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May 2018

Top Tier recognition in the Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Bernitsas Law is ranked in the Top Tier by The Legal 500 EMEA 2018.

Bernitsas Law is ‘always excellent’ and provides ‘practical, balanced, business-oriented advice’.

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

Practice heads Nikos Papachristopoulos and the ‘hugely experiencedAthanasia Tsene, ‘get to the bottom line and have a good sense of what is viable to both parties in a transaction’. Clients also appreciate the ‘excellent support’ from the rest of the team, including the ‘very impressiveDionysis Flambouras.

Corporate and M&A

Bernitsas Law fields an ‘excellent’ practice whose lawyers provide ‘valuable and fast advice’ and have ‘deep knowledge of corporate and commercial topics’.

The ‘very professionalLambros Belessis, who jointly leads the team with Linda Vasaka, is ‘open minded and provides valuable advice’. Also recommended are Nikos Papachristopoulos, who has ‘an eye for the commercial issues at hand’, and ‘very knowledgeable’ associate Evi Kitsou, who is ‘willing to help in any event’.

Dispute Resolution

Praised for its ‘industry knowledge and legal proficiency’, Bernitsas Law’s clients consider it ‘the first choice when it comes to administrative litigation’.

The team is jointly led by the ‘very knowledgeableChristos Paraskevopoulos, who is ‘fully devoted to the client’, and Dimitris Roussis, who has a ‘very good knowledge of administrative law’. Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas is also praised for his ‘deep legal knowledge’.

EU & Competition

Bernitsas Law fields a number of specialists in competition law.

Counsel Augustine Almyroudi leads the team, which benefits greatly from the experience of managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas.

Employment

The ‘excellent’ Bernitsas Law fields an employment team that ‘handles all cases skilfully, providing guidance in an efficient manner.

Practice head Katia Papantonopoulou is an ‘outstanding legal expert in this field’ and her team advises an impressive range of clients.

Energy

Bernitsas Law is ‘one of the most reliable law firms in Athens’ and its lawyers ‘know-how to serve the client’.

The ‘business and deal-orientedYannis Kourniotis heads the practice.

Insurance

Bernitsas Law provides ‘an excellent service’.

Excellent’ corporate head Lambros Belessis and litigation head Christos Paraskevopoulos are recommended.

Intellectual Property

Bernitsas Law is commended for its ‘very high level of service’.

Corporate partner Lambros Belessis and associate Marina Androulakakis are both ‘very competent’ in this area.

Projects and Privatisation

As good as any in the Greek market’, the ‘excellent’ Bernitsas Law is noted for its ability to provide ‘deep market awareness and focused, constructive advice’.

Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas handles projects and infrastructure matters, alongside energy expert Yannis Kourniotis. Nicholas Papachristopoulos, Dimitris Roussis, and Yannis Seiradakis are recommended for privatisation mandates.

Real Estate and Construction

Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas heads the team at Bernitsas Law. In an illustration of its work for large real estate funds, the practice advised Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund on its €400m acquisition and development of the Astir Palace Hotel from HRADF and NBG. The firm also acted for Värde Partners on its €40m acquisition of a controlling stake in Greek listed real estate investment company, Trastor.

Restructuring and Insolvency

Bernitsas Law has a strong track record advising creditors and debtors on cross-border restructurings, refinancings, liquidations and debt reschedulings.

Key partners include Lambros Belessis, Nikos Papachristopoulos, Yannis Seiradakis, Athanasia Tsene and Linda Vasaka.

TMT

One of the best in Greece in the telecommunications field’, Bernitsas Law’s ‘expert lawyers’ provide ‘very good, responsive and clear advice’ in ‘a timely manner’.

Group head Augustine Almyroudi is supported by a strong team of associates, including Marina Androulakakis and ‘the outstandingTania Patsalia.

Tax

Bernitsas Law represents companies and HNWIs on the full range of advisory and contentious issues.

Panayotis Bernitsas heads the team, which includes experienced associate Fotodotis Malamas.

White Collar Crime

Bernitsas Law enjoys a strong track record advising clients on corporate crime and fraud issues.

Very experienced’ litigation head Christos Paraskevopoulos is a Certified Fraud Examiner who gives ‘really good strategic advice’. ‘Very professional and proactive’ associate Pelina Leontiadou is also recommended.

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