Athens | Cathay Associates

The Athens, Greece member of the

Cathay Associates network:

Souriadakis Tsibris



Established: 2012

Staff: 17

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect"

— Mark Twain

Cathay Associates Athens is a dynamic and leading Greek boutique firm. They bring a diverse and recognized practice to domestic and international clients, creating a powerful law office in a vital city and market. Furthermore, Cathay Associates Athens has a history of success dealing with international transactions with leading companies in a wide-range of sectors and industries.


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Represented GR. SARANTIS S.A., a major manufacturer & distributor of cosmetics and household products in Greece and Eastern Europe, and listed on the Athens Exchange, in relation to:


Acquisition of the “Noxzema Business” in Greece from Procter & Gamble  

Acquisition of the “Astrid Business” in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.


Capital Controls and Banking Recapitalization

We have advised a large number of international institutions on the content of the rules imposing capital control restrictions and assisted them in pursuing their activities in and into Greece with the minimum possible disruption. In addition we represented numerous foreign shareholders of Greek banks in the context of the recapitalization exercise of the last few months, including for the necessary procedure before the competent regulator.

Capital Markets

Representing a significant number of institutional investors (including numerous hedge funds and other foreign financial institutions) in an ongoing investigation of the Greek financial regulator, the Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC).


This case dealt with the alleged violations of the European Short Selling Regulation (prohibition of uncovered short selling) in respect of shares purchased in the context of the recapitalization of Greek banks back in 2014.


Intellectual Property

Represented Mondelēz Hellas S.A., a member of the Mondelēz Group, in an important dispute involving the proper use of an international consumers product trademark.






Michael Tsibris
Managing Partner


Manolis Souriadakis
Managing Partner


Ioanna Kamarinopoulou



Cathay Associates Athens provides clients with high quality legal advice for complicated domestic and international issues. We have developed a broader and deeper appreciation of our clients’ needs by understanding their personal and professional expectations, developing enduring, lasting client relationships. We pride ourselves in our approachable manner, delivering a hands-on attitude combined with high levels of personal attention. Moreover, Cathay Associates Athens embraces innovation and technological solutions, including mobility, on-line solutions and a sophisticated client relationship database.


In addition to the listed specialized sectors, our firm assists domestic and international clients by bringing a wealth of experience in commercial, corporate and M&A litigation and dispute resolution; financial regulation and capital markets; copyright issues; industrial property; media, entertainment and leisure law; administrative law, investment regulations, public procurement and privatizations; and private clients and tax.








In addition to our key practices and key industries, our local specialties include:

  • Competition Law

    We advise domestic and international companies on all issues relating to Greek and EU competition and antitrust issues.

  • Pharmaceutical Law

    Our firm renders legal support and represents (before the relevant regulatory authorities and the relevant Courts) Greek and foreign pharmaceutical companies, and assists them via drafting a full array of agreements for original and generic products. Also we assist companies with their regulatory issues before the National Organization for Medicines and relevant authorities of other countries, including the filing and registration of national, community and international trademarks, such as renewal, support and protection of them against third parties, as well as filing and registration of patents.

  • Agricultural Products Regulation

    In regards to issues relating to Greek and EU agricultural regulations, we work with Greek and international companies and suit their needs in these complex and evolving legal issues.

  • Sports Law

    Our team brings an expertise and many years of experience to issues relating to sports law, from high-level deals to sophisticated legal matters.

  • Gaming Law and Regulation

    We act for gambling companies and payment services providers while collaborating with gaming operators. We are very familiar with the new legal framework and follow very closely all developments, including those in relation to the activity of the supervisory entity, the Hellenic Gambling Commission.

  • Insurance

    We offer comprehensive advice to life and non-life insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance intermediaries and other operators within the sector at both the national and international level.

  • Administrative Law, Investment Regulations, Public Procurement and Privatizations

    We advise and represent clients throughout their participation in public tenders for the supply of State-owned industries with their products and services, including in relation to disputes arising from the allocation of tenders. We act at both advisory and contentious level and in particular undertake the filing of actions and appeals before the relevant administrative courts and the filing of writs of annulment before the Council of State.


    We have particular know-how and experience in the field of expropriation of Real Estate Property as well as in the tender process in public procurement, providing for example advice to an International Marinas Operator during the conducting of an underbidding public tender.




6 Kriezotou Str. 10671 Athens, Greece




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