Bernitsas Law is ranked in Band 1 across all practice areas by Chambers Global in their 2021 Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Banking & Finance
Market-leading team assisting with cross-border finance transactions. Has experience in capital markets deals, including note and bond issuances and securitisations. Also advises on corporate lending to Greek companies and on the Greek aspects of pan-European finance deals. Boasts solid experience in syndicated loan transactions. Popular with both financial institutions and private companies for financial restructuring advice, as well as assisting with regulatory matters and issues pertaining to non-performing loan transactions.
Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas maintains a strong reputation for his longstanding presence in the Greek market. He has experience in a plethora of banking and finance matters, with particular expertise in project finance topics.
Corporate/CommercialBoasts a broad corporate and commercial practice, well supported by the firm's highly regarded financing and competition offerings. Has a strong transactional focus, advising on public and private M&A as well as on stock exchange listings. Also assists international clients with global mergers and corporate restructurings. Also active on advisory mandates, from commercial agreements to corporate governance. Clients hail from a range of sectors including insurance and consumer goods.
Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas has cultivated a strong reputation in the market and is known for his excellent client relationship skills. He has extensive experience in corporate and commercial matters.
Dispute ResolutionMaintains a top-tier ranking on account of its strong market recognition and consistent presence in high-profile cases. Has proven capabilities in public law litigation, including cases linked to public tenders and the breach of public contracts. Defends companies in enforcement actions taken by the Greek data protection regulator or other domestic public bodies. Handles IP litigation and assists with disputes arising in insolvency situations. Has a strong reputation for capacity to handle complex commercial arbitration. Also advises on employment law disputes.
Dimitris Roussis is noted for his presence in civil litigation and arbitration. He also represents clients before the administrative courts in actions against the Hellenic Republic, including notable cases relating to contractual breaches or environmental decisions.
International & Cross-Border Capabilities
Another source observes: ‘They are very commercially oriented, offer pragmatic solutions and think outside the box.’