Firm Profile > Tsibanoulis & Partners > Athens, Greece

Tsibanoulis & Partners
18 OMIROU STREET
106 72 ATHENS
Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Tsibanoulis & Partners is ‘focused on understanding the client’s business logic’, frequently ‘providing practical solutions’. Banks and financial institutions rely on the team for document drafting, corporate governance, syndicated and bond loans, cross-border lending transactions and restructuring matters. Dimitris Tsibanoulis heads the practice and is reputed for his knowledge of national, European and trans-national regulatory frameworks. He recently advised BNP Paribas Securities on the provision of legal advice concerning the clearing and settlement of stock-exchange transactions and transfer of funds subject to capital control measures.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Tsibanoulis

Testimonials

‘The team is focused on understanding the business logic and the argument for any decision leading to a legal issue. On this base they provide different scenarios and possible practical solutions. The information is presented comprehensibly to people without any legal background and at the same with full reference to the relevant laws and regulations in case some specialised deeper analysis is needed.’

‘I would put the following qualities as the most important: 1.)Personal involvement and dedication 2.)High competence and expertise combined with experience and knowledge about the sector. 3.)Availability’.

Key clients

BNP Paribas Securities Services

Cooperative Bank of Epirus

Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Development

Procredit Bank Bulgaria / Thermi Group

Procredit Bank Bulgaria

Sparkassenstiftung für internationale Kooperation e.V.

AXIA VENTURES GROUP Ltd

Praxia Bank

D.I. FIDAS S.A.

Cash Payment Solutions

Edenred Greece S.A.

Creta Farms S.A.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Tsibanoulis & Partners’ workload is spread across corporate governance, compliance and take-over bid issues. Under the leadership of Dimitris Tsibanoulis, the team also advises on the full range of contracts and agreements required for the acquisition, disposal, restructuring and transfer of assets and corporate entities. Representation was recently provided to TUI Hellas on the corporate and competition law issues arising from its acquisition of hotel companies. Further key strengths include strategic partnerships, investments, joint ventures, care-outs, spin-offs and debt finance. Recommended associate Efi Palaiologou is 'highly professional in her approach'.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Tsibanoulis

Testimonials

‘In-depth understanding of our business needs, industry expertise and the high quality of legal services. Their support has been substantial and continuous even in the most complex issues. In addition, their international mindset has been a major strength, especially in relation to international corporate clients and issues presenting multi-jurisdictional implications.’

‘Dr. Dimitris Tsibanoulis is one of the leading Greek specialists in banking and financial law. His reputation is founded on his unique expertise in the application of the national, European and trans-national regulatory frameworks. He is highly knowledgeable and can efficiently work out multiple creative and business-oriented solutions. He has always demonstrated devotion to problem solving, work ethics and excellent communication skills.’

‘Dr. Tsibanoulis has a one-of-a-kind knowledge and significant expertise in the fields of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Investments, Corporate/ M&A and Insurance.’

‘Sofia Kizantidi is responsive to the client’s needs and she works efficiently. Her areas of expertise are Insurance, Company and Commercial, Capital Markets, and Litigation.’

‘Efi Palaiologou is highly professional in her approach to working with us and has always demonstrated a positive attitude and team spirit. Her commitment to providing high-quality legal services and her responsiveness have proved valuable assets in the course of our cooperation.’

‘Tsibanoulis & Partners Law Firm offers a significantly high level of service in terms of response time, business acumen/industry knowledge, appropriateness of advice, strength-in-depth of team and value for money. The partners and associates 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.’

‘Dimitris Tsibanoulis, Nikolaos Simantiras and Efi Palaiologou are excellent legal advisors with numerous strengths and qualities such as correct judgement, analytical skills, creativity, perseverance and commitment.’

Key clients

Sichuan Communications Investment Group Co. Ltd

Pancretan Cooperative Bank

Aegean Baltic Bank

Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations (HCAP)

Hellenic Gaming Commission

Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator, (DESFA) S.A.

TUI

ZuluTrade Group

Epirus Cooperative Bank

D.I. FIDAS S.A.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Tsibanoulis & Partners is praised for its ‘professionalism’, ‘holistic approach’ and ‘promptness to meet requests’. The ‘extremely experienced’ Marina Perraki leads the team and ‘achieves outstanding results’ for clients, which include Starbucks, Airbnb and Imperial Tobacco. Among the practice’s strengths are trade mark, trade name, domain name, patent, design and copyright mandates. Industry expertise encompasses the food and beverage, apparel, cosmetics, financial, investment services and oil and gas sectors.

Practice head(s):

Marina Perraki;

Testimonials

‘The professionalism that the whole team showed from the first moment till the end of our case. One serious strength was the ability to explore deeply in our case, quickly get familiarized with the peculiarities of our sector and understand how important was the case for the reputation of our company! This let the team to offer an holistic approach with an exceptional outcome for both parties!’

‘The fact that they promptly identify our matter, search thoroughly the relevant national and European law, create value and do whatever was possible to collect evidence that will guide our case to indisputable conclusion. Compared to competitors I can say that the level of know how and professionalism is by far what I realized from the first moment. At this point I would like to state that many times, throughout my case, I felt secure that my matter is in safe hands and that the specific team will protect me by recommending the most decent and proper solution. Of course that means that the team should have the psychology of a winner and thankfully for me, that team had it!’

‘The top full-service firm is our first choice in Greece, in particular, with respect to intellectual property issues.’

‘Partner Marina Perraki does an incredibly good job. She is obviously one of the best of the best. She is probably our most responsive foreign contact among several hundred lawyers with whom we are working abroad. She is extremely experienced, thinks along with us, goes beyond the usual thinking patterns and achieves outstanding results at moderate prices.’

‘Marina Perraki is prompt in her replies, offers a high quality scientific approach to the issues and complete comprehension of our needs and individual need so as to find best possible solution for our side.’

Key clients

STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY

PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY

IMPERIAL TOBACCO

AIRBNB

ALTICOR, INC.

CONSOLIDATED ARTISTS B.V. and DIKNAH S.L.

AVIA INTERNATIONAL

H YOUNG HOLDINGS PLC

EUROPE WATCH GROUP BV

LOGOCOS NATURKOSMETIK AG

GRUPO MASSIMO DUTTI S.A.

MALIBU HEALTH PRODUCTS Ltd

KAYAK SA

FLEUROP INTERFLORA

CORNING INCORPORATED (PYREX)

ZULUTRADE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Tsibanoulis & Partners has ‘an eye for detail and deep knowledge’ and is praised by clients for the ‘professionalism of the whole team’. The practice is experienced in civil and administrative disputes before the Courts of First Instance, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, handling local and cross-border matters in addition to international arbitrations, investigations and enforcements. The financial, banking and infrastructure sectors are areas of particular focus; the group also has expertise in the pharmaceuticals, not-for-profit and cosmetics industries. Dimitris Tsibanoulis serves as practice head.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Tsibanoulis;

Testimonials

‘The Professionalism that the whole team showed from the first moment till the end of our case. One serious strength was the ability to explore our case deeply, quickly get familiarised with the peculiarities of our sector and understand how important the case was for the reputation of our company! This let the team offer an holistic approach with an exceptional outcome for both parties!’

‘It is a highly respectable practice with unique expertise in all areas of commercial law. They have an eye for detail, deep knowledge and provide great results even in cases that seemed lost.’ 

‘Marina Perraki stands out as she extremely diligent, knowledgeable, cooperative, hard working and results driven. Not to mention, value for money.’

Key clients

D.I. FIDAS S.A.

Pegasus Securities S.A.

BAYER HELLAS SA

Attica Bank

Merisant

Malibu Health Products Ltd

Supergroup Plc

Domaine Paterianakis

Pressbox Editions SA/Bet media Editions SA

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Dr D Tsibanoulis
Banking and finance E Komis
Capital markets Dr D Tsibanoulis
Capital markets E Komis
Company and commercial A Apostolaki
Company and commercial Dr M Perraki
Competition A Leoutsea
Competition E Palaiologou
Corporate/M&A Dr D Tsibanoulis
Corporate/M&A E Komis
Employment S Kizantidi
Employment V Pierroutsakou
Energy Dr M Perraki
Energy Dr S Antoniou
Insurance Dr D Tsibanoulis
Insurance V Douzenis
Intellectual property Dr M Perraki
Intellectual property M Katrakazi
Litigation and mediation A Apostolaki
Litigation and mediation Dr M Perraki
Privatisation Dr D Tsibanoulis
Privatisation V Douzenis
Project finance A Leoutsea
Project finance A Goulandris
Public and administrative law, public procurement Dr N Simantiras
Public and administrative law, public procurement M Memi
Real estate A Goulandris
Real estate V Pierroutsakou
Tax A Apostolaki
Telecommunications and IT E Komis
Transportation and logistics A Goulandris
Venture capital A Leoutsea
Venture capital E Palaiologou
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Tina Kamilaki  photo Ms Tina Kamilaki Senior Associate 
Ms Marianna  Katrakazi  photo Ms Marianna  Katrakazi Associate 
Dr Kanellos Klamaris  photo Dr Kanellos Klamaris Associate 
Ms Eleni Kozmai  photo Ms Eleni Kozmai Associate 
Ms Efi Palaiologou  photo Ms Efi Palaiologou Associate 
Ms Angeliki Saringala   photo Ms Angeliki Saringala  Associate 
Number of lawyers : 24
English
French
German
Greek
Italian
European Society for Banking and Financial Law (AEDBF)
International Federation of European Law (FIDE)
European Financial Markets Lawyers Group (EFMLG)
Contacts : Dr Dimitris Tsibanoulis
Contacts : Dr Marina Perraki