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Athanasia joined the Firm in 2001 and is Joint Head of the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets group. At the core of her practice is vast experience in structuring, drafting, negotiating and advising on the feasibility and implementation of international financial transactions, including on security and hedging arrangements.

extremely impressive ... 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

Chambers Europe 2019

top quality specialist in financing project ... perhaps the best practitioner on that field in the Athenian market ... knowledgeable, experienced, expedient and responsive

The IFLR 1000 2019

an experienced lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the Greek and European banking legislation and with first-hand experience of the way Greek banks operate

The IFLR 1000 2019

hugely experienced ... gets to the bottom line and has a good sense of what is viable to both parties in a transaction

The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

very thorough and is well respected by the banks ... in terms of her technical skills she is extremely strong ... incredible market knowledge and an incredible reputation that she lives up to

Chambers Europe 2017

She has been working on the legal and regulatory aspects of the development of a secondary market of non-performing loans in the portfolios of Greek banks and has been involved in most transactions of this type in the Greek market. Athanasia has significant experience in advising corporates and international and domestic credit and financial institutions on financial restructurings and insolvency proceedings.

Her clients include all the major banks and financial institutions that are active in the Greek market and she has acted in innovative and ground breaking deals which have paved the way for future transactions in the banking sector.

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Education

  • Degree in Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • LLM in European Internal Market, Comparative Conflict of Laws, Law of Restitution and Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, University of London (External Programme)

Admissions

  • Athens Bar, 1989
  • Athens Court of Appeals, 1993
  • Supreme Court of Greece, 1997