Chambers Europe 2011
Glowing praise for its dynamic team of “seasoned individuals” helps this firm climb in the rankings this year. The lawyers’ strong commercial understanding, responsiveness and availability are distinctive strengths, say clients. The firm advises Chevron on all work relating to its lubricants subsidiary in Greece, and also recently assisted Aegean Power with the sale of 50% of the company. Other key clients include Veolia and Youtravel.com. Managing partner Yannis Kelemenis is the main contact for clients, who appreciate that they can “always get in touch with him when needed.”
This “very service-minded, co-operative and approachable” team offers litigation and arbitration services and caters to both Greek and international clients. Standout mandates include representing Breas Medical, a Swedish subsidiary of the GE Healthcare Group, in a claim brought by a Greek former distributor. The team also acted for Aegean Power in an administrative action against the state over the payment of public service obligations by Greek energy companies. Despite his busy practice, group head Yannis Kelemenis “is always available to help us with any question we might have,” remarked one client.
Tom Kyriakopoulos of Kelemenis & Co. receives consistently warm recommendations from clients. He is praised for his in-depth understanding of corporate tax matters and his ability to provide fast and detailed responses.