KLC Law Firm is ranked in the Chambers Europe 2020 Guide
KLC Law Firm is ranked for a consecutive year in the Chambers Europe 2020 Guide to Europe’s Leading Lawyers. Chambers and Partners is the most renowned legal directory in the world and cover 185 jurisdictions around the world.
Our firm was ranked on the following departments:
Banking & Finance
Chambers Review: KLC acts on project finance mandates in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Has experience in refinancing and debt restructuring transactions. Also knowledgeable in capital markets matters and NPL deals. Represents an array of Greek and international banks as well as public institutions.
An interviewee notes that the team consists of "well-prepared and knowledgeable lawyers" who are "always ready to accommodate the client's needs."
A second source highlights the "effective and responsive lawyers who offer high-calibre legal services."
Chambers Review: Represents both buyers and sellers in M&A transactions and investments, including negotiations and drafting contacts. Additionally experienced in corporate restructuring and reorganisation mandates. Also assists companies with day-to-day corporate and commercial advice, including corporate governance matters.
One client says: "The team is very knowledgeable, always responsive and available to act effectively at short notice. The lawyers' out-of-the-box thinking is able to provide effective and pragmatic solutions to very complex legal problems."
Work highlights Acted for Lion Rental on matters related to the potential equity participation of a strategic investor through a private bidding process.
Chambers Review: Has experience in high-value arbitration relating to the non-performance of shipbuilding contracts or energy sector project agreements. Handles commercial litigation on behalf of clients in the shipping, pharmaceutical and goods manufacturing industries. Assists private companies with the appeal of the outcome of tender processes. Acts on both sides of administrative disputes involving Greek planning or gaming sector regulators.
Clients say that the lawyers "are business-oriented, efficient and quick," further noting: "They are able to suggest innovative solutions to complex issues."
Work highlights Acted for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems on an ICC arbitration against the Greek state pertaining to the procurement of submarines by the Greek Navy.
Aristides Chiotellis is best known for his experience in international arbitration. "In addition to his unparalleled technical knowledge and expertise in civil and commercial law matters, he has a particular ability to propose feasible solutions to the most complicated problems," states one source.
Managing partner Panagiotis Tzioumas represents clients from the telecoms, shipping or manufacturing sectors in commercial litigation and high-end arbitration. One client highlights Tzioumas's "ability to give practical advice,"while another reports: "He is always hands-on and has great communication skills."
Chambers Review: Well-established practice advising domestic and international clients on the labour law aspects of their operations in Greece. Handles contentious and non-contentious employment issues arising from corporate restructurings, transfer of businesses, collective bargaining agreements, work force reductions and dismissals.
Strengths Clients enthuse that the lawyers "respond and advise us in an accurate and timely manner."
Stavros Andriopoulos advises clients on their day-to-day employment needs and is also active in labour law litigation. One source describes him as "very pragmatic," adding that his "presentation skills are impeccable."
Chambers Review: Assists clients with corporate, commercial and regulatory mandates involving a broad range of energy sources and natural resources, including oil and gas, mining, wind and solar power. Areas of expertise include joint ventures, M&A and finance deals, as well as privatisations and tender processes. Also handles disputes, including arbitration proceedings. Work frequently entails multi-jurisdictional elements.
Strengths One client says: "They are business-oriented, efficient, quick and have a very solid and deep legal knowledge. Moreover, they are able to suggest innovative solutions to complex legal issues."
Another source highlights the team's "quick yet precise responses, deep knowledge and considerable experience," adding that the lawyers are "to the point and highly responsive to the client's needs."
Work highlights Advised IGI Poseidon on regulatory and licensing matters relating to the development of the East Med pipeline project.
Alexandros Tsirigos is a key contact for the energy department.
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