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Apostolos Georgiades & Associates
115 24 ATHENS

Greece > Dispute resolution Tier 3

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:

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.

The firm

Four decades ago, name partner Dr Apostolos Georgiades opened his law practice in Athens to begin a brilliant career as a distinguished attorney and leading authority in Greek civil law. His passionate commitment to serving the law, both as practitioner and one of the most renowned Greek jurists, not only charted an inspirational course for Apostolos Georgiades & Associates, but set a standard of excellence that the firm continuously pursues. The core values of the firm are rendering best-quality services and promoting best practice of law by upholding business ethics.

Today AGA is an integrated Greek law firm of highly experienced attorneys committed to offering the best-quality services. AGA is distinguished by the academic focus of its partners’ exceptional expertise in Greek civil law and dynamism in the courtroom. The firm’s prestigious portfolio of long-term clients reflects the shared commitment to a set of core values. Widely respected in the area of legal advice on all matters of Greek business law, the well-educated, dedicated team of legal practitioners has represented and advised a wide range of national and international private and corporate clientele.

Partners Apostolos Georgiades and George Georgiades often provide legal opinion on novel issues preoccupying the legal community. These legal opinions are often published in Greek law reviews and adopted by the courts in the reasoning of their resolutions. Furthermore, members of the firm have participated intermittently in the preparation of legislation and regulations, particularly in the area of financial transactions and real estate.

Areas of practice

The firm is distinguished for its leading expertise in dispute resolution. AGA’s litigation team has discreetly and successfully handled some of the weightiest cases ever presented before the courts. The firm is also renowned for its arbitration practice (international and domestic; institutional and ad hoc). Members of the firm serve as umpires, arbitrators, counsellors and experts in some of the most significant disputes in Greece and abroad.

AGA is also a leading firm in public procurement, public contracts and privatisations. AGA’s team of attorneys provides legal services for Greek and foreign bidders in international tenders for infrastructure projects and for capital shares in public-owned companies. Noted for significant experience in contract management and administration of infrastructure projects, the firm is also highly regarded for expert legal insights. Name partner Apostolos Georgiades, Professor Emeritus at the University of Athens Law School, has given several legal opinions on issues pertaining to public tenders and privatisation projects.

Furthermore, AGA has profound expertise in the real estate and construction market representing a wide range of developers, local and international investors and high-net-worth individual clients. The firm’s practice includes the full range of real estate and construction issues, such as due diligence, tax-related concerns and drafting of relevant contracts. Further, AGA renders legal opinions to clients, based mainly abroad, on all major real estate-related issues. The firm also has significant expertise in the tourism, leisure and gaming market providing comprehensive law services for all aspects of legal issues regarding this industry. Its highly skilled team has advised and represented the major and most renowned hotel/resort owners and developers in Greece, throughout the years, as well as entities involved in the gaming industry.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute resolution Apostolos Georgiades
Dispute resolution Stavros Georgiades
Litigation Stavros Georgiades
Litigation Anastasia Mageirou
Arbitration Apostolos Georgiades
Arbitration George Georgiades
Real estate Nikolaos Georgiades
Real estate Christos Tsatalas
EU competition and distribution Nikolaos Georgiades
Data protection Nikolaos Georgiades
Project finance Stavros Georgiades
Project finance Anastasia Mageirou
Banking George Georgiades
Banking Nikolaos Georgiades
Corporate Stavros Georgiades
Corporate Eirini Stappa
Medical malpractice Stavros Georgiades
Medical malpractice Anastasia Mageirou
Energy law George Georgiades
Number of lawyers : 12