Recent Work & News

Recent Work Highlights

Successful defense of former President and Commercial Director of one of Greece’s strongest companies in beer market

The former President & CEO and the former Commercial Director of a fast growing Greek brewing company have been accused by one of the major beer companies worldwide for false testimonies within the framework of the investigation of Hellenic Competition Commission against the latter. Konstantinos Papadiamantis and his white collar crime team successfully represented the defendants who have both been acquitted by the First Instance Court of Athens being convinced that the content of the evidence brought by the defendants before HCC was true and accurate.

Acquittal of former CEO of Stock Exchange Company accused of breach of trust

Konstantinos Papadiamantis and his white collar crime team successfully represented the former CEO of a Stock Broking Company against accusation of breach of trust brought by a former investor. By a unanimous judgment, the Five-Member Court of Appeal of Athens acquitted the defendant holding that he did not violate the rules of diligent management and that the claimant has not suffered certain material damage.

Department Store M&A

George Bersis and Vassilis Stergiou advised a leading department store in its group reorganization and expansion of its shareholder base

Major systemic bank

Alexios Papastavrou and his team defended a major systemic bank against claims of 729 employees. The main issue in question was whether ARD applies in cases of Bank restructurings following a decision of the Governor of the Bank of Greece.

Clawback Litigation

Alexandros Kortesis and team represented a multinational company in the pharmaceuticals sector in litigation proceedings against Minister of Health regarding the imposition of clawback with a total value of €4m.

Disputes

Alexios Papastavrou and his team for 2019 and until now have defended clients against claims for overtime and unfair dismissal, in more than 5 and 10 cases, respectively. Also they have successfully defended client in more than 50 labour disputes before Labour Authorities (including Union matters and employee’s allegations for harassment for Union reasons, etc.) and more of 5 cases of work-related fatal accidents.
Recent news & events

Newsweek Interview with Managing Partner Stathis Potamitis

Read the interview of Stathis Potamitis to Newsweek 2020 edition. Our Managing Partner contributed to the Greek report by analyzing the legislative reform in Greece and describing POTAMITISVEKRIS’ perspective on this issue. Follow the link to read up on our contribution (see page 17/28):

POTAMITISVEKRIS at the 3rd Scientific Conference: “Greek online gambling and sports betting”

Last week, POTAMITISVEKRIS Associate Ioanna Alexopoulou attended the 3rd scientific conference “Greek online gambling and sports betting”, organized at Athens Chamber of Commerce under the auspices of University of Peloponnese. Ioanna spoke at the event about the recent changes regarding the regulatory framework of online gambling market in Greece, including the online gambling license authorization procedure and the antimoney laundering applicable provisions. We want to thank all organizers and qualified participants for their valuable contribution. Link

NPL Investing & Servicing Summit | Highlights video

Throwback to the fantastic NPL Investing & Servicing Summit 2019! We are very happy to present this post-event video to look back on the great moments we had. Thanks to all speakers and attendees we met there! Watch it here .

NAVIGATOR SHIPPING DECISION MAKERS FORUM

The 19th NAVIGATOR SHIPPING DECISION MAKERS FORUM took place on Friday, November 29 at the“ Lighthouse ”of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Olga Bezantakou participated as a speaker on the first panel which was dedicated to "Smart Shipping" analyzing the legal challenges of autonomous and unmanned vessels. The Press Release of the event can be found here!

21st Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum

POTAMITISVEKRIS sponsors the 21st Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum: “GREECE IS BACK”. Our Energy & Project Finance Partner Euripides Ioannou will be moderating the panel: “The New Landscape in Energy & Utilities-Greece as an Energy Gateway” hosted by Capital Link on 09 December 2019 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The Forum is organized in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and major global investment banks. Here you can find the Agenda.

Debt Enforcement in Europe and Beyond – EBRD Conference

Stathis Potamitis, our Managing Partner, has been invited to participate in a panel discussion, titled “The Road Ahead for Secured Transactions Reform in the EBRD Region” at the EBRD Conference. The event will be held on 06 December 2019 in London, UK. For more information about the programme, please click here.