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106 74 ATHENS
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Greece > Dispute resolution Tier 1KLC Law Firm has a strong dispute resolution practice area, encompassing pre-trial advice, and advocacy for both businesses and private clients before arbitral tribunals and courts. The team handles large-scale and complex cross-border disputes, with a particularly solid practice in public law disputes determined by administrative courts. The team is led by Aristides Chiotellis, Panayiotis Tzioumas, Vassilis Voutsakis, Alexandros Tsirigos and Theodore Loukopoulos.
Aristides Chiotellis; Panagiotis Tzioumas; Vassilis Voutsakis; Alexandros Tsirigos; Theodoros Loukopoulos
Hellenic Shipyards S.A.
Adidas Hellas S.A.
General National Maritime AND Transportation Company
NK Co Ltd
Greek Film Centre
- Represented entities of ThyssenKrupp Group in a €6bn ICC arbitration relating to the submarine procurement program of Hellenic Navy.
- Represented Halivourgiki SA in an ICC arbitration against PPC SA in relation to disputes arising from a joint venture and shareholders agreement for the development of a power plant in Greece.
- Represented Adidas Hellas SA in proceedings concerning the recovery of outstanding trade receivables in excess of €40m owed by its former master retail franchisee and its beneficial owners.
Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2The team at KLC Law Firm is active especially in share- and asset transfer-heavy M&A work, often with cross-border elements, while also assisting with restructuring and corporate governance matters. The firm also stands out for its experience advising (increasingly renewable) clients in the energy sector on transactions, privatizations, and tenders. Other clients operate in the infrastructure and private equity sectors. Founding partner Kostas Loukopoulos, who advises on high-value private tender matters, leads the practice. Dr. Peggy Zacharopoulou is a key contact for transactions and restructuring, while deputy managing partner Theodore Loukopoulos is also recommended.
Other key lawyers:
Peggy Zacharopoulou; Alexandros Tsirigos; Theodore Loukopoulos; Xenofon Papayiannis
‘We are supported by senior lawyers or partners in most cases, with great responsiveness. Junior work is always supervised. Fees are reasonable compared to same tier firms.’
‘Kostas Loukopoulos has the experience and the insight to draw the main strategy needed in each case. Theodore Loukopoulos, who acts as our account manager, has extensive in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical market. Peggy Zacharopoulou has extensive experience in corporate litigation.’
‘The practice of the KLC Law Firm is always solutions-oriented by keeping in mind the commercial elements of the matters entrusted to them. This is indeed a prevailing advantage vis-à-vis other competitors, which enables them to undertake complicated deal structures.’
‘KLC Law Firm is a law firm that, despite its large size, pays attention to its clients on a very direct and personalized level. Its lawyers possess an advanced commercial sense that allows them to fully understand the venture or the problem at hand and accordingly allows them to find the right solution.’
Motor Oil Renewables
First Sentier Investors
Archirodon Group N.V.
IGNEO Infrastructure Partners
BD Investments SA
Greece > Employment Tier 2KLC Law Firm advises NGOs on employment matters, with Medecins Sans Frontiers being a key client, as well as representing multinational private companies across multiple sectors, including fashion and telecoms, shipping and maritime. The practice, which provides day-to-day support in HR issues, in addition to handling termination disputes and collective bargaining issues, is headed by Stavros Andriopoulos, who has considerable employment advisory and dispute resolution experience. Associate Aliki Dede is another key contact in the team.
Other key lawyers:
Aliki Dede; Danai Lantzou
‘KLC Law Firm team’s depth and breadth of knowledge ensures that they are able to support every client’s business needs successfully and provide high quality, innovative legal solutions in the increasingly complex area of legislation and practice.’
‘Stavros Andriopoulos is an excellent legal advisor, with numerous of strengths and qualities.’
‘The team provides full legal support in relation to the legal framework governing the outset, operation and termination of labour relations, having particular expertise in business mobility and company’s restructuring.’
‘Legal services provided match legal knowledge, professionalism and know-how. We collaborate with Stavros Andriopoulos, Aliki Dedeand and Danai Lantzou. The team responds quickly and thoroughly to the various issues concerning labor relations in the company. It is a united and experienced team which understands what the customer needs.’
‘Following our activities the range of the legal topics are varied and covers very different aspects (labor law, non-profit legislation, tax legislation, legacy law, GDPR, maritime legislation and urban planning).’
‘The most valuable factor in our collaboration is the feeling that they are always there to support and give legal advice to any different topic. We recommend them feeling of security that they will give you from their advice. They took into consideration the specificity of our legal form and the historical background of our entity as well as our statutory scope.’
‘KLC Law Firm has a unique experience in labour law. They always provide business friendly advice, avoiding long presentations regarding the general legal background.’
‘Stavros Andriopoulos is always available providing to the point legal advice and creating a strong relationship, inspiring trust.’
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF Greek Section)
Adidas Hellas SA (Adidas Group)
International Rescue Committee (Irc Hellas)
British Hellenic Chamber Of Commerce
Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF)
Hellenic Shipyards S.A.
Specifar SA (Teva Group)
Allergan Hellas SA (Abbvie Group)
Nik. I. Theocharakis S.A. (Nissan)
Athens International Airport S.A.
Vodafone – Panafon S.A.( Vodafone Group)
Hellenic Cables S.A. (Viohalco Group)
Excelya S.A. (Excelya Group)
Εlsa – Silgan S.A. (Silgan Group)
Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems AG
Ntt Data, Inc.
Veson Nautical LLC
Motol Oil Renewable Energy Single Member S.A.
- Acted for the last ten years as MSF legal counsel, in close cooperation with the management and the Human Resources Department of the organization, providing legal opinions regarding the day-to-day activity and legal representation services for the resolution of employment disputes with former employees, associates and managers.
- Providing legal advice and support in settlement of legal issues regarding the day-to-day activity of the VODAFONE group in Greece.
- Acting as legal counsel, in close cooperation with the management and the Human Resources Department of Gravila, providing legal assistance in the collective bargaining procedures with the employees and settlement of legal issues regarding the day-to-day activity and legal representation services in individual and collective lawsuits for the resolution of employment disputes.
Greece > Energy Tier 2KLC Law Firm provides legal advice on all aspects of energy law including project development, financing and transfers of existing assets. The practice has particular experience in complex energy unbundling projects and often collaborates with finance and tax experts in complex cross-jurisdictional energy transactions. Alexandros Tsirigos has extensive experience handling energy transactions and disputes for major international and domestic clients; he shares leadership of the team with Vassilis Karagiannis.
Alexandros Tsirigos; Vassilis Karagiannis
‘KLC Law Firm has a particularly strong energy practice, as it is one of the few law firms with substantial experience across the board in the Greek energy sector, having dealt extensively with all transactional, due diligence and regulatory aspects of oil, gas and electricity projects. KLC avails an experienced team of Energy and M&A practitioners who have been involved in most major energy projects in Greece in the recent years, advising international and local clients in high profile projects and complex cross-jurisdictional transactions. A unique feature of KLC energy practice is that their team of experts have in depth knowledge of special regulatory energy matters and are able to provide sophisticated advice on complex legal issues which require excellent command and understanding of the regulatory framework, going beyond the purely legal issues – a feature which is rare and particularly useful for a heavy industry with intense energy needs.’
‘KLC energy practice is headed by Alexandros Tsirigos, Deputy Managing Director, who has deep knowledge of both transactional and regulatory aspects of energy projects and provides value added legal advice. The team of partners in the energy practice comprise also Associate Professor Vassilis Voutsakis, a remarkably acute and experienced administrative law counsel, and Vassilis Karagiannis, an expert in energy regulation and competition and EU law matters.’
‘Excellent team with expertise covering many different areas of law.’
‘Alexandros Tsirigos and Vassilis Voutsakis are both high caliber lawyers and excellent colleagues.’
‘The team is high professional in Greece. They have high initiative during the service period, They are flexible in the communication with client so that they can understand more of the requirements of the Clients.’
‘Alexandros Tsirigos is high professional in the energy field. He is good at communication. He is flexible in the communication with client so that he can understand more of the requirements of the Clients.’
‘A firm one can count on, KLC Law Firm has an experienced team of professionals with great knowledge of the energy market. With lawyers who have very deep knowledge of the domestic regime KLC Law Firm provides a very professional and high-quality service.’
EBRD – Ministry Of Energy
Motor Oil Renewables
First State Investments (DEPA Infrastructure)
First Sentier Investors (DEDDIE)
Shanghai Electric Corporation (SEC)
IGI Poseidon S.A.
Qatar Energy Group
Greece > EU and competition Tier 2KLC Law Firm advises clients on the competition aspects of regulatory issues, privatisations and private projects and represents companies before the Hellenic Competition Commission in anti-competitive conduct matters. Vassilis Karagiannis heads up the practice, and Xenofon Papayiannis and Alexandros Tsirigos are also notable contacts.
Other key lawyers:
‘In each project, the team appointed consisted of experts in the relevant legal field, as well as sector-oriented professionals (life sciences), something which is pretty unique in Greece. They set up and implemented an effective strategy to prevent the threat with outstanding results.’
‘Vassilis Karagiannis provided solid legal advice on theory and case law.’
‘KLC Law Firm offers expertise and years of relative experience in large law firms. It is considered one of the country’s leading law firms in EU and competition law practice. In the course of the last decade, as far as I know, this law firm gained substantive experience by participating in major and complex competition law matters both in the context of energy markets and in other sectors of the Greek economy.’
‘This law firm consists of lawyers with expertise in handling demanding cases of their significantly large clientele ranging from multinational corporations to regional or local businesses. It also embodies considerable competition law experience, including complex litigation and class actions. As a remarkable quality of the individuals involved, I would highlight their commitment to retaining 100% professional attitude and flexibility even when difficulties arise in reaching their goal and serving the client.’
PCS Hellas SA
Hellenic Republic Assets Development Fund
National Commission for Gambling
Attiko Metro SA
Regional Buses Associations
First State Investments
Greece > Intellectual property Tier 2KLC Law Firm advises on the gamut of IP matters from the prosecution and protection of trade marks, the protection of patents and copyright through to related license negotiations and related unfair competition. It also assists clients with strategic advice on building global brand portfolios. Theodore Loukopoulos, who has extensive experience in advising pharmaceutical companies and in IP litigations, leads the team. Katerina Koutifari is also a key advisor.
Other key lawyers:
Aristides Chiotellis; Katerina Koutifari; Theoni Fotopoulou
‘The team is reliable, friendly and always available. The team is aware of their capacity and capabilities and propose the optimal solution for each case.’
‘Enthusiastic and passionate about their job. They “own” the project.’
‘KLC is an excellent team of lawyers of all levels and litigators with a wide range of litigation experience. The team works well together very closely with clients, always available to discuss deeply the cases and the matters under question and brings outstanding results.’
‘Thodoris Loukopoulos is an exceptional litigator, who has a deep knowledge of the sector, and his skills are always to the benefit of the clients.’
‘Theoni Fotopoulou is a very dynamic litigator who has great enthusiasm and courage in the courtroom.’
‘KLC has demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of both the IP and business aspects of the cases and has provided holistic and efficient support. KLC is a results-oriented counsel with strong IP capabilities, delivering sound advice and excellent execution.’
‘Good team working successfully together. Efficient individuals with expertise that work very good together and with us as a client for the best possible result.’
‘Always available upon request. Always prepared for a meeting. Expertise and deep knowledge. Honesty in the available options. Realistic approaches.’
Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH
Medical Pharmaquality SA
Prota to Paidi
NOVA LUCE SA
In Love [Georga Tsakla – Cool Lab]
NATIONAL ENERGY HOLDINGS LIMITED
Adidas Hellas SA
- Provides legal and strategic advice on building a global trademark portfolio aiming to increase brand strength and minimize relevant costs.
- Represents VERISFIELD on a dispute related to patent invalidity. KLC also advices VERISFIELD on various legal matters including license and supply agreements.
- Represented NOVA LUCE AS on a dispute related to design infringement before civil courts.
Greece > Real estate and construction Tier 2KLC Law Firm assists developers and investors in the Greek real estate market, as well as major international energy companies like Shanghai Electric. The firm’s expertise spans a broad range of work, from due diligence and licensing to acquisitions and dispute resolution. The practice is co-headed by Theodora Xythali, who has 20 years of experience in this area and offers particular expertise in privatisation and PPP, and M&A lawyer Ioanna Lazaridou. Senior associate Tereza Rapti is also key.
Τheodora Xythali; Ioanna Lazaridou
Other key lawyers:
Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (Hradf) / Privatization Of Regional Ports
Shanghai Electric Corporation
Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (Hradf) / E-auction
Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator
Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3KLC Law Firm’s team, which adopts and applies ‘a solution-oriented approach’, has recently worked on new mandates assigned by credit institutions, corporate borrowers, rating agencies and other clients in relation to projects and transactions. The team has worked on a large number of energy-related project financing transactions, acting for both lenders and borrowers. Managing partner Panagiotis Tzioumas has experience in project finance, debt restructuring and NPL transactions, as well as the implementation of EU financial instruments.
Other key lawyers:
‘What is unique about the banking, finance and capital markets practice at KLC is that all team members adopt and apply a solution-oriented approach, aiming to find appropriate legal and commercial solutions that will efficiently get the deal through.’
‘Individuals at KLC stand out because they are committed to delivering high-quality client services, always available and well-prepared to address issues that arise in the course of a transaction.’
‘The dedication of KLC team members in proposing feasible, thorough and practical solutions stands out as they will always endeavour to find a practical solution instead of simply pointing out a complexity.’
‘Panagiotis Tzioumas is a remarkable lawyer, possessing deep legal knowledge and high-quality skills, but also a strong business understanding. He always makes himself available to the client and is a great negotiator.’
‘Arianna Chatzimarkou is very professional, always well-prepared and committed to delivering high-quality deliverables.’
‘The law firm has a wide experience in the Greek market and has advised both public authorities and all major financial institutions in the banking and finance industry.’
‘As compared to other law firms, they have unique experience with the implementation of decentralised financial instruments of the European Union. In addition, the partners are very responsive, and the rates are highly competitive.’
‘When we are in need of certain legal reviews or assistance within tight deadlines, KLC team proved able to get it done. They are considered experts in corporate and banking law.’
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF)
National Energy Group
Hellenic Bank Limited
Greek Ministry of Finance/Recovery and Resilience Facility
- Advised European Investment Bank in relation to the implementation of EU financial instruments in Greece and Cyprus involving the management of funds in excess of €580m.
- Advised Greek Ministry of Finance/Recovery and Resilience Facility on the preparation of statutory and contractual framework for the channelling of RRF funds to eligible projects and investments.
- Advised DBRS on Greek law matters relating to the rating of 15 in total NPL-backed securitisations transaction launched by local systemic banks.
Greece > Projects and privatisation Tier 3KLC Law Firm is advising the Hellenic Gaming Commission on the preparation of the international tender for the 30-year IRC license concession at the Metropolitan Pole of Hellinikon. It also acts for First State Investments, Attiko metro and the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, among others. Xenofon Papayiannis, Vassilis Papayiannis and Alexandros Tsirigos head the practice.
Xenofon Papayiannis; Vassilis Voutsakis; Ioanna Lazaridou
‘The team is commercially sensible and is experienced responsive agile.’
Hellenic Gaming Commission
Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund
National Energy Group
Grivalia Hospitality/ Nafsika SA
Ledra Touristic SA
First Sentier Investors
Qatar Petroleum International
Archirodon Group N.V.
Greece > Tax Tier 3KLC Law Firm handles both contentious and non-contentious matters for clients from various sectors, including agriculture, aviation, energy, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. Practice head Xenofon Papayiannis regularly represents its clients before Greek administrative courts and the Supreme Court on issues such as tax audits, VAT and refunds of unduly paid taxes. Dora Kantartzi is also recommended.
Other key lawyers:
‘KLC law firm offers a significantly high level of service in terms of response time, business acumen/industry knowledge, appropriateness of the advice, strength-in-depth of team and value for money.’
‘Xenofon Papayiannis and Dora Kantartzi are being excellent legal advisors with numerous strengths and qualities such as correct judgement, analytical skills, creativity, perseverance and commitment.’
‘Excellent collaboration, very experienced and well-organised team.’
‘Dora Kantartzi is always available to provide excellent tax advice. Xenofon Papayiannis is a very qualified partner.’
Athens International Airport
Specifar /Teva Hellas S.A.
Greece > TMT Tier 3KLC Law Firm provides advice to private sector parties on matters related to TMT and data protection regulation. The team has capabilities with both domestic and European legislation on electronic communication, free competition, and radio & TV regulation. The team is led by Vassilis Voutsakis who is an expert litigator with extensive experience representing clients before domestic and international courts at all levels. He is supported by Theodore Loukopoulos, a lawyer skilled at IP litigation, particularly on behalf of clients in the pharmaceutical industry.
Other key lawyers:
Theoni Fotopoulou; Theodore Loukopoulos
‘KLC Team’s has the following competitive advantages: distinguished expertise and professionalism, client-oriented, quick response times, very friendly behaviour, gender diversity in the working environment, use of new technologies, modern offices.’
‘A well experienced team in litigations also providing to the point legal advice when necessary.’
‘Theodore Loukopoulos is a very qualified partner, inspiring trust and providing to the point legal advice. Theoni Fotopoulou is an expert in TMT practice.’
Simmons – Simmons (Italy) on Behalf of Viber SA
British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Hellenic Financial Stability Fund
- Advised Simmons Simmons LLP acting on behalf of Viber SARL on a statement for a general license of electronic communications. Informed the Client on the procedure and the legal documents required pursuant to the new Regulation and acted on its behalf in order to submit the documents.
- Advised Hellenic Marinas on GDPR issues (website policy).
KLC Law Firm > Firm Profile
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.
|Banking/finance/capital markets||Panagiotis Tzioumas|
|Banking/finance/capital markets||Georgia Mathiopoulou|
|Dispute resolution||Panagiotis Tzioumas|
|Dispute resolution||Katerina Koutifari|
|Dispute resolution||Kostas Loukopoulos|
|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|
|EU law/competition||Vassilis Karagiannis|
|TMT||Prof Vassilis Voutsakis|
|Ms Arianna Chatzimarkou||Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Ms Thomais Christodoulopoulou||Partner (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Ms Aliki Dede||Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Mr Kostas Dinopoulos||Partner (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Ms Lito Dokopoulou||Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|PD Dr Giannis Farhount||Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Ms Theoni Fotopoulou||Senior Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com)||View Profile|
|Ms Barbara Giannakou||Senior Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Mr Tasos Kollas||Senior Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com)||View Profile|
|Mrs Melina Kolovetsiou Baliafa||Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Mr Kostas Kotoulas||Senior Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Ms Ivi Koumaki||Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Ms Ioanna Lazaridou||Partner (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Mr Theodore Loukopoulos||Deputy Managing Partner (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Ms Vasia Loukopoulou||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Stefanos Markatis||Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Ms Marina Pantalou||Senior Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com)||View Profile|
|Ms Danai Papadea||Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Mrs Tereza Rapti||Senior Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Ms Danai Skevi||Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Mr Stefanos - Robert Triantafyllou||Associate (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com)||View Profile|
|PD Dr Panayiotis Tzioumas||Managing Partner (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|
|Ms Theodora Xythali||Partner (see CV at: www.klclawfirm.com).||View Profile|