Avramopoulos & Partners > Athens, Greece > Firm Profile

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

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Avramopoulos & Partners is noted for its advice on commercial matters, with the practice advising on the full range of commercial activities, including joint ventures, cooperations, licensing, and outsourcing, as well as on corporate governance and compliance matters. The team, which is notably active in the shipping and cruise sectors, also advises media and hospitality clients. Senior partner Vassilis Avramopoulos leads the practice and spearheads the team’s emergent focus on multi-jurisdictional transactions, having recently advised Hard Rock International on joint venture activities in Greece. Barbara Angelopoulou, who assists with commercial ventures and investment matters, is also recommended, while Vicky E Kolintza is a key contact for clients in the shipping industry.

Practice head(s):

Vassilis Avramopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Angelopoulou; Athanassios Avgeros; Yanna Antonopoulou

Testimonials

‘They offer a client focus for the issues that we need assistance with. They are very committed to providing the necessary services.’

‘This practice has a unique repository of legal resources and a thriving team, which makes it stand out from other law firms. They have a plethora of partners/associates with differing expertise, and they have reasonable prices.’

‘They are responsive and consider themselves as an extension of our business. Barbara Angelopoulou is a trusted, unique partner.’

‘The team is extremely efficient and always spot on with the requests handed to them. Usually, the answer to our questions comes straight away, but in case there needs to be some clarification, they always do the research very fast, and they come with results.’

‘Yanna Antonopoulou is a team member that we worked closely with in a few employment cases we had. She always provided solutions calmly, and professionally, but in a very friendly and family-like way. Her knowledge is excellent, and her attitude is amazing.’

‘The individuals are well-educated and experienced in the pharmaceutical sector. They respond promptly and provide guidance while drafting the contracts. Its lawyers are highly regarded for their depth of expertise in highly complex matters and for their superior representation of our interests on critical domestic and international issues.’

‘The team is highly responsive, with deep expertise and an amazing understanding of the clients’ needs. Their advice is comprehensive and to the point, including a business approach that truly promotes and safeguards the clients’ interests. They are flexible in all aspects of their work and highly adaptive to new technologies, including billing methods and work monitoring.’

‘Vassilis Avramopoulos is distinguished for his high professionalism and exceptional skills to understand what the client wants and provide the most efficient way to achieve the goals set.’

Key clients

Hard Rock International

WHG Europe

The Nielsen Company

Nielsen Consumer

Karma Group of Companies

Hill International

Federal Express Corporation

AT&T GNS

NCR Hellas SA

Chorus Call Hellas SA

Bonatti SpA

Warner Media

Nueria Properties SA

OFC SA

Algosystems SA

Hydrobuildings Systems SA

PZ Cussons PLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Hard Rock International on its participation in a joint venture awarded to the multimillion tender issued by the Greek State for the concession of a wide-range of activities, on its Casino Operating License and on the development of an Integrated Resort and Casino in the area of the old port of Athens.
  • Advised WarnerMedia on consumer law obligations with respect to a launch of HBO Max locally, focusing particularly on withdrawal rights of consumers, payment arrangements, subscription terms, etc.

Greece > Employment Tier 3

Avramopoulos & Partners assists with negotiating and drafting employment contracts and offers expertise in employee outsourcing. The team, which is jointly led by Athanassios Avgeros and Barbara Angelopoulou, also acts on employee disputes concerning working arrangements, including those relating to senior employees. Terminations and regulatory compliance matters form part of the practice's workload.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros; Barbara Angelopoulou

Key clients

Sabre Travel Network

Hill International

AT & T GNS

Algosystems S.A.

Karma Group of Companies

Diamond Resorts

OFC S.A.

Greece > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Avramopoulos & Partners specialises in advising developers on large-scale projects and counts Karma Group and Hard Rock International as key clients. The tax aspects of real estate transactions are a key area of expertise. Founding partner Vassilis Avramopoulos co-heads the practice with leisure sector expert, Yanna Antonopoulou, and shipping lawyer and maritime development specialist, Vicky Kolintza.

Practice head(s):

Vassilis Avramopoulos; Vicky Kolintza; Yanna Antonopoulou

Other key lawyers:

Alkis Economou; Athanassios Safaris; Barbara Angelopoulou

Testimonials

‘The team is highly responsive with deep expertise and an amazing understanding of the clients’ needs. Their advice is comprehensive and to the point, including a business approach that is truly promoting and safeguarding the clients’ interests. They are flexible in all aspects of their work and highly adaptive to new technologies, including billing methods and work monitoring.’

‘Vassilis Avramopoulos is distinguished for his high professionalism and exceptional skills to understand what the client wants and provide the most efficient way to achieve the goals set.’

Key clients

Hard Rock International

WHG Europe

Karma Group of Companies

Work highlights

  • Advising Hard Rock International in relation to the multibillion project of developing an Integrated Resort Casino in Athens.

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Avramopoulos & Partners is involved in a variety of work, including term loan agreements, credit facilities and syndicated loans. Practice head Athanassios Avgeros advises on matters concerning financial products, including acquisition finance and financial regulatory issues, such as the implementation of Basel III and EU Directives.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Angelopoulou; Vicky Kolintza

Key clients

WHG Europe Limited

Dexia Holdings Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised WHG Europe Ltd. throughout due diligence stages for the acquisition of an NPL Portfolio.
  • Advised Dexia Holdings Ltd.on the preparation of the application and documentation filed with the Hellenic Capital Market Commission for the issuance of an investment services provider license and conducting following-up communications with the Regulator.

Greece > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Avramopoulos & Partners‘s practice involves a range of commercial and civil matters and includes cases regarding breach of contract, tort claims and competition, to name a few. Athanassios Avgeros has considerable experience of litigation before Greek Courts involving local and multi-jurisdictional cases as well as arbitration. Athanassios Safaris has extensive expertise in EU law, including public procurement, as well as distribution agreement disputes.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros; Athanassios Safaris

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Angelopoulou

Greece > TMT Tier 4

Avramopoulos & Partners is adept at navigating the telecommunications regulatory landscape and offers support for clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting commercial ventures. The firm also frequently assists bidders in obtaining licences and concessions in Greece. Barbara Angelopoulou provides legal advice to several TNC’s regarding the domestic electronic communication services framework and has handled regulatory issues on behalf of operators before the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission.

Practice head(s):

Barbara V. Angelopoulou

Key clients

Sabre Hellas S.A.

Algosystems S.A.

Graf von Westphalen

Hogan Lovells

Work highlights

  • Advised the Italian office of Hogan Lovells, which has undertaken Google’s EU-wide security breach notification obligations under the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) and the e-Privacy Directive.

Greece > Restructuring and insolvency

Avramopoulos & Partners has a growing restructuring and insolvency practice, advising on NPL settlement agreements and portfolio acquisitions, restructuring agreements and disposals of assets. The team is led by Barbara Angelopoulou and Athanassios Avgeros.

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
Number of lawyers : 20
English
French
German
Greek
Italian
SCG Legal
Contact : Vassilis D Avramopoulos
Other offices : Rhodes*
Other offices : Thessaloniki*

At Avramopoulos & Partners, having a diverse team and fostering an inclusive culture, in its broadest sense, is at the core of our corporate identity. Equally important, it is an integral part of our commitment to excellence.

Avramopoulos & Partners employs professionals with different academic and other backgrounds, including, but not limited to, age, ethnicity, gender, religion, social-economic background, and political affiliation. The fact that our people are embraced for their diverse experiences and thinking styles empowers them to reach their full potential. At the same time, it enables us to stay true to our vision: provide top-notch, differentiated services to our clients.

At Avramopoulos & Partners we are particularly sensitive on issues related to both Greek and international community.

We often undertake pro bono work in favor of various non-profit organizations and assist them as part of our CSR activities.


CLIENT: KARMA Group of Companies
COMPANY/FIRM: Avramopoulos & Partners
TESTIMONIAL:

Real Estate & Construction:

‘We have been working with the firm for a number of years and continue to be delighted with their services to us and our clients. Always responsive, clear in their advice and demonstrate a constant willingness to find a solution should any problem arise.’

‘Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has an extended and indisputable knowledge of complex real estate transactions, as well as comprehensive knowledge of the planning, execution and completion of a construction project, including thorough and detailed review of the procurement strategies and documents, focusing proactively and efficiently on the evaluation and award criteria.’

‘Vassilis Avramopoulos and Yanna Antonopoulou have impeccable communication and analytical skills, perseverance and a great deal of creativity in problem-solving.’


CLIENTS: Minerva Edible Oils Enterprises S.A., The Nielsen Company, KARMA Group of Companies, Algosystems S.A.
COMPANY/FIRM: Avramopoulos & Partners
TESTIMONIAL:

Commercial, Corporate and M&A.

‘The team is incredibly knowledgeable about all areas of Greek law, not just corporate law. They were very conscious that as English lawyers we were not familiar with Greek legal principles and they were able to explain these, and the ramifications, in easy digestible terms.’

‘Our team were impressed with Barbara Angelopoulou, who was our main point of contact on the transaction. She was commercial and sensible in her advice as well as being readily available and able to work with our often-tight deadlines.’

‘The team has vast experience in the segment of the travel market we operate in. This is extremely valuable for an industry with unique requirements. It is what differentiates this firm versus others.’

‘I have had the pleasure of working very closely with Athanassios Avgeros for the last five years and he is one of the partners that stands out. Apart from his professionalism and expertise, he has been transparent, candid and always acted as if he was part of our workforce. His contribution to our success is highly appreciated.’

‘Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has provided timely, accurate, efficient and friendly advice to us, performing a variety of legal services across a wide spectrum, including both traditional and modern business activities. They are always available to give both background and detailed analysis, but also know when and how to get in a timely and efficient manner to the essence of the matter.’

‘Barbara Angelopoulou and Athanassios Avgeros have the ability to absorb considerable quantities of information, then distil it into something manageable and reasonable, while their evaluative skills led them to quickly choose the most suitable solution.’

‘One of the main strengths of the team is its immediate response to our requests with commercial solutions. They not only know our business very well, but also our partners, customers and suppliers, which facilitates our consultations a lot.’

‘Listening and analytical skills along with commercial awareness are some of the qualities that make the lawyers at the firm different from others.’


CLIENTS: Sabre Hellas S.A., Algosystems S.A.
COMPANY/FIRM: Avramopoulos & Partners
TESTIMONIAL:

TMT:

‘Excellent telecoms lawyers, high level of expertise, very responsive, excellent market overview.’

‘Barbara Angelopoulou possesses excellent knowledge in telecoms matters and is great to work with, very reliable and responsive.’