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 deliver 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 groundbreaking 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.
Since the Firm was founded in 1946, it has become a frontrunner in the Greek legal market, with unrivalled experience in both benchmark and mainstream domestic and cross-border transactions. It has acted in many of the significant and often pioneering transactions to have taken place in terms of both complexity and value over the last three decades, which have resulted in the liberalisation of certain of the main industries, the privatisation of major State owned operators, the establishment of global brands in Greece and foreign direct investment in various areas of the economy, including in listed companies and in the project finance and real estate sectors.
“they are very commercially oriented, offer pragmatic solutions and think outside the box”
Chambers Global 2021
“subject matter expertise, business acumen and a proactive trusted advisor”
IFLR 1000 2021
“perfect choice … professionalism, dedication, good knowledge, commitment”
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
“the lawyers are very highly skilled, and are able to analyse any situation and apply their knowledge to help clients”
Chambers Europe 2020
“Bernitsas won the award due to its roles on key transactions of 2018 that will influence legal practice in a number of fields, in Greece and maybe elsewhere. The firm’s presence on so many deals that were considered by the IFLR judges and were in contention for awards is notable.”