The firm took its current form in the summer of 2012 when Michael Tsibris (formerly Moussas & Tsibris) joined forces with Manolis Souriadakis of Souriadakis and Partners (formerly Souriadakis, Frangakis, Pandelakis, Skaltsas), a firm originally established in 1975 by John Souriadakis (1927-2003) and operating as a law partnership since 2000.
Both Manolis and Michael come from families of lawyers with several decades of successful legal practice. They started their legal careers in the late 1980s.
Manolis has spent most of his career with the firm starting in the early 1990’s. He focused since the beginning on litigation and dispute resolution developing a strong client base and being involved in major civil, corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration cases. Throughout his career he has advised Greek and international corporations on corporate, business and financing issues, M&As and restructurings with a special focus on TV, Radio Broadcasting and Cable Companies, as well as IT and Telecoms. He also oversees the intellectual property practice of the firm.
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Michael was an associate with Rokas and Partners during 1990-1993 and then joined Zepos law firm (now Zepos & Yannopoulos) where he stayed until 2001. While at Zepos, Michael focused his practice on capital markets and financial regulation, participating in many of the important transactions at the developing phase of the Greek capital market, such as the privatization of the National Telecom and others. In 2001 he co-founded Moussas & Tsibris, a very successful firm which operated for more than ten years until 2012, when the partners decided to pursue diverse paths. While at Moussas & Tsibris, Michael became established as leading practitioner in the financial regulatory area, involved in most major administrative proceedings before the Hellenic Capital Markets and related litigation, such as, e.g. in relation to enforcement of market abuse and related regulations. He also had significant experience participating in numerous M&A transactions, such as the acquisition of Aluminium of Greece SA by the Mytilineos Group, the purchase of Emporiki Asfalistiki by AXA Insurance and the battles for corporate control involving Bank of Cyprus, Marfin and Piraeus Bank some years ago.
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