Mr Alexander Metallinos > POTAMITISVEKRIS > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

11 Omirou Str
10672, Athens

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Arbitration, Insolvency & Restructuring




Alexander is an established practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in the fields of banking-finance, M&A, corporate law, and arbitration. Highlight transactions include the first major leveraged acquisition in Greece, the first hive-down of the banking business of a systemic Greek bank, NPL transactions of a combined gross book value in excess of 15 billion Euros and the first issuance of covered bonds.

He holds an LL.B. from the law school of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, an LL.M. and a doctorate in European Law from the Westfälische Universität Münster and an LL.M. from the Yale Law School.
Alexander, besides his practice, is a recognized legal scholar, acting as visiting lecturer at the University of Athens Law School, and frequently publishing scholarly work.

Moreover, he has been a contributing member of the committees for the reform of the Greek corporate and insolvency laws.


Greek, English, German, French



Supreme Court, 2000



Yale Law School (LL.M., 1994)
Westfällische Wilhelms Universität Münster Law School (Doctorate, 1993)
Westfällische Wilhelms Universität Münster Law School (LL.M., 1991)
University of Athens Law School (LL.B.)

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Alexander MetallinosPOTAMITISVEKRIS

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.

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Alexander Metallinos – POTAMITISVEKRIS

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.

Greece > Projects and privatisation

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.