Bernitsas Law

Panayotis M Bernitsas

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Practice Areas

Corporate and M&A; Energy & Environment; EU, Competition & Antitrust: Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution; Privatisations, Project Finance & PPPs; Real Estate; Tax.


Panayotis is Managing Partner of Bernitsas Law. He has an active, broad-based commercial practice incorporates 35 years of experience in transactional, advisory and litigation work. Panayotis is an authority in EU, competition and antitrust law and has represented clients in prominent cartel cases before the Hellenic Competition Commission. He is a senior litigator, acting in complex, high stake civil and administrative actions before the high courts and arbitration boards and has acted as arbitrator at the ICC. Panayotis is an expert in concession projects and privatisations, with an unsurpassed track record of playing a key role in many of the pioneering, ground breaking transactions to have taken place in Greece. He advises extensively on major renewable and conventional energy and infrastructure projects and energy property development investments, large scale real estate developments and real property asset portfolio investments and complex tax structuring, wealth planning matters and high stakes tax controversies. Panayotis has acted as advisor to the Government on European Union, State Aids and Privatisation issues.

Professional Memberships

Athens Bar, Athens Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Greece.