Panayotis Bernitsas has an active, broad-based commercial practice, incorporating 35 years of experience in transactional, advisory and litigation work.
He is an expert in concession projects and privatisations, with an unsurpassed track record of playing a key role in many of the pioneering, ground breaking transactions to have taken place in Greece. He advises extensively on major renewable and conventional energy and infrastructure projects and investments in energy property development companies. His real estate practice is focused on large scale developments and real property asset portfolio investments.
Panayotis is an authority in EU, competition and antitrust law and has represented clients in prominent cartel cases before the Hellenic Competition Commission. He is a senior litigator, with vast experience in all types of dispute resolution, and represents clients in complex, high stake civil and administrative actions before the high courts and arbitration boards. He has acted as an arbitrator at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Within the framework of his private practice, he has acted as advisor to the Government on European Union, State Aids and Privatisation issues. He advises companies and individuals on complex tax structuring and wealth planning matters and has acted extensively in high stakes tax controversies.
Panayotis has been widely published in the legal journals, books and other publications in his areas of expertise. He is a participant in the annual Forum on International Wealth Disputes.