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Koutalidis Law Firm

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We are an awarded top-tier law firm based in Athens, Greece. With a legacy originating back to 1930, we take pride in our local and international clientele, which includes Greek and international corporations, investment and commercial banks, financial institutions.
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Managing Partner: Nikos C. Koritsas

Number of partners: 12


Number of lawyers: 60

Languages: English, Greek, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Armenian.

Firm Overview:  

Koutalidis Law Firm, one of Greece's leading firms since 1930, has a robust reputation both locally and abroad as one of the foremost providers of legal services in Greece.

Recent awards include:

Top Tier Firm, Legal500, 2021

Leading Firm Global & Europe, Chambers & Partners, 2021

Top Tier Firm, IFLR1000, 2021

ITR 2021 as Tax Firm of the Year 2021

Main Areas of Practice:  

Banking and Finance & Restructuring:  

3 partners; 10 fee earners

Representation of:  

  • Alpha Bank S.A. on its second consecutive Euro 500 million Tier 2 bond issuance.
  • Alpha Services and Holdings S.A., the listed on ΑΤΗΕΧ parent entity of Alpha Bank SA, on its successful share capital increase of €800 million thru a combined offering of shares.
  • A syndicate of all Greek systemic banks and Attica Bank on the €1.085 and €175m syndicated bond loans to PPC

Contact: Nikos Koritsas – Effie Papoutsi

Tel: +30 210 360 7811


Email: [email protected][email protected]

M&A:  

3 partners; 10 fee earners

Representation of:  

  • United Group B.V. in its acquisition of WIND Hellas, one of Greece’s three mobile operators, with a total of 4.2 million users and revenues in excess of EUR 500 million annually.
  • Macquarie Group on the acquisition of a 49% ownership interest in the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO).
  • SouthBridge on the first investment concluded by its recently launched investment fund, SouthBridge Europe Mezzanine II SCA SICAR, in the company Biologiko Xorio, the Greek market leader in organic food products supply and distribution.
  • The sellers in connection with the sale and transfer of 44,9% of Skroutz S.A. which operates the leading comparison engine in Greece, to Saiga S.a.r.l, member of CVC

Contact: Katia Protopapa

Tel: +30 210 360 7811


Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:  

3 partners; 8 fee earners

Representation of:  

  • Eurobank Ergasias and Piraeus Bank on the €650mil. rights offering of Lamda Development
  • The four Greek systemic banks and Euroxx Securities on the public offering of a €320mil. bond loan issued by Lamda Development, both admitted to trading on the Athens Exchange. The proceeds will be used to finance part of the development of the landmark project at Athens’ former Hellinikon airport

Contact: Nikos Koritsas - Effie Papoutsi

Tel: +30 210 360 7811


Email: [email protected][email protected]

Project Finance:  

3 partners; 8 fee earners

Representation of:  

  • A syndicate of all Greek systemic banks on the extension of the term of the Airport Development Agreement entered into between the Hellenic Republic and Athens International Airport S.A.
  • Aktor Concessions S.A. and the Concessionaire on the concession of the Alimos Marina

Contact: Ioannis Kaptanis

Tel: +30 210 360 7811


Email: [email protected]

Arbitration and Litigation:  

3 partners; 8 fee earners

Representation of:  

  • A 14 regional airports Concessionaire (Fraport Greece), affiliate of Fraport AG, in ICC arbitration versus the Greek State due to lack of proper maintenance of the airports by the Greek State between the submission of the offers and the delivery of the airports to the Concessionaire and in ICC arbitration versus the Greek State in connection with the reconstruction of the Mykonos airport pavement
  • A motorway operator (Aegean Motorway S.A.) before the Greek courts of all instances for claims exceeding €20 million by bus companies, restaurants, and other claimants affected by a major rockfall and in ICC arbitration versus the Greek State in connection with the issuance of a tunnel operation permit

Contact: Gregory Logothetis

Tel: +30 210 360 7811  


Email: [email protected]

Energy Law:  

2 partners; 5 fee earners

Representation of:  

  • Advising various major investors for the development of RES projects with a total planned capacity of above 3GW
  • Advising various leading RES producers with respect to the management of their existing projects

Contact: Evans Courakis

Tel: +30 210 360 7811


Email: [email protected]

Tax:  

2 partners, 2 fee earners.

Representation of:  

  • The Joint Lead Managers represented by J.P. Morgan on the € 3 billion, 1.50 per cent., Notes issuance by the Hellenic Republic in June 2020
  • Alpha Bank on its landmark Euro 500 million Tier II subordinated bond under the EMTN Programme in February 2020

Contact: Dr. George Naskaris

Tel: +30 210 360 7811


Email: [email protected]

Privatisations & Major Public Works-Concessions:  

3 partners; 8 fee earners

Representation of: 

  • Aktor Concessions S.A. and the Concessionaire on the concession of the Alimos Marina
  • Fraport and Copelouzos consortium on the concession by the HRADF of the 14 regional airports
  • Aegean Motorway Group (members of which included Hochtief, Vinci and Ellaktor) and of the Concessionaire Aegean Motorway S.A. in the Maliakos Kleidi Motorway Concession

Contact: Nikos Koritsas – Ioannis Kaptanis

Tel: +30 210 360 7811


Email: [email protected][email protected]

Competition & State Aid:  

1 partner, 4 fee earners

Representation of:  

  • Hellenic Post S.A. on Antitrust and State aid issues arising out of the provision of both the Universal Postal Service (UPS) and commercial postal services
  • PPC Renewables S.A. on merger control and antitrust issues
  • Adidas Hellas S.A. on monitoring and safeguarding compliance of its distribution system and its e-commerce policy with antitrust rules

Contact: Katia Protopapa

Tel: +30 210 360 7811


Email: [email protected]

Global

This firm is also ranked in:

Europe 2022 High Net Worth 2021

Contributions

Total 5 contributions

Law and Practice

Digital Healthcare 2022 in Greece

Authors: Nikitas P. Fortsakis , Evangelos N. Courakis , Konstantinos Kritsotakis, Dimitrios Andriopoulos

Trends and Developments

Litigation 2022 in Greece

Authors: Gregory Logothetis, Ioannis Kaptanis, Manolis Kasotakis, Maria Petropoulou

Trends and Developments

International Arbitration 2021 in Greece

Authors: Gregory Logothetis, Ioannis Kaptanis, Manolis Kasotakis, Athina Xynopoulou

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Greece

Banking & Finance
Band 2
Corporate/Commercial
Band 2
Dispute Resolution
Band 2
International & Cross-Border Capabilities
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Greece

Banking & Finance


Effie Papoutsi
Band 4
Nikos Koritsas
Eminent Practitioners

Corporate/Commercial


Nikos Koritsas
Eminent Practitioners

Dispute Resolution


Evangelos N Courakis
Band 4
Gregory P Logothetis
Band 1

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Eminent Practitioners
Nikos KoritsasBanking & Finance
Nikos KoritsasCorporate/Commercial
Band 1
Gregory P LogothetisDispute Resolution
Band 4
Effie PapoutsiBanking & Finance
Evangelos N CourakisDispute Resolution

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Greece

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