Our Expertise

Real Estate & Construction

The Firm's Real Estate practice includes: 

  • Acquisition and divestiture of major office buildings, residential apartment complexes and shopping centers 
  • Acquisition, divestiture, development and financing of hotel projects
  • Master lease transactions 
  • Sale-leaseback transactions 
  • Restructurings of NPLs
  • Foreclosures 
  • Office and industrial leasing
  • Landing party agreements 
  • Purchase, resale and servicing of mortgage and equity portfolios 
  • Negotiation and documentation of complex development and construction projects 


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.

Development Transactions

Our attorneys are familiar with all kinds of hotel development transactions, including: 

  • Drafting agreements for feasibility studies
  • Reviewing and analyzing the legal aspects of site development
  • Drafting acquisition documents for the site
  • Reviewing and drafting necessary easement agreements, development rights transfer agreements, etc.
  • Negotiating and documenting the necessary financing arrangements needed for development, as well as all construction-related documents including: 
    • Project development agreements
    • Construction management agreements
    • Architectural agreements
    • Consulting agreements
    • General contractor and subcontractor agreements
  • Negotiating and documenting management agreements, service contracts and employment agreements.  


We have often actively represented owners and lenders  in many hotel-financing transactions.

Management Contracts

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.'


  • Provision of legal services and advice to a US company in the hotel and entertainment sectors in relation to the multibillion project of developing an Integrated Resort Casino in Athens which is a landmark major investment project for Greece. The Client has entered into a Joint Venture with one of the leading construction companies in Greece, which has been awarded the multibillion tender issued by the Greek State for the Concession of a wide-range activities Casino Operating License and the development of an Integrated Resort and Casino in the area of the old airport of Athens. Given that the project includes construction of complex buildings to be developed within the Integrated Resort Casino, such as a 5-star Hotel and Casino, Conference Centre, a Concert House, etc., we have provided legal advice in relation to the relevant construction and development agreements. Further, we have provided legal opinions in relation to the Land Agreement concluded between the land owner and the contractor (Concessionaire), which determines the uses of the land and the facilities to be developed.
  • Providing legal advice to a client with regards to the acquisition of a hotel complex and three adjacent plots of land in the island of Evia. Such advice included the drafting of the Shares Purchase Agreement, review of the draft legal due diligence report, and the notarial transfer deeds. Our assistance included also advice regarding the structuring of the transaction and coordination between parties involved. 
  • Provision of legal advice, preparation of legal due diligence reports, including advice on forestial issues as well as issues related to access to the beach and exploitation rights and review of purchase deeds, regarding the acquisition of a hotel complex in Corfu being under liquidation. The acquisition took place through an auction run by the liquidator. Our advice also included assistance and preparation of the participation documents and the submission of the client’s offer, covering the issuance of the participation bond, clients’ legalization documents, etc.  
  • Provision of legal advice and services to an international hotel company with regards to third countries’ citizens and entities investing in Greece by purchasing real estate property in order to be granted with a residence permit (Golden Visa). Drafting reports with regards to the process, the official documents required and the steps to be taken for their entry in the State and for the filling of their application. Drafting reports to third countries’ citizens who owned property in Greece prior to the implementation of the relevant legislation and advising them on the process, the documentation and the steps to be followed in order to be considered as investors and be granted with the right to legally reside in Greece and freely travel within the Schengen area. 
  • Provision of legal advice to a company providing luxury travel and accommodation services, on all its structural and operational legal issues in Greece, including multi-ownership schemes, with regards to their project to acquire hotel apartments in Crete and restructuring it for the purpose of including same in their portfolio.
  • Provision of legal advice to the Client, on its multi-ownership scheme, with regards to a newly acquired Resort in Peloponnese which is being renovated for the purpose of including it in their portfolio.
  • Providing legal advice to a client with regards to the acquisition of a hotel complex and three adjacent plots of land in the island of Evia, including the drafting of the Shares Purchase Agreement, the legal due diligence report and the notarial transfer deeds. 
  • Provision of legal advice to a client regarding the tender for the privatization of a former U.S. Military base of Gournes, island of Crete.
  • Provision of legal advice regarding the participation in the Tender for the acquisition of the KYTHNOS XENIA Hotel installations in the island of Kythnos under the scheme of granting of surface right for a 99 – year term and of two thermal springs under the scheme of concession of use. The said tender was run by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund. 
  • Provision of legal advice to a US Hotel and Entertainment Company with regards to the technical offer requirements and the development aspects of the project tendered by the Greek State for the Concession of a wide-range activities Casino Operating License and the development of an Integrated Resort and Casino in the area of the old airport of Athens. Our advice included inter alia guidance in relation to the legal framework that was enacted particularly for the purpose of regulating the development of the said area. 
  • Provision of legal advice to an Australian investment fund regarding the acquisition of real estate in Greece and in particular the acquisition and development of hotels and resorts for the purpose of including them in multi-ownership schemes to be offered to foreigners interested for the Greek Golden Visa program. 
  • Legal advice and services to an international hotel group for the acquisition of a hotel company in Aghios Nicolaos, Crete, Greece. Negotiations, due diligence, drafting of purchase documentation and closing of the transaction.
  • Provision of legal advice and services to a UK-based private equity fund on the negotiations and execution of the relevant agreements, in relation to a high-end hotel and second home residential development in Greece, as well as for the legal documentation required under Greek law, for the branding of a condominium.  
  • Provision of legal advice and services to a UK-based private equity fund on a hotel project to be constructed in accordance with the Greek construction and hotel legislation and a Residential Project, to be constructed in accordance with the Greek private town planning legislation.
  • Provision of legal advice and services to a UK company on negotiations and execution of the relevant agreements in relation with the development and management of a Second Home Residential Development in Crete.
  • Provision of legal advice and services to a Cypriot hotel company for the conversion of its resort in a Condo Resort.
  • Provision of legal advice and services to the shareholders of the development of a luxury resort and spa in Milos island for the development and operation of Residential Villas (Condo Hotel and Fractionals).
  • Advisory services to Attica Bank and Attica Ventures on various real estate projects and developments.