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With an outstanding success rate and expertise in high value and complex disputes, the firm’s litigation team is known for its legal excellence. In the words of its clients the firm has “deep industry knowledge with a real grasp of the judicial process” and the provisions of “relevant, effective and tailored strategies”, with particular emphasis …

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Dispute resolution in Greece

Bernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law has an ‘excellent‘ team with a wide range of litigation experience spanning administrative, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, corporate crime and fraud, and restructuring and insolvency disputes. Its client base extends from companies in the telecoms, oil and gas, gaming and utilities sectors to pharmaceuticals and electronics businesses. The team offers representation at a specialised level before the Greek and European courts, industrial tribunals and the International Court of Arbitration, with experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation. Dimitris Roussis, who has notable expertise in administrative litigation, co-heads the practice with senior counsel Christos Paraskevopoulos, whose expertise lies in commercial disputes. Other individuals to note are senior associate Evangelos Mamalakis and associate Pelina Leontiadou.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Roussis; Christos Paraskevopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Panayotis Bernitsas; Evangelos Mamalakis; Fotini Karra; Pelina Leontiadou; Stella Papakosta

Testimonials

‘Christos Paraskevopoulos and Pelina Leontiadou and their team are excellent lawyers who deal effectively with our cases. We are extremely pleased with their performance and close cooperation with us.’

‘Excellent market knowledge, excellent legal expertise, very responsive and always solution-oriented.’

‘Christos Paraskevopoulos is extremely responsive and pragmatic and provides impeccable legal advice. Evangelos Mamalakis is extremely diligent.’

‘A great team – collaborative, diverse and quick to deploy. They supported us with any ad hoc questions and requests in a professional and efficient manner. Excellent communication skills both in Greek and English.’

‘Dimitris Roussis has very good knowledge of administrative and public procurement law, writes very good legal documents and successfully handles cases in front of the administrative courts. Panayotis Bernitsas is experienced, with very deep legal knowledge, and is also very reliable. Stella Papakosta is also a very professional and reliable lawyer.’

‘They genuinely care for their clients.’

‘Evangelos Mamalakis is one of the best litigators we worked with. He gets the essence of the issues and his analysis get to the core of the problem. Hardworking, efficient, with a passion for detail and clarity.’

‘What makes their firm unique is its deep knowledge and analysis of domestic and international legislation, market insight, professionalism, collaboration and understanding of the client’s needs.’

Key clients

Apivita SA

BMW Hellas SA

Fresenius Kabi Hellas

CNP Zois SA

Diesel SA

Hellenic Petroleum

Japan Tobacco International

Orion Pharma SA

Viomes SA

Work highlights

  • Represented Fresenius Kabi Hellas in appeals before the Council of State against decisions requiring it to pay clawbacks to Greek hospitals in relation to hospital supplies.
  • Represented Akazoo SA in €4.7m litigation proceedings.
  • Represented CNP Zois SA, a member of the CNP Cyprus Insurance Holdings Ltd Group, in ongoing litigation concerning insurance products sold in the Greek market.

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates has ‘longstanding experience before all Greek courts‘, representing clients in both private enforcement actions before the civil courts and public enforcement actions before the administrative courts. The team also has broad expertise in both domestic and international arbitration. Of counsel John Damilakis co-heads the practice and has particular expertise in disputes relating to investment incentives and privatisations. Gerassimos Apergis and Vassilis Constantinidis also head the practice, with specialist knowledge encompassing competition, fraud, employment and IP litigation. Counsel Maria Stoumpidi strengthens the team with her expertise in planning, zoning and environmental litigation; senior managing partner John Dryllerakis is also noted for his 50-year-long experience representing clients before the Supreme Court; and Panagiotis Kakaletris is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

John Damilakis; Gerassimos Apergis; Vassilis Constantinidis

Other key lawyers:

John Dryllerakis; Maria Stoumpidi; Panagiotis Kakaletris; Sotiris Dempegiotis; Manolis Zografakis; Claire Sergaki

Testimonials

‘The team is characterised by its commitment. The coordinated action that it provides brings immediate results on every issue.’

‘They have longstanding experience before all Greek courts. Thus, they give the client a sense of security and certainty that any emerging issue will be addressed promptly and effectively, in the best possible way, always having the best protection of your interests as their main objective.’

‘Great professionals with deep legal knowledge and an understanding of the multinational environment.’

‘Vassilis Constantinidis is an exceptional individual, who has great company law and litigation experience.’

‘Gerassimos Apergis is a highly talented, hardworking, perfectionist lawyer with great success in handling court cases at all judicial levels.’

‘Following the general culture of the firm, all partners and associates seem to have the same qualities and characteristics: they are responsive, efficient and they really try to find a solution, not just describe the problem.’

‘A high degree of reliability and the ability to understand client’s needs and have a practical impact.’

‘Panagiotis Kakaletris has an excellent understanding of the client’s needs and the relevant topics to advise on. He is focused, efficient and structured, clear and open in his communication, trustworthy and personally very pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

BURLINGTON BOOKS

ELAIS-UNILEVER HELLAS S.A.

HELLENIC ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION NETWORK OPERTOR S.A. (HEDNO SA)

HELLENIC PETROLEUM

MINOAN LINES

MONDELEZ EUROPE SERVICES GmbH- Greek Branch

NUTRECO N.V.

OLYMPIC BREWERY (CARLSBERG GROUP)

SFAKIANAKIS S.A.

SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A.

VERNILAC SA

Work highlights

  • Represented Sfakianakis Holding SA in a highly publicised dispute with a major shareholder.
  • Defended Elais-Unilever Hellas S.A. against claims brought by former distributors.
  • Represented Olympic Brewery SA before the Hellenic Competition Commission and the relevant administrative courts in a case concerning abuse of dominant position.

KLC Law Firm

Described by clients as ‘the go-to firm in Athens‘, KLC Law Firm has a strong reputation when it comes to domestic commercial and civil litigation; the team’s expertise also extends to high-profile arbitration, including both domestic and cross-border proceedings. In addition, the practice assists clients with pre-trial advice and associated risk assessment and out-of-court settlements. Recent highlights include its representation of Adidas Hellas in proceedings relating to the termination of a commercial agreement. The practice is jointly led by Aristides Chiotellis, managing partner and ‘impressive litigator‘ Panagiotis Tzioumas, Vassilis Voutsakis, Alexandros Tsirigos and Theodore Loukopoulos.

Practice head(s):

Aristides Chiotellis; Panagiotis Tzioumas; Vassilis Voutsakis; Alexandros Tsirigos; Theodoros Loukopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Katerina Koutifari; Xanthi Gousta; Vasia Loukopoulou; John-Alexandros Farhount

Testimonials

‘A full-service law firm with great response times, great expertise, in-depth knowledge of the client’s needs and reasonable billing practices. They always keep in touch.’

‘Panagiotis Tzioumas is a highly qualified legal professional and an exceptional people manager; he is client focused, always responsive and hands-on, and gives excellent strategic advice where required. Katerina Koutifari is a highly skilled professional and an experienced court lawyer, who is detail oriented, an expert in commercial and real estate disputes, and always supportive and responsive.’

‘KLC Law Firm has a dedicated and well-integrated team in the dispute resolution practice, who work very well together with other sector-specific practices of the firm.’

‘Their expertise, knowledge, efficacy and professionalism make them a standout in the Greek dispute resolution market. KLC Law Firm is more than a legal adviser to our company.’

‘Aristides Chiotellis has a particular ability to propose feasible solutions to the most complicated problems in various areas of law, on top of his unparalleled technical knowledge and expertise in civil and commercial law matters.’

‘Vassilis Voutsakis is a remarkably acute and experienced administrative law counsel and litigator and has extensive experience and knowledge of Greek administrative law and practices.’

‘The go-to firm in Athens. They are highly professional and very experienced.’

‘Panagiotis Tzioumas is one of the most impressive litigators I have come across in Greece. He works hard and is very dedicated, always knowledgeable about the file and quick on his feet.’

Key clients

THYSSENKRUPP GROUP

HELLENIC SHIPYARDS S.A.

ADIDAS HELLAS S.A.

GENERAL NATIONAL MARITIME AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

HALIVOURGIKI S.A.

HELLENIC GAMING COMMISSION

VIVARTIA GROUP

PAPAGIANNIS FAMILY

ΤΟΒΙΙ GROUP

Work highlights

  • Acted for entities of ThyssenKrupp Group in a €6bn ICC arbitration relating to the submarine procurement programme of the Hellenic Navy.
  • Acted for Halivourgiki SA in a high-profile ICC arbitration against PPC SA arising from a joint venture and shareholders’ agreement for the development of a power plant in Greece.
  • Acted for Adidas Hellas SA in proceedings for the recovery of outstanding trade receivables in excess of €40m owed by its former master retail franchisee and its beneficial owners.

Koutalidis Law Firm

Led by Gregory Logothetis, the ‘prestigious and reliable‘ dispute resolution team at Koutalidis Law Firm has experience in an array of high-value and complex arbitration, adjudication, litigation and mediation proceedings, with recent examples including its representation of Aegean Motorway in a dispute over the issuance of an operation permit for the largest motorway tunnels in the Balkans region. In addition, the team handles pre-litigation strategy assistance, settlement negotiations, and the enforcement of foreign awards and decisions. The sizeable team includes senior associate Manolis KasotakisEvangelos Courakis, Ioannis Kaptanis and renowned tax expert George Naskaris.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Logothetis

Other key lawyers:

Ioannis Kaptanis; George Naskaris; Evangelos Courakis; Manolis Kasotakis; Athina Xinopoulou

Testimonials

‘Gregory Logothetis is a widely recognised authority, with outstanding legal knowledge and a phenomenal work ethic. I would recommend him unreservedly.’

‘Koutalidis  is one of the most prestigious and reliable firms in Greece.’

‘Ioannis Kaptanis is an excellent lawyer who is deeply knowledgeable and methodical. He is tireless and demonstrates a calm approach which is essential in handling disputes and resolving problems. I feel great confidence relying on Gregory Logothetis and Ioannis Kaptanis. They have never failed to deliver the best results, no matter how demanding the case at hand.’

‘I have been working with the team for quite a long time and I always get the best from them. They are very dedicated to the client, ready to work tirelessly and provide top-quality advice even when the timelines are tight. Their longtime experience and knowledge in both arbitration and litigation, combined with a profound understanding of the market, make them think proactively and understand the whole spectrum of a dispute.’

‘Gregory Logothetis is a lawyer you can definitely rely upon. He possesses impressive experience and knowledge in litigation and arbitration and he is able to deliver under any circumstances, working around the clock. He misses no aspect or possible argument of the case.’

‘The dispute resolution practice of Koutalidis is distinguished because of its excellence, achievements and quality of people.’

‘Commitment, personal engagement, academic excellence and experience.’

‘Gregory Logothetis knows the market and the law very well. Manolis Kasotakis is a standout associate – very bright, solution-orientated and extremely pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

Fraport Greece

Aegean Motorway S.A.

Athens Concert Hall

Adidas Hellas

Alimos Marina

Kekrops S.A.

ANEK S.A.

Vodafone

Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF)

Aegean Airlines S.A.

Genesis Pharma

Crete Golf S.A.

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund S.A. (HRADF)

Intrasoft International S.A.

Deutsche Bank AG

HSBC

National Bank of Greece

Alpha Bank

John Vardinoyiannis

China Three Gorges

ELTA S.A. (Hellenic Post)

Proteus Equity Holdings Ltd

Matrix Pack UK Ltd

Prime Equity S.A. Ltd

SEA STAR CAPITAL PLC

Work highlights

  • Represented the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund S.A. in LCIA arbitration against Emma Delta Hellenic Holdings Limited and Emma Delta Limited involving a share purchase agreement amounting to €70m.
  • Represented Fraport Greece in arbitration proceedings against the Greek state regarding the implementation of a concession agreement, involving a stake of €177.8m.
  • Represented Aegean Motorway S.A. in ICC arbitration against the Greek state relating to the issuance of an operation permit for the two biggest tunnels in the Balkans.

Lambadarios Law Firm

The sizeable team at Lambadarios Law Firm is led by managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios, Ioannis Filiotis, Prokopis Dimitriadis, Harry Karampelis, George Panopoulos and Chara Daouti. It has ‘outstanding expertise‘ in representing clients before both the regulatory authorities and courts; its experience is evidenced by its recent representation of Heron in civil proceedings pertaining to delayed payments, accumulating interest and funds due. The team has an additional focus on criminal proceedings, having handled a variety of high-value cases. Industries of particular strength include infrastructure, IT and gaming. Another individual to note is John Filiotis.

Practice head(s):

Constantinos Lambadarios; Ioannis Filiotis; Prokopis Dimitriadis; Harry Karampelis; George Panopoulos; Chara Daouti

Other key lawyers:

Natalia Kalatzi; Maria Vlachou; Theodoros Papadatos

Testimonials

‘The team’s strength is in its diversity, as it includes knowledgeable senior team members, who bring their vast expertise in procedural issues to the table, as well as younger members, who provide their fresher point of view and knowledge of the subject matter of cases.’

‘Chara Daouti is very attentive to details and has a deep understanding of the issues at stake. John Filiotis has exceptional expertise and sensitivity as to what arguments to present and how before a Greek court. Harry Karampelis is super-precise, attentive and accurate in developing defence strategies.’

‘Lambadarios Law Firm’s team has proven itself as a highly respected leader in litigation and dispute resolution in Greece. They have represented us in complex cases at all levels of the civil courts, including the Supreme Court. They have outstanding expertise, working closely with me and my team, ensuring that their strategy in our disputes is always updated according to our specific business. They possess strong technical knowledge and skilful advocacy. They work very diligently, focusing on the most important issues and points of law.’

‘I work very closely with George Panopoulos, who is a very skilled litigator. He provides us with extremely well-structured, practical advice that helps us to resolve important disputes. He is very diligent, hardworking, always punctual and efficient.’

‘They know our industry and the arbitration market very well. In a very complex business and regulatory environment with diverging trends and interests, they were able to bring clarity of purpose and elevated to prominence the key factors that we, the client, had to focus on.’

‘They have a collaborative attitude with all sides; this means they are listened to by the other side of the dispute. They keep a balanced view and convey the requirements of all sides well, keeping a good balance of what is fair to give and what is fair to take. They are available for consultation at short notice, and they have a good situational awareness and an excellent commercial perspective that is ultimately supported by their legal capabilities.’

‘In a particularly complex and demanding case, Lambadarios Law Firm put together a high-quality team and was able to present our case effectively, leading to a ruling in our favour.’

‘We worked with Constantinos Lambadarios, George Panopoulos and Prokopis Dimitriadis. All of them had great experience and were very professional, innovative and creative. In addition, the team demonstrated a notable capacity to plan strategically, and to be proactive, flexible and responsive to our business requirements and internal processes. They worked closely with our business team and planned our litigation strategy carefully.’

Key clients

Goodyear

Google

Public Power Corporation (PPC)

Volterra S.A.

Piraeus Bank NoHeron S.A.

Valartis Group

Linde

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

OPAP S.A.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Piraeus Bank in an ICC arbitration against the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund.
  • Represented Google successfully in a Court of Appeal case against a prominent online publication house concerning malicious software.
  • Represented Google successfully in a trade mark infringement hearing before the Court of Appeal against an online pharmacy.

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm has significant experience in representing both companies and high-level executives in corporate fraud, financial crime and civil litigation proceedings. Clients include both domestic and international players such as British American Tobacco, Ryanair and Warner Bros Entertainment. Managing partner Kriton Metaxopoulos has a strong reputation for litigation and arbitration, and is best known for handling white-collar crime cases. He co-heads the practice with Irini Daroussou, who specialises in IP litigation.

Practice head(s):

Kriton Metaxopoulos; Irini Daroussou

Other key lawyers:

Elena Nikolarea; Marilena Nikolaraki

Testimonials

‘The team provides high-quality, boutique services. The team is very dedicated and focused on the client, showing great professionalism and commitment. The client feels unique since there is the feeling of exclusiveness due to the impressive responsiveness of the team and high-quality, custom-made deliverables.’

‘A very well-organised team with great collaboration between the team members, who examine a case from every angle and see it as a whole, even if expertise in different areas is required. Very fair billing for the high-end services offered.’

‘The individuals stand out because of the combination of their legal expertise and business mindset, which makes them capable of seeing the big picture and not segments of it. Kriton Metaxopoulos is exceptional in strategic thinking and leading his team – he is a top commercial litigator.’

‘Kriton Metaxopoulos is very responsive and able. He is an experienced litigator with a no-nonsense approach, who is very well versed in IP law and the practice and procedure of the Greek courts.’

Key clients

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO

PSYCHOGIOS PUBLICATIONS

FROMAGERIES BEL HELLAS

CHANIA HOSPITAL

BEL S.A. AND FROMAGERIES BEL HELLAS

FROMAGERIES BEL HELLAS

ASTIR PALACE VOULIAGMENI

RYANAIR DAC

FOCUS BARI S.A.

REUTERS NEWS & MEDIA LIMITED

Work highlights

  • Represented British American Tobacco in a patent dispute with another major multinational cigarette and tobacco company.
  • Advising Ryanair DAC on a regular basis on matters related to aviation law, including cases of individuals and passengers taking legal measures against Ryanair as a result of flight cancellations and the rerouting of flights.
  • Represented the owner of one of the most famous luxury hotels in Greece, Astir Palace in Vouliagmeni, in judicial and extrajudicial disputes with an international logistics company regarding logistics, storage and transport contracts valued at close to €3m.

AKL Law Firm

AKL Law Firm is well equipped to handle high-value and complex litigation, including cross-border mandates; its expertise is evidenced by its recent representation of Burberry UK in relation to an injunction and request for interim measures filed by Greek distributor Aromca. The team has also handled disputes involving jurisdictions such as Finland, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Israel. Clients include significant local companies and financial institutions, among them Eurobank and LAMDA Olympia Village. Managing partner Constantine Alexiou is also experienced in arbitration, and recently represented a consortium of the Greek systemic banks in arbitration proceedings against the Greek Public Properties Company (ETAD). He co-heads the practice with Sotiris Foteas, who has experience in civil and commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Constantine Alexiou; Sotiris Foteas

Other key lawyers:

Eleftheria Vassila; Vicky Zarakioti; Konstantia Natsiou

Key clients

LAMDA GROUP

LAMDA DEVELOPMENT S.A.

LAMDA OLYMPIA VILLAGE (LOV) S.A.

LAMDA DOMI S.A.PYLAIA S.A.

EUROBANK S.A.

ENET S.A.

TRITON LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented a consortium of Greek banks in the context of the judicial protection sought in the framework of a syndicated bond loan granted to one of the most prestigious groups in the hospitality sector, ETAD.
  • Advised Burberry Limited UK on an injunction and a request for interim measures filed by Greek distributor Aromca S.A.
  • Advised LAMDA DOMI on a lawsuit filed by the Hellenic Olympic Committee regarding the use of the Olympic International Broadcasting Centre.

BallasPelecanos Law

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC provides 'full coverage' across a wide range of litigation. The team has sound experience in IP disputes, encompassing patent and trade mark infringement cases and anti-counterfeiting litigation. Additional offerings include contentious competition and administrative cases, employment disputes and white-collar crime cases. Gregory Pelecanos, who has notable expertise in competition litigation as well as distribution and agency matters, co-heads the practice with managing and senior partner George Ballas. Employment litigation specialist Grace Katsoulis was promoted to partner in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Pelecanos; George Ballas

Other key lawyers:

Grace Katsoulis; George Moukas; Anthony Mavrides; Dimitrios Giannimaras; Alexander Rammos

Testimonials

‘Massively strong in international arbitration, litigation and criminal matters. I find them to be extraordinarily collaborative and creative in their problem solving.’

‘Gregory Pelecanos is one of the most prepared lawyers I have ever worked with. Over the span of more than 18 years, he has succeeded in solving many diverse client issues and done so in a way that has had a lasting positive impact for the client. He is one of the best cross-examiners that I’ve ever known.’

‘The team of litigators provide full coverage of our needs from competition, distribution and product liability to advertising, libel and slander, and employment.’

‘Their response time is immediate and does not sacrifice quality for speed.’

‘Grace Katsoulis is dedicated and always available.’

Key clients

Mercedes Benz Hellas S.A.

SLHRE NEWCO 2 S.R.L.

Amer Sports Export GmbH

S. Manzaropoulos SA.

FKG Dentaire SA

Toyota Materials Handling SA

Ford Motor Hellas S.A.

Volvo Car Hellas SA

De’ Longhi SPA

Teva Europe Pharmaceuticals

Pharmathen SA

Beiersdorf AG

Landis+Gyr A.G.

Europ Assistance SA (Greek Branch)

Delta Airlines

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Mercedes Benz Hellas in proceedings before the Administrative Supreme Court of Greece pertaining to the €84.5m fine imposed by the Independent Authority for Public Revenue.
  • Acted for Ford Motor Hellas in the management of its portfolio of product liability claims.
  • Acted for Pharmathen in two patent cancellation actions pertaining to dimethyl fumarate API in the Supreme Administrative Court of Greece.

Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners

Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners handles an array of arbitration and litigation for both domestic and international clients, acting in cases involving jurisdictions such as France, Germany and the UK. The team places a particular emphasis on disputes relating to infrastructure and construction projects, the protection of investments, and oil and gas, energy, insurance, and agency and distribution issues. Managing partner Ioannis Vassardanis co-heads the team, and stands out for his expertise in disputes concerning bilateral investment treaties. Practice co-head Eleni Tsakri has experience in cases relating to civil, commercial and private insurance law.

Practice head(s):

Ioannis Vassardanis; Eleni Tsakri

Other key lawyers:

Giouli Katsarou

Testimonials

‘Ioannis Vassardanis is an excellent lawyer with a true international background. He speaks several languages, and is dedicated and efficient, as well as a very good strategist.’

‘I have worked with a number of firms based in Greece and find Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners the most approachable and user-friendly firm.’

‘A very energetic and hardworking team in international litigation and arbitration. Great knowledge of the law and tactical sense.’

‘Ioannis Vassardanis is extremely knowledgeable about the law and thoughtful about strategy. Eleni Tskari has great knowledge of legal issues and manages cases thoughtfully, with a strong tactical approach.’

Key clients

ASEA BROWN BOVERI S.A.

ABB POWER GRIDS S.A.

AVAX S.A.

Work highlights

  • Represented Avax S.A. in a longstanding dispute arising out of the performance of a sub-contract with Tecnimont for the execution of a portion of the construction works, services and supplies for a 176,000 tons-per-year polypropylene plant in Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Assisting Avax S.A. with the initiation of an ICSID arbitration against the Lebanese state over various acts and omissions preventing the implementation of a significant energy project.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm has a sizeable dispute resolution team, allowing it to advise a wide range of Greek and international clients, including listed companies, banking institutions, and pharmaceutical and tobacco companies, as well as high-net-worth individuals. Its services are supported by external qualified accounting and IT experts, providing advisory, audit and investigation services, which particularly assists in the pre-trial phase. Managing partner John Kyriakides predominantly handles commercial and civil disputes before the Greek courts. He co-heads the practice with Vicky Kriketou, who focuses on product liability, breach of obligations and competition cases. Senior partner of counsel Anthony Hadjioannou is also noted.

Practice head(s):

John Kyriakides; Vicky Kriketou

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Hadjioannou; Apostolos Kourtis; Niki Orfanidou; Katerina Pipertzi; John Broupis

Testimonials

‘A very complete team in all areas of practice. All of them have very good command of languages and excellent access to international data if need be. The team works well together and provides the customer with a smooth experience.’

‘We have worked mostly with John Kyriakides, Anthony Hadjioannou and their associates. Both have provided outstanding services. John has an encompassing vision and the ability to bridge issues; he follows through on each aspect of an ongoing file and surpasses due diligence. He has a capacity to think outside the box that provides solutions without risks.’

‘Anthony Hadjioannou is an outstanding litigation lawyer, extremely thorough and knowledgeable with a perfect command of the English language. His longtime experience made us feel comfortable in a long and difficult case.’

‘KG LAW FIRM is an exceptional legal company that has helped us with all our legal disputes in a very positive way. Its lawyers always give us a clear view and propose the next legal steps in order for our company to reach the best possible outcome whenever a legal dispute takes place.’

‘John Kyriakides is usually the lawyer from KG LAW FIRM that we cooperate with. He has really helped our company whenever it was needed by giving us an accurate legal opinion that has always proved correct.’

Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law

Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law assists its clients with a vast range of matters, including providing representation in disputes relating to banking and securities agreements, shareholders' agreements, consumer law and product liability, corporate obligations and capital markets regulatory compliance, appearing before both the civil and administrative courts. Its standout expertise is evidenced through its recent representation of the Mytilineos Group in a bilateral investment treaty dispute, originating from Serbia, under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Managing partner Nicholas Moussas has a strong track record in energy-related disputes; he co-heads the practice with Vassilios Moussas, whose focus lies on civil and commercial law disputes.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Moussas; Vassilios Moussas

Other key lawyers:

Maria Malikouti; Charalampos Kondis; Georgios Pezodromos; Konstantina Theodosaki; Christina Grigoriadou; Georgia Patsoudi

Testimonials

‘Excellent client focus. Always present out-of-the-box solutions that allow the client to overcome obstacles in a very pragmatic, efficient and effective manner.’

‘Nikos Moussas is always accessible and responsive; he is a very experienced litigator who always provides solution-oriented advice.’

‘This commercially minded team provides excellent and on-point advice on Greek law and is always there for us, often under very tight timeframes. They also provide solid guidance and options regarding going to court or not going to court. They stand their ground and are very strong.’

‘Nicholas Moussas is my closest contact. He has skills and expertise of the highest level; his wide-ranging contentious and non-contentious experience enables him to grasp the core of every matter swiftly and provide effective solutions.’

‘Vassilios Moussas is extremely diligent, responsible, very proactive and is on top of every issue and case no matter the complexity. Maria Malikouti offers continuously excellent advice based on a real ability to read clients’ expectations and each case.’

‘Georgios Pezodromos is a very experienced litigator and provides practical and creative advice. Georgia Patsoudi is very driven, works efficiently and swiftly understands the people of all our departments and their needs. Konstantina Theodosaki is very precise and focused.’

‘Moussas & Partners team have a professionalism and consistency that bring concrete results.’

‘The law firm’s staff demonstrates consistently high-quality performance. The firm constantly strives to offer the best advice, combining legal expertise with business sense.’

Key clients

VOLKSWAGEN AG

AUDI AG

SEAT SA

ELECNOR SA

KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY

HELLENIC HALYVOURGIA SA

Municipality of Spetses Island

MYTILINEOS HOLDINGS SA

HUGO BOSS AG

FRONTSTAGE SA

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Volkswagen W AG, Audi AG and Seat SA in numerous cases brought by Greek vehicle owners before the Greek courts, claiming damages on the basis of violation of consumer protection legislation and European regulations and standards.
  • Successfully represented a consortium comprised of Greek company Mytilineos and Spanish company Elecnor SA before the Council of State with respect to a tendering procedure of €67m for the installation of an electrification system in a new double-track railway line in the Peloponnese.
  • Successfully represented the Municipality of a Greek island before the Council of the State in a high-value litigation relating to a public tender involving the commission and installation of remote-control equipment for the supervision and operation of the water supply system on the island.

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm

The sound practice at Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is led by managing partner Nikos Nikolinakos, Alexis Spyropoulos  and Dina Kouvelou. It is trusted with highly complex disputes from significant international and domestic clients, including Vodaphone, Airbnb, Facebook, Lamda Hellix and Volton Hellenic Energy. The team's expertise extends into an array of disputes, including TMT, data protection, competition and IP litigation. It frequently represents clients before the civil and administrative courts and national regulatory authorities.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Alexis Spyropoulos; Dina Kouvelou

Other key lawyers:

Evi Provida; Dimitra Mantouvalou; Foteini Aggeli; Sonia Papakonstantinou

Testimonials

‘This is a formidable dispute resolution practice, a go-to firm for antitrust, technology-related, data privacy and cybersecurity litigation. It is detail-oriented and provides excellent strategic advice. It is outstanding in terms of knowledge, response times, and expertise. I appreciate the team’s expert advice and creative solutions, involvement, and commitment.’

‘They are considered as the absolute specialists in litigation related to technology, telecoms, data protection, cybersecurity, and administrative law matters. This is verified and supported by their partners’ sectoral expertise, which is unique and impressive.’

‘Alexis Spyropoulos stands out for his strategically aware advice and excellent technical legal skills. He is efficient, pragmatic and solution-driven. He is vastly experienced, representing clients in the administrative and civil courts and before the regulatory authorities. He is always exceptionally well prepared and with a calm demeanour.’

‘Dina Kouvelou is sharp and analytical and stands out for her strategic vision and experience. She is technically strong and shows excellent attention to detail. Work quality and efficiency are exceptional. She inspires confidence and achieves positive outcomes. She focuses on data protection, technology, telecoms and antitrust work.’

‘This is a litigation powerhouse, the ultimate one-stop shop for regulated industries. It is formidable and extremely effective. It provides client-friendly services and unique creativity in complex litigation. The firm’s reputation in technology-related dispute resolution is unmatched. This is a committed and creative team of litigators, with particularly strong expertise in the telecoms, technology, antitrust, data protection and cybersecurity areas.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is a top-class counsel for telecoms, technology and antitrust litigation. He has superb litigation skills before the Competition Commission, regulatory authorities and courts. He is an excellent strategist, detail-oriented, and strong in technical legal analysis.’

‘To begin with, they are the absolute leaders in technology-related and competition litigation in Greece. It is an impressive dispute resolution practice, providing litigation services of a high quality. It is a high-calibre and creative team, which is particularly strong in technology, telecoms, antitrust, energy and administrative law.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is strongly recommended for handling cybersecurity cases. Dina Kouvelou is a formidable litigator and excellent strategist.’

Papapolitis & Papapolitis

The practice at Papapolitis & Papapolitis is well equipped to handle complex disputes in Greece; the team hast vast experience in commercial, civil and administrative litigation. Its expertise extends into the handling of arbitration, mediation and enforcement proceedings relating to financial defaults and debt recovery, and disputes arising from insolvency, construction contracts and regulatory compliance issues. It assists renowned clients from a range of industries such as Amazon, LAMDA Development and Invel Real Estate Partners. John Papapolitis and George Gravias lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

John Papapolitis; George Gravias

Other key lawyers:

Panayiotis Papageorgiou; Nefeli Chaikali; Elia Kotsoni

Testimonials

‘A very well-organised team that covers all aspects of the litigation process.’

‘Georgios Gravias is a very talented litigator with deep knowledge of the law and is well organised when it comes to legal strategy. Nikolas Papapolitis is also a very smart strategist in the context of the litigation process.’

‘Provision of analytical and comprehensive advice with an emphasis on detail. Exceptional presentation skills enabling the client to fully understand all legal issues and the associated commercial parameters.’

‘Excellent alignment with the client’s processes and culture. Efficient internal operational scheme supported by state-of-the-art technology, providing smooth communication with clients.’

‘High-calibre ability to respond to changing market conditions by keeping pace with international and national developments in every aspect, not only in terms of up-to-date knowledge but also in terms of enrolling the appropriate professionals to respond to associated challenges. Exceptional skills in strategic planning accompanied by top-quality advice on associated legal issues.’

‘Nikolas Papapolitis is a prominent legal counsel with impressive experience and knowledge of the commercial and financial sector at an international level. He is impressive in perceiving and dealing with complex issues of a transnational nature. He is dynamic and exhibits an organisational and analytical spirit, while making it easy to build trust with the client.’

‘George Gravias is an experienced, sharp, highly skilled and efficient litigator with extraordinary analytical and presentation skills. He has an in-depth knowledge of the corporate litigation field with a strong ability to perceive the business and financial aspects of a case. At the same time, his strong alternative dispute resolution background and his negotiations skills offer an advantage for any amicable approach or solution to a dispute.’ 

Key clients

Lamda Development S.A.

Intralot Group

Intracom Holdings S.A.

Philips Hellas S.A.

Depa S.A.

Invel Real Estate Partners

OTE Group

Amazon

Aromca S.A.

Pylaia S.A.

Pyramis S.A.

Politis & Partners

Politis & Partners represents clients in a range of disputes, spanning the pharmaceuticals, medical devices, energy and commerce sectors in particular. Its strong client base includes Abbott Laboratories, Bausch Health and the European Commission, and it recently represented SPI Energy in an international commercial arbitration with a value of €54m, with parallel proceedings in Malta. Banking litigation is an additional strength, with the team previously representing Eurobank and Hellenic Bank. The practice is led by managing partner Vangelis Politis, Angeliki Saratsi, Olga Lytra, Emmanouil Savoidakis and Nikolaos Anastopoulos.

Practice head(s):

Vangelis Politis; Angeliki Saratsi; Nikos Anastopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Emmanouil Savoidakis; Zoi Velaeti; Dimitrios Theodoropoulos

Testimonials

‘Politis & Partners Law Firm is truly professional and delivers excellent results. I really appreciated the prompt communication and the remarkable care for covering all aspects of a case. It is impressive that you can really rely on this law firm regardless of the specific partner or associate that will communicate with you; they ensure a uniform high-quality service.’

‘Evangelos Politis stands out for his knowledge go the law, both Greek and European. Needless to say, he is an excellent communicator; he pays particular attention to every detail.’

‘Olga Lytra is an excellent lawyer who delivered excellent results and paid particular attention to the content of her briefs. Emmanouil Savvoidakis is equally excellent when it comes to substance and legal knowledge and he is also appreciated for his prompt communication.’

‘The team’s primary focus is on providing highly sophisticated corporate and commercial legal advice, making sure that the case is won for their client long before reaching the court. Nevertheless, they have repeatedly proven that they can successfully handle complex commercial litigation both in Greece and abroad.’

‘They have exceeded my expectations over the course of time and I am looking forward to cooperating with them for the years ahead.’

‘Vangelis Politis has remarkably broad experience in project finance and corporate law, as well as a deep knowledge and understanding of the renewables industry. He is also a very efficient litigator and his advice is always to the point. He has selected an agile and solid team.’

‘Emmanouil Savoidakis has integrity and passion that are pivotal to a good working relationship. His calm, clear advice and support in a wide range of legal matters are highly appreciated.’

‘Nikos Anastopoulos is friendly and provides excellent legal advice. He is always hugely committed to offering exquisite legal services and he is willing to go the extra mile for the clients.’

Key clients

European Commission

Bausch Health Hellas S.A.

Abbott Laboratories Hellas S.A.

Sun Chemical Publications Hellas S.A.

Eurobank S.A.

SPI Energy Co. Ltd (SPI)

Work highlights

  • Representing SPI Energy Inc. in a cross-border claim exceeding €54m against a Chinese state-owned enterprise.
  • Represented the European Commission in litigation cases against beneficiaries of European framework subsidy programmes.
  • Advised Bausch Health Hellas S.A. on a number of arbitration and litigation proceedings with former distributors, suppliers and employees.

POTAMITISVEKRIS

POTAMITISVEKRIS has broad expertise in litigation, with particular attention paid to commercial, insolvency, financial crime, IP, employment and administrative matters. The firm has a sizeable team with an array of experience, attracting both domestic and international clients. Konstantinos Papadiamantis and Alexandros Kortesis head the practice. Further mention is given to associate Fay Karkantzou, for her assistance in representing AstraZeneca in litigation proceedings against the Greek State. Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and associates Maria Ferfeli and Theodora Souma are other notable individuals.

Practice head(s):

Konstantinos Papadiamantis; Alexandros Kortesis

Other key lawyers:

Maria Ferfeli; Theodora Souma; Catherine Androulaki; Fay Karkantzou; Olga Bezantakou

Testimonials

‘Very focused and efficient. Great handling of complex legal issues.’

‘Konstatinos Papadiamantis is a great legal mind and very experienced. Theodora Souma is hardworking and up and coming.’

‘The senior individuals that I worked with have an ability to combine solid knowledge of the law with an understanding of business matters. This made then extremely valuable in the specific case in which we worked with them.’

‘The team is well staffed, perfectly organised and very efficient.’

‘Konstantinos Papadiamantis is one of the most prominent litigators in Greece. He has excellent knowledge of the market, excellent expertise and has handled numerous significant and difficult cases.’

‘There is very good collaboration and knowledge of the case the team is handling. There is also a very good sense of hierarchy, regardless of the capacity of knowledge of each individual. The overall structure of the PotamitisVekris firm is very efficient.’

‘Experienced legal professionals, with excellent response times, around-the-clock availability, reasonable charges compared to quality of work, loyalty to clients and utter respect to conflicts for competing customers. Excellent understanding of business and solution oriented.’

‘Attention to detail, first class handling of cases, flexibility on the appropriate approach, clear position, realistic view.’

Key clients

PIRAEUS BANK

ALPHA BANK

Burford Capital

PwC

Intrum Hellas SA

Petros Frangogiannis

Deca Investments

MOTOR OIL HELLAS SA

PAK GROUP B.V.

Unison SA (formerly ISS Facility Services SA)

BANK OF CYPRUS LTD

EUROBULK LTD (member of the Euroseas corporate group)

EUROBANK SA

YULCHON LLC

AGET HERACLES

KLC III HELLAS SA

Angelini

NOTOS COM HOLDING

PQH S.A.

PROCTER & GAMBLE

Medtronic

Gregory’s Micromeals S.A.

Vivisol Hellas SA

Mediprime S.A.

CSL BEHRING HELLAS

AstraZeneca S.A.

NEA ODOS

PRAKTIKER HELLAS SA

IASO AE

Farallon Capital

FAIS GROUP

IREON INVESTMENTS LTD

SFS AEDADP

ANTENNA TV SA

Hellenic Capital Market Commission

Folli Follie (under court appointed directorship)

WIND HELAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SA

VITABIOTICS LIMITED

Work highlights

  • Represented Antenna TV SA in DIS arbitration proceedings regarding alleged compensation rights arising from a phantom shares bonus scheme.
  • Represented Intrum Hellas SA in relation to recovery, cross-border enforcement and asset discovery processes regarding NPLs.
  • Represented AstraZeneca SA in seeking the annulment of an imposed clawback for 2019 in a case against the Minister of Health before the Council of State.

Rokas Law Firm

Rokas Law Firm is best known for its sound expertise in insurance litigation and arbitration, evidenced by its recent representation of Generali Hellas before the Supreme Administrative Court in two disputes with the Greek State concerning damages caused to private properties. The practice’s services have broadened to include manufacturing and energy-related disputes, acting for clients such as ELVE and the Public Power Corporation. The sizeable team is led by Christos Theodorou and Antonios Tsavdaridis.

Practice head(s):

Christos Theodorou; Antonios Tsavdaridis

Other key lawyers:

Alexis Foskinis; Nick Boutsikos; Seraina Karouti

Key clients

Generali Hellas SA

ACS S.A.

Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) Hellas

Auxiliary Fund

Motor Insurers’ Fund (MIF) Cyprus

AXA Insurance S.A.

Public Power Gas Corporation (DEPA)

Lloyd’s of London

QBE

ELVE S.A.

Work highlights

  • Representing Generali in a recovery claim against the Greek State on issues of state liability, which is being litigated before the Supreme Administrative Court.
  • Represented ELVE in a landmark litigation on whether the failure of the insured to take precautionary measures amounted to gross negligence, relieving the insurer.
  • Represented the former CEO of a hotel resort in a landmark litigation on corporate officers’ liability.

Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm

Saplegal – A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm is experienced in judicial processes and well versed in handling disputes across an array of industries, including shipping, manufacturing and aquaculture. Significant highlights include its successful representation of medical care client Euroclinic of Athens in malpractice litigation and commercial disputes. Alexander Dovles specialises in domestic and international commercial litigation. He co-heads the practice with Elena Kossena; her expertise lies in cross-border and domestic litigation, with specific focus on business, financial and shipping disputes.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Dovles; Elena Kossena

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Papadimitriou; Pavlina Galati; Georgios Anastasopoulos

Testimonials

‘Our experience with the entire team at Saplegal has always been professional and efficient. They are hardworking, commercial, flexible and efficient.’

‘Elena Kossena is a strong, smart and practical lawyer. Very efficient, with a great commercial sense and unique skills. Very responsive, time efficient and great at completing tasks in the best way possible in a time-efficient way.’

‘This practice is highly organised, very business oriented and highly diverse in its areas of expertise, thus making it an excellent option for clients with multi-dimensional needs.’

‘The individuals that we have worked with have excellent knowledge of their respective fields, extensive market knowledge and a can-do attitude that we have highly appreciated.’

‘The whole team is very efficient, proactive and has a great eye for detail. The advice is always accurate and to the point, due to their in-depth knowledge and vast experience. Additionally, they are always on time, and use a friendly way of explaining the law and regulations to us.’

‘We have been co-operating with Elena Kossena for many years. She has great expertise in complex cross-border disputes. She is highly responsive and provides sound and pragmatic advice.’

‘The teams is highly regarded for its responsiveness, sound advice and personal contact with the client. Each case – regardless of its value – is handled or closely monitored by a partner who is also in contact with the client.’

‘Elena Kossena’s responsiveness, pragmatic approach and business-oriented advice make her a valuable partner to our business.’

Key clients

Grecotel Group

Alexander S. Onassis Foundation

George Economou

Interunity Management Corporation

Olympia Group

V. Theoharakis Group of Companies

Rivulis- Eurodrip S.A.

Kefalogiannis Family

Pentheroudakis Family

Mitsis Hotel Group

Euroclinic of Athens SA

Koruihracat Ltd

Andromeda Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Teoren S.A. in a variety of contentious matters, including disputes relating to car dealerships, labour law cases and trade mark disputes.
  • Successfully represented Euroclinic of Athens in numerous disputes including malpractice cases and commercial claims.
  • Acted for an individual in proceedings relating to assets in Greece which allegedly belonged to his former partner, in a $113m claim.

Sarantitis

The practice at Sarantitis regularly oversees an extensive range of litigation, including civil, commercial, employment, real estate, banking and criminal cases. It represents clients before courts of all instances, advising both domestic and international players such as HSBC Private Bank and the Special Administrator of the Hellenic Shipyards. Theodora Monochartzis leads the practice, supporting the team with her experience in banking and civil litigation. Other notable individuals include Gregory Vlachos and Dionysis Kazaglis.

Practice head(s):

Theodora Monochartzis

Other key lawyers:

Alexandros Metaxas; Maria Papamichalopoulou; Terina Raptis; Gregory Vlachos; Antonis Katsigiannis; Leonidas Panagopoulos

Key clients

ENAE (Hellenic Shipyards)

HSBC Bank plc – Greek Branch

HSBC Private Bank Suisse S.A.

Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality AG

Assicurazioni Generali

Rembrandt Insurance Company Limited

Sun Alliance Insurance Plc

Iberostar Group

Work highlights

  • Represented the Special Administrator of the Hellenic Shipyards in litigation proceedings amounting to over €250m.
  • Represented HSBC SA in claims amounting to €611,000 relating to data that was allegedly illegally provided by a former employee of the bank.
  • Represented various clients in a marine insurance-related case relating to the loss of the Alexandros T vessel, involving proceedings both in Greece and the UK.

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Employment cases are a pillar of the dispute resolution practice at Zepos & Yannopoulos, but the team is noted for the breadth of sector expertise, with specialisms in a range of areas, including agency and distribution, IP, real estate, debt collection and product liability litigation. Aside from national clients such as the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations and Palirria, it also advises multinationals such as Teleflex Medical, Travelport, Bic and Lafarge. Nikos Christoforidis heads the practice. Eleni Skoufari is another individual to note.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Christoforidis

Other key lawyers:

Eleni Skoufari; Constantine Sarantis; Olga-Maria Kyritsi

Testimonials

‘Very efficient, direct approach and high level of knowledge and expertise. All legal issues and challenges were handled very fast and gave us the impression of a well-connected team that care about their customers.’

‘We really valued the approach of the partners and their ability to explain very comprehensively the legal options and support us on deciding the best way to proceed.’

‘The team has an excellent approach to digging into the details of a case by showing empathy even in challenging situations.’

‘Nikos Christoforides and his team take a very thorough approach, explaining in simple terms the legal and factual challenges of a case.’

‘Always pleasant to talk to, clever and diverse, experienced, always happy to assist. Accomplish positive court decisions.’

‘The key strength of ZE&YA is the multi-disciplinary team of experts.’

‘Eleni Skoufari has excellent knowledge of all legal and practical aspects of a case, and she understands the client and their particular needs – her advice, communication and interaction is 100% client oriented.’

‘They are highly skilled professionals providing clear advice. Nikolaos Christoforidis is one of the most experienced partners, who provides very useful advice in order for the client to make correct decisions.’

Key clients

BANK OF CHINA

BENETTON GROUP

BIC VIOLEX HELLAS S.A.

CHIQUITA BANANA COMPANY

LAMDA HELLIX

NETAFIM

STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER (SNFCC)

TRAVELPORT

TUI GROUP

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Netafim in the Court of Appeals in a €1.5m product liability claim.
  • Represented Terumo Corporation in litigation proceedings before the Court of Appeals concerning an IP and trade mark infringement claim.
  • Successfully represented Premier Capital Limited, the developmental licencee for McDonald’s in Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Romania, in a lawsuit for compensation against former lessors of a real estate property on a Greek island.

Drakopoulos

The team at Drakopoulos represents a vast array of clients such as TUI France, Prada, Hellenic Shipyards, First Solar and Airbnb Payments UK before agencies, tribunals and courts. The team members' diverse expertise enables them to handle commercial and competition disputes, international arbitration, IP litigation and white-collar criminal defence cases. The practice is led by Sophia Ampoulidou, Michalis Kosmopoulos and Panagiotis Drakopoulos.

Practice head(s):

Sophia Ampoulidou; Michalis Kosmopoulos; Panagiotis Drakopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Panagiotis Tampoureas; Dimitra Efthimiou; Achilleas Charokopos; Bogdan Lucan

Testimonials

‘Drakopoulos offers turnkey solutions to businesses from incorporation to liquidation, always keeping in mind that what clients need is not lawyers who just know the law and advise them on what they cannot do, but rather lawyers with high-level legal skills who understand their business vision and assist them with achieving their objectives in a secure, effective and sustainable way.’

‘They provide attentive, highest-quality, personalised and accurate advice on all queries, projects and cases assigned to them by our company, managing to meet all deadlines, even the tightest ones. They have extensive expertise, great negotiation skills and strong business acumen. They are definitely value for money, with flexible fee arrangements and a cost-effective approach.’

‘I would recommend Panagiotis Drakopoulos for his deep market knowledge and business-oriented approach. When things seem to have reached an impasse, Panagiotis Drakopoulos comes with innovative, market-savvy and win-win solutions.’

‘Our experience with the dispute resolution team at Drakopoulos has been very satisfactory, as they have delivered the expected results by winning all our cases, while at the same time their fees were competitive.’

‘We have been working with Michalis Kosmopoulos and Sophia Ampoulidou. Both are very responsive, focused and knowledgable.’

‘Sophia Ampoulidou has a very results-oriented approach and always delivers.’

‘I am extremely satisfied with their team’s skills and results. In terms of billing, I find their fees very competitive.’

Key clients

HELLENIC SHIPYARDS

RAJO

TUI FRANCE

VOICEWEB

EVANGELOS TSOUMPAS

WSI REFRIGERATION

IEBA TRUST

WGB

NOBILUS ENT

DIMITRA EDUCATION & CONSULTING APOPSI CENTER OF EMPLOYMENT TRAINING

TURK TELEKOM

ITARIA

IAKOVOS SKANDALIS

FIRST SOLAR

MERCATO BLOCKCHAIN

SECURE PROPERTY AND DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT

PRADA

BOSS

LRC PRODUCTS

BLU KOUZINA

AIRBNB PAYMENTS UK

JOLLYMEX

Work highlights

  • Represented Hellenic Shipyards in €6bn ICC arbitration proceedings against the Hellenic Republic in relation to the commissioning of four new Type 214 submarines by the Hellenic Navy.
  • Successfully represented TUI France before the Court of First Instance of Athens in a case related to a hotelier agent’s claim for €3.1m in compensation and damages.
  • Represented Airbnb Payments UK in a case before the American Arbitration Association.

Fortsakis, Diakopoulos, Mylonogiannis & Associates Law Firm

Fortsakis, Diakopoulos, Mylonogiannis & Associates Law Firm handles both commercial and administrative cases, representing clients before both courts in addition to the Court of Audit. It has long-standing relationships with a wide variety of Greek and international clients, including EDA Attica, Wind Hellas, Piraeus Bank, Novartis Hellas, Merck Group, Nea Odos and Kentriki Odos. George Mylonogiannis and Nikolas Avgouleas co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

George Mylonogiannis; Nikolas Avgouleas

Other key lawyers:

Theodore Fortsakis; Petros Pantazopoulos

Testimonials

‘Excellent and dedicated team with deep knowledge of the court system and the law.’

‘Dimitris Diakopoulos is a master litigator; his grasp of the law to be applied for the specific aspects of each case is unique. Nikos Avgouleas is an awesome litigator for tax and administrative law disputes.’

‘Excellent availability and team work.’

‘The best partners ever! They know their job really well and they are always available.’

Key clients

ATRADIUS

ELBISCO

WIND HELLAS SA

EYDAP SA

CPI

HRADF

NOVARTIS HELLAS SA & NOVARTIS GROUP

MERCK HELLAS SA & MERCK GROUP

FORTHNET HELLAS

ACCIONA CONCESIONES – MYTILINEOS

PIRAEUS BANK

MYTILINEOS – XANTHAKIS

DEPA COMMERCIAL

Work highlights

  • Represented a consortium of companies before the Greek Council of State, including an international leader in digital identity and security solutions, in the tender for the Hellenic Police Headquarters’ eID.
  • Represented the Greek branch of international trade insurance company Atradius Crédito y Caución S.A. de Seguros y Reaseguros in litigation.
  • Advised Elbisco S.A. in legal matters concerning the acquisition and preservation of ownership of Greek and EU trade marks, as well as representing the client in court during related hearings.

Karatzas & Partners

The team at Karatzas & Partners handles an array of significant litigation and arbitration cases. The team has integrated its disputes and transactional practices to take a comprehensive approach to the provision of services, facilitating its niche experience in private banking law and enforcement cases. Georgios Minoudis and Vassiliki Salaka head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Georgios Minoudis; Vassiliki Salaka

Other key lawyers:

Alexandros Metallinos; Christina Faitakis; Sofia Mavridou

Testimonials

‘This legal team offers a significantly high level of service in terms of response time, business acumen and industry knowledge, appropriateness of advice, strength-in-depth and value for money.’

‘Alexander Metallinos and George Minoudis are excellent legal advisers with numerous strengths and qualities such as correct judgement, analytical skills, creativity, perseverance and commitment.’

‘Karatzas & Partners have a unique approach and helped us avoid unnecessary disputes. They have proved that they are open minded in building a case strategy and are solutions-oriented. The have a very good expertise in the Greek regulatory framework.’

‘Vassiliki Salaka and her team have an excellent knowledge of both the local market and the local legal and regulatory framework. They are all very professional and had great client care. Vassiliki especially is always at our disposal, even during weekends and holidays, providing valuable advice.’

‘Their exceptional knowledge of concessions, banking, project finance, real estate and tax makes them highly competitive when the object of the dispute relates to these matters.’

‘Alexander Metallinos is a really exceptional legal thinker who is able to deliver excellent results in arbitration. There is no doubt that Alexander is both exceptionally intelligent and a quick thinker, saving a tremendous amount of valuable time for everyone involved during the preparation of a big arbitration case.’

‘Clear, commercial advice provided in a timely manner. Excellent associates who collaborate well.’

‘Christina Faitakis provides strategic direction and advice clearly and concisely. Responsive to client demands.’

Sagias and Partners Law Firm

The practice at Sagias and Partners Law Firm assists clients with both out-of-court procedures and negotiations and in litigation before the Greek and European courts. Its vast client base includes Hard Rock International, Benaki Museum and Ubiquity. Spyros Sagias has advised on various structural changes to Greek law. He leads the practice with Sotiris Perivolarakis, who has experience in civil and criminal litigation, with focus on financial crime cases.

Practice head(s):

Spyros Sagias; Sotiris Perivolarakis

Other key lawyers:

Athena Papikinou; Olga Marinou; Ifigenia Vourdouni; Nikolas Sagias

Testimonials

‘Sagias & Partners Law Firm are deeply experienced in litigation, particularly in the administrative courts, including the Council of State. During our collaboration, they efficiently contributed to defending the clients’ interest as a result of their extensive knowledge of Greek case law and court procedures.’

‘The individuals we have worked with, particularly Ifigenia Vourdouni, are knowledgeable, efficient and have a very good understanding of the particular needs of each case.’

‘The legal team that represented us showed an exceptional level of expertise in legal matters and great negotiation skills. They were available over the phone at all times, and web meetings with them were frequent and concise.’

‘Athina Papikinou is a brilliant lawyer. Her skills include her high level of knowledge of legal matters, responsiveness, proactiveness, availability by phone, Zoom and email, and overall exceptional performance in complicated legal matters.’

‘Sotiris Perivolarakis is an exceptional lawyer. His level of understanding of business matters is beyond that of other lawyers in the field. One of the very few lawyers around who will make your legal problems theirs. A great lawyer for negotiations.’

‘Nikolas Sagias is on a different level. He was the one guiding the legal process. He mostly listens to the clients interacting with the other lawyers and comes up with innovative ways to deal with legal matters. He always gives other perspectives and ways of resolving issues that always seem innovative and end up being the preferred method.’

Key clients

SHRE/SHRI LLC (HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL)

PIRAEUS PORT AUTHORITY S.A. (PPA S.A.)

PIMANA SA

PIMARA SA

UBIQUITY Inc.

Dimitra Market

TRITON INTERNATIONAL POWER S.A.

PIMA GROUP

WINGS OF LEBANON

Philippos Tsitseklis

HELLAS GOLD SA

Benaki Museum

DELTA SCRAP Limited Partnership

Firma Kręglewscy Sp. z o.o.

Ferriere Nord S.p.a.

Work highlights

  • Advised SHRE/SHRI LLC on disputes concerning casino and hotel developments with a minimum value of €300m.  
  • Represented Pimana SA before the Greek State, the municipality of Zakynthos in the Ionian Islands, and multiple individuals concerning the cancellation of a €14m purchase contract.
  • Advised former shareholders of Dimitra Market on a dispute arising from the transfer of shares, totalling €13m.

Sioufas & Associates Law Firm

Sioufas & Associates Law Firm has substantial experience of assisting clients in the banking industry in litigation before the Greek courts, including its representation of Alpha Bank. The members of the sizeable team are known for their ‘excellent knowledge in their respective fields‘, and have an abundance of experience in IP, commercial, insolvency, employment and competition disputes. The practice is led by Marios Sioufas, Olga Eftychidou and Nikolaos Katiforis. Associate Konstantinos Konstantellos is another notable individual.

Practice head(s):

Marios Sioufas; Olga Eftychidou; Nikolaos Katiforis

Other key lawyers:

Dora Antonopoulou; Ioanna Rapsomaniki; Konstantinos Konstantellos; Aikaterini Gkana; Nikolaos Stavrou

Testimonials

‘They are very diligent and take the initiative to provide the client with very detailed feedback on each case’s progress. This is, I believe, the main difference with other legal firms.’

‘The individuals we work with bring expertise and they invest time in each case, in order to bring about the best result. They confront each case with the appropriate seriousness and they present the situation exactly as it is, without any effort to impress their clients.’

‘This practice is highly organised, very business oriented and highly diverse in its areas of expertise, thus making it an excellent option for clients with multi-dimensional needs.’

‘The individuals that we have worked with have excellent knowledge in their respective fields, extensive market knowledge and a can-do attitude that we have highly appreciated.’

‘All the associates are kind and willing to assist you promptly. There are highly qualified lawyers in all legal fields, offering solutions tailored to your needs. I have excellent collaboration with the supervisors of the team, Dora Antonopoulou and Ioanna Rapsomaniki, who always inform me of every detail and try to find solutions.’

‘The whole team are very efficient, proactive and have a great eye for detail. Strong, in-depth knowledge and vast experience are only some of their capabilities. The advice is always accurate and to the point and goes beyond legal interpretations to finding and recommending specific actions and alternatives.’

Key clients

ALPHA BANK SA

HELLAS CAPITAL SA

PETROS PETROPOULOS SA

PERFETTI VAN MELLE HELLAS SA

DOUKAS SCHOOL SA

ELSA SILGAN SA

WATT & VOLT SA

PAPPAS ELEVATORS SA

HERON SA

LYDA SA

FYSIKO AERIO ELLADOS

KEPENOU MILLS

VOLTERRA SA

ALFASCOTT SA

ANELKISTIRES VALSAMIDI

A.G.E.T. HERAKLIS SA

ELMIN VOXITES S.A

NITSIAKOS A.V.E.E.

PAPAFILI SA

Tsibanoulis & Partners

Tsibanoulis & Partners' reputable team handles litigation and mediation, assisting with a range of matters including insurance, corporate M&A, privatisation and defamation cases. It places a particular focus on capital markets, banking and IP-related disputes, representing clients before the civil and administrative courts of first instance, Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of the Hellenic Republic. Dimitris Tsibanoulis leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Tsibanoulis

Other key lawyers:

Anna Apostolaki; Marina Perraki; Emmanouil Komis; Aristeidis Goulandris; Sofia Kizantidi; Tina Kamilaki; Nikolaos Simantiras; Vassiliki Pierroutsakou

Testimonials

‘One of the greatest law firms in the country, adept at assisting clients in highly complex cases. A very experienced and professional team with extensive knowledge in commercial and company law, they provide high-quality services and are very quick to respond.’

‘Possessing extraordinary skills in many fields of law, Aristeidis Goulandris is an excellent lawyer, who is highly professional, with extensive experience and expertise.’

‘Vassiliki Pierroutsakou is a very capable lawyer – effective and reliable with great communication skills and strong writing abilities.’

‘The firm handles a large number of judicial cases and has a very good track record of winning, taking into consideration the nature of disputes and the complexity of cases. We are very satisfied with the results delivered.’

‘We work mainly with Anna Apostolaki, who has longstanding experience in advising on financial issues. She has very good legal skills, availability, business sense, and reactivity. She is responsive to the client’s needs.’

Key clients

PEGASUS SECURITIES S.A.

DOMAINE PATERIANAKIS

BAYER HELLAS SA

NG TRAVEL SAS

RYANAIR DAC

NUNTIUS BROKERAGE & INVESTMENT SERVICES SA

BNP PARIBAS SA

COOPERATIVE BANK OF CHANIA

GROUP OF INVESTORS

MALIBU HEALTH PRODUCTS LTD

AXIA VENTURES GROUP LTD

AVIA INTERNATIONAL

ANNCO Inc.

ATOM DYNAMIC SA

Work highlights

  • Represented Cooperative Bank of China before the court of first instance, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court in 50 actions brought by shareholders claiming damages because of the decrease in share value and the inability to liquidate their cooperative shares.
  • Represented Bayer Hellas SA before the administrative courts in a case relating to administrative sanctions and rebates on annual turnovers.
  • Represented NG Travel SAS before the courts and Greek state authorities in claims for damages, as well as in cases related to commercial and employment law, brought by shareholders and employees.

Tsoukala and Partners Law Firm

The practice at Tsoukala and Partners Law Firm assists clients in day-to-day civil disputes before the Greek courts, in addition to handling arbitration cases. Its full-service practice provides a comprehensive service across banking and finance, TMT, tax, environmental and corporate disputes. Eleni Tsoukala and Constantinos Kapitsinos lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Eleni Tsoukala; Constantinos Kapitsinos

Other key lawyers:

Dimitris Kogas; Ioanna Moumtzoglou

Testimonials

‘I have seen the dispute resolution team in action – they are always well prepared and highly persuasive and convincing in court and arbitration proceedings and out-of-court settlements. They are equally talented in the written form and their written submissions are meticulous and backed up with facts, sound legal arguments and extensive research. They are very friendly and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Eleni Tsoukala is the kind of litigator you want by your side and definitely not opposite you. She has the ability to anticipate the counterparty’s next steps and is always one step ahead.’

‘Eleni is incredibly bright, very meticulous and has excellent verbal and written skills both in English and Greek. She can pretty much convince anyone about anything – a rare talent.’

‘I really appreciate Eleni Tsoukala’s international outlook – she is dual-qualified in Greece and England and draws on her prior City of London experience to undertake the most complex cases and to provide advice in a comprehensive and solution-oriented manner.’

Work highlights

  • Acting for a construction and development company in an environmental dispute in relation to a high-value land development project.
  • Representing an international sportswear brand with respect to the termination of an exclusive distribution agreement with a local counterparty and defending the client against a very high-value claim for damages.
  • Representing one of the largest producers of wine and spirits in Greece in a trade mark dispute with another wine and spirits producer.

Alexander Vassardanis & Partners

Alexander Vassardanis & Partners has extensive expertise in arbitration, assisting major corporations in Greece at all stages of proceedings, including the drafting of contracts and the conduct of proceedings. Managing partner Aphrodite Vassardani heads the practice; her practice is fuelled by her experience in litigation, international arbitration and cross-border disputes.

Practice head(s):

Aphrodite Vassardani

Testimonials

‘Alexander Vassardanis & Partners is an outstanding law firm with the highest standards of professionalism and in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and international arbitration. I am convinced that Alexander Vassardanis & Partners is undoubtedly the best law firm in this field.’

‘Aphrodite Vassardani is a distinguished lawyer. She is very experienced and she has impressed us with her ability to handle complex legal matters with the maximum effectiveness. She has my highest recommendation.’

‘Alexander Vassardanis & Partners is a top law firm that has an extremely strong dispute resolution team. The team provides high-level, efficient legal services.’

‘Aphrodite Vassardani is an excellent lawyer. We always trust the high standard of her work, which has been invaluable for our cases. She has always handled our cases with great success. She is a leading lawyer in this field. We have a perfect collaboration.’

‘Alexander Vassardanis & Partners is a leading law firm in the field of dispute resolution and in international arbitration, providing the highest standard of legal services. We are extremely satisfied.’

‘Aphrodite Vassardani is a very highly skilled and experienced lawyer. She has proved that she successfully handles international cases and we always trust our most important cases in her hands. She has gained our trust with her high standard of professionalism. I recommend her very highly.’

Apostolos Georgiades & Associates

The team at Apostolos Georgiades & Associates is familiar with handling complex litigation in Greece. Clients consist of both high-net-worth individuals and companies and financial institutions such as HSBC Bank, Helios Hotels & Resorts and Eastern Mediterranean Maritime. Stavros Georgiades heads the practice and leads the team in civil litigation cases.

Practice head(s):

Stavros Georgiades

Other key lawyers:

Anastasia Mageirou; George Georgiades

Testimonials

‘This is a formidable dispute resolution practice, a go-to firm for civil law, corporate law and white collar crime litigation. It is detail-oriented and provides excellent strategic advice. It is outstanding in terms of knowledge, response times, and expertise. I appreciate the team’s expert advice and creative solutions, involvement, and commitment.’

‘George Georgiades stands out for his strategically aware advice, his sharpness and his strategic vision and experience. His work quality and efficiency are exceptional. He inspires confidence and he provides detailed, strong and exquisitely persuasive legal opinions.’

‘They are very prompt when their clients are in need of assistance and their replies are to the point. They maintain a hands-on approach and you feel confident that they always know what they are doing.’

‘Exceptional knowledge of practice combined with excellent academic knowledge.’

‘This practice is highly organised, very business oriented and highly diverse in its areas of expertise, thus making it an excellent option for clients with multi-dimensional needs.’

‘The individuals that we have worked with have excellent knowledge in their respective fields, extensive market knowledge and a can-do attitude that we have highly appreciated.’

Key clients

OLYMPIA GROUP – PANOS GERMANOS

HSBC BANK

EASTERN MEDITERANNEAN MARITIME LTD

ANGELIKI FRANGOU

HELIOS HOTELS & RESORTS – P. MANTONANAKIS GROUP

GRECOTEL – N. DASKALANTONAKIS GROUP

KONSTANTINOS ANGELOPOULOS

HELLINIKON SA

JOHN COUSTAS

DIMITRIS KOUTSOLIOUTSOS

Work highlights

  • Represented Olympia Group and its founder Panos Germanos in a €54m claim against the company’s former CFO.
  • Represented Constantinos Angelopoulos in a litigation against his two sons regarding ownership of the family’s assets and the father’s eligibility to continue to run the business.
  • Advised Heineken BV on a €100m claim brought by a competitor before the Amsterdam District Court alleging abuse of Heineken’s dominant position in the Greek beer market.

Avramopoulos & Partners

The team at Avramopoulos & Partners has national and international recognition, advising various multinational and local clients. Its expertise includes representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings regarding breach of contract, fraud, competition, real estate, tax, insurance, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, banking and commercial law. Athanassios Safaris and Athanassios Avgeros jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros; Athanassios Safaris

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Angelopoulou

Testimonials

‘Barbara Angelopoulou is extremely knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to complete the brief.’

‘What creates a good atmosphere in our work with them is that they are cooperative and patient.’

‘Their actions are effective in resolving disputes.’

Gaganas & Partners

Gaganas & Partners has sound experience in cross-border disputes before the Greek courts. It is well versed in handling commercial disputes in the hotel and construction sector; recent work includes its representation of Czech travel agency Alexandria Group in two separate disputes before the Greek Supreme Court arising from its wholesale hotel contracts in Greece. The practice is led by George Gaganas and Eleftheria Gagana.

Practice head(s):

George Gaganas; Eleftheria Gagana

Key clients

Alexandria Group A.S

Restat A.S.

Deep Sea Trading Ltd

Chun Hong Trading Co. Ltd

Etiketa S.A

Work highlights

  • Represented Alexandria Group A.S. in a dispute with a five-star hotel in Rhodes, relating to damages suffered due to breach of contract.
  • Represented Chun Hong Trading Company Limited in a dispute with a Greek exporting company, relating to damages suffered from the non-delivery of goods by the seller.
  • Acted for a consortium of real estate developers in a €12m dispute with a project employer, relating to a project for the construction of a five-storey commercial building in Athens.

Moratis Passas Law Firm

Moratis Passas Law Firm handles a range of dispute resolution matters, including out-of-court settlements, civil litigation, commercial disputes, and banking and finance litigation, with recent focus on shareholders' disputes. Its experience extends to representing clients before the European courts, the European Commission and the national courts. Dimitris Passas and Nikos Syrmas head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Passas; Nikos Syrmas

Other key lawyers:

Mantha Varela; Lampros Adamos

Testimonials

‘The team is comprised of highly experienced professionals. They have appointed one partner who is responsible for our firm, who co-ordinates all issues relating to over 300 litigation cases as well as one arbitration case. Some of the cases are of high value and our company relies on the law firm for a successful closing of the legal battle in our favour. Their representation and defence of us in court has been to our satisfaction.’

‘Nikos Syrmas is a highly efficient and highly experienced legal adviser, with an in-depth knowledge of our bank’s peculiarities and the legal framework surrounding its banking activities and resolution status. Mr Syrmas is always within reach to provide advice and guidance by phone and responds promptly to email queries. His opinion is clear and highly respected by our company.’

‘Excellent dedicated team, with deep knowledge of the court system and the law.’

‘Experienced lawyers; easy to work with; candid. They have the ability to make complex cases easy to understand and defend.’

Key clients

Citibank Europe Plc, Greek branch

Piraeus Bank

Cyprus Popular Bank Public Company Ltd

Vivabank

Hellas Capital Leasing

NN Hellas

Piraeus Financial Leasing SA

EDOEAP

EFKA

Antenna T.V. SA

Olympiacos Basketball Club

PD Law Offices

PD Law Offices is a specialised insurance law boutique, representing clients before the Greek government in litigation and arbitration cases arising from insurance claims. The firm's client base includes reinsurance companies, insurance intermediaries, brokers, agents, commercial banks and financial institutions. The practice is led by Ioannis Pantelidis, Anastasia Daradani and Anastasia Tsimplaki.

Practice head(s):

Ioannis Pantelidis; Anastasia Daradani; Anastasia Tsimplaki

Other key lawyers:

Aikaterini Giannakakou; Apostolis Balis; Chrysanthi Galati; Eleni Pantelidi

Testimonials

‘In-depth expertise; perfect knowledge of international law and in particular cross-border claims; a winning procedural performance.’

‘PD Law Offices are easy to reach, quick to respond and give excellent advice. The team’s strengths and key capabilities range from their experience and outstanding knowledge of the law to their ability to evaluate complex matters in an instant.’

‘Yannis Pantelidis has a deep understanding of complex legal issues coming from decades of experience. His clients particularly benefit from his know-how and assertiveness in court and in pre-trial negotiations.’

‘Anastasia Tsimplaki has deep knowledge of the law and has experience in several jurisdictions; she is multi-lingual with an outstanding ability to solve complex legal matters.’

Key clients

ALLIANZ HELLAS INSURANCE COMPANY S.A.

GROUPAMA PHOENIX HELLENIC INSURANCE COMPANY S.A.

BULSTRAD VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP PLC.

ERGO INSURANCE COMPANY SINGLE MEMBER S.A.

EUROLIFE FFH LIFE INSURANCE S.A.

EUROLIFE FFH GENERAL INSURANCE S.A.

WILLIS TOWERS WATSON GREECE INSURANCE BROKERS S.A.

WILLIS TOWERS WATSON GREECE INSURANCE AGENTS S.A.

BANK AUSTRIA LEASING ARGO IMMOBILIEN LEASING GMBH

SIGMA LEASING GMBH

CORIS ASSISTANCE SA

GREEK AUXILIARY FUND

EUROPEAN RELIANCE GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY SA

YDROGIOS INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE SA

ATLANTIC UNION S.A.

DYNAMIS S.A.

GENKA COMMERCIAL S.A.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR INSURERS BUREAU

PASCAL & STRATIS S.A.

ETHNIKI HELLENIC GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY S.A.

GEK TERNA SOCIETE ANONYME HOLDINGS REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTIONS

ASPIS PRONIA GENERAL INSURANCE SA

Ι-ΙNSURE LLC

TAILORMADE INSURANCE P.C.

Work highlights

  • Represented Sigma Leasing Gmbh before the court of first instance and the Court of Appeals concerning the validity of contracts under European law.
  • Represented an individual in her appeal against provisions of Greek law before the Hellenic Court of Audit.
  • Represented Allianz Hellas SA and Ergo Insurance Company Single Member SA in claims relating to damages.

PPT Legal

PPT Legal handles cases ranging from domestic litigation to international arbitration; recent work includes representing Privinvest Holding Group in a dispute with the Hellenic Republic, both in litigation before the Greek Supreme Court and in ICC arbitration. Eliana Paschalides has experience in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She co-heads the practice alongside Rosemary Rontiri; she is well known for her representation of major commercial and private investors.

Practice head(s):

Eliana Paschalides; Rosemary Rontiri

Other key lawyers:

Aristidis Anghelakos; Alexandra Mitsokali; Paris Karamitsios; Spyros Foulias; Andreas Giannitsis; George Sampanis; Aris Velentzas; Theodora Papadopoulou; Anna Sidiropoulou; Dimitris Psicharis; Milto Papangelis

Testimonials

‘Incredibly hands-on, virtually immediate turnaround times, very user friendly and always available. Very commercial in their approach, and solutions focused rather than highlighting the problems.’

‘Milto Papangelis is a world-class practitioner, and is always ably assisted by Paris Karamitsios and Dimitris Psicharis.’

‘Depth of expertise; commercial awareness; reliability of service; good team effort and collaboration.’

‘Responsiveness, clarity and promptness of advice.’

Key clients

Privinvest Holding Group

Skyserv Handling Services

Athenian Engineering

Konstantinos Karafotakis

Work highlights

  • Represented Privinvest Holding Group before the Supreme Court, defending the decision of the Athens Court of Appeal against an action for annulment filed by the Hellenic Republic against an ICC award from 2017, resulting in an indemnity award for Privinvest in excess of €250m.
  • Acted for Skyserv Handling Services and Athenian Engineering in four cases against the Athens Association of Public Notaries before the administrative courts, regarding fees it imposed in a 2009 transaction for the privatisation of the flag carrier airline of Greece.

V.D. Ikonomidis & Associates Law Firm

V.D. Ikonomidis & Associates Law Firm offers extensive experience in disputes arising from a variety of industry sectors such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food supplements, tourism, travel, software and computer services and franchising. The arrival of associate Paraskevi Tsamadou in July 2021 is set to strengthen the team. The practice is led by Vassilios Ikonomidis and Georgia Patili.

Practice head(s):

Vassilios Ikonomidis; Georgia Patili

Other key lawyers:

Aikaterini Pothoulaki; Paraskevi Tsamadou

Testimonials

‘It is all about the team. The firm has great individuals who are always there for us, ready to listen to our problems and suggest the solutions in accordance with our needs. Upon our request, they send us a full description of the potential actions we should take, along with the effects of each action, and we cooperate in order to choose the one which seems to be more suitable for us.’

‘Business oriented with deep legal knowledge. Fair billing, friendly culture, immediate responses.’

‘Vassilis Ikonomidis is a born leader and a great negotiator. He grasps all the angles of business matters and guides his team successfully.’

‘I’m never worried about not having an answer when I need it and especially regarding urgent matters. They are always available when you need them and this is one of the aspects I appreciate compared with other law firms.’

‘I consider every individual in the firm as a real partner to our business. I have them in mind as one of us and not people who belong to a different organisation. I feel they really care about us and they treat our problems and difficulties as their own. We operate together as a team and they don’t make us feel like clients.’

‘I have worked on a number of occasions with Vasilis Ikonomidis. He is very efficient and can find clever solutions to address and resolve complex legal issues both in litigation cases as well as in commercial transactions.’

‘The whole team was responsive and proactive.’

‘Georgia Patili provides advice when needed, always on time and without delays. She always had time to give advice and provide clarifications, even when working to a tight deadline.’

Key clients

SSH Maritime Group of Companies

Cobaltair Ltd (in liquidation)

BMW HELLAS Car Trading S.A.

Future Health Ltd

Neotex S.A.

Riginos S.A.

Exelixis S.A.

Original Senses P.C.

Onda Tenders P.C.

Optimum S.A.

Senso in Terra S.A.

Leriva Group of companies

Agile Group of companies

Kentro Chara

Work highlights

  • Represented a stem cell bank in a lawsuit relating to a claim for €1m in compensation.
  • Represented an aviation company in proceedings seeking to claim €620,000 from three airline companies.
  • Advised an entrepreneur on data privacy issues and defended the client in a dispute with his former partners in a real estate investment group.