Evanthia is a Senior Partner and founder of
Stavropoulos & Partners Law Office, focusing particularly on EU and
competition law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, real
estate law, litigation and dispute resolution and banking and finance law. She
worked in Brussels in the period 1983-1984 for a law firm specializing in EU
law and she has more than 30 years of professional experience. From 1985 to
2009 she was also a member of the Legal Department of the Bank of Greece and
deputy head of the Banking and Credit Issues Section.
She has a client portfolio that includes
national and multinational corporations, listed and privately owned, and
institutional investors. She has extensive experience in assisting clients with
setting up joint ventures, implementing corporate restructuring and acquisition
projects. She has taken part in large-scale mergers and acquisitions projects,
domestic and international share and asset transactions, local and cross-border
mergers and post-merger integrations, advising on the full spectrum of issues
in relation thereto, negotiating and drafting share purchase contracts, joint
venture and shareholders agreements, advising on stock exchange and finance law
aspects in mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring projects.
Evanthia has acted (or still currently
acts) as a general corporate counsel to financial institutions and
multinationals in the industrial and services sectors. She has significant
experience in modern finance methods and has dealt with many finance projects
representing national and multinational companies and local credit
institutions, investment firms and institutional investors. As member of the
Legal Department of the Bank of Greece, Evanthia participated as expert in
various groups and committees established by the European Institutions and also
served as member of various legislative committees on banking and finance-related
issues. Her role was instrumental in the preparation of all contractual and
regulatory arrangements for the integration of Greece into the Eurosystem.
In real estate, she has been extensively
involved in high-end development projects handling a variety of complex
corporate, commercial and mergers and acquisitions-related real estate matters.
She also has strong experience in litigation, arbitration and dispute
resolution cases, with particular emphasis on the real estate field. Most
recent assignments include handling of a multi-million dispute both at courts
and in arbitration proceedings in the context of a construction contract for
one of the biggest investments in the hotel business as well as counseling to a
major real estate developer in a landmark mergers and acquisitions project.
In EU law she advises on a broad range of
issues and has considerable experience in this field. She has deep knowledge of
EU and Greek competition law matters and has been engaged in substantial
contentious and non-contentious cases in this area with most recent work
highlight acting for a major multinational in the food and beverage sector in a
case of alleged abuse of dominance.
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