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Apr 2011

Top Band Rankings in Chambers Europe 2011

Bernitsas Law is consistently ranked in the Top Bands by Chambers Europe in their 2011 Guide to Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

This Firm wins approbation for the ‘huge level of experience’ it brings to all transactions.

Banking & Finance

Particular praise is rewarded for its expertise and efficiency in international matters. Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas is noted for his incredible depth of experience and is widely regarded as ‘one of the best lawyers in Athens.’ Interviewees point to the ‘effectively combined experience of regulation and litigation’ offered by Athanasia Tsene, who lies behind most of the firm’s financial work. Nikos Papachristopoulos is recognised for his strong presence in capital markets and banking.

Competition / European Law

Clients recommend this ‘fantastically knowledgeable and dependable’ team for its determined and proactive approach. An important player in the market, the firm is fronted by the ‘strong presence’ of Panayotis Bernitsas, whose ‘technical expertise is beyond doubt’ in this field. Augustine Almyroudi is also singled out for her ‘superb responsiveness and understanding of client needs.’

Corporate / Commercial

This leading outfit comes highly recommended for corporate work. The lawyers have ‘deep knowledge in their respective fields,’ clients report, and maintain ‘excellent standards of professionalism and integrity.’ Sources respect managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas for his hands-on involvement in deals. Nikos Papachristopoulos is ‘co-operative and conscientious,’ and appreciated for his skill in capital markets and corporate law.

Dispute Resolution

“This firm maintains its position in the top tier following client praise for its ‘professionalism, responsiveness and efficiency.’ Dimitris Roussis specialises in public procurement and administrative law, including the contentious side. The ‘particularly outstanding’ Christos Paraskevopoulos draws praise for his organised and efficient working style.”


Happy clients told researchers that this firm ‘exhibits excellent standards of professionalism and possesses deep knowledge of employment law.’ Market sources also appreciate the timely responses and close working relationship cultivated by the team. Ekaterini Papantonopoulou heads the department and impresses with a solid understanding of Greek business practice, as well as an ‘experienced and very clear legal mind.’


Clients praise the energy team at this established firm for its prompt and highly refined service. In addition to its flourishing banking practice, the group is highly active in the area of energy financing.

Real Estate

This versatile group handles all types of real estate and construction queries, and counts banks, developers and hotels amongst its clientele. Nikos Vouhiounis is a standout practitioner and regularly advises on the commercialisation of property. Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas lends his considerable experience in corporate and commercial matters to the team.


This large and respected firm offers advice to a range of clients within the telecommunications, television, radio and media markets.

Ranked Lawyers

  • Panayotis Bernitsas
  • Nikos Papachristopoulos
  • Christos Paraskevopoulos
  • Dimitris Roussis
  • Athanasia Tsene
  • Augustine Almyroudi
  • Katia Papantonopoulou
  • Nikos Vouhiounis