Firm Profile > KLC Law Firm > Athens , Greece

KLC Law Firm
106 74 ATHENS

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Clients praise the 'creativity and commitment' at KLC Law Firm, which provides 'US-style availability and responsiveness' as well as its 'proximity and courtesy to its clients'. The team is jointly led by Alexandros Tsirigos,  Aristides Chiotellis  and the 'pragmatic and easy to work with' managing partner Panayiotis Tzioumas , who is 'an outstanding litigator who stands out both for his legal and case handling skills'. A significant highlight was representing ThyssenKrupp in an ICC arbitration against the Greek government concerning a submarine procurement program. Other clients include Adidas Hellas and Hellenic Shipyards.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

KLC Law Firm 'displays a great deal of creativity in solving problems' and 'understands perfectly the industry in which the clients operate'. Kostas Loukopoulos leads the team alongside Peggi Zacharopoulou, who 'treats clients with the highest levels of professionalism and courtesy' and has 'great communication skills'. Recent highlights include advising North Haven Private Equity on its €50m acquisition of the Greek listed company, Korres. The firm also advised HRADF on its joint disposal, with the Latsis Group, of its controlling stake in Hellenic Petroleum.

Employment Tier 2

The 'very responsive and professional' lawyers at KLC Law Firm are praised for being 'objective in their recommendations'. Stavros Andriopoulos heads the high-quality practice. The firm continues to represent Hellenic Shipyards in a dispute with former employees of Rolling Stock Greece before the European Court of Justice. Other clients include ThyssenKrupp, Allergan and Athens International Airport.

Energy Tier 2

KLC Law Firm 'makes clients comfortable that complex technical issues will be dealt with by people with in-depth knowledge of the specific area of law'. Thomas Lamnidis leads the high-quality team, which recently advised HRADF on its disposal of a controlling stake in Hellenic Petroleum. Other clients include Terna Group, DEPA, Edison Group and Phoenix Solar.

EU and competition Tier 2

KLC Law Firm 'has a very good knowledge of EU and Greek competition law, and tremendous experience'. The 'very experienced' team head Vassilis Karayiannis is always 'personally involved in the cases entrusted to him and always very available'. The firm has been active advising on EU law issues linked to major infrastructure projects and has also been advising HRADF on issues linked to its sale of Hellenic Petroleum.

Intellectual property Tier 2

The team at KLC Law Firm 'combines in-depth knowledge and business perspective' and is praised for its ability to 'truly work as one person', while taking 'efficiency to high levels'. The firm recently advised Demo Pharmaceuticals on pre-litigation strategy during the launch of new generics products. Aristides Chiotellis provides 'very helpful advice in very complex and unregulated matters'.

Projects and privatisation Tier 2

KLC Law Firm's expertise in privatisation is demonstrated by its appointment by HRADF to advise on its €1.2bn disposal of Hellenic Petroleum. This follows similar deals, such as HRADF's privatisation of ten ports. The firm also represents private sector clients, such as Terna Group, on related issues. Thomas Lamnidis and Univ Prof Dr Vassilis Voutsakis jointly lead the well-regarded team.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

KLC Law Firm has a 'business-oriented' team that is 'quick to respond' and has 'excellent knowledge of the field'. Thomas Lamnidis and Katerina Loukopoulou-Dede jointly lead a group of 'excellent lawyers'. The firm has recently been advising HRADF on the development of thermal springs on Kythnos island, alongside their existing tourist and leisure facilities.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

KLC Law Firm has a track record of advising major banks and international financial institutions. The team has been instructed by the European Investment Bank to advise on the management of several funds, including the Jessica Holding Fund Greece and the Infastructure Fund of Funds. The firm also advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on the sale of its 35% stake in HELPE, which is listed on the London and Athens Stock Exchanges. Aristides Chiotellis  and Panayiotis Tzioumas jointly lead the team.

Tax Tier 3

KLC Law Firm has a broad practice led by the extremely experienced Xenofon Papayiannis. Recently, the firm advised PQH Single Special Liquidation, which manages and liquidates the assets of sixteen financial institutions, on the tax treatment of the transfer of a leasing portfolio with a €271m face value. Other clients include Athens International Airport, Adidas and the Papatheocharis Group.

TMT Tier 3

KLC Law Firm has been providing advice on GDPR issues to several major clients including Patakis Publishers, Royal Olympic and Diamond Collections Hotels. Vassilis Voutsakis leads the team.

The firm: Founded in 2000, KLC Law Firm is a modern corporate formation and originates from the merger of three well-established traditional law firms. Today, it is one of the top five law firms in Greece, with solid experience and in-depth expertise in all fields of practice. KLC’s name is linked with many landmark business deals and litigations in Greece and abroad. Apart from the multiple collaborations and connections with all major Magic and Silver Circle Law Firms, KLC has established and maintains close cooperation ties with top-calibre law firms and offices in and outside Europe.

Areas of practice: Banking/finance/capital markets: KLC has extensive experience in international loans and financing of investors, as well as in loan portfolios and branches transfer deals, regulatory issues, innovative investment and financial products, corporate finance plans, consumer credit and sovereign debt issues.

Corporate law/M&As: KLC provides legal advice on all corporate law issues regarding the establishment, operation, dissolution and restructuring of legal entities. In addition, KLC has vast experience and in-depth expertise in the M&A sector and provides full legal support, whether at the buying or selling side, including identifying the optimum deal structure, organising and preparing the legal due diligence and drafting related reports, drafting and negotiating the transaction documents and monitoring the closing of the transaction.

Dispute resolution: the dispute resolution practice of KLC equally comprises of pre-trial advice, advocacy and associated risk assessment, out-of-court settlement and representation before arbitral tribunals and courts at all levels.

Employment: KLC provides full legal support on all matters relating to the outset, operation and termination of labour relations at an advisory level, as well as on legal representation in national and European courts, at both an individual and collective level.

Energy: KLC’s strong experience spans across all segments of the energy industry and extends to a full range of activities from licensing and execution of agreements to dispute resolution; energy legislation and negotiations with energy companies.

EU law, competition: KLC advises clients in all aspects of competition law, ex ante and ex post, and has extensive experience in handling relevant cases before the national authorities, the national courts and the European Commission and European Courts.

Intellectual property law: KLC provides services which cover the whole spectrum of IP law, namely trademarks, patents, industrial designs and utility models registrations at a national, European and international level, drafting/negotiating contracts and licensing agreements, as well as handling of litigation in relation to infringement of IP rights.

Privatisations: KLC possesses valuable know-how in all types of privatisations in various sectors of the Greek economy and is able to provide top quality legal support in the course of multi-party negotiations and suggest feasible, mutually beneficial and original solutions on complex legal issues by applying out-of-the-box methods.

Real estate/construction: KLC possesses the necessary skills and know-how to provide all encompassing legal support to its clients in every step of pursuing an investment in real estate property, whether contained in a town/city plan or not.

Tax: KLC provides tax advice in every sphere of business activity, on VAT, customs, excise legislation and on income and inheritance taxation.

Telecommunications/post offices: KLC has extensive experience on issues of Greek and European legislation in telecommunications including electronic communication, data protection and security of telecommunications infrastructure ensuring confidentiality, and free competition in the area of telecommunications.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking/finance/capital markets Panagiotis Tzioumas
Banking/finance/capital markets Sotiria Sigalou
Dispute resolution Panagiotis Tzioumas
Dispute resolution Katerina Koutifari
Dispute resolution Kostas Loukopoulos
Energy Thomas Lamnidis
Energy Alexandros Tsirigos
Intellectual property Prof Dr Aristides P Chiotellis
Intellectual property Theodore Loukopoulos
Real estate and construction Katerina Loukopoulou
Real estate and construction Alexandros Tsirigos
Corporate law/restructuring/M&A Kostas Loukopoulos
Corporate law/restructuring/M&A Peggy Zacharopoulou
Employment Stavros Andriopoulos
EU law/competition Vassilis Karagiannis
Privatisations Thomas Lamnidis
Privatisations Peggy Zacharopoulou
Tax Xenofon Papayiannis
TMT Prof Vassilis Voutsakis
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Stavros Andriopoulos  photo Mr Stavros Andriopoulos
Univ Prof Dr Aristides Chiotellis  photo Univ Prof Dr Aristides Chiotellis
Ms Theodora Christodoulou  photo Ms Theodora Christodoulou
Mr Kostas Dinopoulos  photo Mr Kostas Dinopoulos
Ms Theoni Fotopoulou  photo Ms Theoni Fotopoulou
Mr George Fountas  photo Mr George Fountas
Ms Evi Georgiadi  photo Ms Evi Georgiadi
Ms Theodora Kantartzi  photo Ms Theodora Kantartzi
Mr Fotis Karayannopoulos  photo Mr Fotis Karayannopoulos
PD Dr Vassilis Karayiannis  photo PD Dr Vassilis Karayiannis
Mr Tasos Kollas  photo Mr Tasos Kollas
Ms Polyxeni Konti  photo Ms Polyxeni Konti
Mrs Katerina Koutifari  photo Mrs Katerina Koutifari
Mr Panayiotis Krystallis  photo Mr Panayiotis Krystallis
Mr Thomas Lamnidis  photo Mr Thomas Lamnidis
Mr Kostas Loukopoulos  photo Mr Kostas Loukopoulos
Mr Theodore Loukopoulos  photo Mr Theodore Loukopoulos
Ms Vasia Loukopoulou  photo Ms Vasia Loukopoulou
Mrs Katerina Loukopoulou-Dede  photo Mrs Katerina Loukopoulou-Dede
Ms Anastasia Oikonomopoulou  photo Ms Anastasia Oikonomopoulou
Ms Marina Pantalou  photo Ms Marina Pantalou
Mr Xenofon Papayiannis  photo Mr Xenofon Papayiannis
Mr Nikos Pittas  photo Mr Nikos Pittas
Mrs Tereza Rapti  photo Mrs Tereza Rapti
Ms Magdalini Souli  photo Ms Magdalini Souli
Mr Stefanos - Robert Triantafyllou  photo Mr Stefanos - Robert Triantafyllou
Mr Alexandros Tsirigos  photo Mr Alexandros Tsirigos
PD Dr Panayiotis Tzioumas  photo PD Dr Panayiotis Tzioumas
Univ Prof Dr Vassilis Voutsakis  photo Univ Prof Dr Vassilis Voutsakis
PD Dr Peggi Zacharopoulou  photo PD Dr Peggi Zacharopoulou
Number of lawyers : 32