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Apr 2010

Top Band Rankings in Chambers Europe 2010

Bernitsas is consistently ranked in the Top Bands by Chambers Europe in their 2010 Guide to Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

‘Highly reputable Greek powerhouse’.

Banking & Finance

As one of the larger and longer-established law firms in Greece, this well-known player continues to be a key player in the banking sector with ‘indisputable competence and know-how’ … The lawyers ‘make clients feel they are the firm’s priority’, say sources. Managing partner and rainmaker Panayotis Bernitsas is admired for his ‘impressive legal knowledge’ and ‘clear opinions on complex legal issues‘. Highly talented Nikos Papachristopoulos is recognised for his capital markets and banking work. Banking transactions are the exclusive preserve of the ‘extremely attentive and bright’ Athanasia Tsene.

Competition / European Law

‘This group truly works as an effective team and offers pragmatic solutions to complex problems’, clients agree … Acknowledged as a doyen of European law, Panayotis Bernitsas is the main point of contact for many clients, whilst Augustine Almyroudi wins praise for her ‘professional approach’.

Corporate / Commercial

This 15-lawyer corporate team is regarded by some as ‘the premier corporate practice in the Greek market’. According to clients the firm, although expensive, offers broad coverage of all legal issues affecting companies and is ‘a true one-stop shop’. According to clients managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas is ‘a walking encyclopaedia of Greek law and one of the top legal minds in the country’.

Dispute Resolution

This impressive firm makes a leap into the top tier, having been recommended by a range of local and international clients for its depth and breadth of experience and resources … Clients admire the ‘highly effective, talented and solution-driven’ Dimitris Roussis.

Employment

Given its significant corporate and commercial expertise, this highly reputed Greek powerhouse is well positioned to advise on employment litigation, as well as collective redundancies and restructurings.

Real Estate

This ‘solution-oriented firm knows how to navigate the waters of the Greek legal system’, according to interviewees. Distinguished by its expertise in the office, retail and industrial sectors, the group also attracts praise for its understanding of the renewable energy sector and related property needs. Complimented for its representation of foreign real estate, the team includes senior associate Nikos Vouhiounis. Sources also highlight managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas ‘thoroughly solid overview of the real estate industry’.

TMT

This full-service firm’s telecoms and media team is boosted by its strong track record in corporate and M&A transactions.

Ranked Lawyers

  • Panayotis Bernitsas
  • Nikos Papachristopoulos
  • Dimitris Roussis
  • Athanasia Tsene
  • Augustine Almyroudi
  • Nikos Vouhounis