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Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Demonstrating extensive expertise in alternative dispute resolution proceedings and out-of-court settlements, the Machas & Partners Law Firm practice specialises in handling corporate, IP, and insurance disputes.

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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

Retaining its place at the summit of the dispute resolution market, the Bernitsas Law team boasts vast experience in handling high-profile administrative, commercial and corporate crime disputes. Demonstrating widespread expertise across multiple fields of law, including competition, medical negligence, and insurance litigation, the practice also collaborates closely with the administrative department when dealing with procurement claims. From Athens, Panayotis Bernitsas brings over 35 years’ experience on the litigation front to the outfit, Christos Paraskevopoulos is an expert in fraud-related disputes, and Dimitris Roussis focuses on claims arising from the award of public tenders. Evangelos Mamalakis is knowledgeable in cases relating to financial contracts. Pelina Leontiadou is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Panayotis Bernitsas; Christos Paraskevopoulos; Dimitris Roussis

Other key lawyers:

Fotini Karra; Pelina Leontiadou; Evangelos Mamalakis


‘Evangelos Mamalakis and Dimitris Roussis both focus on each small detail of the case and this makes their work really exceptional. In addition, they are both very proactive and never leave issues to the last minute. A really reliable team with a perfect legal background.’

‘Evangelos Mamalakis is very responsive to the client’s questions at any time and Dimitris Roussis is keen to cooperate with other teams and find out about other aspects of the case.’

‘They handle our cases with professionalism, after an extensive analysis of the data based on the legal framework that may be applied on a case-by-case basis. They provide clarification in a way that allows non-lawyers to understand the facts.’

‘Good communications skills. Comprehensive. Great at building a litigation strategy.’

‘Evangelos Mamalakis is very smart. His comments are always to the point. He is hardworking, with great sense of humour.’

‘Attention to detail and efficiency, producing tangible results.’

‘The law firm has a great reputation in Greece.’

‘What stands out is the availability of the partners even at very short notice.’

Key clients

BMW Hellas SA


Euronet Group

Fresenius Kabi Hellas

Helleniq Energy

Japan Tobacco International


Orion Pharma SA

Viomes SA

Work highlights

  • Represented a leading Spanish manufacturer in ICC proceedings against its former Greek distributor.
  • Represented a leading insurance company in proceedings initiated against it before the Greek courts by its software provider, involving a claim for royalties arising from software licences and alleged outstanding fees.
  • Representing an energy company in a dispute arising from the development of a wind park in the Peloponnese.

Dryllerakis & Associates

Demonstrating broad expertise across the financial services, energy, and real estate industries, and described as one of ‘the most reputable law firms’, Dryllerakis & Associates specialises in handling complex tax, civil, and corporate litigation. The firm has extensive experience of dealing with multi-jurisdictional proceedings involving violations of IP rights and shareholder disputes, with Athens-based co-heads Gerassimos Apergis and Vassilis Constantinidis specialising in unfair competition claims and commercial litigation. John Dryllerakis draws upon his ‘wisdom and experience’ when addressing business law cases, whilst Panagiotis Kakaletris and Anna Damilakis are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Gerassimos Apergis; Vassilis Constantinidis

Other key lawyers:

John Dryllerakis; Panagiotis Kakaletris; Anna Damilakis; Claire Sergaki; Christina Papamatthaiou; Faidra Angelaki; Olympiada Bassakarou


‘The uniqueness that this team brings to their field is their innate ability to make their clients feel reassured, no matter how dire a situation may be. From the initial meeting to the final outcome of a case, they are instantly available. Their collaboration between themselves and with clients is a constant and they are knowledgeable of the minute details pertaining to not only the cases but the clients themselves.’

‘I have had the pleasure of working with Panagiotis Kakaletris a number of times, and his confidence in all matters is reassuring. His compassionate nature is what differentiates him from most in his profession. This, added to his extensive knowledge of the law, contributes to making him singular in the field.’

‘Claire Sergaki, although young, is very experienced and confident. She has very good legal knowledge, is very hardworking and is always available when needed. She speaks and writes excellent English.’

‘Panagiotis Kakaletris is exceptional.’

‘Panagiotis Kakaletris is very professional, experienced and dedicated, with a good understanding of the client’s needs and a high level of legal knowledge.’

‘Despite being one of the most reputable law firms in Greece, they show extreme care for each specific case they handle and they create a feeling of trust that your case is being handled in the best way possible. There is a very direct and personal approach with both associates and senior partners alike. They use a lot of IT tools that I didn’t expect a law firm to use which gave us an edge in my arbitration, making our presentation before the arbitrators stand out.’

‘John Dryllerakis is one of the most reputable lawyers in Greece. His wisdom, experience and the care he puts into his job are second to none. Emmanuel Dryllerakis and Vassilis Constantinidis are very experienced, with tremendous legal backgrounds, and offer excellent representation. They both possess a unique ability to understand complex commercial and corporate law matters. Claire Sergaki has a tremendous work ethic, legal expertise and care for the client’s needs.’

‘Vassilis Constantinidis is one of the most efficient litigators I have worked with. He invests the time to get to know the facts of each case in depth and he is very inventive in terms of arguments and legal tools in order to get the desired outcome.’

Key clients

Burlington Books

ELAIS-Unilever Hellas S.A.

Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A. (HEDNO S.A.)

Helleniq Energy Holdings S.A.

Minoan Lines

Mondelez Europe Services GmbH – Greek Branch

Olympic Brewery (CARLSBERG Group)

Sfakianakis S.A.

Nutreco N.V.


Work highlights

  • Represented Olympic Brewery (Carlsberg Group) in a complex and ongoing series of litigation and appeals dating back to 2006, stemming from an investigation by the Hellenic Competition Commission.
  • Defending Unilever against claims brought by former distributors for compensation and profit loss on the grounds of non-causal and/or abusive termination.
  • Defending the Raytheon Company in a lawsuit filed by a former agent, seeking compensation over the termination of its cooperation with the client.

KLC Law Firm

With over 20 years of experience in representing international and domestic clients before arbitral tribunals and Greek courts at all levels, the ‘very talented’ specialists at KLC Law Firm regularly handle cross-border contractual disputes and claims over the violation of IP rights. The ‘highly regardedAristides Chiotellis focuses on domestic arbitration, Panagiotis Tzioumas is described as a ‘great strategist’ when dealing with international commercial cases, and Vassilis Voutsakis is an expert in administrative disputes. Alexandros Tsirigos is knowledgeable in M&A-related matters, whilst Theodore Loukopoulos is experienced in IP and pharmaceutical litigation.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Giannis Farhount; Georgia Stavropoulou


‘We have worked with Panagiotis Tzioumas in various cases, with great outcomes. He is an experienced litigator, with in-depth market, business and case law knowledge. He has exceptional communication skills, and he is an impressive strategic thinker, like no one I have ever worked with before. He can spot and solve problems, before or after they occur.’

‘Aristides Chiotellis is a highly regarded professor and practitioner who, due to his broad knowledge of German and Greek civil law and case law, will always try to find the solution, argument or defence path to maximise the chances of a favourable outcome in litigation. Theodore Loukopoulos is very knowledgeable specifically in the pharmaceutical sector, which gives us a significant advantage in related litigation or pre-litigation negotiations.’

‘The team is very efficient and hardworking. Billing is sensible and their collaboration with the client is prompt and on a 24/7 basis.’

‘Theodore Loukopoulos stands out as he is well aware not only of the legal issues in the pharmaceuticals and health science sector, but also of the business and the way the things work. This is a significant difference with other colleagues of other law firms who often stick to the legal aspects without taking into consideration the business aspects of the cases they deal with.’

‘Panayiotis Tzioumas is an exceptional lawyer. He is easily accessible, friendly and approachable. He has unique legal acumen and outstanding commercial understanding. He grasps nuanced legal questions instantly and clearly distils the essence of complex facts. He has great command of both the Greek and English languages. He is a problem solver.’

‘Panagiotis Tzioumas is our go-to-lawyer in Greece for international arbitration. He is a great strategist and advocate.’

‘Theodore Loukopoulos is savvy about the pharma industry and provides holistic and sound advice. Theodore is a reliable business partner, an effective team leader, and remains always actively engaged in the cases assigned, demonstrating a proven track record of successes in court. Georgia Stavropoulou is a strong litigator, who displays attention to detail, bringing energy and conviction to the cases she handles.’

‘KLC Law Firm has very talented people in its dispute resolution team. They are fully engaged in their client’s case and achieve remarkable results, even in very challenging cases.’

Key clients

Thyssenkrupp Group

Hellenic Shipyards S.A.

Adidas Hellas S.A.

Attiko Metro S.A.

D. Kallitsantsis

Shanghai Electric Group

Metropolitan Events

Azul Natural Beef Sa

Elpen SA


Genepharm SA

Verisfield SA

Winmedica SA

Giannis Kouroudis

Regional Bus Companies (Ktel) Of Larisa, Ioannina And Heraklion

Work highlights

  • Acting for entities of ThyssenKrupp Group in a €6 billion ICC arbitration relating to the submarine procurement programme of the Hellenic Navy.
  • Acted for Shanghai Electric group in litigation proceedings and settlement negotiations with a local contractor regarding claims arising from the construction of a solar projects portfolio of ca. 24 MW in Greece.
  • Representing Metropolitan Events SA, a member of Copelouzos group, in a multi-layered dispute with a state-owned entity.

Koutalidis Law Firm

Counting major financial institutions, asset development funds, and pharmaceutical companies amongst its key clients, Koutalidis Law Firm’s arbitration and litigation division consistently deals with disputes before the Greek courts relating to procurement, construction, and corporate matters. The practice is headed from Athens by Gregory Logothetis, ‘a powerhouse in the field’ who brings vast expertise in international and domestic arbitration to the group, whilst Nikitas Fortsakis focuses on all elements of administrative law disputes. Described as ‘very knowledgeable and thorough’, Ioannis Kaptanis is an expert in intellectual property disputes, while George Naskaris specialises in all aspects of tax proceedings, and Evans Courakis and Manolis Kasotakis are also highlighted as key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Logothetis

Other key lawyers:

Nikitas Fortsakis; Ioannis Kaptanis; George Naskaris; Evans Courakis; Manolis Kasotakis; Athina Xynopoulou


‘Gregory Logothetis is a powerhouse in the field of international arbitration in the Greek market. Extremely knowledgeable about the commercial sector, representing high-profile Greek and international clients.’

‘Koutalidis is considered one of the most respected Greek law firms due to its expertise and excellent results. The team’s knowledge and experience are combined with high professional standards and an approach focused on the client’s specific needs.’

‘Gregory Logothetis has handled all our cases of dispute resolution with excellent results. He is an expert negotiator whose personality and experience really stand out. He has been a dedicated collaborator throughout the years, who is passionate about any project we assign to him, and he always manages to deliver the best solution to serve our interests. Ioannis Kaptanis is a very thorough and knowledgeable advisor with a highly effective low-key approach. The results of his work are excellent. Together with Gregory Logothetis, they make a great team that is always prompt to respond to our needs. We rely on them for all our legal issues and value their services. We would recommend them highly.’

‘The litigation and arbitration practice of Koutalidis Law Firm is guided by a very exceptional and experienced lawyer, Gregory Logothetis, who is supported by brilliant individuals such as Manolis Kasotakis, Athina Xynopoulou and others. Due to the depth of their knowledge and the tremendous numbers of cases they handle, this team is very experienced and is capable of dealing with the most large and complex cases. They are also used to and willing to cooperate with other international law firms and this is a plus in big cases where the involvement of more firms is needed.’

‘I haven’t seen any lawyer more knowledgeable, diligent and hardworking than Gregory Logothetis, at least in Greece. When you have Gregory, Manolis Kasotakis and Athina Xynopoulou in the same room you know that a lot of IQ has been gathered there and this makes a big difference in complex cases where many strategies could be seen initially as suitable. Their biggest strength is large, difficult cases.’

‘Due to the technical nature of the disputes we are involved in, which are in some cases particularly difficult and complex, I appreciate that the dispute resolution team of Koutalidis Law Firm and, in particular, Gregory Logothetis and Manolis Kasotakis have a quick understanding of the various legal matters and are able to provide a high quality of legal services, and reasonable and focused legal advice, with the best possible results.’

‘They have handled many litigation cases related to public procurement and civil law for us. The overall co-operation is always successful. The services provided are prompt and of a high quality, and they also have a deep knowledge of and unique expertise in litigation and arbitration. Overall, a strong, devoted team of professionals who really care about the client’s needs.’

‘Gregory Logothetis is an excellent lawyer and litigator! He has substantial experience in litigation and arbitration, he can successfully handle dispute resolution in many areas of law. He is hardworking, very professional, timely in his responses, exceptionally helpful and reliable. Manolis Kasotakis also has wide experience in litigation and arbitration – he has a sharp mind and provides high-quality legal advice to tight deadlines.’

Key clients

Fraport Greece

Aegean Motorway S.A.

Athens Concert Hall

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

Helleniq Energy Group


Rigensis Capital AS


Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF)

Genesis Pharma

Everty S.A.

McArthurGlen Group

Netcompany – Intrasoft S.A.


John Vardinoyannis

ELTA S.A. (Hellenic Post)

Credit Suisse Group

New Alimos Marina Concession Single Member S.A.

Proteus Equity Holdings Ltd

Matrix Pack UK Ltd

Prime Equity S.A. Ltd


Aegean Art


Home Concept

Avgouleas Linardatos S.A.

Work highlights

  • Representing Fraport Greece, the concessionaire of 14 regional airports, in ICC arbitration proceedings against the Greek state relating to the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the implementation of the concession agreement.
  • Representing a major motorway operator in arbitration proceedings against the Greek state relating to the issuance of an operation permit for the biggest motorway tunnels in the Balkan region.
  • Representing Helpe Patraikos and Energean Italy in a high-value ICC arbitration against the Greek state in respect of the concession of drilling rights in the West Patraikos seabed.

Lambadarios Law Firm

Showcasing significant expertise in commercial arbitration proceedings, alongside civil and criminal litigation before the Greek courts and the Hellenic Data Protection Authority, the Lambadarios Law Firm team is described as ‘outstanding’. The firm’s dispute resolution lawyers collaborate with other departments, including energy and banking, to handle criminal and regulatory claims. Athens-based practice head Constantinos Lambadarios is a skilled in arbitration, including serving as an ICC arbitrator and accredited mediator, whilst Chara Daouti focuses on IP cases. Harry Karampelis is an expert in white-collar crime cases, Sotiris Dempegiotis is knowledgeable in international arbitration, and George Panopoulos is an expert in the energy sector. Prokopis Dimitriadis and John Filiotis are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

Constantinos Lambadarios

Other key lawyers:

Prokopis Dimitriadis; John Filiotis; Chara Daouti; Harry Karampelis; Sotiris Dempegiotis; George Panopoulos


‘We work closely with John Filiotis and George Panopoulos, who are both distinguished by their unique specialisations and hardworking spirit, providing us with state-of-the art legal services.’

‘George Panopoulos is one of the very few lawyers who have business acumen and a keen sense of the corporate decision-making process. He is dedicated to his work and has a 360-view of things, all in his client’s best interests.’

‘George Panopoulos and Sotiris Dempegiotis stand out as knowledgeable, collaborative, diligent, and always available, with significant expertise and experience.’

‘Constantinos Lambadarios, George Panopoulos and Sotiris Dempegiotis are excellent professionals with excellent knowledge of their field, who are always available to assist and provide their excellent legal advice (which we cannot easily find at other law firms). The most important thing about this firm is that they are always on the client’s side.’

‘Highly knowledgeable about the practice of international arbitration. A formidable team of well-recognised arbitration lawyers.’

‘Lambadarios Law Firm has an outstanding team with experience in the field of dispute resolution. It is always a pleasure to work with professional and highly skilled lawyers. They establish direct and continuing communication with the client and they adopt a pragmatic, commercial approach. The firm’s strongest weapon is its accurate advice and legal knowledge combined with the collaborative atmosphere they immediately create with clients. The team is very efficient and it produces the best results on time.’

‘George Panopoulos has extensive experience of handling complex litigation and arbitration cases. He has absolute knowledge of the subject matter and is always ready to provide high-quality legal advice adapted to the commercial circumstances and requirements of each case, as he has a broad knowledge of the industry. He is focused and meticulous and very accommodating to the demands of the client and the case. It is always a pleasure to work with a lawyer who understands his client’s concerns and makes them feel comfortable regarding the handling and the outcome of the case. He is very approachable, available for discussion and willing to effectively cooperate with the client.’

‘They have deep knowledge and experience, especially in international arbitration proceedings. George Panopoulos and Sotiris Debegiotis stand out for their calmness, reliability and great professionalism.’

Key clients

Google LLC

Cardlink S.A.

MIELE Hellas S.A.

ELGi Compressors Europe SARL

Meeting Point Hotels Management Hellas S.A.

Hellenic Public Properties Co.

Fraport Greece




Engie Energy Services International


PQH Single Special Liquidation S.A.

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF)


Agrofresh Holding France S.A.S

Lapin House

Goodyear Hellas S.A.

LIME Transportation Technology LLC

Xiamen Yealink Network Technology Co. Ltd

Work highlights

  • Defended Google in eight cases brought by the Hellenic Data Protection Authority over its refusal to remove web search content.
  • Represented Cardlink before the civil courts in a dispute with a former supplier.
  • Represented Meeting Point Hotels Management Hella S.A.’s board of directors and hotel managers before the criminal and administrative authorities in several employment and personal injury cases.


Covering the whole spectrum of commercial and civil litigation, in addition to white-collar crime cases, POTAMITISVEKRIS’ team displays ‘in-depth expertise’ in labour law and tax disputes. The practice is equally strong at handling litigation and arbitration cases arising in the banking, pharmaceutical, and real estate development industries. Athens-based Konstantinos Papadiamantis is an ‘excellent litigator’, whilst Alexandros Kortesis brings broad expertise in corporate and commercial disputes to the practice. Alexander Metallinos focuses on banking and finance claims, and both Maria Ferfeli and Theodora Souma are also noted as key team members. Xenophon Paparrigopoulos is another well-regarded name.

Practice head(s):

Konstantinos Papadiamantis; Alexandros Kortesis; Alexander Metallinos

Other key lawyers:

Xenophon Paparrigopoulos; Maria Ferfeli; Theodora Souma; Catherine Androulaki; Fay Karkantzou


‘This law firm offers a significantly high level of service in terms of response times, business acumen, industry knowledge, appropriateness of advice, strength-in-depth of team and value for money. The depth and breadth of their knowledge ensures that they are able to support every client’s business needs successfully and provide high-quality, innovative legal solutions in the increasingly complex area of legislation and practice.’

‘Alexandros Metallinos is an excellent legal advisor whose numerous strengths and qualities include correct judgement, analytical skills, creativity, perseverance and commitment.’

‘In-depth expertise. Focus on each file. Good results.’

Key clients

Nestle Hellas SA

SKAI – Eidiseis Dot Com




Hellenic Public Properties Company SA


Burford Capital



Medtronic Hellas S.A.

Gregorys Anonymous Industrial and Commercial Food Company (GREGORYS)


AstraZeneca S.A.


Farallon Capital



Folli Follie (under court appointed directorship)


Work highlights

  • Represented Burford Capital and Intrum Hellas in asset tracing, cross-border enforcement and recovery processes with respect to non-performing loans and related tort claims for an approximate amount of EUR 30 M.
  • Represented Ireon Investments Ltd, an affiliate of the Motoroil Group, in ICC arbitration proceedings against a foreign credit institution (under liquidation) over disputed leakage claims arising from an SPA.
  • Represented Nova Telecommunications & Media S.M.S.A., one the largest telecoms providers in Greece, in disputes arising from a public tender launched by Information Society S.A. as part of the project for the upgrade of the integrated information system of the state legal counsel and update of its digital services.

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm

Characterised by extensive expertise in the fields of IP, TMT, and white-collar crime, A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm routinely defends international companies and top executives in corporate fraud, financial crime, and civil litigation proceedings. Demonstrating a growing presence in the pharmaceuticals, energy, and travel sectors, Athens-based practice heads Kriton Metaxopoulos and Irini Daroussou bring vast experience in handling multi-jurisdictional cases relating to commercial and industrial law to the group. Asterios Syssilas is an expert in copyright cases, whilst Marilena Nikolaraki focuses on patent and design-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Kriton Metaxopoulos; Irini Daroussou

Other key lawyers:

Asterios Syssilas; Marilena Nikolaraki; Achilleas Christodoulou; Elena Nikolarea

Key clients

Adidas Hellas

Aegeas Flexographic Ltd

Artificial Grass Specialists

Astir Beach S.A.

Astir Marina Vouliagmenis S.A.

Astir Palace Vouliagmenis S.A.

Dassault Systemes Group of Companies

Dassault Systemes Solidworks Corporation

Deutsche Bank

Fremantlemedia Ltd

Hellasphone P.C.


Mkb Bank Nyrt

Musou Music Group Ltd

Pagidas Trans Ltd

Play Music

Ryanair Dac

Thomson Reuters

Work highlights

  • Represented an athletic sportswear and footwear company and its Greek subsidiary in a dispute related to the termination of a franchise agreement with the principal local franchisee.
  • Representing the owner of the Four Seasons Hotel in Athens, which operates the beach of the hotel, in a long-running dispute with the lessee and sublessee who operate a beach bar-restaurant.
  • Representing an international news agency in a case of copyright infringement by a major Greek TV station.

AKL Law Firm

Demonstrating an ‘exceptional understanding of clients’ parameters’, the team at AKL Law Firm consistently represents local and global companies before the local courts, including the Greek Supreme Administrative Court. The department also shows considerable expertise in handling ADR and mediation. Co-heads Constantine Alexiou and Sotiris Foteas act as a ‘coherent team’ when addressing complex, cross-border claims in the corporate and banking arenas. Vicky Zarakioti shows ‘dedication’ when focusing on claims in the hospitality industry, whilst Eleftheria Vassila is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Constantine Alexiou; Sotiris Foteas

Other key lawyers:

Vicky Zarakioti; Eleftheria Vassila; Konstantia Natsiou


‘A very strong team combining academic backgrounds and significant courtroom experience. They handle all cases in a detail-oriented and consistent manner that provides a high quality of representation before the court.’

‘Constantine Alexiou and Sotiris Foteas cooperate and act as a coherent team in an unparalleled way. They prepare high-quality written pleadings including exceptional legal arguments and pragmatic references to evidence and other material. I also appreciate the high quality and dedication of Vicky Zarakioti.’

‘An exceptional understanding of clients’ parameters and deep knowledge of legal procedures and unexpected issues allow them to provide holistic opinions. Fun, industrious, always available.’

‘Always respond immediately, very good legal preparation, winning attitude in court.’

‘AKL Law Firm has high-quality and professional lawyers on its team. They are fully aware of all legal changes and issues and they can advise you on any matter that may concern you.’

‘I have been working with Sotiris Foteas for many years and have the highest regard for the wisdom and inspired creativity which permeate his work. I am truly grateful for the consistent and reliable swiftness in his response times, and the assertive and respectful manner in which he communicates with even the most intrusive and ruthless opponents.’

‘They are a strong and well-structured team with a good distribution of roles, which combines a strong legal background with a very good relationship with clients.’

‘Sotiris Foteas and Konstantia Natsiou have both shown considerable interest in the case and effectiveness in handling delicate issues.’

Key clients

Lamda Group, Lamda Development S.A., Lamda Olympia Village (LOV) S.A. and Lamda Domi S.A.

Pylaia S.A.

Joint Venture Attene S.A. – Latomiki S.A.

Silverton S.A.

Special Financial Solutions S.A.

Piraeus Bank S.A.

Eurobank S.A.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Designated Activity Company


Burberry Limited UK

ABN Amro Bank S.A.

Metlife Mutual Fund Company

Shop & Trade S.A.

Do Value Greece S.A.

By the Port S.A.

Dimitrios Konstantinidis-Soutsos

Apostolos Allamanis

Ballian S.A.

Cosmofarm LLC

Academy of Athens

The National Theatre of Greece

Work highlights

  • Acting for Silverton Greece S.A., the Greek representative of a German NPL investor, on a mandate regarding a portfolio of SME debt.
  • Defended the joint venture of Attene S.A. and Latomiki S.A. before the Supreme Administrative Court in an appeal for cassation of the decision of the Patras Administrative Court of Appeals, filed by the Greek state against the client.
  • Represented Eurobank S.A., in its capacity as agent for a syndicate of bondholders under a EUR 33 million project loan, in injunction and interim judgment proceedings before the Athens Court of First Instance.

BallasPelecanos Law

Consistently managing complex litigation and arbitration proceedings before tribunals and courts of all instances, the ‘super-responsive’ specialists at BallasPelecanos Law cover all aspects of injunction applications, white-collar crime cases, and IP disputes. The practice has particular expertise in the automotive and pharmaceutical spaces, with co-head Gregory Pelecanos being a leading litigator in competition, distribution, and agency disputes. Fellow co-heads George Ballas and Dimitrios Giannimaras specialise in high-profile contentious IP and civil law proceedings, whilst Grace Katsoulis is an expert in collective labour cases. George Moukas provides ‘sound advice’ on anti-counterfeiting cases, and Anthony Mavrides is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Pelecanos; George Ballas; Dimitrios Giannimaras

Other key lawyers:

Grace Katsoulis; George Moukas; Anthony Mavrides; Alexander Rammos; Apostolia Daskalos


‘The lawyers of BallasPelecanos are business oriented, thus they provide solutions that are business friendly.’

‘They stand out for their level of sophistication, their deep knowledge of the courts and arbitral institutions, their strong connection to the Athens community, and their ability to be pragmatic and find commercial solutions to sticky problems.’

‘Gregory Pelecanos prepares so thoroughly and well for all matters and dominates in cross-examinations and oral arguments. He is a real asset to any litigation or arbitration team.’

‘A super-responsive team, who are reliable and very knowledgeable.’

‘I have worked with George Moukas, who provided sound advice on a dispute we were working on. His advice was concise and commercial and he was very responsive.’

‘BallasPelecanos Law is our go-to firm for IP litigation support before the Greek courts. Their advice is provided in a timely fashion and is always well considered and practical, setting out the strengths and weaknesses of arguments, costs and timescales.’

‘George Ballas and his team are a pleasure to work with. George is responsive and always provides sound, practical advice.’

Key clients

Star Automotive Hellas S.A. (formerly Mercedes Benz Hellas S.A)

SLHRE Newco 2 S.R.L.

Amer Sports Export GmbH

FKG Dentaire SA

Ford Motor Hellas S.A.

Volvo Car Hellas SA

De’ Longhi SPA

Teva Europe Pharmaceuticals

Pharmathen SA

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals D.D.

Stada Arzneimittel AG

Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.

Winter Holding GmbH & Co KG

GCS German Capsule Solution GmbH

Addinol Lube Oil GmbH, LLC

T.D.G. Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG


Vamvalis Foods SA

Beiersdorf AG

Landis+Gyr A.G.

Europ Assistance SA

Tilco-Alginure GmbH

Laboratoires La Prairie SA

Sarakakis Bros SA

Mega Disposables S.A.

Leidos Inc

Lappset Group Oy

Prenecon Prime Constructions S.A.

Work highlights

  • Represented Mercedes Benz Hellas in more than ten cases involving product liability, claims over sale of (allegedly) defective goods and tort liability.
  • Represented a major construction company in an ICC arbitration against a major wind turbine manufacturer.
  • Acting for Pharmathen in two patent cancellation actions pertaining to API dimethyl fumarate before the Supreme Administrative Court of Greece.

Fortsakis, Diakopoulos, Mylonogiannis & Associates Law Firm

Acting on behalf of local and international clients, the Fortsakis, Diakopoulos, Mylonogiannis & Associates Law Firm team’s scope of expertise is broad, spanning both arbitration and litigation. The practice is skilled in administrative law cases and is especially active in the field of public procurement, representing bidders for major projects, along with dealing with contentious issues arising in the construction and infrastructure spheres. Nikolas Avgouleas and George Mylonogiannis head the group from Athens, with the former focusing on public law cases, whilst Theodore Fortsakis is an expert in tax issues. Petros Pantazopoulos is knowledgeable in out-of-court dispute resolution proceedings, and Spyridon Skliris is also highlighted as a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Nikolas Avgouleas; George Mylonogiannis

Other key lawyers:

Petros Pantazopoulos; Spyridon Skliris


‘The firm stands out for its combination of traditional values, outstanding knowledge of the market, thorough knowledge of the law, accurate interpretation and application of the law, modern spirit and flexibility.’

‘Deep knowledge of the particular details of our company and dedication to our goals. Eager to help and support.’

Key clients

Vodafone – Panafon S.A

Avramar S.A.


Wind Hellas S.A. (now NOVA Telecommunications and Media)

DEI SA (Public Power Corporation SA)

Capital Gas Ship Management Corp. Limited

Greek subsidiaries of Total Eren

JV of Thales DIS France S.A. – Uni Systems SA

Novartis Hellas S.A.C.I. and members of the Novartis Group

Merck Hellas S.A. & companies of Merck Group

Pharmaserve – Lilly S.A.C.I.

Express Service S.A.

Elbisco S.A.

Endeavour Investments SA and shareholders

Gelasakis Travel Centre

AGET Iraklis (LaFarge Group)

Alpha Services and Holdings S.A.

Shop and Trade

Work highlights

  • Represented Capital Gas Ship Management Corp. Limited in a dispute with DESFA SA, the operator of the Greek natural gas transfer system, in connection with a tender for the procurement of an LNG carrier to be utilised as a floating storage unit.
  • Represented Express Service S.A. in a dispute with Ethniki Asfalistiki S.A. in relation to a violation of the latter to refrain from unfair competitive actions.
  • Represented DEI SA (the Public Power Corporation) in its dispute with Hitachi Energy SA (formerly ABB Power Grids Greece SA) over the awarding of a contract for the construction of a GIS substation.

Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law

Fielding a team of ‘very experienced and skilful litigators’, Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law has vast expertise in representing clients in disputes arising from shareholders’ agreements, M&A transactions, and regulatory compliance matters. Both Nicholas Moussas and Vassilios Moussas head the team, with the former showcasing ‘excellent knowledge’ in project finance and real estate-related litigation, whilst the latter focuses on commercial law claims. Maria Malikouti represents clients from various sectors in arbitration proceedings, and Charalampos Kondis is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Moussas; Vassilios Moussas

Other key lawyers:

Maria Malikouti; Charalampos Kondis; Christina Grigoriadou; Georgia Patsoudi; Eirini Kontrafouri; Nikos Sakkas


‘A versatile team. Nicholas Moussas is very smart, pragmatic and business-minded lawyer.’

‘Nicholas Moussas has excellent knowledge of arbitration. Charalampos Kondis and Maria Malikouti are very diligent.’

‘Very experienced and skilful litigators, with extensive experience in a vast variety of dispute resolution matters before courts and arbitral tribunals, relevant to a wide range of practice areas.’

‘The team is made up of highly skilled legal minds who work together very well and through this synergy deliver the best results for the client.’

‘The individuals we primarily work with are very strategic thinkers who can see ten steps ahead and can take the necessary action to deliver the best results for the client.’

‘Very good quality of legal services. Proactive approach.’

Key clients

Volkswagen AG, AUDI AG, SEAT SA






Work highlights

  • Representing VW AG, Audi AG and Seat SA in numerous cases brought by Greek vehicle owners against the clients before the Greek courts, claiming damages on the basis of violation of consumer protection legislation, and European regulations and standards.
  • Acting for an airline in a complex cross-border shareholder dispute.
  • Defended two Kraft Heinz companies before the Greek courts in a commercial dispute with former local partners with respect to a shareholders’ agreement regarding a joint shareholding.

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm

Labelled as a ‘litigation powerhouse’, the dispute resolution practice at Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm has vast expertise in the TMT, data protection and competition law fields, regularly representing its domestic and international clients before the courts and regulatory authorities in cases in these areas. The team has a niche specialism in disputes relating to social media and online platforms; Athens-based managing partner Nikos Nikolinakos is an expert in emerging digital technologies and artificial intelligence matters. Alexis Spyropoulos is experienced in acting on behalf of companies before the administrative and civil courts, whilst Dina Kouvelou focuses on data protection cases.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Alexis Spyropoulos; Dina Kouvelou


‘The firm’s reputation in technology-related dispute resolution is unmatched. It is a litigation powerhouse. It is formidable and extremely effective. It provides client-friendly services and unique creativity in complex litigation. This is a committed and creative team of litigators, with particularly strong expertise in telecoms, digital platforms, artificial intelligence and other emerging digital technologies.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is a superb counsel. He is a brilliant strategist, detail-oriented, and strong in his technical legal analysis. He is extremely professional, exceptionally hardworking and very commercial.’

‘Dina Kouvelou is a formidable counsel. She is extremely efficient in litigation concerning data protection and cybersecurity matters. She is highly experienced, very responsive and personable. She simplifies complex legal issues, provides to-the-point advice and has exceptional skills as a litigator and strategist.’

‘Alexis Spyropoulos is an experienced litigator. He provides clear and well-explained advice and is always practical, responsive and accurate.’

‘Τhey are leaders in technology-related and competition litigation in Greece. It is an impressive dispute resolution practice, providing litigation services of a high quality. They have a high-calibre and creative team. I strongly recommend them for providing pragmatic solutions to disputes and for their specialist focus.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is highly effective in litigation. He is a pleasure to work with. Dina Kouvelou is a vastly experienced and responsive litigator, who should be praised for her unrivalled ability to handle high-value and complex cases.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is a leading litigator in Greece in the fields of telecoms, emerging technologies, digital platforms and antitrust. He is pragmatic, commercial and understanding of the pressures in-house teams are under. He is an exceptional litigator.’

‘Dina Kouvelou is highly recommended. She is an excellent choice for any serious dispute. She has strong litigation skills and her advice is always clear and to the point. She is very experienced and has a good understanding of what the authorities expect, which helps the process tremendously.’

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

Airbnb, Inc.

META (Facebook), Inc.

Twitter (X), Inc.

AT&T Inc.

Medienallee GmbH

Innovis Pharma S.A.

Lamda Hellix S.A.

Profile Software S.A.

Inergo S.A.

Intrakat S.A./Rural Connect S.A.

Papapolitis & Papapolitis

Fielding a team of ‘excellent’ specialist dispute lawyers undertaking commercial, civil, and administrative litigation, Papapolitis & Papapolitis specialises in handling enforcement proceedings relating to financial fault and debt recovery, alongside cases concerning the protection of intellectual property rights. Based out of Athens, John Papapolitis and George Gravias; the former is an expert in acting on behalf of leaders in the real estate, hospitality, and energy sectors, whilst the latter is experienced in both judicial and alternative resolution methods.

Practice head(s):

John Papapolitis; George Gravias


‘The litigation team is made up of excellent lawyers at all levels. Their drafting is precise and clear. Their advice is of a high quality and accompanied by a very detailed analysis of the law.’

‘George Gravias has exceptional litigation and communication skills. It is a real pleasure to work with him.’

Key clients

Depa S.A.

Intracom Holdings S.A.

Intralot S.A.

Diophar Pharmaceuticals S.A.

Philips Hellas S.A.

Work highlights

  • Acting for Public Gas Corporation of Greece S.A. (DEPA) in a EUR 150 million dispute over gas prices with Greek Fertilizers and Chemicals ELFE SA (ELFE).
  • Representing Intracom Holdings S.A. in a EUR 20 million dispute concerning the unlawful termination of a preliminary SPA for the sale of telecoms company Teledome.
  • Acting for Intralot S.A. in a EUR 12 million dispute with the Hellenic Horse Racing Organisation (ODIE), the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) and the Greek state.

Politis & Partners

Representing Greek and international clients in major lawsuits in the securities, healthcare, and banking fields, the Politis & Partners team is highly praised as an ‘elite litigation boutique’. Displaying vast experience in handling complex, cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings, Vangelis Politis is an expert in dealing with insurance and intellectual property disputes. The ‘very professional and efficient’ Nikolaos AnastopoulosEmmanouil Savoidakis, who focuses on the energy sector, and Dimitrios Theodoropoulos are also noted as key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Vangelis Politis; Nikolaos Anastopoulos; Emmanouil Savoidakis

Other key lawyers:

Dimitrios Theodoropoulos


‘Politis and Partners is an elite litigation boutique of court-sharp lawyers. All the litigators are focused on delivering phenomenal results, challenging traditional notions, and placing our interests at the forefront. We are particularly satisfied with the practice, as they leverage bold, winning strategies that drive value and mitigate risk.’

‘Vangelis Politis is a top-tier lawyer in Greece with great experience in litigation. He is a talented and dedicated lawyer wishing to serve his clients in the most efficient way. The same of course applies to all of his team, and in particular Nikolaos Anastopoulos and Emmanouil Savoidakis.’

‘Politis & Partners’ team are excellent negotiators and also have an excellent presence in court during hearings.’

‘Vangelis Politis is a top lawyer at the firm. Emmanouil Savoidakis and Dimitris Theodoropoulos are very professional and efficient.’

Key clients

European Commission

Abbott Laboratories Hellas S.A.

Heliex Power Ltd.

Bausch Health Hellas S.A. (member of the Bausch Health Group)

Sun Chemical Publications Hellas S.A.

Eurobank S.A.

SPI Energy Co. Ltd (SPI)

Bosch Rexroth Automation Systems S.A.

ES Broadcast Hire Ltd

Technolas Perfect Vision GmbH

Work highlights

  • Representing the European Commission in litigation against beneficiaries of European Framework subsidy programmes.
  • Handling a cross-border claim for SPI Energy Inc.
  • Acting for Bausch Health Hellas S.A. in a number of arbitration and litigation proceedings against former distributors, suppliers and employees.

Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm

Delivering ‘excellent results’ for domestic and international clients within the shipping, hospitality, and healthcare sectors, Saplegal - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm displays vast expertise in handling shareholders’ disputes and cross-border asset recovery proceedings. The team is especially active in acting for private clients, with significant experience of representing high-net-worth individuals in complex shipping, paternity, and inheritance claims. Based in Athens, Alexander Dovles and Elena Kossena head the group, with the former specialising in commercial and civil litigation, whilst the latter is an expert in financial claims. Pavlina Galati, Chryssa Chatzisoglou, and Orestis Angelopoulos are all highlighted as key team members.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Dovles; Elena Kossena

Other key lawyers:

Pavlina Galati; Chryssa Chatzisoglou; Orestis Angelopoulos


‘I didn’t expect such a large and superior law firm to be so humane and compassionate and at the same so professional. They all work with the aim of protecting the best interests of the client and are always available and helpful.’

‘The individuals that we have worked with are very knowledgeable and have a business-oriented and multi-disciplinary mindset that means they are able to address the particularities of each case successfully.’

‘The team consists of lawyers with extensive knowledge of both the law and the market. They are capable of handling a high volume of cases but also succeed in maintaining a personal approach with the client.’

‘We have been working 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 litigation team has been delivering excellent results to our company for many years. Alexander Dovles takes full responsibility for the final result and spends a great deal of time drafting legal arguments and appropriately presenting them before the courts.’

‘Alexander Dovles delivers excellent results in complicated disputes. He has a strong legal background and he is very capable of coming up with numerous legal arguments and drafting them in a methodical, analytical, structured and comprehensive way, which is highly valued by the courts.’

‘Excellent commercial and business perspective. Very client-centric approach. Punctual, accurate and very effective.’

‘The team analyses all possible outcomes, even the ones with 0.01% chance in every case. Such attention to detail is really hard to find. Alexandros Dovles stands out.’

Key clients

Polygreen SA

Kordelos SA

Eurobank SA

Rivers Group Shipping of Turkey

Grecotel Group

Alexander S. Onassis Foundation

Interunity Management Corporation

Olympia Group – Public SA

V. Theoharakis Group of Companies

Rivulis A.V.E.G.E.

Kefalogiannis family

Pentheroudakis family

Mitsis Hotel Group

Euroclinic of Athens SA

Work highlights

  • Defended a Greek bank against a substantial claim pertaining to the sale of a secured non-performing loan in conjunction with the sale of the borrower’s business to an investment fund.
  • Representing Teoren S.A. in a variety of contentious matters, including disputes relating to car dealerships, labour law and trade marks.
  • Representing a shipowning group in its dispute with a ship management company regarding more than seven arrest proceedings filed by the management company and third parties against its vessels.


Routinely acting on behalf of clients before the Greek Supreme Court and Athens Court of Appeal, Sarantitis’ team of specialists have vast expertise in civil, commercial, and banking litigation. The practice is especially experienced in representing major international banking institutions and global insurance companies, in addition to frequently collaborating with other law firms. From Athens, Theodora Monochartzis leads the group, specialising in contractual and employment litigation, and Alexandros Metaxas is knowledgeable in banking disputes. Maria Papamichalopoulou focuses on white-collar crime cases, and Terina Raptis is noted for her expertise in competition disputes.

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)

UBS Switzerland AG

HSBC Private Bank Suisse S.A.

HSBC Bank plc –Greek Branch/HSBC Bank (UK)

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 (ENAE) in a claim against the Hellenic Republic for over EUR 250 million.
  • Representing HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA in four major claims against the client based on data illegally provided by a former employee of the bank, as included in the “Lagarde List”.
  • Acted as Greek counsel to CMI (Allianz Marine & Aviation Versicherungs AG; Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance; Assicurazioni Generali spa; Rembrandt Insurance Co Ltd) in marine insurance litigation.

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Headed by the ‘exceptionally knowledgeable’ and ‘highly regardedDimitris Babiniotis from Athens, the Zepos & Yannopoulos team specialises in multi-jurisdictional litigation involving IP, administrative, and public law issues, alongside international arbitration proceedings. The practice has extensive experience of representing domestic and international clients before the Supreme Court, with Babiniotis routinely handling complex civil, commercial, and corporate disputes. The ‘excellentNikos Christoforidis focuses on real estate and unfair competition cases, and Adam Iliou is knowledgeable in debt collection cases, whilst Danae Papadatou is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Babiniotis

Other key lawyers:

Nikos Christoforidis; Adam Iliou; Danae Papadatou


‘Their team has a large pool of specialised resources in different areas of law. That, along with the global network they maintain, gives them the ability to adequately cover complex disputes.’

‘Each individual is a subject matter expert in his or her field. They are committed and accountable for the tasks they undertake.’

‘Nikos Christoforidis always acts as our primary point of contact and he is able to guide us to a resolution, focusing solely on the interests of our firm.’

‘Dimitris Babiniotis is an excellent professional. Whilst he is a great academic and litigator, he is also able to explain highly technical points in a comprehensive and concise manner, both for the better understanding of foreign counsel and colleagues but also for the client. Highly recommended!’

‘The team are highly effective and have guided us exceptionally well through the complexities of the Greek civil justice system and the Greek language, drafting and advising effortlessly in English. The team have a thorough understanding of the procedural rules and have provided considerable assistance in explaining the civil justice process and rules of evidence to navigate through what have been complex issues of both Greek and English law.’

‘I have worked with two exceptional civil lawyers – Nikos Christoforidis and Danae Papadatou. Both have been excellent and worked hard to ensure procedural deadlines have been complied with and extensive and complex evidence filed in time. They have taken the time to explain Greek law and procedure. Their drafting of pleadings is detailed and well evidenced. Both have an excellent command of oral and written English.’

‘Dimitris Babiniotis is exceptionally knowledgeable about Greek law and is highly regarded.’

‘The team is highly technically skilled but at the same time has an in-depth grasp of the commercial realities and the commercial needs and objectives of the clients.’

Key clients

American Eagle Outfitters

Federal Express Corporation (FEDEX)

Brisa Group

Novobanco S.A.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

IATA – International Air Transport Association

Alpha Bank S.A.

Teleflex Medical Hellas S.A.

AXA Group

Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Work highlights

  • Advised Teleflex Medical Hellas, which specialises in medical devices, in several cases related to the recovery of its claims against public and private hospitals and former counterparties before the courts of all instances.
  • Represented a leading global specialty retailer in a dispute brought against it by its contractual counterparty concerning the termination of a franchise agreement.
  • Represented four Greek companies active in the energy sector with a portfolio of eight photovoltaic plants in proceedings against alleged Spanish and Israeli shareholders before an ICC arbitral tribunal seated in Greece.

Alexander Vassardanis & Partners

Headed by the ‘distinguished’ and ‘excellentAphrodite Vassardani, the Athens-based team at Alexander Vassardanis & Partners specialises in handling international arbitration proceedings, high-profile construction disputes, and industrial product claims. Vassardani leverages her ‘brilliant legal mind’ when representing clients in cross-border disputes and shipping-related arbitration, as well as assisting with disputes arising from public tenders.

Practice head(s):

Aphrodite Vassardani


‘Alexander Vassardanis & Partners is an excellent law firm, with the highest standards of professionalism.’

‘Aphrodite Vassardani is a brilliant lawyer. She is widely recognised as a leading lawyer in dispute resolution and international arbitration. Her high level of legal knowledge, her effectiveness and her exceptional legal advice always provide security for the client.’

‘Alexander Vassardanis & Partners has extremely strong dispute resolution team and provides high-level and efficient legal services.’

Apostolos Georgiades & Associates

Consistently instructed by high-net-worth individuals, international pharmaceutical companies, and multinational real estate players, the Apostolos Georgiades & Associates practice is highly regarded for dealing with breach of contract and complex corruption-related claims. The team has experience of defending clients before the Athens Court of Appeal, as co-head Stavros Georgiades is an expert in handling high-profile litigation, whilst fellow team lead George Georgiades routinely acts for major hoteliers and shipowners. Anastasia Mageirou is also highlighted as a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Stavros Georgiades; George Georgiades

Other key lawyers:

Anastasia Mageirou

Key clients

Dr. John Coustas

Olympia Group (Panos Germanos)

Eastern Mediterannean Limited (Thanasis Martinos)

Hellinikon S.A.

Cpt. Spyros Karnessis

Novartis Hellas

Helios Hotels & Resorts (Pantelis Mantonanakis)



Dimitris, Ketty and George Koutsolioutsos

Angeliki Frangou

Work highlights

  • Acted for Novartis Hellas in a €214m lawsuit brought by the Hellenic Republic against the company for alleged corruption.
  • Represented Mantonanakis Group in the effort to collect €620m awarded in damages for breach of contract from the Greek state.
  • Defended shipping magnate Spyros Karnessis against a €325m lawsuit brought by members of his family.


Handling high-profile construction, banking, and competition claims before Athens Court of Appeal and the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Drakopoulos team is well versed in all aspects of litigation and international arbitration. Operating out of Athens, Alexandros Katsantonis co-heads the team, bringing vast experience in public procurement and PPP-related disputes to the group, whilst fellow co-head Sophia Ampoulidou is an expert in IP enforcement matters.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Katsantonis; Sophia Ampoulidou

Other key lawyers:

Michalis Kosmopoulos


‘Michalis Kosmopoulos demonstrated unparalleled commitment to our success, and showed the highest standards of legal excellence and ethics, delivering outstanding results while exemplifying dedication, and integrity.’

‘Alexandros Katsadonis possesses excellent interpersonal skills and a unique way of conveying often complex legal issues to his clients. He always makes himself available to provide legal advice, answer questions and provide clarifications.’

Key clients

Hellenic Shipyards


TUI France

Dimitra Education & Consulting|Apopsi Center Of Employment Training

VML Energy D.O.O. Beograd

Terna S.p.A


Hugo Boss





Synthesis Peer-to-Peer Income Fund


Baprani Investment Properties

Ippon Real Estate

Victini Logistics Park

Bracer Properties II &III

Airbnb Payments UK Ltd

Work highlights

  • Representing Terna S.p.A. in a €1.5 million claim against Vodafone Greece.
  • Representing Dimitra Education & Consulting and Apopsi Center for Employment Training in two cases against the Greek state.
  • Representing TUI France in a contract law dispute.

Karatzas & Partners

Athens-based co-heads Georgios Minoudis and Vassiliki Salaka demonstrate ‘excellent collaboration’ and provide ‘exceptional legal services’ when spearheading the team at Karatzas & Partners, handling all aspects of cross-border banking litigation and enforcement proceedings. Christina Faitakis regularly represents banks in commercial disputes, and Sophia Mavridou concentrates on administrative and regulatory compliance disputes.

Practice head(s):

Georgios Minoudis; Vassiliki Salaka

Other key lawyers:

Christina Faitakis; Sophia Mavridou


‘The uniqueness of the practice lies in the longs-year experience and deep knowledge of its lawyers in relation to law and procedure and their commercial approach towards every single case. What I like most about this practice, which differentiates it from other law firms, is the responsiveness, the patience, and the resourcefulness, but also the firmness of their opinions, which gives clients the comfort that the dispute, whether in arbitration or litigation, will go well, and indeed it does!’

‘What I value most is the responsiveness, creativity and resourcefulness of each and every member of the team – they are true professionals in every aspect of the attorney-client relationship. These are qualities not easily found in other law firms. The law firm has many distinguished and experienced lawyers in various practices. But the one partner I highly value and I would highly recommend is Vassiliki Salaka, who is assisted by a team of brilliant associate lawyers.’

‘They are always resourceful, willing to take over difficult legal cases and well prepared.’

‘Vassiliki Salaka and her team are excellent, always available and willing to help us by providing exceptional legal services.’

‘George Minoudis stands out for his excellent collaboration and a high level of expertise.’

‘Karatzas & Partners’ dispute resolution stands out for its exceptional legal understanding, solution-oriented approach and strategic thinking. The diverse team has expert knowledge in a variety of areas and the continuous training of team’s members is also a unique advantage for clients. In addition, the collaborative approach and flexible billing options are innovative features which are attractive to clients.’

‘Vassiliki Salaka is very proactive and always extremely dedicated, and she is capable of meeting the most pressing deadlines. In light of this, when working with Vassiliki, excellence is guaranteed irrespective of the complexity of the case.’

‘Sophia Mavridou is a great example of professionalism. She has assisted us in complex and demanding cases in a constantly changing environment, proving her excellent multi-disciplinary knowledge and negotiating and organisational skills. Our company appreciates her passion and resilience.’

PD Law Offices

Counting global insurance corporations, international banks, and automotive manufacturers amongst its clients, PD Law Offices offers ‘excellent legal services’ in medical malpractice and cross-border insurance cases. Based in Athens, Yiannis Pantelidis shows ‘assertiveness’ in civil and commercial cases before the Greek and international courts, and Anastasia Daradani is an expert in unfair competition and product liability claims, whilst Anastasia Tsimplaki focuses on financial fraud and construction cases. Aikaterini Giannakakou and Apostolis Balis are also key team members.

Practice head(s):

Yiannis Pantelidis; Anastasia Daradani; Anastasia Tsimplaki

Other key lawyers:

Aikaterini Giannakakou; Apostolis Balis; Konstantina Bouskouta; Eleni Pantelidi


‘PD Law Offices offer excellent legal services for their national and international clients. Strengths include their experience, outstanding knowledge of the law and the ability to evaluate complex matters in an instant.’

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

‘Apostolis Balis is an outstanding lawyer with an exceptional trial experience. His knowledge of national as well as European law is impressive.’

Key clients






















Work highlights

  • Represented Ethniki Hellenic General Insurance Company S.A. in a case concerning public liability insurance.
  • Represented Ergo Insurance Company Single Member S.A. in a case of medical malpractice, where a patient sued a doctor over the misdiagnosis of cancer.
  • Represented Allianz European Reliance Single Member S.A. in an action launched by five British citizens who were involved in a serious road traffic accident on the island of Crete.

Rokas Law Firm

Displaying vast expertise in the energy, pharmaceuticals, and maritime industries, the ‘commercially minded’ team at Rokas Law Firm regularly acts on behalf of clients in arbitration and complex litigation. Operating out of Athens, Christos Theodorou and Antonios Tsavdaridis jointly lead the practice; the former specialises in corporate and financial cases, and the latter concentrates on international disputes. Nick Boutsikos is another experienced litigator. Andriani Kantilieraki is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Christos Theodorou; Antonios Tsavdaridis

Other key lawyers:

Nick Boutsikos; Andriani Kantilieraki


‘Extensive knowledge of the relevant legal framework and market conditions.’

‘Very responsive and easy to work with.’

‘Commercially minded and user friendly.’

‘In-depth knowledge of the services required.’

‘Excellent communication skills.’

Key clients

Lloyd’s of London

AIG Europe S.A.

Hannover Re


Ethniki Insurance S.A.

Generali Italia S.p.A.



Attiki Odos S.A.



Avion Express

Roche S.A.

Takeda S.A.

Allianz S.A.

DallBogg S.A.

Biomerieux S.A.


Hellenic Petroleum S.A.

Sunlight S.A.

Work highlights

  • Representing insurers in respect of claims of EUR 19 MIO concerning the closure of a major motorway due to a snowstorm.
  • Representing insurers in relation to claims following the Tempi train crash in February 2023.
  • Representing a foreign guarantee fund in international arbitration.

Sagias and Partners Law Firm

Frequently representing local and multinational entities before the Greek and European courts, the Sagias and Partners Law Firm practice also has in-depth experience of handling out-of-court negotiations. Team co-head Spyros Sagias specialises in cases concerning the recovery of late payments and regulation of loan debts, whilst fellow co-head Sotiris Perivolarakis is an expert in both civil and criminal litigation. Ifigenia Vourdouni focuses on acquisition-related cases, and Eleni Mamai concentrates on claims concerning tax and customs offences.

Practice head(s):

Spyros Sagias; Sotiris Perivolarakis

Other key lawyers:

Ifigenia Vourdouni; Eleni Mamai

Key clients




Dimitrios Kelepouris




Wings of Lebanon


Philippos Tsitseklis


Benaki Museum


DELTA SCRAP Limited Partnership

Firma Kręglewscy Sp. z o.o.

Ferriere Nord S.p.a. (Member of Pittini Group)



Work highlights

  • Represented Pimana SA in a claim against the Greek state, the municipality of Zakynthos, the region of the Ionian Islands and multiple individuals regarding the cancellation of a purchase contract related to a major investment plan in Zakynthos.
  • Represented Pima and Pima Mykonos in arbitration proceedings before the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris against a lessee company.
  • Representing Ubiquiti in its appeal against the decision issued by the Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) for the revocation of circulation of the client’s Rocket M5 radio equipment.

Sioufas & Associates Law Firm

With extensive experience of handling employment, IP, and banking litigation (particularly defending Greek banks in court proceedings), the Sioufas & Associates Law Firm practice displays an ‘inherent disposition for constructive cooperation’. Based out of Athens, deputy managing partner Marios Sioufas specialises in complex IP and corporate disputes, Olga Eftychidou is an expert in enforcement and insolvency cases, and Nikolaos Katiforis focuses on administrative disputes and arbitration. Theodora Antonopoulou is also highlighted.

Practice head(s):

Marios Sioufas; Olga Eftychidou; Nikolaos Katiforis

Other key lawyers:

Ioanna Rapsomaniki; Theodora Antonopoulou; Marios-Panagiotis Skouras


‘The organisational structure, the tech support systems and the wide network of the law firm make them a valuable partner for the client.’

‘Excellent firm with great lawyers.’

‘The team consisted of individuals from various backgrounds and countries, but the performance was seamless and highly efficient, giving the impression that it was one highly skilled professional who was acting for us. The consultancy support was very useful. The team was highly informed on the legislation involved.’

‘Marios Sioufas is always willing to help and provide valuable advice.’

‘Τhe team are knowledgeable about our sector and have long experience in this practice area, and working with them provides the assurance that the level of service one enjoys is professional. The responsiveness, as well as the business-oriented approach adopted by the firm, is one of the elements that stands out when working with the team.’

‘What stands out in the people I have worked with is their inherent disposition for constructive cooperation and the fact that they know that in order to achieve the desired result, teamwork must be strengthened and promoted.’

‘The team are reliable partners for us. Their service is of a high quality because of their deep and up-to-date knowledge, experience and expertise. Their responsiveness in terms of time is also very satisfying.’

‘The team is very detail-oriented and agile and is able to address the particularities of each case successfully.’

Key clients

Pavlos I. Kontellis S.A.

Agua Terra Alfa (CYPRUS) Limited

A.G.E.T. Heraklis S.A.

Lafarge Beton

L.y.d.a. S.A.

Athenian Brewery S.A.

Hellas Capital S.A.

Papafiloi Mills S.A.

Qualysis LTD

Special Financial Solutions SA

Petros Petropoulos AEBE

Dimou Christina

Glafcos Marine LTD

Rolco Vianil S.A.

Levante Ferries Anmez S.A.

Public Retail S.A.

Elsa Silgan S.A.

Cepal Hellas Financial Services S.A.

Work highlights

  • Represented Agua Terra Alfa (Cyprus) Limited in a claim for damages arising from breach of contract within the context of a property conveyance.
  • Acted on behalf of Elsa Silgan S.A in a complex case against a bankrupt company.
  • Acted on behalf of A.G.E.T. Heraklis S.A. in a claim before the Athens Court of First Instance against a private capital company concerning 42 unpaid invoices.

Tsibanoulis & Partners

Acting on behalf of international media companies and financial institutions, the Tsibanoulis & Partners team has an ‘impressive track record’ of handling intellectual property litigation, including trade mark disputes, and complex contractual claims. Operating out of Athens, the founder Dimitris Tsibanoulis has extensive expertise in cases relating to M&A, banking, and regulatory compliance, whilst Anna Apostolaki is an expert in proceedings concerning refinancings and demergers. Aristeidis Goulandris focuses on real estate disputes, and Marina Perraki is knowledgeable in IP cases.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Tsibanoulis

Other key lawyers:

Anna Apostolaki; Aristeidis Goulandris; Marina Perraki; Sofia Kizantidi; Tina Kamilaki


‘Dimitris Tsibanoulis treats our company like his own – he always protects our interests.’

‘Having closely collaborated with their team, I can vouch for their impressive track record of securing favourable resolutions in complex cases. Their significant wins highlight their competence and their knack for tackling challenging legal disputes effectively. Trust holds immense value in our field, and we have a deep level of trust in Tsibanoulis & Partners due to their consistent delivery of positive results.’

‘What sets them apart is their commitment to doing excellent work. They understand our needs and use that understanding to create effective legal strategies. They work hard to get the best results for their clients. They are also very professional and responsive.’

‘Anna Apostolaki is renowned for her expert legal counsel. She explains things clearly and provides valuable insights into complex legal matters. Her ability to think creatively and find innovative solutions has proven to be a significant asset. She has a reassuring presence that instils confidence in clients.’

Key clients

Co-operative Bank of Chania

The Coca Cola Company

Mr Athanasios Trianfafyllou, Ms Maria Triantafyllou

Sky Group

Callan Production Corp

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Coca-Cola Company in opposing a conflicting trade mark application.
  • Represented two private clients in a lawsuit against the Greek state concerning the ownership rights to a coastal plot on the island of Andros.

Tsoukala and Partners Law Firm

Offering a broad range of litigation and dispute resolution services, the team at Tsoukala and Partners Law Firm routinely represents domestic and global entities before all levels of the Greek courts and frequently deals with complex arbitration proceedings. The practice has vast expertise in handling soft IP claims and cases centred on distribution agreements, along with claims over breaches of hotel management agreements. Heading the group from Athens, Eleni Tsoukala and Constantinos Kapitsinos bring extensive insight into corporate and M&A cases to the outfit, with the former specialising in the TMT sector.

Practice head(s):

Eleni Tsoukala; Constantinos Kapitsinos

Work highlights

  • Acting for a multinational group in a post-M&A dispute involving several jurisdictions relating to the breach of a non-compete clause and the infringement of intellectual property rights.
  • Representing the owner of a global luxury hotel chain in a financial dispute with a hotel operator and in various disputes relating to breaches of the hotel management agreement, allegedly resulting in high-value losses.
  • Acting for a leading construction and development company in a dispute with a seller over the breach of a multimillion-euro preliminary agreement of sale.

Avramopoulos & Partners

Handling all stages of arbitration and litigation proceedings, the practice at Avramopoulos & Partners regularly takes on cases involving breaches of contract, tort claims, and creditors’ rights. The team is especially knowledgeable in relation to the enforcement procedures of arbitral awards. Practice co-head Athanassios Avgeros is skilled in local and multi-jurisdictional cases, in addition to assisting clients with all elements of risk mitigation. He leads the practice with Athanassios Safaris, who has expertise in EU law and public procurement cases, whilst Barbara Angelopoulou focuses on corporate disputes.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros; Athanassios Safaris

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Angelopoulou; Eleftheria Bagouraki

Key clients

Akrin Holdings GmbH

Pannónia Eszközkezelő Kft

Work highlights

  • Acted for Akrin Holdings GmbH in a claim for brokerage fees before the Court of Appeals.
  • Represented Pannónia Eszközkezelő Kft in its claim against the Greek National Tourism Organisation.


Described as an ‘experienced and commercially minded’ outfit, LCI Law routinely acts on behalf of companies in the shipping, construction, and retail sectors, handling all aspects of litigation and arbitration. The practice is well equipped to handle cases involving both Greek and English law. Team co-head Antonis Lagadianos frequently represents clients before the courts in shipping litigation governed by English law; he is also skilled in mediation and settlement negotiations. Fellow co-head George Iatridis has vast experience in managing complex shipping disputes under Greek law. Eleni Skoufari brings in-depth knowledge in commercial and corporate claims to the table.

Practice head(s):

Antonis Lagadianos; George Iatridis

Other key lawyers:

Evangelos Catsambas; Eleni Skoufari; Anastasia Dola Tsatsos


‘Eleni Skoufari is an extremely shrewd litigator, who is familiar with international litigation practices, and an accomplished case and client manager.’

‘Very knowledgable individuals, client friendly and with excellent pricing.’

‘Experienced and commercially minded.’

‘This practice is unique since it combines experience with commerciality and low costs.’

‘Hands on, knowledgeable, available.’

‘The team has an excellent understanding of international commercial and shipping disputes and is able to handle complex cases.’

‘Antonis Lagadianos is the partner that stands out within the firm. He has an exceptional knowledge of international commercial and shipping disputes, and he is at ease when handling very complex cases involving various jurisdictions.’

‘Antonis Lagadianos is able to provide very accurate and innovative tactical and strategic guidance in complex cases.’

Key clients

Danaos Corporation

Starbulk S.A.

Technomar Shipping Inc

Cyprus Sea Lines Co Ltd

TMS Bulkers

Navios Shipmanagement Inc.

Eurobulk Ltd

Equinox Maritime Ltd.

Indagro S.A.

Gard P & I (Bermuda) Ltd.

The UK Defence Club/UK P&I Club

Trithorn Bulk A/S

Mystic Cruises

Louis Cruises


Attica/Blue Star Ferries

Birkenstock GmbH

Travelport Group


Del Monte International GmbH

Clorox Group

Moratis Passas Law Firm

Demonstrating significant ‘expertise and experience’ in complex cross-border litigation and out-of-court dispute resolution, the team at Moratis Passas Law Firm is highly regarded for representing clients in commercial disputes, and banking and financial cases, alongside shareholders’ claims. Operating out of Athens, co-founder Dimitris Passas frequently represents companies from across the insurance and shipping sectors, whilst Nikos Syrmas and Fotis Kotsis are described as ‘excellent litigators’, focusing on commercial and civil disputes.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Passas; Nikos Syrmas; Fotis Kotsis

Other key lawyers:

Christiana Koliofoti; Panagiotis Anastopoulos; Natasha Skoufi


‘The firm’s expertise and experience in civil litigation exceeds its peers. They maintain an excellent track record and success rate in civil litigation.’

‘Nikos Syrmas and Fotis Kotsis are excellent litigators, with a deep understanding of the law, and brilliant drafting and communication skills. They tailor their approach to achieve the best possible outcome for the client.’

Key clients

Cyprus Popular Bank Public Company Ltd, Greek branch

EDOEAP (Press and Media Pension Fund)

NN Hellas

Citibank Europe Plc, Greek branch

Piraeus Bank

Hellas Capital Leasing

Viva wallet Bank

Antenna T.V. SA

Intrum Hellas

Work highlights

  • Representing NN Hellas SA, a member of NN Group, in litigation concerning insurance products sold in the Greek market.
  • Representing EDOEAP (Press and Media Pension Fund) in a lawsuit against Bank of Greece to recover its assets held by the Bank of Greece under the legal regime applicable to Greek pension funds and public law legal entities.
  • Handling six appeals filed by CPB (Cyprus Popular Bank Company Ltd) against the Greek state before the Thessaloniki Administrative Court of Appeal concerning withholding tax.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Showing substantial activity in handling high-profile shipping litigation, in addition to representing major energy companies and financial institutions, the practice at Norton Rose Fulbright regularly leverages its global network of offices to handle cross-border cases. The Athens-based team also displays strength in all forms of alternative dispute resolution and regulatory enforcement. Vassilis Koroxenidis brings vast expertise in disputes in the shipping and energy industries to the outfit. Dimitris Rampos has ‘exceptional knowledge’, especially in EU law cases, whilst Sergios Karotsieris handles banking and capital markets cases.

Practice head(s):

Vassilis Koroxenidis

Other key lawyers:

Dimitris Rampos; Sergios Karotsieris


‘The team has the knowledge and resources to advise not only on the merits of the litigation but also on the strategy to be followed. They are excellent at looking ahead and suggesting the actions that need to be undertaken to safeguard and successfully defend the client’s interests. They also take a pragmatic approach and they can advise their clients on the best action that they have to take with the minimum cost. These are factors that distinguishes them from other law firms.’

‘Dimitris Rampos is an extremely experienced lawyer with the ability to handle a variety of commercial disputes. He has an exceptional knowledge of Greek civil proceedings and he can present complex cases to the court in a comprehensive and succinct manner. Last but not least, his ability to propose the right strategy for the handling of a commercial dispute is an asset to the client.’

‘As a client, you get prompt responses and they put together a team to ensure we get the information we need during the meeting, not the following day.’

‘Competent with the communication skills that make it easy to discuss the relevant matter.’

‘Dimitris Rampos and Vassilis Koroxenidis have a thorough knowledge of the legislation, extensive experience in the field of litigation, and excellent negotiating skills as well as excellent communication skills with clients.’

PPT Legal

Headed by the Athens-based duo of Eliana Paschalides and Rosemary Rontiri (who has extensive experience of handling high-profile litigation), the team at PPT Legal frequently acts on behalf of domestic and international clients in complex corporate disputes involving shareholders, along with multi-jurisdictional shipping claims. Dimitris Psicharis consistently represents companies in marine, civil, and commercial cases.

Practice head(s):

Eliana Paschalides; Rosemary Rontiri

Other key lawyers:

Dimitris Psicharis


‘Expertise in disputes.’

‘What stands out is the team depth and collaborative attitude.’

V.D. Ikonomidis & Associates Law Firm

Representing companies from across the shipping, aviation, and cosmetics industries in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation, V.D. Ikonomidis & Associates Law Firm is highly praised for its ‘strong communication’ and ‘responsive’ nature. Based out of Athens, both Vassilios Ikonomidis and Georgia Patili co-head the practice, with the former specialising in international commercial cases, while the latter is an expert in corporate disputes. Eleni Chatzidaki is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Vassilios Ikonomidis; Georgia Patili

Other key lawyers:

Eleni Chatzidaki


‘They are highly responsive and understand the needs of foreign clients.’

‘Georgia Patili handled the matter with professionalism and sensitivity to the needs of a foreign client and foreign counsel. She was timely, responsive and competent and was a pleasure to work with.’

‘Vassilios Ikonomidis has a strong reputation in dispute resolution, and is capable of dealing with complex legal cases and delivering positive results.’

‘Vassilios Ikonomidis has a good knowledge of the law and experience in dealing with this subject matter.’

‘VDI & Associates Law Firm has knowledgeable and effective lawyers. It is a very well-organised law firm – experienced and professional. Their main strength is having the right combination of skills that you can trust to get the best results in a timely manner. I will definitely recommend them to others and continue my cooperation with them.’

‘Georgia Patili is an amazing lawyer! She is excellent at what she does and also an amazing person.’

‘Very strong communication skills within the team, with a totally people-centred philosophy. A trustworthy team that is always focused on delivering results.’

‘Vassilios Ikonomidis and Georgia Patili are really focused on first understanding your needs and then the general concept of what that includes, and finally deliver your options accordingly.’

Key clients

Organisational Committee of Arranging Motor Sports (Motorsport Greece)

SSH Maritime Group of Companies (Punmore Capital Ltd)

Swift Profit Rental S.A.

BMW HELLAS Car Trading S.A.

Optimum S.A.

Agile Group of Companies

Egnite S.A.

Leriva Group of Companies

Exelixis S.A.

Original Senses P.C.

Senso in Terra S.A.

Cobaltair LTD in Liquidation

Neotex S.A.

Kentro Chara

Karanikolas Group S.A.

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Organisational Committee of Arranging Motor Sports (Motorsport Greece) in a trade mark dispute concerning the Acropolis Rally.
  • Acted for SSH Maritime Group of Companies (Punmore Capital) in a dispute with a contractor over the failure to carry out the agreed refitting works for a commercial yacht.
  • Acting for Swift Profit Rental S.A. in a claim against Malco Hellas ABETTE over the breach of a lease agreement.