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One of Greece’s largest full-service law firms, with a leading presence in key market sectors and practice areas. The firm’s team has established a reputation for quality, innovation, commitment and enthusiasm, and the firm is committed to providing the best possible Greek legal service. The firm’s success is evidenced by its recognition as “Greece Law Firm of the Year” in 2012, 2014 & 2020 and places in the top tiers of all leading legal directories. We follow a globally recognised approach for our Quality Management System and are certified under ISO 9001:2015 by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.
Managing Partner: Stathis Potamitis
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 65
Languages: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish
Banking & Finance / Capital Markets:
POTAMITISVEKRIS’ banking team has a successful track record of advising on some of the most innovative transactions in the market. The firm’s services range from the establishment of banking activities and qualifying holding acquisitions and banking M&A and compliance, to traditional banking, financing and restructuring of loans. POTAMITISVEKRIS also advises on the entire spectrum of capital markets (tender offers, securities listings, investment services, fund management). The firm’s clients include Greek and foreign commercial and investment banking institutions, institutional lenders and investors, private equity funds, hedge funds, strategic buyers, borrowers and issuers of securities.
Contact: George Bersis
M&A / Commercial:
POTAMITISVEKRIS’ mergers & acquisitions practice has led to numerous outward and inward investment transactions, privatisations, and domestic reorganisations. The firm has a leading role in the context of several significant transactions that have had a lasting effect on the market, advising buyers, sellers, and State entities. POTAMITISVEKRIS can add significant value to transactions through its collaborative approach starting from the early stages, through contributions to structuring, planning, investigating, implementing, and protecting the terms of corporate transactions.
M&A Contact: Vassilis Stergiou
Commercial Contact: Alexandros Kortesis
Civil, Criminal Litigation & Arbitration:
POTAMITISVEKRIS acts on all types of litigation, ranging from simple proceedings such as applications for payment orders to complex, cross-border litigation involving appeals to the highest Courts and Arbitration. The firm’s efficient white-collar crime team focuses on criminal cases of breach of trust, fraud, anti-money laundering practices, tax offences, and legislation violations; to defend its clients. The team relies on its competence in criminal law and its expertise in the corresponding areas of business law. The firm’s clients are local and overseas companies and individuals for whom we try to elaborate the best legal solutions considering their business needs and strategy
Contact: Konstantinos P Papadiamantis
POTAMITISVEKRIS’ employment practice advises companies on all employment issues relating to individual or collective labour relations. It represents clients before employment tribunals, civil and criminal Courts, labour authorities, and social security committees. Moreover, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm advises companies on a day-to-day basis and upon particular request to help businesses affected while preventing dismissals during the adopted measures.
Contact: Alexios Papastavrou
Project Finance & Energy:
POTAMITISVEKRIS has established an impressive track record of advising lenders, sponsors, and contractors on large and complex project finance transactions, including motorways, thermal and renewable electricity generation, marinas, large-scale commercial real estate, hospitality, waste management, and PPPs. The firm’s project finance team is well-positioned to structure, document, and lead transactions from start to finish, whether on the lenders’ side or on the sponsors’ or contractors’ side. The energy practice supplements the firm’s project finance practice with enhanced knowledge of the applicable regulatory and environmental framework. POTAMITISVEKRIS advises on all aspects of energy law, providing domestic and international clients with relevant legal services in the context of due diligence review and acquisitions, non-recourse financing of energy projects, and oil and gas projects.
Contact: Euripides loannou
EU, Competition & Antitrust:
POTAMITISVEKRIS’ EU & Competition practice has the resources and expertise to advise on the complicated issues arising in this sector. The firm has extensive experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional filings and dealing with the EU Commission. The firm’s services include the preparation of antitrust guidelines, the provision of employee training, the performance of due diligence and the conduct of mock dawn raids both in Greece and abroad. By providing proactive services to its clients, POTAMITISVEKRIS aims to protect them from future antitrust risk.
Contact: Dimitris Loukas
Insolvency & Restructuring:
POTAMITISVEKRIS’ insolvency & restructuring practice counsels both credit institutions and potential investors on how to deal with NPLs. The firm advises debtors, creditors, and other stakeholders, on how to restructure their debt, rehabilitate troubled companies, and secure judicial ratification of agreements, and protect themselves from civil and criminal liability. POTAMITISVEKRIS contributes to efforts to substantially reform bankruptcy laws and cooperate with prominent international organizations of insolvency practitioners, such as INSOL International/Europe, and the International Insolvency Institute.
Contact: Stathis Potamitis
POTAMITISVEKRIS intellectual property practice provides business-oriented assistance and advice in protecting and managing IP rights. The firm provides a full range of trademark, copyright, and patent advice, including litigation and enforcement. POTAMITISVEKRIS also advises at every step of a brand’s evolution and provide a one-stop-shop for all legal requirements, including the clearance, prosecution, enforcement, and exploitation of trademarks and IP rights at a national and international level.
Contact: Xenophon Paparrigopoulos
POTAMITISVEKRIS’ real estate team represents developers, lenders, private equity funds, local and international investors, including REITs, and the Greek State in the context of privatisations. POTAMITISVEKRIS advises clients on complex issues, including acquisitions, disposals, due diligence, development, planning, projects, and construction. The firm also acts on financings, including senior, mezzanine, and preferred equity financings, as well as loan workouts, restructurings, joint ventures, and complex real estate M&As.
Contact: George Bersis
POTAMITISVEKRIS’ tax practice’s client base is made up of multinational public corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, and high-net-worth individuals. It offers a tailored service in a contentious and advisory capacity. The firm represents clients in tax audits and disputes with the Greek tax authorities, and advises the banking industry on tax issues arising from restructurings and reorganisations.
Contact: Aspasia Malliou
Total IP Rank
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets: Debt
Capital markets: Equity
Labour & Employment
Private Wealth Law
Restructuring & Insolvency
POTAMITISVEKRIS, the winner of 2020, 2014, and 2012 and a nominee for the 2021 award, believes the Chambers Greece Law Firm of the Year awards reward top service quality, innovation, and client satisfaction for all practice areas supported by law firms. These prestigious awards aim to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contribution that businesses […]