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Mar 2019

Top Band recognition in Chambers Global 2019

Bernitsas Law is ranked in the Top Bands by Chambers Global in their 2019 Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Banking & Finance

The market-leading Athanasia Tsene acts on complex matters involving portfolios of bond loans and NPLs. One client says: ‘She is always available, devoted to her clients, very smart and truly an expert in Greek banking law. She knows the relevant regulations off the top of her head, prepares an incredibly comprehensive analysis of the issues and provides very practical advice.

Nikos Papachristopoulos is praised for his capital markets expertise, handling both ECM and DCM mandates. He has experience in private placements, tender offers and the delisting of shares, with transactions often pertaining to the real estate sector.

Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas enjoys an excellent reputation, and clients benefit from his long-standing experience in the field. He advises on complex mandates, with a particular focus on project finance deals.

Corporate/Commercial

Evi Kitsou progresses in the rankings following positive market feedback. Clients state: ‘She is very fast and has strong experience in corporate and commercial topics. She is friendly, dedicated, always available, reliable and keeps to deadlines.’ She assists with a range of acquisitions and divestments.

Nikos Papachristopoulos impresses across the M&A and finance sectors. One client describes him as ‘very smooth, co-operative, supportive and prompt in his replies,’ adding: ‘He has a very complete overview of the details for all the transactions he is involved in.’ He acts on key mandates for banks, investment companies, private equity funds and corporates.

Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas has significant experience in complex M&A matters, as well as restructuring mandates. He is a highly regarded figure in the corporate and transactional arena.

Dispute Resolution

One client says that the ‘pragmatic’ Christos Paraskevopoulos is ‘very straightforward and client-oriented.’ This source also praises his ability to find solutions to issues. He handles a broad range of commercial disputes for clients from the insurance, banking and automotive sectors.

Clients say that Dimitris Roussis shows a lot of patience, shows great listening skills and has the ability to find very good arguments.’ He deals with litigation and arbitration proceedings, and frequently handles public law disputes.

George Atie assists with various disputes, with experience of cases involving the insurance and banking industries. Clients state: ‘He is always hands-on, very committed, very enthusiastic and keen to end the case successfully. He fights a lot for our interests and has very good experience in litigation and arbitration.’

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