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The lawyers leading EY Law Greece are highly versed in their respective areas of practice, ranging from corporate and commercial law to competition and employment law. Our cross-sector expertise in the consumer retail, e-commerce, private equity, shipping and energy industries, ensures that we deliver only the highest quality of legal services, premised on a deep commercial understanding.
Introduction: Eirinikos is the founding partner of both Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, based in Athens, and the associated law firm of EY in Bucharest. He has an extensive corporate experience, being the preferred legal counsel of big corporations and financial institutions in projects with cross-border aspects, as well as in post-acquisition and financial restructurings. He has acted on behalf of clients in negotiations with commercial counterparts and local authorities.
Eirinikos has led complex projects of international organizations, such as World Bank and EBRD. Furthermore, he has been entrusted, along with six prominent businessmen, with the task of organizing the Greek Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and following incorporation, has been appointed as the latter’s legal counsel.
Previous Experience: Prior joining the firm, Eirinikos worked at an international commercial law firm, in London.
Credentials: Eirinikos holds the Magister Juris degree from the University of Oxford (Lillian Voudouris Foundation scholarship) and the LL.B. degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (DAAD scholarship). In addition, he is a member of the Piraeus Bar Association and of the Bucharest Bar Association.
Cases & Publications:
- Commentary on the Provisions of Law 2843/2000 on Investments in Mercantile Marine through the Athens Stock Exchange, following the amendments introduced by Law 2992/2002, Business & Company Law Review, 2002
- Application of Consumer Protection Laws in the Context of Provision of Investment Services, Business & Company Law Review, 2002
- The Jurisdiction of the Council of State Regarding the Resolutions of the BoD of the Capital Market Committee Imposing Fines, Business & Company Law Review, 2001
Introduction: Tassos is a Partner within the EY Business Advisory Solutions, leader of Law, Tax Controversy & Litigation and of the Indirect Tax Practice at EY Greece, with more than twenty two years of tax and legal experience. He is a founding Partner at Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, the associate regional law firm of EY Greece.
Tassos has an extensive experience in the field of Corporate Law, Corporate Tax and Indirect Tax. He provides business tax and legal advisory services, structuring and planning, pre and post-acquisition advice on various acquisitions and restructurings of Greek major enterprises. Tassos has undertaken a wide range of tax and legal assignments, advising large Greek subsidiaries of multinational companies or Greek listed or non-listed multinational companies.
Previous Experience: In 1995, Tassos worked for one year at a Law Firm and, from 1997 to 2002, at Arthur Andersen. Tassos joined EY Greece in 2002.
Credentials: Tassos qualified as a lawyer in 1994. He studied at the University College London (LL.M. in Tax and Corporate Law, 1995) and at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (degree in law obtained in 1992).
Community activities: Tassos has provided various seminars to clients, professional bodies, Chamber of Commerce in subjects like VAT (new place of supply rules), Transfer Pricing (new Transfer Pricing Documentation rules in Greece), and other tax topics (Tax certification rules, updates of new Tax and legal developments etc.).
Introduction: Angeliki focuses on Banking & Finance Law, providing legal support and counseling services to credit and financial institutions. She specializes in the regulatory and supervisory framework of financial institutions, as well as in related fields of interest, such as anti-money laundering and payment services legislation.
Previous Experience: Before joining Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership in 2019, Angeliki worked for a top-tier Athens-based international law firm, focusing on banking & finance (project finance & shipping finance transactions), as well as corporate and commercial law.
Credentials: Angeliki holds an LL.B. from the Democritus University of Thrace (Faculty of Law, 2010) and a MSc. in Banking and Finance from the University of Piraeus (2018), Department of Banking & Financial Management, titled “the Financial and Institutional Framework of money and capital markets”. She is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2012.
Introduction: Alexandra is experienced in corporate, commercial and banking law, providing legal support and counseling services to credit and financial institutions as well as international and domestic corporations. She advises clients on their entry into the Greek market and provides support with respect to the incorporation of entities and their daily corporate & business needs. She has assisted in closing transactions that include sale and acquisition of companies, as well as projects of portfolio purchase. She has also demonstrated experience in complex project finance and NPL’s restructuring. Alexandra joined Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership in 2018.
Previous Experience: Prior to joining Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, Alexandra was a Senior Associate Lawyer at a prominent Athens-based Law Firm.
Credentials: She holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from the Law School of Athens (LL.B., 2010), and a master’s degree in Business Law from Université Paris II –Panthéon Assas (Master 2 recherche, 2012). She is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2013.
Introduction: Elina is a lawyer specializing in employment and social security law. She offers both advisory and litigation services in the fields of employment and social security law, as well as in a variety of other areas of law, including administrative, corporate and civil law. In this respect, she is involved in drafting legal documents, the representation of clients during litigation procedures and in addition participates in legal due diligence processes.
Previous Experience: Before joining Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership in 2019, Elina worked for a top-tier Greek law firm focusing in employment law.
Credentials: Elina has an LL.B. from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Faculty of Law, 2016) and an LL.M. from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, on Employment Law (2018). She is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2019 and a member of the Greek Employment Lawyers Association (EDEKA) since 2017. She is fluent in both English and French.
Introduction: Antonios is a technology lawyer with more than ten years of practice in the sectors of electronic communications and media law, IT and e-commerce law, intellectual property law, cybercrime law, data protection and confidentiality of communications law. He joined the firm in 2017 and, since 2006, he is a member of the Athens Bar Association, admitted to the Supreme Court.
Previous Experience: Prior to joining Platis – Anastassiadis and Associates Law Partnership, Antonios has been working as an in-house attorney for a major telecommunications company in Greece, where he provided legal support on corporate, electronic communications and antitrust law issues and represented the company before national regulatory authorities. He has also been the managing partner at the Law & Technology legal firm, offering all-round legal services to start-ups and corporations in the Greek technology sector.
Credentials: Antonios holds an LL.B. from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, an LL.M. in IT & Telecoms Law from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and an LL.M. in the Philosophy of Law also from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is also finishing his PhD on intellectual property law at the University of Westminster in London. Antonis has several publications in Greek and international scientific journals and, among others, a contributing chapter in the 2013 Routledge Handbook of Media Law and Policy.
Introduction: Panos is an experienced Banking & Finance lawyer, specialized in the regulatory and supervisory framework of financial institutions, as well as in related fields of interest, such as anti-money laundering and payment services legislation. Panos also advises clients on Capital Markets issues and has been involved in sophisticated deals and transactions in each of the respective fields. Panos was listed in the Top-10 Most Innovative Young Lawyers in Europe by the Financial Times in 2016 in the prestigious FT Innovative Lawyers publication.
Previous Experience: Before joining Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership in 2019, Panos worked for a Greek financial institution, serving as legal counsel and compliance officer. Previously, he had worked for two Greek boutique law firms, advising clients on Banking and Capital Markets issues, as well as successfully representing them in litigation proceedings.
Credentials: Panos holds an LL.B. from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Faculty of Law, 2013) and a M.Sc. in Banking and Finance from the University of Piraeus (2016). Panos has also received executive education in Negotiations & Organizational Conflict Resolution from Harvard University and in Business Management from the University of Athens. Since 2015, he is member of the Athens Bar Association, where he ranked 1st in the licensing written examination.
Introduction: Maria is specializing in employment and social security law. She has extensive experience in providing advisory services related to the legal and regulatory framework governing the whole spectrum of employment and social security law. She is, also, experienced in representing clients during employment law litigation procedures. She is involved in drafting legal documents and participating in legal due diligence processes.
Previous Experience:Prior to joining Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, Maria was an Associate Lawyer at a prominent Athens-based Law Firm.
Credentials:She holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from the Law School of Athens (LL.B., 2010 – 2014), and a master’s degree in Labour Law from the same university (LL.M., 2015 – 2017). She is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2014.
Introduction: Charalampos is an Attorney at law, primarily engaged in matters of Commercial, Corporate and Civil Law. He joined Platis-Anastassiadis Law Partnership as an Associate in 2017 and is a member of the Piraeus Bar Association since 2013.
Previous Experience: Charalampos has worked as a trainee lawyer in a major maritime law firm in Piraeus. His primary tasks included civil litigation as well as counselling in matters of Corporate, Banking, Financial Markets and Maritime Law. He has also as an associate lawyer in civil and commercial litigation in a top-tier law office in Athens.
Credentials: Charalampos holds a Degree in Law from the University of Athens (2011), an LL.M. from the University of Munich (2014) and a M.Sc. in Law and Economics from the University of Piraeus (2017). He is also a PhD Candidate of the Law School of Athens since 2016; his thesis focuses in the Economic Analysis of Financial Contracts Law.
Introduction: Maria-Eleni focuses on corporate and commercial law. She provides legal advice to both domestic and international clients with regard to their daily business operations, including drafting commercial agreements and corporate documents, participating in due diligence procedures, as well as advising on compliance with applicable regulations in a variety of industry sectors. Maria-Eleni is also part of the consumer protection and competition law team of the firm.
Previous Experience: Before joining Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, Maria-Eleni worked in a major corporate law firm in Athens, with a focus on commercial and IP law.
Credentials: Maria-Eleni has a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (LL.B, 2015) and a LL.M in International Commercial Law from the City, University of London Law School. (LL.M, 2017). In 2018, she was awarded the Certificate in Corporate Law and Finance from the University of Piraeus.
She was admitted to the Athens Bar in 2017.
Introduction: Eleni is an attorney-at-law specialized in Digital and Communications Law, Information Security and Data Protection. She has also experience in the field of Consumer Protection Law and Loan Agreements.
Previous Experience: Prior to joining EY Law, Eleni has worked at a top-tier Thessaloniki-based law firm, in the field of banking and commercial law. She has also conducted research for a UK-based medical technology firm regarding the regulatory framework for licensing 3D medical software. She was further engaged in several projects funded by the European Union in the field of Digital Security, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Credentials: Eleni has graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a degree in Law (LL.B, 2016). She holds an LL.M in ‘Computer and Communications Law’ from Queen Mary University of London. She is a Lawyer at Court of First Instance and member of the Bar Association of Thessaloniki.
Introduction: Pagona-Maria is a corporate lawyer specializing in corporate, commercial and labor law. She has also extensive experience in liquidation practice, bankruptcy law and representing corporate clients in dept recovery proceedings.
Previous Experience: Prior to joining EY Law in 2018, Pagona-Maria has worked for a top-tier Athens-based law firm, handling a diverse portfolio of corporate, commercial, banking and employment law cases and has serviced a wide range of corporate clients, dealing with all companies litigation all the matters of their day-to-day business.
Credentials: Having graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a degree in Law, Pagona-Maria holds an M.Sc. from the University of Piraeus, Department of Banking & Financial Management, titled “Financial and Institutional framework of money and capital markets”.
She a lawyer before Appeal Court, and member of the Athens Bar Association since July 2009. Her working languages are English and French.
Introduction: Vassilis has more than nine years of experience in finance, banking and capital markets law. He is also specialized in NPL’s legislation, securitizations on public and private sector, and in providing legal advice on regulatory compliance issues. Vassilis serves a number of credit and financial institutions, has been involved in the special liquidation of three cooperative banks and has also participated in teams, acting as legal counsel to the Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Public Debt Management Agency and the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks.
Previous Experience: Before joining Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership in 2012, Vassilis worked for a top-tier Greek law firm in the fields of banking and finance.
Credentials: Vassilis has an LL.B. from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Faculty of Law, 2005) and an LL.M. from the University of Manchester, on International Business Law (2006). Since 2008, he is member of the Athens Bar Association and a founding member of the first Association of Compliance Professionals in Greece (2016). In 2014, he was awarded the Certificate of Compliance in Financial and Insurance System by the Department of Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Introduction: Katia is an Associate at Platis - Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, part of its multidisciplinary Life Sciences Law Practice. She offers legal support and advisory services to local and international clients mainly from, but not limited to, the Health and Life Sciences industries on a wide range of issues.
Previous Experience: Katia has working experience both in the United Kingdom and Greece. Prior to joining Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, she was an Associate at a boutique law firm specialized on Healthcare, Corporate Law, Tax Law and Competition Law, where she offered contracting support and advisory services. Katia has also worked at the UK’s National Health System (‘NHS’) as an Administrator in an NHS England service determining the allocation of funding for medical treatments. In addition, she was a Legal Research Assistant at the London School of Economics and Political Science and participated in an EU-funded project researching the ethics and law on surrogacy in EU and beyond. She is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2018 and was previously a member of the Thessaloniki Bar Association (2013-2017).
Credentials: Katia holds an LLB from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2011), an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics from Kent Law School (University of Kent, Canterbury campus, United Kingdom, 2013) and a PhD in Law also from Kent Law School (2018) titled ‘A Comparative Socio-Legal Analysis of Responses to Surrogacy in Greece and the UK’. During her studies, she has participated and presented her work in many conferences around Europe. Katia has also taught Introduction to Obligations (Civil Law) to undergraduate law students, and provided practical advice to students at the undergraduate and postgraduate level on understanding and interpreting legal cases, reading, understanding and using case law and other legal and research materials, giving presentations, etc.
Cases & Publications:
- Co-authored article: Horsey K and Neofytou K, 'The fertility treatment time forgot: What should be done about surrogacy in the UK?' in Horsey, K. (ed), Revisiting the Regulation on Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Routledge 2015);
- Surrogacy Report published by the EU Parliament: McCandless, J. et al (2013) A Comparative Study on the Regime of Surrogacy in EU Member States, freely available online.
Katia is currently preparing several academic articles for publication.
Introduction: Evangelia has seven years of experience in insolvency procedures such as special liquidation and special administration processes. She also has considerable experience in handling a wide range of cases, especially concerning civil and commercial law, with emphasis on issues of Corporate Law. Her main areas of expertise extend to representing companies in courts as well as administrative and public authorities. She also handles a variety of legal matters, including real estate projects, negotiations and conclusion of a wide range of legal and corporate documentation such as business agreements, project contracts and settlement agreements. She joined Platis-Anastassiadis Law Partnership in 2017.
Previous Experience: Before joining Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, Evangelia has been working as an in-house lawyer for a major Aviation Company. She also worked as an associate lawyer in a top tier Athens-based law firm, providing legal counseling in civil and commercial law issues.
Credentials: Evangelia has an LL.B. from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Faculty of Law, 2007) and an LL.M. from the above University on Labour Law (2013). She is also a member of GSEE Labour Institute’s Register of Scientific Associates. She was admitted to the Athens Bar Association in 2009.
Introduction: Martha focuses on corporate and commercial law. She has handled several cases of establishment of corporations and she regularly advises international and domestic clients on their business operations (supply contracts, commercial co-operation agreements, franchise agreements, retail contracts, lease agreements etc.). Moreover, she provides support with respect to issues arising from clients’ day-to-day corporate needs, including corporate minutes, BoD residence permits, business contracts, dispute resolution arising from their related activities, as well as advice on general compliance and regulatory issues etc.
Previous Experience: Before joining Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, Martha worked as an in-house lawyer for a leading food company.
Credentials: Martha has a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (LL.B., 2011) and a M.Sc. in Business for Lawyers from the ALBA Graduate Business School (M.Sc., 2014). She was admitted to the Athens Bar Association in 2014.
Introduction: Katerini is an experienced Data Protection and Information Technology lawyer. She gives advice on local and international clients from a wide range of industries on data protection and privacy issues, assuring their compliance with GDPR, reviewing and amending their contracts, drafting their privacy notices/policies and their Terms and Conditions.
She is responsible to provide consultation on IT, e-commerce and marketing/advertising legal matters of our Clients. She is performance driven and has a solid background in negotiating technology contracts and software licenses.
Previous Experience: Prior joining EY Law in 2018, Katerini has worked as a Legal Counsel in Dublin at a leading marketing company with a global presence, assuring compliance with data protection laws and marketing/advertising industry standards. She has also worked at a top tier consulting company as an Advisor on software licenses and debt recovery.
Credentials: Katerini holds an LL.B from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, an LLM in “International & European Business Law” from Ludwig’s University of Munich and a Diploma in Intellectual Property and Information Technology from the Law Society of Ireland. She is a lawyer before Appeal Court, and member of the Athens Bar Association since October 2010.
Her working languages are English and German.
Introduction: Julia is an Associate Partner with Platis-Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, heading its multidisciplinary Life Sciences Law Practice. With a strong background also on M&As and competition law, Julia has developed in-depth experience in advising leading multinational clients of the healthcare sector on different regulatory and commercial matters, spanning from compliance and ethics, to commercial arrangements. Highlights of her practice include assistance in compliance audits and external investigations of pharmaceutical and medical devices companies, support in the acquisitions of pharma and medical devices businesses in Greece and the post-acquisition integration, negotiation of different co-operation agreements and supporting GSK in the renowned parallel trade case.
She has extensive experience in advising companies in the life sciences sector on complex matters, including clawback and rebates, codes of conduct and interaction with HCPs, good distribution practices and marketing activities, product authorizations and registrations, ex-officio investigations, corporate reorganizations and acquisitions. She has also advised leading foreign companies interested in the medical cannabis business in Greece on how to structure their entry into the market.
Previous Experience: Prior to joining Platis-Anastassiadis Law Partnership, she was a Partner for 12 years in a top-tier Law Firm in Athens.
Credentials: Julia holds an LLB from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Faculty of Law, 1991) and an LLM Degree in European Commercial Law (Bristol University, 1992). She is a member of the Athens Bar Association (1994).
Cases & Publications:
- Support of leading pharmaceutical companies in external investigations and internal audits on antibribery concerns and advising on the follow up remedial measures
- Assistance to different multinational pharmaceutical companies in their M&A activities in the jurisdiction of Greece
- Advice to multinational medical devices companies on an on-going, full-fledged basis on different regulatory, commercial, data protection and public procurement questions, extending from the evaluation of marketing activities and product classification issues, to the drafting and negotiation of resellers agreements
- Running mock dawn raids and compliance exercises for different companies in the Life Sciences sector
- Adjusting SOPs of a leading generics company to the local rules and regulations
Introduction: Maria is specializing in employment and social security law. She has sixteen years of professional experience in employment and social security law. Her sector expertise includes companies active in retail, HR, public sector, banking, construction and production. Her dedicated labour practice includes representing clients during employment law litigation procedures, relationship with employee’s representatives (work councils & trade unions), providing advisory services related to collective and individual remuneration policy, corporate reorganizations, individual and collective dismissal procedures. Maria is also responsible for coordinating the employment law teams of EY Central and Southeast Europe. She joined Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership in 2008.
Previous Experience: Prior joining Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, she was a partner of a boutique employment law firm.
Credentials: Maria has graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (LL.B., 2000). She holds an LL.M. in Labor Relations (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2004) and an LL.M. degree in HR Relations (Athens University of Economics and Business, 2010).
Cases & Publications:
- Sample Lawsuits of Labour Law, collective work under the supervision of Professor Ioannis Lixouriotis, NB Publications, 2015
- Remuneration policies of executive personnel in the banking sector, according to the Directive 2010/76/EU, Business and Law Magazine, 2011
- The Employment of Employees by Competitors After Termination of the Employment Contract, Sinigoros Magazine, 2007
- The Employment of Employees by Competitors, Business Magazine, 2005
- Member of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
- Member of the Greek Employment Lawyers Association (EDEKA)
Introduction: Stefania is specialized in Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Business Law. She offers legal support and advisory services on local and international clients from a wide range of industries on data protection, privacy, and intellectual property issues.
Previous Experience: Stefania has working experience both in USA and Greece. Prior to joining Platis – Anastassiadis and Associates Law Partnership, she has been working at an international legal consulting company in Chicago, where she was reviewing and analyzing contracts, including software license agreements, vendor, service level/support, and non- disclosure agreements. Besides, she worked at a law firm specialized in debt collection and bankruptcy law based in Chicago with offices in other states, as well. Stefania interned both at an intellectual property, social media, entertainment, and business law firm based in Chicago and the Criminal Defense Law Clinic of Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT. Finally, she had her traineeship at a well-known law office in Athens specialized in criminal, commercial, and sports law.
Credentials: Stefania holds an LLM from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, an LLB from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a certificate in Business Law from School of American Law. During her studies, she has participated in many conferences around the world and NGOs either as a member of the board or as a member. Currently, she is member of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”).
She was an intern for the UNESCO Chair of Intercultural Policy of University of Macedonia and the Jean -Monnet Chair for European Constitutional Law and Culture of Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Stefania had the honor to be a representative of European Law Students Association (ELSA) to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and National Researcher of ELSA International Legal Research Group “1 in 5” «Stop sexual abuse against children», in collaboration with the Council of Europe.
She speaks English, French, and Spanish.
Introduction: Marina-Eleni is a lawyer specializing in insolvency procedures such as special liquidation, special administration, bankruptcy and reconciliation procedures. She has also considerable experience in handling a wide range of cases, concerning both commercial and civil law.
Previous Experience: Prior to joining EY Law in 2018, Marina-Eleni has worked for a top-tier Athens-based law firm, in the fields of banking and finance, providing advisory services to financial institutions and representing them at a litigation level.
Credentials: Having graduated from the University of Athens with a degree in Law (2013), Marina-Eleni holds an M.Sc. (hons) from the University of Piraeus concerning the ``Financial and Institutional framework of money and capital markets”. She was admitted to the Athens Bar Association in 2015.
Her working languages are English and French.
Introduction: Lia is a Corporate & Commercial lawyer, with a competition law background. She is experienced in merger and acquisition transactions, antitrust litigation and compliance, commercial arbitration, project finance and PPPs. She joined the firm in 2017 and she is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2007.
Previous Experience: Prior to joining Platis – Anastassiadis and Associates Law Partnership, she has been working in major law firms in London, Madrid and Athens, where she provided legal advice on a wide range of corporate, commercial and antitrust issues, including negotiation, drafting and execution of complex commercial transactions and merger filings. She has also wide experience in commercial litigation and has represented clients in domestic and international ICC arbitrations as well as before the Hellenic Competition Commission.
Credentials: Lia holds a Degree in Law from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an LL.M. in International Business Law from the University College London (UCL), UK.