ABOUT US

We were established in 2008, by three partners already positioned in the top of the legal market with an aspiration to create a high quality independent Greek law firm with an international flair and an ability to respond to local challenges. We act for major Greek and international clients with an emphasis on high-end corporate and finance transactions.

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CLIENT MATCHED SERVICES

As our clients say, “being not just a lawyer working for an assignment but a trusted partner of your business or your matter”.

Customer oriented service aiming to give client better management knowledge management and cost benefits.

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PRACTICE DIVERSITY

Soundness and depth in knowledge of general law coupled with segment focused practice gives us the ability to be able to target to diverse and several segments of law including young sectors and highly sophisticated legal matters.

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ENTHUSIASM

We have the agility of a young player with a young dynamic force of partners and associates and the experience of years of practice in multiple legal work. We are able to come up with high standards in delivery time and innovation in legal work.

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QUALITY

We have an open management system, a talented lawyers oriented recruitment strategy and a growth model that always focus to quality. This allows us to be able to allocate always the best person for the job who will be Your Legal Partner.

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INTERNATIONAL PROFILE

Long exposure to multi jurisdictional transactions matched with close relations with global firms and synergies with market players. Since 2010, Your Legal Partners is the only Greek law firm, member of International Alliance of Law Firms , an international network of selected business law oriented law firms operating in more than 50 jurisdictions. Membership is selective on the basis of a procedure committed to the highest standards of professional, ethical and timely legal services. Being part of an international “family”, we are in a position to ensure that our clients’ interests are represented internationally, whilst we draw resources and expertise from the international field.

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FLEXIBILITY

Being independent and having an efficiency focused model of operation allows us to be able to agree flexible fee arrangements.

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Although a young firm, we have been already regarded as a top-tier law firm across various fields.

LATEST RANKINGS

  • The International Alliance of Law Firms, exclusive Greek member of which is Your Legal Partners, has been ranked as a Leading Global Network in Chambers 2016 Global guide.

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  • Banking & Finance Lawyer of the year, Katerina Christodoulou and Litigation Law Firm of the year

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  • Complex Litigation Law Firm for the year 2014

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PRACTICES

We target specialization in response to the needs of our clients, however we encourage in our lawyers as broad an experience as possible. This, we believe, makes us better lawyers able to advise our clients imaginatively.

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The lawyers in Your Legal Partners having acted for airline companies, airport operator and ground handling services companies have the expertise to handle deals in the aviation sector. They are also acquainted with aircraft lease agreements and related securities.

Your Legal Partners has a fast-developing and highly motivated healthcare practice that is established on an in-depth understanding of the distinctive features of the heavily regulated healthcare market. The members of our healthcare practice have substantial experience in advising a wide range of companies that are major actors in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotechnology... View Article

Our Banking and Finance practice covers the full range of international and domestic finance activities with particular emphasis on structured products, securitisations, asset finance, project finance, LBOs. Our capital market practice covers, EMTNs, IPOs as well as equity linked issues (including convertibles). We have a very strong record in international, high profile, pioneer (mostly first in the kind in Greece) and intellectually demanding finance legal work. We have acted for some of the world’s leading investment and commercial banks.

We have extensive experience in advising on all aspects of competition law, including the effect and application of competition and antitrust legislation, both on national and European level.

Your Legal Partners' lawyers have an extensive track record in a broad range of corporate law services acting for both Greek and international corporations in all phases of a company’s life.

We have developed expertise in several industries, such as metallurgical sector, consumer goods, food, tobacco, energy, healthcare, car financing as well as in cross-border transactions and investments.

Our energy team has acted for major players in the energy sector through the development of energy plants (e.g. CHP plants) and acquisitions of companies active in the sector of renewable energy. We have advised and represented companies in various energy related matters, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-off of energy sector, drafting and negotiating contracts, advice on permit related matters, litigation and arbitration procedures.

Our team has also extensive experience in handling employment issues

Environmental Law and Permitting are two of the niche practice areas of Greek law in which our attorneys have gained unique expertise by handling some of the most complex projects in the energy and oil & gas, as well as in the metallurgical industry and quarries as well as airports and infrastructure.

Our lawyers advise a wide range of corporations and financing institutions on privacy and data protection matters as well as outsourcing.

We carry out compliance projects with relevant questionnaires; we also regularly provide ad hoc advice and review or draft of relevant policies as well as handling local registrations, complaints-handling as well cross-border data flows, within or outside EU.

We also provide advice to outsourcers or financial institutions regarding regulatory compliance on outsourcing and money laundering related matters, drafting of relevant contracts and procurement procedures.

We believe that a litigator lawyer has a valuable role to play in preventing disputes. If however the litigation process is unavoidable the lawyer should identify the client’s objectives and use the necessary mechanism to provide the client with a cost and time effective solution. The firm’s litigation and arbitration practice deals with all forms of commercial litigation. We have a profound understanding of the procedure of arbitration in view of our record acting as advocates or secretary in several international arbitrations with legal and factual complexity administered by the rules of major institutions (ICC, LCIA, RAE).

Our intellectual property team assists our clients for protecting and exploiting all types of intellectual property and technology assets (patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and know-how). In particular, we assist clients in licensing and exploitation of their IP rights and we often represent clients in patent and technology disputes. We also provide legal advice on issues related to consumer protection and anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition and misleading advertising.

We also hold expertise in the Media and Advertising area providing advice on specific legal matters related to digital advertising, advertising agreements such as promotion agreements, co-marketing agreements, sponsorship agreements as well as internet advertising agreements. We also advise advertisers with regards to data protection consumer protection as well as compliance with laws relating to trademarks, copyrights and other intangible properties such as voice, pictures etc.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in large domestic and international joint-ventures, M&A’s and equity investments, negotiating, drafting and reviewing relevant documentation. In addition we are able to provide advice in relation all types of corporate transformations & restructurings.

Undoubtedly under the current economic climate privatizations will play an important role in the Greek business community.

A new legislative regime has been introduced with the setting up of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund having the consent of the two major political parties. Any assets of the Greek State to be developed or sold have been transferred to the Fund aiming to speediest procedures for the sale thereof. This development has been welcomed by the business community.

Greece has developed in recent years several headline infrastructure projects with the participation of private investors whilst currently, is entering a new dynamic period of PPP, given the Law 3389/2005. Recognising the growth of PFI and PPP projects, we have successfully developed special practice to meet such projects.

We are able to handle all tax aspects of commercial and financial transactions by drawing expertise from our counsels. Our counsels are highly respected experts in their field and have many years of in-depth experience of similar matters ranging from academic to practical.

PEOPLE

Our people are distinguished by the depth of their legal knowledge and industry understanding. Our lawyers are required to be innovative and to think creatively in response to the challenges this brings.

Prokopis – Rafail Linardos focuses on the fields of public procurement law, concessions and other forms of PPP projects, commercial contracts and administrative law and he regularly advises and litigates in a wide variety of related issues and disputes. He has been actively involved in advising sponsors, contractors, consultants as well as contracting authorities in... View Article

Alexandra Varla joined Your Legal Partners in November 2015, as an Associate. Alexandra is a Member of the Athens Bar Association. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Law at the Law Department of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. She holds an LLM in International Business Law from the Queen Mary University of London.... View Article

Sofia Kontogiorgou joined Your Legal Partners in September 2013. She completed successfully her traineeship in September 2015 and is an associate in the law firm since then. Sofia, despite her young age has wide experience in advising on company structuring and establishment, ongoing corporate governance and assisting clients in issues arising in the day to... View Article

Katerina Christodoulou is co-founding partner of Your Legal Partners. She has a wealth of experience in corporate and finance cases and projects, as well as, concessions and other forms of PPP projects, notably in the field of infrastructure and aviation.

She has also headed the legal teams for numerous privatizations, financing structures, real estate projects, mergers & acquisitions in various industries. She has also handled complex international arbitrations particularly in relation to concession projects and cross-border disputes.

In addition, she has gained a wide reputation in acting for leading international investment banks in securitization, covered bond and project finance transactions.

She regularly advises banks, car financing companies, infrastructure project companies, venture capital, and real estate development companies. She is recommended by Legal 500 in UK and European Legal Experts Directory.

Maria Golfinopoulou, co–founder and managing partner of Your Legal Partners, focuses on corporate law and EU and Greek competition law. She has handled international cartel cases in proceedings before the European Commission and before the European Courts as well as merger controls in front of European Commission and Greek Competition Authority. She acts for high profile privatizations and Mergers & Acquisitions, representing companies in antitrust investigations and merger controls and also advising clients on strategic alliances, cooperation and supply agreements, as well as advising corporations with regard to restructurings. She counsels companies from various industries, such as media & advertising, tobacco, information technology, telecommunications, toys, petroleum. She has prepared several antitrust compliance programs and assisted companies with their implementation.

Dr. Konstantin Karagiannis, co-founding partner of Your Legal Partners, is well known for acting as counsel or secretary in numerous high profile international (ICC, LCIA) and domestic (Civil Procedure, RAE) arbitration and litigation cases regarding disputes arising out of all areas of private law. He is included as arbitrator in the list of Arbitrators and Umpires of the Institutional Arbitration and Mediation Organization of the German-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. He has also a solid track record of advising clients on a wide range of agreements and structures of sophisticated domestic and cross border transactions. Konstantin is also lead advisor for major players in the energy sector through the development of energy plants and acquisitions of companies active in the sector of renewable energy, as well as in arbitrations and litigations in the aluminium and energy sector, which have set a landmark for the entire industry. He also advises on regulatory matters, the highlight being the landmark case leading in the liberalization of the Greek LNG market in Greece.

He is a Lecturer at the Law School of Kapodistrian University and teaches both the Undergraduate (General Principles of Civil Law, Contracts and Torts) and the Postgraduate Program (Banking Law).

He is author of three books and various articles in law reviews.

Evagelia Mantzou joined Your Legal Partners in 2008. She has an in depth knowledge on administrative contentious matters assessing with administrative law. She is a compliance expert on all types of administrative recourse as well as licensing and permitting and environmental law.

Evelina Papadimitropoulou joined Your Legal Partners in March 2012. Before that, she has worked as a lawyer in the European Commission in the Directorate General for Transport and as a trainee in “Lassez & Associés” law firm in Paris (France). She has also participated to the research program “Lex Sportiva: Sports Law in the World” at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Thaleia Papakosta was an assistant in the Underwriting Department of Hellenic Hull Management (HMA) Limited, Piraeus (Managers of Hellenic Hull Mutual Association Plc.). In April 2008, she joined Your Legal Partners. Education Degree in Department of Shipping, Trade & Transport – School of Administration Sciences – University of the Aegean (Chios). Languages: English

Katerina Politopoulou joined Your Legal Partners in June 2008 and in November 2008 became a partner. Katerina's main areas of practice is corporate and finance focusing on transactions, projects and commercial contracts and has worked (in some instances she led the legal teams) in most of the high profile deals of including Mergers & Acquisitions deals of Your Legal Partners, major structured finance transactions, privatizations, Real Estate and Energy cases. She has a vast experience on energy related matters having acted for a major player in relevant high profile arbitrations, regulatory matters and major acquisitions. She has also handled complex litigation and labor issues, acting for the former state air carrier of Greece.

Vassiliki Triantafillou joined Your Legal Partners in 2012. Before that, she has worked as a trainee lawyer in the “Legal Council of State”. Despite her young age Vassiliki has successfully handled a large array of civil and commercial matters as well as energy litigation. She has participated in the legal teams of high profile arbitrations, litigations and due diligence exercises.

Andreas Tsourouflis focuses on international and Greek tax law. His practice includes all fields of taxation, such as corporate taxation, taxation of mergers & acquisitions, transfer pricing, banking, finance and capital markets taxation, energy taxation etc. He provides legal and tax advice for domestic and foreign clients from various industries, such as telecommunications, advertising, tobacco, information technology, petroleum, banks etc. He has represented clients in tax and custom duties disputes at all levels of Court including the Supreme Administrative Court (Council of State).

Dr. Andreas Tsourouflis is a Lecturer of Tax Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Athens.

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

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  • Your Legal Partners has formed through an affiliated office in Cyprus a coordinated team in order to be able to accommodate clients and build professional relationships in Cyprus. For more information on the Cyprus affiliated office click here.

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LATEST NEWS

  • Your Legal Partners acting as Greek legal counsel for BSTDB in a €50 million loan to Hellenic Telecommunication Organization (OTE)

    SEP 27 2016
  • Your Legal Partners Meet together with other Ally Law Members In Shanghai

    MAY 19 2016
  • Your Legal Partners proudly sponsored and participated to the 2nd Fashion Law Conference entitled “Fashioning the Law: Design – Protect – Trade – Mediate”

    MAY 9 2016

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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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CONTACT

ADDRESS: Karneadou 25, Kolonaki, 106 75, Athens, Greece
TELEPHONE: +30 210 3388 831
FAX: +30 210 3388 825
EMAIL: info {at} yourlegalpartners.gr

GETTING TO US

USING THE METRO
“Syntagma” and “Evaggelismos” stations are the nearest to our offices.

FROM THE AIRPORT
Metro Line 3 runs from Athens International Airport to the city centre.
The closest stop is “Syntagma” station.