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Sarantitis Law Firm

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Managing Partner: Dorotheos Samoladas
Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 21
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Sarantitis is one of the leading business law firms in Greece, representing Greek and foreign corporate clients, financial institutions and individual clients, in complex commercial transactions, as well as in all types of litigation before Greek courts and arbitration tribunals.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
Corporate & M&A
Dispute Resolution
EU & Competition
Employment
Energy
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Projects & Privatisation
Real Estate & Construction
Shipping Finance Shipping Litigation
TMT
Tax

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
Sarantitis has been involved in this field of law, since the ‘70s, when it established, in Greece, NatWest Bank (remaining the exclusive local counsels until the year 2000, when NatWest sold its Greek operations).
Key Clients include HSBC Greece, HSBC Private Bank Swiss and UBS. Team headed by Alexandros Metaxas. Capital Markets law practice is headed by Natassa Stamou.
Contact: Alexandros Metaxas
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dolly Kostara
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Natassa Stamou
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
A significant highlight, is advising the Greek multinational industrial Group M.J. Maillis S.A. on all aspects, including designing and implementing M&A and other commercial transactions, in more than ten foreign jurisdictions. Recently, Sarantitis advised a group of investors that acquired 49% of AVIS Greece, from Piraeus Bank, as well as on an equity investment, in one of the biggest Casinos in Greece. Another example of the firm’s clients, is the two Greek subsidiaries of the multinational telecommunications group PCCW Global. Team headed by Dorotheos Samoladas.
Contact: Dorotheos Samoladas
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alexandros Metaxas
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
The firm constantly represents HSBC Bank Plc (Athens) and HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) S.A. in major litigation matters in Greece, including disputes regarding investments in sophisticated financial products. Sarantitis also represents a group of the biggest insurance companies of Europe—including Allianz—in a lawsuit of more than 180 million Euros value and one of the major US corporations, in a litigation with a $150 million euros value. Team headed by Theodora Monochartzis.
Contact: Theodora Monochartzis
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alexandros Metaxas
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Leonidas Panagopoulos
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
The firm recently advised Iberostar, Chinese Shanghai Chint Power Systems Co Ltd and ZIM (leading enterprise in the global container shipping industry). The M.J. Maillis Group is a major client.
Contact: Terina Raptis
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Theodora Monochartzis
Email: [email protected]

Energy:
In 2016 Sarantitis advised TERNA SpA, in for the acquisition of a 24% stake in the Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE). Other notable clients: Sorgenia SpA, EDL (UK), Alpiq Group, the Union of major Electricity Traders in Greece. Team is headed by Theodora Monochartzis.
Contact: Theodora Monochartzis
Email: [email protected]

EU & Competition:
Highly experienced in a wide range of competition and merger control cases, Hellenic Competition Commission proceedings and in advising on the conformity of horizontal, vertical and special regime agreements with Greek and EU competition law, the firm recently advised Roche Diagnostics SA and MJ Maillis SA.
Contact: Terina Raptis
Email: [email protected]

Insurance:
Sarantitis has advised clients on regulatory compliance and M&A transactions in the insurance industry.
Contact: Dionyssia Gamvrakis
Email: [email protected]

Projects & Privatisation:
Sarantitis recently advised TERNA SpA Italia, in the bidding process for one of the major privatisations, which was the sale of the Greek Operator for the Hellenic Electricity Transmission System, the ‘Independent Power Transmission Operator S.A.’ (ΑΔΜΗΕ). In recent years, the firm also advised a client on two significant privatisations: the sale of a stake in dairy company Dodoni, and of a 83% shareholding in Hellenic Sugar Industry.
Contact: Dorotheos Samoladas
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alexandros Metaxas
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
Sarantitis is active in the area of real estate law, while recently represented a client in an €8m dispute over the construction of a shopping mall. Partner Alexandros Athanassiou is heading the practice.
Contact: Alexandros Athanassiou
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dorotheos Samoladas
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Nancy Gamvraki
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring / Insolvency:
Highlights include advising the Maillis Group on its EUR280 million financial restructuring in 2011 and on a new debt restructuring, with a financial investor, in June 2014, which included implementation in more than ten different jurisdictions. In 2014-15 the firm advised on the pre-pack financial restructuring of the Casino of Rhodes, and in 2017, it advised on the pre-pack debt restructuring (€148 million) in respect of the Loutraki Casino. Furthermore it has advised one of the major Greek Banks on the review of 150 NPEs of corporate debtors, in the hotel and leisure sector etc. Team headed by Dorotheos Samoladas.
Contact: Dorotheos Samoladas
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Antonis Katsigiannis
Email: [email protected]

Shipping Finance:
The firm has a track record representing ship owning companies and financial institutions in syndicated lending, acquisition of second hand and newbuilding vessels, capital market products, loan restructurings and shipping workouts. It recently advised a major international bank on shipping loans totalling over $208 million. Sarantitis also advised HSBC for the transfer of its Piraeus shipping loan portfolio to the UK office. In 2017, Sarantitis advised the owners of a major Greek shipping group, in establishing a new bulk carrier operation and in acquiring a number of bulk-carriers for the new fleet.
Contact: Eleni Papakosta
Email: [email protected]
Contact: George Dedes
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
Sarantitis was recently involved in several significant taxrelated criminal investigations. The firm also represented Alpiq in a €8.5 million tax case against the state. Dionysia Gamvrakis heads the team.
Contact: Dionyssia Gamvrakis
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Gregory Vlachos
Email: [email protected]