Nicholas is the Managing Partner of the Firm. With over 32 years of experience he is one of Greece’s best-known practitioners. He specializes in the areas of litigation/dispute resolution, banking, finance and energy, with an emphasis on corporate finance, securities, regulatory work, EPC projects, commercial transactions and real estate.
Nicholas is a prominent lawyer and litigator and represents or advises clients such as Volkswagen AG, AUDI AG, SEAT S.A., Siemens AG, Heinz, Anheuser Busch Inbev, Nielsen companies and the Mytilineos Group in several high-profile transactions or landmark disputes before the higher courts and arbitration tribunals.
Within the last six years he has built an impressive track record of successful results in energy related disputes, acting on behalf of steel and aluminum industrials as well as natural gas downstream clients; he has also been handling arbitration cases under the ICC and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules as well as international arbitration cases involving investorstate disputes (BIT disputes).
Nicholas also holds the position of general counsel to the Hellenic Deposit and Investment Guarantee Fund (HDIGF/ TEKE) since 1997 where he closely follows the legal developments in the banking and capital markets industry and also contributes to the ongoing reform of the deposit insurance and credit institution resolution legislation in cooperation with the representatives of the IMF/EU/ECB. He participated in the legislative committees formulated for the incorporation in Greece of Directives 2014/49/EU of 16 April 2014 on deposit guarantee schemes and 2014/59/EU of 15 May 2014 establishing a framework for the recovery and resolution of credit institutions and investment firms, which led to the enactment of new laws 4335/2015 (on the resolution of credit institutions) and 4370/2016 (on deposit guarantee schemes) respectively. Other members of the said committees included representatives of the Bank of Greece, the Ministry of Finance, the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission and the Hellenic Bank Association.
Furthermore, he has also published papers and articles in legal journals in the fields of commercial law, capital markets as well as banking and deposit guarantee law.
Nicholas speaks Greek, English, French and German.
Nicholas obtained his LLB degree from the University of Athens School of Law in 1984 and in 1988 he completed his LLM studies at Berkeley Law. He has been admitted to the Athens Bar Association since 1986 and has litigated cases before the Supreme Court of Greece since 1994.