Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Avramopoulos & Partners has extensive expertise in corporate and commercial law. Our lawyers are actively engaged in the intricacies of our clients' business dealings, ranging from simple incorporations to large-scale strategic transactions including mergers, acquisitions and all other kinds of corporate transformations. Our attorneys are adept at representing clients in ways that go above and beyond basic legal skills. We work with our clients to understand the nature of their business and goals and apply legal advice that will help them reach their objectives. This is especially important when dealing with spheres of international business where little or no precedent is available to guide decision-making. The ability to successfully navigate clients through complex commercial issues, often crossing borders and intertwining cultures, has long been and will remain a hallmark of Avramopoulos & Partners' service.
We frequently assist clients in obtaining Greek entities and assets, by representing them in privately negotiated transactions and in public tender offers and mergers. This is accomplished by statutory merger, asset acquisition, share purchase or share exchange. In these transactions, we have responsibility for all phases of the project, including:
Our knowledge in the area of commercial contracts spans across the entire range of contracts, including joint ventures, co-operations and partnerships, outsourcing, advertising, branding, media and sponsorship, licensing of commercial rights, sales and marketing, manufacturing, purchase and supply, standard trading terms and conditions, distribution, agency and franchise, warehousing, storage and logistics, freight and transport, etc.
Furthermore, we regularly assist boards, directors, shareholders and other key stakeholders on devising optimal corporate structures, implementing effective corporate governance frameworks, and ensuring compliance with adopted protocols and applicable codes.
Avramopoulos & Partners is noted for its advice on commercial matters, with the practice advising on the full range of commercial activities, including joint ventures, cooperations, licensing, and outsourcing, as well as on corporate governance and compliance matters. The team, which is notably active in the shipping and cruise sectors, also advises media and hospitality clients. Senior partner Vassilis Avramopoulos leads the practice and spearheads the team’s emergent focus on multi-jurisdictional transactions, having recently advised Hard Rock International on joint venture activities in Greece. Barbara Angelopoulou, who assists with commercial ventures and investment matters, is also recommended, while Vicky E Kolintza is a key contact for clients in the shipping industry. (European Legal 500, 2023 ed.).
The practice at Avramopoulos & Partners is active in advising on incorporations, corporate governance matters and large-scale transactions. The team also has expertise in the negotiation of commercial contracts, encompassing joint venture agreements, partnerships, advertising and sponsorships, outsourcing, and the licensing of commercial rights. Senior partner Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the practice, providing complementary expertise in tax matters. Barbara Angelopoulou and Athanassios Avgeros are also key contacts. (European Legal 500, 2022 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners delivers 'timely, accurate and efficient advice' on a wide spectrum of corporate matters, including large-scale transactions, M&A, due diligence and optimal governance structures. The team also has an emphasis on commercial agreements, advising on joint venture, purchase and supply, and co-operation and partnership agreements. The practice is headed by Vassilis Avramopoulos and includes the 'commercial and sensible' Barbara Angelopoulou. (European Legal 500, 2021 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners is entrusted for the full spectrum of commercial contractual agreements, advising on matters such as joint ventures, co-operations and partnerships, outsourcing, advertising, branding, media and sponsorship, licensing and distribution matters. Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the practice which also assists on large-scale transactions, incorporations and corporate governance frameworks in addition to corporate housekeeping and equity restructuring affairs. (European Legal 500, 2020 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners' "proactive" team is praised for its "quick responses:, pleasantness, loyalty and professionalism". The Firm is a popular choice with an impressive range of international clients, which span a range of sectors, including tourism, food, logistics, telecoms and the automotive industry. (European Legal 500, 2019 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners is commended for its 'response times and availability'. The firm recently represented a multinational energy company on an investigation by the customs authorities. Vassilis Avramopoulos leads the team, which includes Barbara Angelopoulou. (European Legal 500, 2018 ed.).
At Avramopoulos & Partners, managing partner Vassilis Avramopoulos is noted for his 'extensive experience in complex, high-profile projects'. Clients include Diamond Resorts International, Federal Express and AT&T. (European Legal 500, 2018 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners delivers 'good response times' and is engaged by clients such as Bonatti and Diamond Resorts International. Vassilis Avramopoulos is praised for his 'strategic thinking, tactical excellence and innovative approach'. (European Legal 500, 2017 ed.).
The "quality" team at Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm combines "legal knowledge with business acumen". Clients include Diamond Resorts International, EDE Group and Worldwide Wheel. Team head Vassilis Avramopoulos is recommended. (European Legal 500, 2016 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm's lawyers "give you the confidence they have wide experience and know their areas". Vassilis Avramopoulos is "professional, efficient and punctual". Recent clients include Oakes Capital, Harlequin Enterprises and OTI Holdings. (European Legal 500, 2015 ed.).
The team at Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm is headed by Vassilis Avramopoulos, who exhibits 'high standards of expertise and professionalism'. Clients include Aegean Blue Holdings, the University of Hertfordshire and Cushman & Wakefield. (European Legal 500, 2014 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm's practice combines transactional with day-to-day commercial advice. It advised Aegean Blue Holdings on the sale of its shares to Diamond Resorts International, and other clients include Mitsubishi Electric and AT&T. Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the team. (European Legal 500, 2013 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has a strong telecoms industry following and is developing strong links to the German market through partner Wolfgang Gebhardt, particularly in the energy sector. Recent highlights include advising Zebra on its acquisition of a 50% stake in Tiger Hellas. AT&T is a major client. (European Legal 500, 2012 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has cultivated an international scope to its practice. It advised Aegean Blue on its merger with six Scottish companies. Clients praise Vassilis Avramopoulos. (European Legal 500, 2011 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has been active in all areas of corporate and financial work this year. On the banking side, the firm worked mainly for borrowers opposite major Greek banks negotiating and drafting loan agreements ranging from €8.5 million to €34 million. The firm also acted for Instone Greece in a £27 million multi-currency term revolving facility from Lloyds TSB. The firm was fairly active in M&A and in one large deal acted for EDS International in a sale and 100% share transfer to Hewlett-Packard. The firm clinched some significant deals in project finance, notably advising Balfour Beatty in the implementation of a tender for the electrification of the Piraeus-Thessaloniki- Athens line, and in public tenders for further railway electrification projects. The firm also acted for Rodon Anaptyxiaki and Casino Rhodes on a €63 million concession for a marina, shopping centre and residential area on the island of Rhodes. (IFLR 1000, 2010 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has focused on attracting international clients and is moving towards a full-service corporate offering. The group is traditionally strong in the TMT and advertising sectors, and advised Forthnet on its €500m acquisition of Greek satellite platform Nova. Name partner Vassilis Avramopoulos is excellent. (European Legal 500, 2010 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has a reputation for advising on environmental matters related to sale and acquisitions for its corporate clients. The firm acted for a leading chemical company on its acquisition and subsequent sale of a textiles dye manufacturer. (European Legal 500, 2009 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has been advising Affichage Holdings, a market leader in Switzerland, on the acquisition of 75% in two Greek advertising companies, in relation to the establishment of Greek entity Affichage Hellas, and the acquisition of additional Greek market assets. (European Legal 500, 2008 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has been advising Rodon Anaptyxiaki, Casino Rodou, Emporiki Bank and Marines Rodou on issues related to the project/concession agreement for the development, construction and exploitation of a marina, shopping centre and residential area in Rhodes. (European Legal 500, 2008 ed.)
Avramopoulos is well known for its M&A practice. One of its highlights in the last year was advising Affichage Holding in its acquisition of Alma Atermon, Domisi Wall and Clear Media for €50 million. It also acted for Konica-Minolta in its purchase of Vlachopoulos and was also involved in the sale of Attiki Kerdoos Hermes Securities to Eurobank Securities on behalf of the seller.
Elsewhere, the firm acted for Mitsis Hotels in the purchase of a beach resort in Greece. Two other deals that are worth mentioning are its representation of Win when it bought over Imako Publications and its assistance to Aegis Group in connection with its acquisition of the Censydiam Group. (IFLR 1000, 2008 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has a focus on the telecoms sector. M&A, particularly for international companies, is also a core area of practice, where clients include Cambridge University Press and Switzerland-based Affichage. It also advised the Bank of Attica on its merger with a subsidiary, Attica Leasing. (European Legal 500, 2007 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm advised the Greek and US consortium of York Capital Management and Olympic Investors, in their bid for Olympic Airlines. (European Legal 500, 2006 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm provided legal services to Aramark-Dasko SA in its successful provision of the catering services in the Olympics. In M&A, the firm was instructed by Dutch company, Campina BV, in its acquisition of Greek company, Quality Brands, International S.A. (European Legal 500, 2005 ed.)
Under the leadership of name partner Vassilis Avramopoulos, Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm's corporate team undertakes a range of corporate housekeeping activities for clients. The team handles contracts for Aramark-Dasko SA, which was awarded the catering services and accommodation facilities contract for the 2004 Olympic Games. (European Legal 500, 2004 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm is led by managing partner Vassilis Avramopoulos. The firm represented Greek hotel management group, Grecotel in its purchase of the parent company of the Sheraton Hotel, in Sophia. Recommended for entertainment law, the firm advised Universal Studios on contractual and location issues in the filming of the Bourne Identity in Mykonos. (European Legal 500, 2003 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm also has entertainment law capability within its full-service practice and advised Working Title Films Ltd. and Universal Studios on the contractual issues of the filming of Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Clients include Yorkshire Group Plc., Ladbroke Group and Manpower. (European Legal 500, 2002 ed.)
'The team is incredibly knowledgeable about all areas of Greek law, not just corporate law. They were very conscious that as English lawyers we were not familiar with Greek legal principles and they were able to explain these, and the ramifications, in easy digestible terms.'
'Our team were impressed with Barbara Angelopoulou, who was our main point of contact on the transaction. She was commercial and sensible in her advice as well as being readily available and able to work with our often tight deadlines.'
'The team has vast experience in the segment of the travel market we operate in. This is extremely valuable for an industry with unique requirements. It is what differentiates this firm versus others.'
'I have had the pleasure of working very closely with Athanassios Avgeros for the last five years and he is one of the partners that stands out. Apart from his professionalism and expertise, he has been transparent, candid and always acted as if he was part of our workforce. His contribution to our success is highly appreciated.'
'Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has provided timely, accurate, efficient and friendly advice to us, performing a variety of legal services across a wide spectrum, including both traditional and modern business activities. They are always available to give both background and detailed analysis, but also know when and how to get in a timely and efficient manner to the essence of the matter.'
'Barbara Angelopoulou and Athanassios Avgeros have the ability to absorb considerable quantities of information, then distil it into something manageable and reasonable, while their evaluative skills led them to quickly choose the most suitable solution.'
'One of the main strengths of the team is its immediate response to our requests with commercial solutions. They not only know our business very well, but also our partners, customers and suppliers, which facilitates our consultations a lot.'
'Listening and analytical skills along with commercial awareness are some of the qualities that make the lawyers at the firm different from others.'