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Apr 2020

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 Client Testimonials

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Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

‘Professionalism, dedication, good knowledge, commitment.’

‘Bernitsas has the in-house competence to professionally handle practically all types of transactions relating to financing (Banks, Capital Markets), Equity Markets (IPO, Capital raising, listing, redomiciling) Corporate Finance (M&A,restructuring,etc). Can work on both Greek law and English law based deals.’

‘Knowledgable professionals, committed, hands-on, timely delivery, well connected in local market.’

‘An absolutely to- ranking firm. The firm’s capital market practice is a market leader in Greece. They have deep knowledge of the business and the transaction structure and they are very helpful in solving the problematic issues. Their attitude to clients is also remarkably positive. The team is excellent at all times. The service you get from Bernitsas on these transactions is top class. What differentiates them from their competitors is that they have a strong technical competence and work really hard. They also care passionately about developing relationships with their clients.’

Nikos Papachristopoulos, the Joint Head of the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A groups at Bernitsas law firm, is the primary attorney that we have worked with. Nikos has huge expertise in these areas of law. He is also extremely commercial; he gets to the bottom line and has a good sense of what is viable to a counterparty. You can also call him at any time and get an opinion. Apart from being always on top of the case he is handling, he is also very good in mediating internal dialogues. In my opinion, he is one of the best in the Greek market at what he does, a good negotiator that you would like to have on your side.’

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

‘The practice has extensive experience and deep knowledge in corporate and legal matters. They appreciate their customers and always find ways to support and give feedback, even at very short notice. They are providing valuable and reliable legal advice and are always there when we need them’.

Lambros Belessis is very experienced on corporate law matters, absolutely reliable, gives valuable legal advice, and is open minded. In short, I have confidence in his advice.  Evi Kitsou is reliable and fast, has great experience in commercial matters, has a positive personality, and is very dedicated.’

‘Fast and efficient response and clear presentation of available options, leveraging the firm’s substantial experience in the field of M&A.’

‘We work with Yannis Seiradakis and, in a supporting role, with Anastasia Kaiara.  They are always available and they address our concerns efficiently, effectively and with a friendly attitude.’

Dispute Resolution

Strong team with huge experience.’

‘Expertise in many fields. Exceptional responsiveness. Flexibility. Long term experience of our company.’

‘Top-notch, efficient advice.’

Christos Paraskevopoulos stands out with his deep experience and skill in finding pragmatic solutions.’

Dimitris Roussis has very good legal knowledge of Administrative/ Public Procurement Law, writes very good legal documents and handles successfully cases in front of Administrative Courts. He is also reliable regarding times of execution of a task and is cooperative. Panayotis Bernitsas is the chief of the law firm and Professor, he is experienced with very deep legal knowledge and very reliable. Stella Papakosta is also a very professional and reliable lawyer especially on litigation relevant to Administrative Law.’

‘Very professional and capable of getting quickly into the depth of the topic.’

‘Both partners and associates we cooperate with are respected attorneys and we always know our matters are in good hands. Excellent in legal disputes in their country with really solid score in terms of defending our interests.’

‘They provide us with a global view of all the possible outcomes and try to minimise the exposure of clients. They have a lot of experience in the field and a team that can support any case.’

‘Strong commitment in their objective, respect time limits and capable of supporting you in all levels of the dispute.’

‘Professionalism, value for money, deep knowledge of sector, engagement efficiency.’

EU and Competition

‘Strong international experience and knowledge of competition law issues. Dedicated team in this field.’

‘High expertise. Strong experience not limited only to the Greek legal environment.’

Employment

Accuracy. Responsiveness. Attention to Detail. Business minded.’

‘Long and strong experience and excellent responsiveness. Katia Papantonopoulou stands out.’

Insurance

‘I believe that a significant advantage of the Firm is that they have expertise in various legal disciplines with excellent performance, reliability and response times.’

‘We have close and regular cooperation with a number of lawyers working at Bernitsas. Namely with Lambros Belessis and Evi Kitsou for general legal advice on a number of corporate issues, compliance with Greek insurance laws and regulations, drafting of agreements and contracts, corporate governance etc. We are very pleased with their efficiency and speed of response , accuracy of the advice given and their personal attention and involvement in matters concerning our companies.’

Intellectual Property

‘The team delivered advice and great action for preparing and filing a trade mark application.’

Yannis Chryssospathis took the lead on the matter and handled it excellently.’

‘Responsiveness, knowledge, business oriented, value for money, efficiency.’

Projects and Privatisation

Professionalism, value for money, in depth knowledge, availability and engagement solutions-oriented.’

‘Probably the most experienced team in Greek legal market business oriented efficient deep legal knowledge.’

Restructuring and Insolvency

Athanasia Tsene and Fanis Krystallis are top of their business. Always close to their clients providing timely and informed advice taking into account also the business aspect of any issue.’

TMT

‘Bernitsas Law Firm is a perfect choice for every telecommunication sector based company seeking for fast help, accurate insights and comprehensive explanations. We have been working with Bernitsas for approximately 5 years, which showed that this law firm is a very trustable partner.

One of their main advantages compared with the other law firms is that they always accomplish their tasks in a timely manner (regardless of any situations), so we can be sure, that we will not have to wait and that we will always make our submissions to the respective authorities on time.

It should be also noted, that this law firm is always ready to help when some kind of unexpected difficulties are faced, they are very operative with every single request that we have. What is more, Bernitsas Law Firm tends to remind us our annual obligations in advance (if any), so we wouldn’t miss anything and so we could plan our mutual co-operation filling and managing the documentations and tasks more efficiently. We definitely recommend this firm.

We would like to mention Tania Patsalia as her dedication, punctuality, accuracy and willingness to solve any kind of issue in any kind of situation makes her an outstanding professional. Her deep knowledge in the areas of EU and telecommunications law let us always feel safe and confident.

Tax

‘The team that deals with tax issues is a very strong one with excellent knowledge of the field and always updated on new regulations. Each month they circulate a bulletin with any new/ changes in the tax, which is very helpful for us as clients.They are available to discuss any issue and propose adequate solutions.’     

‘Very strong knowledge and persistence in overcoming all sorts of problems caused in our country by the administration. They are always there when you need them and deliver results on time. I could mention the names of Mr. Fotodotis Malamas and Mrs. Evi Kitsou.’

‘Up to date with recent tax legislation developments. Efficient, value for money, responsive.’        

White-Collar Crime

Solid and strong experience. Deep knowledge of law and court decisions. Strong court representation due to long experience. Strong and big team.