Avramopoulos & Partners > Athens, Greece > Firm Profile

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

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The practice at Avramopoulos & Partners is active in advising on incorporations, corporate governance matters and large-scale transactions. The team also has expertise in the negotiation of commercial contracts, encompassing joint venture agreements, partnerships, advertising and sponsorships, outsourcing, and the licensing of commercial rights. Senior partner Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the practice, providing complementary expertise in tax matters. Barbara Angelopoulou and Athanassios Avgeros are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Vassilis Avramopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are very responsive, which clients appreciate.’

‘Barbara Angelopoulou is very commercial and responsive, and suggests practical solutions.’

‘A professional team.’

‘Highly qualified professionals.’

‘The team is specialised in contract preparation services, while providing innovative legal and consulting services. They respond and provide their feedback immediately.’

‘All the individuals are qualified, experienced and available whenever a need occurs. The greatest advantage is that they respond immediately, while being open to further questions and clarifications.’

‘We have a very good common understanding on the cases that concern us and this helps in finding quick solutions to our problems. We have good cooperation with all the members of the team, particularly Athanassios Avgeros.’

‘Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has provided timely, accurate and efficient counsel to us, performing a variety of legal services and providing advice across a wide spectrum of issues. A& P were always available to give a detailed analysis, but also knew when and how to get to the essence of the matter in an efficient manner.’

Key clients

PZ CUSSONS PLC.

THE NIELSEN COMPANY

KARMA GROUP OF COMPANIES

ALGOSYSTEMS S.A.

Greece > Employment Tier 3

Avramopoulos & Partners has extensive experience in labour and employment matters, regularly handling litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. The team's advisory work includes the oversight of employment contracts, the termination of employment relationships and post-termination restrictions, developing employee handbooks, advising on compliance with EU regulations, and assisting with downsizings and restructurings. Its comprehensive service is regularly supported by the lawyers in the firm's corporate, commercial and business development department. Athanassios Avgeros and Yanna Antonopoulou head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros; Yanna Antonopoulou

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The professionalism of the team and the use of all the modern technological methods offered nowadays provide a comparative advantage.’

‘The main characteristics of the team’s member are: knowledge, many years of experience, professionalism, dynamism and courtesy, adjustment to new measures of legislation and use of new means of technology.’

‘The individuals are very friendly and they try to explain to us whatever topic we assign them.’

Greece > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Avramopoulos & Partners is able to provide domestic and international clients with a combination of real estate and tax advice in the context of strategically-significant investment transactions. Its team is also knowledgeable about development projects and finance transactions, sale and leaseback transactions, office/industrial leasing and foreclosures. Key workstreams include matters concerning hotel developments, shopping centres, offices and residential apartment complexes. Vassilis D Avramopoulos co-heads the practice with Yanna N Antonopoulou.

Practice head(s):

Vassilis D. Avramopoulos; Yanna N. Antonopoulou

Other key lawyers:

Alkis Economou; Athanassios Chr. Safaris; Barbara V. Angelopoulou

Testimonials

‘Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm is highly competent, able to understand and put in place complex transactions involving different demands, while remaining focused on the clients’ objectives.’

‘Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm achieve the best outcomes for their clients who range from important entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies to private individuals and families.’

‘A&P lawyers are focused on providing clear and substantive advice. It is A&P’s team members, Yanna Antonopoulou and Barbara Angelopoulou, who provide energy, tenacity and genuine interest in the clients’ businesses that give them a unique edge.’

Key clients

Karma Group of Companies

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Avramopoulos & Partners‘ practice covers an array of matters, including private banking, tax issues, term loan agreements, credit facilities, syndicated loans, and the regulatory aspects of IPOs and new share offers on the Athens Stock Exchange. Athanassios Avgeros leads the practice; he is experienced in acquisition, asset and project finance and regulatory issues and is a longstanding adviser to the Greek Consignment Deposits and Loans Fund.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Angelopoulou; Yanna Antonopoulou; Vicky Kolintza; Vassilis Avramopoulos

Testimonials

‘I am happy with the work done, both in terms of quality and the speed of turning around advice.’

‘Good knowledge of the legal requirements and a practical mindset.’

Key clients

iTrade Global

Dexia Holdings Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Dexia Holdings Ltd on the licensing of its subsidiary as an investment services provider in Greece.

Greece > Dispute resolution Tier 4

The team at Avramopoulos & Partners has national and international recognition, advising various multinational and local clients. Its expertise includes representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings regarding breach of contract, fraud, competition, real estate, tax, insurance, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, banking and commercial law. Athanassios Safaris and Athanassios Avgeros jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros; Athanassios Safaris

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Angelopoulou

Testimonials

‘Barbara Angelopoulou is extremely knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to complete the brief.’

‘What creates a good atmosphere in our work with them is that they are cooperative and patient.’

‘Their actions are effective in resolving disputes.’

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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*

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.


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.


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.’