Vgenopoulos & Partners Law Firm
For over 20 years we have worked in close cooperation with our clients in various business sectors and powered by their success, we have grown from 3 to more than 40 lawyers and nowadays are one of the largest law firms in Greece.Our clients include commercial companies in all industries and range in size from industry leaders to fledgling operations. We also work for utilities, banks and other financial institutions and insurance and reinsurance companies.We enjoy an international reputation for providing a professional service of the highest quality combining technical expertise and commercial awareness. Our policy of a careful organic growth, with its emphasis on the quality of our lawyers, enables us to maintain an integrity of purpose and uniformly high standard of work for our clients.Though our size, presence and expertise enable us to meet legal requirements on practically any scale, our lawyers still offer attention to detail, accessibility and responsiveness that are crucial to achieving our clients' goals. Our entire approach is geared towards providing a results-orientated service hallmarked with creative solutions to commercial problems.Dedicated research teams support each area of our practice, maintaining specialist precedent banks, developing standard documents and issuing updates on law, techniques, practice and procedure.We have extensive library and information facilities and internal know-how databases. Our information technology gives our lawyers ready access to our own research and also to legal and regulatory material both in Greece and overseas and other online legal and commercial services.Our teams structure their advice and approach to take account of the commercial realities as well as the legal principles. The great majority of our lawyers have spent their entire careers with us and all partners are appointed from within the firm.For us it is important to achieve a high level of individual service for every client. From the beginning of our relationship with a client at least one partner is assigned to such client with overall responsibility for client's affairs. In addition each individual transaction is led by a partner with extensive experience in the area of law relevant to the specific transaction, who takes direct responsibility for the advice and service provided and is accessible to the client to discuss the progress and the legal and practical issues arising throughout the transaction.We place special emphasis on continuity. Our lawyers work in teams which are focused on clients rather than practice areas. This means that our clients work with lawyers they know and, over time, our lawyers are able to develop a thorough understanding of our clients' businesses and methods of operations. In turn, this enables our lawyers to maximize their effectiveness and to contribute to the determination of strategic issues and decision-making at the highest levels.We provide a comprehensive range of legal services to domestic and foreign clients doing business or planning to invest in Greece. The range of services and degree of specialization are continually developed to meet the expanding demands and complexities of modern business and the size and resources of clients.We cultivate in our lawyers the ability to provide innovative and practical solutions and we are constantly developing our range of services to meet the demands of changing conditions in the world of business and finance and, in particular, those created by technological developments.The flexibility of our working methods and the broadly-based skills of our lawyers enable us to assemble at short notice the substantial teams often required for large-scale transactions, as well as handling smaller or more routine assignments.Investment & BankingThe finance group regularly advises international and local banks and other providers and users of credit and derivatives in all the main areas of financing and related activity. It has advised on bilateral, syndicated, unsecured financing, project financing and financing-secured loans on a wide range of assets including ships, aircraft, real estate lease and other receivables.Capital MarketsThe firm represents issuers, managers and others in, inter alia, raising finance in various markets, currency and interest swaps and associated products.Corporate Mergers & AcquisitionsThe firm offers advice in all aspects of corporate law. The firm’s transactions in this area range from small private acquisitions to cross-border takeovers of listed companies. The firm’s lawyers have acted for both sellers and buyers.AviationThe firm represents major international aircraft owners / lessors and also airlines. It has considerable experience in all areas of aircraft transactions and related litigation, such as aircraft leasing, sale and purchase, repossession, etc.Commercial LitigationWork includes corporate, commercial and administrative matters before a wide range of courts and tribunals. The firm also handles domestic and international arbitration. Main areas of practiceCommercial Property & ConstructionThe firm acts for major local and international construction, real estate and hotel companies as well as for major clients acquiring commercial property in Greece.Intellectual Property, Brands & TrademarksProtection and registration of all intellectual property rights (patents, trade marks, copyright and design), licensing, and related litigation and dispute settlement.Shipping & TransportThe firm’s shipping and transportation lawyers represent owners, carriers, shippers and lenders who finance transportation business. Work includes ship arrests, injunctions, shipping finance, purchase and sale of ships, shipbuilding contracts and acquisitions of shipping companies.EU LawThe firm assists in competition, antitrust, and cases involving freedom of movement.InsuranceThe firm advises on insurance and reinsurance contracts, claimsrelated disputes and insurance related litigation.IT & CommunicationsThe firm assists some major international companies who are leaders in the telecommunications industries as well as other clients in the IT Market.Health & PharmaceuticalsThe firm advises major international clients on medication and pharmaceutical law in general and in particular on product liability and regulatory issues.Media & EntertainmentThe firm has expertise in film/music/TV and publishing; negotiating and drafting of related contracts; rights infringement and litigation.SportThe firm provides advice and assistance on the full range of sports marketing and administration work. International transactional experience for sports business teams and individuals; litigation and dispute resolution.TaxationThe firm specialises in the tax aspects of acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, tax litigation and also tax planning for high net worth individuals.Financial RegulationThe firm deals with regulatory issues arising in all areas within the perimeter of the Greek financial authorities including, but not limited to, the authorization and ongoing supervision of banking, investment and insurance businesses, the availability of European "Passports" for conducting financial services on a cross-border basis, regulatory and capital investments of financial products, etc.

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