Partner Potamitis Vekris
Stathis has a broadly based transactional practice and has acted in numerous cross-border mergers and acquisitions across South-East Europe. He has worked on legislative and regulatory issues of the capital and derivatives market, financing and banking issues, international arbitration and corporate transactions and restructurings. As member of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council he has participated in the preparation of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Code and the drafting of special good corporate governance practices for unlisted and family enterprises.
He has recently worked on insolvency issues and other pre-bankruptcy procedures and the regulation of the Non Performing Loans (NPLs) market. Stathis has been involved with corporate restructuring, bank resolution, liquidation of investment service firms and bank recapitalisation. He has been dealing on an ongoing basis with the carve out of the Greek banking operations of a major Cypriot Bank after the Cyprus bail-in in 2013. He has contributed to NPL legislation and the recapitalisation regulatory framework. He was recently engaged as an expert by the EBRD in support of its advice on the formation of an insolvency profession in Greece.
Stathis is a member of the Review and Advisory Judge Co Project, developing Principles and Guidelines for cross-border cooperation in insolvency cases, and National Correspondent for the ELI Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law initiative. He is an INSOL International Fellow, a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the International Insolvency Institute. He is also a member of a group of experts formed by the European Commission for issues regarding the rescue of businesses.
Thessaloniki Bar, 1992
Athens Bar, 2000
New York Bar , 1987
Areas of expertise
Banking and Capital Markets Law
Corporate Law, M&A
Bankruptcy Law and Restructuring
Greek, English, French
University of Toronto, Canada, LLB, 1986
University of Toronto, Canada, BA, 1979
University of Toronto, Canada, MA, 1991
University of Paris IV, Eleve Titulaire