Real Estate & Construction
The Firm's Real Estate practice includes:
Avramopoulos & Partners is highly regarded for its vast experience in hotel transactions. We have historically been involved in a large number of hotel transactions, where we were responsible for handling the development, acquisition, financing and operation of various hotels in Greece and abroad.
Acquisitions and Sales
Our experience with acquisitions and sales ranges from relatively simple transactions to complex projects regarding hotel chains.
Due to the broad range of our practice, we have the ability to successfully handle all aspects of any hotel acquisition or sale. including Apartment hotels and resorts, Suite Hotels and resorts, and Hotels structured as condominiums. We provide advice regarding the negotiation and preparation of all necessary legal documentation and we conduct all necessary due diligence, covering all aspects of a hotel acquisition including title, permits, financial condition, insurance, leasing, management contracts, patents, trademarks, service marks, union, labor issues and regulatory issues.
In addition to handling the acquisition, we also provide assistance in obtaining all the necessary licenses required for the operation of a hotel or resort.
Our attorneys are familiar with all kinds of hotel development transactions, including:
We have often actively represented owners and lenders in many hotel-financing transactions.
The hotel group negotiates and documents management contracts and operating agreements, including technical services agreements. They are trained to analyze and document the key elements of hotel management contracts.
Avramopoulos & Partners has been actively involved in negotiating and documenting construction and renovation projects. We have developed sophisticated construction management agreements, project development agreements, architect's agreements, supply agreements, consulting agreements, bidding documents and construction contracts which are tailored to meet the needs of owners who are undertaking the renovation of major hotels.
Avramopoulos & Partners specialises in advising developers on large-scale projects and counts Karma Group and Hard Rock International as key clients. The tax aspects of real estate transactions are a key area of expertise. Founding partner Vassilis Avramopoulos co-heads the practice with leisure sector expert, Yanna Antonopoulou, and shipping lawyer and maritime development specialist, Vicky Kolintza. (European Legal 500, 2023 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners is able to provide domestic and international clients with a combination of real estate and tax advice in the context of strategically-significant investment transactions. Its team is also knowledgeable about development projects and finance transactions, sale and leaseback transactions, office/industrial leasing and foreclosures. Key workstreams include matters concerning hotel developments, shopping centres, offices and residential apartment complexes. Vassilis D Avramopoulos co-heads the practice with Yanna N Antonopoulou. (European Legal 500, 2022 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners is home to 'indisputable knowledge of complex real estate transactions'. Its varied real estate workload spans sales and acquisitions involving office, residential, apartment complex and retail assets, industrial and office property leasing and complex developments, in addition to finance, joint venture and restructuring matters. On the construction front, areas of prowess include management, project development, and architect and supply agreements, along with bidding document preparation. Practice heads Vassilis Avramopoulos and Yanna Antonopoulou are both highly experienced when it comes to hotel, leisure and resort-related projects. (European Legal 500, 2021 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners' team is led by Vassilis Avramopoulos and provides a broad offering in the real estate space. The group handles transactions across commercial, retail, hospitality and residential asset classes in addition to office and industrial leasings, leasebacks, mortgage and equity portfolios, restructurings and rights of use issues. The team is also active on the construction and renovation fronts, and is well-versed in assisting with management, project development, architect, supply and consulting agreements as well as construction contracts and bidding documents. (European Legal 500, 2020 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners has a well-regarded and versatile practice, which represents developers, investors, and construction companies on the full range of matters. The firm is especially busy in the hotels sector, and recently advised a resort on its implementation of a timeshare scheme. Vassilis D Avramopoulos is recommended. (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.).
Avramopoulos & Partners provides a ‘top-notch service’. The firm is singled out for its ‘vast knowledge of the tourist real estate sector’. Practice head Vassilis Avramopoulos is praised for his ‘strategic thinking and innovative approach’. The firm has good experience advising foreigners acquiring properties in Greece to qualify for a Golden Visa. (European Legal 500, 2018 ed.).
The ‘pragmatic’ department at Avramopoulos & Partners ‘delivers fantastic results’. It acts for Island Skiathos Properties in a range of structural and operational matters in Greece. Bavilla Trading and Diamond Resorts International are also clients. Vassilis Avramopoulos is ‘tactically excellent’ and has ‘up-to-date knowledge’ of the sector. (European Legal 500, 2017 ed.).
Key clients of Avramopoulos & Partners include Diamond Resorts International and RCI (Resort Condominiums International). Among its team of “efficient legal experts”, Vassilis Avramopoulos is “a strategic thinker” noted for his “tactical excellence and an innovative approach”, and Yanna Antonopoulou is “experienced”. (European Legal 500, 2016 ed.).
Vassilis Avramopoulos’ team at Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm provides “an excellent legal service”. Highlights included advising Oakes Capital on the purchase of hotels and resorts in the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini. Yanna Antonopoulou is “a trusted and valued business partner” for real estate and tourism matters. (European Legal 500, 2015 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm stands out for ‘the quality of service in especially complicated legal matters’, and for its ‘grasp of the burning issues’, particularly in the tourism sector. The ‘very professional, knowledgeable and well-connected’ Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the team, which acts for a mix of developers, construction companies, investors and retailers, including Diamond Resorts, Hill International and Tie Rack. (European Legal 500, 2014 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has an excellent reputation for property acquisitions and developments. It recently advised Hill International on acquiring the land of the old Athens Airport from the state, and assisted Aegean Blue with the acquisition of hotels and resorts in Rhodes and Crete. Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the practice (European Legal 500, 2013 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s versatile real estate practice is especially experienced in the hotels sector, where it recently advised a South Korean fund on the acquisition of a chain of Greek resorts. On the construction side, it is advising Omete, a leading design engineering company, on several major infrastructure projects, including the Thessaloniki Metro. Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the team. (European Legal 500, 2012 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm maintained a strong workflow from its traditional hotel and leisure sector clients. Rasmi Sotiropoulou acted for M. Mamidakis Group on drafting a long lease for a hotel in Heraklion. (European Legal 500, 2011 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s high-quality advice ‘assists clients in taking informed decisions’. The firm’s strong focus on the hotel and leisure sector has led to it acting for RCI Greece and North Course on a number of developments. Name partner Vassilis Avramopoulos is advising on a major residential, shopping and marina project on Rhodes. (European Legal 500, 2010 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has a particular focus on hotel construction, development and financing matters both locally and abroad, and also advises private equity firm Dolphin Capital Partners on its investments in Greece. (European Legal 500, 2009 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 Law Firm advises private equity company Dolphin Capital Partners on extensive real estate investments and development issues. (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 & Partners Law Firm acts for a significant number of construction companies and for the largest Greek hotel and development company. It also regularly advises RCI and North Court, both subsidiaries of New York-listed Cedant Corp, on real estate developments in Greece. (European Legal 500, 2007 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.)
'We have been working with the firm for a number of years and continue to be delighted with their services to us and our clients. Always responsive, clear in their advice and demonstrate a constant willingness to find a solution should any problem arise.'
'Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has an extended and indisputable knowledge of complex real estate transactions, as well as comprehensive knowledge of the planning, execution and completion of a construction project, including thorough and detailed review of the procurement strategies and documents, focusing proactively and efficiently on the evaluation and award criteria.'
'Vassilis Avramopoulos and Yanna Antonopoulou have impeccable communication and analytical skills, perseverance and a great deal of creativity in problem-solving.'