Bernitsas Law is a market leader in the provision of commercial law services in Greece and one of the largest firms in the country. We count industry frontrunners, listed and private companies, supranational, global and national entities and corporations, and small and medium sized enterprises from all the major industry sectors among our clients.
We provide sound and practical legal solutions which take into account our clients’ commercial reality, perspective, concerns and priorities and assist them to achieve their goals and take a pro-active approach in identifying both opportunities and risks. Many of our client relationships have been honed over several decades. With long-term relationships comes unrivalled insight into our clients’ operations and industries which allows us to provide advice tailored to expectations and based on the knowledge we have acquired of their business. Our lawyers have an expertise in working closely with corporate and in-house legal groups and have developed processes and skills which add value to the service we provide.
We are proponents for an international level of service. A substantial part of the Firm’s practice concentrates on complex domestic and cross-border transactions and disputes and our work is consistently recognised by all the major international legal directories. We have enduring relationships with leading law firms all over the world across our areas of practice and act together with many of these firms regularly in providing a seamless and integrated international service to our clients.
Our teams have been working together within and across departments for many years to provide a specialised, consistent and high-standard service. We have been involved in most of the pioneer transactions to have taken place in the country, encompassing ground breaking changes in the legal landscape. We have acted in disputes which have created precedents. The Firm’s lawyers regularly participate in the preparation of legislation and regulatory frameworks, and interface with regulators, ombudsmen and supervisory authorities.
Bernitsas Law was founded in 1946 by Marinos Bernitsas and over the years, under the leadership of Panayotis Bernitsas, became a frontrunner in the Greek legal market. Its history of involvement in major events which shaped Greece’s legal and regulatory framework have cemented the Firm’s prominence. These include the accession of Greece to the European Community, the liberalization of the main industries, privatization of the major State-owned operators, establishment of global brands in Greece and foreign direct investment in the banking, capital markets, project finance and real estate sectors. We continue to be at the forefront of shaping of Greece’s legislative and regulatory framework.
“To-the-point, practical advice … reliable and efficient.”
“Knowledgeable, timely responses, market awareness, can communicate efficiently with lenders, commercial and doers.”
IFLR 1000 2017
“The lawyers provided world-class legal services and showed deep knowledge of the matters trusted to them”.
Chambers Europe Guide: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016
“A firm at the top of the Greek market”.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2016