Mr Vassilis Stergiou > POTAMITISVEKRIS > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

POTAMITISVEKRIS
11 Omirou Str
10672, Athens
Greece

Work Department

BANKING, FINANCE & CAPITAL MARKETS | CORPORATE AND MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS | EU, COMPETITION & ANTITRUST | INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING

Position

Vassilis has a broad expertise in mergers and acquisitions acting in numerous transactions across South-East Europe.

During the last years he has focused his practice on advising clients (credit institutions, funds and distressed companies) regarding insolvency restructurings as well as on the sale and purchase of loan portfolios.

Vassilis is also a dedicated expert in the area of competition law and has undertaken a number of merger control filings both with the Hellenic Competition Commission and the EU Commission.

He also advises clients in relation to cartels, abuse of dominant position and state aid issues.

Languages

Greek, English, French and Italian.

Memberships

Athens Bar Association (2006), New York Bar Association (2007)

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School LLM (2005)
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens LLB (2003)

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > EU and competition

(Next Generation Partners)

Vassilis StergiouPOTAMITISVEKRIS

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.

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Vassilis StergiouPOTAMITISVEKRIS

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.