Firm Profile > Avramopoulos & Partners > Athens, Greece

Avramopoulos & Partners
64 VAS. SOFIAS AVENUE
115 28 ATHENS
Greece

Employment Tier 2

Avramopoulos & Partners has a 'very good team with wide legal knowledge' that is praised for its 'excellent co-operation and speedy process for any assignment'. The practice, led by Michael C Poulakos, represents a mix of multinationals and local clients across a range of industries. The firm's expertise includes collective bargaining, restructurings, litigation, social security and senior executive contracts and terminations.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Avramopoulos & Partners has a well-regarded and versatile practice, which represents developers, investors, and construction companies on the full range of matters. The firm is especially busy in the hotels sector, and recently advised a resort on its implementation of a timeshare scheme. Vassilis D Avramopoulos is recommended.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Avramopoulos & Partners has a 'unique team' with 'quick responses and an understanding of our needs'. Clients 'fully appreciate the transparency, confidentiality and loyalty' of the group, which is led by Athanassios Avgeros. The firm acts for a mix of borrowers and lenders on transactional and regulatory issues.

Tax Tier 3

Avramopoulos & Partners has strong experience advising international clients across multiple tax issues, including transfer pricing, VAT and permanent establishment. Practice head Vassilis D Avramopoulos is a 'very skilled professional with excellent technique'.

TMT Tier 3

Avramopoulos & Partners has a good reputation for advising clients in the IT sector, who are often a blend of established companies and start-ups. Barbara V Angelopoulou leads the team.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Avramopoulos & Partners's 'proactive' team is praised for its 'quick responses, pleasantness, loyalty and professionalism'. The firm is a popular choice with an impressive range of international clients, which span a range of sectors, including tourism, food, logistics, telecoms and the automotive industry.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

The team at Avramopoulos & Partners handles a broad range of commercial and administrative disputes. Athanassios Avgeros leads the team, which also includes Barbara V Angelopoulou. The group has been particularly active with debt collection work.

The firm: Avramopoulos & Partners, known as one of the leading firms in Greece and with over 30 years of experience, offers top-notch legal services to individuals as well as domestic and international corporations. The firm’s ability to provide results-oriented, differentiated, and innovative legal advice and solutions across a broad spectrum of business issues, from dispute resolution to strategy, has earned the firm the reputation of being not just an excellent legal advisor but also a trusted and invaluable business partner for any company. The key areas of specialisation are set out below.

Areas of practice: The firm has an extensive practice in corporate and commercial activity, having advised on many large-scale strategic transactions, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts,  international tenders, corporate re-organisations, franchising, distribution and agency agreements, asset financing, and commercial lending. Private finance and investment initiatives are also among the firm’s key areas of focus.

With regards to mergers and acquisitions, Avramopoulos & Partners is uniquely positioned to assist clients through all the phases of privately-negotiated transactions and public tender offers and mergers. Its specialised services in tax planning for cross-border acquisitions represent a hallmark of the firm.

In tax law, the firm’s attorneys represent clients in acquisitions, financings and leasing transactions, financial products, permanent establishment as well as transfer pricing issues and capital market transactions. They also provide sophisticated tax advice to domestic and foreign investors who plan to engage in real estate activities, as real estate and construction is among the firm’s specialty areas. Especially in hotel construction, the firm has developed sophisticated construction management agreements, project development agreements, supply and consulting agreements, bidding documents and construction contracts.

Avramopoulos & Partners possesses in-depth experience, knowledge and expertise in hotel transactions. It has historically been involved in a large number of such transactions, having handled the development, acquisition, financing and management of various hotels in Greece and abroad.

In employment law, the firm is recognised as one of the most experienced firms, offering best-in-class services across the entire labour and employment law spectrum, including litigation and labour dispute resolution, employment contract negotiation, drafting and termination, as well as transfer of business and outsourcing.

In the area of public procurement, Avramopoulos and Partners has acted on behalf of overseas and locally-based companies, joint ventures and financing institutions in the sector of public construction and technical contracts. Specifically, the firm has advised clients on the European Union and national legislative and regulatory framework governing public procurement, preparing for and participating in public tenders, drafting and negotiating the documentation as well as representing its clients in disputes arising from the public procurements contracts and tender procedures.

Detailed information is available upon request.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
Tax
Employment law
EU and competition
Dispute resolution and arbitration
Real estate and construction
Hotel and resort development
Public procurement, projects and privatisation
Information technology and telecommunications
Administrative and public law
Banking, finance and capital markets
Energy
Privacy and data protection
Media and entertainment
Intellectual property
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Dimitris S Angelakis  photo Mr Dimitris S Angelakis
Ms Barbara V Angelopoulou  photo Ms Barbara V Angelopoulou
Mrs Yanna N Antonopoulou  photo Mrs Yanna N Antonopoulou
Mr George S. Assimakis  photo Mr George S. Assimakis
Mr Athanassios Avgeros  photo Mr Athanassios Avgeros
Mr Vassilis D Avramopoulos  photo Mr Vassilis D Avramopoulos
Mr Thanassis D Avramopoulos  photo Mr Thanassis D Avramopoulos
Mr Iraklis Barogiannis  photo Mr Iraklis Barogiannis
Mrs Niki Economou  photo Mrs Niki Economou
Mr Alkis S Economou  photo Mr Alkis S Economou
Mr Wolfgang W Gebhardt  photo Mr Wolfgang W Gebhardt
Mrs Vicky E Kolintza  photo Mrs Vicky E Kolintza
Miss Antonia Moutsina  photo Miss Antonia Moutsina
Mr Michael C Poulakos  photo Mr Michael C Poulakos
Mr Athanasios Chr Safaris  photo Mr Athanasios Chr Safaris
Number of lawyers : 20
English
French
German
Greek
Italian
SCG Legal
Contact : Vassilis D Avramopoulos
Other offices : Rhodes*
Other offices : Thessaloniki*

Our international expertise

Avramopoulos & Partners was founded in 1989 and specializes in Corporate and Commercial transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax, Employment Law, EU and Competition, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, Real Estate and Construction, Public Procurement, Projects and Privatization, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Administrative and Public Law, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Energy Law, Media and Entertainment, Aviation Law, and Intellectual Property.

Offering high levels of excellence and breadth across all these practices to both individuals and international corporations, we are known as one of the leading law firms in Greece. Our lawyers are highly regarded for their depth of expertise in highly complex matters and for their superior representation of our clients’ interests on critical domestic and international issues. To provide seamless best-in-class services across jurisdictions, we are proud to have extensive relations with premier law firms around the world.

Our mission is to provide legal expertise of the highest standards and achieve extraordinary results for our clients in today’s rapidly evolving global economy.

Our commitment to excellence allows us to attract top legal talent dedicated to providing superior advice for our clients’ legal and business needs. Our lawyers and professionals have been educated in distinguished universities both in Greece and abroad and possess diverse experience, having worked for leading international law firms, legal departments of large corporations, financial institutions, government ministries, and academic institutions.

Most importantly, we foster an inclusive environment where legal experts across practice areas closely work together to attend to our clients’ needs and provide timely, cost-effective, and results-oriented advice. It is this approach that differentiates us, both in the local market and abroad, where we are especially proud to be cooperating with some of the most prominent law firms in Europe and the U.S.A.

Ideally positioned to assist multinationals

We are happy to have a national and international client base and be referenced amongst others in the lists of Embassies of the United States, Canada, Turkey and United Kingdom governments. Consistently ranked among Greece’s top law firms in international and European publications, our representative client list has grown to include some of the world’s largest multinational corporations, with most of whom we are privileged to have a long-lasting cooperation.

The majority of our international clientele consists of leading US based corporations in the sectors of electronic communications, IT and software, hotel and leisure, courier, logistics, etc.

Our clients’ best interests are served by competent legal counsel knowledgeable in all aforementioned areas of today’s constantly altering business landscape. All our lawyers are multilingual, while most of them have completed post-graduate studies in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy or France.

Membership with the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Notwithstanding the above, we are glad to be a member of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, which aims at the continuous improvement of American-Hellenic commercial and financial relations. With over 1000 members-companies operating in Greece, it encourages and facilitates trade, investment, and professional partnerships on both sides of the Atlantic. Being a member of the Chamber enables our Firm to provide our clients with unique networking opportunities with prominent members of the American-Hellenic community. Most importantly, we are best positioned to offer insightful and differentiated advice on legal and business issues to clients doing business in Greece or overseas.

Our international alliance

Our Firm is the exclusive member firm for Greece of State Capital Group (www.statecapitalgroup.org), a seamless global network of 144 of the profession’s preeminent independent law firms. With more than 11,500 attorneys located in over 300 cities, State Capital Group member firms are located in nearly every jurisdiction in which clients may conduct business. While each member firm practices independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law, our firm’s membership in State Capital Group provides us with global connections and access to legal resources that enhance our ability to assist with clients’ needs around the world.