Your Legal Partners

Athens Office

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Managing Partners: Maria Golfinopoulou, Katerina Christodoulou
Number of partners: 3 Number of lawyers: 9
Languages:English, French, German, Greek, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Your Legal Partners (YLP) is an independent law firm created in 2008 with an aspiration to fill in a window for a new model of law firm focused on high quality advice, legal work across the board of corporate matters, international profile and ‘partnership’ with clients.
Your Legal Partners acts for major Greek and international clients focusing on all corporate law matters, including mergers, acquisitions, and private-equity transactions, banking and finance, employment, property and construction, data protection, general commercial law, insolvency and restructuring. Your Legal Partners is particularly praised for its track record in project finance and energy, as well as privatisations and public private partnerships (PPPs).
The firm is the exclusive Greek member of Ally Law, a global legal network of more than 71 independent law firms active in 100 key business centres worldwide. This membership enables the firm to ensure that its clients’ interests are represented internationally whilst it draws resources and expertise from the international field.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:

2 partners; 5 associates
Your Legal Partners advises on the full range of international and domestic finance activities with a particular emphasis on structured finance, asset finance, project finance and LBOs, as well as compliance and regulatory matters of the banking industry. It has a very strong record in international, high profile, pioneer and complex structured finance legal work. Your Legal Partners has acted for some of the world’s leading investment and commercial banks on securitisations and covered bond transactions. As a result of this expertise the firm is well positioned in the servicing and transfer market of Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) that is quite active currently in Greece. Your Legal Partners has a strong restructuring practice advising debtors, creditors and other stakeholders, such as shareholders and management, interested investors on how to deal with NPLs, how to restructure debt, rehabilitate troubled companies as an ongoing concern, secure judicial ratification of agreements.
Key Clients: All Greek systemic banks, HIG Capital, Finanziaria Internazionale Investments SGR, Black See Trade and Development Bank
Contact: Katerina Christodoulou
Email: [email protected]

Project Finance & Energy:
2 partners; 4 associates
Your Legal Partners regularly acts for banks and sponsors in project finance deals in various sectors, including real estate, logistics, infrastructure, and hospitality. The firm advises clients on all risks associated with the transaction, including licensing, planning, environmental issues, property, and construction risks, as well as risks applicable to the specific industry involved in each transaction. Recently, Your Legal Partners has been hired as co-counsel acting for the MLAs of the financing of the Hellinikon, Greece’s mega Athens Riviera project, the largest development project in Greek history. The aggregate amount of the facilities is expected to exceed EUR 1.3 billion. The firm’s project finance practice has a strong record in the energy sector. The team’s enhanced knowledge and unique expertise in regulatory, environmental and licensing legal framework, as well as its experience in the drafting and negotiation of project implementation documents, enables it to effectively assist clients to plan and protect their investment or exposure. The firm’s energy team regularly advises major players during the development of energy plants, as well as in acquisitions or reorganisations of companies owning RES plants.
Key Clients: All Greek systemic Banks, RGREEN INVEST, TOTAL EREN
Contact: Katerina Politopoulou
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&As:
2 partners; 5 associates
Your Legal Partners’ lawyers provide a broad range of corporate law services, including corporate governance, corporate reorganisations, on all aspects of the day-to-day operations of corporations, cross-border business relations for both Greek and international corporations. The firm has developed expertise across several industries, such as consumer goods, real estate, cars, retail, tobacco, energy, and hospitality. The team has strong expertise in joint-ventures, M&As and private equity transactions. Clients are provided with comprehensive advice in planning and structuring such transactions, taking into account the economic interests of the client and the particularities of the respective industry. Legal advice covers all risks associated with an investment, including competition, licensing, environment, employment, tax, as well as interests of individual shareholders and company managers. The team is a trusted partner to clients to evaluate risks and find practical solutions.
Key Clients: NürnbergMesse, EOS Group, Hyundai Hellas, KIA Hellas, Hasbro, Japan Tobacco International, Sterner Stenhus
Contact: Maria Golfinopoulou
Email: [email protected]

2 partners; 3 associates
Your Legal Partners’ privatisation practice has a very strong track record advising on a number of the most innovative and landmark projects on behalf of the Greek government and state-agencies, as well as for sponsors and lenders in the industry of airports, ports, marinas and motorways.
Key Clients: Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) in respect with Privatisation of Greece’s 14 Regional Airports, Sale of 30% stake of Athens International Airport, Concession of Alimos Marina, Concession of 4 ports.
Contact:Katerina Christodoulou
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & PPPs:
2 partners; 4 associates
The firm’s real estate team is involved in a number of the most innovative and complex real estate projects including infrastructure projects, commercial and residential complexes, hotels. The firm has a proven record in acting for domestic and international players in the market (sponsors, developers, financial institutions) advising on transaction structuring, legal due diligence, project and financing documentation. Your Legal Partners has a particularly strong track record in public-private partnerships (PPPs). The firm regularly represents bidding consortia during the tender process of PPP projects acting as advisor on public procurement, risk assessment as well as bidding consortium structure and project documents relating both to development and operation of the project.
Key Clients: Sterner Stenhus, Pasal Development, AVAX GROUP in respect with PPP of 10 Athens Schools and Prefecture buildings, ATESE in respect with 14 Athens Schools, Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works
Contact: Katerina Christodoulou
Email: [email protected]

1 partner; 1 associate
This competition practice refers to all aspects of competition law, including the effect and application of competition and antitrust legislation. The team is experienced in:
■ filings and notifications before the Greek Competition Committee
■ providing legal guidance to dominant undertakings in implementing commercial practices compatible with competition rules and in notifying such practices to the national competition authorities and providing advice on cases of monopolies and dominant positions
■ organising competition compliance seminars and mock dawn raids
■ advising on the issues arising from dawn raids; preparing guidelines; and providing site assistance
■ representing clients in competition litigation before national courts and the European Court of Justice
Key Clients: AUTOHELLAS, Japan Tobacco International, Hasbro, Evergolf Tourist Investments
Contact: Maria Golfinopoulou
Email: [email protected]

Data Protection:
1 partner; 2 associates
Your Legal Partners advises a wide range of corporations and financing institutions on privacy and data protection matters as well as outsourcing. data protection practice includes training seminars for GDPR compliance, assisting clients with the implementation of the GDPR and serving as Data Protection Officer. Moreover, the firm has a wide experience in providing sector specific services for areas of processing such as marketing and the use of cookies, closed circuit television (CCTV), call recording and market research. The team carries out compliance projects with relevant questionnaires; it also provides ad hoc advice and review or draft relevant policies as well as handling local registrations, complaints-handling and cross-border data flows, within or outside the EU.
Key Clients: Hyundai Hellas, KIA Hellas, Japan Tobacco International, FCE Bank plc
Contact: Maria Golfinopoulou
Email: [email protected]