Norton Rose Fulbright > Athens, Greece > Firm Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright
BUILDING K1, 1 PALEA LEOFOROS POSIDONOS & 3 MORAITINI STREET
175 01 DELTA PALAIO FALIRO
ATHENS
Greece

Greece > Shipping finance Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright advises on the full range of shipping transactions, financings and disputes at a local and international level for notable clients such as HSBC. Its areas of work include marine casualties, dispute resolution and ship building, among others. The team is led by the recently appointed Yianni Cheilas, who has considerable expertise in a broad range of finance transactions, including international transactions, alongside further matters such as bond issues.

Practice head(s):

Yianni Cheilas

Other key lawyers:

Dimitris Sofianopolous; Evi Platsidaki

Key clients

Alpha Bank A.E.

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Piraeus Bank A.E.

ING Bank N.V.

HSBC Bank plc

DVB Bank SE

Nordea Bank Finland plc

National Bank of Greece S.A.

Eurobank Ergasias S.A.

Credit Suisse AG

Citigroup

Bank of America Merill Lynch

Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V.

National Australia Bank

Korean Development Bank

Work highlights

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright has experience in structuring complex, often domestic and cross-border, financings, as well as a range of transactional and strategic banking work. The firm’s work is expansive and varied, some of which involve asset finance, real estate finance and risk management. Its client list includes financial institutions and corporations across a variety of industry sectors. The team is led by Dimitri Sofianopoulos, who focuses on asset finance, commercial contract negotiations and international capital markets mandates.

Practice head(s):

Dimitri Sofianopolous

Other key lawyers:

Yianni Cheilas; Vassilis Koroxenidis; Dimitris Rampos; Georgios Palogos; Sergios Karotsieris

Testimonials

‘Delivery of great results in an efficient way.’

‘Vassilis Koroxenidis, Dimitris Rambos and Sergios Karotsieris are high standard professionals with in-depth knowledge of the banking and corporate issues. Their ability to think outside the box makes them unique in the market.’

‘An excellent team.’

Key clients

Alpha Bank A.E.

Elpedison S.A.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Eurobank Ergasias S.A.

European Investment Bank

National Bank of Greece S.A.

Piraeus Bank S.A.

PPC Renewables S.A.

Citigroup

DNB NOR Bank

Nordea Bank Finland plc

Deutsche Bank

KfW

ING Bank N.V.

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

The practice at Norton Rose Fulbright advises both domestic and international clients in diverse industry sectors on M&A and corporate transactions and investment activities. Working closely with partner offices in other countries, the team frequently advises on international matters, especially those that span English and Greek jurisdictions. With clients in the energy, insurance, and financial sectors in particular, the practice increasingly advises renewable energy clients on M&A and joint ventures, while also handling loan portfolios and securitisations. The practice is co-led by Vassilis Koroxenidis, whose expertise lies in finance-heavy transactional work, and Elena Tsohou, who actively advises clients on cross-border M&A and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Elena Tsohou; Vassilis Koroxenidis

Other key lawyers:

Nikos Anagnostopoulos; Christina Korinthios; Dimitrios Rampos

Testimonials

‘We have been impressed by the timeliness of the NRF team’s responses.’

‘Christina Korinthios has been particularly involved in our work and particularly responsive and engaged when we have needed support.’

‘Dimitrios Rampos was incredibly dedicated, engaged, flexible in their manner of working and attentive to our needs as a client. It was a pleasure to work with an outfit that was so well staffed, switched-on and knowledgeable – I have not come across the likes in Greece elsewhere.’

Key clients

RWE Renewables GmbH

National Bank of Greece, Alpha Bank, Cepal, doValue, Eurobank, Piraeus Bank and QQuant

Piraeus Bank

Neuraxpharm Arzneimittel GmBH

Copelouzos Group

Blantyre Capital Limited

RWE Renewables Hellas S.A.

Bausch Health Group

Massar Investments LLC

EllisDon Corporation

H.I.G. Capital

OX2 AB

Work highlights

Greece > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Greece > Shipping litigation Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright's areas of work include marine casualties, dispute resolution, ship building and outsourcing. The team has a strong client list, including Arcadia Shipmanagement SA, as well as recent addition AB Maritime Inc. The team is led by the experienced Dimitri Sofianopoulos alongside John Liberopoulos, who has considerable experience of areas such as charterparty and commodity disputes, as well as ship sale and purchase and shipbuilding litigation.

Practice head(s):

Dimitri Sofianopoulos; John Liberopolous

Other key lawyers:

John Agapitos

Key clients

Safe Bulkers Inc.

Alassia NewShips Management Inc.

Cromar Insurance Brokers Ltd

Safety Management Overseas AS

International Trade SA

Skandinaviska Enskilda Bank (AB)

AB Maritime Inc.

Technomar Shipping Inc

Goldenport Shipmanagement Ltd.

Cymona Maritime Holdings Inc.

Byzantine Maritime Corp.

Arcadia Shipmanagement SA

Atlas Maritime Inc.

International Trade SA

Work highlights

Greece > Energy Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright offers a wide range of advisory services as well as long-standing experience in all areas of energy law. The firm regularly advises utilities, financial institutions, manufacturers, and investors in the structuring and M&A components of energy transactions, as well as project finance matters. The practice is highlighted for its cross-border capabilities and is led by Elena Tsohou . The team has been strengthened by the recent addition of Vicky Zampaza and Vaia Karathodorou , who have years of experience in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Elena Tsohou

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘NRF has an exceptional project finance team that is able to structure and navigate through complex projects with simple solutions.’

‘Dimitris Rampos is a highly respected lawyer that both sponsors and lenders trust in terms of his integrity, competence and experience.’

‘Understanding of client’s needs, punctuality, diligence, experience.’

‘Availability, precision.’

 

Key clients

Alpha Bank

Elpedison

Eurobank Ergasias

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Hellenic Republic (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment and Energy)

National Bank of Greece

Piraeus Bank

Public Power Corporation

Shell

Tokio Marine Kiln

Work highlights

Greece > Projects and privatisation Tier 3

Greece > Real estate and construction Tier 3

International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright primarily assists multinational clients and high net worth individuals, advising on real estate investments, financings and acquisitions. Key areas of expertise include land acquisitions for renewable energy developments and luxury property transactions. Elena Tsohou, a corporate and banking lawyer with experience in the energy and utilities field, leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Elena Tsohou

Other key lawyers:

Vassilis Koroxenidis; Dimitris Rampos; Nikos Anagnostopoulos-Gioussas

Key clients

RWE Renewables

National Bank of Greece

Bank Leumi (UK) Ltd.

Terna Energy

Voltalia Hellas

OX2 S.A.

Macedonian Hotels S.A.

Mr. Thrasyvoulos Makios

Greece > Dispute resolution

Norton Rose Fulbright’s dispute resolution and litigation team handles a full range of disputes across industry sectors, including financial services and energy. Its areas of work include alternative dispute resolution and debt recovery. John Liberopoulos focuses on shipping and general commercial litigation, while Vassilis Koroxenidis is experienced across a range of sectors, including shipping.

Practice head(s):

John Liberopoulos; Vassilis Koroxenidis

Other key lawyers:

Dimitris Rampos

Testimonials

‘Dimitris Rampos is hard working, approachable and provides solid advice’

‘Open discussion with the representatives from the firm. They do not always have the same view of the dilemma or solution but in the end, they have a solid unanimous recommendation on the way forward.’

‘They have a genuine interest in the individuals around the table as well as the dilemma that needs to be solved.’

Key clients

FBN Bank of UK Limited

Arcadia Shipmanagement SA

Atlas Maritime Inc.

Safe Bulkers Inc.

Alassia NewShips Management Inc.

Cromar Insurance Brokers Ltd

Safety Management Overseas AS

AB Maritime Inc.

International Trade SA

Skandinaviska Enskilda Bank (AB)

Technomar Shipping Inc

Goldenport Shipmanagement Ltd.

Cymona Maritime Holdings Inc.

Byzantine Maritime Corp.

Sovel S.A.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing

Hiring a significant team from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in April 2023, the Atlanta-based tech and commercial transactions group at Norton Rose Fulbright undertakes customer-side infrastructure modernization and digitalization mandates for insurance and pharma companies as well as consulting organizations. Georgia-stationed duo Sean Christy and Chuck Hollis advise customer side and select provider side traditional and digital outsourcing matters across a number of sectors, including financial services, hospitality, consumer products, retail, manufacturing and healthcare. Derek Johnston is known for his expertise in the financial services industry, while counsels Tim Carlton and Michelle Meiselmann are key contacts, with the former working on outsourcing agreements in regulated industries, namely healthcare and financial services, and the latter experienced in dealing with both offshore and onshore outsourcing transactions, including application developments and maintenances.

Practice head(s):

Sean Christy; Chuck Hollis

Other key lawyers:

Charlene McHugh; Tim Carlton; Derek Johnston; Michelle Meiselman

Testimonials

‘Sean Cristy and Tim Carlton exhibit patient listening and provide solutions.’ 

Key clients

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Work highlights

  • Advised on the restructuring of Red Robin’s contract intake, negotiation, management, governance and administration processes and acted as outside counsel in its strategic outsourced services arrangements, along with its other general commercial contract arrangements.

The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. It provides the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. It has more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Areas of practice: Recognised for its industry focus, the firm is strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through its global risk advisory group, it leverages its industry experience with its knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide its clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever the firm is, it operates in accordance with its global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. It aims to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of its offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps co-ordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com/legal-notices.

Department Name Email Telephone
Financial institutions James Bateson
Energy Charles Whitney
Infrastructure, mining and commodities Dirk Trautmann
Transport Harry Theochari
Technology and innovation Sean Murphy
Life sciences and healthcare Huw Evans
Number of partners (worldwide) : 1,200+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide) : 3,000+
Total staff : 7,500+
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Other offices : In Africa, it has alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe.