Legal 500 2014
Banking, finance and capital markets
Kelemenis & Co recently advised China Development Bank on the €175m financing of two solar energy projects. The firm also represented Alpha Bank as underwriter of a €95m bond issuance linked to the refinancing of a food manufacturer. Yannis Kelemenis and Ioanna Lazaridou are key figures.
Corporate and M&A
Kelemenis & Co has a strong transactional and commercial practice and is also recommended for its regulatory expertise. Highlights included advising FTI Group on its acquisition of a major tour operator in Crete. Tom Kyriakopoulos and Ioanna Lazaridou are recommended.
Kelemenis & Co has a very busy litigation and regulatory practice, which includes representing the Greek power transmission system operator in €100m worth of debt collection claims against energy suppliers and traders. Other clients include GE Healthcare and medical technology company Stryker. Yannis Kelemenis is highly recommended, particularly on energy-related issues.
EU and competition
Kelemenis & Co has a strong regulatory practice, which also advises on EU and competition issues. The team represented several regional car dealers in a complaint made to the Competition Commission against Fiat and Fiat Credit. Yannis Kelemenis is recommended.
Tom Kyriakopoulos is the main employment partner at Kelemenis & Co. The firm represents numerous domestic and international clients including Metaxa, Petrolina, Meeting Point International, and General Electric.
Kelemenis & Co is a top choice for energy regulatory matters. The firm advises a number of government bodies and international institutions on related issues, including Greek electricity market operator LAGIE, the EBRD, Greece’s public natural gas company (DEPA), and the Hellenic Power Transmission System Operator (ADMIE). On the transactional front, the team represented China Development Bank on the €175m financing of two solar energy projects. Yannis Kelemenis and Konstantina Soultati are highly recommended.
Konstantina Soultati is the primary partner in Kelemenis & Co’s insurance practice, which recently advised motor insurer General Union on its compulsory winding-up process, as well as claims against intermediaries regarding the misappropriation of €40m worth of insurance premiums.
Kelemenis & Co provides trade mark protection and registration advice to numerous companies in the drinks and hospitality sector, including Metaxa, Absolut Vodka, Youtravel.com, and Meeting Point Hellas.
Projects and privatisation
Kelemenis & Co has an active energy sector practice, and is advising DEPA on regulatory issues linked to its pending privatisation. On the projects side, the team is advising China Development Bank on the €175m project financing of two solar power projects in Greece. Yannis Kelemenis is recommended.
Kelemenis & Co is well regarded for tax litigation and advisory work. Clients include China Development Bank and Titan Group, the latter of which the team is advising on a VAT claim. Tom Kyriakopoulos is the main partner.