POTAMITISVEKRIS

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Overview:

POTAMITISVEKRIS is one of Greece’s largest full-service law firms. We are a recognized leader in key market sectors and practice areas and highly regarded for our commercial acumen and focus on client relationships.

We all share a commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards. We foster effectiveness in problem-solving, a culture of respect and collaboration, openness, and equal opportunity.

Our law firm has earned the Great Place To Work® certification and has been recognized for its High Trust Culture Workplace, as a testament to our collegial work culture.

Our firm’s success is demonstrated by its recognition as “Greece Law Firm of the Year”  in 2012, 2014, 2020 and 2021 by Chambers Europe and our Top-Tier rankings by all leading legal directories, including Chambers, Legal 500, and IFLR1000.

Moreover, POTAMITISVEKRIS follows a globally recognized approach for its Quality Management System and has been certified under ISO 9001:2008 by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.

Managing Partner:     Stathis Potamitis
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers:   64
Languages:                    English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish

Expertise:

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
Email: george.bersis@potamitisvekris.com

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
Email: vassilis.stergiou@potamitisvekris.com
Commercial Contact: Alexandros Kortesis
Email: alexandros.kortesis@potamitisvekris.com

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
Email: konstantinos.papadiamantis@potamitisvekris.com

Employment:
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
Email: alexios.papastavrou@potamitisvekris.com

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
Email: euripides.ioannou@potamitisvekris.com

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
Email: dimitris.loukas@potamitisvekris.com

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
Email: stathis.potamitis@potamitisvekris.com

Intellectual Property:
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
Email: xenophon.paparrigopoulos@potamitisvekris.com

Real Estate:
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
Email: george.bersis@potamitisvekris.com

Contact: Theologos Mintzas
Email: theologos.mintzas@potamitisvekris.com

Tax:
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
Email: aspasia.malliou@potamitisvekris.com

 

Key Contacts

Managing Partner:

Stathis Potamitis
stathis.potamitis@potamitisvekris.com

Firm Rankings

Total IP Rank
Band 2

8.0

Banking & Finance
Band 1

Capital Markets: Debt
Band 1

Capital markets: Equity
Band 1

Competition/Antitrust
Band 1

Corporate/M&A
Band 1

Dispute Resolution
Band 2

8.7

Energy
Band 2

8.0

IP
Band 2

8.0

Labour & Employment
Band 1

Private Wealth Law
Band 2

8.0

Projects
Band 1

9.0

Real Estate
Band 1

Restructuring & Insolvency
Band 1

Tax
Band 2

8.0

TMT
Band 2

8.0

White-Collar Crime
Band 1

Articles

Report on Greece’s’ New Climate Law

On 26 May 2022, Greece enacted its first National Climate Law 4936/ 2022 (Climate Law). The purpose of the Climate Law is to create a framework for the improvement of the country’s adaptive capacity and climate resilience, ensuring the country’s gradual transition to carbon-neutrality by 2050 in the most environmentally sustainable, socially just, and cost-efficient […]

27 Jun 2022
Environmental Protection & Property Ownership-Seeking a fair balance.

Congratulations to our Partner, Theologos Mintzas on publishing his new book on “Environmental Protection & Property Ownership” that was released last week by Nomiki Vivliothiki. Please find below a link to more information about the book and feel free to send any queries you may have to Theologos: theologos.mintzas@potamitisvekris.com Read more

31 May 2022
New Development Law 4887/2022

Tax Notice from POTAMITISVEKRIS Tax team regarding the New Development Law 4887/2022 Our Partner and Head of POTAMITISVEKRIS Tax team, Aspasia Malliou and Senior Associate, Maria Kilatou co-authored an article/“Tax Notice” regarding the New Development Law 4887/2022, that was recently enacted by the Greek Parliament, aiming to promote Greece’s economic development by granting incentives for […]

04 May 2022
Tax Notice Regarding the New Development Law

Tax Notice from POTAMITISVEKRIS Tax team regarding the New Development Law 4887/2022 Head of POTAMITISVEKRIS Tax team, Aspasia Malliou and Senior Associate, Maria Kilatou co-authored an article/“Tax Notice” regarding the New Development Law 4887/2022, that was recently enacted by the Greek Parliament, aiming to promote Greece’s economic development by granting incentives for specific activities and […]

04 Apr 2022
NPS saga: the rocky path of the comparability analysis of foreign pension funds

POTAMITISVEKRIS contributes to Eurofenix, the official quarterly journal of INSOL Europe After the successful participation of Stathis Potamitis in the INSOL Europe Conference, which was held online last October, INSOL Europe invited Stathis and his co-panelists: José Carles, Giorgio Corno, and Frances Coulson to share their views from their respective markets, on the new measures in the […]

31 Jan 2022
REVISION OF EU PHARMACEUTICAL LEGISLATION: KEY POINTS & CHALLENGES

At the outset of the 5th wave of corona virus affecting the globe, European Union seems to have drawn useful lessons from the pandemic within the context of the European Union Pharmaceutical Strategy[1], since the importance of ensuring timely access to safe, high quality and affordable medicines on a permanent basis are principles under which […]

26 Nov 2021
Vaccination Certificates & Personal Data

Α. THE DATA OF PANDEMIC UNTIL TODAY Over the last 20 years, three new corona viruses have emerged and spread to the human species. The first SARS (2002-2004), first detected in China’s popular markets, spread to 29 countries and infected 8,422 people, causing death in 10% of those infected. Then MERS CoV (2012-present) appeared in […]

31 Aug 2021

Press Releases

Potamitisvekris: Acquisition of a hotel resort located in Elounda, Crete

Acquisition of a hotel resort located in Elounda, Crete Co-Managing Partner George Bersis and Senior Associate Amalia Balla advised one of the largest owners of hotel resorts in Southern Europe on the complex acquisition of a company owning and operating a hotel resort, situated in Elounda, Crete, following its demerger. The team was joined by Partner Theologos Mintzas and Associate Anastasia Bolari, […]

01 Mar 2022
POTAMITISVEKRIS: Public offering of €100m senior bonds and listing on ATHEX

George Bersis and team acted as legal advisors to the issuance advisor, joint coordinators and bookrunners for the public offering of €100m senior bonds listed on ATHEX issued by a listed company active in the real estate sector.

02 Feb 2022
Greece – POTAMITISVEKRIS assisted in the privatisation of leading gas distribution company

POTAMITISVEKRIS assisted in the privatisation of a leading gas distribution company in the Greek energy market We are delighted to announce that last week, the agreement for the sale of the share capital of Depa Infrastructure SA to Italgas S.p.A, one of the leading gas distributors in Italy and the third largest market player in […]

22 Dec 2021
Greece: POTAMITISVEKRIS Announces New Partner

We are delighted to announce that Theologos Mintzas has been elected to the partnership of POTAMITISVEKRIS. Theologos has shown an unwavering commitment to our values and client service and has built a sterling track record to become a trusted adviser in his areas of practice. “This promotion acknowledges hard work, excellent legal skills and service […]

01 Dec 2021
POTAMITISVEKRIS Announces New Partner

We are delighted to announce that Theologos Mintzas has been elected to the partnership of POTAMITISVEKRIS. Theologos has shown an unwavering commitment to our values and client service and has built a sterling track record to become a trusted adviser in his areas of practice. “This promotion acknowledges hard work, excellent legal skills and service […]

26 Nov 2021
POTAMITISVEKRIS awarded “Greece Law Firm of the Year” for the fourth time (2012, 2014, 2020 & 2021)

POTAMITISVEKRIS awarded “Greece Law Firm of the Year” for the fourth time (2012, 2014, 2020 & 2021)! POTAMITISVEKRIS wins & celebrates this highly esteemed award for the 2nd consecutive year and for the 4th time during the last 10 years. Athens, April 23, 2021 – POTAMITISVEKRIS, one of Greece’s largest full-service corporate law firms, with […]

26 Apr 2021
Proud sponsors of the Chambers Europe Awards 2021

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 […]

31 Mar 2021

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