Petros Machas is the Founding Partner and Chairman of Machas & Partners, one of the most dynamic and fast growing law firms in Greece. He has studied the law in Greece (LL.B.), Germany (LL.M. – hons) and the US (PIL - Non degree). Before establishing Machas & Partners, in 2011, Petros Machas was a Senior Associate in one of the oldest law firms in Greece, handling several complex commercial deals and high-profile cases both in Greece and abroad. In his career, Petros Machas has developed a strategic pro-business approach and has earned the respect of his peers and clients for his solid, proactive and effective multi-jurisdictional practice. Machas & Partners is acknowledged for its cross-border litigation practice and for providing high quality services in demanding and sophisticate corporate deals. Its experience spans M&As, real estate, privatizations and energy, as well as capital markets, banking and finance matters including syndicated loans, convertible & HY bonds, debt restructuring, asset or trade finance in the fields of real estate, concessions, energy etc. Petros Machas has spoken at numerous international conferences on the legal framework for investments in Greece, Real Estate Projects and PPPs and has been the advisor to the Greek Ministry of Development for drafting the New Investment Law. Petros Machas is a member of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) and the Athens Bar. Petros Machas is also registered as a Registered European Lawyer with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority of England and Wales. He speaks Greek, English, German and French.