Top Tier rankings in The IFLR 1000 32nd Edition

Bernitsas Law is ranked in Tier 1 across all practice areas for Greece by the IFLR 1000 (The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms) 32nd Edition, which are:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets: Debt
  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project Development

Our lawyers have also been recognised in the Guide:

Managing Partner Panayotis Bernitsas is ranked as an Expert Consultant in Banking.

Partner Athanasia Tsene is ranked Market Leader in Banking and Partner Nikos Papachristopoulos is ranked Market Leader in Capital Markets and M&A.

In the Highly Regarded category, partners Lambros Belessis and Evi Kitsou are recognised for their work in M&A. Partner Yannis Seiradakis is recognised for his work in Project Development, Project Finance and M&A respectively, and Counsel Linda Vasaka for her work in M&A. Counsel Dionysis Flambouras is a Notable Practitioner in Banking, Project Finance and Project Development.

Senior Associates Sofia Kontou and Eleni Stazilova are both ranked as Rising Stars in M&A and in Project Development respectively.

Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022)

Banking and finance      

"Professionalism, business-oriented legal solutions, efficient legal work."

Capital markets : Equity                                                                   

"Very well versed with capital markets legislation. Very responsive. Good communication."

Financial services regulatory

"Always available. Knows the market."

"Ensuring compliance with local legal filings."

"Immediate response. Always available. Results given on time."


"Very sound technical knowledge. Very well connected in the market and with key regulators. Able to work around issues."

"Responsive. Good technical knowledge. Well connected in the local market. Cost-effective."

"Efficient. Cost-effective. Good technical and market knowledge."


"Professionalism, integrity, flexibility, coping with stressful and tight deadlines."

"Good lawyers, knowledge of Greek law and market. Always available and provide full advice on different areas."

Lambros Belesis       

"Great communication skills. Extensive knowledge of sector. Great efficiency."

Evi Kitsou      

"Good lawyer, knows the company and how we work, good knowledge of the legal market in Greece."

"Legal knowledge and responsive. See the big picture."

Nikos Papachristopoulos

"Very sound technical and jurisdictional knowledge. Calm and methodical approach."

"Very good technical knowledge. All-rounder in the corporate and capital markets space."

"Practical. Good connectivity and knowledge of Greek market."

"Very knowledgeable. Good listener. Fast but careful."

Yiannis Seiradakis

"Hard working, flexible, committed, experienced."

"Knowledge of legal market, business-oriented solutions, responsibility and responsiveness."

Linda Vasaka

"Organised, diligent, effective."


Top Tier Rankings in IFLR1000 32nd Edition

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