we are

Moratis Passas is a leading law firm specializing in banking, finance, mergers & acquisitions and litigation.

Over the past three decades, we have advised most local and foreign credit and financial institutions in Greece and have been involved in high-profile and complex transactions for both local and international clients.

Our highly-qualified and experienced team of lawyers offers robust and tailored legal advice, an international perspective and a multi-jurisdictional capacity.

Moratis Passas Law Firm is paying tribute to one of its founding partners and a hugely respected lawyer George Moratis who sadly passed away this July 2023.

After finishing top of his class at the Law School of Athens and post graduate studies in Paris and London, George started his career in 1965 soon to become widely recognized as one of the leading banking and finance lawyers in Greece.

For over 50 years, very active in both litigation and advisory, he played a critical role in pioneering legal innovations for new products in the Greek Financial sector including the first leasing facility agreement, syndications and high yield bond loans. He was often involved in drafting legislation for intricate banking topics, while he was one of the first in-house counsels for Citibank during its early days in Greece.

Throughout his long career, George was acknowledged as leading lawyer by all prestigious legal guides. He served in a number of boards of financial, shipping and other companies, such as Citibank’s Shipping Bank and Campion School.

Recognized by his peers for his deep expertise, he will always be remembered for his love of practicing law, his commercial solution driven mindset, his ability to solve complex problems but also humor and openness to help and grow new lawyers.


We aim to deliver the best legal advice, tailored to our clients’ business needs and unique requirements. To deliver on our promise we focus on three key principles:

Understanding of our clients

We believe that in order to deliver value to our clients we first need an in-depth understanding of their business. Both at the start and throughout our work with each of our clients, we strive to stay close to their business and at the same time establish strong relationships built on trust and mutual respect.

Challenging existing thinking

Our strength lies in our ability to develop solid strategies supported by concrete legal action for each of our clients. We continuously challenge ourselves in order to deliver solutions that are at the forefront of legal thinking.

A commitment to efficiency

We offer comprehensive legal solutions, often requiring a combination of skills and expertise. To ensure excellent results and seamless client service we invest in IT infrastructure and effective project management.


We are committed to giving back to the community and offer our pro bono services to a wide range of organisations in the areas of art and culture, including the visual, literary and performing arts.

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