Top Tier rankings in the IFLR 1000 33rd Edition

Bernitsas Law is ranked across all practice areas as a Top Tier Firm by the IFLR 1000 (The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms) 33rd 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.

Partners Nikos Papachristopoulos and Athanasia Tsene are ranked as Market Leaders in Capital Markets and M&A and in Banking and Finance respectively.

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

Senior Associate Eleni Stazilova is ranked as Rising Star in Project Development.

Client feedback: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

Banking and finance

"They have a great legal background and they are very helpful in progressing the transactions. They are very responsive."

"Great expertise and know-how. Client-orientated attitude and hands-on approach."

"Holistic approach, deep knowledge."

"Very experienced law firm. We feel confidence with Bernitsas law firm"

"Bernitsas is extremely efficient and always available and successfully completes all deals under demanding deadlines."

"Extremely knowledgeable, swift response, business enabler."

"Best-in-class from a technical perspective. Very responsive and helpful in terms of managing a transaction and providing a seamless collaborative service to our mutual clients."

Capital markets

"Very well educated and experienced, providing legal advice in the most efficient and successful manner, combining knowledge of EU and Greek law."

"Responsive, approachable and knowledgeable."

"Very effective legal support in most difficult cases. Impressive legal knowledge and know-how."

Financial restructuring

"They provide business-orientated legal solutions in an efficient and timely manner."

"Leveraged finance, they act quickly and commercially."


"Bernitsas is a leading firm in Greece and supported me very well."

"Experience, expertise, availability of resources, responsiveness, effectiveness. Ability to understand the customer's views and to identify critical issues, prioritise, suggest alternatives and follow up. Succinct in their reports and presentations. Timely delivery within (sometimes strict) deadlines. Competitive in their charges and staying within budget."

"Expert knowledge and extensive experience in advising on all aspects of M&A and financing (both refinancing and acquisition financing) transactions. Active participation and full commitment of partners and senior lawyers in a transaction."

"The best law firm in Greece. Experts in Greek law, commercial, hard-working teams and very user- friendly.”

Private equity

"Hands-on approach. Very efficient in making ends meet and fast response."


"Excellent cooperation, useful insights, accurate and on-time replies, business-orientated."

Bernitsas Law IFLR1000 32nd Edition Top Tier Rankings

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