Legal 500 2011
Corporate and M&A
Kelemenis & Co exhibits ‘considerable depth and quality’ in core specialisms in the hospitality and energy sectors. ‘Cross-border transactional expert’ Tom Kyriakopoulos has been advising Chevron on all legal aspects of its Greek lubricants subsidiary, while ‘excellent negotiator’ Yannis Kelemenis advised Aegean Power on divesting 50% of the company to the subsidiary of a NYSE-listed petroleum and shipping company.
Kelemenis & Co has continued to strengthen its commercial litigation profile, and now acts as general legal counsel to Chevron’s local lubricants subsidiary. The team also advised Aegean Power on an administrative claim against the Greek state.
Kelemenis &Co’s tax practice draws praise for the ‘professional, to-the-point’ advice of Tom Kyriakopoulos. The group handles litigation, such as defending a client against the imposition of additional income taxes and penalties, as well as advising on the tax implications of transactions and corporate reorganisations, such as the closure of a number of Chevron’s local operations.
Kelemenis & Co is ‘an up-and-coming firm with an excellent reputation in energy’, with name partner Yannis Kelemenis displaying ‘strong depth and variety of energy expertise’. It handles corporate, regulatory and contentious matters for General Electric and Aegean Power, and has been advising Endesa Hellas on the construction of a thermal power plant.
Projects and privatisation
Kelemenis &Co’s ‘expertise and reputation in energy’ is well established and it attracts major project instructions from Endesa Hellas and Sunpower, among others. It is advising the former on an EPC construction contract.
Kelemenis & Co provides the full suite of employment law advice to a corporate client base that includes Chevron. It recently advised BMC Software on terminating its local director’s employment contract.
Banking, finance and capital markets
Debt restructuring has been a key theme of Kelemenis &Co’s banking practice, which recently advised new client Chevron and its Greek subsidiaries on debt restructuring relating to new commercial agreements.
EU and competition
Kelemenis & Co provides contentious and non-contentious services to its corporate clients. Recent highlights include advising Prenatal on product labelling and packaging compliance issues. Yannis Kelemenis is recommended.
Kelemenis & Co handles trade mark filing for key clients including Smileyworld and Aquis Hotels & Resorts. On the litigation front, the team advised Metaxa on trade mark disputes.