There is also a very good sense of hierarchy, regardless of the capacity of knowledge of each individual. The overall structure of the PotamitisVekris firm is very efficient.’

‘Experienced legal professionals, with excellent response times, around-the-clock availability, reasonable charges compared to quality of work, loyalty to clients and utter respect to conflicts for competing customers. Excellent understanding of business and solution oriented.’

‘Attention to detail, first class handling of cases, flexibility on the appropriate approach, clear position, realistic view.’

Key clients

PIRAEUS BANK

ALPHA BANK

Burford Capital

PwC

Intrum Hellas SA

Petros Frangogiannis

Deca Investments

MOTOR OIL HELLAS SA

PAK GROUP B.V.

Unison SA (formerly ISS Facility Services SA)

BANK OF CYPRUS LTD

EUROBULK LTD (member of the Euroseas corporate group)

EUROBANK SA

YULCHON LLC

AGET HERACLES

KLC III HELLAS SA

Angelini

NOTOS COM HOLDING

PQH S.A.

PROCTER & GAMBLE

Medtronic

Gregory’s Micromeals S.A.

Vivisol Hellas SA

Mediprime S.A.

CSL BEHRING HELLAS

AstraZeneca S.A.

NEA ODOS

PRAKTIKER HELLAS SA

IASO AE

Farallon Capital

FAIS GROUP

IREON INVESTMENTS LTD

SFS AEDADP

ANTENNA TV SA

Hellenic Capital Market Commission

Folli Follie (under court appointed directorship)

WIND HELAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SA

VITABIOTICS LIMITED

Work highlights

  • Represented Antenna TV SA in DIS arbitration proceedings regarding alleged compensation rights arising from a phantom shares bonus scheme.
  • Represented Intrum Hellas SA in relation to recovery, cross-border enforcement and asset discovery processes regarding NPLs.
  • Represented AstraZeneca SA in seeking the annulment of an imposed clawback for 2019 in a case against the Minister of Health before the Council of State.

Greece > Energy Tier 2

POTAMITISVEKRIS' team is highlighted for its depth of knowledge within energy transactions, where it advises both domestic and international clients. Practice head Euripides Ioannou has vast experience, which encompasses energy regulation, renewable energy, electricity and oil and gas and acquisitions. Other individuals to note are senior associates Dimitra Rachouti and Anthea Terlegas, who assisted Piraeus Bank with financing of a PV project with a capacity of 130MW.

Practice head(s):

Euripides Ioannou

Other key lawyers:

Anthea Terlegas; Dimitra Rachouti; Nikolaos Kampantais; Vasilis Tsintavis; Magda Zionga; Efstathia Yperifanou

Testimonials

‘We have executed multiple transactions with PotamitisVekris law office in the past few months and years and their service has been exemplary, assisting us not only on pure due diligence and documentation drafting, but also giving us material advice on issues raised as well as actively participating in the negotiation with clients and their legal advisors, executing complex transactions at very tight deadlines.’

‘Euripides Ioannou and Anthea Terlegas are very hands-on, proactive, advising us very effectively on all issues raised and participating in our negotiations with clients very actively and supportively.’

‘We work in the PV sector and appreciate PotamitisVekris’ experience and deep knowledge in the field.’

‘Team is a pleasure to work with. Sound, commercial and practical approach/advice. Very responsive and dedicated.’

‘Special mention for Euripides Ioannou and Anthea Terlegas, who are both exceptional.’

Key clients

Piraeus Bank

China Energy

Alpha Bank

National Bank of Greece

Terna Energy

Cubico Sustainable Investments Limited

Elsewedy Electric

COPENHAGEN INFRASTRUCTURE NEW MARKETS FUND I K/S

National Energy

Stuart Solar

Work highlights

  • Advised National Energy on financing the construction of PV projects with an aggregate capacity of 130MWs.
  • Advised Terna Energy on the project financing of the construction of 18 wind farms with a capacity of 330MW.

Greece > Intellectual property Tier 2

POTAMITISVEKRIS handles both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including those concerning trade marks, copyright and patents. It is also noted for its advice on digital media and advertising issues, including in the context of digital campaigns and disputes arising from misleading and comparative advertising. The team, which is led by Xenophon Paparrigopoulos, also includes associate Eirini Zaglanika.

Practice head(s):

Xenophon Paparrigopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Eirini Zaglanika: Swift responses, proactive solutions, great written communication.’

‘Excellent team. Result oriented and operationally efficient.’

‘Highly motivated individuals that always have our interests as a first priority.’

‘Very knowledgeable and experienced in both European and local Greek law.’

‘Transparency, honesty, sense of urgency. They provide an aura of integrity.’

‘The team is always available and provides answers on the spot for complex problems.’

‘Ms. Zaglanika provides legal input with the needed details and framework around the problems, uses business language and assists on the issues in a way our corporation requires.’

Work highlights

  • Represented NEA ODOS SA  in relation to third party actions against the registration of new FastPass and MotoPass trademarks pursued by the company.
  • Advised Alpha bank in copyright matters arising from the sale of the Bank’s NPL Unit.
  • Represented P&G Company and P&G Hellas before the Supreme Court in an action concerning counterfeit ARIEL products.
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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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking, finance and capital markets George Bersisgeorge.bersis@potamitisvekris.com
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Stathis Potamitisstathis.potamitis@potamitisvekris.com
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Vassilis Stergiouvassilis.stergiou@potamitisvekris.com
Commercial Alexandros A Kortesisalexandros.kortesis@potamitisvekris.com
Insolvency and restructuring Stathis Potamitisstathis.potamitis@potamitisvekris.com
Civil/criminal litigation and arbitration Konstantinos P Papadiamantiskonstantinos.papadiamantis@potamitisvekris.com
Labour Alexios Papastavroualexios.papastavrou@potamitisvekris.com
Energy Euripides Ioannoueuripides.ioannou@potamitisvekris.com
EU, competition and antitrust Dimitris Loukasdimitris.loukas@potamitisvekris.com
Intellectual property Xenophon Paparrigopoulosxenophon.paparrigopoulos@potamitisvekris.com
Project finance Euripides Ioannoueuripides.ioannou@potamitisvekris.com
Real estate George Bersisgeorge.bersis@potamitisvekris.com
Tax Aspasia Malliouaspasia.malliou@potamitisvekris.com
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Ioanna Alexopoulou photoMs Ioanna AlexopoulouIoanna advises on issues arising from business, commercial and data protection law.…
Elli Anastasopoulou photoMrs Elli AnastasopoulouElli is a member of the POTAMITISVEKRIS’ Banking, Finance and Capital Markets…
Catherine Androulaki photoMs Catherine AndroulakiCatherine has extensive experience of over 10 years in the area of…
Sophie Apostolou photoMs Sophie Apostolou
Amalia Balla photoMs Amalia Balla
Eleana Baya  photoMrs Eleana Baya Eleana specializes in corporate, capital markets and corporate governance law and advises…
George Bersis photoMr George BersisCo-Managing Partner specialising in banking, finance and capital markets; corporate and M&A;…
Olga Bezantakou photoMs Olga Bezantakou
Anastasia  Bolari photoMrs Anastasia BolariAnastasia’s focus lies mainly in the areas of corporate, commercial and banking…
Palmyra Maria Chantzara photoMs Palmyra Maria ChantzaraCommercial, Corporate
Despoina Charakopoulou photoMs Despoina Charakopoulou
Christos Chionas photoMr Christos ChionasChristos’ practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions law. In addition, he…
Dimitrios  Chomatas photoMr Dimitrios ChomatasDimitris’ focus area is mainly on the field of Real estate law,…
Dimitra Dai photoMs Dimitra Dai
Maria Ferfeli photoMs Maria FerfeliAssociate specialising in civil and commercial litigation, representing clients in disputes arising…
Kassiani  Flaouna photo Kassiani FlaounaKassiani’s practice focuses on Commercial law, Banking and Real Estate. She takes…
Rania Fountali photoMs Rania Fountali
Anastasia  Georgiopoulou photoMrs Anastasia GeorgiopoulouAnastasia is a member of the Life Sciences team and her practice…
Dionysios Giannopoulos photoMr Dionysios GiannopoulosDionysios represents clients before the Greek Courts and public authorities with a…
Euripides Ioannou photoMr Euripides IoannouPartner specialising in banking, project finance, and energy. Euripides has acted on…
Nikolaos Kampantais photoMr Nikolaos KampantaisNikolaos’ experience includes acting on a wide range of large, complex, cross-border…
Nikos Kanellakis photoMr Nikos KanellakisHe has experience in the area of civil and commercial litigation, representing…
Fay Karkantzou photoMs Fay KarkantzouFay advises on Administrative Law and EU Law. She is dealing with…
Dimitra  Katsipi photoMrs Dimitra KatsipiDimitra is a lawyer, member of the firm’s Tax Team, with studies…
Grigoris Katsoras photoMr Grigoris KatsorasGrigoris is a member of our tax practice group. He specializes in…
Ioanna Kefaloniti photoMs Ioanna Kefaloniti
Maria Kilatou  photoMrs Maria Kilatou Maria is a tax lawyer with her profound knowledge on a broad…
Evgenia Kordou photoMs Evgenia Kordou
Alexandros Kortesis photoMr Alexandros KortesisPartner specialising in corporate and M&A and public procurement, with a predominantly…
Konstantina  Kyriakopoulou photoMrs Konstantina KyriakopoulouKonstantina’s practice is focused on the areas of commercial and corporate law,…
Ioanna Loudarou photoMs Ioanna Loudarou
Dimitris  Loukas photoMr Dimitris LoukasDimitris mainly focuses on the areas of European law, competition law, regulatory,…
Aspasia Malliou  photoMrs Aspasia Malliou Aspasia has over twenty five years of specialization in advising on Tax…
Kostas Manikas photoMr Kostas ManikasKostas is a member of the EU, Competition & Antitrust practice group.…
Konstantina  Markomichali photoMrs Konstantina MarkomichaliKonstantina advises on all areas of competition law, including cartels and anticompetitive…
Theologos Mintzas  photoMr Theologos Mintzas Theologos is a real estate expert advising domestic and foreign investors and…
Evangelia  Natsi photoMrs Evangelia NatsiEvangelia’ s focus lies mainly in the areas of insolvency, bankruptcy, commercial…
Iliana  Nikolaidi photoMrs Iliana NikolaidiIliana’s main area of practice is Corporate Law. She advises on the…
Alexandros Ntallas photoMr Alexandros NtallasAlexandros’ law practice includes advising on a wide range of matters relating…
Konstantina Panagopoulou Perez photoMs Konstantina Panagopoulou PerezKonstantina’s practice focuses on tort disputes and banking litigation. She deals with…
Konstantinos P Papadiamantis photoMr Konstantinos P PapadiamantisKonstantinos is specialised in the area of Dispute Resolution. He has represented…
Xenophon Paparrigopoulos  photoMr Xenophon Paparrigopoulos Xenophon’s extensive litigation practice is focused on handling matters relating to trademark…
Alexios Papastavrou  photoMr Alexios Papastavrou Alexios has a broad practice in the area of employment and social…
Maria  Perifanou photoMrs Maria PerifanouMaria is a Corporate, M&A and Capital Markets expert and has acted…
Aikaterini Michaela Perraki photoMs Aikaterini Michaela Perraki
Anastasia Platipodi photoMrs Anastasia PlatipodiAnastasia’s practice includes advising on all aspects of employment law, from advising…
Stathis Potamitis photoMr Stathis PotamitisManaging Partner specialising in banking, finance and capital markets, corporate law, M&A,…
Panagiotis Pougouras photoMr Panagiotis PougourasPanagiotis is a member of the Project Finance & Energy practice group,…
Konstantinos Rachianiotis photoMr Konstantinos Rachianiotis
Dimitra Rachouti  photoMrs Dimitra Rachouti Dimitra specializes in energy related projects and real estate transactions. She has…
Nikolas Sigkridis  photoMr Nikolas Sigkridis Nikolas focuses on the area of labour and social security law, particularly…
Theodora Souma  photoMrs Theodora Souma Civil and commercial litigation and arbitration: deals with a wide array of…
Charis Stampoulis photoMr Charis StampoulisCharis is professionally engaged in domestic and international tax law cases. His…
Vassilis Stergiou  photoMr Vassilis Stergiou Vassilis has a broad expertise in mergers and acquisitions acting in numerous…
Aimilios-Artemios Stragalinos photoMr Aimilios-Artemios StragalinosAimilios provides expert legal consultancy on trademarks, copyright and related rights, patents,…
Athanasios Taliadouros photoMr Athanasios Taliadouros
Anthea Terlegas photoMrs Anthea TerlegasAnthea is a dually-qualified lawyer, whose expertise focuses on the areas of…
Elena  Theocharakou photoMrs Elena TheocharakouElena’s practice focuses on capital markets, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. In…
Elena  Theodoropoulou photoMrs Elena TheodoropoulouElena is in the Real Estate, Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions group.…
Vasilis Tsintavis photoMr Vasilis TsintavisVasilis practices in Corporate and Commercial law with focus on structured finance…
Zoe Tzavara photoMrs Zoe TzavaraZoe has advised on a wide range of commercial agreements and transactions,…
Evgenia  Tzavara photoMrs Evgenia TzavaraEvgenia’s main area of expertise focuses on public procurement law and administrative…
Alexia Tzouni photoMrs Alexia TzouniAlexia’ s practice is mainly in the area of corporate law, where…
Amalia  Xeini photoMrs Amalia XeiniAmalia is a member of Life Sciences/Healthcare team, advising both global and…
Efstathia  Yperifanou photoMrs Efstathia YperifanouEfstathia focuses on corporate and commercial law and she also capitalizes on…
Eirini Zaglanika  photoMrs Eirini Zaglanika Eirini practice is focused on civil and commercial litigation, dealing with disputes…
Semina Zavitsanou photoMs Semina ZavitsanouSemina advises clients on all aspects of employment and social security law,…
Georgia  Zolota photoMrs Georgia ZolotaGeorgia’s practice is focused on representing clients in civil and commercial disputes…
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