Katia Papantonopoulou

Katia is an aviation and employment law expert, advising on commercial agreements, transactions and compliance in both sectors.

She advises on the regulatory and legislative employment frameworks in place, employment contracts, pensions and compensation, as well as on fringe benefits including stock option structures, termination of employment, collective dismissals, employee consultations, collective labour agreements and industrial relations. Katia has acted in numerous transfers of undertakings, restructurings and mergers and acquisitions, conducting due diligence and advising on the full range of employment law issues arising in these transactions.

The foundations of her extensive experience in the Aviation sector are in advising on the regulatory framework, the set-up of new owning and operating structures and mergers, acquisitions and privatisation transactions. Katia has drafted and negotiated numerous agreements for the sale, finance and lease, either operative or financial, of individual aircraft and fleets. Prior to joining the Firm in 2000, Katia was in-house counsel to Olympic Airways.

Katia holds a Degree in Law from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and is admitted to the Athens Bar (1967), the Athens Court of Appeals (1975) and the Supreme Court of Greece (1981).

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The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Recognition
May 2021

Top Tier recognition in The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Bernitsas Law is ranked in the Top Tier in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021. ‘a diverse team ... probably best in the country ... an excellent structure and understanding of the market ... highly professional attitude with appropriate knowledge and perfect consultancy ... brilliant to work with ... able to grasp information to a very high level ... available at all times in order to help their clients ... professionalism, responsiveness, flexibilty ... 360-degree expertise’.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Recognition
May 2021

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Client Testimonials

Bernitsas Law receives Top Tier Recognition in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021. Read here client testimonials. 

'The entire team has business acumen and understanding; it is results-oriented and offers great value to businesses.’  ‘Bernitsas Law Firm has a team of lawyers who are dedicated to their clients, highly professional and experts in their fields of specialisation. They are very prompt with their responses and their legal opinions are always very clear and informed.'

Bernitsas Law contributes to Hogan Lovells Covid-19 Summary of National Payment Moratoria Measures in Europe
Jan 2021

Hogan Lovells Covid-19 Summary of National Payment Moratoria Measures in Europe

Bernitsas Law contributes to Hogan Lovells COVID-19: Summary of National Payment Moratoria Measures in Europe which summarises key national payment moratoria measures and other reliefs related to the COVID-19 pandemic which have been introduced in various European countries and which are relevant in the context of structured finance transactions.

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