We are delighted to announce that AKL has been once again ranked amongst the top law firms in Greece by “Chambers & Partners”. Chambers Europe 2022 rankings are now published with our firm being placed as the leading firm of the “Band 1” category (which includes the Top tier firms of the field) in the “Real Estate” sector. In addition, our firm is likewise highly ranked within the “Banking and Finance” and “Corporate & Commercial” practices.
In the area of Real Estate, Chambers highlights the fact that our firm upholds its “stellar reputation for its advice on all areas of real estate law”. Chambers continues by stating that our Real Estate department is “Particularly well known for its work in real estate M&A and financing” and also that it “Represents prominent players in the market, including developers, REICs, lenders and government agencies”. The Chambers guide specifies as the “Work highlight” of this area, our advice for “Lamda Olympia Village on planning matters in relation to the largest shopping centres in Greece.”. Constantine Alexiou maintains the “Senior Statespeople” status with Chambers describing him as a “very experienced and confident, with a positive disposition”. Our Managing Partner, Helen Alexiou, is included in the prestigious Band 1 category with Chambers citing the following client testimonial, “Her energy while working is exceptional,” while particularly emphasises “her willingness to find solutions to any obstacle”. Alexandros Kosmopoulos has been described as a “highly sophisticated, offers quick turnarounds and is client service oriented” in the department. Our Associate, Eleftheria Vassila, is characterized as an “Associate to watch” with a market source applauding her “rapid responses with solutions“.
Moreover, our Banking and Finance practice is characterized by Chambers as an “esteemed financing practice experienced acting for both borrowers and lenders on cross-border financings”. Chambers continues by stating that “The team is particularly renowned for its prowess in handling bond loan transactions in connection with real estate, hospitality and energy projects”. Our team is described as “very innovative and efficient in complex work. The firm thinks out of the box and comes up with unprecedented solutions.” Interviewees particularly praise “the ability of the firm to handle complex cases as well as to provide commercial vision, over and above its scope of work,” and the “strong commitment to each transaction”. Our Managing Partner, Alexandros Kosmopoulos, is included in the Band 1 category of top ranked lawyers with sources lauding his “availability, attention to detail and business sense as well as his ability to overcome difficulties and provide solutions.” Our partner, George Zohios, is included within the “Up and Coming” category with Clients seeing him as an “excellent lawyer with a commercial vision who is always hands-on and on top of everything.“
Furthermore, regarding the practice of Corporate and Commercial which is also very highly ranked, Chambers highlights our team’s extensive fields of expertise ranging from offering experience on “M&A transactions in the hospitality and real estate sector to involvement in contract law, corporate governance topics and due diligence assessments”. Interviewees highlight the team’s “excellent business understanding,” adding that “ the team is very committed to delivering to deadlines and combines in-depth knowledge of the legal framework and business environment”. Our Managing Partner, Alexandros Kosmopoulos, is also ranked amongst the top lawyers of this practice area and according to a source, Alexandros Kosmopoulos is known for his “highly developed business sense and ability to highlight the essential point“.
Our Partner, Sotiris Foteas, is also included in the rankings as an “Up and coming” lawyer in the Dispute Resolution area “after receiving strong client feedback” with Chambers citing that “He handles commercial litigation, including contractual disputes and distribution agreements.”
We would like to thank Chambers and Partners for including us for yet another year in their rankings and for their exceptional words, as well as their commitment in endorsing the premium law firms across numerous jurisdictions. We would also like to thank our clients for their lasting trust and for our fruitful collaboration. Lastly, we would certainly like to congratulate all the firms and lawyers ranked.