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.

AVIATION

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.

Your Legal Partners most recent experience includes:

Greek legal counsel of Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund in relation to the privatization of Regional Airports

Acting (in a consortium with Dracopoulos & Vassalakis Law Firm) for the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund in relation to the privatization of the regional airport sector in Greece. Such portfolio consists of 37 airports. Advice on legal framework of the aviation sector in Greece, legal due diligence of the Regional Airports, input with regard to National Airport Policy, tender procedure for the granting of a concession and drafting and negotiating with biddersrelevant documentation, including concession agreement.

Legal assistance to Airline Company in relation to Airport charges

Legal Advice to  Aegean Airlines S.A. in respect with the EU legislation on Airport Charges (Directive 2009/12) and the recent establishment of the Supervisory Authority of Airport Charges.

Aegean Airlines in its merger with Olympic Air, Olympic Handling and Olympic Engineering

Acting for AEGEAN AIRLINES in the acquisition of OLYMPIC AIR, OLYMPIC HANDLING AND OLYMPIC TECHNICAL SERVICES (former state run air carrier) from Marfin Investment Group (MIG). The transaction was not approved by the European Commission.

Goldair S.A participation in Olympic Airways ground handling privatization bid

Acting  for Goldair Handling S.A, a major ground-handler in Greece in the bidding process for acquiring the ground handling operation of Olympic Airways Services.

Private Terminal in Athens International Airport

Members of our team assisted major group of companies in its participation in a tender for the development of private airport in Athens International Airport. We dealt with the terms of the tender, comments on relevant agreements and advice on the finance structure.

Athens International Airport Concession

Members of our team acted for the company “Athens International Airport S.A.” that has undertaken the financing, construction and operation of the Athens airport Eleftherios Venizelos. We have worked closely with our client in providing legal advice and legal opinions on the interpretation of the Concession Agreement as well as the relevant construction agreement with the construction consortium. We have represented Athens International Airport before the Arbitration courts and Mediation Panels in disputes between the Company and the Greek State as well as the Company and the Constructing Consortium in relation to underground parking and air navigation equipment.

In addition we were involved in the tender processes conducted by the Airport Company for granting airport rights to third parties in respect with cargo station and hotel as well as the drafting of relevant concession contracts.