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    The airline industry in Greece has undergone a significant expansion in recent years, which is attributable to the establishment of many private airlines that fly both nationally and internationally. Avramopoulos & Partners is a law firm with an active involvement in aviation law. Our experience ranges from tax and finance-related issues to disputes between airlines and their customers. We have represented sellers, purchasers, lessors, lessees, and investors of aircraft, providing assistance on various aspects of international transactions. Such transactions have involved Greek entities or have generated legal effects in Greece and have valuable experience related to the Greek aviation regulatory framework.

    While knowledgeable in providing advice on civil, tax and security related issues together with the structure of lease finance schemes and in connection to the granting of financing on aircrafts registered in Greece, we also possess extensive experience in aviation-related litigation.

    Furthermore, Avramopoulos & Partners can provide assistance in maneuvering through the procedural hurdles involved in obtaining operational licenses for Greek routes operated by foreign airlines. We can advise on:

    • Labor agreements of air and ground employees of foreign airlines
    • The liability issues incidental to luggage or cargo loss
    • Helicopter landing operational licensing issues
    • Private airlines' operator staff qualifications
    All this is a brief overview of aviation law matters handled by our firm in the past.

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    Athanassios A. Avgeros
    Athanassios A. Avgeros Partner
    Barbara Angelopoulou
    Barbara Angelopoulou Partner
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    Examples of work

    An indicative list of our past experience in the Aviation sector follows:

    Legal services on the establishment of new, and subsidiaries of international, aviation companies in Greece. Legal consulting and negotiation in the sale, finance and lease of individual aircraft and fleet.

    Legal consulting and negotiation of operating and financial leases and related financial and security documentation. Drafting and negotiation of ground handling and supply contracts (including IT services, technical services, etc.).

    Advising on repossession of aircrafts.

    Advising on and negotiation of mergers, acquisitions, privatisations and financings in the aviation sector.