Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appreciating that legal disputes are costly and time consuming, we value the importance of practical and commercial solutions to our clients’ matters. We have a strong negotiating team which conducts negotiations and ensures that if there is an out-of-court solution to a matter, we will find it.
We advise on the benefits of every available Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) method, including mediation, and can arrange for these to be explored according to your needs. The cornerstone of our approach is resolving disputes in a quick and effective manner with as little disruption to business by reaching mutually agreeable and fruitful solutions.
Our team includes experienced accredited mediators, who ensure that every party using the mediation process will benefit from the speed of the dispute resolution, the commitment of the parties, and the restoration of the viability of the relationship with the other party. Our mediators apply procedures tailored to the needs of the parties, while ensuring complete confidentiality of the information exchanged between them during the mediation process.
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
Competition & Antitrust
Competition law is constantly evolving, and we are seeing increased levels of enforcement by the Greek and EU competition authorities in this area. Companies are thus facing new challenges and risks that need to be anticipated and addressed in an efficient manner.
Our team advises clients across the full spectrum of Greek and European competition law. In particular we assist clients with:
- Cartel investigations – Dawn raids
- Compliance and leniency programmes
- Horizontal agreements – Cooperative Joint
- Vertical agreements-distribution systems and agency, franchising
- Abuses of dominance
- Mergers and acquisitions – Merger notifications,
- Merger opposition
- State aid
- Sector inquiries
- Complaints in front of the Greek and EU
- Competition Authorities
- Appeals against decisions by the Greek and EU competition Authorities
- Actions for damages before the Greek civil courts for violations of competition rules
Corporate & Commercial
Corporate and commercial law is in the DNA of business operations in Greece. Proactive, client -driven legal advice in these fields helps our clients reach their business objectives.
We advise our clients on the full spectrum of corporate and commercial law. This varies from day-to-day advice to ad hoc advice in relation to a wide range of sectors. We regularly advise on the setting up of businesses, on optimum structures for business operations, on all aspects of the ongoing operation of Greek companies active in numerous industries covering also any related specialist areas such as employment law issues, tax, regulatory matters, corporate governance for listed and non-listed companies, consumer protection, product liability issues, transport and logistics, insurance law matters (general accidents, third party liability, health insurance), as well as hotel enterprises and tourism Law.
This means that our lawyers have the range of experience to provide one-stop-shop advice to your business throughout its lifecycle.
Data Protection Law is an increasingly important field of law given the constant changes in this field and its tendency to expand.
Our team has deep industry experience in advising clients in respect of data protection issues. We help our clients to achieve legal compliance and business strategy relating to data privacy, including collection, processing, use, disclosure and transfer of personal data. We assist clients from a wide range of different markets that require GDPR assistance in complex transactions, as well as in their everyday business.
In a digital world, our team is able to find business-focused solutions and assess all types of risks associated with management of data, including customer and employee information. We also represent clients in the context of administrative and legal proceedings, including investigation and litigation procedures, that are being initiated against them following potential non-compliance and law infringement.
The energy sector in Greece, especially with reference to renewable energy, is blooming. The geographical location of Greece allows for the development of numerous renewable energy projects, especially projects aiming at the production of electricity from solar sources.
Acquiring and running an energy project can have many legal barriers and regulatory complexities. Our firm provides advisory services and guidance with regards to the development and financing of energy related projects as well as the sale and acquisition of energy projects or companies operating in the energy sector, performing simultaneously the relevant legal due diligence. We also negotiate on behalf of our clients, EPC and construction contracts and help them navigate the regulatory framework (including the licensing procedure, tariffs, PPAs and grid connection).
Having extensive experience in drafting and negotiating transaction documents, implementing domestic and cross-border transactions and assisting our clients comply with the regulatory requirements of energy sector, our lawyers are perfectly equipped to handle any energy-related transaction and reach successful closing.
Intellectual Property rights are extremely valuable assets for any individual or business. IP rights form an essential part of each business, as they can ensure important revenue stream and competitive advantage in the market. Protecting them is vital to preserving their value.
We advise clients from various sectors on a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including registration, commercialization, transfer and licensing of IP rights. We have significant experience in drafting and negotiating all types of contracts, including software and IT related contracts.
We represent our clients in dispute resolution proceedings for the protection of IP rights, including trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, court proceedings in respect of counterfeit products and copyright infringement proceedings before civil courts.
Our vigorous IP practice is ready to assist clients in securing their rights on all type of works, new technologies, innovations and trademarks. Our team values its clients’ assets and works closely with them to ensure that their rights stay protected.
Labour law is subject to frequent reforms and changes. In this dynamic environment, labour law compliance is an integral part of every business’ operation which demands a professional handling.
We advise our clients on a wide range of topics related to both individual and collective labour relations. Our experience and in-depth knowledge of the field ensures the best handling of both everyday issues and more complicated matters, such as the drafting and negotiation of employment contracts, the drafting of internal labour regulations and collective labour agreements, individual or collective dismissals, issues arising from the restructuring or acquisition of companies, negotiation with employees Unions, audit payroll, health and safety in the workplace, employees appraisal systems and disciplinary law, control, drafting and preparation of corporate policies, procedures and regulations etc.
Furthermore, our team provides litigation services and represents our clients before the Courts and other competent bodies (e.g. Labour Inspectorates etc.).