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, the team is engaged in court litigation and international arbitration pertaining to competition, environment, construction, product liability, employment and commercial claims. Industry expertise ranges from pharmaceuticals, industrial and automotive companies to the consumer goods and aeronautics sectors. The group has experience at all court levels up to the Supreme Court and is jointly headed up by Gregory Pelecanos, George Ballas, Anthony Mavrides and Grace Katsoulis.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Pelecanos; George Ballas; Anthony Mavrides; Grace Katsoulis;

Key clients

Mercedes Benz Hellas SA

Ford Motor Hellas SA

GlaxoSmithKline

Lafarge Heracles Cement SA

Saracacis Bros (Honda-Mitsubishi)

Pharmathen SA

Hoffman La Roche

Sandoz

TEVA

LM ERICSSON

EU and competition Tier 2

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC has ‘exceptional expertise in competition law’ and the team has a distinct focus on the automotive, pharmaceuticals and energy industries. Gregory Pelecanos is praised for his ‘high-value’ work and ‘to-the-point’ advice; he heads up the varied practice, which is particularly reputed for handling adversarial competition matters including abuse of dominance work and antitrust claims. The firm is a member of the Automotive Law Club, an association of independent EU law firms which specialise in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Pelecanos;

Testimonials

‘The level of responsiveness is unique. They understand the case or request with the first email. Replies are specific and to the point. Deep knowledge of the market, competition and their practices.’

‘Exceptional expertise in distribution and competition law.’

‘Mr Pelecanos delivers high value work, his advice is to the point, and he always responds within minutes.’

‘Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates is one of the leading law firms in Greece. They are extremely competent, especially in the automotive sector. They have a wide spectrum of skills and a true international impact as they are member of several international networks.’

‘We have a special link with Gregory Pelecanos, since we worked with him a few years ago in the automotive industry. He is also the Greek associate in the pan-European automotive network we belong to. He is especially competent in distribution law, competition law and more specifically in the automotive industry.’

‘They have great knowledge of the automotive industry.’

‘Gregory Pelecanos no doubt is one of the best lawyers with detailed knowledge of competition law and the automotive industry.’

Key clients

Mercedes Benz Greece/ Daimler Group

Ford Greece/ Ford Europe

Volvo Car Company/ Volvo Greece

Mazda Motor Europe/ Mazda Austria

Allergan Greece

Jansen Cilag/Johnson & Johnson

TEVA

GlaxoSmithKline

HERON SA

Intellectual property Tier 2

The practice at Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC is led by George Ballas, who is a registered European Patent Attorney with extensive experience in trade marks, passing off work and patent litigation. The team also undertakes registration, prosecution, renewal, assignment, licence, anti-counterfeiting and opposition work along with design and copyright infringement litigation. Pharmathen is one of numerous clients from the pharmaceuticals sector on the firm's roster; it recently engaged the group on its response to a warning letter issued by competitor, Novartis, alleging a possible infringement on the production method of a new generic product.

Practice head(s):

George Ballas;

Key clients

LM ERICSSON

PHARMATHEN SA

TEVA (ACTAVIS GROUP PTC EHF& SPECIFAR SA)

SANDOZ PHAMACEUTICALS DD

HOFFMANN LA ROCHE &GENETCH INC

LAFARGEHOLCHIM/HERACLES GROUP OF COMPANIES

SUNLIGHT SYSTEMS SA

VAMVALIS FOOS SA

HNC HEALTHY NUTRITION COMPANY GMBH

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Lawyers at Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC provide expertise in M&A, corporate establishment and maintenance, employment, social security, tax and payroll services, among other areas. Gregory Pelecanos heads the practice alongside Grace Katsoulis and recently acted for Mitsubishi Electric on the establishment of its Greek branch. He was also engaged by Ford Motor Greece on the transfer from Ford Credit of its Greece operations to the client and the National Bank of Greece.

Practice head(s):

Grace Katsoulis; Gregory Pelecanos

Key clients

Ermenegildo Zegna

SAS Institute

Mitsubishi Electric BV

RCI Hellas SA

Total Hellas SA

Ford Motor Greece SA

Volvo Greece SA

IQVIA Hellas SA

TTS Telecom SA

Survitec Safety Solutions Hellas SA

TMT Tier 3

Strengths of Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC include data protection, disputes, media and advertising and IT matters. Software and technology companies, including start-ups, are found among the team's client roster.

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