Firm Profile > Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC > Athens, Greece

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC
10 SOLONOS STREET
KOLONAKI
106 73 ATHENS
Greece

Dispute resolution Tier 2

At Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC, work primarily revolves around product liability, sale of goods, distribution and agency disputes, in addition to IP litigation, namely patent and trade mark-related claims. In addition, the team has handled a number of employment, real estate and construction proceedings of late and is active at all levels of the domestic courts, as well as handling acting on ICC and LCIA arbitrations. George Ballas is a leading name for IP disputes and heads the team together with Gregory Pelecanos, who has expertise in competition, energy, environmental and corporate finance litigation.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Pelecanos; George Ballas

Other key lawyers:

Dimitrios Giannimaras; Alexander Rammos; George Moukas; Anthony Mavrides

Key clients

Mercedes Benz Hellas S.A/ DAIMLER AG

Ford Motor Hellas SA

AGET HERACLES LAFARGE HOLCIM

SLHRE NEWCO 2 SRL -CONSTRUCTION

Europ Assistance SA. Greek Branch

Hitatchi Europe SA.

PRENECON PRIME ENERGY SA

TOBACCO LEAF -A.MICHAELIDES SA.

MEGA DISPOSABLES SA

LANDIS & GYR AG

SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT SA

La Prairie Group AG

BEIRERSDORF AG

TEVA Europe pharmaceuticals SA

FKG DENTAIRE SA

PHARMATEN SA

AMER SPORTS EXPORT GmbH

EU and competition Tier 2

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC sets itself apart from the rest of the market through its distinct focus on the automotive, IT and pharmaceutical sectors. Gregory Pelecanos serves as practice head, focusing his practice on abuse of dominance and vertical restraints disputes in addition to antitrust issues. A standout from the recent workload saw the team represent Suunto Oy, a member of the Amer Sports group, in an HCC investigation into Greece’s watch market.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Pelecanos

Other key lawyers:

Constantine Beikos Paschalis

Key clients

Mercedes Benz Hellas S.A. /Daimler Group

Ford Motor Hellas S.A / Ford Group

Volvo Car Hellas S.A./ Volvo Group

Mazda Motors Austria GmbH / Mazda Group

Saracacis Bros S.A (Hinda/ Mitsubishi)

Lafarge Holcim AGET Heracles SA.

SUUNTO OY (Amer Sports Group)

De’ Longhi SpA

HERON S.A.

Oracle (via Baker & McKenzie London)

Intellectual property Tier 2

One of the oldest and best-established IP practices in Greece with an international reputation’, Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC is active on all IP fronts. Its caseload covers trade mark prosecution, registration, opposition and portfolio management matters, in addition to anti-counterfeiting measures, European Patent Convention (EPC) patent validations, copyright infringement and the full spectrum of relevant disputes. Department head George Ballasensures that his clients’ IP assets are well protected and always valid’; he holds the distinction of also being qualified as a European patent attorney.

Practice head(s):

George Ballas

Other key lawyers:

Vicky Xourafas; George Moukas; Gregory Pelecanos

Testimonials

‘An honest and personal approach.’

‘They have one of the oldest and best-established IP practices in Greece with an international reputation. George Ballas is widely acknowledged as an IP leader in Greece. They combine detailed knowledge of both the law and industry practice. The disputes we use them for require specialist knowledge of not only trade mark and similar laws but also competition and distribution law. This where this team excels, because it combines in-depth knowledge of all these legal areas and industry knowledge.’

‘George Ballas ensures that his clients’ IP assets are well protected and always valid.’

‘Gregory Pelecanos and his team are extremely effective and knowledgeable IP litigators with a reputation that in some cases resolves the dispute before it even occurs or assists in resolving disputes which have occurred.’

Key clients

Beirsdorf AG

Sunlight Recycling SA

Systems Sunlight SA

HERON Thermoelectric SA

Vamvalis Foods SA

Laboratoires La Prairie SA

Lafarge Holcim AGET Heracles SA

Landis +Gyr AG

MEGA DISPOSABLES SA

HNC Healthy Nutrition GmbH

Ericsson

Pharmathen SA

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals DD

Google (via Baker & McKenzie)

PINTEREST (via Baker & McKenzie)

Wight & Co (architects, USA)

TMT Tier 3

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC combines ‘an excellent grasp of complex legal issues’ with a ‘great commercial and practical approach’. The team covers the full array of technology, GDPR and media affairs. Gregory Pelecanos is particularly focused on the IT space and George Ballas is well regarded for security, data protection and privacy matters; they jointly lead the team alongside 'excellent’ senior associate Theodore Konstantakopoulos.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Pelecanos; George Ballas

Testimonials

‘Excellent grasp of complex legal issues which they apply to truly cutting-edge fact patterns. Great commercial and practical approach.’

‘Theodore Konstantakopoulos in particular is excellent.’

Key clients

Audi AG (via Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP)

Ford Motor Hellas and Ford Europe

Volvo Cars Hellas and Volvo Car Corporation

Porsche AG (via Baker & McKenzie)

SAS Institute

SAP

Microsoft Hellas and Microsoft Corporation (via Davis Wright Tremain LLP)

Apple (via Baker & McKenzie)

Google (via Baker & McKenzie)

Ripple Labs

Onvoy

Telecom Technology Services Inc

Salesforce

China Global Television Network Europe Ltd (via Baker& McKenzie)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC is well equipped to advise on company law matters, including establishment and corporate governance, with the additional ability to handle employment and tax affairs. Gregory Pelecanos jointly leads the department with Grace Katsoulis, who provides clients with ‘trust, respect and transparency’. M&A projects are a key component of the offering, with the group regularly advising on due diligence, absorption and spin-off, and competition-related mandates, among others.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Pelecanos; Grace Katsoulis

Testimonials

‘Great ability to communicate and collaborate with an international team.’

‘With Grace Katsoulis I have a relationship founded on trust, respect and transparency. She has gained that trust by delivering advice with credibility and on-time, from the first phone call when our company was at the inception phase, up until the registration under time pressure over the summer holidays. Grace also provided very good guidelines on Greek employment law related topics.’

They have a high level of credibility in what they say and suggest. I trust their ability to deliver.’

Key clients

Europ Assistance SA. Greek Branch

Capture One A/S (formerly Phase One A/S)

Qatar Airways

Hitatchi Europe SA

Mitsubishi Electric Europ BV

Iqvia Hellas SA

Ermenegildo Zegna SA

Ford Motor Hellas SA.

Volvo Car Hallas SA

Survitec Safety Solutions Hellas SA

RCI Hellas SA

Department Name Email Telephone
Company and commercial
Corporate
Foreign investments
Privatisation and projects
Mergers and acquisitions
Corporate finance
EU and competition (unfair and antitrust)
Industrial and intellectual property
Patents, trade marks, designs (including litigation)
Copyright and allied rights (including litigation)
Licences, franchising
Contract
Litigation and arbitration
Energy
Number of lawyers : 29
English
French
German
Italian
Counterforce Network
International Bar Association
European Patent Institute
Association of European Lawyers
International Trademark Association
Lexing-Advanced Technology Law Network
Contact : George A Ballas
: Formerly Simitis Law Offices, established in 1930