Reed Smith's office in Piraeus opened in 2007 following the merger with Richards Butler, and it is the only U.S.-based law office in Greece. The office is located centrally on the largest harbor in Greece, where cruise liners and ferry boats move in and out on a daily basis. Partners, associates and trainees are well-respected and work as a team – locally and across all of the Reed Smith offices – to advise on international and Greek law with clients in Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, and the Balkan countries, as well as international clients with active business throughout Greece.
The office is staffed by both Greek lawyers and English solicitors who are qualified to advise on all aspects of Greek, English and international law – bringing the reputation of Reed Smith to bear on the regional practice. Our team offers a detailed knowledge of industrial and business sectors, extensive litigation and arbitration experience, and a familiarity with local culture, traditions and practices – which is often crucial to the success of any matter or transaction.
The office specializes in corporate, shipping, life sciences, commercial litigation and property law, and works closely together with lawyers from our international network, striving to deliver the highest levels of service that clients associate with the name of our firm around the world. As an added benefit to clients, Reed Smith has a strategic alliance with the local Greek law firm of Papapolitis & Papapolitis, one of the oldest law firms in Greece, to help clients address increasing needs in the areas of capital markets, M&A, divestitures, privatisations, and project finance.
An integral part of Reed Smith's European practice, the presence in Greece offers a unique position – to advise leading corporations on a variety of Greek matters and to provide clients with local and personal support, while they continually benefit from the firm’s international scope and experience.
For more information, contact Office Managing Partner George Panagopoulos at +30 210 41 90 500.