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The people with real focus

At Masouros and Partners, our mission is simple. We want to radically improve the way corporate legal advice is delivered, especially when it comes to M&A transactions.

We’ll do that by bringing together the sharpest legal minds in the business and equipping them with the tools, incentives and purpose to operate in a way that serves their clients better than any other law firm. We are always on the lookout for talented people to join us and help make that goal a reality. Do you have what it takes to make the difference in the deal?

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Our principles

We imagine a world where the best dealmakers can practice at the top of their game. As niche, high-quality legal brands outperform their full-service rivals, we want to be part of the revolution in legal service delivery. We want everyone to be at the top of their game, so we look to develop and nurture ourselves, one another and our clients.

We all bring different capabilities to the table, but our shared determination to deliver for our clients means we’re always on the same page.

Through growing our firm, we’re looking to strengthen and embolden this resolve. We recruit like-minded lawyers and accept the skills, knowledge and personality they bring to the table. Our strength lies in our diversity. We believe in going that extra mile. Whether it’s simply for our clients or for the good of the industry. It’s great to give something back.

We encourage our lawyers to be active members of our clients’ teams, looking around the corners and developing new opportunities for them.

Our people

Pavlos Masouros

Athens, The Hague

Pavlos, is admitted to practice in Athens and in The Hague and is the firm’s Managing Partner. He 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.

T: +30 210 361 3694 (Athens)
T: +31 708 002 085 (The Hague)
M: +30 6936 908 902
E: pavlos.masouros@masouros.com

Nelly Peraki

Athens

Nelly is admitted to practice in Athens and is a Partner in our firm. She has extensive experience with corporate and commercial transactions and has advised in relation to many takeovers, taking the lead in complex (vendor’s and buyer’s) legal due diligence exercises in connection with M&As. Nelly is frequently advising, together with local Dutch Counsel, Greek corporates doing business in the Netherlands and her practice focuses particularly on the Hotels & Tourism and Projects & Infrastructure areas having advised a great number of domestic and foreign clients on relevant projects.

Nelly is also involved from time to time in big ticket litigation and (ICC, ICSID and AAA) arbitration.

Nelly holds an LL.B. from the Athens Law School where she graduated at the top 1% of her class and an LL.M. (Advanced) in European and International Business Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands, where she studied under a merit-based Gold Leiden Excellence Scholarship (LexS).

T: +30 210 361 3694
E: nelly.peraki@masouros.com

John Papas

Athens

John is admitted to practice in Athens and is a Senior Associate in our firm. John is a labor law expert with long-standing experience advising clients in relation to labor law disputes and matters. John has over the years advised clients on dozens of matters of consultation and notification of employees in connection with M&As and has handled relevant litigation. He also advises in relation to many regulatory aspects arising in connection to commercial transactions, especially for foreign clients doing business in Greece.

Prior to joining Masouros & Partners John was in-house Counsel with the General Confederation of Greek Workers, where he acquired hands-on experience with dealing with trade unions and relevant disputes between employers and employees. John is a sough-after speaker in employment law conferences and seminars.

John holds an LL.B., an LL.M. in Civil Law and an LL.M. in Labor Law from the Athens Law School.

T: +30 210 361 3694
E: john.papas@masouros.com

Prokopis Iatropoulos

Athens

Prokopis is admitted to practice in Athens and is an Associate in our firm. Prokopis is specializing in privacy law, having qualified as a Certified Data Protection Officer, and is advising clients in relation to a wide array of IT, IP, regulatory and data protection matters.

Prokopis is also involved with many of the firm’s M&A projects providing active assistance in legal due diligence exercises in areas, such as Energy, Hotels & Tourism and Biochemicals.

Prokopis holds an LL.B. from the Thrace Law School and an M.Sc. in Law & Business from ALBA Business School.

T: +30 210 361 3694
E: prokopis.iatropoulos@masouros.com

Thomas Papadopoulos

Athens

Thomas is admitted to practice in Thessaloniki and is an Of Counsel in our firm. Thomas has worked with the firm’s clients in relation to a number of corporate law issues requiring expert opinions, such as international arbitrations and Supreme Court litigation. He most recently acted as expert witness for the Republic of Serbia on corporate law matters arising in the framework of an ICSID arbitration.

Outside his professional engagement with Masouros & Partners Thomas is Lecturer of Corporate Law at the University of Cyprus and has published widely in the fields of corporate law, M&A and EU law. He a sought-after speaker with dozens of speaking engagements per year in a diverse range of venues and institutions, ranging from Luxembourg to Sweden and from the UK to Hong Kong.

Thomas holds an LL.B. from the Thessaloniki Law School at the top of his class, an M.Jur. from Oxford University and a D.Phil. in Company Law from Oxford University.

T: +30 210 361 3694
E: thomas.papadopoulos@masouros.com

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