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Apr 2016

Top Band rankings in Chambers Europe 2016

Bernitsas is consistently ranked in the Top Bands by Chambers Europe in their 2016 Guide to Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

‘The lawyers provided world-class legal services and showed deep knowledge of the matters trusted to them.’

Banking & Finance

‘The lawyers have a very good understanding of how finance contracts work in practice.’

‘It’s a big, capable team that could cover all of our needs.’

‘The team clearly demonstrated good experience.’

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.

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.’

Competition / European Law

‘Reliable, experienced law firm with solid knowledge. Invaluable assistance.’

Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas is a competition lawyer of great renown. He has extensive experience of representing high-profile clients before the competition authorities to offer excellent competition law advice to clients.

Department head Augustine Almyroudi is appreciated by clients as ‘outstanding, with great understanding of our business, and great at offering concrete actionable solutions.’

Corporate / Commercial

‘I think the lawyers are excellent. Punctual, proactive, very good understanding of our needs.’

Clients say managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas ‘knows everything and gets you to do the best possible thing.’

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.’

Associate-to-watch Evi Kitsou enters the rankings this year on the back of excellent feedback. She is described by clients as ‘useful and devoted, available and fast.’

Dispute Resolution

‘Offers high-level expertise, smooth communication and swift responses.’

‘Efficiency and diligence are particular strengths of this team.’

Clients state that Christos Paraskevopoulos is ‘proactive, well prepared and confident in court.’

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.’

Senior associate George Atie offers notable advice on pre-litigation risk management, as well as acting on public and state-related disputes and insolvency-related proceedings.

Employment

‘The team is excellent and provides a great service.’

Katia Papantonopoulou has considerable experience of regulatory and legislative frameworks as well as collective employment agreements. Sources say she is ‘very responsive to any query and works well within deadlines.’

Energy & Natural Resources

‘I am very happy with the team’s services; the lawyers proved to have a deep knowledge of the local legal framework.’

‘The lawyers are commercially oriented, deal makers, with a solid background and experience.’

Real Estate

‘Very professional, efficient and highly recommended.’

Nikos Vouhiounis specialising in real estate development projects and offers in-depth knowledge of the privatisation tender processes of the Hellenic Republic. Highlighted for his extensive experiences, sources deem him ‘a very familiar figure’ within the real estate sector.

Restructuring / Insolvency

‘The lawyers provided world-class legal services and showed deep knowledge of the matters trusted to them.’

‘We are very happy with our collaboration with the team.’

Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas is a hugely experienced restructuring and insolvency lawyer with particular expertise in acting for state bodies.

Head of department Athanasia Tsene is praised by clients for ‘knowing the law very well.’ She can draw on years of experience in advising corporates and both international and domestic credit and financial institutions on financial restructurings and insolvency proceedings.

Tax

‘What is positive, in particular, is the fast reaction to our requests and the fact that there is always one specialised lawyer for the issue requested to help you out.’

Ranked Lawyers

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