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Papapolitis & Papapolitis
16 VASILISSIS SOFIAS AVENUE
10674 ATHENS
Greece

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Lawyers at Papapolitis & Papapolitis  assist clients with legal structuring, due diligence,  negotiation and the implementation of mergers, acquisitions, demergers, restructurings, tender offers, leveraged buyouts and privatisations. The team is closely integrated with the firm’s London office and is headed by Evi Tsilou and Nicholas Papapolitis, who regularly represents credit institutions, funds, investors, financial advisors and corporations. In a recent highlight, he acted for Invel Real Estate Partners on its €390m acquisition of a 32.7% state in NBG Pangaea from the National Bank of Greece. Senior associate Elmina Chadio assisted on the matter and is developing a reputation for in due diligence reviews.

Key clients

Fortress Investment Group

CP Holdings

Invel Real Estate Partners

London & Regional Properties

Soho House

Olayan Group

York Capital  Management

Brooklane Capital

Alpha Bank A.E.

Piraeus Bank

Philips Hellas

Intracom Holdings

Ticketmaster Hellas

Lamda Development

Projects and privatisation Tier 1

Papapolitis & Papapolitis is notably advising Lamda Development on its acquisition from the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund of the shares in Hellinikon SA. John Papapolitis and George Gravias jointly head the practice which is distinguished via its broad sector expertise, boasting expertise in industries such as commercial, retail, industrial, residential, leisure, and tourism and hospitality. The caseload includes developments, financings, construction and transactions with the team also advising the regulatory framework governing land use as well as the issues and contractual relationships arising from the commercial exploitation.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Recent work for Papapolitis & Papapolitis includes advising Lamda Development on its acquisition of shares in Hellinikon from the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund. John Papapolitis and George Gravias jointly head up the practice, which has broad sector expertise across the commercial, retail, industrial, residential, leisure, tourism and hospitality industries. Work encompasses developments, financings, construction work and transactions with the team also advising on the regulatory framework governing land use as well as issues and contractual matters arising from commercial exploitation mandates.

Key clients

London & Regional Properties

Invel Real Estate Partners

Lamda Development

Intra Development

Apollo Capital Management

Brook Lane

Olayan Group

AGC Equity Partners

Fortress Investment Group

Castlelake

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Papapolitis & Papapolitis’s practice is jointly headed by Nicholas Papapolitis and Nikolas Katsaros. Alpha Bank, Piraeus Bank and Eurobank are among the team’s clients, so too are a number of international entities owing to the practice's close integration with the firm's London office. Work undertaken includes corporate finance transactions, capital raising deals, debt and equity instruments, securitisations and privatisations.  In addition to banks, various financial institutions, issuers, underwriters, investors and funds form the client roster. Maria Karabella's recent arrival from Moratis Passas Law Firm bolsters the team's offering in respect of corporate lending, structured and asset financing, bonds and international note issues.

Key clients

Fortress Investment Group

CP Holdings

Alpha Bank

Piraeus Bank

Eurobank

Invel Real Estate

Apollo Capital Management

York Capital Management

Pillarstone Greece

SAMCO Holdings

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Under the leaderhsip of John Papapolitis and George Gravias, Papapolitis & Papapolitis is engaged by domestic corporates and several multinationals. The team undertakes a broad array of commercial, civil and administrative litigation including public tender, regulatory compliance, contract, product liability, employment, insolvency and bankruptcy disputes. Arbitration, mediation and adjudication proceedings are also strengths of the practice, which represents clients in the real estate, insurance, financial services, trading, retail, telecoms, energy and consumer products sectors.

Key clients

Intralot Group

Intracom Holdings S.A.

Philips Hellas S.A. & Philips Lighting Hellas S.A.

Lamda Development S.A.

Diophar S.A.

Lamda Omlympia Village S.A.

Cetracore Energy GmbH & Cetracore – JetOil S.A.

Aromka S.A.

Louis Dreyfus Commodities Suisse S.A. (Gevena)

Intrakat

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
English
French
German
Greek
Russian
International Bar Association
Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce
International Institute of Chartered Arbitrators
strategic alliance with Reed Smith LLP
Other office : London