Legal 500 2013
Banking, finance and capital markets
Kelemenis & Co advised Youtravel.com on its financing by Santander. It also has experience in refinancings and derivatives. Ioanna Lazaridou and Tom Kyriakopoulos are the names to note.
Kelemenis & Co has a large following in the energy sector, and it recently acted for a subsidiary of the Public Power Corporation in a €100m dispute against two suppliers. Yannis Kelemenis and Konstantina Soultati are experienced litigators.
Tom Kyriakopoulos at Kelemenis & Co has a strong focus on employment law. Clients include GE, Chevron, Aon, and Champion Europe.
Kelemenis & Co has a good reputation, particularly on the regulatory side. It is the main adviser to the Greek TSO, the nation’s power grid operator which is a subsidiary of the PPC. The firm also advised DEPA on regulatory issues, and on its further privatisation. Yannis Kelemenis is well regarded.
EU and competition
Kelemenis & Co’s strong regulatory practice recently advised Greek spirits maker, Metaxa, on EU laws regarding labelling and bottling.
Kelemenis & Co’s Konstantina Soultati is a busy adviser on insurance regulatory and transactional matters. The firm advised Arch Insurance on litigation and regulatory matters arising from standing policies in Greece.
Kelemenis & Co handles a mix of trade mark, patent and IP licensing matters. Clients include ABSOLUT, Metaxa and youtravel.com.
Projects and privatisation
Kelemenis & Co advised DEPA on all regulatory issues relating to its upcoming privatisation. The firm is also advising on several solar energy projects in Greece. Konstantina Soultati is highly experienced.
Kelemenis & Co handles the full range of tax issues. It represented Texaco in the Court of Appeal for a tax refund. Other clients include Chevron, GE, Metaxa, and Cargill. Tom Kyriakopoulos is recommended.