Firm Profile > Papapolitis & Papapolitis > Athens, Greece

Papapolitis & Papapolitis
10674 ATHENS

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Papapolitis & Papapolitis is popular with investment funds and international law firms for M&A, including private equity deals. The firm advised Fortress Investment Group on its purchase of a gigawatt of wind farms from the Libra Group. Another highlight was advising Castlelake on its investment in Invel Real Estate Partners, indirectly giving it a majority stake in NBG Pangaea, Greece's largest listed real estate investment company. Managing partner Nicholas Papapolitis shares leadership of the team with Evi Tsilou.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Papapolitis & Papapolitis has an excellent track record for advising on high-end complex mandates across the commercial, retail, industrial, residential and hospitality sectors. The team is one of several advising Lamda Development on its interests in the €8bn Hellinikon project. The firm also advised Apollo Capital Management on its acquisition of a securitised commercial real estate portfolio from Piraeus Bank. John Papapolitis and George Gravias come highly recommended.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Papapolitis & Papapolitis' expanding team often leads on highly complex banking and capital markets transactions. The firm has been active on the NPL side, where it advised investors such as Apollo Capital Management on bids for portfolios. The firm also advised GEK Terna Group, a construction company, on a €120m bond listing on the Athens Stock Exchange. Managing partner Nicholas Papapolitis and Nikolaos Katsaros jointly lead the team.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Papapolitis & Papapolitis is a popular choice for commercial and administrative disputes, enforcement proceedings and international arbitration. The team, led by George Gravias, recently advised Intracom in a €89.5m dispute with Teledome and its shareholders, over claims of alleged unethical behaviour. Senior partner John Papapolitis is also recommended.

Projects and privatisation Tier 2

Papapolitis & Papapolitis regularly represents private sector clients in this area. Recently, it assisted Morgan Stanley with its role as financial advisor to HRADF on the sale of the Thessaloniki port. Other clients include Lamda Development and Intrakat. John Papapolitis and George Gravias both have strong experience.

Employment Tier 3

George Gravias heads the well-regarded team at Papapolitis & Papapolitis, which provides strong support and stand-alone contentious and non-contentious advice to clients. The firm acts for an array of international and domestic companies, including Intrakat, Philips, the Olayan Group and Intracom Telecom.

Energy Tier 3

Papapolitis & Papapolitis stands out for its transactional credentials, having advised on several major buyouts in the past year. The largest was Fortress Credit Corp's multi-million Euro acquisition of a 1GW wind farm portfolio from the Libra Group. Nicholas Papapolitis is very well regarded.

The firm: Papapolitis & Papapolitis is a leading full-service business law firm with offices in Athens and London and a unique international outlook. The firm has been built on the foundations of a long heritage intertwined with contemporary success and an aim to attract the most talented lawyers it can find, and has developed a results-orientated culture of high performance and innovation. With a deep understanding of its market and globally minded philosophy, the firm is uniquely positioned to act for foreign investors and corporations looking to invest or establish themselves in Greece. Its track record of successfully advising governments, international and local banks, financial institutions, large corporates and state-owned entities, as well some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated financial investors, spans over 120 years.

The firm has supported clients through numerous business cycles and has developed long-term relationships that last generations of attorneys and business executives. The firm has acted as a first port of call in some of Greece’s most important and challenging transactions, as well as in many major high-stakes litigations. Papapolitis & Papapolitis is committed to client satisfaction at all times and adapts to changes in the markets and regulatory landscape in a manner which ensures that its work is a reflection of the type of clients it advises and the business they do.

The firm’s lawyers advise clients on a broad range of commercial arrangements and issues across a number of industry sectors. The combination of high-level technical expertise and a commercial approach ensures that clients receive practical and viable legal advice, tailored to the needs of their business in the way that they want and can understand.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Evi Tsilou
Banking, finance and capital markets Nikolaos Katsaros
Dispute resolution George Gravias
Real estate John Papapolitis
Projects and privatisations John Papapolitis
Funds Nicholas Papapolitis
Restructuring and insolvency George Gravias
Photo Name Position Profile
Miss Nadia Axioti  photo Miss Nadia Axioti
Mrs Elmina Chadio  photo Mrs Elmina Chadio
Ms Martha Fotinopoulou  photo Ms Martha Fotinopoulou
Mr George Gravias  photo Mr George Gravias
Mr Pericles Kamarinos  photo Mr Pericles Kamarinos
Miss Vanessa Kapnoutzi  photo Miss Vanessa Kapnoutzi
Mrs Maria Karabella  photo Mrs Maria Karabella
Mr Nikolaos Katsaros  photo Mr Nikolaos Katsaros
Mrs Vicky Koutsopoulou  photo Mrs Vicky Koutsopoulou
Miss Antigoni Liapi  photo Miss Antigoni Liapi
Mr Sergios Manarakis  photo Mr Sergios Manarakis
Ms Sophia Mavridou  photo Ms Sophia Mavridou
Dr Alkis Mirkos  photo Dr Alkis Mirkos
Mr Panayiotis Papageorgiou  photo Mr Panayiotis Papageorgiou
Mr Nicholas Papapolitis photo Mr Nicholas Papapolitis
Mr John Papapolitis  photo Mr John Papapolitis
Mr Dimitris Samolis  photo Mr Dimitris Samolis
Mr Panagiotis Stamadianos  photo Mr Panagiotis Stamadianos
Ms Evi Tsilou  photo Ms Evi Tsilou
Miss Konstantina Tsourouni  photo Miss Konstantina Tsourouni
Number of lawyers : 25
International Bar Association
Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce
International Institute of Chartered Arbitrators
strategic alliance with Reed Smith LLP
Other office : London