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Tsibanoulis & Partners Law Firm

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Managing Partner: Dr Dimitris G Tsibanoulis
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 19
Languages: Greek, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish

Firm Overview:
Tsibanoulis & Partners is a leading Greek law firm with an exceptional reputation in financial services, capital markets, banking and corporate law, as well as in real estate, energy and investment law. The firm’s lawyers work to the strictest professional and ethical standards, are multi-lingual and internationally trained. Most of them hold postgraduate qualifications from leading Greek, European and US Universities. Continuity of service and personal contact is the cornerstone of the firm’s offer, with advice which reflects both the reality of clients’ business environments and the need for timely and realistic solutions to the most difficult legal and business matters.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Company & Commercial
Corporate/M&A
Data Protection
Intellectual Property
Litigation & Mediation
Privatisation
Project Finance
Public & Administrative Law
Public Procurement
Real Estate

Banking & Finance:
3 partners; 4 associates
Provision of legal advice to:
■BNP Paribas Securities Services for several judicial and regulatory proceedings
■The Greek branch of the ProCredit Bank concerning financial law issues, banking contracts and the operation of the branch
■Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation, in relation to development of a Savings Bank Structure in Greece
■Aegean Baltic Bank, Pancretan Cooperative Bank, Chania Cooperative Bank, Praxia Bank, Cooperative Bank of Epirus on several banking law and corporate governance issues
■Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Development on the preparation of a draft law for the Hellenic Promotional/ Development Bank
■Cash Payment Solutions GmbH and Edenred Corporate Payment on payment services
Key Clients: BNP Paribas Securities Services, ProCredit Bank, Aegean Baltic Bank, Pancretan Cooperative Bank, Chania Cooperative Bank, Cooperative Bank of Epirus Cash Payment Solutions, Edenred, Savings Banks Foundation
Contact: Dr Dimitris Tsibanoulis
Tel: +30 21 036 75 100
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
3 partners, 4 associates
Provision of legal advice to:
■BNP Paribas Securities Services regarding investments under MiFID II and clearing and settlement of stockexchange transactions
■KAPPA Securities Ltd, EDEKT Asset Management SA, the sole Greek investment company entrusted by law to manage the portfolios of Greek social security funds, AXIA VENTURES GROUP Ltd, Pegasus Securities S.A., Triple A Experts Investment Corporation, EPIC Investment Corporation, Vie Finance Investment Corporation, on a regular basis on matters related to capital markets regulation, implementation of EU legislation (MiFID II), anti-money laundering procedures, drafting and reviewing of agreements with clients, internal policies and other day to day compliance support
■Eurobank Private Bank Luxembourg S.A. in relation to investment services matters
■Alpha Bank in relation to IPO issues and representation of the bank regarding regulatory issues
■Occupational Fund for the Employees of Insurance Undertakings, Mutual Service Fund of the Personnel of Ioniki – Laiki Bank and other Banks, Engineers and Public Works Contractors Fund on several organisational, investment law and corporate governance issues
Key Clients: BNP Paribas Securities Services, KAPPA Securities, Pegasus Securities SA Investment Firm, AXIA Ventures Group, EPIC Investment Firm, Solidus S.A., EDEKT Investment Firm, Vie Finance Investment Firm
Contact: Dr Dimitris Tsibanoulis / Emmanuel Komis / Anna Apostolaki
Tel: + 30 21 036 75 100
Email: [email protected]/[email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
3 partners, 4 associates
Provision of legal advice to:
■The Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations (HCAP) on issues of corporate law and corporate governance
■Pancretan Cooperative Bank, Chania Cooperative Bank, Epirus Cooperative Bank and Aegean Baltic Bank on several corporate and corporate governance issues
■IVF Athens Center in relation to corporate law matters
■ZuluTrade Group on the agreement for the sale of the remaining shares of the Zulu trade group
■Dias Payment Systems S.A. in relation to corporate governance and organisational and other compliance support
■COFACE S.A. on the establishment of a Greek insurance undertaking branch, as well as legal assistance covering a wide range of issues in connection with the branch’s operation
■TUI on corporate law and competition law issues regarding the acquisition of Hotel Companies
Key Clients: HCAP, Pancretan Cooperative Bank, Epirus Cooperative Bank, IVF Athens Center, Dias Payment Systems SA, Zulu Trade Group, Aegean Baltic Bank
Contact: Dr Dimitris Tsibanoulis / Anna Apostolaki
Tel: +30 21 036 75 100
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
1 partner, 2 associates
Provision of legal advice to:
■Starbucks Coffee Company for the management of the Greek trademark portfolio
■AIRBNB regarding trademark matters and portfolio in Greece, ranging from clearance searches to trademark advice and prosecution
■Imperial Tobacco for clearance searches and brand/ product launching strategy in Greece
■Phillips 66 Company in trademark oppositions against third party national trade mark filings in Greece
■AVIA International a complex, multi – jurisdictional dispute against a major Greek player in the oil industry
■Malibu Health Products regarding the international portfolio management and trade mark infringement disputes before civil and administrative courts, up to Supreme Court
■The major Spanish apparel group INDITEX for ZARA, OYSHO and MASSIMO DUTTI
■Kayak SA in relation to International trademark portfolio management and oppositions before the EUIPO
■Fleurop Interflora and Corning Incorporated (PYREX) in relation to domain name recovery actions
■Alticor Inc. in relation to Greek trademark portfolio management
Key Clients: Starbucks Coffee Company, AIRBNB, Imperial Tobacco, Phillips 66 Company, Imperial Tobacco, AVIA International, Malibu Health Products, INDITEX, Kayak SA, Fleurop Interflora, Corning Incorporated (PYREX), Alticor Inc.
Contact: Dr Marina Perraki
Tel: +30 21 036 75 100
Email: [email protected]

Privatisation - Concession:
2 partners, 4 associates
Provision of legal advice to:
■The Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA)
■Athens International Airport (AIA) on the extension of its concession agreement
■Sichuan Communications Investment Group Co.,Ltd, a major Chinese company regarding the concession of Egnatia Motorway
Key Clients: DESFA, Athens International Airport, Sichuan Communications Investment Group Co.,Ltd
Contact: Dr Dimitris Tsibanoulis / Anna Apostolaki
Tel: +30 21 036 75 100
Email: [email protected]/ [email protected]

Real Estate:
1 partner, 2 associates
Provision of legal advice to:
■The Ark of the World, a non-governmental organisation, in respect to purchases/leases of buildings and plots of land.
■High net individuals in respect to purchases and the respective issuance of residence permits
Key Clients: Ark of the World
Contact: Aristeidis Goulandris
Tel: +30 21 036 75 100
Email: [email protected]

Public & Administrative Law:
1 partner, 1 associate
Provision of:
■Legal advice and extensive legal opinions to Athens Intentional Airport (AIA) on public procurement law issues
■Legal opinion to the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) on its legal and regulatory framework as well as possible options for its modernisation
■Lois Builders Ltd, a leading Cypriot constructing company regarding Greek legislation issues
Key Clients: AIA, CRES, Lois Builders
Contact: Dr Dimitris Tsibanoulis / Dr Nikolaos Simantiras
Tel: +30 21 036 75 100
Email: [email protected]/ [email protected]