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Banking & Finance — Greece


Bernitsas Law - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

"A true leader of the local practice," Nikos Papachristopoulos is highlighted by sources for his work on capital markets transactions, including primary and secondary offerings. He also advises on acquisition financing, privatisation and restructuring mandates. One interviewee says: "I love working with Nikos. He is a great guy who is very helpful, very easy-going and very knowledgeable." In highlights, he represented a number of banks as managers in a EUR300 million note offering by Titan.

Athanasia Tsene is a leader in the field of derivatives as well as non-performing loan transactions. Clients enthuse: "She is a business lawyer who tries to understand where we are coming from and helps to find a solution." She is also highly regarded for regulatory compliance and restructuring matters. She advised Alpha Bank and Centerbridge Partners on creating a platform for servicing and transferring NPLs in Greece.

Yannis Kourniotis has a strong focus on project finance transactions, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and energy. He frequently acts for sponsors, lenders and governments. He continues to advise a consortium, including Intrakat Constructions and Envitec, on financing an integrated waste management system through a public-private partnership.

Clients describe firm managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas as "a very experienced individual who is extremely hard-working and very knowledgeable." He enjoys an outstanding reputation for privatisation transactions and real estate portfolio investments.

About the Team (content provided by Bernitsas Law)

Our practice is one of the foremost in Greece with an expertise in both benchmark and mainstream domestic and cross-border transactions.

We act for international and domestic banks, investment firms and other financial institutions, insurance companies, funds and public and private companies which do business in Greece.

Over the last three decades, we have participated in the vast majority of significant deals to have taken place in terms of both complexity and value and have structured and executed numerous pioneering transactions. We have also acted in all the major Project Financings to have taken place in Greece, including the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, the Greek Motorways, and the pioneering Rion-Antirion Bridge and Athens Ring Road (Attiki Odos) projects, which opened the concessions market.

The Firm works with international investment banks, regularly interfacing with the regulators, to develop financing and capital raising techniques. We represent the full range of stakeholders (corporates, credit and financial institutions and the Hellenic Republic) and have unrivalled experience in acting in equity and debt capital markets transactions across a variety of industry sectors.

We are specialized in: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Financial Services Regulation, Foreign Direct Investment, Restructuring & Insolvency and Securitizations.

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Karatzas & Partners - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Alexander Metallinos has a stellar acquisition financing practice and also advises on capital markets mandates, including derivatives transactions. Clients stress his ability to "come up with good ideas to resolve difficult issues" and regard him as being "in a class of his own." He represented a number of lenders, including UniCredit, RBS and Piraeus Bank, in amendments to project finance agreements for various motorway infrastructure projects.

Catherine Karatzas has a leading shipping finance and securities law practice, as well as being well regarded for acquisition finance matters. Clients say that she "remains at the cutting edge of the Greek market" and highlight her "eye for substance and detail." She advised the National Bank of Greece on the agreement of a non-committed trade finance guarantee facility with the EBRD.

Christina Faitakis is "very collaborative and willing to listen to other people's opinions," say clients. She recently acted for a group of lenders on the financing for the EUR930 million acquisition of rights to maintain regional Greek airports by Fraport and Copelouzos Group.

Nikos Fragos enters the rankings this year on the back of positive client feedback. Sources say he "combines deep knowledge with good business acumen" and report that he is "extremely client-focused." He assists with banking and capital markets mandates.

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Koutalidis Law Firm - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Nikos Salakas is a predominant finance lawyer described as "one of the top banking partners in Greece." He is heavily involved in restructuring mandates and privatisation matters and maintains an excellent reputation for his work on LBOs, MTN issues and high-yield bond transactions. Clients laud his "consistency, creative thinking and focused advice."

Nikos Koritsas has notable experience of project finance matters, privatisation mandates and capital markets transactions. Sources concur that he is "one of the experts in Greece."

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POTAMITISVEKRIS - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

George Bersis is a top-ranked financing lawyer with broad expertise in capital markets and derivatives transactions as well as syndicated loans. He represented Kyriakidis Marbles as bidder in a leveraged buyout through delisting.

Clients confirm that Stathis Potamitis is "among the most prominent lawyers in Greece," particularly highlighting his knowledge of financial restructuring and his "creative approach." He has an excellent reputation for NPL and insolvency matters. He recently acted for MLS Multimedia on two bond loans.

Euripides Ioannou advises clients on project and real estate finance and is described by clients as "diligent and very experienced." He also acts for both lenders and borrowers on acquisition finance transactions. He assisted a number of banks with the EUR75 million restructuring of Nikas.

About the Team (content provided by POTAMITISVEKRIS)

PotamitisVekris‘ banking team has a consistent and successful track record of advising on some of the most significant and innovative transactions in the market and is widely recognized as one of the leaders in this field. We offer comprehensive services, ranging from the establishment of banking activities and qualifying holding acquisitions and banking M&A and compliance, to traditional banking, financing and restructuring of loans. In addition, we advise on the entire spectrum of capital markets, including tender offers, securities listings, investment services and fund management.

Our clients include Greek and foreign commercial and investment banking institutions, institutional lenders and investors, as well as private equity funds, hedge funds, strategic buyers, borrowers and issuers of securities.

We combine our extensive knowledge of the relevant industry with PotamitisVekris’ business orientated and practical approach to matters. We also work with attorneys in our Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, EU, Competition & Antitrust and Restructuring & Insolvency groups to provide seamless representation and fully integrated legal services.

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Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm - Banking & Finance Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Clients report that Konstantinos Vouterakos is "experienced and flexible, with a problem-solving approach" and appreciate that he is "always there to help, with practical solutions to facilitate the client's needs." He advises on IPOs, bond issues and securities regulation matters. In highlights, he advised Laboratories Théa on reclaiming unpaid dividends from its Greek subsidiary.

Ioanna Antonopoulou assists clients with project finance and refinancing matters. Clients describe her as "very thoughtful and very diligent with excellent drafting skills," while other sources feel that "you can easily negotiate complex deals with her - she is someone you can work with." She advised Alpha Bank on the EUR20 million financing of a wind park.

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Lambadarios Law Firm - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Prokopios Dimitriadis advises domestic and international clients on project finance, credit facilities and non-performing loans. Clients say he "knows the exact mechanics and how things should work." Recent experience includes acting as lender's counsel to the National Bank of Greece on a number of equity investments.

Clients report that Konstantinos Botopoulos is "very experienced and knows how to handle delicate issues." He has a strong practice emphasis on capital markets work, notably advising on regulatory aspects. He acted for Eurobank as arranger on the IPO of BRIQ.

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Moratis Passas - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

According to clients, Dimitris Passas has "a thorough knowledge of the Greek market and is able to anticipate future trends," as well as having "excellent technical skills and business sense." He is particularly active on banking and capital markets regulatory matters, as well as advising on debt restructuring, securitisation and corporate finance.

Senior practitioner George Moratis has notable experience acting for banks and financial institutions on both domestic and international financing mandates. Interviewees highlight his "huge experience in the banking sector" and describe him as "a prominent figure."

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Norton Rose Fulbright - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Yianni Cheilas advises clients from the real estate and shipping sectors on syndicated and bilateral facilities, as well as project and asset finance transactions. Sources highlight his excellent knowledge of finance and say he is "quite fast in acting and engages well with clients." Cheilas assisted Piraeus Bank with the EUR12 million financing of the construction of a five-star hotel in Corfu.

Vassilis Koroxenidis advises clients from the shipping, energy and infrastructure sectors on corporate finance and project finance. He represented the National Bank of Greece in a EUR134 million acquisition financing transaction for Home Holdings.

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Watson Farley & Williams - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Virginia Murray acts for clients on project, infrastructure and real estate finance. Commentators particularly highlight her strength on financing matters in the energy sector. She advised Grivalia Properties on a EUR50 million facility from the IFC to support energy efficiency within its properties.

Clients describe Nikolaos Kostikas as "reliable and very responsive – when you need something he responds quickly." He advises investors and banks on structured finance and project finance, including in the real estate and energy sectors. He also assists with capital markets and regulatory matters.

About the Team (content provided by Watson Farley & Williams)

WFW was the first international law firm to open an office in Piraeus in 1984. WFW Greece has a cross-border banking & finance practice, best known for its work in the maritime, renewable energy and real estate sectors. 

Our finance practice spans across project, real estate and corporate finance and trade and commodity finance, as well as banking regulatory advice, insurance advice, restructurings, work-outs, insolvencies and enforcement.

We act for more than 150 international banking giants, as well as the four systemic banks in Greece. 

In Greece we:

  • Draft English-law and Greek-law documents, including transactions with both English-law and Greek-law aspects. Out of 30 lawyers, 8 are dual qualified and 9 are qualified in England and Wales;​
  • Provide detailed due diligence competence for financing transactions;
  • Have long-standing bank regulatory expertise (Nikolaos Kostikas worked 10 years as the Legal Counsel at UniCredit’s Greek branch). 
  • Have particular expertise in project financing, especially for renewable energy and oil & gas (one of the few Athens firms with real hands-on upstream oil financing experience through the Energean/Kavala Oil financings);
  • Have special expertise in the Greek ferry sector;
  • Advise PE and other funds on investments in Greek shipping and in the Greek domestic market in a range of sectors; and 
  • Have expertise working on transactions involving all key multilateral lenders (EBRD, IFC and EIB).

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Zepos & Yannopoulos - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Clients say Christina Papanikolopoulou is "very dynamic and knowledgeable, and has a good understanding of the commercial points of legal opinions and advice." She has an excellent reputation for capital markets and structured finance mandates, particularly equity offerings, high-yield bonds and debt restructuring. She recently advised the IFC on a EUR50 million facility to Grivalia REIC.

About the Team (content provided by Zepos & Yannopoulos)

Our Finance & Capital Markets lawyers have experience in debt and equity capital markets, structured finance, sovereign and private debt restructuring, corporate lending, asset financing and regulatory work with a steady emphasis on financial institutions and transactions involving international players.

We advise lenders and investors at all levels of the capital structure as well as corporates, institutional investors, advisors, rating agencies and regulators, thus covering the full spectrum of participants in the financial markets.

In line with our strategy to grow our international financial transactions practice and to focus more vigorously on domestic and international financial institutions, we revamped our financial law practice group in early 2016 and have since been involved in some of the most prominent transactions in the banking industry. We take pride in having worked on the first NPL securitisation in the Greek banking market launched after the introduction of the NPL servicing and sale framework, the first non-retained bank securitisation since 2009, one of the first covered bond issuances since 2009, as well as the only synthetic securitisation deal to ever occur in the Greek market.

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Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Alexandros Kosmopoulos advises clients on both transactional and regulatory banking matters. Sources describe him as "very efficient and well respected." He represented Eurobank as agent and lender in a EUR186 million bond loan facility to Sani Development and Tourism.

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Papapolitis & Papapolitis - Banking & Finance Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Nicholas Papapolitis assists foreign investors with banking and capital markets transactions and wins praise from clients for his efficiency. He also acts for investment funds and financial advisors on corporate finance and privatisation transactions.

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Paraskevas Law Firm - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

John Mazarakos advises clients on capital markets and restructuring mandates, as well as broader banking and finance transactions. Commentators say that he is "a pragmatic and knowledgeable lawyer with a very hands-on approach."

Dimitris Paraskevas is the chair of Paraskevas Law Firm. Based primarily in London, he is extremely well known in Greece for his work for both major banks and high net worth individuals. Sources say he is "business-driven, knows how to respond to his clients' needs and is an extremely proactive guy," adding: "He is good at managing expectations."

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Tsibanoulis & Partners Law Firm - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Dimitris Tsibanoulis advises clients on a range of banking and finance mandates, privatisation and capital markets matters. Clients underline his strength in the field of capital markets work. He represented Creta Farms in a EUR15 million loan agreement with the EIB.

About the Team (content provided by Tsibanoulis & Partners Law Firm)

Basic facts about the Department

- Head of department: Dr. Dimitris Tsibanoulis

- 7 partners

- 16 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for: Its reputation is founded on its long experience advising banks and financial institutions on all aspects of the banking and finance business.

Strengths One source claims: "We like the professional approach towards our needs, the comprehensiveness and the detail of the provided opinions and the flexibility and proactivity of the company."

Work highlights Legal advice to BNP Paribas Securities Services regarding clearing and settlement transactions, adaptation to the MiFID II regime and to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR).

Significant Clients Aegean Baltic Bank, Alpha Bank, Attica Bank, Procredit Bank, BNP Paribas S.A., German Savings Bank Foundation, Clearstream Banking S.A., HCAP, Athens International Airport, Cooperative Bank of Epirus, Cooperative Bank of Chania, Solidus S.A., Nuntius Brokerage & Investment Services S.A., Pegasus Securities S.A., Triple A Experts S.A., AXIA Ventures Group Ltd.

Notable practitioners

Dr. Dimitris Tsibanoulis is recognized for his strong track record advising clients on a range of banking and finance mandates, privatisation, M&A and capital markets matters. His clients include a number of very high-profile international banking and financial institutions, blue chip corporations, domestic and foreign governments.

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Senior Statesperson

Moratis Passas

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior practitioner George Moratis has notable experience acting for banks and financial institutions on both domestic and international financing mandates. Interviewees highlight his "huge experience in the banking sector" and describe him as "a prominent figure."

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Eminent Practitioner

Panayotis M Bernitsas

Bernitsas Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients describe firm managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas as "a very experienced individual who is extremely hard-working and very knowledgeable." He enjoys an outstanding reputation for privatisation transactions and real estate portfolio investments.

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Eminent Practitioner

Koutalidis Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Nikos Koritsas has notable experience of project finance matters, privatisation mandates and capital markets transactions. Sources concur that he is "one of the experts in Greece."

^ See whole ranking table

Star Individuals

Alexander Metallinos

Karatzas & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Alexander Metallinos has a stellar acquisition financing practice and also advises on capital markets mandates, including derivatives transactions. Clients stress his ability to "come up with good ideas to resolve difficult issues" and regard him as being "in a class of his own." He represented a number of lenders, including UniCredit, RBS and Piraeus Bank, in amendments to project finance agreements for various motorway infrastructure projects.

^ See whole ranking table

Star Individuals

Koutalidis Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Nikos Salakas is a predominant finance lawyer described as "one of the top banking partners in Greece." He is heavily involved in restructuring mandates and privatisation matters and maintains an excellent reputation for his work on LBOs, MTN issues and high-yield bond transactions. Clients laud his "consistency, creative thinking and focused advice."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

POTAMITISVEKRIS

From the Chambers Global guide

George Bersis is a top-ranked financing lawyer with broad expertise in capital markets and derivatives transactions as well as syndicated loans. He represented Kyriakidis Marbles as bidder in a leveraged buyout through delisting.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Catherine Karatzas

Karatzas & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Catherine Karatzas has a leading shipping finance and securities law practice, as well as being well regarded for acquisition finance matters. Clients say that she "remains at the cutting edge of the Greek market" and highlight her "eye for substance and detail." She advised the National Bank of Greece on the agreement of a non-committed trade finance guarantee facility with the EBRD.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Nikos Papachristopoulos

Bernitsas Law

From the Chambers Global guide

"A true leader of the local practice," Nikos Papachristopoulos is highlighted by sources for his work on capital markets transactions, including primary and secondary offerings. He also advises on acquisition financing, privatisation and restructuring mandates. One interviewee says: "I love working with Nikos. He is a great guy who is very helpful, very easy-going and very knowledgeable." In highlights, he represented a number of banks as managers in a EUR300 million note offering by Titan.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Christina Papanikolopoulou

Zepos & Yannopoulos

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients say Christina Papanikolopoulou is "very dynamic and knowledgeable, and has a good understanding of the commercial points of legal opinions and advice." She has an excellent reputation for capital markets and structured finance mandates, particularly equity offerings, high-yield bonds and debt restructuring. She recently advised the IFC on a EUR50 million facility to Grivalia REIC.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Stathis Potamitis

POTAMITISVEKRIS

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients confirm that Stathis Potamitis is "among the most prominent lawyers in Greece," particularly highlighting his knowledge of financial restructuring and his "creative approach." He has an excellent reputation for NPL and insolvency matters. He recently acted for MLS Multimedia on two bond loans.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Athanasia G Tsene

Bernitsas Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Athanasia Tsene is a leader in the field of derivatives as well as non-performing loan transactions. Clients enthuse: "She is a business lawyer who tries to understand where we are coming from and helps to find a solution." She is also highly regarded for regulatory compliance and restructuring matters. She advised Alpha Bank and Centerbridge Partners on creating a platform for servicing and transferring NPLs in Greece.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Global guide

Yianni Cheilas advises clients from the real estate and shipping sectors on syndicated and bilateral facilities, as well as project and asset finance transactions. Sources highlight his excellent knowledge of finance and say he is "quite fast in acting and engages well with clients." Cheilas assisted Piraeus Bank with the EUR12 million financing of the construction of a five-star hotel in Corfu.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Prokopis Dimitriadis

Lambadarios Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Prokopios Dimitriadis advises domestic and international clients on project finance, credit facilities and non-performing loans. Clients say he "knows the exact mechanics and how things should work." Recent experience includes acting as lender's counsel to the National Bank of Greece on a number of equity investments.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Christina Faitakis

Karatzas & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Christina Faitakis is "very collaborative and willing to listen to other people's opinions," say clients. She recently acted for a group of lenders on the financing for the EUR930 million acquisition of rights to maintain regional Greek airports by Fraport and Copelouzos Group.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Euripides Ioannou

POTAMITISVEKRIS

From the Chambers Global guide

Euripides Ioannou advises clients on project and real estate finance and is described by clients as "diligent and very experienced." He also acts for both lenders and borrowers on acquisition finance transactions. He assisted a number of banks with the EUR75 million restructuring of Nikas.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Alexandros Kosmopoulos

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Alexandros Kosmopoulos advises clients on both transactional and regulatory banking matters. Sources describe him as "very efficient and well respected." He represented Eurobank as agent and lender in a EUR186 million bond loan facility to Sani Development and Tourism.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Yannis Kourniotis

Bernitsas Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Yannis Kourniotis has a strong focus on project finance transactions, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and energy. He frequently acts for sponsors, lenders and governments. He continues to advise a consortium, including Intrakat Constructions and Envitec, on financing an integrated waste management system through a public-private partnership.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Moratis Passas

From the Chambers Global guide

According to clients, Dimitris Passas has "a thorough knowledge of the Greek market and is able to anticipate future trends," as well as having "excellent technical skills and business sense." He is particularly active on banking and capital markets regulatory matters, as well as advising on debt restructuring, securitisation and corporate finance.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Dimitris G Tsibanoulis

Tsibanoulis & Partners Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Dimitris Tsibanoulis advises clients on a range of banking and finance mandates, privatisation and capital markets matters. Clients underline his strength in the field of capital markets work. He represented Creta Farms in a EUR15 million loan agreement with the EIB.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Padazis O Karamanolis

Karamanolis & Associates

From the Chambers Global guide

Padazis Karamanolis of Karamanolis & Associates frequently assists clients from the Greek banking sector with banking and finance mandates. Clients report that he is "very experienced with a wide legal knowledge" and appreciate that he is "keen to explore all options to protect a client's interests."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Nikolaos Kostikas

Watson Farley & Williams

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients describe Nikolaos Kostikas as "reliable and very responsive – when you need something he responds quickly." He advises investors and banks on structured finance and project finance, including in the real estate and energy sectors. He also assists with capital markets and regulatory matters.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Paraskevas Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

John Mazarakos advises clients on capital markets and restructuring mandates, as well as broader banking and finance transactions. Commentators say that he is "a pragmatic and knowledgeable lawyer with a very hands-on approach."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

PAPADIMITRIOU - PIMBLIS & PARTNERS

From the Chambers Global guide

Nikos Pimblis joined PAPADIMITRIOU - PIMBLIS & PARTNERS from Koutalidis Law Firm in January 2018. He advises clients on capital markets matters and privatisations. Commentators describe him as "very experienced and well connected."

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Band 3

Konstantinos Vouterakos

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients report that Konstantinos Vouterakos is "experienced and flexible, with a problem-solving approach" and appreciate that he is "always there to help, with practical solutions to facilitate the client's needs." He advises on IPOs, bond issues and securities regulation matters. In highlights, he advised Laboratories Théa on reclaiming unpaid dividends from its Greek subsidiary.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Ioanna I. Antonopoulou

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Ioanna Antonopoulou assists clients with project finance and refinancing matters. Clients describe her as "very thoughtful and very diligent with excellent drafting skills," while other sources feel that "you can easily negotiate complex deals with her - she is someone you can work with." She advised Alpha Bank on the EUR20 million financing of a wind park.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Konstantinos Botopoulos

Lambadarios Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients report that Konstantinos Botopoulos is "very experienced and knows how to handle delicate issues." He has a strong practice emphasis on capital markets work, notably advising on regulatory aspects. He acted for Eurobank as arranger on the IPO of BRIQ.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Watson Farley & Williams

From the Chambers Global guide

Virginia Murray acts for clients on project, infrastructure and real estate finance. Commentators particularly highlight her strength on financing matters in the energy sector. She advised Grivalia Properties on a EUR50 million facility from the IFC to support energy efficiency within its properties.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Karatzas & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Nikos Fragos enters the rankings this year on the back of positive client feedback. Sources say he "combines deep knowledge with good business acumen" and report that he is "extremely client-focused." He assists with banking and capital markets mandates.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Vassilis Koroxenidis

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Global guide

Vassilis Koroxenidis advises clients from the shipping, energy and infrastructure sectors on corporate finance and project finance. He represented the National Bank of Greece in a EUR134 million acquisition financing transaction for Home Holdings.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Nicholas Papapolitis

Papapolitis & Papapolitis

From the Chambers Global guide

Nicholas Papapolitis assists foreign investors with banking and capital markets transactions and wins praise from clients for his efficiency. He also acts for investment funds and financial advisors on corporate finance and privatisation transactions.

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