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KLC Law Firm
10, KAPSALI STREET
106 74 ATHENS
Greece

Dispute resolution Tier 1

KLC Law Firm is a leading name for an array of litigation at all court levels, international arbitrations, out-of-court settlements, risk assessment and pre-trial advice. Panagiotis Tzioumas specialises in international commercial and financial disputes, while Alexandros Tsirigos has expertise in proceedings relating to M&A and corporate transactions, with a strong track record in major cross-border arbitrations. Aristides Chiotellis is also a renowned name, as evidenced by the fact that he frequently serves as an ICC arbitrator. Additional key pillars of the practice include civil, administrative and public law litigation, along with contentious IP matters.

Practice head(s):

Aristides Chiotellis; Panagiotis Tzioumas; Vassilis Voutsakis; Alexandros Tsirigos; Theodoros Loukopoulos

Key clients

THYSSENKRUPP GROUP

HELLENIC SHIPYARDS S.A.

ADIDAS HELLAS S.A.

GENERAL NATIONAL MARITIME AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

HALIVOURGIKI S.A.

HELLENIC GAMING COMMISSION

UST-KAMENOGORSK POULTRY FARM JSC

NATIONAL BANK “TRUST”

GI ANSO SA 4X4

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

KLC Law Firm focuses primarily on M&A transactions, including both share and asset transfer deals, as well as handling restructurings and the full array of day-to-day corporate advice. Kostas Loukopoulos, the department head, advises on joint ventures, M&A and cooperation agreements, with specific expertise in the cement, construction, energy and banking sectors. Also integral to the team is Peggy Zacharopoulou; her expertise lies in corporate transactions and commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Kostas Loukopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Peggy Zacharopoulou; Alexandros Tsirigos; Theodore Loukopoulos

Key clients

HRADF

PROTON S.A

PAPATHEOCHARIS GROUP OF COMPANIES

FORUM S.A.

PIERALISI GROUP OF COMPANIES

BOFROST* ITALIA SpA – BOFROST* HELLAS SA

MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES GREECE

GALEN INDUSTRIES S.A

PHAROS GROUP

ARGO TRAVEL GROUP

Employment Tier 2

KLC Law Firm is home to a distinguished level of expertise in respect of the legal framework for labour relations at companies which are restructuring, merging and undergoing privatisations. Headed by Stavros Andriopoulos, the team is also relied upon for division of enterprise and transfer mandates, in addition to the full array of matters concerning the hiring, operation and termination of employees. Its lawyers are able to call upon a wealth of experience before both the national and European courts when representing multinational clients involved in disputes.

Practice head(s):

Stavros Andriopoulos

Key clients

MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES (GREEK SECTION / MSFOCB-BRUSSELS SECTION / MSFF-FRENCH SECTION)

HELLENIC SHIPYARDS S.A.

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS S.A.

SPECIFAR SA (TEVA GROUP)

ALLERGAN HELLAS SA (ALLERGAN GROUP)

NIK. I. THEOCHARAKIS S.A. (NISSAN)

HELLENIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION S.A. (ERT S.A.)

ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT S.A.

VODAFONE GROUP (VODAFONE – PANAFON S.A.)

BOREALIS GROUP

ZEINCRO HELLAS S.A

ADIDAS HELLAS SA (ADIDAS GROUP)

OLYMPIC CATERING SA (VIVARTIA GROUP)

GOODY’S – EVEREST SA (VIVARTIA GROUP)

TEOTEC SA

Linea Piu S.A.

ELTRAK S.A.

FORUM

Energy Tier 2

KLC Law Firm has notable expertise in energy-related privatisations, M&A and disputes, as well as projects, for which it is equipped to handle the finance, construction, licensing and operational components. The team has been particularly active in the renewables sector of late, assisting with the due diligence, development and financing of large-scale RES projects across Greece. Executive partner Alexandros Tsirigos, a litigation and transaction specialist, leads the department, which has a particular focus on energy law reforms and projects pursuing the liberalisation of the energy market.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Tsirigos

Other key lawyers:

Tasos Kollas

Key clients

EDISON/HELPE CONSORTIUM

FIRST STATE INVESTMENTS

SHANGHAI ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION ENGINEERING (SEC)

IGI POSEIDON S.A.

HELLENIC REPUBLIC ASSET DEVELOPMENT FUND (HRADF)

EDISON INTERNATIONAL SPA

HALYVOURGIKI S.A.

QATAR PETROLEUM GROUP

ELDORADO GOLD / HELLAS GOLD

TERNA GROUP

IB VOGT

POWER CAPITAL (RES)

A-ILIOS

SUNEL

ADAENCO

IDEA CONSULTANTS

EU and competition Tier 2

The EU and competition offering at KLC Law Firm is fronted by Vassilis Karagiannis, who has a proven track record in high-end privatisation and state aid cases. He and his team routinely appear before the HCC and the European courts, and are also extremely well versed in merger control matters and complex vertical or horizontal agreements. Sectors of particular specialisation are energy, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and transport.

Practice head(s):

Vassilis Karagiannis

Other key lawyers:

Stefanos Triantafyllou; Lito Dokopoulou

Key clients

HELLENIC REPUBLIC ASSET DEVELOPMENT FUND

PCS Hellas SA

HALYVOURGIKI S.A.

EDISON GROUP

National Commission for Gambling

Specifar SA

Hellenic Financial Stability Fund

EDISON GROUP

Intellectual property Tier 2

At KLC Law Firm, department head Theodore Loukopoulos is particularly knowledgeable in the pharmaceutical sector, in which he routinely handles IP disputes, generic product launches and patent right invalidations. His team also supports on the entire array of IP-related affairs, such as copyrights, domain names, trade marks and industrial designs. The team is equipped to handle matters on a domestic, EU and international scale and also demonstrates specialist knowledge in the energy, healthcare, consumer goods, technology, media and fashion industries.

Practice head(s):

Theodore Loukopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Aristides Chiotellis

Key clients

GENEPHARM SA

BRITISH HELLENIC CHAMBER

AENORASIS SA

GI ANSO 4X4

PATAKIS PUBLISHING COMPANY SA

Immatics

Medical Pharmaquality SA

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Managing partner Panagiotis Tzioumas is the key contact at KLC Law Firm for banking, finance and capital markets matters; his specialist areas include energy and infrastructure-related project finance transactions, debt restructuring, NPLs, refinancing transactions and the delisting of listed securities. Owing to its close integration with the firm’s other departments, the team is also well equipped to assist with disputes and regulatory and compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Panagiotis Tzioumas

Other key lawyers:

Aristides Chiotellis

Key clients

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF)

Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF)

DBRS Limited

Projects and privatisation Tier 3

KLC Law Firm is sought after for all forms of privatisation projects, including share deals in listed and unlisted companies, asset deals and strategic investor schemes, operating across an array of sectors including energy, tourism and leisure. Xenofon Papayiannis, Vassilis Voutsakis and Alexandros Tsirigos jointly head the department, which acts for both foreign investors and the Greek state on projects, calling upon the firm’s real estate, public law, state aid, tax and labour law knowhow when required.

Practice head(s):

Xenofon Papayiannis; Vassilis Voutsakis; Alexandros Tsirigos

Key clients

HELLENIC GAMING COMMISSION

First State Investments

EDISON INTERNATIONAL HOLDING N.V / EDISON SA

HELLENIC REPUBLIC ASSET DEVELOPMENT FUND (HRADF)

Real estate and construction Tier 3

A key differentiator for KLC Law Firm is its extremely broad asset class expertise, which not only includes residential, commercial, logistics, industrial and tourist properties but also hospitals, ports, wind parks, quarries and mines. Theodora Xythali, who has a strong track record in privatisation projects and public property exploitation, leads the practice along with Alexandros Tsirigos, who is particularly proficient in construction-related disputes. The workload also includes real estate due diligence, investments, urban planning, property management and licensing requirement matters.

Practice head(s):

Theodora Xythali;Alexandros Tsirigos

Key clients

HELLENIC GAMING COMMISSION

HELLENIC REPUBLIC ASSET DEVELOPMENT FUND (HRADF)

SHANGHAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION

IB VOGT

PASARGADAE INC

GQS

MIKE SERVENT

VINCI CONSTRUCTIONS GRAND PROJETS

GEK TERNA GROUP

Tax Tier 3

Xenofon Papayiannis is the key contact at KLC Law Firm, where he serves as head of the tax department. His foremost fields of expertise are tax planning, corporate taxation, VAT and the tax-related elements of M&A and restructurings. The team is active on both the advisory and contentious fronts, representing individuals and businesses alike.

Practice head(s):

Xenofon Papayiannis

Key clients

Ermionida SA

Athens International Airport

Αdidas Hellas

Médecins Sans Frontières

Papoutsanis SA

TMT Tier 3

KLC Law Firm handles a number of mandates, including data protection and contractual matters, as well as a variety of related disputes. In the telecoms sector, it regularly advises on applicable laws such as short code and antenna licensing; the team is also active in the radio, TV and electronic commerce industries, where it handles a range of regulatory matters. Vassilis Voutsakis leads the department, which has notable proficiency in both Greek and EU law.

Practice head(s):

Vassilis Voutsakis

Other key lawyers:

Vassilios Karagiannis; Theodore Loukopoulos

Key clients

Hellenic Financial Stability Fund

Chipita

Patakis Publishers

TEVA

Olympeion Hotel

British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

RAD SA

Medecins Sans Frontieres

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 Georgia Mathiopoulou
Dispute resolution Panagiotis Tzioumas
Dispute resolution Katerina Koutifari
Dispute resolution Kostas Loukopoulos
Energy Alexandros Tsirigos
Intellectual property Prof Dr Aristides P Chiotellis
Intellectual property Theodore Loukopoulos
Real estate and construction Theodora Xythali
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 Peggy Zacharopoulou
Tax Xenofon Papayiannis
TMT Prof Vassilis Voutsakis
Number of lawyers : 48
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