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The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 Rankings


Saplegal has been ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 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 2020 edition.


At Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm, practice head Thenia T. Panagopoulou is a ‘very capable partner, able to handle complex transactions’. Her team has a proven track record in cross-border financing transactions, securitisations, syndicated and bilateral debt financing, corporate bond loans and NPLs. A highlight from the recent caseload saw the practice represent Eurobank Ergasias in relation to the sale of a €2bn non-performing unsecured consumer loan portfolio. Senior associate Stergios Frastanlis has ‘an eye for simple solutions’ while Eleni Likou is also recommended.

Testimonials of our clients about our work: 

Thenia Panagopoulou is a very capable partner, able to handle complex transactions. She always provides value to her clients, is very reliable, effective and a hard-working partner. She is well aware of legislation, a gentle negotiator and is always oriented to providing value to her client.’

‘Commercial understanding, flexibility, responsiveness’.

‘Knowledgeable, prompt and flexible, geared towards making a deal work’.


At Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm, Evangelos Lakatzis is expert in M&A deals and cross-border transactions, predominantly acting for a client roster of venture capital firms, private equity firms and strategic or private investors. He also well regarded for his support on the full range of corporate, civil and commercial law. He jointly heads the practice with Thenia Panagopoulou, a specialist in business acquisitions, group reorganisations, group ventures and strategic alliances. Sector strength is spread across the financial, agribusiness, health, hospitality and media sectors, among others. Senior associate Eleni Likou is highly rated by clients who note her ‘knowledgeable and pro-active’ service.

Testimonials of our clients about our work: 

‘What makes the firm stand out is the combination of legal and business sense of their service. As an entrepreneur it is important to have someone who understands the business side of the equation and helps you get to the result you wish to attain.’

‘You feel that they understand the whole picture.’

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 and partners who are the active on the front line –  lawyers of every single case. They also offer value for money services.’

I would single out Evangelos Lakatzis, with whom I have worked in most cases. He combines in-depth knowledge of the legal framework and business environment with a clear and organized way of thinking which makes him perceptive of the issues to be addressed and the way to address them.’

All in all, I feel secure with the cases he handles and I consider him one of my closest advisors.’


At Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm, the team is ‘diligent and meticulous’ and tackles complex issues in a very efficient way’Elena Kossena, who is an expert in inheritance, family and shipping disputes, leads the practice with Alexander Dovles, who stands out for his exceptional and analytical work’ and is a key name for disputes concerning company ownership. The team is well-versed in domestic and international litigation and also has specialist knowledge of proceedings in the real estate, construction, healthcare, finance and hospitality sectors.

Testimonials of our clients about our work: 

I believe that this practice is comprised of well educated individuals with great working knowledge that have adopted a very hands on approach, thus bringing to their clients very good results. The individuals I have worked with are diligent and meticulous and do their best to meet their client’s needs and requests.’

Every single case that we had so far was won from the lawyers because each individual focuses on the details. They don’t rush into suggesting our strategy, they analyse every possible outcome from every possible move. They do outstanding work.’

Please click here to read more about The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 Client Testimonials.