Watson Farley & Williams

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Watson Farley & Williams

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Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is an international sector-focused law firm that operates in 11 countries, within 14 offices around the globe. Our office in Greece was established in 1984, and today includes 7 partners, some with over 20 years’ experience who, together with 23 associates, advise on both English and Greek law and are trusted with some of the most significant deals in the market. Our team has a long-standing track record as a leading provider of commercial legal advice in the domestic market, on multi-jurisdictional matters and to international parties looking to finance, invest or operate in Greece.  

WFW Athens branch is well-known and highly regarded for its maritime, energy and infrastructure, real estate, and banking and finance sector expertise.

We act for sponsors, borrowers and lenders in the energy sector and work on major multi-million euro transactions and projects, as well as on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and shareholder issues for companies within the sector. Clients look to WFW’s experience to advise on difficult issues arising during due diligence exercises, particularly in relation to regulatory issues, land rights and corporate matters. 

We play a key role in delivering integrated cross‑border legal advice covering all aspects of the maritime sector including ship finance, commercial shipping, leasing, corporate and commercial contracts, tax and litigation. Our clients include more than 150 ship-owners, international and domestic banks, financial institutions, export credit agencies, hedge and private equity funds that collectively dominate the world’s shipping markets. 

The practitioners in our Athens office deliver high quality advice in relation to mergers and acquisitions, financing for businesses, and support clients involved in finance litigation, restructurings, work‑outs, insolvencies and enforcement. Our corporate team has considerable public law and regulatory expertise, and advises on high profile projects, such as overseeing the sale and leaseback of strategic State-owned assets as part of the Greek government’s privatisation programme.

Our client offering features strong international experience allied to considerable local expertise. Our comprehensive Greek energy practice also benefits from being part of a larger and equally experienced team across our 13 international offices.

For further information, please contact:

Eleni Sofou
Business Development & Marketing Manager
6th Floor, Building B
348 Syngrou Avenue
Kallithea 176‐74
T: +30 210 455 7300
F: +30 210 459 4004