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Bernitsas Law

Banking & Finance

4 ranked lawyersBand 1GreeceEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Market-leading team assisting with cross-border finance transactions. Has experience in capital markets deals, including note and bond issuances and securitisations. Also advises on corporate lending to Greek companies and on the Greek aspects of pan-European finance deals. Boasts solid experience in syndicated loan transactions. Popular with both financial institutions and private companies for financial restructuring advice, as well as assisting with regulatory matters and issues pertaining to non-performing loan transactions.

Strengths

Sources praise the lawyers' strong technical knowledge and say that "they are user-friendly and responsive."

Another interviewee is impressed by the team's "depth of knowledge of the sector, extremely swift responses and client relationship management."

Work highlights

Acted for Olympic Commercial And Tourist Enterprises, a member of the Avis Group on its EUR250 million bond loan issuance for the refinancing of existing debt.

Notable practitioners

Athanasia Tsene earns excellent praise for her "vast knowledge and experience" in banking and finance matters. Her multifaceted practice encompasses ABS transactions, non-performing loan sales and structured finance deals. Sources find her to be "extremely reliable and responsive," with one client lauding her "great interpersonal skills."

Dionysis Flambouras assists loan servicers and other financial institutions with diverse topics. He has experience in acquisitions of NPL portfolios and on the issuer side of international bond offerings. According to a market source, he offers "deep knowledge" of the sector, in addition to being "always available and caring for his client."

Nikos Papachristopoulos centres his highly acclaimed finance practice on capital markets topics, such as bond and note issuances as well as delisting matters. A market commentator highlights his "extremely collaborative" approach and notes that "he knows the stock exchange rules inside out."

Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas maintains a strong reputation for his longstanding presence in the Greek market. He has experience in a plethora of banking and finance matters, with particular expertise in project finance topics.

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Overview

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

Our practice is one of the foremost in Greece with an expertise in both benchmark and
mainstream domestic and cross-border transactions. We act for all major international and domestic banks, investment firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, funds and public and private companies which do business in Greece, over the last three decades have
participated in most of the significant deals in Greece in terms of complexity and value and structured numerous pioneering transactions. We represent corporates, credit and financial institutions and the Hellenic Republic and have unrivalled experience in equity and debt
capital markets transactions across a variety of industry sectors.

Project Finance & PPPs

Our market leading practice has actedf in most major projects in Greece, including the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, Greek Motorways, and the pioneering Rion-Antirion Bridge and Athens Ring Road (Attiki Odos) projects, which opened the concessions market. We advise all market participants and count international financing institutions, major lending banks, commercial financiers, consortia, project sponsors, construction companies, bidders and contractors with an active presence in Greece among our clients.

We are specialized in: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Financial Services Regulation, Foreign Direct Investment, Restructuring & Insolvency, Securitisations, Project Finance and Public Private Partnerships.

Members

Bernitsas, Panayotis M (Head of Department)

Papachristopoulos, Nikos (Head of Department)

Fotopoulou, Sildia

Hatzigaki, Kelly

Karveli, Konstantina

Kontou, Sofia

Koutsiafti, Zoe

Krika, Maria

Krystallis, Fanis

Papakosta, Stella

Potamias, Yannis

Seiradakis, Yannis

Stazilova, Eleni

Industries

Industry Specialisations include financial, telecommunications, energy, gaming, utilities, pharmaceutical, food, retail.

Banking & Finance

Bernitsas Law

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Location

5, Lykavittou Street

Athens

Athens

Greece

GR-106 72

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 8 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Greece

Banking & Finance


Athanasia G Tsene
Band 1
Dionysis Flambouras
Star Associates
Nikos Papachristopoulos
Band 1
Panayotis M Bernitsas
Senior Statespeople