Firm Profile > Norton Rose Fulbright > Piraeus , Greece

Norton Rose Fulbright
185 37 PIRAEUS

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright's 'very constructive' team of banking lawyers is 'always available to respond, support and provide for clients on complex matters', and its 'vast experience across the market gives it in-depth knowledge of market developments'. Clients also appreciate that the team's 'experience and know-how doesn't lie with one partner, but is evident across their staff'. The, which is led by Dimitri Sofianopoulos, handles English and Greek law advice to both borrowers and bankers. Other key names include Yianni Cheilas and Vassilis Koroxenidis.

Energy Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright has 'vast experience in the sector and an ability to follow up all developments'. Clients also appreciate the team's 'outstanding due diligence work' and how it 'proactively informs clients on legal developments not yet on their radars'. Practice head Dimitris Assimakis is 'acknowledged in the market as one of the best for energy project finance'. The firm is especially noted for its advice to lenders.

Projects and privatisation Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright is 'always up to date and ready to drive our focus on what really matters', and is credited for its 'outstanding skills in managing the process'. In the past year the firm has been involved in several major renewables deals. Dimitris Assimakis is 'great value', while Vassilis Koroxenidis and Elena Tsohou are both leading players in the market.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright acts for an impressive range of major banks and corporates. Practice head Yianni Cheilas and Vassilis Koroxenidis are highly recommended.

Shipping finance Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright boasts some of the best-known lawyers in the field, including office head Dimitri Sofianopoulos and banking partner Yianni Cheilas. The firm acts for both borrowers and lenders.

Shipping litigation Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright has a 'down to earth' and 'friendly' team, which is praised for its 'quick responses'. Esteemed partner John Liberopoulos leads the group, which handles the full range of matters, including admiralty claims, charterparty and shipbuilding disputes.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright is rare among Athens-based international firms, in that it extends beyond the maritime sector and is a significant player on the corporate scene, advising on English and Greek law. Elena Tsohou heads the highly-respected team, which includes energy expert Dimitris AssimakisVassilis Koroxenidis, and managing partner Dimitri Sofianopoulos. Energy is one particularly strong sector.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright 'differs from its peers with its exceptional due diligence capacity' while bringing the benefit of 'an internationally established legal firm'. Elena Tsohou heads the high-quality team.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright has a good track record advising banks and international companies on their cross-border disputes. The firm is particularly strong in shipping litigation, in which John Liberopoulos enjoys an excellent reputation.

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

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+
Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : Athens
Other offices : Austin
Other offices : Bahrain
Other offices : Bangkok
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Bogotá
Other offices : Brisbane
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Calgary
Other offices : Canberra
Other offices : Cape Town
Other offices : Caracas
Other offices : Casablanca
Other offices : Dallas
Other offices : Dar es Salaam
Other offices : Denver
Other offices : Dubai
Other offices : Durban
Other offices : Frankfurt
Other offices : Hamburg
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : Houston
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia)
Other offices : Johannesburg
Other offices : London
Other offices : Los Angeles
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Melbourne
Other offices : Mexico City
Other offices : Milan
Other offices : Minneapolis
Other offices : Monaco
Other offices : Montréal
Other offices : Moscow
Other offices : Munich
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Ottawa
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Perth
Other offices : Port Moresby
Other offices : Québec
Other offices : Rio de Janeiro
Other offices : Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm)
Other offices : San Antonio
Other offices : San Francisco
Other offices : São Paulo
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : St Louis
Other offices : Sydney
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Toronto
Other offices : Vancouver
Other offices : Warsaw
Other offices : Washington, DC
Other offices : In Africa, it has alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe.