Evangelos P. Zervas

Title

Of Counsel

Practices

Corporate Finance

Admitted To

Athens Bar Association 1998

Education

University of Athens Law School (LL.B.)
Bristol University (LL.M.)

ezervas@machas-partners.com


Evangelos Zervas
is Of Counsel at Machas & Partners Law Firm. Mr. Zervas is a highly recognized specialist with more than 15 years of extensive experience in a wide range of areas of business, corporate and media law, as well as commercial and administrative litigation. Mr. Zervas was admitted to the Athens Bar Association in 1997, and became qualified to appear before the Supreme Court of Greece in 2005.

In 2005, Mr. Zervas was elected as President of the Board of Directors of A.E.M.A.R., a company with main shareholders: E.I.I.R.A. (the Association of Owners of Athens Private Radio Stations) and E.D.E.E. (the Association of Greek Advertising Companies), which operates as a joint committee, responsible for the procurement of private bids for the audio measurement of radio stations. He is also Legal Counsel and Executive Secretary of the Board of Directors of E.I.I.R.A., a position he has held since 2001.

Mr. Zervas, for the past nine years, has been an active member of the Executive Committee of the Association Européenne des Radios, which is based in Brussels, and carries out lobbying for EU Organizations in favor of European Private Radio Stations.

He is a member of the Appeals Committee of S.E.E. (The Counsel for Communication Compliance), a self-regulatory body which rules on the compliance of commercial advertisements under Consumer Protection Rights Law.

Since 2010, Mr. Zervas is the Legal Counsel for a company listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, which is a major supplier of the construction sector.


Mr. Zervas
has successfully acted for:

  • International banks and financing Institutions on drafting, commenting and negotiating banking contracts  
  • A wide range of commercial companies on drafting, commenting and negotiating commercial contracts, on statutory compliance and on commercial litigation
  • Public contractors for the provision of goods and services to the public sector
  • TV and radio stations on statutory compliance and intellectual property and neighboring rights
  • A leading trademark litigation case before the Committee of the Ministry of Development and the Administrative Court of First Instance (based on a 50 million Euro claim)
  • Claims against companies owning TV stations, radio stations and newspapers for infringement on personality rights
  • The Greek Football League Association against TV stations concerning TV sport transmission rights
  • A claim of a politician against a radio station and its journalists for defamation
  • A tax consultation case of a large multinational company for the application of a double taxation treaty      

Mr. Zervas holds a law degree (LLB), from the Law School of the University of Athens and a LL.M. degree in European and Commercial Law from the University of Bristol. He speaks Greek, English and French.