Firm Profile > AP Legal > Athens, Greece

AP Legal
238 KIFISSIAS AVENUE
CHALANDRI
152 31 ATHENS
Greece

TMT Tier 1

Lawyers at AP Legal are ‘well known for their expertise in the TMT sector, especially in regulatory and competition issues’. Particularly noted by clients are the ‘international outlook’ of Aris Papaspyridis and the ‘outstanding professionalism’ of Alexandra Argyropoulou. The team also possesses expert knowledge of projects, GDPR compliance, disputes and cross-border transactions. In a recent highlight, it represented Telecom Italia Sparkle in its €10m joint venture with IMB for the purposes of a tender participation pertaining to the construction of new data centres in Greece. The department assists clients with their Greek operations as well as their activities in the wider Balkan region.

Practice head(s):

Aris Papaspyridis; Alexandra Argyropoulou

Testimonials

Boutique and very focused team.

Aris Paspyridis has an international outlook having worked for Herbert Smith Freehills in London. Great to work with and is practical and strategic.

Flexibility, responsiveness and business sense are the main characteristics that differentiate the AP Legal team from other law firms.

I have been working mainly with Mrs. Alexandra Argyropoulou who is an outstanding professional. Alexandra has been heading our corporate issues for the last ten years including BoD, AIM Milan regulation issues, litigation case in Greece and abroad. Alexandra is always there, that makes her unique.

‘The Firm is well known for their expertise in the TMT sector and especially on regulatory and competition law issues (covering particularly fixed, but also mobile issues, intellectual property, media and IP related matters).

Overall we can fairly say that the Firm throughout these years has successfully counselled us and we have received the best possible professional advice on complex regulatory cases.

Mr. Papaspyridis is a well-known regulatory & competition practitioner in Greece, with an impressive track record, not only at advisory level, but also at dispute resolution level. In this respect we consider his academic excellence and in depth knowledge of the matters concerning the TMT industry, as indeed superior.

Our cooperation involves also Mrs. Argyropoulou, who can fairly be described as a passionate and dedicated to the client’s case lawyer, with superior knowledge and proven proficiency especially in relation to intellectual property.

The overall level of service is excellent. AP Legal has in depth knowledge and strong experience in the telecoms sector, thus providing valuable support not only with relevant legal issues but also with business proposals and contacts. The law firm is extremely responsive, and always focusing to the production of results for the benefit of client. AP Legal provides better value for money, as the firm is customer centric and provides end to end service.

Mr. Papaspyridis has deep knowledge and understanding of the telecoms industry, and strong legal skills. He is also a very good negotiator.

Key clients

Telecom Italia Sparkle

Lan Med

Wind Telecommunications

Bet 365

MCOMs

Neurosoft

ATU

NEWSPHONE SA

PIERRE FABRE

DAIMLER

AISIN

PORSCHE

THETIS SA

KAPOUANO INSURANCE BROKERS

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Aris Papaspyridis and Alexandra Argyropoulou oversee the practice at AP Legal which represents clients from the telecommunications, IT, finance and pharmaceuticals sectors, among others. Key areas of expertise include corporate transactions, M&A, private equity, joint ventures and divestments in addition to general corporate advice. Papaspyridis recently advised US-based Worldstrides on the establishment of a subsidiary of Greece, also providing counsel on various corporate and regulatory matters pertaining to its operation.

Practice head(s):

Aris Papaspyridis; Alexandra Argyropoulou;

Testimonials

‘Small team which makes them very focussed, client friendly and practical.’

‘Aris Papaspyridis has a wealth of experience, trained with Herbert Smith in London and has an international outlook.’

‘The distinctive characteristic of AP Legal corporate practice is efficiency and responsiveness. Another distinctive element of the team is its focus on the finding of the best possible business solution for their client. The team has very good knowledge and understanding of all aspects of company and corporate law and always aims to provide tailor-made solutions. They have a very professional and friendly manner and they are always accessible and ready to provide feedback at short notice.’

‘I have worked together with Partner Aris Papaspyridis. He is an extremely skillful and dedicated lawyer, who always provides accurate advice. He is business oriented  and extremely committed on set time frames. I appreciate his integrity and the combination of his legal knowledge and business perception.’

‘The team is always up to date , ready to jump in the case and deliver the best outcome. The support to the client is continuous and very professional.’

‘I chose AP Legal  for its reputation as an international corporate boutique law firm. I have not regretted my choice at all. AP legal team’s professionalism, experience and understanding of our requirements was highly satisfactory.  AP has provided us all possible options for incorporation of a new entity and recommended us the most suitable option for our company based on our business needs. They were very detailed to their work and strictly in compliance with agreed time frames.’

‘I have a personal view of Aris Papaspyridis who was my contact for this matter. Extremely professional, straight to the point, capable of providing smart solutions  and extremely good communication skills. He was very committed and helpful.’

‘My accounting firm has worked with AP Legal several times for various international corporate clients for different transactions, like incorporation of new companies, divestments, M&As. The practice is well organized  and has a very good command of the English language as its portfolio of clients are mainly foreign corporate entities.’

‘I have worked together with both partners Alexandra Argyropoulou and Aris Papaspyridis  as well as Senior Associate Afroditi Vassiliou. I really appreciate their corporate skills , their efforts to overcome any legal or bureaucratic burden that may be raised in the case they handle and their commitment to the implementation of the requested tasks. They are well structured, motivated and efficient.’

 

Key clients

Wind Telecommunications Sa

ASP

Kuk Gmbh

Worldstrides

Bacardi Hellas Single Member Ltd (Under Liquidation)

Innerworkings Hellas Ltd

Moneygram

Xura Inc

Kerzner International Resorts

Shire (Takeda)

Aisin

Banka IMI

TIS

Employment Tier 3

AP Legal’s team is praised for its ‘practical approach’ and ‘business orientation’. Local entities and multinational companies instruct the group on a range of matters including employment agreements, collective dismissals and restructurings. The practice is also very active in contentious work and is knowledgeable of pensions and social security matters. Afroditi Vasiliou and Alexandra Argyropoulou jointly head up the department.

Practice head(s):

Afroditi Vassiliou; Alexandra Argyropoulou;

Testimonials

‘Business orientation, speed of their answers, practical approach, availability.’

‘Client orientation, sector knowledge, labour law expertise.’

‘Professionalism, deep knowledge of Employment laws, speed.’

Key clients

NEUROSOFT SA

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

MCOMs

TIS SA

TAKEDA (SHIRE)

FERRING HELLAS SA

ACCENTURE

MONEYGRAM

WORLDSTRIDES

INCHAPE

LIDL STIFTUNG & CO KG

Real estate and construction Tier 4

The team at AP Legal is ‘able to provide specific and efficient solutions for all legal issues related to real estate transactions’. Aris Papaspyridis and Spyros Kalapodakis jointly head up the department, which specialises in advising foreign investors on the purchase of residential property in Greece. The group is also active in development work and handles projects relating to a range of asset classes including office buildings and commercial industrial buildings.

Practice head(s):

Aris Papaspyridis; Spyros Kalapodakis;

Testimonials

‘AP Legal Real Estate & Construction team is the ideal legal partner. They are able to provide specific and efficient solutions to all legal issues related to real estate transactions and combine knowledge and business sense for the benefit of client. According to my view the distinctive characteristic of AP Legal Real & Construction Team is that they are fully committed to the case they handle and always capable to overcome any obstacle. Additionally they are always comply with the time sensitivity of their clients.’

‘Partner Aris Papaspyridis and Senior Associate Afroditi Vassiliou are two individuals who I have worked with. Excellent professionals, always responsive no matter the importance of the request and definitely problem solvers. In our case, their transactional experience and real estate market knowledge has been proved very valuable.’

Key clients

GOLDALLY INVESTMENT PROPERTIES IKE

DUBAI IKE PROPERTIES DEVELOPMENT

PIMA SA

PFIZER SA

KERZNER

KUK GmbH

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ABROAD

ULTRA WHITE SA

SUNMIX INVESTMENT PROPERTIES

ORIZONTES TECHNIKI

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative Afroditi Vasiliou
Corporate and commercial Alexandra Argyropoulou
Corporate and commercial Aris Papaspyridis
Criminal Evgenia Kourebana
Energy Alexandra Argyropoulou
Intellectual property Kostas Minou
Banking and project finance Kostas Minou
Labour Afroditi Vasiliou
Litigation Afroditi Vasiliou
M&A Alexandra Argyropoulou
M&A Aris Papaspyridis
Real estate and construction Aris Papaspyridis
TMT Alexandra Argyropoulou
TMT Aris Papaspyridis
Number of lawyers : 10
English
French
German
Greek
Spanish
Italian
Athens Bar Association
London Bar Association

Diversity is a notion so meaningful that it may not be overlooked by a professional environment, which aims to take advantage of the full potential of its staff and clients’ background and ideas.

Having this in mind, AP LEGAL Law Firm embraces the notion of diversity by proactively urging all its lawyers and staff to develop their versatile skills at the maximum extent regardless of their origins, race, political and religious orientation.

On the other hand, by cultivating the diversity of our team, we firmly believe that we may also be truly responsive to our highly diverse clients, hear and understand their needs, and provide them with top-quality support in the most feasible manner.

Because for us, being respectful to diversity means being welcoming to the ever-growing needs and the constant changes around our profession.


AP LEGAL Law Firm has aptly proven over the years that its legal services continuously meet international clients’ versatile expectations. Taking advantage of its team’s international orientation and professional experience in cross-border transactions, AP LEGAL has been evidently capable of providing substantive advice to clients from various economic sectors by providing them with realistic and business-oriented solutions adapted to the inherent special features of the Greek jurisdiction.

The Clients

AP LEGAL has dealt with cases which have attracted international attention and have been considered as clear indications that the Greek market is currently offering notable opportunities for corporate growth. AP LEGAL’s international clientele comes from both the technology innovation sectors (telecommunications, information technology, biotechnology, renewable energy) as well as traditional industry sectors (automotive, pharmaceuticals, financial, commercial).

The Team

Our team consists of attorneys who have been exposed to various cultural, educational and jurisdictional backgrounds. In fact, this has been the booster allowing us to support and effectively deal with international requests for advice, since our team members are able to identify potential issues, adapt by using their special traits and respond promptly to clients’ requests.

This ability is further reinforced by the fact that correspondence with clients may take place in their local language, as members of the team are able to communicate with them in various EU languages such as English, German, and French.

The Network

Retaining and enhancing our network reflects our constant effort for excellence and adaptability. AP LEGAL takes advantage of its synergies in Greece and abroad in order to provide a one-stop solution and generate exceptional outcomes for its clients.

AP LEGAL endeavours to broaden and optimise its international network by extending its already existing network of law firms, accountants, tax advisors and other professional experts around the globe for the benefit of its clients. Our extensive network of law firms and other professionals enables our law firm to offer efficient, integrated cross-border legal and regulatory advice to our clients, meeting their own high standards for the offering of something more than traditional legal advice.