George is a dedicated expert in the field of banking, capital markets and real estate. He has played a pivotal role in the recent development of the Greek banking sector, contributing to the redrafting of the HFSF law, which paved the way for the 2013 bank recapitalizations as well as participating in many of the mergers and acquisitions which consolidated the sector.

His finance practice includes advising clients, mainly banks, on their entry into syndicated loans, bond loans and restructurings, including voluntary and Article 99 processes. He has considerable experience in tender offers, rights issues and merger and acquisition transactions, with a focus on listed companies and privatizations.

George has a broad expertise in the area of Real Estate, advising on traditional asset acquisitions, as well as complex structurings and financings. He has acted in many of the landmark real estate transactions which have occurred over the last few of years.

George is a lecturer in corporate governance at Piraeus University. He previously taught at Alba University and at the Athens Exchange Training Centre on securities and derivatives issues.

“I have had the opportunity to see the firm develop and grow with it. It is rewarding that we have created a work ethic based on solidarity and a support structure - to see our lawyers’ progress in an environment which is unique for Greece.”

Admissions

Athens, 1998
State of New York, 1997

Languages

Greek
English
French

Education

New York University School of Law LLM, 1996
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens LLB, 1994

"The level of knowledge of local capital markets in combination with the familiarity with UK law practises along with the business perspective make George Bersis quite unique for local standards. His deal expertise is also quite long & wide, which is also one of his & his law firm's strengths."

IFLR 1000 2020