Projects & Privatization
The Firm has represented companies both locally and abroad, as well as joint ventures and financing institutions in the sector of Public Procurement. Our services include preparing for and participating in public tenders, drafting and negotiating the documentation -as well as representing its clients in disputes arising from the public procurements contracts- and tender procedures.
Avramopoulos & Partners offers counseling and litigation representation to clients both for privately and publicly owned projects in the following areas:
Contract Counseling and Negotiation
We provide guidance in preparing and negotiating project contract documents and joint venture agreements. We advise clients on issues involving contract administration, performance and termination. Such issues include:
In contract disputes, we pursue and defend all issues arising in the performance or breach of construction and procurement contracts, including:
Further, our Firm has expertise in administrative law disputes, such as:
This activity has significantly increased in the recent years due to the economic and social reforms that are being introduced in order to support the local economy.
Avramopoulos & Partners acts for Bonatti in the construction of part of the Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline. Vassilis Avramopoulos is the key contact. (European Legal 500, 2017 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners has notable projects expertise, and recently advised Hill International on tenders relating to the exploitation of publicly owned real estate. “The knowledgeable and experienced” Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the department. (European Legal 500, 2016 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm regularly advises engineering and construction clients on major tenders. It is currently advising the project consortium on the development of the Thessaloniki Metro. Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the team. (European Legal 500, 2015 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s ‘highly qualified professionals’ include team head Vassilis Avramopoulos, who acts for Hill International and Tideland Signal. The firm is advising a consortium of sponsors on the Thessaloniki Metro project. (European Legal 500, 2014 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm successfully represented Hill International in a successful tender to privatize and develop land at the old Athens Airport. Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the team, which also advises several German clients on energy-related projects. (European Legal 500, 2013 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm advises contractors on major infrastructure projects. It is advising Balfour Beatty Rail on the electrification of the Piraeus-Athens-Thessaloniki line, and design engineering company Omete on several infrastructure design projects. (European Legal 500, 2012 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has been involved in public tenders in the transport and leisure sectors, notably advising longstanding client Balfour Beatty Rail on its public tender for the Athens Metro extension. (European Legal 500, 2011 ed.)
Transportation, leisure and tourism are key areas for Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm; the team recently advised Balfour Beatty Rail on its successful tender for the electrification of the Piraeus-Athens-Thessaloniki line. It has also been acting on the construction of a marina, shopping centre and residential area in Rhodes. (European Legal 500, 2010 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm continues to advise a consortium on the development and construction of a marina, shopping center and residential area in Rhodes. (European Legal 500, 2009 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners is known for its M&A practice but over the past year the firm is increasingly becoming recognized for its work in banking, capital markets and project finance.
One of its highlights transactions was advising ABN Amro on a syndicated bond loan agreement worth €650 million. Elsewhere, the firm acted for bank of Attica in its merger with Attica Leasing, one of its subsidiaries.
In other M&A work, the firm carried out due diligence in Lamda Technol Flisvos’s sale of shares to Island Global Yachting. The firm also provided due diligence and contract drafting in Alma Atermon’s €50 million sale of assets to Affichage.
In project finance, the firm advised Rodon Anaptyxiaki and Casino Rhodes in the €62.5 million construction of a marina, shopping centre and residential area in Rhodes in September 2007.
In another standout deal, the firm advised Balfour Beatty rail on the public bid for the extension of Athens’s metro system. One client says: “I am very happy with the quality of service provided”. (IFLR 1000, 2009 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 & Partners Law Firm has a focus on administrative law and the public sector. It also advised UK-based Balfour Beatty Rail –via its Italian and Greek subsidiaries – in relation to several public tenders in Greece, including the implementation of an awarded tender relating to the Piraeus-Athens-Thessaloniki railway line. (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.)