Bernitsas, Panayotis M. “Notis”
Board Member since 2010
Panayotis M. (Notis) Bernitsas has been the Managing Partner of M&P Bernitsas Law Offices since 1984 and continues to have an active, broad-based commercial practice. He is particularly well known for his EU and Competition practice and has represented clients in many high profile cartel cases before the Greek Competition Commission. Mr. Bernitsas leads the Project Finance & Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) team and has been heavily involved in the majority of the concession projects undertaken in Greece since the opening of the market, including all six motorway projects, advising concessionaires, lending banks and contracting authorities. He also led the firm’s teams which contributed to the development of the first legislative structure governing Project Finance by preparing a draft of the law on the granting and operation of concession projects for works and services on behalf of the Ministry of National Economy and the new law on PPPs. His vast experience in privatizations includes an impressive track record of involvement in many of the major and groundbreaking transactions which have taken place in Greece. Mr. Bernitsas’ dispute resolution expertise comprises representing his clients before the High Courts and in numerous arbitrations. He also acts as an arbitrator at the International Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Bernitsas was Assistant Professor and subsequently Associate Professor of International Economic Law, the Law of International Business Transactions and European Community Law at the University of Thrace (1983-2007). He has also served as Counsel to the Prime Minister on EU matters (1989-1990).