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Qualified Lawyers

Bernitsas Law’s teams deliver an international level of service. Our lawyers have been working together within and across departments for many years to provide a specialised, consistent and high-standard service.

Joining us will give you the opportunity to work with leading lawyers in a motivating and inspiring environment, where teamwork within and across departments is highly valued. We expect our lawyers to excel in the provision of an international level of service and to actively contribute to our vision of providing practical, individualised and in-depth advice and representation to our clients and assisting them to achieve their aims. We apply an equally exacting standard to ourselves to be reasonable and responsible employers.

All of our lawyers are able to work fluently in at least English and Greek and have experience of working with national and international clients and globally operating law firms. We look for candidates who have the ability to work effectively within a team, have a proactive, enthusiastic and client orientated work ethic, strong communication and interpersonal skills and excellent analytical and drafting skills.

Opportunities


Applications

We welcome applications from qualified lawyers throughout the year.

If you believe that you have the qualifications, enthusiasm and drive to become a valuable member of our team, please send us your curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining why you want to join us and what you have to offer to applications@bernitsaslaw.com.

Banking & Finance Law Associate

21 January 2019

Description of Position

Associate in the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets team.

Our Banking, Finance & Capital Markets team

Our practice is one of the foremost in Greece with an expertise in both benchmark and mainstream domestic and cross-border transactions. We act for international and domestic banks, investment firms and other financial institutions, insurance companies, funds and public and private companies which do business in Greece.

Over the last three decades, we have participated in the vast majority of significant deals to have taken place in terms of both complexity and value and have structured and executed numerous pioneering transactions. An integral part of our practice is drafting and reviewing complex documentation, including for the refinancing, rescheduling or restructuring of borrowers, in most cases involving security over assets located in Greece or corporate guarantees by Greek companies.

Click here to learn more about our team.

Opportunity

We have an opening for a junior to mid-level associate to join our team. You will be working on a wide variety of transactions, including secured, unsecured, syndicated and bi-lateral lending,corporate financings, acquisition finance, asset finance and securitisation and sale and management of non-performing exposures and credit card portfolios, within a highly established team with significant sector specific experience. You will be exposed to a broad variety of work, with your responsibilities including drafting transaction documentation, advising on regulatory compliance, conducting due diligence and transaction management. A substantial proportion of your work will be in large scale cross-border deals.

Experience Required

To apply for this position, candidates:

  • Must have a bachelor of laws or equivalent and a strong academic record. A specialised Master’s degree (LLM) would be an asset.
  • Must be admitted to the Athens or one of the regional Bar Associations in Greece. Admissions to foreign Bar Associations are welcomed.
  • Must be able to work in Greek and English.

Professional experience in banking and finance law is welcomed although not a prerequisite.

Skills

  • Fluent written and spoken English and Greek
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and client orientated work ethic
  • Good analytical and drafting skills

To apply for this position, please send us your curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining why you want to join us and what you have to offer to applications@bernitsaslaw.com, quoting “Banking and Finance Associate”.

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution – Senior Associate

11 September 2018

Description of Position

Senior Associate in the Civil and Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.

Our Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution team

Our practice has a strong track record in major administrative, civil and commercial and corporate crime disputes. We offer a highly specialised level of representation before the courts in Greece and Europe, industrial tribunals, the ICC and in arbitrations and mediations. Our practice offers a significant breadth of expertise across all types of commercial, administrative and white collar crime disputes. We enjoy long-standing relationships with clients from a wide range of industries who regularly instruct us on disputes arising in the course of their everyday business. Industry specialisations include medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverages, retail, electronics, car manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, insurance and securities.

Click here to learn more about our team.

Opportunity

We have an opening for a senior associate to join our team. You will be working on a wide variety of disputes, including breach of contract, corporate governance, licensing, product liability, corporate transaction and intellectual property disputes, disputes arising from the performance and termination of commercial agreements, corporate crime, fraud, negligence cases, within a highly established team with significant sector specific experience. You will be exposed to a broad variety of first instance and appellate work, with your responsibilities including legal and case-law research, file and evidence preparation, drafting court pleadings, trial preparation and attendance, preparation of the examination and cross-examination of witnesses, conducting pre-litigation due diligence and participating in settlement negotiations, initiating or defending against enforcement proceedings. A substantial proportion of your work will be in large scale cross-border disputes.

Experience Required

Candidates should have:

  • 10 years + professional experience practising litigation and dispute resolution
  • A strong interest in disputes arising across a broad range of industry sectors
  • A strong academic record, preferably with postgraduate studies from a top university
  • The ability to work in Greek and English

The following attributes will be viewed positively:

  • Actual prior legal internship and/or an interest in, or experience in the field of, arbitration
  • A working knowledge of accounting and/or financial statements

Skills

  • Excellent legal writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Thorough research skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Greek
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and client orientated work ethic
  • Good analytical skills

To apply for this position, please send us your curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining why you want to join us and what you have to offer to applications@bernitsaslaw.com, quoting “Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution – Senior Associate”.

Capital Markets & M&A – Associate

10 September 2018

Description of Position

Associate in the Capital Markets and M&A teams.

Our Capital Markets & M&A Teams

Our practice is one of the foremost in Greece with an expertise in both benchmark and mainstream domestic and cross-border transactions. We act for international and domestic banks, investment firms and other financial institutions, insurance companies, funds and public and private companies which do business in Greece. Over the last three decades, we have participated in the vast majority of significant deals to have taken place in terms of both complexity and value and have structured and executed numerous pioneering transactions.

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Opportunity

We have an opening for a mid-level associate to join our teams. You will be working on a wide variety of (i) capital markets offerings, transactions involving private and State controlled companies and debt and equity transactions, including IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements and tender offers, and (ii) M&A transactions also involving listed companies or listed counterparties, within highly established teams with significant sector specific experience. You will be exposed to a broad variety of work, with your responsibilities including drafting transaction documentation, advising on regulatory compliance, conducting due diligence and transaction management. A substantial proportion of your work will be in large scale cross-border deals.

Experience Required

Candidates should have a strong interest in Capital Markets and M&A law. A minimum of five years of active professional experience in the Capital Markets law and M&A sectors is a prerequisite. Candidates should also have a strong academic record in these sectors, preferably with postgraduate studies, and must be able to work in both Greek and English. Strong familiarisation with and active involvement in regulatory work relevant to each of these sectors would be also key to our selection process.

Skills

  • Fluent written and spoken English and Greek
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and client orientated work ethic
  • Good analytical and drafting skills

To apply for this position, please send us your curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining why you want to join us and what you have to offer to applications@bernitsaslaw.com, quoting “Capital Markets & M&A Associate”.

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution – Junior to Mid-Level Associate

27 August 2018

Description of Position

Junior to mid-level Associate in the Civil and Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.

Our Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution team

Our practice has a strong track record in major administrative, civil and commercial and corporate crime disputes. We offer a highly specialised level of representation before the courts in Greece and Europe, industrial tribunals, the ICC and in arbitrations and mediations. Our practice offers a significant breadth of expertise across all types of commercial, administrative and white collar crime disputes. We enjoy long-standing relationships with clients from a wide range of industries who regularly instruct us on disputes arising in the course of their everyday business. Industry specialisations include medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverages, retail, electronics, car manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, insurance and securities.

Click here to learn more about our team.

Opportunity

We have an opening for a junior to mid-level associate to join our team. You will be working on a wide variety of disputes, including breach of contract, corporate governance, licensing, product liability, corporate transaction and intellectual property disputes, disputes arising from the performance and termination of commercial agreements, corporate crime, fraud, negligence cases, within a highly established team with significant sector specific experience. You will be exposed to a broad variety of first instance and appellate work, with your responsibilities including legal and case-law research, file and evidence preparation, drafting court pleadings, trial preparation and attendance, preparation of the examination and cross-examination of witnesses, conducting pre-litigation due diligence and participating in settlement negotiations, initiating or defending against enforcement proceedings. A substantial proportion of your work will be in large scale cross-border disputes.

Experience Required

Candidates should have:

  • 3-9 years professional experience practising litigation and dispute resolution
  • A strong interest in disputes arising across a broad range of industry sectors
  • A strong academic record, preferably with postgraduate studies from a top university
  • The ability to work in Greek and English

The following attributes will be viewed positively:

  • Actual prior legal internship and/or an interest in, or experience in the field of, arbitration
  • A working knowledge of accounting and/or financial statements

Skills

  • Excellent legal writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Thorough research skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Greek
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and client orientated work ethic
  • Good analytical skills

To apply for this position, please send us your curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining why you want to join us and what you have to offer to applications@bernitsaslaw.com, quoting ” – Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution – Junior to Mid-Level Associate”.

Project Finance & Public Private Partnerships – Associate

24 July 2018

Description of Position

Mid-Level Associate in the Project Finance and Public Private Partnerships team.

Our Project Finance & Public Private Partnerships Team

Our practice is a market leader. We have acted in all the major projects to have taken place in Greece, including the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, the Greek Motorways, and the pioneering Rion-Antirion Bridge and Athens Ring Road (Attiki Odos) projects, which opened the concessions market.

We advise all market participants and count the international financing institutions, major lending banks, commercial financiers, consortia, project sponsors, construction companies, bidders and contractors with an active presence in Greece among our clients. We have acted for the EIB and the State, as well as tendering authorities. Our aim is to provide creative solutions which cater to the needs of our clients, their concerns and priorities.

Click here to learn more about our team.

Opportunity

We have an opening for a mid-level associate to join our team. You will be working on large scale project and project financing transactions, some of which have privatisation aspects, within a highly established team with significant sector specific experience. You will be exposed to a broad variety of work, with your responsibilities including drafting project and financing documentation, advising on regulatory compliance, conducting due diligence and transaction management. A substantial proportion of your work will be in large scale international deals.

Experience Required

A minimum of three years’ professional experience is required in commercial law with exposure to Projects and Project Financing work. Candidates should have a strong academic record, preferably with postgraduate studies, and must be able to work in Greek and English.

Skills

  • Fluent written and spoken English and Greek
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and client orientated work ethic
  • Good analytical and drafting skills

To apply for this position, please send us your curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining why you want to join us and what you have to offer to applications@bernitsaslaw.com, quoting “Project Finance & Public Private Partnerships Associate”.

Energy – Associate

24 July 2018

Description of Position

Mid-Level Associate in the Energy & Environment team.

Our Energy Team

Our team have vast experience in advising market leaders on the compliance, management, development and financing of their activities in these sectors and our lawyers have advised on many of the major pioneering energy and resources projects to have taken place in Greece.

Our clients include market leaders in the conventional energy and renewables industries, leading oil companies, international financing institutions and lending banks, as well as Government bodies, to whom we provide advisory, transactional and litigation services.

We have years of experience drafting transaction documents and advising participants on the commercial, development and financing aspects of projects and domestic and cross-border transactions in the conventional and renewable energy sectors. We also have wide-reaching expertise in risk and compliance in these highly regulated sectors.

Click here to learn more about our team.

Opportunity

We have an opening for a mid-level associate to join our team. You will be working on a variety of advisory and transactional work, within a market leading team. You will be exposed to a broad variety of work in the conventional and renewable energy sectors, and advise on infrastructure projects and energy regulation. Your responsibilities will include drafting documentation for financing, acquisition and development projects in the oil and gas, transport, electricity, water and mining sectors, advising on regulatory compliance, conducting due diligence and transaction management. You will also be involved in tendering, developing and financing of wind, solar, hydroelectric, biofuel, biomass and geothermal projects and will work for leading market participants, international financing institutions and lending banks.

Experience Required

A minimum of three years’ professional experience is required in commercial law with exposure to Energy work. Candidates should have a strong academic record, preferably with postgraduate studies, and must be able to work in Greek and English.

Skills

  • Fluent written and spoken English and Greek
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and client orientated work ethic
  • Good analytical and drafting skills

To apply for this position, please send us your curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining why you want to join us and what you have to offer to applications@bernitsaslaw.com, quoting “Energy Associate”.