Firm Profile > Avramopoulos & Partners > Athens, Greece
Avramopoulos & Partners Offices
64 VAS. SOFIAS AVENUE
115 28 ATHENS
Avramopoulos & Partners > The Legal 500 Rankings
Employment Tier 2
At Avramopoulos & Partners, the team handles the full spectrum of employment law matters, including related litigation. Core pillars of the practice include advising on contracts, post-termination restrictions, compensation, benefit arrangements, downsizings and restructurings, health and safety issues, trade union negotiations and GDPR matters. Athanassios Avgeros heads up the department, which is also highly rated for its expertise in legal compliance audits, employee regulation and handbook development, EU regulatory compliance and outsourcings.
Real estate and construction Tier 2
Avramopoulos & Partners’ team is led by Vassilis Avramopoulos and provides a broad offering in the real estate space. The group handles transactions across commercial, retail, hospitality and residential asset classes in addition to office and industrial leasings, leasebacks, mortgage and equity portfolios, restructurings and rights of use issues. The team is also active on the construction and renovation fronts, and is well-versed in assisting with management, project development, architect, supply and consulting agreements as well as construction contracts and bidding documents.
‘Throughout my experience with Avramopoulos & Partners Law firm I have come across legal counselling of a high level in real estate transactions and in real estate related matters, such as: all types of acquisition, financing, development, construction, leases, condemnations, and zoning and land use approvals.’
‘Avramopoulos & Partners Law firm has provided me personally and the corporate scheme I am engaged with, with resourceful advice and solutions based on their deep knowledge of the law and also on the basis of practical experience and expertise developed through years of handling real estate related matters.’
‘Mr. Vasilis Avramopoulos: Competent, Hard-Working, Focused Lawyer, Commitment to Quality, Leadership, Communicates with clarity, Detail-oriented approach, Negotiation talent, Diligence, Strategic planning & Problem solving abilities.’
‘Mrs. Barbara Angelopoulou: Impeccable communication skills, Good judgment and analytical skills, Truthfulness and punctuality, Responsiveness, Deep knowledge of law, Organized and Persistent, Excellent client care.’
Headed by Athanassios Avgeros, the team at Avramopoulos & Partners demonstrates expertise in term loan agreements, credit facilities and syndicated loans along with a track record of advising on the underwriting and listing procedures for the Athens Stock Market. Additional strengths include structured finance, securitisation, project finance and asset finance. Making up the client roster are banks, public entities and corporations.
Tax Tier 3
The practice at Avramopoulos & Partners specialises in advising on the tax aspects of acquisitions, including matters involving a foreign jurisdiction. Led by Vassilis Avramopoulos, the team is also knowledgeable of tax planning and transfer pricing work, capital market transactions, financings and capital market mandates. Real estate-related tax is a further strength, and the group also demonstrates a proven track record in acting for telecoms and e-commerce companies.
TMT Tier 3
Barbara Angelopoulou’s practice at Avramopoulos & Partners is highly regarded for its structuring, negotiation and documenting of major corporate and commercial ventures in the telecoms sector. The team also advises on regulatory matters and transactions in the sector and is knowledgeable in the IT arena. Additional strengths include data privacy and protection, internet start-ups and electronic contracts.
Avramopoulos & Partners is entrusted for the full spectrum of commercial contractual agreements, advising on matters such as joint ventures, co-operations and partnerships, outsourcing, advertising, branding, media and sponsorship, licensing and distribution matters. Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the practice which also assists on large-scale transactions, incorporations and corporate governance frameworks in addition to corporate housekeeping and equity restructuring affairs.
‘They posses a world of knowledge, are easy accessible and are friendly and patient while discussing questions and legal subjects. With one individual especially I have a good bond – so we always have a short personal chat. That works really well when you need to discuss issues and have questions. ‘
Dispute resolution Tier 4
Avramopoulos & Partners fields a ‘well established’ team ‘with exceptional capabilities’. Athanassios Avgeros leads the practice, which specialises in a range of commercial and civil matters including breach of contract, fraud, competition, real estate, tax, insurance, bankruptcy, banking and tort-related mandates. The practice is also renowned for its international arbitration offering, namely in relation to disputes arising from construction, telecoms, commercial and investment issues.
‘They are a fully rounded set that are well established with exceptional capabilities.’
‘This firm is a my go to. I enjoy working with them and collaborating on matters where possible as I find they are like minded. Excellent advice and very thorough.’
Avramopoulos & Partners > Firm Profile
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.
|Corporate and commercial|
|Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)|
|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|
|Privacy and data protection|
|Media and entertainment|
|Mr Dimitris S Angelakis||View Profile|
|Ms Barbara V Angelopoulou||View Profile|
|Mrs Yanna N Antonopoulou||View Profile|
|Mr George S. Assimakis||View Profile|
|Mr Athanassios Avgeros||View Profile|
|Mr Vassilis D Avramopoulos||View Profile|
|Mr Thanassis D Avramopoulos||View Profile|
|Mr Iraklis Barogiannis||View Profile|
|Mrs Niki Economou||View Profile|
|Mr Alkis S Economou||View Profile|
|Mr Wolfgang W Gebhardt||View Profile|
|Mrs Vicky E Kolintza||View Profile|
|Miss Antonia Moutsina||View Profile|
|Mr Michael C Poulakos||View Profile|
|Mr Athanasios Chr Safaris||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 20
LanguagesEnglish French German Greek Italian
OtherContact : 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.