Pavlos E. Masouros
Masouros & Partners (Athens)
Pavlos, is admitted to practice in Athens and in The Hague and is the Managing Partner of Masouros & Partners, a law firm headquartered in Athens with an international office in The Hague focusing exclusively on sophisticated capital and specializing in corporate law and M&A. The firm is consistently ranked by Chambers Global as the only Greek law firm with foreign expertise (2017, 2018, 2019), while it has also received a number of awards for its M&A and corporate capabilities (e.g. 2019 M&A Law Firm of the Year by CorpINTL, 2019 M&A Law Firm of the Year by the Business Excellence Awards, 2019 Corporate Lawyer of the Year by AcquisitionINTL). Masouros & Partners advises routinely private equity funds in relation to Greek (public and private) M&A, while it is also involved in big ticket corporate litigation and M&A arbitration in Greece and beyond.
Pavlos has advised foreign and domestic corporate clients, as well as the Hellenic and foreign governments and state-owned organizations, on dozens of business combinations (mergers, share purchase agreements, tender offers, privatizations, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, etc.), including some of the largest deals in value with a Greek element and is continuously engaged in cross-border corporate and M&A dispute resolution cases before international arbitral tribunals, Greek and foreign state Courts. Pavlos has received several professional awards and references in legal directories and the press for his corporate law expertise (Chambers Global, Corporate INTL, Het Financieele Dagblad, etc.).
Outside of his professional activities Pavlos has been teaching corporate law at Leiden Law School, Leiden University since 2010, where he is Assistant Professor, while since 2013 he is also Visiting Professor at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy and since 2014 at the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki, Greece.
He is the author of many books and articles on corporate law, corporate litigation, corporate governance and law and economics. He is a frequently sought-after commentator on current developments in Greece and beyond and his views have appeared in the international media, such as The Washington Post, Slate, ReutersOpinion, American Lawyer, etc.
Pavlos has been named a Fellow of the ’40 under 40 European Young Leaders’ of the Friends of Europe and EuropaNova, has advised the ELI/UNIDROIT on the project on the European Rules of Civil Procedure, the European Commission with regard to Greek law in the 2017 Study on the Law Applicable to Companies and the Serbian Ministry of Finance on the introduction of new AML legislation.
Pavlos is also the Co-Managing Director of the Centre for European Company Law, an EU-wide business law think tank and a Fellow of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy.
Pavlos holds an LL.B. from the Athens Law School (1st in class), an LL.M. in Corporate Law & Governance from the Harvard Law School (Fulbright Scholar; Victor Brudney Prize for Corporate Governance) and a Ph.D. in Corporate Law & Economics from Leiden University.