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

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

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership is highly regarded for its strength in common and special insolvency, administration, special liquidation, bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy proceedings. The team also demonstrates prowess in debt recovery solutions and supports its clients at all stages of the restructuring process, covering rehabilitation, collateral agreements and court petitions. Founding partner Eirinikos Platis has garnered vast experience in the sale of distressed loan portfolios to Greek systemic banks, while Vassileios Mavrommatis leverages his track record of acting for liquidators, special liquidators, administrators and creditors.

Practice head(s):

Eirinikos Platis; Vassileios Mavrommatis

Key clients

G. Lazaridis Marmor S.A. Under Special Administration

TEMKA S.A. Under Special Administration

FESSAS S.A. Under Special Administration

KATSIAMAKAS ANONYME INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL COMPANY Under Special Administration

CRONOS FINANCIAL SERVICES S.A Under Special Liquidation

Hellenic Vehicle Industry S.A. (ELVO) Under Special Liquidation

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF)

Creta Farm S.A.

Maria AVEE Under Special Administration

ALEX. P. PALAIOLOGOS S.A. Under Special Administration

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership handles the full spectrum of transactional and regulatory banking, finance and capital markets mandates. Examples of the team's work include the restructuring of credit facilities, refinancings, loan sales and acquisition financing. On the capital markets front, its broad expertise includes bond issuances and stock exchange compliance. Managing partner Eirinikos Platis and Vassileios Mavrommatis jointly lead the department, which supplements its expertise through the firm’s integration with the global EY Law network.

Practice head(s):

Eirinikos Platis; Vassileios Mavrommatis

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Headed by Julia Pournara, a new arrival from Zepos & Yannopoulos, and Lia Vitzilaiou, the team at Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership mainly advises on M&A, due diligence, consumer protection, start-ups and corporate compliance matters. Cross-border affairs are a particular focus, with the department leveraging its integration with EY Law to advise on mandates pertaining to France, Italy and Dubai. The client roster includes names from the healthcare, life sciences, consumer products, energy, hospitality and technology sectors, among others.

Practice head(s):

Julia Pournara; Lia Vitzilaiou

Other key lawyers:

Alexandra Balta

Testimonials

‘The team is always willing to go the extra yard, thinks proactively and advises on the full spectrum of each matter they are handling with a confident, practical and coordinated approach.’

‘Lia Vitzilaiou deploys a wealth of experience for public and private companies in connection with their M&A transactions, joint venture formation and financing matters. I have the highest regard for her – she is incredibly thoughtful and she inspires utter confidence.’

Key clients

Dixons Southeast Europe SA

TRAINOSE SA

Ethniki Asfalistiki SA

BAXTER LLC

Beat Mobilty Services SA

Rainbow Tours SA

KRI KRI SA

Orchestra SA

Pillarstone Hellas SA

Honeywell LLC

Viomar SA

Yara SA

Voestalpine Bohler SA

Valorem SAS

Employment Tier 3

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership demonstrates noteworthy strength in the employment-related aspects of M&A, business transformations, takeovers and restructurings. The team provides input at each stage of such projects, assisting with due diligence, employee transfers, union management and post-deal integration matters, among others. Team head Maria Rigaki also directs her attention towards disputes, social security and HR issues, dismissals and renumeration policy mandates.

Practice head(s):

Maria Rigaki

Other key lawyers:

Elina Bosinaki; Maria Gkatzou

Testimonials

‘The main positive is that they work on the topics with strong commitment and lot of passion.’

Key clients

DixonsSouth‑EastEurope SA

Randstad Hellas SA

ELPEDISON S.A.

TMT Tier 3

At Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, the keystone of the TMT practice is its provision of privacy law services. Headed by Antonios Broumas, the team serves as external designated data protection officer to a number of business clients. Additional standout fields include the full array of electronic communication, digital law and IT matters, covering e-commerce, open banking and artificial intelligence.

Practice head(s):

Antonios Broumas

Other key lawyers:

Eirinikos Platis

Key clients

Taxibeat UK Ltd

GAP SA

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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.

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
Tax Tassos Anastassiadis tassos.anastassiadis@gr.ey.com 00302102886592
Healthcare and Life Sciences Julia Pournara julia.pournara@gr.ey.com 00302102886915
Photo Name Position Profile
 Tassos Anastassiadis photo Tassos Anastassiadis Partner
 Angeliki Antonopoulou  photo Angeliki Antonopoulou Associate
 Alexandra Balta  photo Alexandra Balta Manager
 Elina Bosinaki  photo Elina Bosinaki Associate
 Antonios Broumas  photo Antonios Broumas Manager
 Kyriakos-Christos Dimitriadis  photo Kyriakos-Christos Dimitriadis Associate
 Elena Gatopoulou  photo Elena Gatopoulou Associate
 Maria Gkatzou  photo Maria Gkatzou Senior Associate
 Dimitrios-Nektarios Ilias  photo Dimitrios-Nektarios Ilias Associate
 George Kodelas  photo George Kodelas Senior Associate
 Maria-Eleni Kougiatsou  photo Maria-Eleni Kougiatsou Associate
 Eleni Kozari  photo Eleni Kozari Associate
 Paola Mammou  photo Paola Mammou Senior Associate
 Vassileios Mavrommatis photo Vassileios Mavrommatis Senior Manager
 Katia Neofytou  photo Katia Neofytou Associate
 Evangelia Nikolopoulou  photo Evangelia Nikolopoulou Senior Associate
 Martha Ntounou  photo Martha Ntounou Senior Associate
 Katerini Papathanasiou  photo Katerini Papathanasiou Senior Associate
 Eirinikos Platis photo Eirinikos Platis Partner
 Julia Pournara  photo Julia Pournara Associate Partner
 Maria Rigaki photo Maria Rigaki Senior Manager
 Stefania Stoikou  photo Stefania Stoikou Associate
 Marina-Eleni Theodorou  photo Marina-Eleni Theodorou Associate
 Lia Vitzilaiou  photo Lia Vitzilaiou Senior Manager
Number of lawyers : 25
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