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Specialist firm Anagnostopoulos has ‘an excellent reputation for criminal law cases’, and advises multinational and domestic corporations in sectors including energy, defence, transport, telecoms, construction, pharmaceuticals and financial services. It also acts for sovereign entities and public and governmental organisations. Ilias Anagnostopoulos has ‘a fantastic track record’.

Bernitsas Law’ team delivers a ‘high-quality service’. It advises on administrative, civil, commercial and white-collar criminal cases, and has experience in arbitration. Dimitris Roussis is ‘outstanding’, Panayotis Bernitsas has ‘a brilliant reputation’, and Christos Paraskevopoulos is also recommended.

Dryllerakis & Associates is commended for its ‘clear and up-to-date knowledge’. It continues to advise the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund on civil and criminal cases relating to the demise of Proton Bank. John Damilakis has ‘deep knowledge’ and leads on civil and criminal matters. John Dryllerakis leads on arbitration and administrative instructions. Gerassimos Apergis has ‘great experience in litigation and criminal law’, and Vassilis Constantinidis is also recommended.

KLC Law Firm combines ‘innovative legal thinking’, ‘deep knowledge’ and ‘responsiveness’, and focuses on commercial and civil law disputes. It acts for the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on a number of matters, and successfully advised on 28 petitions for annulment brought by several municipalities and municipal port authorities challenging the transfer of marina exploitation rights. Key individuals include Vassilis Voutsakis, who ‘inspires confidence’; Aristides Chiotellis; Katerina Koutifari; and Panagiotis Tzioumas, who heads the team.

The ‘highly regarded’ team at Koutalidis Law Firm is active across finance, energy, construction and commercial disputes. It continues to advise a major Cypriot bank (in administration) in a case against a number of Greek entrepreneurs, and is advising Intrasoft International on several contentious matters. Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis head the team.

The ‘first-rate’ team at Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm (KG Law Firm) is advising Jack Grynberg & Associates on arbitration proceedings against the Greek state, and is advising Vodafone Group, Vodafone Greece and others on a civil claim. Anthony Hadjioannou heads the team. Panos Alexandris and Nicholas Maheriotis are also recommended.

The team at PotamitisVekris Law Firm draws praise for its ‘professional’ and ‘in-depth’ approach. Its expertise covers commercial, administrative, white-collar criminal, employment, IP and IT-related cases. It continues to advise Procter & Gamble in a matter brought against it by a former distributor. Key individuals include arbitration practice head Vicky Psaltis, the ‘exceptionalKonstantinos Papadiamantis, and the ‘brilliantXenophon Paparrigopoulos.

Apostolos Georgiades & Associates has a ‘fantastic reputation’ for dispute resolution; the ‘brilliant’ Apostolos Georgiades heads the team. It acted for hotelier Nikos Daskalantonakis in a company dispute. George Georgiades and Stavros Georgiades are also noted.

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC advised Leidos on a dispute concerning the 2004 Athens Olympic Games security system. George Ballas, Gregory Pelecanos and senior associate George Moukas are noted.

Calavros and Partners Law Firm’s expertise spans litigation and arbitration, with managing partner Constantin Calavros rated as ‘first class’. Recent cases have involved fraud, contract and debt collection disputes.

The ‘well-resourced’ team at Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners acted for J&P-Avax in a construction dispute. Ioannis Vassardanis is ‘a star’ with ‘a strong sense of the law and strategy’, and Eleni Tsakri is ‘very attentive to the detail of the case, and very thorough in her responses’.

Lambadarios Law Firm is advising on a Wind Park EPC contract dispute, and is representing Energean Oil & Gas in several cases. Clients also include a leading US search engine, and SAIC. John Filiotis heads the litigation practice, and Nondas Lambadarios leads on arbitration work. Dimitris Lambadarios and Prokopis Dimitriadis are also recommended.

Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP is praised for its ‘tremendous expertise’ and for being ‘formidable and extremely effective’ in handling disputes. Vodafone, Intrasoft, Hyatt Regency Casino Athens and Teradata are clients. The team is led by the ‘exceptionalNikos Nikolinakos, and Elias Lardas, who is ‘calm under fire’.

The team at Norton Rose Fulbright is ‘very professional’ and ‘commercially aware’. Its recent caseload includes acting for Crédit Agricole and Alpha Bank in disputes brought by former shareholders of Emporiki. Marie Kelly heads the team, and John Liberopoulos and Vassilis Koroxenidis are also noted. Of counsel Dimitris Rampos is a ‘good communicator’.

Papapolitis & Papapolitis benefits from its ability to combine ‘organisational skills with high professional standards, experience and knowledge’. It continued to advise Intralot Group in a €150m dispute with a gaming provider. It also advised Philips Hellas on several matters. Department head George Gravias is ‘highly skilled’ and John Papapolitis is ‘excellent’.

Politis & Partners is noted for its expertise in financial disputes and white-collar criminal matters. Evangelos Politis heads the team, and of counsel Nikolaos Vervessos is also noted.

Theodora Monochartzis heads the team at Sarantitis, which ‘combines technical and thorough advice with very strong litigation skills’. It continues to advise HSBC Bank (Greece) and HSBC Private Bank Suisse on claims relating to Madoff bonds. Alexandros Metaxas, Maria Papamichalopoulou and ‘masterful strategist and a strong litigator’ Gregory Vlachos are also praised.

The ‘outstanding’ team at Zepos & Yannopoulos is advising Hewlett Packard on a claim brought by a former distributor. Spirits International, DEPA and Nokia Networks are on its client roster. The team is headed by Nikos Christoforidis, and Spyridon Maratos, who leads on tax litigation. Constantine Sarantis is also noted.

Recent highlights for A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm included advising on a high-profile distribution dispute. Kriton Metaxopoulos is ‘sensible, commercially minded and knowledgeable about international disputes’.

The ‘top-quality’ team at A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm has a focus on shipping, and the leisure sector. Alexander Dovles, Anthony Papadimitriou and Elena Kossena are key members of the team.

Avramopoulos & Partners is advising The Nielsen Company on a range of debt collection matters, and continues to advise Sabre Travel Network on several disputes with travel agencies. Athanassios Avgeros is the key contact.

Drakopoulos Law Firm is noted for its ‘excellent industry knowledge’. It advised Rotam on a dispute regarding counterfeit products. Panagiotis Drakopoulos leads the department, and of counsel George Sinanidis is also noted.

Karatzas & Partners is experienced in cases relating to private banking law and enforcement proceedings. Georgios Minoudis is the team head, and Alexandros Metallinos is recommended.

Kelemenis & Co is representing Geox in a claim against a Greek distributor, and is advising Chris Cash & Carry on matters relating to the bankruptcy of the Marinopoulos supermarket chain. Yannis Kelemenis is the key contact.

Machas & Partners Law Firm is advising the president of Johnson & Johnson on fraud, bribery and money-laundering claims, and is representing Rainbow Waters in several disputes. Team head Petros Machas has ‘an excellent reputation’, and Nikolaos Koulocheris has ‘strong experience’. Dimitris Kouvaras and Maria Antoniadou are also recommended.

Nicholas Moussas leads the team at Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law, which is representing Volkswagen in a diesel emissions dispute, and HJ Heinz in a dispute with former partners. Vassilios Moussas is recommended.

The Law Firm/Moutzouridou - Sakellariou & Associates is highly rated for its disputes expertise. Managing partners Victoria Moutzouridou and Nikos Sakellariou are recommended for litigation and arbitration.

P.V. Kanellopoulos & Partners Law Firm is active in financial, criminal, real estate, construction, EU law and IP disputes. Vassilis Kanellopoulos is noted for competition matters, and Victoria Kanellopoulos handles IP and real estate work. Panagiotis Kanellopoulos heads the team.

The ‘responsive’ practice at Reed Smith LLP is led by Anthony Poulopoulos, and represented Johnson & Johnson in disputes relating to public hospital tenders. Lukoil and St Jude Medical are also clients.

The team at Tsoukala and Partners Law Firm has ‘strong attention to detail’. Recent work includes representing Skai TV in a libel case. Al Mawarid Group is also a client. Eleni Tsoukala is ‘very commercial’ and leads the team. Constantinos Kapitsinos is also recommended.

Eliana Paschalides is the key contact for disputes at V&P Law Firm.

Alexander Vassardanis & Partners is a ‘top choice’ for disputes, and is commended for its expertise in international arbitration. Managing partner Aphrodite Vassardani impresses with her ‘depth of legal knowledge’.

The ‘outstanding’ team at Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm advised Lamda Development and Hellinikon Global on various applications for review of share purchase agreements. Constantine Alexiou is the key contact.

IP and disputes boutique Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm is ‘business oriented’. Van Cleef & Arpels, Microsoft and Antenna TV are clients. Arhondula Papapanagiotou ‘has an exceptionally strong eye for detail and solutions’.

Spyros Alexandris is the key contact at Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners and is active across employment, general commercial and corporate disputes.

Bazinas Law Firm provides foreign states, international funds and leading global corporations with advice on dispute resolution. It recently advised a foreign embassy in Greece on Greek labour law. George Bazinas is ‘excellent’.

Boutique practice Ioannis Giannidis Law Firm is ‘outstanding on criminal law’, and its ‘expertise, in-depth knowledge and horizontal approach is profound’. Ioannis Giannidisis an excellent litigator’, and the ‘clever and hardworkingPanagiotis Koureleas has ‘a strategic mind’.

KP Law Firm delivers ‘intelligent, practical and insightful advice’ and is strong across litigation and arbitration. It recently advised on a high-profile insurance claim. The ‘outstandingConstantinos Klissouras heads the team.

The ‘intelligent, skilled and reliable’ team at Moratis Passas Law Firm advises on civil litigation, commercial disputes, finance cases, and shareholder disputes. It advised Cyprus Popular Bank on several matters. Dimitris Passas ‘has a great eye for detail and never misses a point’.

Paraskevas Law Firm has high-profile clients in the media, manufacturing and finance sectors. Dimitris Paraskevas is ‘fantastic’, and George Floridis is also noted.

Rokas Law Firm is praised for its experience in insurance cases, and is advising Hellenic Petroleum on a high-profile insurance dispute. Litigator Christos Theodorou and experienced arbitrator Antonios Tsavdaridis head the team.

Stavropoulos & Partners is active on commercial and construction cases. Its client roster includes names such as AGET Heracles, Aktor, Hellenic Recycling Company and Sephora. Evanthia Tsiri heads the team.

Gregory Timagenis is recommended at Timagenis Law Firm for arbitration and litigation.

Tsibanoulis & Partners’ expertise spans financial services, pharmaceuticals, travel, retail, software and publishing. Dimitris Tsibanoulis, Anna Apostolaki and Marina Perraki are noted individuals in the ‘top-notch’ team.

Your Legal Partners is ‘skilled in the field of litigation’, and advises clients such as Hellenic Bank and Protergia. Konstantin Karagiannis is ‘extremely experienced’.

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