Admitted: 1992, Supreme Court. Education: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (LL.B. in Hellenic Law); Yale University (LL.M.); Westfälische Universität Münster (LL.M. in European Union Law; Doctorate in European Union Law). Publications: “International Aspects of Company Recruiting,” in Greek, 2001; “The Capital Market Commission Decision on Tender Offers,” in Greek, 2001; “Legal Aspects of the Conclusion of Derivatives Contracts Pursuant to the ISDA Master Agreement by Local Entities Incorporated or Established in Greece,” in Greek, 2002; “Commentary on Article 6 of the Greek Company Law (Conflict of Laws) in the Law of Societies Anonymes,” collective work edited, E. Perakis, 2002; “Die europarechtskonforme Auslegung, Münster,” 1994; Insurance Contracts in Private International Law, Athens 1997. Member: Athens Bar Association; Greek Commercial Law Association. Languages: Greek, English, German and French.
Ranking & Awards:
In view of our leading position in the Greek legal market, we are routinely rated by such legal directories as Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000 as a first-tier firm, and our partners among the top lawyers in Greece.
Our firm has received the American Lawyer Global Legal Awards Global Finance Deal of the Year for 2013 for Greece’s Debt Restructuring and the Grand Prize 2013 for Global Finance, the Greek law firm of the year award by Chambers Europe in 2011, 2015 and 2018, the International Financial Law Review award for best Greek law firm in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018, the International Financial Law Review debt and equity-linked deal of the year in 2013, the International Financial Law Review European M&A deal of the year 2016 as well as the International Financial Law Review Europe Women in Business Law award for best Greek law firm in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Our managing partner, Catherine Karatzas, was awarded the pan-European award in the category of financial regulation in the International Financial Law Review Europe Women in Business Law awards in 2015.
Our law firm was established in 1963, and has since grown and expanded steadily. The firm offers legal services and advice as regards the entire spectrum of commercial and financial law, including banking and finance law, capital markets law, general corporate and commercial law, competition law/anti- trust, energy law, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, project finance law, real estate law and telecommunications law. Our litigation department represents clients in litigation before courts and arbitral tribunals touching upon all the above areas of law.