KLC Law Firm is ranked in the Legal 500 2019 EMEA Guide
KLC Law Firm is ranked for a consecutive year in the Legal 500 2019 EMEA Guide. Legal 500 is one of the most renowned legal directory in the world. The Legal 500 series contacts over 300,000 clients globally to obtain feedback on which law firms meet the criteria required by today's in-house counsel and business leaders, wherever in the world their work takes them.
Our firm was ranked on the following departments:
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Clients praise the 'creativity and commitment' at KLC Law Firm, which provides 'US-style availability and responsiveness' as well as its 'proximity and courtesy to its clients'. The team is jointly led by Alexandros Tsirigos, Aristides Chiotellis and the 'pragmatic and easy to work with' managing partner Panayiotis Tzioumas , who is 'an outstanding litigator who stands out both for his legal and case handling skills'. A significant highlight was representing ThyssenKrupp in an ICC arbitration against the Greek government concerning a submarine procurement program. Other clients include Adidas Hellas and Hellenic Shipyards.
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3
KLC Law Firm has a track record of advising major banks and international financial institutions. The team has been instructed by the European Investment Bank to advise on the management of several funds, including the Jessica Holding Fund Greece and the Infastructure Fund of Funds. The firm also advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on the sale of its 35% stake in HELPE, which is listed on the London and Athens Stock Exchanges. Aristides Chiotellis and Panayiotis Tzioumas jointly lead the team.
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2
KLC Law Firm 'displays a great deal of creativity in solving problems' and 'understands perfectly the industry in which the clients operate'. Kostas Loukopoulos leads the team alongside Peggi Zacharopoulou, who 'treats clients with the highest levels of professionalism and courtesy' and has 'great communication skills'. Recent highlights include advising North Haven Private Equity on its €50m acquisition of the Greek listed company, Korres. The firm also advised HRADF on its joint disposal, with the Latsis Group, of its controlling stake in Hellenic Petroleum.
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2
KLC Law Firm 'has a very good knowledge of EU and Greek competition law, and tremendous experience'. The 'very experienced' team head Vassilis Karayiannis is always 'personally involved in the cases entrusted to him and always very available'. The firm has been active advising on EU law issues linked to major infrastructure projects and has also been advising HRADF on issues linked to its sale of Hellenic Petroleum.
Employment - ranked: tier 2
The 'very responsive and professional' lawyers at KLC Law Firm are praised for being 'objective in their recommendations'. Stavros Andriopoulos heads the high-quality practice. The firm continues to represent Hellenic Shipyards in a dispute with former employees of Rolling Stock Greece before the European Court of Justice. Other clients include ThyssenKrupp, Allergan and Athens International Airport.
Energy - ranked: tier 2
KLC Law Firm 'makes clients comfortable that complex technical issues will be dealt with by people with in-depth knowledge of the specific area of law'. Thomas Lamnidis leads the high-quality team, which recently advised HRADF on its disposal of a controlling stake in Hellenic Petroleum. Other clients include Terna Group, DEPA, Edison Group and Phoenix Solar.
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2
The team at KLC Law Firm 'combines in-depth knowledge and business perspective' and is praised for its ability to 'truly work as one person', while taking 'efficiency to high levels'. The firm recently advised Demo Pharmaceuticals on pre-litigation strategy during the launch of new generics products. Aristides Chiotellis provides 'very helpful advice in very complex and unregulated matters'.
Projects and privatisation - ranked: tier 2
KLC Law Firm's expertise in privatisation is demonstrated by its appointment by HRADF to advise on its €1.2bn disposal of Hellenic Petroleum. This follows similar deals, such as HRADF's privatisation of ten ports. The firm also represents private sector clients, such as Terna Group, on related issues. Thomas Lamnidis and Univ Prof Dr Vassilis Voutsakis jointly lead the well-regarded team.
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2
KLC Law Firm has a 'business-oriented' team that is 'quick to respond' and has 'excellent knowledge of the field'. Thomas Lamnidis and Katerina Loukopoulou-Dede jointly lead a group of 'excellent lawyers'. The firm has recently been advising HRADF on the development of thermal springs on Kythnos island, alongside their existing tourist and leisure facilities.
TMT - ranked: tier 3
KLC Law Firm has been providing advice on GDPR issues to several major clients including Patakis Publishers, Royal Olympic and Diamond Collections Hotels. Vassilis Voutsakis leads the team.
Tax - ranked: tier 3
KLC Law Firm has a broad practice led by the extremely experienced Xenofon Papayiannis. Recently, the firm advised PQH Single Special Liquidation, which manages and liquidates the assets of sixteen financial institutions, on the tax treatment of the transfer of a leasing portfolio with a €271m face value. Other clients include Athens International Airport, Adidas and the Papatheocharis Group.
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