M. & P. Bernitsas Law Offices
M. & P. Bernitsas Law Offices is one of the leading and largest commercial law firms in Greece. It has long been a proponent for the provision of an international level of service which has earned it a reputation both locally and abroad as one of the foremost providers of services in Greece in all sectors of corporate law. The bulk of the Firm’s practice concentrates on complex domestic and cross-border transactions. We have established long-term relationships with leading law firms all over the world and act together with many of these firms regularly in providing a seamless international service to our clients.
Across our practice areas, we have acted in numerous pioneer transactions which have led to or resulted from the introduction of groundbreaking changes in the regulatory and legislative structure. Senior lawyers of the Firm are often called upon to assist in or advise on the drafting of legislation, examples of which are the law on the granting and operation of concession projects for works and services on behalf of the Ministry of National Economy and the new law on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). This affords us a depth of specialisation and experience which we believe to be an invaluable addition to the quality of our service. ?
Our Banking & Finance department has a history of advising on complex domestic and cross-border transactions and working with international investment banks. The Capital Markets team has participated in most of the major debt and equity transactions to have taken place on the Athens Exchange over the last two decades, including IPOs and tender offers by the national telecommunications operator, mobile telecommunications provider, lottery and water companies, and issues by the National Bank of Greece. In both these practice areas, we have advised all the international banks active in Greece and the major domestic banks, regularly interface with the regulators to develop financing techniques and have structured pioneering deals. The Firm is highly regarded for its work in the area of Project Finance & PPPs and Privatisations and has acted in all the major projects and privatisations to have taken place in Greece. ?
We offer highly specialised advice across Administrative and Civil law Litigation and Arbitration and are able to undertake representation before the courts in Greece and Europe, in arbitrations and mediations, before industrial tribunals and the International Chamber of Commerce. Our Company & Commercial practice has extensive experience in advising foreign, local, public and private companies, as well as shareholders and institutional investors from a wide range of industries on corporate governance, company management and commercial activities. A substantial part of our practice involves providing ongoing advice on issues arising in the daily course of our clients’ businesses, with most of which we have enjoyed a working relationship over many years. ?
TOP RANKED BY: ?
- IFLR 1000 The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2012 ?
- Chambers Global 2011
- ?Chambers Europe 2012?
- The Legal 500 EMEA 2012 ?
- PLC Which Lawyer 2012?
- ILO Client Choice 2011
- Award: Best Law Firm for Client Care in Greece?
Key Practice Areas: Aviation, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Company & Commercial, Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental, European Union & Competition, Food & Beverages, Medicinal Products & Medical Devices, Human Rights, Intellectual Property, IT and Data Protection, Labour, Land & Property Development (Retail, Hotels & Leisure), Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privatisations, Project Finance & PPPs, Public Procurement (Works, Supplies, Services), Tax, Telecommunications & Media
Overview5, Lykavittou Street
Number of fee earners: 50
Number of Lawyers: 39
Number of Partners: 11
Number of Female Partners: 4