Souriadakis Tsibris > Athens, Greece > Firm Profile

Souriadakis Tsibris
18 Akadimias Str
ATHENS, 10671

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Leveraging excellent ties with the regulatory authorities and agencies, Souriadakis Tsibris is well positioned to advise foreign banks, investment firms, ratings agencies and fund managers regarding the legality of investments, the creation of new instruments, the offering of services in or into Greece and the approach to Greek customers. ‘Excellent’ team head Michael Tsibrisprovides solutions-oriented advice’ across a range of regulatory mandates (including as it relates to financial services M&A), as well as handling a considerable volume of capital markets matters.

Practice head(s):

Michael Tsibris

Other key lawyers:

Giannis Koumettis


‘The team consists of highly motivated individuals, who have knowledge and understand the needs of the client. They demonstrate professionalism and ethics.’

‘The excellent Michalis Tsibris has in-depth knowledge and provides solutions-oriented advice.’

Key clients

Allianz Hellas Insurance SA

Ideal Holdings SA

Pancreta Bank

JP Morgan SE

Ballie Gifford & co

Work highlights

  • Advising Allianz Hellas SA on a number of regulatory issues connected with its ongoing merger with European Reliance S.A.
  • Advised Pancreta Bank on its successful capital raising of €100m.
  • Advised Ideal Holdings on the acquisition of Byte S.A. through a public offer to its shareholder.

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Consistently advising international financial institutions and major investment funds, the team at Souriadakis Tsibris displays ‘thorough knowledge’ when handling corporate restructurings, M&A transactions, and high-value IPOs. Based in Athens, Michael Tsibris and Pigi Konstantinou co-head the practice, with the former specialising in capital markets transactions, whilst the latter acts on behalf of clients on company formation matters.

Practice head(s):

Michael Tsibris; Pigi Konstantinou


‘They have the ability to first understand their client’s objectives and then protect their interests to the highest degree. Due to this mentality, they have structured their team in such a way as to enable them cooperate effectively. They always update their thorough knowledge of the legislation and jurisprudence as well as familiarising themselves with modern software and standardisation systems in order to offer innovative solutions to their clients.’

‘Each member of Souriadakis Tsibris’ team is specialised in one particular field of interest and has the ability to provide the solution in any legal matter that may occur. They offer quality legal support in every case and the deliverables are always on time. In every transaction, they take extra care in keeping close, personal contact with their client so as to handle every step in a productive manner.’

Key clients

Mytilineos SA

KLM shareholders (Lappas Family)

Gr Sarantis SA

Genepharm SA

Energy Aspects Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Mytilineos in relation to Fairfax’s increase of its existing participation in the company by EUR 100 million, through a combination of stock purchase and of a specially issued exchangeable bond loan.
  • Advised the controlling shareholders of I. Kloukinas-I. Lappas S.A in connection with the sale of their 46.6% stake in KLM to Intracom S.A., acting together with its newly established subsidiary Intracom Properties S.A.
  • Advised Gr Sarantis SA on its sale of its 49% participation in the JV with The Estée Lauder Companies for an aggregate price of €55.2 million.