Firm Profile > Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership > Athens, Greece

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

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Eirinikos Platis and Vassileios Mavrommatis head the practice at Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, which is a member of EY Law. The team covers the whole spectrum of banking and finance matters including regulation, capital markets, the introduction of new products, securities issues, NPLs and restructuring. The client roster includes several high-profile foreign international credit and financial institutions in addition to major players in the domestic market.

Practice head(s):

Eirinikos Platis; Vassileios Mavrommatis

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership is part of the EY Law network which it draws upon to assist on matters with a cross-border element. The practice is active in the automotive, transportation, banking, consumer products, government, insurance, media, oil and gas and technology sectors in addition to several others. Team head Lia Vitzilaiou is well-versed in corporate law, M&A transactions, asset acquisitions, due diligence, consumer protection, company start-ups, corporate compliance and antitrust litigation.

Practice head(s):

Lia Vitzilaiou

Testimonials

Lia Vintzilaiou and Antonios Broumas are always available and provide the best legal advice‘.

Key clients

Dixons Southeast Europe SA

Blue Water Alliance Yachting

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG

EU Commission

Cyprus Popular Bank Co Ltd

LMEY Investments BV

Toyota Hellas SA

Thomas Cook Hotel Investments Greece 1 SA

AVRA TOURS

Employment Tier 3

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership is recommended for its ‘excellent knowledge of Greek and EU labour law’. The practice, which is part of EY Law, is particularly knowledgeable of labour matters in the energy, financial services, retail, shipping, human resources and tourism sectors. Maria Rigaki leads the department and is well-versed in employment litigation, trade union and work council relationships, corporate reorganisations, collective and individual dismissals and HR issues.

Practice head(s):

Maria Rigaki;

Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge of the Greek & EU labor Law, flexibility in understanding the needs of the client.’

‘The individuals are part of the solution and not part of the problem. So they always provide solutions to the client and understand the business aspects.’

‘Impression that the individuals I worked with do their work with passion’.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership provides ‘full coverage from start to finish’ on matters including restructuring procedures, rehabilitation agreements, common and special insolvency and pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy procedures. Eirinikos Platis and Vassileios Mavrommatis head the practice which is also adept in respect of special administration and special liquidation procedures and owing to its partnership with the EY Law Network, is able to call upon extensive tax and advisory expertise.

Practice head(s):

Eirinikos Platis; Vassileios Mavrommatis;

Testimonials

‘Full coverage from start to finish of the procedure.’

Key clients

G. Lazaridis Marmor S.A. Under Special Administration

TEMKA S.A.

FESSAS S.A.

KATSIAMAKAS ANONYME INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL COMPANY Under Special Administration

CRONOS FINANCIAL SERVICES S.A Under Special Liquidation

Hellenic Vehicle Industry S.A. (ELVO)

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund  (HRADF)

Tax Tier 3

At Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, department head Tassos Anastassiadis represents clients in the consumer manufacturing, alcoholic beverage, pharmaceuticals and defence industries, among others. Tax controversy is the main area of focus for the team with experience spanning from the first phase of negotiations with the tax authorities through to contentious matters in the Supreme Court. The firm is associated with EY Law.

Practice head(s):

Tassos Anastassiadis;

TMT Tier 3

A member of EY Law, Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership is highly regarded for privacy law issues, serving as an external data protection officer to numerous businesses in the Greek market. Antonios Broumas oversees the department, which also represents IT, electronic communication, e-commerce and payment service providers on a wide array of issues, with niche expertise in open banking, AI, virtual currencies and crowdsourcing.

Practice head(s):

Antonios Broumas

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 traditional as well as innovative law fields. It is part of the global EY Law network, spanning in 80+ jurisdictions and comprising more than 2,000 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 & insolvency law and tax law.

Corporate & 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; 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 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 & Insolvency: The firm’s dedicated Insolvency & Restructuring team has risen to become a market leader, demonstrating a long record of succesful 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 & 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial Eirinikos Platis eirinikos.platis@gr.ey.com 00302102886512
Competition Lia Vitzilaiou lia.vitzilaiou@gr.ey.com 00302102886512
Banking and capital markets Eirinikos Platis eirinikos.platis@gr.ey.com 00302102886512
Data protection Antonios Broumas antonios.broumas@gr.ey.com 00302102886512
Civil Eirinikos Platis eirinikos.platis@gr.ey.com 00302102886512
Energy Eirinikos Platis eirinikos.platis@gr.ey.com 00302102886512
Labour and employment Maria Rigaki maria.rigaki@gr.ey.com 00302102886512
Real estate Eirinikos Platis eirinikos.platis@gr.ey.com 00302102886512
IP/IT Antonios Broumas antonios.broumas@gr.ey.com 00302102886512
Insolvency and pre-insolvency proceedings Vassileios Mavrommatis vassileios.mavrommatis@gr.ey.com 00302102886512
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Tassos Anastassiadis  photo Mr Tassos Anastassiadis
 Alexandra Balta  photo Alexandra Balta
 Elina Bosinaki  photo Elina Bosinaki
 Antonios Broumas  photo Antonios Broumas
 Panos Giannissis  photo Panos Giannissis
 Maria Gkatzou  photo Maria Gkatzou
 Charalambos Kotios  photo Charalambos Kotios
 Maria-Eleni Kougiatsou  photo Maria-Eleni Kougiatsou
 Paola Mammou  photo Paola Mammou
Mr Vassileios Mavrommatis  photo Mr Vassileios Mavrommatis
 Evangelia Nikolopoulou  photo Evangelia Nikolopoulou
 Martha Ntounou  photo Martha Ntounou
Mr EIRINIKOS PLATIS photo Mr EIRINIKOS PLATIS
 Katerini Papathanasiou  photo Katerini Papathanasiou
Mrs Maria Rigaki  photo Mrs Maria Rigaki
 Athina Siafarika  photo Athina Siafarika
 Natalia Soulia  photo Natalia Soulia
 Marina-Eleni Theodorou  photo Marina-Eleni Theodorou
 Lia Vitzilaiou  photo Lia Vitzilaiou
Number of lawyers : 25
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