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Dispute Resolution — Greece


Bernitsas Law - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Panayotis Bernitsas, Dimitris Roussis and Christos Paraskevopoulos
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Maintains its top-tier ranking on account of its strong market recognition and high-profile instructions from clients. Represents companies in corporate and commercial litigation, which often involves the termination of contractual agreements. Defends companies facing civil and white-collar crime cases relating to employment and tax law. Also has proven capabilities in administrative and public law litigation, including cases linked to public tenders, breach of public contracts or challenges to regulatory changes. Has strong expertise in the banking and finance sector, as well as the TMT and pharmaceutical industries. Handles international disputes, including arbitration proceedings.

Strengths Clients admire the team's responsiveness: "When we have urgent matters they are there 24/7." This source goes on to praise the lawyers' dedication: "They are passionate about their work and see the case as their own personal file."

In addition to the team's speed of response, other interviewees appreciate its business-oriented culture: "They are very pragmatic and have a nice commercial approach, making the legal issues easier to digest."

Work highlights Acted for new client Cana Pharmaceuticals before the Council of State on its appeal against a ruling for the company to pay clawbacks to Greek hospitals regarding hospital supplies.

Represented Techtronic Industries as defendants in a lawsuit filed by its former business partner UniMac relating to a terminated distribution agreement.

Significant Clients Orion Pharma, Apivita, VIOMES, Clerigues, Wind Telecommunications.

Notable practitioners

Christos Paraskevopoulos receives several plaudits for his knowledge of commercial litigation and business disputes. Clients say he is "very knowledgeable, strategic, smart and quick at grasping matters." He handles cases in a range of sectors, with recent matters involving the automotive, technology and finance industries. He frequently advises clients on fraud allegations and directors' and officers' liability.

Dimitris Roussis is renowned for handling civil, public and administrative law litigation, frequently acting in the Supreme Court. One client states: "He was very much to the point, explained the complex legal aspects in understandable terms and was very quick in understanding the business implications." This source goes on to report: "I was very impressed with the very frequent follow-up."

According to clients, George Atie "is a very responsive and hard-working person who always fights every case as if it were his own." He deals with a wide variety of disputes, such as insolvency and shareholder disputes, and has acted on cases in the banking, construction and TMT sectors.

New to the rankings, Milka Chasioti is an associate who assists clients with a broad spectrum of contentious matters. Interviewees describe her as "always willing to help." She advises on commercial contract disputes and succession disputes in the electronics, insurance and automotive industries. Sources also highlight her ability to "translate Greek law very clearly."

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Our practice has a strong track record in major administrative, civil and commercial and corporate crime disputes.

We offer a highly specialised level of representation before the courts in Greece and Europe, industrial tribunals, the ICC and in arbitrations and mediations.

We approach disputes constructively, averting litigation where this is feasible and getting the best possible results where it is unavoidable. In either case,we focus on time and cost management to ensure minimal disruption to the ordinary course of our clients’ business. We place emphasis on pre-litigation risk management and case viability, recognising the need for communication with our clients on strategy, the issues at stake and developments to allow for informed decisions throughout the process.

Our practice offers a significant breadth of expertise across all types of commercial,administrative and white collar crime disputes. We enjoy long-standing relationships with clients from a wide range of industries who regularly instruct us on disputes arising in the course of their everyday business.Industry specialisations include medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverages,retail, electronics, car manufacturing, infrastructure, energy,insurance and securities.

We have an expertise in: Administrative & Compliance Disputes, Banking &Finance Disputes, Corporate & Commercial Disputes, Corporate Crime &Fraud,Fraud Investigations, Restructuring & Insolvency Disputes.

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Dryllerakis & Associates - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: John Damilakis
- 3 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading firm handling both litigation and arbitration work. Has capabilities in diverse areas of civil and commercial litigation, with particular strength in contentious tax and competition matters. Senior partners act as arbitrators as well as counsel on domestic and international arbitrations. Unilever is a new addition to the group's list of clients.

Strengths One client says: "They have a deep knowledge of our business and extensive experience in arbitration. They are very responsive to our queries and always make themselves available."

Another interviewee is similarly pleased with the speed of the department: "I have been particularly impressed by their quick responses and their availability."

Value for Money Multiple sources praise the pricing of the group's legal services: "They have reasonable fees from the top partners down."

Work highlights Acted for the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund as claimant on civil and criminal law proceedings relating to allegations of fraud, embezzlement, corruption and tortious behaviour.

Assisted Burlington Books with strategic advice and contentious proceedings connected to the infringement of the publishing company's IP rights.

Significant Clients Regency Entertainment, LARCO, Siemens, Minoan Lines, Hellenic Petroleum.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise John Dryllerakis's significant experience and "deep knowledge" of the market. His practice encompasses a range of commercial litigation, public law and regulatory disputes. He also receives plaudits for his prowess in international arbitration, often acting as arbitrator.

John Damilakis is a highly experienced litigator and arbitrator, described by interviewees as a "well-known and reputed lawyer." His disputes have involved contract terminations and damages claims.

Gerassimos Apergis handles contract disputes and white-collar crime litigation, including enforcement proceedings. Clients admire his passion and tenacity, advising that he "never gives up the fight." His recent cases have involved fraud and money laundering.

Panagiotis Kakaletris deals with contentious matters in a range of sectors, often assisting clients with commercial and civil law disputes. Sources praise his ability to "prepare and relax the witness for hearings." He also advises clients on public procurement disputes and anti-corruption.

About the Team (content provided by Dryllerakis & Associates)

  • Specialized litigation team for civil and commercial cases, headed by senior partner John Damilakis. 
  • Strong experience in local and international arbitration proceedings (senior partners acting either as arbitrators, umpires or counselors to the litigant parties).
  • Handling cases of IP, unfair competition, bankruptcy and conciliation procedures, joint venture partners disputes, white-collar crime etc.

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Lambadarios Law Firm - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- 4 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Leverages long-standing presence in the Greek market, together with the leading reputations of experienced litigation and arbitration partners, to attract a wide range of significant disputes work. Highly revered for its experience of ICC and other arbitration proceedings as counsel to companies based in Greece and abroad. Assists major international corporates including key clients from the energy and infrastructure sectors. Expertise includes commercial litigation and administrative law disputes.

Strengths Interviewees describe the team's offering as "absolutely superior," explaining that the lawyers are "deeply experienced, hard-working and very thoughtful."

According to another commentator, the "well structured" team is "very effective, responsive and prompt in its reactions."

Work highlights Represented Bombardier Transportation against the Hellenic Railways Organisation in a litigation concerning the building of new trains for the Athens Suburban Railway.

Acted for Kavala Oil as defendants in several lawsuits filed by its minority shareholders regarding the annulment of its general shareholders meeting.

Significant Clients Energean Oil & Gas, Cobalt Music, Linde Group, Leidos.

Notable practitioners

Nondas Lambadarios heads the department's arbitration team, frequently sitting on ICC proceedings. Sources say: "He has very sophisticated knowledge of Greek and international legal systems." He advised Netherlands-based company VanMannekus on Greek law aspects pertaining to an ICC arbitration in Rotterdam.

John Filiotis leads the litigation side of the group and regularly handles appeals in the Supreme Court. Sources describe him as "incredibly knowledgeable and strong in appellate cases." He also has experience of proceedings seeking the annulment of arbitral awards.

One interviewee describes Prokopis Dimitriadis as "very bright, hard-working and extremely talented," while another source calls him "a living encyclopaedia of law." He has experience handling a broad range of disputes, including arbitration proceedings. He has acted for Mercedes-Benz on several labour law cases against employees.

Managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios has particular knowledge of competition law disputes and ICC arbitration. Sources describe him as "helpful" and "very calm and elegant" when acting in court.

About the Team (content provided by Lambadarios Law Firm)

Our firm leverages long-standing presence in the Greek market together with the leading reputations of experienced litigation and arbitration partners to attract a wide range of significant disputes work. Our firm assists major international corporates including key clients from the IT, banking and infrastructure sectors. Regularly acts on ICC and other arbitration proceedings as counsel to companies based in Greece and abroad.

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KLC Law Firm - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- 6 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active in international arbitration proceedings including challenges to arbitral awards, with experience in ICC and LCIA rules. Present on high-profile real estate, construction and tax disputes. Has particular expertise in administrative and public law litigation, acting for both private companies and public entities. Represents a number of high-profile clients in the marine and shipping industries. New clients include the Hellenic Gaming Commission.

Strengths Clients report that the "depth and breadth of the team's knowledge ensures they are able to support a client's business needs successfully."

Work highlights Advised ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems on ICC arbitration proceedings against the Hellenic Republic relating to the submarine procurement programmes of the Hellenic Navy.

Acted for Hellenic Shipyards against Hellenic Railways on claims and counterclaims for damages relating to agreements for the construction and procurement of rolling stock.

Significant Clients Adidas, Olympic Catering, Halyvourgiki, Loyalward, HRADF.

Notable practitioners

Aristides Chiotellis is highlighted by interviewees as an experienced disputes and litigation practitioner. He handles a variety of contentious issues ranging from IP cases to tax matters. Clients praise his "excellent knowledge of law and strategic skills."

Panagiotis Tzioumas deals with both litigation and arbitration proceedings involving private and public law on a domestic and international level. He has handled cases concerning the termination of commercial and distribution agreements. According to clients, he is "friendly, available and gets to the point quickly."

About the Team (content provided by KLC Law Firm)

We provide a broad range of legal services on arbitration and litigation cases covering any contentious matter of commercial , civil or administrative nature. Our dispute resolution practice equally comprises pre-trial advice, advocacy and associated risk assessment, out-of-court settlement and representation of corporate clients and individuals in arbitral tribunals and courts at all levels.

Having already established a considerable track record in domestic commercial and civil litigation cases before the local courts, we have successfully expanded over the last years our dispute resolution practice in high-profile international arbitrations conducted inside and outside Greece, as well as in large-scale and complex international disputes involving multi-jurisdictional proceedings and/or multi-jurisdictional matters.

Our Partners with academic capacity, have often been appointed arbitrators in tribunals in several international and domestic arbitrations.

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Koutalidis Law Firm - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis
- 4 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Targets major international and Greek clients looking to resolve significant cross-border commercial disputes. Boasts a strong reputation for work as Greek counsel on high-profile international arbitrations. Experienced in high-profile litigation proceedings in a range of industries including the banking, pharmaceutical and construction sectors. Praised for its knowledge of contentious civil and administrative law proceedings. New clients include AviAlliance.

Strengths Several sources highlight the team's "good reputation for international arbitration," with one interviewee noting the group's significant "experience in ICC matters."

Significant Clients Genesis Pharmaceuticals, Hochtief, Nielsen, Técnicas Reunidas, Aegean Airlines.

Notable practitioners

Gregory Logothetis has highly reputed prowess in both arbitration and litigation proceedings. Sources say: "He is very sharp in his thinking and straightforward - everything you would wish for." He assists domestic and international clients from a whole host of industries, including energy and construction.

Evangelos Courakis impresses market participants with his growing disputes practice. He has assisted clients with litigation and arbitration proceedings involving the banking, construction, infrastructure and energy sectors.

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Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Anthony Hadjioannou and John Kyriakides
- 4 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Impressive litigation department that advises prominent international clients on civil and public law disputes heard before the highest Greek courts. Has standout experience in major arbitration proceedings against the Greek government. Increasingly attracts attention for criminal law capabilities owing to a growing track record defending companies and top executives in cases linked to financial crime. Areas of expertise include contentious employment matters, distribution agreement cases and debt-related litigation.

Strengths One client praises the department's ability to reply quickly: "I really appreciate the team's responsiveness with their answers."

Another interviewee reports that the lawyers "communicate well and clearly, and know what they are talking about."

Work highlights Acted for Jaguar Land Rover as defendants in claims filed by its former local distributor.

Represented Coca-Cola HBC as defendants in proceedings against labour unions.

Significant Clients Medtronic, Vodafone, Siemens, 3M Hellas, FBBank.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Hadjioannou is widely praised by clients for his expertise in civil and commercial dispute resolution. He has particular experience regarding the termination of distribution agreements and subsequent claims for compensation. Clients say: "He provides the advice we need to avoid conflict, but when conflict is unavoidable he is our primary warrior."

John Kyriakides is respected in the market for his dispute resolution expertise and experience, handling contentious matters in a range of industries. Clients laud his "deep knowledge of the law" and describe him as "very experienced and on top of cases." He assisted AON with its claims of breach of fiduciary duty and tortious acts by its former managing director, as well as defending the company against counterclaims for labour law damages.

Panos Alexandris is well versed in a variety of disputes involving white-collar crime, tax and administrative law. He defended UK investment fund Capita against compensation claims launched by its former Greek partners pertaining to tort law and breach of contract. Clients highlight his "critical thinking and overview skills."

About the Team (content provided by Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm)

The Dispute Resolution practice of Kyriakides Georgopoulos (KG) Law Firm represents one of the firm’s largest practice groups with 4 partners and more than 20 associates who handle almost exclusively contentious cases on a daily basis.

The firm’s attorneys have an extensive and long standing experience in all sorts of corporate and contractual related disputes with an excellent track record. At the same time we have also developed a highly qualified criminal law practice and handle on an annual basis a vast number of criminal cases acting either as defense lawyers or as prosecution lawyers (civil party) representing financial institutions and/or corporations in cases involving bribery, embezzlement, fraud, forgery, breach of fiduciary duty, perjury etc.

KG puts heavy emphasis on selecting top lawyers and on ensuring their constant development. This allows us to be:

In acknowledgment of the fact that most clients relinquish litigation, we are at the same time experienced in negotiations and settlement of disputes and always work in cooperation with our clients with an aim to avoid litigation. It is this approach that has traditionally earned us a top tier ranking in all leading independent legal directories.

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POTAMITISVEKRIS - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Konstantinos Papadiamantis
- 4 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noteworthy litigation practice handling commercial and civil law cases. Well regarded for its expertise in contentious restructuring matters. Represents key international banks in significant cross-border litigation proceedings, as well as executives in corporate crime cases. Also handles disputes concerning the breach and termination of distribution agreements.

Strengths One client describes the group as "excellent" and "very knowledgeable of Greek law," and goes on to praise the quality of both the senior and junior lawyers.

Work highlights Acted for Procter & Gamble as defendant on actions brought by a former distributor.

Assisted SPEEDEX with contentious matters relating to the termination of distribution agreements.

Significant Clients Bank of Cyprus, Eurobank, Medtronic, Citibank, UniSystems.

Notable practitioners

Konstantinos Papadiamantis is a market-leading practitioner with expertise in both civil and criminal law, handling an impressive range of disputes. He is widely praised for his knowledge and customer-oriented approach: "He has an extremely good legal background and is dedicated to finding the best solution for the client." Papadiamantis also advises on commercial disputes and arbitration. He has a strong focus on disputes in the financial services sector.

About the Team (content provided by POTAMITISVEKRIS)

PotamitisVekris takes a constructive approach to assisting its clients in the settlement of their disputes and views litigation as part of an overall strategy in resolving clients' issues. The firm is experienced not only in litigating all kind of disputes (from the most simple but often significant proceedings, such as applications for injunctions, to complex, cross-border litigation involving appeal to the highest courts including the European Court of Justice) but also in arbitrating disputes, especially in the cross-border context. PotamitisVekris is also known for its white-collar crime. 

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Sarantitis Law Firm - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Theodora Monochartzis
- 4 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises domestic and international financial sector clients on both commercial and criminal litigation topics. Frequently represents individuals in white-collar crime cases. Broader litigation practice handles a range of corporate, employment, shipping, real estate and bankruptcy-related cases.

Strengths Sources say: "They are very responsive and commercial, and their advice is clear and accurate."

Interviewees like the fact that the lawyers are "effective and respond quickly to issues."

Work highlights Assisted claimant Iberostar with a dispute against Mamidakis pertaining to the breach of a settlement agreement.

Represented HSBC in a dispute against Amarilis Shipping relating to payments connected to two swap agreements.

Significant Clients M.J. Maillis, Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, RSA Insurance, United Technologies, Allianz.

Notable practitioners

Alexandros Metaxas handles commercial and banking litigation, as well as disputes in the insurance industry. Sources praise the speed and practicality of his advice.

Theodora Monochartzis deals with corporate and commercial disputes, as well as overseeing labour law cases. Clients say she is "always very efficient, attentive, responsive and helpful." She has experience representing banks and corporate entities as well as directors.

Gregory Vlachos handles contractual disputes as well as white-collar crime proceedings, acting for both companies and individuals. Interviewees state: "He is a sophisticated and multi-talented lawyer who gives 100% in every case to deliver the best result for his client."

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Calavros & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-respected disputes practice that regularly attracts roles in significant commercial and civil litigation. Also has a notable standing in the arbitration arena. Additionally, represents clients in white-collar crime and professional liability criminal law cases.

Strengths One source describes the lawyers as "very active specialists in litigation," and another advises that the group is "well known in arbitration."

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Constantin Calavros is highly respected by the market, with interviewees reporting that he "has a good reputation because of his expertise in procedural law." He is proficient in both litigation and arbitration proceedings. Calavros often advises state-controlled companies and the Greek government.

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Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Ioannis Vassardanis
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notable department accruing plaudits for its expertise in ICC and ICSID arbitration proceedings, often involving bilateral investment treaties. Also represents foreign and domestic clients in the enforcement of arbitral awards in Greek courts, while also demonstrating broader litigation capabilities in civil, commercial and tort law. Practical experience of disputes in the insurance and construction sectors.

Strengths One interviewee describes the team as "impressive" and "energetic." This source goes on to say: "They are good at thinking of the tactical and strategic side," and: "They have good experience and instincts for international arbitration."

Clients praise the team's "systematic approach when handling contractual disputes."

Notable practitioners

According to interviewees, Ioannis Vassardanis is "a very skilful lawyer with an international profile and a very broad network of contacts worldwide." He is well regarded for his expertise both sitting and acting on his feet in international arbitration proceedings, handling civil, commercial and private law disputes. His recent cases have involved the technology, construction, energy and insurance markets.

Eleni Tsakri is well regarded for her assistance with investment and commercial arbitrations, including enforcement proceedings. One interviewee describes her as "very practical and collegial," and another appreciates her "analytical thinking."

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Apostolos Georgiades & Associates - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-respected boutique firm that acts on high-value arbitration and civil law litigation proceedings either as lead counsel or an expert witness. Handles contractual and commercial disputes as well as contentious competition matters and freedom-of-speech cases. Experience in the energy and TMT sectors. Key partners act as arbitrators in international disputes, representing both companies and CEOs.

Strengths One interviewee states: "They are good at providing opinions and support in litigation proceedings."

Work highlights Represented the magazine The Athens Review of Books as defendants in a defamation and freedom-of-speech case against a minister of the Greek government.

Notable practitioners

Apostolos Georgiades is held in high regard as a significant and influential figure in the Greek dispute resolution arena. Sources describe him as a "very well-known professor of civil law," and he frequently acts as an expert witness in arbitration proceedings.

New to the rankings, George Georgiades is described by interviewees as "an excellent lawyer." He is active in both litigation and arbitration proceedings, including acting as an expert witness. His recent cases have involved the energy and telecommunications sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Apostolos Georgiades & Associates)

Apostolos Georgiades & Associates is distinguished for its leading expertise in dispute resolution.

The firm's litigation team has discreetly and successfully handled some of the weightiest cases ever presented before the Courts.

The team is also renowned for its arbitration practice (international and domestic; institutional and ad hoc).

Members of the firm have served as umpires, arbitrators, counselors and experts in some of the most significant disputes in Greece and abroad.


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Machas & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Petros Machas
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prominent white-collar crime practice that acts for top executives of Greek and international companies on fraud, embezzlement and corruption cases. Has additional expertise in commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings concerning the breach and termination of contracts. Experienced in labour law and employer negligence disputes, as well as cases in the real estate and construction industry.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the firm's strength in criminal law disputes, reporting that the team has "a good reputation in criminal law proceedings."

Work highlights Acted for the ex-board of directors and top executives of the Hellenic Football Federation on claims of alleged corruption, embezzlement, bribery and extortion.

Advised Elastron as defendants on employment law disputes pertaining to serious and fatal accidents in the workplace.

Significant Clients Deutsche Telekom, Olympia Development, Johnson & Johnson, Konoike Construction, International Olympic Committee.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Petros Machas has renowned expertise in criminal defence law, with sources describing him as "a good criminal defence lawyer" and "good for penal matters." Machas often advises top-level management on white-collar crime disputes. He also handles some commercial and contractual litigation and has acted in arbitration proceedings.

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Moussas & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Nicholas Moussas and Vassilios Moussas
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Handles commercial and criminal law disputes for an impressive list of Greek and international industrial clients. Employs energy and infrastructure sector expertise to win roles in arbitration proceedings and litigation. Also noted for its knowledge of procedural and civil law. Active in product liability, competition law and defamation disputes. Often instructed on disputes by foreign and international firms. New clients include Korinthos Power.

Strengths A client of the department describes the lawyers as "responsive" and "knowledgeable," and also praises their "extensive experience in energy disputes."

One interviewee recalls how the team "did a fantastic job," particularly noting that they "did very well in an international setting."

Work highlights Acted for steel company Hellenic Halyvourgia on its claims for the return of unfair tariffs against a regional gas supplier.

Represented Hugo Boss as defendant in damages claims launched by a trader concerning the alleged sudden termination of supply of stock.

Significant Clients Volkswagen, Kraft Heinz, CUMIS Insurance Society, Protergia, ETEA.

Notable practitioners

Nicholas Moussas is a highly respected civil and commercial disputes practitioner. He is knowledgeable in a whole host of contentious topics on a domestic and international level, particularly within the energy sector. He is also familiar with ICC arbitration proceedings. One source says that "he is a sharp litigator" who has "a very good knowledge of Greek law," adding that "he always has very creative and inventive strategic ideas."

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Dispute Resolution:
Moussas & Partners has a strong practice in the field of international arbitration, providing legal representation for complex commercial, construction and investor-State arbitrations. We have built up our experience before various arbitral tribunals (ICC and UNCITRAL) and hold an outstanding track record. A recent highlight is the successful representation of Mytilineos Holdings in a BIT dispute against the Republic of Serbia, relating to an investment in state-owned copper giant RTB BOR.
We have experience defending manufacturers, distributers, and dealers facing strict liability or negligence actions relating to alleged design or manufacturing defects. We have been appointed by VW AG, AUDI AG to act as local counsel for all Greek legal issues in relation to the emissions’ matter and by SONY EUROPE LIMITED on a product liability case.


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Zepos & Yannopoulos - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Nikos Christoforidis and Constantine Sarantis
- 5 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded team praised for its expertise in tax litigation. Advises on commercial disputes including those linked to breach of contract, termination of distribution and franchise agreements, product liability, intellectual property and unfair competition. Also defends companies and individuals in criminal cases. New clients include Banco Comercial Português, Xeikon and Saxo Bank.

Strengths Clients appreciate that the team "responds quickly and is very clear in the advice they give us, providing us open and clear direction."

One client highlights the group's "innovative" and "creative approach" to finding "unique solutions."

Work highlights Represented AB Vassilopoulos as defendants in a claim launched by a franchisee alleging that the supermarket chain had de facto terminated a franchise agreement by changing the applicable credit policy.

Acted for BIC on its claim for outstanding debt owed by supermarket chain Marinopoulos.

Significant Clients Dassault Aviation, Hewlett-Packard, Novartis, Philips, Turkish Airlines.

Notable practitioners

Nikos Christoforidis handles a variety of civil, commercial and contractual disputes, including contentious IP matters. He represents clients from a range of industries such as energy, telecommunications and real estate. He also has experience of arbitration proceedings.

About the Team (content provided by Zepos & Yannopoulos)

The firm’s dipsute resolution practice, represents prominent international clients conducting business in Greece or involved in litigation and arbitration proceedings, before all courts and at all levels of jurisdiction, including domestic and international arbitral tribunals. The firm has an excellent track record in successful representation of clients in cases involving breach of contract, termination of agency and distribution agreements and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, while they regularly represent clients in anti-trust, unfair competition, product liability, employment, intellectual and indus- trial property, real estate, commercial leases and tort related cases. The firm has one of the most experienced tax litigation practices with particular experience in tax and customs disputes, ranging from the preparation and filing of a tax refund claim to the defense of their clients before any court, including the controversies, tax collection disputes, cases involving major corporate taxation, fiscal documentation, VAT and excise and import duties. The firm’s institutional clients feel confident to assign the most signifi ant and interesting litigation cases they are faced with, because they value the firm’s responsiveness, proactivity, creative thinking throughout preparation and trial process.

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Senior Statesperson

John C Dryllerakis

Dryllerakis & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients praise John Dryllerakis's significant experience and "deep knowledge" of the market. His practice encompasses a range of commercial litigation, public law and regulatory disputes. He also receives plaudits for his prowess in international arbitration, often acting as arbitrator.

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Senior Statesperson

Apostolos Georgiades

Apostolos Georgiades & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Apostolos Georgiades is held in high regard as a significant and influential figure in the Greek dispute resolution arena. Sources describe him as a "very well-known professor of civil law," and he frequently acts as an expert witness in arbitration proceedings.

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Senior Statesperson

Nondas Lambadarios

Lambadarios Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Nondas Lambadarios heads the department's arbitration team, frequently sitting on ICC proceedings. Sources say: "He has very sophisticated knowledge of Greek and international legal systems." He advised Netherlands-based company VanMannekus on Greek law aspects pertaining to an ICC arbitration in Rotterdam.

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Eminent Practitioner

Dryllerakis & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

John Damilakis is a highly experienced litigator and arbitrator, described by interviewees as a "well-known and reputed lawyer." His disputes have involved contract terminations and damages claims.

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Eminent Practitioner

Anthony Hadjioannou

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anthony Hadjioannou is widely praised by clients for his expertise in civil and commercial dispute resolution. He has particular experience regarding the termination of distribution agreements and subsequent claims for compensation. Clients say: "He provides the advice we need to avoid conflict, but when conflict is unavoidable he is our primary warrior."

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Band 1

Lambadarios Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

John Filiotis leads the litigation side of the group and regularly handles appeals in the Supreme Court. Sources describe him as "incredibly knowledgeable and strong in appellate cases." He also has experience of proceedings seeking the annulment of arbitral awards.

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Band 1

Gregory P Logothetis

Koutalidis Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gregory Logothetis has highly reputed prowess in both arbitration and litigation proceedings. Sources say: "He is very sharp in his thinking and straightforward - everything you would wish for." He assists domestic and international clients from a whole host of industries, including energy and construction.

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Band 1

Konstantinos Papadiamantis

POTAMITISVEKRIS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Konstantinos Papadiamantis is a market-leading practitioner with expertise in both civil and criminal law, handling an impressive range of disputes. He is widely praised for his knowledge and customer-oriented approach: "He has an extremely good legal background and is dedicated to finding the best solution for the client." Papadiamantis also advises on commercial disputes and arbitration. He has a strong focus on disputes in the financial services sector.

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Band 2

Constantin Calavros

Calavros & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Constantin Calavros is highly respected by the market, with interviewees reporting that he "has a good reputation because of his expertise in procedural law." He is proficient in both litigation and arbitration proceedings. Calavros often advises state-controlled companies and the Greek government.

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Band 2

Christos Paraskevopoulos

Bernitsas Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Christos Paraskevopoulos receives several plaudits for his knowledge of commercial litigation and business disputes. Clients say he is "very knowledgeable, strategic, smart and quick at grasping matters." He handles cases in a range of sectors, with recent matters involving the automotive, technology and finance industries. He frequently advises clients on fraud allegations and directors' and officers' liability.

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Band 3

Prokopis Dimitriadis

Lambadarios Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

One interviewee describes Prokopis Dimitriadis as "very bright, hard-working and extremely talented," while another source calls him "a living encyclopaedia of law." He has experience handling a broad range of disputes, including arbitration proceedings. He has acted for Mercedes-Benz on several labour law cases against employees.

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Band 3

John Hadjiprodromou

Hadjiprodromou-Triantaphillou & Partners (HT&P)

From the Chambers Europe guide

John Hadjiprodromou of Hadjiprodromou-Triantaphillou & Partners (HT&P) receives compliments for his ability to handle disputes involving competition law. He also has experience in tax litigation.

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Band 3

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

John Kyriakides is respected in the market for his dispute resolution expertise and experience, handling contentious matters in a range of industries. Clients laud his "deep knowledge of the law" and describe him as "very experienced and on top of cases." He assisted AON with its claims of breach of fiduciary duty and tortious acts by its former managing director, as well as defending the company against counterclaims for labour law damages.

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Band 3

Constantinos Lambadarios

Lambadarios Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios has particular knowledge of competition law disputes and ICC arbitration. Sources describe him as "helpful" and "very calm and elegant" when acting in court.

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Band 3

Moussas & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Nicholas Moussas is a highly respected civil and commercial disputes practitioner. He is knowledgeable in a whole host of contentious topics on a domestic and international level, particularly within the energy sector. He is also familiar with ICC arbitration proceedings. One source says that "he is a sharp litigator" who has "a very good knowledge of Greek law," adding that "he always has very creative and inventive strategic ideas."

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Band 3

Bernitsas Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Dimitris Roussis is renowned for handling civil, public and administrative law litigation, frequently acting in the Supreme Court. One client states: "He was very much to the point, explained the complex legal aspects in understandable terms and was very quick in understanding the business implications." This source goes on to report: "I was very impressed with the very frequent follow-up."

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Band 3

Ioannis Vassardanis

Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to interviewees, Ioannis Vassardanis is "a very skilful lawyer with an international profile and a very broad network of contacts worldwide." He is well regarded for his expertise both sitting and acting on his feet in international arbitration proceedings, handling civil, commercial and private law disputes. His recent cases have involved the technology, construction, energy and insurance markets.

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Band 4

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Panos Alexandris is well versed in a variety of disputes involving white-collar crime, tax and administrative law. He defended UK investment fund Capita against compensation claims launched by its former Greek partners pertaining to tort law and breach of contract. Clients highlight his "critical thinking and overview skills."

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Band 4

Gerassimos Apergis

Dryllerakis & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gerassimos Apergis handles contract disputes and white-collar crime litigation, including enforcement proceedings. Clients admire his passion and tenacity, advising that he "never gives up the fight." His recent cases have involved fraud and money laundering.

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Band 4

Aristides Chiotellis

KLC Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Aristides Chiotellis is highlighted by interviewees as an experienced disputes and litigation practitioner. He handles a variety of contentious issues ranging from IP cases to tax matters. Clients praise his "excellent knowledge of law and strategic skills."

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Band 4

Nikos Christoforidis

Zepos & Yannopoulos

From the Chambers Europe guide

Nikos Christoforidis handles a variety of civil, commercial and contractual disputes, including contentious IP matters. He represents clients from a range of industries such as energy, telecommunications and real estate. He also has experience of arbitration proceedings.

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Band 4

Evangelos N Courakis

Koutalidis Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Evangelos Courakis impresses market participants with his growing disputes practice. He has assisted clients with litigation and arbitration proceedings involving the banking, construction, infrastructure and energy sectors.

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Band 4

Kelemenis & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

Yannis Kelemenis of Kelemenis & Co accrues praise for his knowledge of litigation in the energy sector. Sources also report that he is solution-oriented. Kelemenis also represents clients in contentious mandates within the financial sector.

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Band 4

Machas & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Petros Machas has renowned expertise in criminal defence law, with sources describing him as "a good criminal defence lawyer" and "good for penal matters." Machas often advises top-level management on white-collar crime disputes. He also handles some commercial and contractual litigation and has acted in arbitration proceedings.

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Band 4

Alexandros Metaxas

Sarantitis Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alexandros Metaxas handles commercial and banking litigation, as well as disputes in the insurance industry. Sources praise the speed and practicality of his advice.

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Band 4

Kriton Metaxopoulos

A & K Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Kriton Metaxopoulos heads the department at A & K Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm and is highly regarded for his expertise in contentious IP matters, often acting for clients in the music industry. Clients report: "He negotiates very well and tries to find the best solution for his client." He represented Digital Press Hellas as defendants in a case brought by Philips concerning unauthorised use of patents.

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Band 4

Theodora Monochartzis

Sarantitis Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Theodora Monochartzis deals with corporate and commercial disputes, as well as overseeing labour law cases. Clients say she is "always very efficient, attentive, responsive and helpful." She has experience representing banks and corporate entities as well as directors.

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Band 4

Kleanthis Roussos

Roussos & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Kleanthis Roussos of Roussos & Partners is described as a "well-known professor" who handles a variety of disputes, and has particular experience of contentious civil law matters.

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Band 4

Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Eleni Tsakri is well regarded for her assistance with investment and commercial arbitrations, including enforcement proceedings. One interviewee describes her as "very practical and collegial," and another appreciates her "analytical thinking."

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Band 4

Panagiotis Tzioumas

KLC Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Panagiotis Tzioumas deals with both litigation and arbitration proceedings involving private and public law on a domestic and international level. He has handled cases concerning the termination of commercial and distribution agreements. According to clients, he is "friendly, available and gets to the point quickly."

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Band 4

Sarantitis Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gregory Vlachos handles contractual disputes as well as white-collar crime proceedings, acting for both companies and individuals. Interviewees state: "He is a sophisticated and multi-talented lawyer who gives 100% in every case to deliver the best result for his client."

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Up and Coming

Bernitsas Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to clients, George Atie "is a very responsive and hard-working person who always fights every case as if it were his own." He deals with a wide variety of disputes, such as insolvency and shareholder disputes, and has acted on cases in the banking, construction and TMT sectors.

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Up and Coming

George Georgiades

Apostolos Georgiades & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

New to the rankings, George Georgiades is described by interviewees as "an excellent lawyer." He is active in both litigation and arbitration proceedings, including acting as an expert witness. His recent cases have involved the energy and telecommunications sectors.

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Associates to watch

Bernitsas Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

New to the rankings, Milka Chasioti is an associate who assists clients with a broad spectrum of contentious matters. Interviewees describe her as "always willing to help." She advises on commercial contract disputes and succession disputes in the electronics, insurance and automotive industries. Sources also highlight her ability to "translate Greek law very clearly."

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Associates to watch

Panagiotis Kakaletris

Dryllerakis & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Panagiotis Kakaletris deals with contentious matters in a range of sectors, often assisting clients with commercial and civil law disputes. Sources praise his ability to "prepare and relax the witness for hearings." He also advises clients on public procurement disputes and anti-corruption.

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