Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas is well respected among peers for his long-standing presence in the market and his broad experience in a range of commercial and finance topics.
Nikos Papachristopoulos receives significant praise for his work on capital markets mandates. He advised the banks acting as lead managers on OTE's partial repurchase of outstanding notes for cash. Clients highlight Papachristopoulos's commercial approach, saying: "He doesn't just start by putting forward the technical arguments but tries to understand the business considerations and to amalgamate the two." "He has vast experience and I trust him completely," adds another interviewee.
Sources say that Athanasia Tsene has "incredible market knowledge and an incredible reputation that she lives up to." "She's very thorough and is well respected by the banks," says one client, adding: "In terms of her technical skills she is extremely strong." Tsene leads many of the firm's high-value corporate finance mandates on behalf of international and Greek banks.
Yannis Kourniotis assists with all aspects of major Greek projects including the agreement of project finance. Standout deals include advice to the European Investment Bank and EBRD on Greek law issues relating to the financing of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project. "He's commercially oriented, adds value to transactions and is a deal maker," report clients, adding: "He has advised both banks and sponsors so he knows the concerns of both sides."