published in Practical Law
Eleana’s practice is focused on civil litigation, in particular bankruptcy law, including drafting applications for the commencement of pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy proceedings, such as petitions for the initiation of conciliation proceedings and the declaration of bankruptcy. She also undertakes corporate governance and participates in a variety of corporate transactions.
“I enjoy bankruptcy law as I consider it one of the most intriguing and challenging fields of law. The global financial crisis of 2008, as well as the financial distress of the Greek State since 2009, has resulted in many Greek companies facing liquidity problems and a consequential inability to proceed to the payment of their debts. Within the framework of a bankruptcy case, the need to satisfy conflicting interests, those of the creditors, company stakeholders and the impact on society, fascinates me. Particularly I enjoy drafting applications for the commencement of the procedure of conciliation because the focus is not on the treatment of corporate liquidity problems, but on the timely management of insolvency risks. Financial failure is seen as a matter to be anticipated and impeded, rather than to be resolved after it has occurred. I joined PotamitisVekris as I wanted to develop a practice in the area of corporate insolvency within one of the most prominent corporate law firms in Greece.”
EducationUniversity of Leeds International Insolvency Law LLM, 2010
University of Thrace LLB, 2007