Athanasios Paizis

Associate

Practice Groups
Company & Employment Group, Economic Law Group, Dispute Resolution Group

Tel: +30 210 36 25 943 (ext.34)
E-mail: [email protected]

Athanasios is an Associate and participates in the Company & Employment Group, the Economic Law Group and the Dispute Resolution Group.

He holds a degree in Law from Paris II - Panthéon Assas University and a Master’s degree in Corporate Law from Paris IX – Dauphine University. Athanasios earned a Ph.D. in Business Law from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (with highest honors).

Athanasios advises and litigates on all aspects of company, banking and finance law as well as insolvency and restructuring. His practice includes company structuring and establishment, ongoing corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters, cross-border mobility operations, project finance, corporate and financial restructuring schemes and group insolvencies. 

Prior to joining the firm, Athanasios worked for the Company Law Unit of the European Commission on the Company Law Package Project (cross-border mergers, divisions, conversions and digitalisation of company law proposals).

Athanasios has authored several articles on national and EU business law matters in various legal publications.

Languages: Greek, English, French

Publications

Tax treatment of cross-border mergers: Contribution to the interpretation of the anti-abuse clause, commentary on the judgment of the Court of 8 March 2017 in the case C-14/16, Business & Commercial Law Review (Δίκαιο επιχειρήσεων και εταιρειών), 11/2017, pp. 1408-1421.

The problematic implementation of the European concept of « likelihood of insolvency » in the Greek legal system, Association of Greek Commercialists, 27th Annual Business Law Conference, 20-22.10.2017.

The « likelihood of insolvency » as a prerequisite for the opening of rehabilitation proceedings: A first interpretation approach, Business & Commercial Law Review (Δίκαιο επιχειρήσεων και εταιρειών), 1/2016, pp. 8-18.

Insolvency proceedings for groups of companies under the new EU Insolvency Regulation, Association of Greek Commercialists, 26th Annual Business Law Conference, Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2016, pp. 663-688.

Commentary on the judgment of the Greek Supreme Court n° 838/2015 (EIR Publication requirements), Business & Commercial Law Review (Δίκαιο επιχειρήσεων και εταιρειών), 2/2016, pp. 205-208.

The absorption of the subsidiary from the parent company and the abuse of majority shareholder power, Commercial Law Review (Επιθεώρηση Εμπορικού Δικαίου), A/2016, pp. 200-221.

The legal nexus between the announcement of creditors' claims and the fate of the personal guarantor, Business & Commercial Law Review (Δίκαιο επιχειρήσεων και εταιρειών), 11/2014, pp. 1040-1047.

Syndic’s Powers within EU Territory, Business & Commercial Law Review (Δίκαιο επιχειρήσεων και εταιρειών), 2/2015, pp. 114-122.

Issues arising from the judicial replacement of the liquidator in an unlimited liability company, Hellenic Justice Review (Ελληνική Δικαιοσύνη), 4/2015, pp. 1016-122.

Commentary on the judgment of the Court of First Instance of Kos n° 494/2014 (International Insolvency), Business & Commercial Law Review (Δίκαιο επιχειρήσεων και εταιρειών), 11/2014, pp. 1063-1064.