Top Band Rankings in Chambers Europe 2012
Bernitsas is consistently ranked in the Top Bands by Chambers Europe in their 2012 Guide to Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Banking & Finance
This large team is universally affirmed as a top choice in this practice area.
‘The team produces outstanding work.’
‘It understands the market and business terms, and how to translate these into legal clauses.’
Sources say Nikos Papachristopoulos stands out thanks to his ‘impressive knowledge of law and the economy as a whole’ and his understanding of capital markets instruments.
Clients praise banking and finance practice head Athanasia Tsene for ‘identifying the issues and facilitating the transaction.’ Sources also admire her international transactional experience, and she is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on securitisation.
Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas is one of the pre-eminent names in the Greek legal market, with ‘the experience to run any sort of transaction,’ according to peers.
Competition / European Law
‘A prominent and knowledgeable firm. It is fast to respond, has a strong overview of what happens in the industry and creates added value for our company.’
Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas is a vastly experienced practitioner and law professor. ‘He is always up to date and is an excellent communicator,’ according to sources. Commentators describe Augustine Almyroudi as ‘knowledgeable, focused on delivering and effective,’ and admire his skills and ample expertise in acting for energy and telecoms clients.
Corporate / Commercial
‘The office has a deep bench and can provide advice on anything. I believe it is one of the best corporate law offices in Greece.’
Panayotis Bernitsas is an eminent and respected name in the local market and … is described by sources as ‘an outstanding lawyer who has been instrumental in reaching agreements or understandings with difficult deals.’ The excellence of the team extends to partner Nikos Papachristopoulos, about whom sources say: ‘He is the best lawyer in Greece in my opinion, one of the best-informed, and he always provides great advice.’
‘I feel very confident and reassured by the representation.’
Clients and peers speak highly of Christos Paraskevopoulos, and rate his clear communication skills and technical knowledge. He advises many prominent international clients. Department head Dimitris Roussis comes highly recommended for his arbitration expertise, and also heads the public procurement practice of the firm.
This respected firm’s broad employment practice covers all sorts of contentious and non-contentious matters for its large client base … Department head Ekaterini Papantonopoulou is praised for her knowledge of employment law.
‘The firm has a global approach, wide experience in several areas and an excellent reputation in the market.’
‘A very well-managed office; efficient in allocating resources and providing the most experienced professionals for each transaction.’
‘Efficient and quick, it understands the market and the business terms, and how to translate these into legal clauses, which is very important for us.’
Nikos Vouhiounis is a respected name in the Greek real estate market. He is known for his strength in commercial and retail mandates.
Restructuring & Insolvency
Clients and peers respect the deep experience and knowledge of managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas, saying that ‘he is not only really hard-working, but also has the necessary expertise to be an excellent lawyer.’
‘A dependable and helpful team.’
‘The firm has a lot of expertise in different areas that we need; the full service is an advantage. The quality of the advice is excellent, as is the speed of reply.’
- Panayotis Bernitsas
- Nikos Papachristopoulos
- Christos Paraskevopoulos
- Dimitris Roussis
- Athanasia Tsene
- Augustine Almyroudi
- Katia Papantonopoulou
- Nikos Vouhiounis