Vassilis has a broad expertise in mergers and acquisitions acting in numerous transactions across South-East Europe. During the last years he has focused his practice in advising clients (credit institutions, funds and distressed companies) on insolvency restructurings as well as on the sale and purchase of loan portfolios. Vassilis is also a dedicated expert in the area of competition law and has undertaken a number of merger control filings both with the Hellenic Competition Commission and the EU Commission. He also advises clients in relation to cartels, abuse of dominant position and state aid issues.
“Structuring mergers and acquisitions amidst the ever-changing environment of Greek economy, in the verge of austerity and reform, can prove to be quite challenging; a task requiring command of insolvency & restructuring legislation as well as deep knowledge of banking and competition law, all combined in an innovative manner. I truly enjoy expanding my skills and exploring different routes in order to assist our clients in finding the most appropriate solution for the implementation of their transaction”
AdmissionsNew York, 2007
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School LLM, 2005
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens LLB, 2003
Vassilis Stergiou and team advised a fund on the acquisition of a Greek leading olive oil company, through a tender process.
Vassilis Stergiou and team advised a private equity fund for the acquisition of a single-name loan portfolio in the healthcare business.
Vassilis Stergiou and team advised a real estate investment company on merger control aspects relating to its merger with a Greek banking & financial institution
Vassilis Stergiou and team advised an energy conglomerate on merger control aspects relating to its acquisition of a Greek media (TV & Radio) broadcasting company
Vassilis Stergiou and team advised a leading petroleum company on the acquisition of a majority stake in a Greek media group.
Vassilis Stergiou and team advised a multinational oil and gas company on merger control aspects relating to its acquisition of a Greek gas supplier
Vassilis Stergiou and team advised an alternative investment fund manager on the acquisition of a stake in a leading electronic money institution.