Firm Profile > Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm > Athens , Greece

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm
106 74 ATHENS

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm has 'in-depth knowledge of the real estate sector, providing effective, realistic and practical solutions' and is credited for its 'remarkable team spirit'. The firm covers all aspects of the market, and its standing is demonstrated by its ongoing role for Lamda Development on the Hellenikon redevelopment project. On the lender side, it advised Piraeus Bank and Eurobank on the €83.7m bond financing to fund the redevelopment of a landmark resort in Kos. The 'always hands-onHelen Alexiou provides 'constantly excellent advice', while co-head Constantine Alexiou is 'exceptional in real estate and procurement matters'. Alexandros Kosmopoulos is also 'a valuable asset'.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm has established a very strong standing in the market and represents all the major Greek banks on financings, regulatory, restructurings, and capital markets work. Recently it advised Eurobank Ergasias on a €65m loan to a shopping centre owner and operator. The firm also advised Alpha Bank on the €35m refinancing for a high-end residential project which includes over a hundred properties. Alexandros Kosmopoulos heads the team, which includes George Zohios.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm is an increasingly regular presence on major, complex corporate finance transactions. The team offers a strong intersection of skills including high-end finance and corporate real estate. Notable highlights include advising HRADF on the sale of the Thessaloniki port. Other clients include Lamda Development, Marguerite Fund and Wizz Air. Alexandros Kosmopoulos heads the three-partner team, which includes Constantine Alexiou and George Zohios.

Projects and privatisation Tier 2

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm handles major privatisations and development projects. The firm advised HRADF on the €231m privatisation of the port of Thessaloniki. Turning to its work for private sector clients, it continues to represent Lamda Development on all aspects of the Hellenikon project, Europe's largest real estate project, which is located on the site of Athens' former international airport. Alexandros Kosmopoulos, Constantine Alexiou, Helen Alexiou and George Zohios are all recommended.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm has a very active team with a strong background in this area, particularly matters with a heavy real estate element. Recently the firm advised the four Greek systemic banks on the €355m restructuring of a major food and drinks group. The firm also represented Piraeus Bank and the Greek government in proceedings to have the Skaramanga shipyards placed under special administration as part of its €1bn restructuring. Alexandros Kosmopoulos and Constantine Alexiou are highly regarded.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm handles 'complex cases with outstanding results' and is praised for its 'talented individuals who co-operate in order to deliver the best possible result'. Constantine Alexiou's 'experience is unparalleled, having excellent comprehension of the most delicate legal problems, and the capacity to find realistic solutions to litigious actions or settlements'. Highlights include representing HRADF in an LCIA arbitration against Horse Races, a subsidiary of OPAP. Other clients include Piraeus Bank, Lamda Development and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Employment Tier 3

The 'dependable, fast, accurate, knowledgeable and successful' team at Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm is praised for its 'efficiency in negotiations as well as court hearings'. Clients note that the team 'prevents such disputes by drafting complete contracts and succeeding in fruitful settlements'. Constantine Alexiou's team recently advised HRADF on the constitutionality of a retroactive salary reduction imposed by law.

The firm: Established in 1891, Alexiou & Kosmopoulos is one of the oldest and most prestigious law offices in Athens. Building on a solid foundation of four generations of practitioners, Alexiou & Kosmopoulos is a full-service law firm.

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos aspires to offer integrated legal services that consistently exceed expectations and create a model workplace for its people. The firm’s team of select professionals has been brought together by their shared commitment to client value, exceptional quality, innovation and down-to-earth commercial awareness. A consistent performance over time has helped the firm maintain and expand a growing circle of valued and loyal clients across diverse industries, many of whom entrust the firm with providing legal advice and support for their full range of activities. Combining sound expertise in a variety of fields helps realise the firm’s and its clients’ vision of excellence in today’s complex legal and business environment. The firm’s extremely versatile teams are able to interface with any other firm practices as required by the particular focus of the matter at hand (it therefore handles matters with an M&A angle, a finance angle, a litigation angle, an administrative law angle, etc).

Areas of practice: Banking, corporate and project finance: the firm’s experience acknowledges the diversity in the cultures and policies of different clients and organisations and brings its knowledge of domestic and cross-border legal issues, the workings of market infrastructures, systems and platforms to assist with a range of wholesale, retail and consumer products and investments. The practice covers core services and products, financial product structuring, asset finance, acquisition finance, derivatives, debt and equity capital markets, support for financial advisory projects, project finance and syndicated loans. The team has been advising, as single legal counsel, lenders and borrowers for transactions totalling more than €1.5bn in the last three years.

Projects and privatisation: in addition to its exposure in privatisations, concessions, PFI and PPP projects, the firm has been prominently active in major real estate development, energy, telecommunications, tourism, port facilities and transportation projects. The projects and privatisation team is equally adept at advising awarding authorities and bidders as part of public contracts and procurement, including in respect of drafting tender documents, advising on administration of processes, pre-bid and bidding strategies and arrangements, preparation of offer documentation and negotiations. The firm has been successful from whatever role or perspective it has acted; as lenders’ counsel, sponsor/investors’ counsel, lead co-seller counsel. Few law firms in Greece can compete against its recent years’ team track record on privatisations and project development. The firm’s substantial experience includes the first Greek PPP transaction and several privatisations (including Hellinikon, Piraeus Port Authority and Astir Palace).

Real estate: the firm advises on all aspects of investment in real estate, including zoning, planning, construction, development, real estate finance, environmental issues, licensing, and acts for clients within categories with varying requirements, including developers, contractors, financial and strategic investors, lenders, governmental agencies, corporates and high-net-worth individuals. In addition, the experience of the department is showcased by the range of asset and property configurations, types and sizes investigated, including opportunities in the urban, industrial, commercial, infrastructure, governmental, commercial, residential, hospitality-related and agricultural segments. In the complex interdisciplinary setting of projects of significant size, experts from other fields know that the firm understands both the business and their concerns.

Litigation and dispute resolution: the firm’s track record of successful cases spans a wide range of diverse areas, including commercial and financial disputes, construction and real estate, corporate litigation, distribution and licensing disputes, medical negligence, insolvency and enforcement.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative Sotiris Foteas
Banking, finance and capital markets Alexandros Kosmopoulos
Banking, finance and capital markets George Zohios
Corporate and commercial Alexandros Kosmopoulos
Corporate and commercial George Zohios
Development, regulatory and environmental Helen Alexiou
Employment Constantine Alexiou
Energy and natural resources Constantine Alexiou
EU, competition and regulation George Zohios
Insolvency and recovery Constantine Alexiou
Insolvency and recovery Sotiris Foteas
Intellectual property Alexandros Kosmopoulos
Litigation and dispute resolution Constantine Alexiou
Litigation and dispute resolution Sotiris Foteas
Mergers and acquisitions Alexandros Kosmopoulos
Mergers and acquisitions George Zohios
Privatisation Alexandros Kosmopoulos
Procurement and projects Helen Alexiou
Procurement and projects Alexandros Kosmopoulos
Project finance Alexandros Kosmopoulos
Real estate and construction Constantine Alexiou
Real estate and construction Helen Alexiou
Tax Alexandros Kosmopoulos
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Constantine Alexiou  photo Dr Constantine Alexiou
Mrs Helen Alexiou  photo Mrs Helen Alexiou
Mrs Maria Alexiou  photo Mrs Maria Alexiou
Mr George Athanasiou  photo Mr George Athanasiou
Mr Kostas Fatsis  photo Mr Kostas Fatsis
Mr Sotiris Foteas  photo Mr Sotiris Foteas
Mr Alexandros Kosmopoulos  photo Mr Alexandros Kosmopoulos
Mr Yannis Paradeisiadis  photo Mr Yannis Paradeisiadis
Miss Eleftheria Vassila  photo Miss Eleftheria Vassila
Mr Dimitris Vogiatzis  photo Mr Dimitris Vogiatzis
Miss Vicky Zarakioti  photo Miss Vicky Zarakioti
Mr George Zohios  photo Mr George Zohios
Number of lawyers : 17