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  • Athanassios A. Avgeros

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    Career:

    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 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 Services for Aviation Fuel S.A. This entity is responsible for designing, 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 (CDL), supervised by the Greek Ministry of Finance. He has recently reviewed and negotiated the finance agreements signed with the European Investment Bank for the financing of local authorities, on behalf of the CDL.

    Athanassios has work experience in France and the UK. After completing his postgraduate studies, 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. Since then, 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, 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.

    Education:

    University of Athens Law School (LL.B. 1996)
    Université Paris II, Droit du Commerce International (D.E.A.1987)

    Admissions:

    Athens Bar Association (1990)
    Qualified to appear before the Supreme Court

    Languages:

    Greek, French, English and Italian

    Honors and Awards

    LEGAL 500
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    Recent Experience:

    • Drafting the terms and conditions of customer agreements on behalf of a major GDS company and dispute resolution. 

    • Provision of legal advice to a leading global information and measurement company on various corporate matters and employment issues, drafting and negotiating agreements for the provision of services.

    • Provision of legal advice to a prominent multinational provider of products, technologies, software & services, on various corporate matters, drafting and negotiating agreements and dispute resolution. 

    • Provision of legal advice (including regulatory issues) to several foreign banks and financial institutions on the compliance with local law of several international agreements. 

    • Provision of legal advice to many multinational companies for their local subsidiaries regarding corporate law matters.|

    • Drafting and negotiating agency and distributorship agreements and franchise with local partners for major European product manufacturers as well as  dispute resolution. 

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    Recommendations by law directories:

    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.)

    Honors and Awards

    LEGAL 500