Panayotis Bernitsas

Managing Partner, Bernitsas Law Firm

Panayotis Bernitsas' active, broad-based commercial practice incorporates more than 35 years of experience in transactional, advisory and litigation work.

Panayotis is an expert in concession projects and privatisations, with an unsurpassed track record of playing a key role in many of the pioneering and groundbreaking transactions to have taken place in Greece. 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, including complex civil and administrative actions before the high courts and arbitration boards, and has also acted as arbitrator at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Panayotis 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.

Within the framework of his private practice, Panayotis has on a number of occasions acted as advisor to the Government on European Union, State Aids and Privatisation issues. From 1983 to 2007 he was Associate Professor of International Economic Law, the Law of International Business Transactions and European Community Law at the University of Thrace. Panayotis has been widely published in the legal journals, books and other publications in his areas of expertise.