Recent Work & News

Recent Work Highlights

State Aid

Dimitris Loukas and team advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Management Fund in relation to state aid issues possibly arising in the context of a tendering procedure for a concession award.

Abuse of Dominant Position

Dimitris Loukas and team advised a Greek telecommunications provider in ongoing proceedings before the Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission in relation to a case of alleged abuse of dominant position by way of margin squeeze against two other telecommunications providers.

Energy Sector Financing

George Bersis and team acted as counsel as to Greek law to a leading company in the oil and petrochemical sector, with respect to the guarantee of approximately €350 million senior notes issued by its UK based affiliate listed on the Irish Stock Exchange and the issuance of an intragroup bond loan of an equal amount.

Sale of Commercial Real Properties

George Bersis and team advised a bank liquidator on the sale through an open tender of commercial real estate properties with an aggregate value of EUR 28.5m.

Airport Concession

George Bersis and Vassilis Stergiou advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on the 20- year extension of the Athens Airport concession.

Employment Litigation

Alexios Papastavrou and team successfully represented a major industry against claims of illegal dismissals by more than 400 employees.
Recent news & events

PotamitisVekris recognised in top 100 Restructuring & Insolvency practices worldwide

PotamitisVekris has been ranked as one of the world’s top Restructuring & Insolvency practices by Global Restructuring Review (GRR) in the inaugural edition of GRR 100 rankings. The full survey can be found online here.

PotamitisVekris welcomes new partner Dimitris Loukas

Dimitris strengthens the Competition & Antitrust Practice of PotamitisVekris by joining as its tenth partner, after having served for many years as Vice-President and Commissioner-Rapporteur of the Hellenic Competition Commission, as well as an official at DG Competition of the European Commission. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, restrictive agreements, abuse of dominance, compliance and investigations, internal market, state aid, litigation before the EU Courts, as well as on other regulatory procedures before administrative authorities and government/public affairs. Press Release

POTAMITISVEKRIS has been shortlisted by Chambers Europe as Law Firm of the Year 2017| Greece

The Chambers Europe Αwards honour the work of national and international law firms across the region. They recognise a law firm’s pre-eminence in their respective countries and also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.

Stathis Potamitis Inducted to American College of Bankruptcy

Stathis Potamitis is inducted to the American College of Bankruptcy as a Fellow of the College on March 18, 2016 in Washington, D.C. at a ceremony at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, presided over by Michael L. Cook, Chair of the College. ACB-Feloows PhotoPress-Release

EBRD Conference

Stathis Potamitis comments on the NPL Law and the BoG regulation of NPL Buyers and Services at the EBRD Conference on Distressed Loans in the Greek Banking System: Restructuring Portfolios, Reviving Enterprises held at the Bank of Greece in Athens on 10 March 2016. NPL EBRD presentation 050316

Business and Careers Conference

Alexios Papastavrou presents “Healthy Business – What Sort of Companies Does the Country Need to Exit the Vicious Circle and What are their Basic Characteristics” at the Business and Careers Conference held in Athens by Pan-Orama.