Top Band recognition in Chambers Global 2017
Bernitsas is consistently ranked in the Top Bands by Chambers Global in their 2017 Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Banking & Finance
Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas is well respected among peers for his long-standing presence in the market and his broad experience in a range of commercial and finance topics.
Nikos Papachristopoulos receives significant praise for his work on capital markets mandates…Clients highlight Papachristopoulos’s commercial approach, saying: ‘He doesn’t just start by putting forward the technical arguments but tries to understand the business considerations and to amalgamate the two.’ ‘He has vast experience and I trust him completely,’ adds another interviewee.
Sources say that Athanasia Tsene has ‘incredible market knowledge and an incredible reputation that she lives up to.’ ‘She’s very thorough and is well respected by the banks,’ says one client, adding: ‘In terms of her technical skills she is extremely strong.’ Tsene leads many of the firm’s high-value corporate finance mandates on behalf of international and Greek banks.
Yannis Kourniotis assists with all aspects of major Greek projects including the agreement of project finance … ‘He’s commercially oriented, adds value to transactions and is a deal maker,’ report clients, adding: ‘He has advised both banks and sponsors so he knows the concerns of both sides.’
Sources say that eminent practitioner Panayotis Bernitsas is a ‘very successful man and clearly a very high-quality individual, and also well known in the market.’ Peers note that, in addition to fulfilling his role as managing partner, Bernitsas is directly involved in important M&A transactions and corporate restructurings on behalf of major Greek clients.
Nikos Papachristopoulos advises financial sector clients including Greek banks and foreign investment funds on high-profile corporate and finance transactions. One impressed interviewee states that Papachristopoulos ‘knows everything about every legal subject; he has seen it all in Greece, and on top of that he is always available.’
Christos Paraskevopoulos is a major driving force behind the firm’s commercial litigation practice and is described by clients as ‘flexible and able to provide solutions.’ Another interviewee reports: ‘He can attack the other side immediately, partly because of his long experience but also because he knows the case well in all its detail.’ Peers also note Paraskevopoulos’ ability to ‘present in a succinct way during a case.’
Sources say that Dimitris Roussis is ‘not reluctant to state his opinion and to try to divert you to a more realistic position,’ adding: ‘He knows well how to handle a case and what he can accomplish for a client.’ He is most focused on public law litigation and often represents global clients before the Greek Council of State.
Clients highlight George Atie‘s experience in civil and public law litigation mandates. He also attracts attention for his arbitration work.
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