Mr Athanassios Avgeros > Avramopoulos & Partners > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Aviation Law, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Employment Law, Public Procurement, Projects & Privatization, Real Estate & Construction, Energy Law, Mergers & Acquisitions.

Position

Partner.

Career

Athanassios Avgeros joined Avramopoulos & Partners law firm in 2005 and since then has handled the drafting, negotiation and conclusion of international contracts, issued legal opinions (mainly regarding the enforcement of several contractual arrangements in banking, financing and other fields under Greek law),  and oversaw numerous complex due diligence reports (mainly in the area of  merger & acquisition transactions). He has also successfully conducted litigation cases involving various civil and labour law matters. 

Before joining Avramopoulos & Partners, he worked for twelve years at Simantiras Law Offices, focusing on commercial law, corporate law and property law. From 2003 to present he has been a legal advisor for OFC Services for Aviation Fuel S.A. This entity is responsible for designing, financing and operating the facilities for receipt, storage and distribution of aviation fuel at the Athens International Airport. In 2010, Athanassios joined the legal department of the Consignment Deposits and Loans Fund (CDL), supervised by the Greek Ministry of Finance. He has recently reviewed and negotiated the finance agreements signed with the European Investment Bank for the financing of local authorities, on behalf of the CDL.

Athanassios has work experience in France and the UK. After completing his postgraduate studies, he joined the Gide Loyrette Noel Law Firm in Paris, as a trainee. In 1989, he served as an in-house lawyer for Granomar, a Geneva-based company, where he mainly dealt with banking and finance matters as well as the arbitration procedure in commodities, such as GAFTA. In 1990, Athanassios became an in-house legal advisor for Olympic Airways. Since then, he has been involved in the drafting and reviewing of numerous operative and/or financial agreements. These agreements involved the sale, finance and lease of individual aircraft and fleets, multimillion financing of aircraft under various forms, loan agreements and ground handling, as well as the provision of several services from and/or to third parties, IT license agreements and all issues related to the air industry(including litigation). He also participated in several working groups under the auspices of the Greek Civil Aviation Authority. Furthermore, he has been the main representative of Olympic Airlines at the Association of European Airlines (AEA) based in Brussels.

Languages

Greek, English, French, Italian.

Memberships

Athens Bar Association (1990)
Qualified to appear before the Supreme Court

Education

University of Athens Law School (LL.B., 1987); University PARIS II (D.E.A. Droit du Commerce International – Arbitrage).

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

Greece > Dispute resolution

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.