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PPT Legal

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Contact Partner (Athens): John Papapetros
Contact Partner (Piraeus): Milto Papangelis
Number of partners worldwide: 19 Number of other lawyers worldwide: 34
Languages:English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian

Firm Overview:
PPT Legal (Papapetros, Papangelis, Tatagia & Partners Law Firm) (previously known as V&P Law Firm) is a corporate and business firm which was established in 1983. With offices in Athens and Piraeus, PPT Legal is one of the largest law firms in Greece, incorporated as a professional partnership. The firm enjoys an international reputation for providing professional service of the highest quality, combining legal expertise and commercial awareness. The firm’s policy of selective growth places emphasis on the quality of lawyers and enables the firm to render high calibre services for its clients. The firm’s clients include international banks, financial institutions and equity funds, multinational companies and joint ventures, local and foreign-based manufacturers, insurers and service companies, foreign law firms and shipping companies.

PRACTICE AREAS
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Mergers & Acquisitions
Aviation
Litigation & Arbitration
Mediation & ADR
Real Estate & Construction
Intellectual Property
Shipping
Competition & Antitrust
Insurance
Tax
Travel & Tourism
Gaming
Data Protection
Energy
Health & Pharmaceuticals

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

The firm regularly advises banks, financial institutions, equity funds, strategic buyers, agents, issuers, underwriters, trustees and borrowers on a broad range of banking and finance matters including cross-border and domestic transactions dealing with a large variety of financial products, loan refinancing, restructurings and workouts, banking and finance disputes and banking regulations.

Capital Markets:
The firm advises clients including issuers, underwriters, guarantors, trustees, financial and credit institutions, investors and listed companies in relation to a wide variety of capital markets issues, including tender offers, listing of securities, investment services and fund management as well as in relation to regulatory framework governing capital markets and compliance matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm’s M&A practice combines advice on all aspects of finance, corporate, competition, employment, regulatory, insolvency and tax law in transactions ranging from private to cross-border acquisitions. The firm advises domestic and multinational companies during every stage of a transaction including post-integration matters.

Aviation:
The firm’s aviation team provides international clients, as well as local aircraft owners, operators and financiers, with a full legal service on all aspects of the aviation transactions and aviation related matters, claims and disputes, including aviation agreements, registration, finance, tax, customs, insurance, regulatory, commercial and corporate aspects of the aviation industry and litigation.

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm handles litigation in relation to a broad spectrum of commercial, corporate and administrative matters representing clients before a wide range of courts and tribunals. The firm also handles domestic and international arbitration offering broad experience in complex matters.

Mediation & ADR:
The firm offers the full range of alternative dispute resolution services including but not limited to negotiation and mediation assisting clients in developing a strategy in alternative ways of dealing with dispute resolution.

Real Estate & Construction:
The firm represents local and international developers, investors, private equity funds and major corporations on all aspects of real estate property acquisition, development and construction in Greece.

Intellectual Property:
The firms advises clients on the acquisition, exploitation, use and enforcement of intellectual property on both a domestic and European level. The firms assist clients in identifying, registering and protecting their intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial design and trade secrets and in IP litigation matters.

Shipping:

The firm’s maritime lawyers advise on all aspects of international and domestic ship related affairs including financing transactions, sale and purchase, charterparties, sale and lease-back and joint ventures, fleet acquisitions, public offerings and securities, loan restructurings and workout arrangements, maritime and insurance claims, arrests and loan foreclosures and shipping litigation. The firm represents lenders (including banks and other financial and credit institutions and private equity funds), arrangers, agents, insurers, ship owners and operators.

Competition & Antitrust:
The firm deals with matters of competition law including regulatory responsibilities, investigations, compliance, joint ventures, co-operations and distribution schemes. The firm provides antitrust services to clients across a range of industry sectors.

Insurance:
The firm handles high profile litigation insurance law cases, representing clients as plaintiffs or defendants and advising clients, local and international insurance and reinsurance companies, banks and commercial companies, on a wide variety of insurance law matters.

Tax:
The firm represents corporate clients across the industry, banks and financial institutions, aviation and shipping companies, foreign and domestic investors, as well as high net worth individuals providing made to measure advice on all aspects of tax.

Travel & Tourism:
The firm renders all-embracing legal advice to clients in the travel and tourism industry, including hotel owners, hotel managers, tour operators and major financial institutions, addressing matters including hotel management and hotel marketing agreements, distressed asset acquisitions, hotel loan work-outs, real estate development matters, state subsidies, project financing, licensing, guest and labour claims and environmental affairs.

Gaming:
The firm advises casino owners and other entities involved in the gaming industry assisting them to navigate the complex regulatory matters and licensing procedures, limit potential liabilities as well as providing advice on other issues related to gaming operations related to company, tax, corporate, intellectual property and contract matters.

Data Protection:
The firm represents local and international corporations, including pharmaceutical and insurance companies, credit institutions and commercial legal entities on all aspects of data protection and processing, compliance obligations and privacy.

Energy:
The firm advises clients on all aspects of renewable energy with particular expertise in relation to wind power and solar energy. The firm provides legal advice throughout the life of a project on matters including financing, tax, regulation, employment, trading, litigation, dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration.

Health & Pharmaceuticals:
The firm advises major international and domestic drug and pharmaceutical clients on issues arising in the highly regulated pharmaceutical, medical devices and cosmetics industries in conjunction with issues arising with regards to competition, administration, distribution and tax.

International Work:
The firm’s international work includes crossborder M&A, international commercial agreements, overseas investment in Greece, including acquisition of commercial property, construction, shipping and transport. In planning and providing international service to clients the firm has adopted a strategy which is designed to provide each client with high quality legal advice and an integrated service in all major jurisdictions.
In order to deliver this, the firm maintains close relationships with leading law firms in foreign jurisdictions and works with them on particular transactions as a combined team in order to provide the most practical and effective solutions.