KLC Law Firm

Greece

Reviews

Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

KLC Law Firm is a full service firm active in banking and finance, M&A and projects. 

In the banking and finance space it advises a mix of international and large local banks on regulatory and transactional mandates. Active for both lenders and borrowers, it acts across a range of work including fund, project and acquisition financing, and debt restructuring. During the research period it provided due diligence support to large international funds on the acquisition of NPL portfolios by local systemic banks. 

The firm has notable M&A expertise and is legal counsel to HRADF on privatisation of Hellenic Petroleum and other upcoming projects. It has also represented potential investors on privatisation mandates. 

In projects space the firm advises local banks on project financing of renewable energy plants. In Greece the firm advises governing bodies on international tenders for infrastructure. It also has experience working for sponsors on PPP projects. 

Recent Deal Data highlights

•Hellenic Petroleum 50.1% stake privatisation

•Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund privatisation of 10 regional ports

•IGI Poseidon gas pipeline

•North Heaven Private Equity Asia acquisition of majority stake in Korres

Client feedback

"Very responsive lawyers, excellent drafting including in English language and knowledge on a variety of legal matters." – Banking 

"Outstanding cooperation in terms of availability, initiative, speed of delivery and quality of deliverables." – Banking 

"Direct, to the point customer care and high quality consultancy services." – Banking 

"Excellent work. Thorough legal analysis of critical issues, providing the client with solutions and detailed risk assessment to overcome legal obstacles leading to a successful outcome within very tight timeframes." – Capital markets: equity

"Highly satisfied. Very responsive, meticulous in reviewing documents, very good support and trustworthy during negotiations and flexible in overall cooperation." – Investment funds

"Great partner to work with. Problem solvers, mediation mentality, very good with timelines, dedicated project managers and excellent knowledge of legal framework." – M&A

"Very responsive, very professional, concise, understands our needs and provides tailor made advices." – M&A

"The firm offers a significantly high level of service in terms of response time, business acumen/industry knowledge, appropriateness of advice, strength-in-depth of team and value for money. Its depth and breadth of its knowledge ensures that the firm is able to support every client's business needs successfully and provide high quality, innovative legal solutions in the increasingly complex area of legislation and practice." – M&A

"KLC has been very efficient in its services. It possesses a team of well-qualified professionals with expertise covering various aspects of law, which is of great significance in complex transactions. The team members have shown remarkable capacity to understand the client's needs and provide creative solutions, always responding timely and effectively to the requests for service. They have also shown very good negotiation skills and high perception in identifying the key issues for each party involved in the transaction." – M&A

"During our cooperation, the team was led by Alexandros Tsirigos, who is very capable in Greek energy M&A transactions. Alex was able to draw on his experience from past transactions and provide concise and practical advice. I am very impressed with his services." – M&A

"Complete understanding of the particularities of the case and the client's needs and quick responses." Project finance

"Very diligent and professional team. Ability to understand the various stakeholders' objectives and translate them into legal action." – Restructuring and insolvency

Alexandros Tsirigos

"Very responsive, thorough and concise providing tailor made solutions addressing our needs."  

"A very capable and experienced M&A lawyer."

Aristides Chiotellis

"Excellent problem solving."

"He is an excellent legal advisor with numerous strengths and qualities such as correct judgement, analytical skills, creativity, perseverance and commitment."

Panagiotis Tzioumas

"Diligent, very responsive, flexible in meetings and negotiations, proposing innovative solutions during meetings and very good attitude towards counterpart."

"Demonstrates outstanding dedication to the work assigned to the law firm. Maintains a valuable balance between ensuring high quality legal work and achievement of business objectives."

"Panagiotis provided us with great counsel for our various business entities undergoing restructuring, as we determined the legal impacts of our strategic directions. We were especially pleased with how accessible he was when we had any questions. He provides a great value for businesses looking for legal advice with a profound knowledge of banking & insolvency regulatory framework."

"Sharp legal knowledge with in-depth business understanding providing solutions for very complex problems and simultaneously mitigating any risk. Excellent client relationship management."

Theodore Loukopoulos

"Very knowledgeable professional, always respondent and eager to find a solution. Manages his team very well and provides support in any occasion, even after working hours."

"Theo is a great attorney and a great manager of people. His goal to act as a business partner in order to help the most makes him quite effective. Apart from his legal expertise, he has a consulting charisma, a strategic mind as well as excellent communications skills."

Vassilis Karagiannis

"Qualified, experienced and good understanding of the client's needs."

Xenofon Papayiannis

"Xenofon is very efficient in his work with significant expertise in complex transactions. He is very good at understanding the client's needs and providing creative solutions, always responding timely and effectively to the requests for legal advice. He also has very good negotiation skills and high perception in identifying the key issues for each party involved."