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The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Rankings


The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Rankings

Saplegal has been ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 in three practice areas as tier 2.

We would like to thank our entire team for their stupendous efforts and our clients for their continuing support and reposing faith in us.

See below extracts from our entry in The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 edition.


Distinguished by its ‘deep expertise, up-to-date knowledge of laws and recent developments, and strong network’, Saplegal - A.S. papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm has a ‘strong track record in financial transactions’. Among its recent work highlights are NPL and bank loan portfolio sales, major loan restructurings, subordinated convertible bond loans, corporate and debt restructurings, and financing agreements. Practice head Thenia Panagopoulou is 'very commercial and creative in her thinking'; she is closely supported by senior associate Stergios Frastanlis, who is noted for his ‘solid experience in debt restructuring’.

Leading individual: Thenia Panagopoulou

Rising star: Stergios Frastanlis

Testimonials of our clients about our work:

‘This firm has a strong track record in financial transactions. As transactional lawyers they are more flexible and open minded compared to other practitioners in this market, which makes them a valuable counsel on complex financial transactions and particularly debt restructurings. As a team they have really good collaboration, which is reflected in their work.’

‘The team is driven by a can-do attitude. They have a commercial approach to all engagements, moving beyond the provision of straightforward legal services. Finally, what separates them from the rest is their capacity to turn around documents in no time (while preserving quality of output).’

‘Deep expertise, up-to-date knowledge of laws and relevant developments, and a strong network.’


Saplegal - A.S. papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm is 'excellent in providing solid legal advice while taking into account the commercial aspects of any deal'. The team’s foremost sectors of expertise are aquaculture, media, healthcare, finance, hospitality and agribusiness, with Evangelos Lakatzis also specialising in acting for venture capital firms, private equity funds and various investors. Thenia Panagopoulou has ‘extensive experience in M&A’ and also highly acclaimed for joint ventures, group reorganisations and strategic alliances; she and Lakatzis lead the department, which also includes senior associate Eleni Likou, a specialist in commercial contracts, consumer protection and credit facilities.

Leading individual: Thenia Panagopoulou

Rising star: Eleni Likou

Testimonials of our clients about our work:

‘Throughout our collaboration, A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm have always been professional, responsive and have offered valuable advice tailored to each case. Their team is comprised of specialised attorneys in various fields.’

‘We have been working with them for years and they are extremely valuable partners to our business. We receive top-notch support across the entire spectrum of matters: transaction negotiation and documentation, advice on listed company issues, advice on competition issues, sale of remedy assets, etc. They are excellent in providing solid legal advice while taking into account the commercial aspects of any deal. As well as providing all-round support on transactions, they are also unique in the Greek market due to their extensive experience in dealing with private equity investors.’

‘On the personal interaction front, they are very easy to work with, and always available to meet the transaction’s needs and schedules and make sure that the customer receives the highest level of support.’


A team with ‘extensive knowledge and experience’, Saplegal - A.S. papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm is jointly headed by Alexander Dovles and Elena KossenaDovles is a specialist in a wide range of commercial litigation, including disputes over supply, distribution and commercial services agreements, as well as joint venture and shareholder-related disputes. As for Kossena, her strengths lie in contentious financial, inheritance, shipping, asset recovery and family law matters. The team is particularly active on the cross-border front and routinely explores alternative methods of dispute resolution.

Testimonials of our clients about our work:

‘Their strength is their detailed research on each subject.’

‘The team is really strong, experienced and very cooperative.’

‘They are fast and well-prepared for meetings and court hearings.’

‘The team has extensive knowledge and experience and is always eager to assist us.’

‘They have the ability to understand common law issues and integrate them within Greek law.’

Please click here to read more about The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Client Testimonials.