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Alexandros Damianidis

New partner strengthens WFW’s market-leading international and Greek law practice

20 January 2015

Leading international law firm Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is pleased to announce that experienced shipping and corporate lawyer Alexandros Damianidis has joined the firm as a partner in the Athens office. His practice will focus on advising banks and other financial institutions, shipping companies and corporates on English and Greek law governed transactions.

Alexandros is qualified in both Greece and England and Wales and is a highly respected practitioner in the Greek legal market. His clients include major international banks and numerous international companies and his addition to the firm’s market-leading finance practice in Athens will further enhance WFW’s client offering in both the Greek and global market.

George Paleokrassas, WFW Head of Greece, commented: “WFW has long been acknowledged as the leading international law firm in Greece and the addition of Alexandros to our practice speaks to that reputation and our ability to attract top talent. His joining WFW will further enhance our client offering and our standing in the market.”

Chris Lowe, WFW managing partner, added: “It’s very pleasing to welcome a lawyer of Alexandros’ quality and reputation to the firm. By joining WFW he will further bolster our ability to advise our clients and also highlights a key element of our growth strategy of expanding our services offering in our core sectors and markets.”

Alexandros Damianidis said: “Having practised in the Greek market for many years I know WFW’s reputation well. I now look forward to working with the partners in Athens and throughout the firm and am excited by the opportunity to help continue the growth of the office.”

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