Athanassios A. Avgeros
Athanassios Avgeros joined Avramopoulos & Partners law firm in 2005 and since then has handled the drafting, negotiation and conclusion of international contracts, issued legal opinions (mainly regarding the enforcement of several contractual arrangements in banking, financing and other fields under Greek law), and oversaw numerous complex due diligence reports (mainly in the area of merger & acquisition transactions). He has also successfully conducted complex litigation cases involving various civil and labour law matters.
Before joining Avramopoulos & Partners, he worked for twelve years at Simantiras Law Offices, focusing on commercial law, corporate law and property law. From 2003 to present he has been a legal advisor for OFC Aviation Fuel Services S.A. at the Athens International Airport.This entity is responsible for designing, expanding, financing and operating the facilities for receipt, storage and distribution of aviation fuel at the Athens International Airport. In 2010, Athanassios joined the legal department of the Consignment Deposits and Loans Fund (CDLF), supervised by the Greek Ministry of Finance for ten (10) years and has, inter alia recently negotiated the finance agreements signed with the European Investment Bank for the financing of local authorities, on behalf of the CDLF.
Athanassios has work experience in France and the UK. After completing his postgraduate studies at Paris II, he joined the Gide Loyrette Noel Law Firm in Paris, as a trainee. In 1989, he served as an in-house lawyer for Granomar, a Geneva-based company, where he mainly dealt with banking and finance matters as well as the arbitration procedure in commodities, such as GAFTA. In 1990, Athanassios became an in-house legal advisor for Olympic Airways. He has been involved in the drafting and reviewing of numerous operative and/or financial agreements. These agreements involved the sale, finance and lease of individual aircraft and fleets, multimillion financing of aircraft under various forms, loan agreements and ground handling agreements, as well as the provision of several services from and/or to third parties, IT license agreements and all issues related to the air industry (including litigation).
He also participated in several working groups under the auspices of the Greek Civil Aviation Authority. Furthermore, he has been the main representative of Olympic Airlines at the Association of European Airlines (AEA) based in Brussels.
Universite Paris II, Droit du Commerce International (D.E.A.1987)
University of Athens Law School (LL.B. 1996)
Athens Bar Association (1990)
Qualified to appear before the Supreme Court
Greek, French, English and Italian
Avramopoulos & Partners‘s practice involves a range of commercial and civil matters and includes cases regarding breach of contract, tort claims and competition, to name a few. Athanassios Avgeros has considerable experience of litigation before Greek Courts involving local and multi-jurisdictional cases as well as arbitration. Athanassios Safaris has extensive expertise in EU law, including public procurement, as well as distribution agreement disputes.
(European Legal 500, 2023 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners is involved in a variety of work, including term loan agreements, credit facilities and syndicated loans. Practice head Athanassios Avgeros advises on matters concerning financial products, including acquisition finance and financial regulatory issues, such as the implementation of Basel III and EU Directives.
(European Legal 500, 2023 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners has a growing restructuring and insolvency practice, advising on NPL settlement agreements and portfolio acquisitions, restructuring agreements and disposals of assets. The team is led by Barbara Angelopoulou and Athanassios Avgeros.
(European Legal 500, 2023 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners assists with negotiating and drafting employment contracts and offers expertise in employee outsourcing. The team, which is jointly led by Athanassios Avgeros and Barbara Angelopoulou, also acts on employee disputes concerning working arrangements, including those relating to senior employees. Terminations and regulatory compliance matters form part of the practice's workload.
(European Legal 500, 2023 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners has extensive experience within labor and employment matters, regularly handling litigation cases and dispute resolution. Advisory includes the oversight of employment contracts, termination, post-termination restrictions, developing employee handbooks, compliance of EU regulations, downsizing and restructurings. Its comprehensive service is regularly supported by the lawyers within its corporate, commercial and business development department. Athanassios Avgeros and Yanna N Antonopoulou head the practice. (European Legal 500, 2022 ed.).
The team at Avramopoulos & Partners has national and international recognition, advising various multinational and local clients. Its advisory includes litigation and arbitration arising from disputes regarding breach of contract, fraud, competition, real estate, tax, insurance, creditors rights, bankruptcy, banking and commercial torts. Athanasios Chr Safaris and Athanassios Avgeros collectively lead the practice. (European Legal 500, 2022 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 practice covers an array of matters, including private banking, tax issues, term loan agreements, credit facilities, syndicated loans, and the regulatory aspects of IPOs and new share offers on the Athens Stock Exchange. Athanassios Avgeros leads the practice; he is experienced in acquisition, asset and project finance and regulatory issues and is a longstanding adviser to the Greek Consignment Deposits and Loans Fund. (European Legal 500, 2022 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners demonstrates excellence in the full array of contentious and advisory employment law matters. The department is headed by Athanassios Avgeros and includes Yanna Antonopoulou, who excels in advising on group restructurings and reorganisations, employee contract and benefit matters, and terminations. Other keystones of the workload include collective bargaining agreements, social security issues, EU regulation compliance, stock option plans and other incentives, and health and safety matters, in addition to disputes before the labour authorities, labour boards and courts. (European Legal 500, 2021 ed.).
The disputes practice at Avramopoulos & Partners is jointly fronted by Athanassios Avgeros and Athanassios Safaris. It represents Greek and multinational clients alike in a broad variety of commercial and civil litigation and holds distinguished expertise in relation to enforcement procedures. Additional areas of prowess include breach of contract, competition, real estate, tax and insurance-related litigation. (European Legal 500, 2021 ed.).
Athanassios Avgeros heads the banking and finance team at Avramopoulos & Partners, which has the capacity to advise on the entire array of financial matters, from syndicated lending, acquisition, project and asset finance through to regulatory matters and the implementation of EU directives. Other active areas include term loan agreements, credit facilities and loan note instruments. (European Legal 500, 2021 ed.).
At Avramopoulos & Partners, the team handles the full spectrum of employment law matters, including related litigation. Core pillars of the practice include advising on contracts, post-termination restrictions, compensation, benefit arrangements, downsizings and restructurings, health and safety issues, trade union negotiations and GDPR matters. Athanassios Avgeros heads up the department, which is also highly rated for its expertise in legal compliance audits, employee regulation and handbook development, EU regulatory compliance and outsourcings. (European Legal 500, 2020 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners fields a ‘well established’ team ‘with exceptional capabilities’. Athanassios Avgeros leads the practice, which specializes in a range of commercial and civil matters including breach of contract, fraud, competition, real estate, tax, insurance, bankruptcy, banking and tort-related mandates. The practice is also renowned for its international arbitration offering, namely in relation to disputes arising from construction, telecoms, commercial and investment issues. (European Legal 500, 2020 ed.).
Headed by Athanassios Avgeros, the team at Avramopoulos & Partners demonstrates expertise in term loan agreements, credit facilities and syndicated loans along with a track record of advising on the underwriting and listing procedures for the Athens Stock Market. Additional strengths include structured finance, securitisation, project finance and asset finance. Making up the client roster are banks, public entities and corporations. (European Legal 500, 2020 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners has a 'unique team' with 'quick responses and an understanding of our needs'. Clients 'fully appreciate the transparency, confidentiality and loyalty' of the group, which is led by Athanassios Avgeros. The firm acts for a mix of borrowers and lenders on transactional and regulatory issues. (European Legal 500, 2019 ed.).
The team at Avramopoulos & Partners handles a broad range of commercial and administrative disputes. Athanassios Avgeros leads the team, which also includes Barbara V Angelopoulou. The group has been particularly active with debt collection work. (European Legal 500, 2019 ed.).
Athanassios Avgeros is the main banking partner at Avramopoulos & Partners, which regularly acts for borrowers. Recently the firm assisted Resort Condominiums International on corporate lending matters. (European Legal 500, 2018 ed.).
Athanassios Avgeros leads the practice at Avramopoulos & Partners, which includes key disputes partner Barbara Angelopoulou. The firm recently represented The Nielsen Company in a case concerning debts owed by a bankrupt TV channel. (European Legal 500, 2018 ed.).
Highlights for the team at Avramopoulos & Partners included advising the Greek Consignment Deposit and Loans Fund on a range of matters. Athanassios Avgeros leads the department (European Legal 500, 2017 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners is advising The Nielsen Company on a range of debt collection matters, and continues to advise Sabre Travel Network on several disputes with travel agencies. Athanassios Avgeros is the key contact. (European Legal 500, 2017 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners is instructed by Osterreichische Volksbank on a range of matters, such as the enforcement of loans, account pledges and subordinated loans. The team also acts for the Greek Consignment Deposit and Loans Find and Havells
Sylvania. The “highly recommended” Athanassios Avgeros heads the team. (European Legal 500, 2016 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners’ “professional” team is headed by Michael Poulakos, It acted for Brunswick in a warranty coverage dispute and is representing Sabre in several disputes with local travel agencies. Athanassios Avgeros and Athanassios Safaris are recommended. (European Legal 500, 2016 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s well-regarded team is headed by Athanassios Avgeros. The broad practice represents a mix of borrower and lender clients, including the Greek Consignment Deposit and Loans Fund, NCR Hellas and Osterreichische Volksbank. (European Legal 500, 2015 ed.).
Michael Poulakos heads Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s dispute resolution team, which provides “excellent support and advice” and has “a high level of business understanding”. Clients include Ricoh International, Federal Express and Balfour Beatty Rail. Clients feel their “case is in good hands” with Athanassios Avgeros. (European Legal 500, 2015 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s versatile practice is headed by Athanassios
Avgeros. The team recently advised Equens, Europe’s largest payment processor, on a clearing and settlement agreement with Interbanking Systems, a company established by the Hellenic Bank Association. (European Legal 500, 2014 ed.)
Athanassios Avgeros heads Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s team, which has been advising several hotel groups, including Harmony Resorts and Grecotel, on restructuring loans. Lender clients include Proton Bank and Attica Bank. (European Legal 500, 2013 ed.)
Athanassios Avgeros heads Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s banking practice, which has been busy with debt recovery matters. It also represented Algosystems on a bond issue. (European Legal 500, 2012 ed.)
Headed by Athanassios Avgeros, Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s shipping finance practice advised key client Attica Bank on a loan facility to Mega One Shipping Ltd to finance repairs to an offshore tug. (European Legal 500, 2011 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s shipping practice is headed by Athanassios Avgeros. In 2009, the group represented key client Attica Bank on numerous loan facilities for vessel acquisitions, repairs and refinancing matters. (European Legal 500, 2010 ed.)