Firm Profile > Avramopoulos & Partners > Athens, Greece

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

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Avramopoulos & Partners is home to ‘indisputable knowledge of complex real estate transactions’. Its varied real estate workload spans sales and acquisitions involving office, residential, apartment complex and retail assets, industrial and office property leasing and complex developments, in addition to finance, joint venture and restructuring matters. On the construction front, areas of prowess include management, project development, and architect and supply agreements, along with bidding document preparation. Practice heads Vassilis Avramopoulos and Yanna Antonopoulou are both highly experienced when it comes to hotel, leisure and resort-related projects.

Practice head(s):

Vassilis D. Avramopoulos; Yanna Antonopoulou

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Karma Group of Companies

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Avramopoulos & Partners delivers ‘timely, accurate and efficient advice' on a wide spectrum of corporate matters, including large-scale transactions, M&A, due diligence and optimal governance structures. The team also has an emphasis on commercial agreements, advising on joint venture, purchase and supply, and co-operation and partnership agreements. The practice is headed by Vassilis Avramopoulos and includes the ‘commercial and sensibleBarbara Angelopoulou.

Practice head(s):

Vassilis Avramopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Angelopoulou; Athanassios Avgeros

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

MINERVA EDIBLE OILS ENTERPIRSES S.A.

THE NIELSEN COMPANY

KARMA GROUP OF COMPANIES

ALGOSYSTEMS S.A.

Employment Tier 3

Avramopoulos & Partners demonstrates excellence in the full array of contentious and advisory employment law matters. The department is headed by Athanassios Avgeros and includes Yanna Antonopoulou, who excels in advising on group restructurings and reorganisations, employee contract and benefit matters, and terminations. Other keystones of the workload include collective bargaining agreements, social security issues, EU regulation compliance, stock option plans and other incentives, and health and safety matters, in addition to disputes before the labour authorities, labour boards and courts.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros

Other key lawyers:

Yanna Antonopoulou; Vicky Kolintza

TMT Tier 3

The TMT practice at Avramopoulos & Partners is headed by Barbara Angelopoulou, acclaimed for her ‘excellent knowledge in telecoms matters’. The team is extremely active in the sector, acting on corporate and commercial ventures in addition to transactions and regulatory issues. Areas of specific expertise include data privacy, electronic contracts and signatures, CRM issues, internet start-ups and licensing procedures.

Practice head(s):

Barbara Angelopoulou

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Sabre Hellas S.A.

Algosystems S.A.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Athanassios Avgeros heads the banking and finance team at Avramopoulos & Partners, which has the capacity to advise on the entire array of financial matters, from syndicated lending, acquisition, project and asset finance through to regulatory matters and the implementation of EU directives. Other active areas include term loan agreements, credit facilities and loan note instruments.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros

Dispute resolution Tier 4

The disputes practice at Avramopoulos & Partners is jointly fronted by Athanassios Avgeros and Athanassios Safaris. It represents Greek and multinational clients alike in a broad variety of commercial and civil litigation and holds distinguished expertise in relation to enforcement procedures. Additional areas of prowess include breach of contract, competition, real estate, tax and insurance-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros; Athanassios Safaris

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
Ms Barbara V Angelopoulou  photo Ms Barbara V Angelopoulou Junior Partner.
Mrs Yanna N Antonopoulou  photo Mrs Yanna N Antonopoulou Partner.
Mr George S. Assimakis  photo Mr George S. Assimakis Partner
Mr Athanassios Avgeros  photo Mr Athanassios Avgeros Partner.
Mr Vassilis D Avramopoulos  photo Mr Vassilis D Avramopoulos Senior Partner-Managing Partner.
Mr Thanassis D Avramopoulos  photo Mr Thanassis D Avramopoulos Of Counsel.
 Eleftheria Bagouraki  photo Eleftheria Bagouraki Trainee Lawyer
Mr Alkis S Economou  photo Mr Alkis S Economou Senior Partner – Alkis Economou & Associates
Mr Wolfgang W Gebhardt  photo Mr Wolfgang W Gebhardt Partner.
Mrs Vicky E Kolintza  photo Mrs Vicky E Kolintza Partner.
 Mina Manakidou  photo Mina Manakidou Junior PartnerLegal Counsel (ext.)
Miss Antonia Moutsina  photo Miss Antonia Moutsina Associate Lawyer
Mr Michael C Poulakos  photo Mr Michael C Poulakos Senior Partner.
Mr Athanasios Chr Safaris  photo Mr Athanasios Chr Safaris Senior Partner.
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.