In the recent Maria’s practice is focused on civil and commercial litigation arising from all types of financial and commercial transactions, banking and financial services, securities and has handled hundreds of disputes and legal issues arising from the bank recovery and resolution implemented legislation.
For many years she is representing an International Bank in all its litigation cases relevant to the past activities of its Greek branch, further to the discontinuation of its operations in Greece due to bail in proceedings, in its debt recovery cases, in damages actions brought against the Bank by CoCo bondholders, Greek Government Bonds bondholders, several other investors, as well as claims brought in Greece against the Bank by creditors of a Cypriot legal entity set under special administration, the real estate property of which was acquired by the Bank in application of Directive 2001/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 April 2001 on the re-organisation and winding up of credit institutions.
Maria has also experience in practicing criminal law for several years and has successfully handled several white collar crime cases. She is currently representing a big foreign construction company in a criminal case against it with many aspects of a significant importance.
Prior to joining our firm She also has a working experience as an in house lawyer of a large pharmaceutical company and its subsidiaries advising on several matters arising in the course of their business activities and their entry into commercial agreements.
Maria has been a qualified lawyer/member of the Athens bar Association since 2004 and is qualified to appear before the Greek Supreme Courts.