CLEON Conferences & Communications ( organizes, in cooperation with the Hellenic Association of Risk Managers (H.A.RI.MA), the MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW & ECONOMICS FORUM which will take place under the auspices of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), on Wednesday 28 September 2022 in the Divani Caravel Hotel. The Forum will be coordinated by the journalist and lawyer Antonis Papagiannidis.

2021 was a record year in terms of the number and total value of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As), which, according to published estimates, exceed €12 billion in Greece. The size of transactions has tripled compared to last year and exceeds even the best year of the early 2000s. According to data of consulting firms that systematically monitor M&A transactions, in our country, from 2008 until 2020, the annual value of transactions ranged from €1 billion to €9 billion. This trend seems to continue in 2022 despite recent geopolitical problems.



PANEL I: The new legal framework for M&As

PANEL II: Economics of M&As and commercial due diligence | Risk reduction: Preparation and implementation of legal, financial and tax due diligence

PANEL III: Tax and other incentives for M&As

PANEL IV: The day after: Preparing the company for the post-merger / post-acquisition era


  • Government Representatives
  • Executives of Supervisory and Regulatory Authorities
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • COOs
  • Μ&Α Advisors
  • Investors
  • Investment Banking Executives
  • Fund & Asset Management Companies
  • Management Consultants
  • Regulatory & Risk Managers
  • Greek & International Law Firms
  • In house Lawyers
  • Auditing and Consulting Companies
  • Representatives of Tax Authorities


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CLEON Conferences & Communications ( was founded in March 2021. It is led by Grigorios Leonidis who has vast experience of more than 30 years in marketing and communications working among others for Siemens, Vardinogiannis Group, Papastratos-a PMI Intl company and Club Hotel Casino Loutraki. In the last 10 years has successfully organized more than 100  national and international conferences. The conferences cover regulatory, compliance, risk, legal and business issues in the following sectors:

  • Banks, Financial and Insurance Services
  • Energy
  • Shipping
  • Aviation
  • Family Businesses

With 1/12/2019 as the date of signing the articles of association by the founding members, 12/12/2019 of filing them with the First Instance Court of Athens under Reg. No. 489461, and 16/12/2019 of commencement of business with the Tax Office of Kallithea, with TIN 997001960, the “Hellenic Association of Risk Managers” (H.A.RI.MA.) Nonprofit Company Under Civil Law was founded; an initiative by a group of senior managers who are involved in the broader field of risk management.

The Association aspires to become the collective body of all Risk Management executives, irrespective of industry and employment specialty in Risk Management.

The role of Risk Managers is extremely important for the business world and even more important for the Capital market, financial institutions, and insurance companies.The Association will come to the aid of their efforts, highlighting and upgrading their role by providing information, training and links to international organizations, as well as holding discussion with government and also with other relevant organizations.

At the same time, the Association will contribute to more effective risk management by the market, by conducting research on the level of preparedness and response of organizations, to risk issues.

The founding members have significant previous experience and technical expertise in Risk Management, in areas such as Financial, Credit, Insurance, Compliance, Market, Commercial, Procurement, Facility, Logistics, Governance, and Data & Cyber risks. The participation of renowned Risk Management academics – teachers completes the spectrum of representation of expert professionals in the Association.

The Association, at least in the beginning, will not have any resources other than the subscription fees paid by its members. This means that everything relies on volunteering and the willingness of the members to offer to society.


For more information regarding sponsorships and the program, please contact:

Grigoris Leonidis
Managing Director

Tel: 210 92 21 717
Mob: 6979982965

Victoria Zoina
Conferences & Marketing Director

Tel: 210 92 21 717
Mob: 6906753912

Konstantina Christina Vratsanou
Conferences Producer

Tel: 210 92 21 717
Mob: 697 2880 537