The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 Client Testimonials

Bernitsas Law is ranked in the Top Tier in The Legal 500 EMEA 2023.

Client Testimonials:

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

‘Athanasia Tsene is an exceptional lawyer. Her knowledge, attitude and way of working really make Athanasia stand out in the market. Her commitment and support is unique.’

‘Bernitsas Law Firm excels in the practice in the banking and finance sector. The teams are composed of excellent lawyers with deep knowledge of the sector and accurate, sharp and high level of legal advice.’

‘Dionysis Flambouras is an excellent colleague with sound and outstanding knowledge of banking and finance law, practice and regulation. His skills, knowledge and personal quality are precious for any company.’

‘Availability 24 hours a day. Immediate legal position and resolution of any issue that arose in the transaction between the parties in a transparent manner.’

‘Bernitsas Law Firm are one of the main law firms currently in the market who have immense experience in syndicated bond loans, and they have thrived in the past couple of years. I highly recommend Bernitsas Law firm to anyone seeking representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest at the forefront.’

‘A great team with profound knowledge and an always up-to-date understanding of the business and banking environment.’

‘Dionysis Flambouras is an excellent asset for the firm. Always available, exceptionally efficient and focused on finding a solution rather than pinpointing the problem. He is a very trustworthy and pleasant colleague to work with.’

‘Knowledgeable, and also very hard-working and accessible – more so than the market norm.’

Commercial, corporate and M&A

‘Great team, with deep knowledge and experience.’

‘Super in financing, very good in M&A, and good in energy law.’

‘Panayotis Bernitsas – super in financing, Y. Seiradakis in M&A and energy.’

‘Personal approach. Always available and make difficult issues easy to understand.’

‘The individuals do more than treat you like a client.’

‘Have been working with the firm and the individual partners for some 25 years on several transactions. Highly respected, extremely knowledgeable, sound, tailor-made advice. Very used to co-operate seamlessly with international law firms when and as required.’

‘Have been working closely with both Athanasia Tsene and Nikos Papachristopoulos, each being widely recognised as top ranking lawyer in their respective fields. Both very experienced, able to give authoritative advice, prompt and readily available.’

‘Excellent and experienced colleagues, well-educated and providing high level legal services, especially in capital markets law, corporate governance, compliance.’

Dispute resolution

‘They have expertise that is unparalleled in Greece. They also provide excellent client service, responding promptly and thoroughly.’

‘Christos Paraskevopoulos is knowledgeable, friendly and has real gravitas.’

‘Deep legal analysis and pragmatic practice.’

‘Extremely efficient and responsive, global view and understanding of issues at hand. They provide realistic, business-oriented and innovative solutions.’

‘Fotini Karra is a hard-working and experienced professional, extremely devoted and motivated.’

‘The practice is very responsive and practical. They have a strong international reputation. They came strongly recommended by a number of international firms and have been excellent to deal with.’

‘Well complimented team, with experts in all major fields. Excellent dispute understanding, 360 degree approach, excellent legal and commercial view.’

‘Long term co-operation and commitment, understanding of client’s needs, outstanding lawyers!’


‘Professionals but at the same time very personal. We have been working with the Energy practice team for a while now and we enjoy the professionalism, the responsiveness, the knowledge and most important the level of comfort we as a client get when discussing sensitive matters with them. Willing to go the extra mile to help with the issue at hand, the firm is also enjoying a very good reputation in the local market as an exceptional competent and ethical entity which is very helpful, especially when dealing with Government entities.’

‘Professional, knowledgeable, experienced, well structured, team workers, efficient and dedicated, able to perform under pressure and tight deadlines, they offer top-quality services in a broad spectrum of legal, M&A and competition issues.’

‘Yannis Seiradakis displays willingness and ability to understand the issues by challenging and deep-digging, solution seeker, coordination skills.’

‘The Bernitsas energy team is excellent! They have deep knowledge in the energy sector, they are very committed to the client and provide practical advice.’

EU and competition

‘Team does deep legal work analysis and is accurate with a pragmatic practice.’

‘Marina Androulakakis and Tania Patsalia conduct themselves with leadership and competence on an important case.’

‘The team knows the field well and is always available to assist.’

‘Marina Androulakakis is always available for assistance and understands the client’s needs.’

‘Marina Androulakakis and Tania Patsiala supported our company with their knowledge in competition matters and a high standard of professionalism.’

‘Very high competence and very fast in understanding requests by a customer and replying.’

‘Marina Androulakakis: reactivity, speed, competence, knowledge of the market, straight to the point.’

‘Long-term cooperation and commitment, understanding of client’s needs, outstanding lawyers.’

Projects and privatisation

‘The team has professionalism, in-depth knowledge of the legal market and provides business-oriented solutions.’

‘Impeccable team, great inspiration, provides business solutions, gives solid legal advice, available and efficient.’


‘The team has excellent English, are very practical and to the point in their advice, and are very responsive. We have worked with them for a considerable time and have never been disappointed.’

‘They were efficient at getting us set up in Greece and were able to easily navigate any issues we have had. It is not simple to set up in Greece and their advice was crucial during this process.’

‘The response times and the detailed replies I have found very helpful as it cuts out a lot of time where information is only drip-fed. Everyone that I have dealt with at Bernitsas have been great.’

‘The team is highly professional and was very much attentive to our needs and comments. The team was very responsive and kept us updated all the time. The team members are very nice, and it was very pleasant working with them.’

‘Professional, responsive, pleasant and kind people to work with.’

‘Maria Kloni is highly recommended.’

‘The whole team is fantastic. Very professional with deep knowledge of legal issues in a variety of subjects.’

‘The team did a great job in supporting us during a very complex restructuring phase. They have been managing each step smoothly, on time and with the right level of communication, which is not at all simple considering the complexity of the subject.’

Restructuring and insolvency

‘Exceptional team.’

‘Athanasia Tsene really stands out in the market. Really knowledgeable, always available to support, real business partner. she is the most exceptional lawyer I have worked with in the Greek market.’


‘The team is highly professional and very much attentive to our needs and comments. The team is very responsive and keeps updated all the time. The team members are very nice.’

‘The team is professional, responsive and kind people to work with. Panayotis Bernitsas and Fotodotis Malamas are highly recommended.’

‘The team’s availability, professionalism, clear advice and instructions on the way forward.’

‘Fotodotis Malamas is an excellent professional, always advises on point and helps us go through the complicated greek tax legislation.’

‘Up-to-speed with latest legal developments, business-oriented solutions, great practical advice, value for money.’

‘Long-term cooperation and commitment, understanding of client’s needs, outstanding lawyers.’


‘Bernitsas has a strong, commercially-minded and to the point team, with excellent technical knowledge and attention to detail.’

‘Tania Patsalia is a technically great and thorough legal professional.’

‘Highly specialised people on different subjects. Dedicated partners. Continuation in our affairs.’

‘Accuracy, responsiveness, availability, sense of ownership. Mrs Ria Venaki is valuable partner to us.’


‘Top legal and technical expertise and knowledge, eager to help the customer, immediate response.’

‘Availability, technical expertise, professionalism, willingness to help on all issues, highly motivated.’

Intellectual property

‘Accuracy, attention to the details, flawless work.’

White-collar crime

‘Bernitsas Law Firm demonstrates a high level of expertise in a diverse array of legal matters. The team is characterized by its high professionalism, collaborative approach and responsiveness.’

‘Mr Paraskevopoulos demonstrates a high level of expertise in all related matters.’

‘Excellent skills in white collar crime and fraud.’

The Legal 500 2023 Client Testimonials

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