Chambers Europe 2014


What the team is known for: Has developed a solid reputation for its corporate and commercial work, acting for domestic and international clients. Covers a variety of topics including M&A, venture capital and joint ventures.

Work highlights: Advises Colliers International on legal matters relating to its Greek subsidiary.

Notable practitioners
Firm founder and managing partner Yannis Kelemenis has much experience of advising clients from the energy and natural resources sector on corporate and commercial matters. He also litigates and acts on corporate fraud mandates. Department head Ioanna Lazaridou specialises in M&A, but also frequently advises on corporate governance and restructurings.


What the team is known for: Strong reputation for restructurings and associated terminations, as well as tax and social security issues. Acts for domestic and international companies on Greek and cross-border employment mandates.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“The team is always responsive and doesn’t leave matters unattended. It supported us very well in court, too.” 
“The lawyers provide advice that is consistent, comprehensive and to the point within very tight deadlines.” 

Notable practitioners 
Tom Kyriakopoulos “made our project a very smooth process,” say clients, who add: “He was extremely helpful to have on board, walked us clearly through the process and was very hands-on.”
Significant clients Aquis, Chevron, GE, SunPower, Meeting Point.

Energy & Natural Resources

What the team is known for:Broad client base including public and private companies, financial institutions and governmental organisations. Noted for its expertise in project finance, transactional and regulatory matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“The team is punctual, responsive and provides clear advice.” 
“The firm is very reliable and co-operative.”  

Work highlights Acted for China Development Bank on all aspects of two project finance facilities for photovoltaic plants.
Advised LAGIE on the regulatory legal framework concerning its operation.

Notable practitioners 
Konstantina Soultati is “very ambitious, works very hard and is very efficient,”according to market commentators.
Yannis Kelemenis has considerable experience in energy and natural resources mandates. Clients describe him as “a top lawyer, with good management skills and knowledge of the sector.” Significant clients Chevron, GE, Southern Coal, Sunpower, DEPA.

Dispute Resolution

Yannis Kelemenis of Kelemenis & Co is a noted litigator, with particular expertise in corporate and energy disputes.


Tom Kyriakopoulos of Kelemenis & Co advises domestic and foreign clients on tax and related corporate and employment issues. Sources say: “He provides very clear advice and is familiar with issues throughout South-East Europe.”