Financing of a gas power plant in Alexandroupolis

Partner Alexander Metallinos is advising a consortium of Sponsors on the Financing of the construction of a gas-fired combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of a nominal capacity of 840 MW in Alexandroupolis.

c.280m EUR project financing of Kalamata-Rizomylos-Pylos-Methoni Road Axis PPP

Euripides Ioannou and Vasilis Tsintavis advised a syndicate of Greek banks on the c. 280m EUR financing for the construction of the 49 km Southwest Peloponnese Road Axis-Section Kalamata-Rizomylos-Pylos-Methoni. The project is one of few motorway PPPs in Greece and was sponsored by a consortium of Ellaktor and Intrakat.

State Direct Agreement

Partner Euripides Ioannou and Associate Nikolaos Kampantais advised the Greek Government on the direct agreement with the lenders in connection with a €680 million project financing facility for the development of a gold and copper asset located in the Halkidiki region. The project is the first project finance mining deal in Greece and is expected to provide significant social and economic benefits to Greece and the local communities.

International offering of senior secured notes by Europe’s leading lottery operator

Partner Alexander Metallinos, assisted by Senior Associate Elena Theocharakou and Associate Marialena Papageorgiou acted as Greek (local) legal counsel to Europe’s leading lottery operator with operations in multiple European countries, including Greece, in relation to the offering of €665 million in aggregate principal amount of 7¼% Senior Secured Notes due 2030 and $700 million in aggregate principal amount of 7⅞% Senior Secured Notes due 2029. The offering generated strong interest, with the orderbook being multiple times oversubscribed on both sides of the Atlantic.

Successfully defending a charity and a jewelry designer against 500k claim for IP rights infringements.

Konstantinos Papadiamantis and Evgenia Kordou, successfully represented a charity, a jewelry manufacture company, and a jewelry designer in litigation proceedings before Athens Single and Multi – Member Courts regarding an application of interim measures and a lawsuit against our clients, requesting the Court to order cessation of production and distribution of a certain object and 500k € as indemnity. The Court issued a judgment in favor of our clients, rejecting in substance the application of interim measures of the plaintiffs. Subsequently, the lawsuit was withdrawn and the trial was dismissed.

Successfully defending investigation journalism.

Head of Litigation Konstantinos Papadiamantis and associate Evgenia Kordou, successfully represented, in a pro bono case, before the Athens Multi-member Court, the editor and a journalist of an investigation journalism site against claim for defamation by an investigated party.

Acquisition in the food supplements sector

Dimitris Loukas and team advised the Greek subsidiary of a multinational nutrition & health conglomerate in relation to the HCC’s merger control approval process concerning its acquisition of part of the business of a major distributor of food supplements (vitamins, minerals & supplements) in Greece.

POTAMITISVEKRIS’ Pro Bono Litigation Case before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

POTAMITISVEKRIS’s litigation team, headed by Partner, Konstantinos Papadiamantis, represented Andreas Georgiou before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR),  former head of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) during the crisis years. ECHR ruled that Andrea Georgiou did not have a fair trial, when he was condemned for breach of duty, regarding his actions as head of the ELSTAT. ECHR considered that the “reopening of the proceedings before Court of Cassation” would constitute the appropriate just satisfaction.

Andreas Georgiou an Amherst Scholar and internationally revered statistician, served as head of ELSTAT in the crisis years, and adapted the method of the Greek statistical authority to the European standards, revealing, thus, the real figure of the Greek Public Debt. He has been accused of “falsifying the Greek statistic data” by various political figures, an accusation met with the disapprobation of the international statistical community and the EU authorities, who qualified him as “the scapegoat” for Greece’s political and economic crisis.

PV’s litigation team defended Andreas Georgiou before various Greek jurisdictions. It is a pro bono case that our firm handled and reflects our values ​​as lawyers since it’s a way to promote social justice.

Acquisition in the retail supermarket sector

Dimitris Loukas and team advised a major retail supermarket chain in relation to the HCC’s merger control approval process concerning its acquisition of another regional supermarket chain in Northern Greece.