KLC Law Firm is ranked in the Legal 500 2020 EMEA Guide
KLC Law Firm is ranked for a consecutive year in the Legal 500 2020 EMEA Guide. Legal 500 is one of the most renowned legal directories 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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KLC Law Firm has a ‘particularly strong international approach’ and handles pre-trial advice, advocacy, risk management issues and out-of-court settlements, and provides representation in arbitral tribunals. Panagiotis Tzioumas is an ‘exceptionally talented lawyer’ who is highly regarded for international commercial disputes and counts financial and credit institutions, domestic and international businesses and foreign states as clients. Tzioumas leads the practice with Alexandros Tsirigos, Vassilis Voutsakis and Aristides Chiotellis. The team recently represented Hellenic Shipyards in a €330m dispute with Hellenic Railway pertaining to agreements for the construction and procurement of rolling stock.
Dr. Panagiotis Tzioumas
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Alexandros Tsirigos - KLC Law Firm
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2
The ‘excellent’ team at KLC Law Firm is distinguished by its ‘combination of legal skills, responsiveness, flexibility and understanding of the client’s needs’. Among the group’s key strengths are debt restructuring, NPL due diligence and transactions, regulatory work and the delisting of listed securities. Panagiotis Tzioumas heads the practice, combining ‘innovative solutions’ with ‘commercial acumen and practicality’. His team is also adept in project finance transactions, namely those in the energy and infrastructure sectors.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's practice is jointly headed by Kostas Loukopoulos and Peggi Zacharopoulou. Loukopoulos is well-versed in acquisitions, joint ventures, general cooperation agreements, mergers and privatisations with expert knowledge of the cement, construction, energy and banking sectors. As for Zacharopoulou, the core strengths of her practice include business transactions, litigation and dispute resolution procedures. Among the recent workload is an instruction from the Hellenic Republic Development Fund on the proposed sale of its stake in Hellenic Petroleum.
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2
KLC Law Firm fields a team of ‘real experts in EU and competition law’, led by the ‘impressive expertise’ of Vassilis Karagiannis. The practice has a notable track record in HCC proceedings, merger approvals and state aid issues with experience appearing before the European Commission and European courts in addition to national authorities. The group handles a range of preliminary advice and regularly assists with the identification of competition requirements for projects and M&A transactions.
Employment - ranked: tier 2
KLC Law Firm provides ‘a significantly high level of service in terms of response time, business acumen and industry knowledge’. The team directs particular focus to the legal framework governing labour relations in company restructurings and also has expertise in issues relating to privatisations, transfers, mergers and divisions of enterprises. The group also has a track record of working with HR departments on policy and crisis management services. Practice head Stavros Andriopoulos is noted as ‘an excellent legal adviser’.
Energy - ranked: tier 2
Clients note KLC Law Firm’s capacity to ‘suggest innovative solutions to complex legal issues’ thanks to its experience handling the ‘spectrum of transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution matters’. Key areas of expertise for the team encompass energy law reform, privatisations, M&A and litigation, including international arbitration. Led by the ‘profoundly knowledgeable’ Alexandros Tsirigos, the team also handles every stage of energy-related projects including the construction, finance, licensing and operational elements.
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2
Under the leadership of Theodore Loukopoulos, KLC Law Firm possesses the capacity to advise on the full spectrum of IP law including copyrights, trade marks, domain names, patents, industrial designs and unfair competition matters. The team is also well-equipped to handle registrations, licensing, litigation and prosecutions on a national, European and international level and has expert knowledge of the pharmaceuticals industry. Other areas of expertise include the energy, healthcare, fashion, consumer goods, technology and media sectors; private individuals are also on the firm's client roster.
Projects and privatisation - ranked: tier 3
KLC Law Firm handles all forms of privatisations including share deals for listed and non-listed companies, asset deals and strategic investor schemes. The team operates across a range of sectors including the energy and infrastructure industries.
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3
KLC Law Firm operates across a breadth of asset classes including residential, commercial, logistics, tourist and industrial properties in addition to hospitals, ports, wind parks, quarries and mines. Alexandros Tsirigos serves as construction group head, where he supports clients through all stages of construction projects. Theodora Xythali oversees the real estate practice, which assists clients with investment planning mandates, transaction implementation, property management and operation issues, urban planning requirements, licensing requirements and the related due diligence work.
TMT - ranked: tier 3
The team at KLC Law Firm has specialist knowledge in respect of telecoms and electronic communications law, data protection regulation and TMT-specific disputes before administrative authorities and courts. Vassilis Voutsakis heads the department, which is particularly active on the regulatory front in respect of the TV, e-commerce and radio sectors. The team recently advised Médecins Sans Frontières in relation to the implementation of GDPR.
Tax - ranked: tier 3
‘The depth and bread of knowledge’ at KLC Law Firm ‘ensures that they are able to support every client’s business needs’. Practice head Xenofon Papayiannis, is praised as ‘an excellent legal adviser on tax issues’, and is the key contact; he advises on the full spectrum of tax law, handling advisory and contentious matters. Areas of key expertise include corporate taxation and restructuring issues, M&A work, VAT matters and international tax planning.
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