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Vangelis Politis

Managing Partner

Vangelis Politis is an Athens Law School graduate and holds an LL.M from Duke University (USA). He is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1992. After working 10 years with another major athens law firm, he co-founded Politis & Partners in 2000.

Mr. Politis practices in the areas of Commercial and Corporate Law, M&A, Banking & Finance and Litigation & Arbitration. He has acted as counsel and lead counsel in some of the largest privatization projects in Greece. He works closely with corporate and finance clients and his capital markets experience covers advising financial institutions and debt and equity issuers in numerous IPOs of Greek companies covering most industry and financial sectors.

He has represented buyers, sellers and financial institutions in various investment projects and all types of acquisitions and dispositions, including energy development projects, health care related companies, e-commerce and communications related businesses, IT services and products companies, and many types of companies on industrial and financial services.

His over 25 years trial and litigation experience covers a wide range of areas, including complex commercial lawsuits, banking, securities and insurance litigation and intellectual property and employment disputes. Mr. Politis has represented many clients on multi-million international arbitrations and at the Greek Supreme Court.

He has served as outside general counsel to a number of publicly-held entities and has extensive experience in corporate counselling as to disclosure matters, restructurings and a wide variety of business-related legal matters.

Mr. Politis has been invited as speaker in corporate and securities laws conferences and is the author of the book “Public Disclosure: An obligation of companies with listed shares”, a book published by Sakkoulas Publications (2002). He has been also a contributing author on “Sociétés Anonymes”, published by Sakkoulas Publications (editions 2013 & 2020), as well as of many articles in the field of corporate and securities law published in Greek and foreign law reviews.

He speaks Greek, English and French.

Testimonials for Vangelis Politis

Evangelos Politis of Politis & Partners handles a range of corporate topics and negotiations, including acquisitions, restructurings and contractual matters. An interviewee highlights his "huge experience in corporate and financial transactions", adding: "I entirely rely on his expertise in all business-related legal matters".

Chambers and Partners, 2020 - Corporate Commercial

highly experienced corporate lawyer

Legal 500, 2019 - Corporate Commercial and M&A

Evangelos Politis leads the well-regarded team at Politis & Partners, which represents clients on inbound and outbound renewables investments

Legal 500, 2019 - Energy

top-notch lawyer

Legal 500, 2017 - Corporate Commercial and M&A

Evangelos Politis is "exceptional" for finance and project documentation.

Legal 500, 2015 - Banking, Finance and Capital Markets,

Evangelos Politis is "a top litigator ".

Legal 500, 2015 - Dispute Resolution

Evangelos Politis is "one of the most well-known and experienced business lawyers in Greece".

Legal 500, 2014

Politis & Partners banking practice is run by "top practitioner in corporate, M&A and securities matters" Evangelos Politis.

Legal 500, 2009

Clients report "confidence" in the "knowledge and integrity" of Evangelos Politis, and one added: "I cannot think of one single time he has let me down when I needed his assistance, no matter how short the lead time was".

Legal 500, 2008 - Corporate Commercial and M&A