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POTAMITISVEKRIS

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One of the largest, full-service law firms in Greece. Among all Greek law firms, POTAMITISVEKRIS has the highest and more numerous rankings in all major legal directories and was awarded by Chambers Europe as “Greece Law Firm of the Year” in 2021, 2020, 2014 and 2012
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Firm Details

Managing Partner: Stathis Potamitis

Number of partners: 11

Number of lawyers: 63

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


Firm Overview

POTAMITISVEKRIS is one of Greece’s largest full-service law firms, with a leading presence in key market sectors and practice areas. The firm’s team has established a reputation for quality, innovation, commitment and enthusiasm, and the firm is committed to providing the best possible Greek legal service. The firm’s success is evidenced by its recognition as “Greece Law Firm of the Year” in 2012, 2014, 2020 & 2021 by Chambers Europe and its placements within the top tiers by all legal directories. We follow a globally recognised approach for our Quality Management System and are certified under ISO 9001:2015 by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.


Main Areas of Practice

■ Banking & Finance/Capital Markets

■ M&A, Commercial

■ Civil, Criminal Litigation & Arbitration

■ Employment

■ Project Finance & Energy

■ EU, Competition & Antitrust

■ Insolvency

■ Intellectual Property

■ Real Estate

■ Tax

■ Privatisation


Practice Areas and Offices

Banking & Finance / Capital Markets:

POTAMITISVEKRIS’ banking team has a successful track record of advising on some of the most innovative transactions in the market. The firm’s services range from the establishment of banking activities and qualifying holding acquisitions and banking M&A and compliance, to traditional banking, financing and restructuring of loans. POTAMITISVEKRIS also advises on the entire spectrum of capital markets (tender offers, securities listings, investment services, fund management). The firm’s clients include Greek and foreign commercial and investment banking institutions, institutional lenders and investors, private equity funds, hedge funds, strategic buyers, borrowers and issuers of securities.

Contact: George Bersis

Email: [email protected]


M&A / Commercial:

POTAMITISVEKRIS’ mergers & acquisitions practice has led to numerous outward and inward investment transactions, privatisations, and domestic reorganisations. The firm has a leading role in the context of several significant transactions that have had a lasting effect on the market, advising buyers, sellers, and State entities. POTAMITISVEKRIS can add significant value to transactions through its collaborative approach starting from the early stages, through contributions to structuring, planning, investigating, implementing, and protecting the terms of corporate transactions. 

M&A Contact: Vassilis Stergiou

Email: [email protected]

Commercial Contact: Alexandros Kortesis

Email: [email protected]


Civil, Criminal Litigation & Arbitration:

POTAMITISVEKRIS acts on all types of litigation, ranging from simple proceedings such as applications for payment orders to complex, cross-border litigation involving appeals to the highest Courts and Arbitration. The firm’s efficient white-collar crime team focuses on criminal cases of breach of trust, fraud, anti-money laundering practices, tax offences, and legislation violations; to defend its clients the team relies on its competence in criminal law and its expertise in the corresponding areas of business law. The firm’s clients are local and overseas companies and individuals for whom it tries to elaborate the best legal solutions considering their business needs and strategy 

Contact: Konstantinos P Papadiamantis

Email: [email protected]


Employment:

POTAMITISVEKRIS’ employment practice advises companies on all employment issues relating to individual or collective labour relations. It represents clients before employment tribunals, civil and criminal Courts, labour authorities, and social security committees. Moreover, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm advises companies on a day-to-day basis and upon particular request to help businesses affected while preventing dismissals during the adopted measures.

Contact: Alexios Papastavrou

Email: [email protected]


Project Finance & Energy:

POTAMITISVEKRIS has established an impressive track record of advising lenders, sponsors, and contractors on large and complex project finance transactions, including motorways, thermal and renewable electricity generation, marinas, large-scale commercial real estate, hospitality, waste management, and PPPs. The firm’s project finance team is well-positioned to structure, document, and lead transactions from start to finish, whether on the lenders’ side or on the sponsors’ or contractors’ side. The energy practice supplements the firm’s project finance practice with enhanced knowledge of the applicable regulatory and environmental framework. POTAMITISVEKRIS advises on all aspects of energy law, providing domestic and international clients with relevant legal services in the context of due diligence review and acquisitions, non-recourse financing of energy projects, and oil and gas projects.

Contact: Euripides loannou

Email: [email protected]


EU, Competition & Antitrust:

POTAMITISVEKRIS’ EU & Competition practice has the resources and expertise to advise on the complicated issues arising in this sector. The firm has extensive experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional filings and dealing with the EU Commission. The firm’s services include the preparation of antitrust guidelines, the provision of employee training, the performance of due diligence and the conduct of mock dawn raids both in Greece and abroad. By providing proactive services to its clients, POTAMITISVEKRIS aims to protect them from future antitrust risk and to reduce their management time and costs.

Contact: Dimitris Loukas

Email: [email protected]


Insolvency & Restructuring:

POTAMITISVEKRIS’ insolvency & restructuring practice counsels both credit institutions and potential investors on how to deal with NPLs. The firm advises debtors, creditors, and other stakeholders, on how to restructure their debt, rehabilitate troubled companies, and secure judicial ratification of agreements, and protect themselves from civil and criminal liability. POTAMITISVEKRIS contributes to efforts to substantially reform bankruptcy laws and cooperate with prominent international organizations of insolvency practitioners, such as INSOL International/Europe, and the International Insolvency Institute.

Contact: Stathis Potamitis

Email: [email protected]


Intellectual Property:

POTAMITISVEKRIS intellectual property practice provides business-oriented assistance and advice in protecting and managing IP rights. The firm provides a full range of trademark, copyright, and patent advice, including litigation and enforcement. POTAMITISVEKRIS also advises at every step of a brand’s evolution and provide a one-stop-shop for all legal requirements, including the clearance, prosecution, enforcement, and exploitation of trademarks and IP rights at a national and international level. 

Contact: Xenophon Paparrigopoulos

Email: [email protected]


Real Estate:

POTAMITISVEKRIS’ real estate team represents developers, lenders, private equity funds, local and international investors, including REITs, and the Greek State in the context of privatisations. POTAMITISVEKRIS advises clients on complex issues, including acquisitions, disposals, due diligence, development, planning, projects, and construction. The firm also acts on financings, including senior, mezzanine, and preferred equity financings, as well as loan workouts, restructurings, joint ventures, and complex real estate M&As.

Contact_1: George Bersis

Email: [email protected]

Contact_2: Theologos Mintzas

Email: [email protected]


Tax:

POTAMITISVEKRIS’ tax practice’s client base is made up of multinational public corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, and high-net-worth individuals. It offers a tailored service in a contentious and advisory capacity. The firm represents clients in tax audits and disputes with the Greek tax authorities and advises the banking industry on tax issues arising from restructurings and reorganisations.

Contact: Aspasia Malliou

Email: [email protected]


Privatisations:

Privatisation is another area in which POTAMITISVEKRIS has advised on major transactions, playing a lead role in implementing innovative structures. The firm advises Government entities, potential buyers and State-owned companies undergoing privatisation. POTAMITISVEKRIS also advises creditors, for the most part banks, and debtors or their significant stakeholders in the reorganization of troubled entities. POTAMITISVEKRIS has always been an active supporter of the Greek privatisation efforts. During the establishment of the Hellenic Asset Privatization Fund (HRADF) in 2010, the firm decided to actively support the fund in its first steps and projects. It has since worked on several transactions representing either HRADF or purchasers (and occasionally target companies) and has gained unrivaled expertise in the privatisation process.

Contact: Theologos Mintzas

Email: [email protected]

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Banking & Finance
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Competition/European Law
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Corporate/Commercial
Band 1
Dispute Resolution
Band 2
Employment
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Euripides Ioannou
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George Bersis
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Stathis Potamitis
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Competition/European Law


Dimitris Loukas
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Xenophon Paparrigopoulos
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George Bersis
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George BersisBanking & Finance
Stathis PotamitisBanking & Finance
Dimitris LoukasCompetition/European Law
Stathis PotamitisCorporate/Commercial
Konstantinos PapadiamantisDispute Resolution
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Euripides IoannouBanking & Finance
Xenophon PaparrigopoulosCompetition/European Law
George BersisCorporate/Commercial
George BersisReal Estate
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Konstantinos PapadiamantisWhite-Collar Crime
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