Mr George Bersis > POTAMITISVEKRIS > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

11 Omirou Str
10672, Athens

Work Department

Banking, Finance, Real Estate, Capital Markets, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions


Co-Managing Partner specialising in banking, finance and capital markets; corporate and M&A; and Real Estate. George is a dedicated expert in the field of banking, capital markets and real estate. He has played a pivotal role in the recent development of the Greek banking sector, contributing to the redrafting of the HFSF law, which paved the way for the 2013 bank recapitalizations as well as participating in many of the mergers and acquisitions which consolidated the sector. His finance practice includes advising clients, mainly banks, on their entry into syndicated loans, bond loans and restructurings, including voluntary and Article 99 processes. He has considerable experience in tender offers, rights issues and merger and acquisition transactions, with a focus on listed companies and privatizations. George has a broad expertise in the area of Real Estate, advising on traditional asset acquisitions, as well as complex structurings and financings. He has acted in many of the landmark real estate transactions which have occurred over the last few of years.


George joined POTAMITISVEKRIS in 1998. He has been a Partner since 2001 and he was elevated to Co-Managing Partner in 2021. George Bersis has lectured at the Athens Exchange training centre on securities and derivatives issues, and taught corporate governance at Alba University. He has also lectured at the University of Piraeus.


Greek, English and French.


Athens Bar Association (1998)
New York Bar Association (1997).


New York University School of Law, LLM (1996)
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, LLB Hons (1994).

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)


Greece > Projects and privatisation

(Leading individuals)


Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)


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.

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Hall of Fame)