Top Band recognition in Chambers Global 2016
Bernitsas is consistently ranked in the Top Bands by Chambers Global in their 2016 Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Banking & Finance
Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas has an established reputation in dispute resolution, and has acted as an arbitrator at the ICC. He is recommended by clients as being especially ‘good with government-related work.’ Nikos Papachristopoulos is highly thought of by clients, one of whom says: ‘He is one of the most detail-oriented, hands-on lawyers in the Greek market.’ He has been a prominent figure in the privatisation of state-owned companies and is praised for his ability to find effective solutions. He recently advised Eurobank Ergasias on a EUR2.8 billion combined offering of shares.
‘Exceptional banking lawyer’ Athanasia Tsene has considerable experience in financial restructuring and regulatory compliance. A market commentator describes her as ‘knowledgeable, and very tough in negotiations.’ She was the key partner in advising the joint bookrunners on a EUR350 million Eurobond issue by Motor Oil Finance.
Yannis Kourniotis is widely recognised for his expertise in project finance. One client remarks that he ‘adds a lot of value.’ He was the lead partner in advising a consortium of Greek companies on two PPP waste management projects with a total value of EUR140 million.
Clients say managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas ‘knows everything and gets you to do the best possible thing.’ In addition to extensive transactional expertise, he has significant experience in banking, competition and EU law as well as restructuring and insolvency. Nikos Papachristopoulos is widely praised by clients as a ‘very dedicated and experienced lawyer. He is quick and reliable. You can call him in the middle of the night.’ He predominantly advises on financing and acquisitions, often representing financial institutions.
Clients state that Christos Paraskevopoulos is ‘proactive, well prepared and confident in court.’ He boasts extensive expertise in commercial litigation matters, representing clients from sectors such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and manufacturing. He also offers niche knowledge of succession disputes involving high net worth individuals. Dimitris Roussis retains his reputation for advising on administrative litigation and disputes relating to public tenders. Clients say: ‘He brings good experience in public law and responds efficiently under pressure.’