Mr Stathis Potamitis > POTAMITISVEKRIS > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

11 Omirou Str
10672, Athens

Work Department

Banking, Finance, Capital Markets, Restructuring/ Insolvency, Corporate/ Commercial/ M&A Competition/ EU law, Dispute Resolution


Managing Partner specialising in banking, finance and capital markets, corporate law, M&A, and insolvency and restructuring. Stathis has a broadly based transactional practice and has acted in numerous cross-border mergers and acquisitions across South-East Europe. As Deputy Chairman of the Athens Derivatives Exchange from 1998-9, Stathis was instrumental in the preparation of the Investment Service Firms Code of Conduct as well as the legislative framework for the dematerialization of listed securities, the operations and products of the Athens Market for listed derivative instruments and the clearing and settlement of trades in listed derivatives. He is also a dedicated expert in the field of arbitration and regularly pursues and defends claims on behalf of his clients before international arbitration hearings. Stathis remains active in mergers & acquisitions, while focusing on insolvent restructurings. He leads POTAMITISVEKRIS’ initiative to create a network of collaborating professionals, made up of lawyers, accountants and bankers, in the area of insolvency and restructuring. In 2012, he was invited to become a member of the Hellenic Council on Corporate Governance (an Athens Exchange and SEV joint venture) on which he still serves; he is the member responsible for the drafting of corporate governance principles for unlisted and family enterprises. Stathis is regularly invited to speak on Greek insolvency law and practice, both in Greece and abroad. He is a member of the Review and Advisory Judge Co Project, developing Principles and Guidelines for cross-border cooperation in insolvency cases, and National Correspondent for the ELI Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law project. Stathis is an INSOL International Fellow and a member of the International Insolvency Institute.


Partner at PotamitisVekris (1994-present); general counsel at Egnatia Bank (1991-94); associate, Paul Weis Rifkind Wharton & Garrison (1986-91).


Greek, English, French.


Athens Bar (2000); Thessaloniki Bar (1992); New York (1987); International Fellow, INSOL; Member, International Insolvency Institute.


University of Toronto, Canada MA (1991)
University of Toronto, Canada LLB (1986)
University of Paris IV Eleve Titulaire (1982-83)
University of Toronto, Canada BA (1979).

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)


Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)


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)