PROFILE

“Turning Challenges into Opportunities for our clients”

Today’s challenging and constantly changing environment calls for structured and proactive strategies, rather than reactive solutions and remedies. Given the renewed global interest in Greece, Machas & Partners has based its success on the ability to look beyond its own borders and act on behalf of clients whose interests extend not only in Europe but also North America, Australia, China, Russia, India and the Middle East.

Machas & Partners is an independent, full service corporate and commercial law firm with a strong presence in Greece, distinguished for its global perspective, commercial pragmatism and pro-business approach, as well as for its solid and nationally appreciated litigation practice. We continuously strive to be responsive to our clients' needs and business objectives by pro-actively anticipating and meeting these changing needs while remaining faithful to the firm’s principles of professional excellence, integrity, loyalty, responsiveness and innovation.  

Machas & Partners is rewriting the model of the full-service law firm in Greece. We are known for being an unconventional and progressive thinking firm focusing on the needs of our commercial and private clients across a number of industry sectors. We are used to managing complex cross border transactions and investments that require ingenuity, business acumen and integrated legal solutions enabling our clients to meet their goals with the certainty that their transactions are structured within the applicable legal framework. Our significant expansion has been based on a partner led approach, the forging of strong long lasting client relationships and the recruitment of high calibre lawyers, with strong emphasis on providing clients with high quality, effective, practical and value added solutions.

This is why Machas & Partners has achieved the status of “go to counsel” for foreign investments in Greece.

Our primary practice areas include Authorizations & Licenses, Banking, Bankruptcy Law, Commercial and Civil Transactions, Compliance, Corporate, Employment, Financial Services, Foreign Investment and Trade, Government Contracts, Immigration, Insurance, IP, International Trade, Litigation / Dispute Resolution (including Arbitration), Mergers and Acquisitions, Permits, Privatization, Private-Public Initiatives, Project Finance, Real Estate and Taxation.

It should be noted that Machas & Partners has one of the strongest and most diverse litigation practices in Greece, that includes civil, commercial, criminal, tax and administration. Engaging in litigation requires not only skill and strategy, but also cost and risk analysis. We help our clients make the best decisions for optimal results. We have had exceptional results of national and international importance. Whether working creatively and diligently behind the scenes or presenting arguments in court, Machas & Partners effectively advocate for its clients' best interests.

Machas & Partners has also developed important networking resources in both the public and private sectors. These resources are used not only for representing clients’ interests, but also for identifying and exploiting new business opportunities for clients.

We are structured into practice groups, bringing together specialist skills, guaranteeing our clients experience and expertise in all areas of the law and industry. Given that most transactions require experience and specialization in a multitude of practice areas, we address this issue by building fluid cross-disciplinary teams working together under one principal partner.

To pursue its strategy of professional excellence, Machas & Partners is committed to the recruitment, training and development of the best legal staff. All lawyers at Machas & Partners have had professional experience in international firms in Greece or abroad and have received post-graduate university qualifications. In addition to the legal thinking and knowledge expected from any law firm, our lawyers are trained to think outside the “legal” box and to have a business vision that helps them proactively detect business opportunities for clients.

Our client base is well diversified and we represent a blend of local and multinational corporations, domestic and international financial institutions, governments and individuals.