Chambers & Partners Europe: Rankings 2021: https://chambers.com/law-firm/akl-law-firm-europe-7:160621
We are delighted to announce that AKL has been once again ranked amongst the top law firms in Greece by “Chambers & Partners”. Chambers Europe 2021 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 involvement in the Hellinikon Project, and notes that AKL has been “assisting Lamda Development with licensing issues that include infrastructure works and building permits”. Constantine Alexiou maintaines the “Senior Statespeople” status with Chambers describing him as a “prominent figure in the Greek real estate market”. Our Managing Partner Helen Alexiou who is included in the prestigious Band 1 category has been named as a “Noted Leader” with Chambers citing the following client testimonial, "her advice consistently leads to practical, actionable, commercially and financially sound outcomes". Alexandros Kosmopoulos has been recognized as a “key figure” in the department. Our Associate Eleftheria Vassila, is characterized as an “Associate to watch” with a market source saying that she is "great in research and in finding possible options that help us see more and different angles to the legal challenges that we face"
Moreover, our Banking and Finance practice is characterized by Chambers as an “Impressive practice acting for banks and borrowers on finance and refinancing matters, including complex structured finance mandates, which also offers considerable experience in project and real estate finance deals that often involve the hotels and hospitality sector”. Our Managing Partner Alexandros Kosmopoulos is included in the Band 1 category of top ranked lawyers with sources saying that he is "exceptional in listening to what the client is trying to explain," adding that "He gives solutions that take into account aspects and risks we wouldn’t even have thought about." Our partner George Zohiosis included within the “Up and Coming” category with Clients seeing him as "very flexible" and "pragmatic".
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 in joint ventures, share transfers, corporate reorganizations and privatizations, to involvement in contract law and corporate governance topics. Interviewees say that "the firm’s attorneys gauge the business needs of clients and commercial risks involved, and succeed in tailoring the firm’s approach to the relevant parameters," adding that "They deliver meaningful and value-adding advice. Our Managing Partner Alexandros Kosmopoulos is also ranked amongst the top lawyers of this practice area and according to a source, Alexandros Kosmopoulos "grasps the very core of his clients’ business and always provides the quickest and most effective advice."
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.