AS Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm


IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

SAP legal (AS Papadimitriou & Partners) is a full-service Greek law firm with an office in Athens.


Focusses / specialisms

SAP legal (AS Papadimitriou & Partners) is a full-service Greek firm with a focus on private equity transactions.

The firm advises in a plethora of industries, from entities owned by the Greek state to real estate, tourism and agriculture. The firm is experienced in the acquisition of non-performing loan portfolios (NPL) 

The firm’s clients have included private equity clients, such as Amerra, state entities such as the Hellenic Development Bank of Investment and Greek systemic banks like Eurobank and Piraeus Bank. 


Key clients

Among the firm’s clients are Eurobank, Piraeus Bank, Alpha Satellite Television, AMERRA Capital Management LLC, Arion Green Felix SRL, CNL Capital, SMERemediumCap Fund, Alpha Media Group LtD, Tsakos Group of Companies, Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, Hellenic Development Bank of Investments, Euroclinic, and Institute of Life.


Research period review: 32nd edition (2021/2022)

The firm was active in mostly local transactions in the area of banking and finance, and in corporate and M&A.

In banking and finance, it worked on behalf of both sides, borrowing and lending, in banking transactions such as loan portfolio sales, bond loans, loan restructuring, and provided regulatory advice. It also worked on debt equity transactions, including trade receivables and bond restructuring.

In corporate and M&A it advised all sides at the table on share transfers, fund formations, acquisitions and sales. The clients come from various industries, including technology, logistics, consumer goods and services, and insurance.

A recent staffing change is the recruitment of Dr. Mantha Varela, a senior associate in banking and finance and M&A, coming from Moratis Passas Law Firm.       


Deal highlights: 32nd edition (2021/2022)  

SmeremediumCap €100 million acquisitions of loan portfolios

Selonda/Nireus merger


Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022)

Banking and finance                                                                                     

"Excellent cooperation, high-level legal services, immediate response to company's requests for legal advice, very experienced and clever lawyers, reasonable fees. "



"Thorough due diligence and market knowledge. The company is very active in the M&A industry thus the transaction was very smooth with a positive outcome. "

"Very knowledgeable and experienced, providing solutions in problem situations. Immediate response and very pleasant to work with. "

"Top technical, negotiating, communication skills. Very efficient. Became trusted adviser."

"Excellent knowledge of Greek insurance laws and processes."

"Made a lot of effort to create a great understanding of what is a complex business in many countries, which in turn greatly facilitated the deal negotiations."

"Always prompt on their reply; high-quality advice; deep knowledge – undisputable insights; resourcefulness."


Private equity                                                                                    

"Very to-the-point legal advice, prompt follow-up and responses, elevated work ethic, seamless cooperation and promotion of team. Commercial approach adds value to the process and helps make progress on complicated matters. Agile team."



"Thenia Panagopoulou, Eleni Lykou and Alexander Dovles are excellent counsels. They offer pragmatic, timely and substantiated advice, always business relevant, with strong business acumen. "sourcefulness."


Thenia Panagopoulou

"In-depth market knowledge and deal structuring."

"Very good knowledge of banking and corporate law, M&As, corporate finance. Very positive attitude, intelligent and capable in solving legal disputes and in negotiations."

"Problem-solving, negotiating tactics, communication skills."

"Hard-working, very knowledgeable on a wide area of commercial law and transactions, very good to work with. "

"Excellent knowledge of Greek company law and specifically insurance law."

"She is a very valuable and effective long-term partner. Her solution-oriented and commercial approach helps resolve issues and promotes deal making. She is agile and available when needed, for bigger as well as smaller day-to-day issues. Will often produce innovative alternatives to fit difficult situations. She has in-depth private equity legal knowledge and has been vital in completing complicated transactions. She provided true value."

"Polite; good listener and good communicator; punctual on deadlines; expertise/know-how."

"Sector expertise, pragmatic and business relevant advice, wide and diverse corporate expertise, communication and stakeholder management skills. "