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Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership
8B CHIMARRAS
MAROUSSI
151 25, ATHENS
Greece

Greece > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership has a ‘dedicated, ambitious and highly motivated team‘ that advises on common and special insolvency and bankruptcy procedures in addition to acting on special administration and special liquidation procedures. The practice has experience in acting as liquidator, providing commercial, corporate and financial advice on the restructuring and disposal of assets of a company. The group is further sought after in matters regarding the restructuring of the legislative framework for insolvency practitioners. Eirinikos Platis and senior manager Vassileios Mavrommatis head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Eirinikos Platis; Vassileios Mavrommatis

Other key lawyers:

Evangelia Nikolopoulou; Paola Mammou

Testimonials

‘The team exhibited great flexibility in order for the deal to be accomplished. Moreover, it came out that the team had a very thorough knowledge of the case and responded instantly to our requests and needs.’

‘Paola Mammou was very efficient, hard-working, willing to assist us with everything we needed, met all the deadlines and successfully coordinated a great number of different parties. It was a real pleasure working with her.’

‘Business-oriented professionals; committed; hands-on; well connected in local market; high ethical standards.’

‘Vassilis Mavromatis and Evaggelia Nikolopoulou solve any questions the clients may have; they have the patience to explain the risks and they know the Greek legislation very well.’

‘Professionalism in every field for successful results of our final target.’

‘In my view, Platis Athanasiasis & Associates has excellent knowledge of bankruptcy law and the relevant procedures.’

‘The individuals I worked with, were very polite and cooperative.’

Key clients

G. Lazaridis Marmor S.A.

FESSAS S.A. Under Special Administration

Hellenic Vehicle Industry S.A.

Creta Farm S.A.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

TEMKA S.A.

Maria AVEE

KATSIAMAKAS ANONYME INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL COMPANY

ALEX. P. PALAIOLOGOS S.A.

Work highlights

    Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

    Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership covers the full spectrum of banking and finance law, advising the four Greek systemic banks as well as a variety of high-profile international financial institutions. The team stands out for its ‘excellent legal knowledge and people‘, advising on banking regulation, collateral and securities, loan sales and acquisition finance, bonds, stock exchange compliance and structured finance. In addition, the firm can draw on the additional resources afforded by its membership of the EY network. Managing partner Eirinikos Platis acts for key clients in the industry, including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank Group. He co-heads the practice with senior manager Vassileios Mavrommatis, whose expertise lies in bond loan issues, securitisations and regulatory compliance.

    Practice head(s):

    Eirinikos Platis; Vassileios Mavrommatis

    Other key lawyers:

    Alexandra Balta; George Kodelas; Angeliki Antonopoulou

    Testimonials

    ‘Excellent understanding of client needs. Excellent legal knowledge and people.’

    ‘George Kodelas has very sound knowledge of Greek law and norms and is easy to work with. Angeliki Antonopoulou is a good coordinator.’

    ‘Eirinikos Platis and his team demonstrated professionalism, knowledge and experience.’

    ‘Platis Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership presented and delivered an excellent legal strategy.’

    ‘The team is familiar with technology and virtual contacts and there was no impediment to the provision of legal services during the Covid-19 pandemic.’

    ‘The whole team, but especially Alexandra Balta, builds strong client relationships. They are always willing to listen to clients’ needs and offer customised services.’

    Key clients

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

    Hamburg Commercial Bank AG

    Piraeus Bank S.A.

    Viva Payment Services S.A.

    Dixons – South East Europe S.A.

    Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

    Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership handles both domestic and international matters, and as part of the EY Law network, it frequently works alongside other firms and practices around the globe. The team advises on commercial, corporate and M&A issues in industries including banking, tourism and electronics; its expertise also extends to the energy sector, with recent highlights including advising Phanes Energy DMCC on a €12m investment in the Greek solar energy sector. Eirinikos PlatisJulia Pournara and senior manager Lia Vitzilaiou lead the practice.

    Practice head(s):

    Eirinikos Platis; Julia Pournara; Lia Vitzilaiou

    Other key lawyers:

    Alexandra Balta; Martha Ntounou; Maria-Eleni Kougiatsou; Elena Gatopoulou; Kyriakos-Christos Dimitriadis

    Testimonials

    ‘Excellent knowledge of legal matters, exceptional collaboration and reasonable billing.’

    Key clients

    Piraeus Bank S.A.

    Hellenic General Insurance Company SA- The Ethniki

    Phanes Energy DMCC

    Dixons Southeast Europe SA

    Rainbow Tours SA

    Free Now SA (Mercedes Benz Group)

    Orchestra Hellas Societe Anonyme Children’s Clothing Commerce

    GAP Pharmaceuticals SA

    Swen Impact Fund for Transition

    Yara SA

    Voestalpine Böhler Welding Hellas S.A

    Cisco Interworking Systems Hellas Societe Anonyme

    Work highlights

    • Advised Dixons Southeast Europe on day-to-day business matters, including commercial agreements, compliance issues, and consumer protection and competition law.
    • Advised Cisco Interworking Systems Hellas on the provision of corporate secretarial services, the review and drafting of relevant corporate documentation, and its regulatory requirements.
    • Advised Piraeus Bank on the acquisition of a shareholding and bonds in a Greek digital agricultural company.

    Greece > Employment Tier 3

    Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership's experienced team combines its knowledge of local HR law and the functions of multinational corporations to offer tailored advice. Recent work includes advising Elpedison on the implementation of new labour law reforms, overseeing issues such as the introduction of policies relating to workplace standards, in addition to advising on remuneration policies. Maria Rigaki leads the practice.

    Practice head(s):

    Maria Rigaki

    Other key lawyers:

    Maria Gkatzou; Elina Bosinaki

    Key clients

    DixonsSouth‑EastEurope SA

    Randstad Hellas SA

    ELPEDISON S.A.

    SITEL GROUP

    EUROMEDICA

    HELLENIC VEHICLE INDUSTRY

    BLUEGROUND

    REMOTE

    NORSAFE

    Greece > TMT Tier 3

    Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, which is noted for its strengths in digital and privacy law matters, provides a broad cross-section of electronic communications, intellectual property and digital law services to start-ups and corporates in the Greek technology sector. Its group's expertise spans areas such as open banking, artificial intelligence, virtual currencies and crowd-sourcing, among others. The team of ‘business-oriented legal experts’ is jointly led by Eirinikos Platis  and Antonios Broumas.

    Practice head(s):

    Eirinikos Platis; Antonios Broumas

    Other key lawyers:

    Katerini Papathanasiou

    Key clients

    Taxibeat UK Ltd

    Dixons South East Europe – Kotsovolos S.A.

    GAP S.A.

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

    European Commission

    Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership is the associated law firm of EY in Greece with a core team of 25 lawyers. The firm was established in 2011 and in a short period of time, has developed into a leading Greek law firm, both in conventional as well as innovative law fields. It is part of the global EY Law network, spanning in 90+ jurisdictions and comprising more than 3,000 lawyers.

    Platis-Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership combines high-quality legal services beyond geographical boundaries, with a focus on business perspective, practicality and industry-specific knowledge. Based on such an approach, the lawyers of the firm work closely with other EY professionals to provide cross-sectoral offerings and serve as an one-stop shop for foreign and national investors.

    Our lawyers understand the increasingly complex commercial, corporate, regulatory and tax laws of the global economy. The firm provides holistic guidance around strategic business decisions, reducing the gap between business advisors and legal counsels, and offering support services that increase efficiency and reduce costs of both strategic as well routine legal activities.

    Areas of practice: The firm advises on every aspect of Greek corporate and commercial law; transactions; M&As; competition law; civil law; banking and finance; data privacy and digital law; labour law; restructuring and insolvency law and tax law.

    Corporate and commercial: The firm advises clients on their day-to-day corporate law issues; corporate restructuring; establishment of legal entities and branches; corporate secretarial services; drafting commercial agreements of any kind; representing clients within the frames of commercial litigation.

    Transaction and M&A: The firm provides full legal support with regard to transactions and M&A, ranging from legal due diligence in a wide caliber of industries, to drafting all necessary transaction documents, providing legal support during negotiation and implementation, including drafting all necessary corporate resolutions and ancillary contractual documents. For the transaction and M&A services the firm often cooperates with other EY professionals, including valuation and transaction advisory.

    Competition law: The firm provides full legal support on competition law, including antitrust compliance; addressing implications arising from all aspects of clients’ business; providing legal support within the frames of sectoral inquires by the Hellenic Competition Commission; legal advice within the frames of state aid;  establishing distribution networks; merger filings; providing legal support within the frames of agency agreements.

    Banking and finance: The firm provides advice on banking and capital markets regulations; credit and financial institutions’ compliance requirements; assisting regulated entities with their entrance into the Greek banking and finance market and providing support throughout the establishment procedure;  NPLs legal framework, as well as stock exchange and securities regulations. The firm also acts as legal counsels in privatisation projects.

    Digital law: Platis Anastassiadis has invested in developing a practice to tackle all legal issues related with the application of new technologies. It is the leading firm in the provision of legal services in the field of data protection law in Greece. The firm has supported the compliance of major corporations with the General Data Protection Regulation and offers legal support to data protection officers and businesses across the Greek market. The firm also provides all-round legal services to prominent clients in the Greek TMT and Banking sector and is engaged in high-profile projects of EY related to innovative technologies, such as open banking, big data, 5G, IoT, blockchain and artificial intelligence. Its expert digital law team consists of five business-oriented professionals with significant experience on the field, cross-sectoral practice and in-depth knowledge of EU and Greek digital law.

    Employment law: The firm has a broad experience on a wide variety of labour law matters of individual or collective nature such as HR due diligence, collective redundancies, termination of executive personnel, company reorganisations, transfer of undertakings, compensation and benefits and from day-to-day counselling, to negotiations and sophisticated litigation. The practice is recommended for its ‘excellent knowledge of Greek and EU labor law’ and is particularly knowledgeable of labor matters in the energy, financial services, retail, shipping, human resources and tourism sectors.

    Restructuring and insolvency: The firm’s dedicated Insolvency and Restructuring team has risen to become a market leader, demonstrating a long record of successful projects in: common and special insolvency, pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy procedures, as well as special administration and special liquidation procedures. More specifically the team is a pioneer in the Special Administration procedures of law 4307/2014 by already handling multiple debtors under the special administration regime, where it provides holistic services from the filing of the petition before the courts until the final distribution of proceeds, on behalf of the firm’s clients, i.e. Greek Systemic Banks (creditors). In addition, the Insolvency and Restructuring team is the legal advisor of numerous restructuring proceedings in a wide range of companies and relevant procedures.

    Healthcare and life sciences The combined expertise of a dedicated multidisciplinary team within the firm is uniquely positioned to meet the diversified needs of clients active in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. We provide creative and business-oriented advice on a variety of matters puzzling clients in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics industries, as well as in the medicinal and industrial cannabis sectors. Our specialized services cover compliance and ethics, audits and investigations, competition and anti-trust, data privacy, M&As, regulatory and licensing requirements, commercial collaborations and promotional activities.

    Tax law: The tax controversy team consists of experienced professionals with a strong academic legal and economic background and an business acumen that distinguishes them from the rest of the law firms in the Greek market. The tax controversy services offered by the firm include support and representation of the clients during all stages of a tax audit, i.e. towards the tax authorities before the issuance of tax assessments, at the stage of the quasi-judicial appeal before the Tax Dispute Resolution Directorate and eventually at the level of courts up to the Greek Supreme Court (Συμβούλιο της Επικρατείας ΣτΕ). The current success rate of the firm at court level is unprecedented. This is the reason a rising number of Greek and foreign multinational clients are entrusting the firm with the resolution of their disputes with the Greek tax authorities.

    DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
    Corporate and commercial Eirinikos Platiseirinikos.platis@gr.ey.com00302102886512
    Competition Lia Vitzilaioulia.vitzilaiou@gr.ey.com00302102886512
    Banking and capital markets Eirinikos Platiseirinikos.platis@gr.ey.com00302102886512
    Data protection Antonios Broumasantonios.broumas@gr.ey.com00302102886512
    Civil Eirinikos Platiseirinikos.platis@gr.ey.com00302102886512
    Energy Eirinikos Platiseirinikos.platis@gr.ey.com00302102886512
    Labour and employment Maria Rigakimaria.rigaki@gr.ey.com00302102886512
    Real estate Eirinikos Platiseirinikos.platis@gr.ey.com00302102886512
    IP/IT Antonios Broumasantonios.broumas@gr.ey.com00302102886512
    Insolvency and pre-insolvency proceedings Vassileios Mavrommatisvassileios.mavrommatis@gr.ey.com00302102886512
    Tax Tassos Anastassiadistassos.anastassiadis@gr.ey.com00302102886592
    Healthcare and Life Sciences Julia Pournarajulia.pournara@gr.ey.com00302102886915
    PhotoNamePositionProfile
    Efstathia   Stavropoulou  photoMs Efstathia Stavropoulou Associate
    Tassos Anastassiadis photo Tassos AnastassiadisPartner
    Angeliki Antonopoulou photo Angeliki AntonopoulouSenior Associate
    Katerina  Artopoulou photo Katerina ArtopoulouAssociate
    Alexandra  Athanasiou photo Alexandra AthanasiouAssociate
    Alexandra Balta photo Alexandra BaltaManager
    Antonios Broumas photo Antonios BroumasSenior Manager
    Panagiotis  Charalampakis  photoMr Panagiotis Charalampakis Associate
    Paola   Charalampous  photoMs Paola Charalampous Associate
    Alexandra  Daniil photoMs Alexandra DaniilAssociate
    Kyriakos-Christos Dimitriadis photo Kyriakos-Christos DimitriadisSenior Associate
    Giorgos  Filippakis  photo Giorgos Filippakis Associate
    Elena Gatopoulou photo Elena GatopoulouAssociate
    Stephanie  Georganta  photo Stephanie Georganta Trainee Lawyer
    Maria Gkatzou photo Maria GkatzouAssistant Manager
    Dimitrios-Nektarios Ilias photo Dimitrios-Nektarios IliasSenior Associate
    Maria  Ioannou photoDr Maria IoannouManager
    Maria  Kanellaki  photoMs Maria Kanellaki Senior Associate
    George Kodelas photo George KodelasSenior Associate
    Maria-Eleni Kougiatsou photo Maria-Eleni KougiatsouSenior Associate
    Paola Mammou photo Paola MammouManager
    Vassileios Mavrommatis photo Vassileios MavrommatisDirector
    Margarita  Mitrakou  photo Margarita Mitrakou Trainee Lawyer
    Katerina  Mourtza photoMs Katerina MourtzaAssociate
    Katia Neofytou photo Katia NeofytouSenior Associate
    Evangelia Nikolopoulou photo Evangelia NikolopoulouManager
    Panagiotis  Papachristos  photo Panagiotis Papachristos Associate
    Jenny  Papakonstantinou photo Jenny PapakonstantinouTrainee Lawyer
    Nikolaos  Papameletiou photoMr Nikolaos PapameletiouAssociate
    Gelly  Patsialou photoMs Gelly PatsialouAssociate  
    Chrissa  Penlioglou photoMs Chrissa PenlioglouAssociate  
    Eirinikos Platis photo Eirinikos PlatisPartner
    Julia Pournara photo Julia PournaraPartner
    Maria Rigaki photo Maria RigakiDirector
    Kalliopi  Roussou photoMs Kalliopi RoussouAssociate
    Marina-Eleni Theodorou photo Marina-Eleni TheodorouSenior Associate
    Eleftherios  Tranakos photo Eleftherios TranakosAssociate
    Danai Tsouni photoMs Danai TsouniAssociate
    Lia Vitzilaiou photo Lia VitzilaiouSenior Manager
    Christina  Ziakka photo Christina ZiakkaAssociate
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