Eleni Tsoukala

Eleni Tsoukala is a Member of the Law Society of Athens and the Law Society of England and Wales (Solicitor). She is very experienced in all forms of Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Mediation and local and international arbitrations), Corporate/Commercial, Equity and Debt Capital Markets, Finance/ Banking, Real Estate Laws and Privatisations.

She has previously worked in one of the largest law firms of the City of London mainly on corporate/ commercial, banking/ finance law and litigation and international arbitrations. Between 2004 and 2007, she worked as a Legal and Business Advisor to the former Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance of the Hellenic Republic advising on matters involving the public debt, finance matters, assisting on a number of the most pioneering Greek privatisations and real estate projects. Between 2004 and 2007, she also participated in the drafting of Greek legislation amongst others on banking matters, the establishment of foreign companies in Greece and foreign investment laws, debt settlements of public bodies and on forms of sale and leasing and a number of other forms of commercial exploitation of public real estate assets.

Eleni is a graduate of Law from the University of Oxford and holds a Master of Laws in International Business Law from University College London. She speaks Greek, English, French, German and Spanish.

She has acted as Counsel in a number of high-profile litigation matters, ranging from our out-of-court settlements (including mediations) to complex hearings before all Greek Courts and Greek regulatory authorities.

Further, she has advised on a number of major local and international arbitrations, disputed, inter alia, under ICC, LCIA etc. Her vast expertise covers disputes in all industry sectors, with strong experience also in cross-border disputes. Further, she has led some of the most pioneering corporate, M&A transactions and equity capital markets transactions, real estate transactions and hotel/tourism and TMT-related mergers, acquisitions, JVs, LBOs and MBOs. She has also vast experience in all finance and banking matters, ranging from simple to complex collateralised bond issuances and from loan agreements to all forms of complex securitisations, on banking regulatory matters, enforcement of securities, dealing with NPLs and restructuring and insolvency matters.

Further, her long-standing experience in tax matters, allows her to render tax advice in almost all transactional matters she works on.

Eleni is consistently highly ranked by all recent editions of Chambers Global and Chambers Europe for her expertise in the fields of “Banking & Finance” and “Corporate/Commercial” and has been awarded the title of “Corporate & Commercial Lawyer of the Year 2011” by Corporate International Magazine. Further, she is ranked in all recent editions of The Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT). She has been awarded the title “TMT Lawyer of the Year in Greece – 2015” by Global Law Experts and has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of “The Best Lawyers in Greece”

The Litigation / Arbitration / Mediation Practice:

We have a premier dispute resolution practice and are widely considered as Experts in civil and commercial law disputes.

We act on litigation before all levels of courts in the Hellenic Republic, namely, the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Our client base consists of leading players from all industry sectors such as banks, funds, media clients, international corporations and investment groups and high-profile individuals whom we represent in all types of proceedings.

Further, we have a pioneering reputation for our alternative dispute resolution practice and unparalleled expertise in representing clients in mediations, arbitrations and out-of-court settlements and procedures.

We have regularly been mandated to act as Counsel, Legal Experts and Arbitrators in a plethora of the most high-profile civil and commercial litigation and arbitration disputes taking place in the Hellenic Republic and/ or international litigation disputes governed by the laws of the Hellenic Republic. Our expertise has included acting as Counsel, Experts and Arbitrators in a number of the most important and ground –breaking hearings that have taken place recently. Our Expert Partners are often cited in hearings as leading authorities on civil and commercial law disputes and called on to provide complex Expert Opinion on high-level interpretation of civil, corporate and commercial contracts.

Further, our impressive track record in commercial arbitrations includes hearings seated in the Hellenic Republic, Paris, London and other jurisdictions and disputed under the full range of rules such as the Greek Code of Civil Procedure, the ICC Rules, UNCITRAL, LCIA etc.

Our dispute resolution practice covers all industry sectors including:

Financial services and banking disputes;
Securities litigation and enforcement and the opposition of regulatory fines and penalties;
Corporate & commercial disputes and disputes arising from mergers & acquisitions;
Shareholder and director disputes;
Class actions;
Partnership and joint venture disputes;
Regulatory investigations;
Defamation and libel;
Public and administrative law disputes;
Disputes arising from concession agreements;
Domestic and international commercial arbitration;
Domestic and international commercial litigation;
Cross-border disputes;
Tax disputes;
Alternative dispute resolution;
Employment and pension disputes;
TMT disputes;
Intellectual property, licensing and franchising disputes;
Insurance and reinsurance;
Energy and natural resources;
Competition litigation;
Bankruptcy and insolvency disputes;
Projects and privatisation disputes;
Construction & engineering and real estate disputes;
Transport and aviation disputes;
International trade;

Our Firm is recommended by The Legal 500 (2012), The Legal 500 (2011) and The Legal 500 (2010) for its practice in these areas

Tsoukala & Partners Law Firm:

Tsoukala & Partners is regarded as one of the leading law Firms in Greece and is consistently ranked as a top law firm in Greece by independent legal directories such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and The Legal 500. Our firm has received numerous global awards and accolades from most of the leading international publications.

Our client list includes leading corporations across all industry sectors, including global leaders in their fields. We deliver the best solution to our clients, no matter how complex the matter and this has earned us a reputation for excellence and for providing practical and commercially realistic legal advice.

Our practice areas include: mergers & acquisitions/ corporate & commercial/ equity capital markets, banking & finance/ debt capital markets & restructuring, TMT, libel and privacy Laws, intellectual property, real estate/ hotels/ infrastructure and projects, privatisations, energy and natural resources, tax, European Union/ competition law, public law and all forms of dispute resolution.

Our partners have extensive experience in complex commercial transactions, both domestic and international, as well as in government and academia. Please contact our partners for more information on our expertise.

Ebba Hoogenraad

Ebba Hoogenraad was admitted to the bar in 1985 and has been focusing on the advertising industry since 1989. Ebba has been recommended by Chambers Europe as “a great lawyer in advertising-related IP law, whose advice has been solicited by clients such as Unilever and Heineken for years” and [She is] “a renowned figure in advertising law, and attracts high praise from clients. She’s fast, smart and speaks our language, says one. She is also praised for her considerable knowledge and eye for detail”. Chambers (2016) client comments: [She is] a “very empathetic person, enthusiastic and always straightforward and clear”, “she is service-oriented” and “excellent and quick with her advice.”

In addition, Best Lawyers remarks, based on peer review, that Ebba is one of the two leading lawyers in advertising law in the Netherlands.

Clients particularly praise her point and practical advice, always noting what is possible. Ebba counsels the majority of the larger advertising bureaus and several companies in the consumer industry on advertising law. She also advises several producers of health and nutrition products on product information and the European Claims Regulation.

Ebba often litigates before the self regulatory Advertising Code Committee and national courts.

Ebba is on the editorial board of the Dutch legal IP and advertising journal IER. She chairs the Dutch Advertising Law Association and the National Advertising Conference, and chaired the Benelux Trademark and Design Law Association. She is a board member of the Dutch Advertising Association and of the World Press Photo Supervisory Board.