Moussas & Partners

Athens Office

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Managing Partner: Nicholas Moussas
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 8
Languages:English, French, German, Greek

Firm Overview:
With more than 35 years of collective experience, Moussas & Partners is a multidisciplinary law practice accompanying its local and international clients in advisory and litigation in a wide spectrum of legal fields. The firm is respected for bringing unusual insight to the resolution of complex issues, drawing on a deep understanding of the clients’ businesses and the regulatory landscapes.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
■ Projects & Energy
■ Corporate & M&A/Commercial
■ Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
■ Intellectual Property & Data Privacy
■ Insolvency & Restructuring
■ Public Procurement
■ Real Estate
■ Employment
■ Administrative/Tax

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution:
■ Τhe firm has developed a strong practice in the field of international arbitration and litigation and is a regular choice of foreign and local firms
■ Successfully represented Mytilineos Holdings in a BIT dispute against Serbia, relating to an investment in state-owned copper giant RTB BOR
■ Appointed by VW AG, AUDI AG and SEAT S.A. to act as local counsel for all Greek legal issues related to the diesel engines’ emissions matter securing favourable and precedent-setting outcomes in a matter with worldwide repercussions
■ Recently handled international and local ICC arbitration proceedings stemming from construction projects as well as natural gas disputes
■ Successfully defends H.J. HEINZ Company in a multimillion shareholder dispute
Key Clients: VW AG, AUDI AG, SEAT S.A., Sony Europe Ltd, Mytilineos Holdings, Hellenic Halyvourgia, Air Mediterranean S.A., Siemens AG, Hugo Boss AG, Aluminium of Greece, The Kraft Heinz Company, Calzedonia, Cumis Insurance Society Inc
Contacts: Nicholas Moussas, Vassilios Moussas, Georgios Pezodromos
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Projects & Energy:
■ The firm enjoys a notable reputation for its robust knowledge of the energy sector, including gas, thermal, solar and renewables; the team advises leading clients on contentious regulatory issues and represents them before the Greek Courts and in international arbitration
■ Advising and representing Mytilineos Holidings, a listed conglomerate with activities in Metallurgy, EPC, Electric Power & Gas Trading including the largest aluminium complex in Europe, which runs the most significant co-generation power plant in Greece, one of the world’s leading EPC contractors of power projects and the largest independent electricity producer in the country
■ Represented a Greek EPC project contractor in an ICC arbitration dispute stemming from a construction project located in Africa
■ Represented two major Greek electricity producers in two ICC arbitrations against the largest natural gas importer in Greece
■ Successfully represented Hellenic Halyvourgia (a major steel company and industrial energy consumer in Greece) leading to two groundbreaking victories in disputes against the client’s power and gas suppliers respectively
Key Clients: Mytilineos Holdings, Hellenic Halyvourgia, Elastron S.A.
Contacts: Nicholas Moussas, Maria Malikouti, Stamatia Leontara
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Corporate & M&A/Commercial:
■ The firm is significantly experienced in M&A agreements, shareholder agreements as well as in all types of commercial contracts and activities
■ Advised Mytilineos Holdings on legal aspects of its global corporate merger
■ Advising Hugo Boss Hellas Ltd since its establishment in Greece on various matters
■ Provided advice to the Nielsen Company (Greece) on corporate matters and acquisitions
■ Advised a leading European car manufacturer, on commercial and distribution matters
Key Clients: Hugo Boss Hellas Ltd, Mytilineos Holdings, The Nielsen Company, Skoda Auto as, Silicon Graphics, AXA Insurance, Allianz, Amvis, Calin S.A., Frontstage S.A.
Contacts: Vassilios Moussas, Maria Malikouti
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
■ The firm, being at the forefront of the regulatory overhaul in the Greek banking sector, provides advice on the full spectrum of financial products and has extensive experience in securities litigation.
■ Advised Mytilineos Holdings on the issuance of a common bond loan, of a total amount of up to €300m
■ Advises local and international financial institutions and intermediaries on occasions such as tender offers for listed companies including New TT Hellenic Postbank, TEA-EAPAE and Fortress Investment Group. The team has worked with Banks to help them address all aspects of financial services regulation and compliance matters (such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Fortis Bank).
■ N. Moussas & C. Kondis act as counsels to the Hellenic Deposit & Investment Guarantee Fund and contributed to the drafting of the regulatory regime for the implementation of new directives on deposit guarantee and bank resolution and restructuring
■ Advised Black Sea Trade & Development Bank on a €10m Loan Agreement with Aegean Baltic Bank along with an Assignment Agreement
■ Successfully represented one of the largest Greek state pension funds, TEADY in its civil and criminal claims arising from a €10m bond fraud
Key Clients: Black Sea Trade & Development Bank, TT Hellenic Postbank, TEADY, TEA-EAPAE
Contact: Nicholas Moussas, Charalampos Kondis
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Intellectual Property & Data Privacy:
■ Advising national and international clients conducting business in Greece on a wide range of intellectual property matters
■ Advising Hugo Boss AG in relation to the protection of its trademarks
■ Successfully represented AB InBev against infringement of its IP rights
Key Clients: Hugo Boss AG, AB InBev, OKI, Lexmark
Contacts: Vassilios Moussas, Konstantina Theodosaki
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Insolvency & Restructuring:
■ Current times strengthened the firm’s expertise in insolvency and debt restructuring; it implements creative solutions for clients to smoothly undergo the consequences of insolvency
■ Involved in insolvency cases in the media sector
Key Clients: Silicon Graphics, Imako
Contacts: Georgia Patsoudi, Christina Grigoriadou
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Public Procurement:
■ Providing ongoing advice in large infrastructure projects, covering the full project life cycle, from regulatory advice to bidding and tender disputes
■ Represented METKA in becoming the preferred bidder for the construction of a new railway line; in proceedings to win a competing position to a nation-wide electricity network infrastructure tender
■ Advising a leading company in pharmaceutical & vision care products throughout its participation in public tenders
Key Clients: METKA (Mytilineos works unit), Amvis
Contacts: Georgia Patsoudi, Georgios Pezodromos
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate:
■ Providing advice on issues relating to due diligence, acquisitions and development of all kinds of real estate transactions (residential, leisure, industrial) as well as on expropriation, environmental and city planning matters
■ Advised the HRADF on the privatisation of high value real estate owned by the Greek state
Key Clients: HRADF, Tatoi Club
Contacts: Vassilios Moussas, Loukia Papachatzi
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Advising international and domestic corporates on their employment contracts with upper tier executives, on redundancy programs and on expat issues.
Contact: Nikos Sakkas
Email: [email protected]