Firm Profile > Sioufas & Associates Law Firm > Athens, Greece

Sioufas & Associates Law Firm
6A, NEOU FALIROU STREET
AGIOS IOANNIS RENTIS
182 33 ATHENS
Greece

Intellectual property Tier 3

Sioufas & Associates Law Firm fields a team of ‘passionate individuals’ with ‘excellent knowledge of the subject matter’. Marios Sioufas oversees the department,  and utilises his experience in handling the registration, renewal and opposition of trade marks and designs before the Administrative Court of Greece and the EUIPO. In a recent highlight, the team acted for Elemental Resorts on the registration of its Greek trade mark 'SUN BEACH HOTEL'.

Practice head(s):

Marios Sioufas

Testimonials

‘What makes the practice unique are the people in key positions. Transparency is what distinguishes the company.’

‘Passionate individuals, well organized who are strict to the company’s goals. The most important key capability is the initiatives taken and how well educated are in terms of company’s content.’

‘Effectiveness, very good cooperation with all departments, immediate response to our needs, excellent cooperation in strategy development.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the subject matter, excellent communication between us, observance of all agreed practices and procedures, feeling confident in handling the cases.’

Key clients

AGGELAKIS S.A.

AMBELONES MICHALAKI S.A.

KUBER S.A.

PERFETTI VAN MELLE HELLAS S.A.

ENORASIS SA

AMBIENCE P.C.

EVROHARTIKI SA

EL PACK S.A.

OCCIDENTAL  S.A.

CYCLEFI IKE

THE MOONCAT SINGLE PERSON P.C.

LUNA S.A.

PROODOS ACUMEN P.C.

ELEMENTAL  RESORTS P.C.

DI-MAN S.A.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

The ‘highly skilled’ lawyers at Sioufas & Associates Law Firm are noted for their ‘excellent work and great collaboration skills'. The team’s expertise includes IP, banking and finance, commercial, insolvency, employment and unfair competition disputes. Marios Sioufas heads up the department alongside Ioanna Rapsomaniki, who is ‘always up to date and on top of cases’.

Practice head(s):

Marios Sioufas; Ioanna Rapsomaniki;

Testimonials

Thorough their excellent work and the great collaboration, they have succeeded in gaining our trust and we have now reached a point, where we consider them as our partners, our legal advisers, a part of our company.’

‘We certainly need to highlight their strong willingness, their fast and clear responses and their reliable advice.’

‘What makes the practice unique is the person in key positions. Transparency is what distinguishes the company.’

‘Passionate individuals, well organised who are strict to the company’s goals. The most important key capability is the initiatives taken and how well educated they are in terms of the company’s content.’

‘The team consists of well educated attorneys with very good working knowledge on the practice’s area of expertise.’

‘The individuals I have worked with have a very hands on approach, they are diligent and meticulous and make an honest effort to meet their clients’ needs and requests.’

‘The firm is very well structured, they are reliable, they work very well together as a team and they never miss a dead line, a keen problem we faced with other legal firms. Their legal texts are well written and legally sound.’

‘The firm’s associates are very well educated and very well trained in all aspects of litigation and they act without delays and wasting precious legal time.’

Key clients

PETROS PETROPOULOS S.A.

WATT & VOLT S.A.

ROCK 24 S.A.

PAPPAS ELEVATORS S.A.

DOUKAS SCHOOL S.A.

ELSA SILGAN S.A.

OLYMPIA GROUP S.A.

HELLAS CAPITAL LEASING S.A.

ALPHA BANK

Sioufas and Associates Law Firm, was established in 1999 and has been incorporated as a Greek Law Firm by our partners, Mr. George D. Sioufas  and Mr. Marios D. Sioufas.

Our law firm has been providing legal services to all major Greek financial institutions, servicers and foreign investment funds and has been widely acknowledged by all Greek banks as a leading law firm in the banking law sector. We provide legal advice on banking law, due diligence services on NPL portfolios, and specialized services of added value (i.e. property title checks, monitoring third party auctions, post auction legal services, legal indexing, review of legal representations etc). Furthermore, our specialized banking law litigation team represents financial institutions in both out of court and court dispute resolution cases.

Sioufas and Associates Law Firm’s dispute litigation team is currently handling numerous litigation cases per month, representing more than  400 corporate clients, from all areas of businesses.

Our law firm has offices in the three biggest cities in Greece (Athens, Thessaloniki and Patra) and maintains  an extensive network of collaborating lawyers, bailiffs and notaries with high business ethics and academic knowledge  in order to provide our clients with personalized and high quality legal services, all over Greece.

Our Corporate and IP Law departments have demonstrated a substantial growth of business within the last 10 years, establishing long lasting business relationships. Our specialized lawyers support our clients with commercial advice on all necessary aspects of business and on their relationships with customers and suppliers, drafting commercial agreements and advising on intellectual property, branding, data protection, corporate legal matters and commercial litigation.

Our Law Firm uses  high technology software and applications which along with  modern management practices, support our lawyers  and offer them the necessary tools to be able to work effectively and promptly in a large number of assignments.

Sioufas and Associates Law Firm’s competitive advantage is its ability to provide tailor-made legal solutions and comprehensive advice to our clients, to maintain steadily, effective and frequent communication with them, while being able to successfully handle numerous  legal cases everywhere in Greece.

Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual Property Marios Sioufas trademarks@sioufaslaw.gr +30 213 0393505
Commercial, Corporate and M&A Ioanna Rapsomaniki info@sioufaslaw.gr +30 213 0393560
Real estate and Construction Neoklis Neokleous info@sioufaslaw.gr +30 210 3673096
Restructuring, Insolvency and Forced Execution Olga Eftychidou info@sioufaslaw.gr +30 213 0393505
Dispute Resolution Marios Sioufas info@sioufaslaw.gr +30 213 0393505
Banking & Finance Olga Eftychidou info@sioufawlaw.gr +30 213 0393505
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Olga Eftychidou  photo Mrs Olga Eftychidou
Dr Nikolaos Katiforis  photo Dr Nikolaos Katiforis
Mr Konstantinos Konstantellos  photo Mr Konstantinos Konstantellos
Mrs Christina Kougia  photo Mrs Christina Kougia
Mrs Ioanna Rapsomaniki  photo Mrs Ioanna Rapsomaniki
Mr Marios Sioufas  photo Mr Marios Sioufas
Mr George Sioufas  photo Mr George Sioufas
Greek
English (fluent)
French
Spanish
German
Romanian
Athens Bar Association
AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers
The Legal 500
Hellenic Association of Law Firms

The team:

Sioufas & Associates Law Firm has offices in three major cities of Greece (Athens, Patra and Thessaloniki) and in Romania (Bucharest). In 2020, a Sioufas & Associates representative office will begin its operations in Singapore. It has a diverse team of multi-disciplined lawyers with an international background having studied and worked in various countries, including:

  • United Kingdom
  • Romania
  • France
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Algeria

Most of the lawyers of our team are multilingual. Our team as a whole speaks a range of languages, including Greek, Romanian, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Turkish and Farsi.

The clients:

Sioufas & Associates Law Firm has long-term collaborations with more than 140 companies and financial institutions, many of which are affiliated companies of multinational groups.

The network:

Sioufas & Associates Law Firm is a member of the Athens Bar Association, the Association of Greek Law Firms, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), while maintaining close business relationships with law firms in China, India and Europe.


At Sioufas and Associates Law Firm we truly believe that diversity is a direct route to excellence. Our solid team of attorneys’ provide a diverse approach to any case assigned. Their international education and experience in all fields of law supports such fact. All members of the Firm are continuously educated on a non-stop basis in legal and business issues, thereby providing a holistic view in complex matters.

In our law firm we apply a non-discriminatory and equal opportunities policy to recruitment and evaluation procedures. Female representation in our firm is higher than 70% in all departments.

Inclusion and personal development of our younger lawyers is a core value for our law firm. We support young professionals by offering them the opportunity to develop their professional and interpersonal skills allocating personal responsibility of legal case handling, under the mentorship of senior associates.

At Sioufas & Associates, we give emphasis to our social responsibility actions such us:

  • Organizing blood donations on a case by case basis for our employees and their families, to whom we also provide private health insurance.
  • Providing Financial donations and goods to philanthropic institutions such as “Kivotos tou Kosmou” (2019), “Social Support” (2018), “O kalos Samareitis” (2017), “Nektar Agapis” (2017) and to special causes funds such as for the support of the victims of the wild fire in the area of Mati, Attika (2018).

Marios Sioufas, Deputy Managing Director

Deputy Managing Director, Marios Sioufas explains the vision and challenges that the firm will face in 2020 and how the managing team will address them.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Sioufas & Associates Law Firm, from your competitors?

Sioufas & Associates Law Firm has been providing, since its establishment, legal services to Multinational entities, Greek companies and the Greek systemic Banks. Therefore it has established an extensive expertise on most Law fields. Our dispute resolution and out of court mediation departments have been developing extremely well, both in the amount of cases and recovered fees. The first reason, our Law Firm managed to be positioned and recognized as a leading Law Firm in banking law is our in-depth knowledge and effectiveness. On the same coin, our vast investments into new technologies and integrated management systems enabled us to manage centrally numerous legal cases, monitor performance and ensure provision of top quality legal services along with accurate and rapid reporting.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

Our Law Firm advises investors in connection with the acquisition and restructuring of non-performing loans (NPL’s). We expect securitizations to continue to play a critical role in the Greek NPL market. All Greek systemic Banks will try to reduce their NPE stock by 2021 by an average of around 20%. The Bank of Greece and the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund have publicly presented a solution combining securitization with state subsidy. In this context, we expect to continue to develop our banking law departments adding new tools and legal services in connection with NPL dispute and out of court resolution.

At the same time, we believe that restructuring business bad debt, will allow in the long-term the Greek economy to grow and help our corporate clients to rebalance their businesses towards export-oriented sectors and the Greek banks to focus on the new technological challenges ahead, including Fintech, Blockchain and the digital transformation of payment systems and subsequently this will pave the way for expansion of our legal services to this effect.

An additional sector we expect to continue to develop in Greece is the Real Estate sector. Our law firm has been advising foreign and domestic investors in the acquisition of real estate assets. Through our interdisciplinary approach, our teams of multi-lingual lawyers provide holistic legal solutions to our clients in relation to both property titles and corporations’ legal due diligence (for asset and share transactions), drafting of services agreements (i.e. construction, renovation, lease, allotment etc.), the establishment of SVPs, legal opinions on regulatory issues etc.

Additionally, we expect more big investments projects to take place in the next twelve months also in the energy sector. The Greek Banks are actively looking to finance Renewable Energy Projects and so thorough due diligence, prudent development and project bankability are key. Greece also expands its interconnected network with new cables connecting Crete and the Cyclades islands.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

In our Law Firm, we always inquire what more we can offer to our clients. The affirmation of our dedication to constantly improve our legal services is expressed on our established procedures to perform annually customer and employees’ satisfaction surveys. We try to always maintain feedback on our services, organize face to face meetings with our clients and continuously report back on cases.

We strongly value the importance of client relationships. In order to serve our clients’ needs, we try to understand their business strategy and goals providing them with tailored-made and cost-effective legal solutions.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Sioufas & Associates takes pride in the active development of platforms and tools enhancing the client experience and driving down costs on more standardized projects and legal assignments. Our Law Firm collaborates with renowned international IT firms that provide software solutions in relation to data security and automation of data filing, using A.I. technology. Our data management platforms help us to provide our clients with accurate and fast reporting, accompanied with visual data presentations in order for them to better evaluate case trends, forecast their outcome and take their business decisions in connection with their legal cases, based on data evaluation.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

Our legal services are primarily channeled to the legal recoveries and collection of loan and corporate claims. Through our long professional experience in this field, we have acquired high expertise and we have a team of professionals with high negotiation skills who are able to help our clients regain their claims. The challenge for any Greek law firm is not only to achieve a court decision in favor of its clients, which can be a long process, but to provide results on terms of claim recovery quickly and in cost-effective ways. In this context, we add value to our clients’ business by bringing them cash flow through a systematic out of court handling of legal recoveries and collections.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

I strongly believe that businesses and employees are more than never attracted to purpose. We built our law firm around a set of values that we share among ourselves and also with our long term clients that is kindness, respect for all, truthfulness and serving people in need.

Stability and business continuity is one of the core concerns for our law firm. We seek to guarantee a balanced, positive and productive professional environment for our team of lawyers, to attract and retain talents and establish a broad and diversified network of clients. Being able to affect positively with our legal expertise and experience the banking, energy and trade sector is how we envision our firm in the next three years.