Stephensons in Greek linkup

City firm Stephenson Harwood has entered into an association with a Greek firm, in a move designed to improve access for clients whose interests lie in Greece, the Balkans and Eastern Europe.

The arrangement is with Athens-based Elias SP Paraskevas Attorneys at Law 1933, which has more than 20 lawyers. It will concentrate on corporate finance, banking and capital markets, infrastructure, privatisation, insurance, EU, competition, state aid and private client services.

John Pike, Stephenson Harwood's chief executive, said: “The association reflects Stephenson Harwood's commitment to the Balkans, which is demonstrated by the opening of a Piraeus office last year.”