Katsaros Vasilis

Leaders in Law endorses Katsaros Vasilis as our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Greece. If you wish to get in touch with Katsaros please use the contact information provided above.

Katsaros Vasilis is an attorney at accountancy since 1998

He is brought up in Athens and his family originates from Peloponnese. Vasilis finished a public school of Athens, and got his Accounting diploma from Technological Educational Institute in 2001. Also he finished  Economics and Business Administration from  Greek Open University of Economics at 2004. He did his training at Romaneas accountant firm since 1998 as an assistant accountant and continued as a freelancer accountant until 2002, when he founded Taxspirit consultant company.

His moto is that limit is the sky. Vasilis is married and he has one son and one daughter.

Personal skills and competences:

Travelling, sports (football), dance, theatre

Firm Description

Main activities and responsibilities

Taxspirit Business Consulting Company is an Athens-based law firm specializing in Business consulting, Tax advisory, Tax planning and tax representation for foreigners companies.

We are a Member of the Athens Chamber of Tradesmen, Member of the Economic Chamber of Greece and we are Certified Accountants in Greece.

Languages

Greek and English are the languages used in the Firm, allowing us to offer services to companies over the world.

 

Manolis Eglezos

Leaders in Law endorses Manolis Eglezos as our exclusively recommended Maritime Law expert in Greece. If you wish to get in touch with Manolis Eglezos please use the contact information provided above.

Manolis Eglezos is an attorney at law since 1990.

He is brought up in Piraeus and his family originates from Asia Minor and Crete. Manolis finished Ionideios high school, a distinct public school of Piraeus, and got his LLB from Athens University in 1988. He did his training with Deverakis law office and continued there when he qualified as a lawyer until 1997, with an interval in 1991-92, when he obtained an LLM degree in Maritime Law from Cardiff University. In 2006-08 he obtained an MSc degree in Business for Lawyers from Alba graduate business school in Athens. Since the 90s he gives lectures on Maritime Law and other fields of his specialization in various educational organizations and in the Piraeus Bar seminars for trainees.

Having gained substantial experience in the fields of Maritime, Commercial and Banking law, he opened in 1997 his own office specializing in the above areas of law. In 2014, the practice became a law firm under the name MANOLIS EGLEZOS AND ASSOCIATES LAW FIRM.

Following GDPR entering into free, Manolis assists companies in complying and also acts as DPO.

He consults in Greek, English and Spanish.

He strongly believes that a lawyer, like everybody else, needs to be an active member of society. This allows the lawyer to broaden his perspective and receive inspiration, thus avoiding to become a one-sided professional who has no connection with the world out there, while experience gained can be creatively applied in the hard work of a legal consultant.

Manolis is also a producer of organic avocado, olive oil and herbs in Crete, to the extent heavy working hours allow it, usually weekends. He also believes that local traditions are vital in a globalized environment and that if they are adapted to today’s challenges, they can offer substantial assistance both locally and, through the dialogue of the different localities, worldwide; of course, traditional values of sincerity, solidarity, cooperation, well-made work, can be applied in the legal profession.

Manolis expresses his views, both legal and social, in the media (TV, radio, press).

His motto is that nothing is impossible. In that sense, he exhausts all available alternatives to serve clients’ goals. Efficiency, immediate reactions, founded replies, are the pillars of his work, which he also shares with his colleagues in the Firm.

He likes travelling, and thanks to his job he has made several trips in three continents. He practices Chinese martial arts and is also enthusiastic in Greek and Latin American music and dances.

Manolis is married to Theoni and they have four sons. Contributing to their character building is perhaps his most difficult challenge.

Firm Description

MANOLIS EGLEZOS AND ASSOCIATES is a law firm of Piraeus, specializing in Maritime, Banking and Commercial law with following main course of business: SHIPPING: Ship Sale and Purchase/ Finance/ Registration – Charterparties and Bills of Lading – Maritime claims – Salvage – Collisions – Arrest – Labour – Arbitration – Marine Insurance – P&I.

AVIATION: S&P/ Registration/ Finance wet & dry lease agreements, involving both airplanes and helicopters.

BANKING: Shipping and Commercial finance – Legalisation – Securities – Mortgages – Letters of Guarantee – Documentary Credit – Leasing – Claims Collection.

COMMERCIAL: Incorporation of both local and off-shore corporations – Tax planning – Copyrights – Transactions, both local and international – Corporate Veil – Franchising – Mergers – bankruptcy procedure, art. 99.

Main Languages: Greek, English, Spanish.

The Firm represents Banks, maritime and commercial local and international Corporations, and are also legal counsels of Piraeus Chamber of small and medium sized corporations. The world’s biggest tourist organization and major Maritime Groups are within our clients.

Manolis Eglezos and Associates Law Firm hold the legal column in NEWSFRONT maritime review. The managing partner is also a lecture of Maritime Law Courses.

Our philosophy combines a traditional attitude of a well-made service using the high-tech potentials offered in a globalised world in order to offer a proficient, immediate and cost-effective service meeting the needs of each specific client. We fully understand the necessity of the entrepreneur for reliable legal advice within narrow time limits and are dedicated to offer such assistance.

We are not merely confined to the analysis of the legal parameters of a case, but aim to achieve the commercial goals of the client taking into account the existing difficulties and offer the solution meeting their needs. To achieve this, we have to combine a thorough knowledge of the regulations involved along with a high degree of flexibility and imagination, thus serving in the best way the specific issues.

A network of affiliated offices in Greece and abroad, allows us to cater for the global needs of the corporations entrusting to us their legal representation.

Greek, English and Spanish are the languages used in the Firm, allowing us to offer services to more than half of the globe in their native tongue.

 

Dimitrios Mandilaras

Leaders in Law endorses Dimitrios Mandilaras as our exclusively recommended Audit & Assurance Services expert in Greece. If you wish to get in touch with Dimitrios please use the contact information provided above.

Main activities and responsibilities
– Certified Public Accountant in Greece
– Certified Public Accountant in Romania
– Member of the Economic Chamber of Greece
– Statutory audit
– Business consultant
– Tax advisor
– Due Dilligence
– Audit in eligible expenses funded by the European Union
– Internal control (SOX)
– Expatriates
– Tax audit
– Tax planning
– Transfer pricing file
– Business Restructuring and reorganization

Education and training
– September 1978 to March 1983: The Athens University of Economics and Business
– January 1988 to September 1990: Institute of education of Certified Auditors

Personal skills and competences:
– Travelling, sports (basketball), cinema, theatre

Languages:
Mother tongue(s) – Greek
Other language(s) – English

Firm Description

ARGO AUDIT is an auditing, tax and accounting firm, member of S.O.E.L. (The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece) www.soel.gr, with its structures to meet the high demands of a modern society.

The company was founded in 2018, with highly specialized professionals in all financial and business fields;

  1. Dimitrios Mandilaras (Certified Public Accountant)-worked in Moore Stephens ,Crowe Horwath, Orion Certified Auditors and Argo Audit (35 years)
  2. Ioannis Delimanis (Certified Public Accountant)-worked in Ernst Young, Nexia and Argo Audit (18 years)
  3. Petros Mandilaras (Certified Public Accountant)-worked in Orion Certified Auditors and Argo Audit (8 years)

The personnel are highly educated (all of them university degree). Currently, we are 13 people (including the partners).

We are based in Athens, but we provide audit, tax and accounting services all over Greece with highly qualified professionals. We also provide audit services in Romania for subsidiaries of Greek parent companies.

ARGO AUDIT is a member of IR GLOBAL , a worldwide association of separate and independent law, accounting and consulting firms, serving commercial enterprises and other organizations throughout the world.

Services

  1. Audit Services

ARGO AUDIT is a member of S.O.E.L. (The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece) www.soel.gr and we are providing auditing services.

We are committed to ensuring our clients’ compliance with the financial requirements and to contributing to their financial well-being.

We are applying the International Auditing Standards (ISAs) upon our audit.

Our abilities in the field of auditing are:

  • Statutory and voluntary audits of financial statements (Greek Accounting Standards/ International Financial Reporting Standards).
  • Audits regarding the listing of companies in the stock exchange market.
  • Expert reports for the adjudication of financial assets.
  • Management audit on certain matters or departments of an organization.
  • Audits provided in cases of Transformation, Merger, absorption of Companies.
  • Audits for eligible expenses for programs funded by the European Commission or the Greek State.

Our audit approach is constantly reviewed by the Hellenic Accounting and Auditing Standards Oversight Board to ensure that the auditing standards and the regulations are applied properly.

  1. Accounting-Consulting Services

Our professional and highly qualified team can provide the clients with excellent accounting services with creativity, consistency and confidence.

We work closely with our clients in order to provide the accounting services at the highest level and ensure their business success.

Our service range:

  • Business consulting
  • Transfer pricing file
  • Sarbanes Oxley Systems compliance (SOX)
  • Preparation of the financial statements according to the IFRSs
  • Restructuring
  • Internal controls
  • Due diligence
  • Continuous payroll administration
  • Personnel statistics, information for insurance companies and employment center
  • Business assessments, statistics, reports
  • Professional consulting in employment, collective labor agreements and social security issues
  • Payroll
  1. Tax Services

Tax advice is very important and at the same time more complicated today than ever before. No single tax consultant can today, cover all the issues or meet all the requirements of the field.

We profoundly and continuously analyze the tax situation of our clients in the light of the current legal requirements and help them with expert advice to make important decisions.

Our services refer to:

  • Tax audit for companies with statutory financial audit
  • Tax planning
  • VAT refunding
  • Advice in tax matters
  • Legal entities establishment in Greece and choice of the company legal type
  • Filing tax returns
  • Checking of tax assessments
  • Restructuring and reorganization taking in particular into account tax issues
  • Assistance with tax audits by the fiscal authorities

 

Yiannos Georgiades

Education

Ealing College of Higher Education (LL.B. Hons.) (1989), Inns of Court School of Law, Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London (Barrister-at-Law) (1990). He gained hands-on experience working at a City of London solicitor’s firm prior to moving to Cyprus. In 1995, he also worked as a visiting attorney at Corboy & Demetrio in Chicago and Baker & Hostetler in Washington, D.C. in the United States.

Member

Cyprus Bar Association, Bar of England and Wales (Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn), President of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration, Vice President of the AEA International Lawyers Network.

Practice Areas

Corporate and commercial law, international tax planning, international trade, cross-border disputes – private international law, real estate, investments, alternative dispute resolution, medical negligence, intellectual property law, franchise law, Internet and media law, litigation.

Firm Description

The firm is now a thriving concern. It is essentially international in outlook with approximately three-quarters of the clientele of international origin. It also has a firm foothold in the domestic market, providing an extensive range of legal consultancy services to both Cypriot and multinational clients. The firm has established a network of legal contacts and associates in many countries around the world. The main focus is on providing a first-class service to its clients, and it has acquired a very good reputation and a wealth of experience across the major practice areas, inter alia, corporate and commercial law, medical law, real estate law, intellectual property law, dispute resolution and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, banking, finance, IT law, media law, and entertainment law.

Over the years, the firm has grown and developed and now offers the diverse professional skills of qualified lawyers, legal consultants and legal assistants. These skills and attributes combine to provide flexible and viable solutions to meet the requirements of clients both in Cyprus itself and worldwide. Our staff can collectively speak a number of different languages, including English, Russian and Greek.

The firm consists of a dedicated professional team of employees who are proud to continue to provide high quality services.

The firm’s clients range from private individuals to banks, property developers, real estate agents and investors, property fund managers, hotels, corporate clients, financial companies, media companies, medical practitioners, trustee companies, accountancy firms, charitable foundations and associations, municipalities, international airlines, TV channels, trademark and patent offices.

The law firm is also registered as a Nominated Advisor (NOMAD) of the Cyprus Stock Exchange for the Emerging Companies Market. Mr Yiannos Georgiades, the Managing Partner of our law firm, is the President of the European Court of Arbitration and Mediation for Commercial Disputes, Cyprus Chapter, and co-founder of Kinisis Ventures Limited, a business accelerator company which promotes start-ups and other innovative companies and assists them in scaling up in the US.

The firm has branches in the United Kingdom and Greece, and associates’ offices in many other countries of the world.

 

John Markianos-Daniolos

John specializes in maritime and transport law (corporate and litigation, including charter parties, carriage by sea, collision, pollution, salvage, personal injury, foreclosure and arrests, sale and purchase) with particular experience in maritime accidents. He advises and represents maritime companies, P&I Clubs, insurance companies, classification societies and banks in all sorts of shipping related cases both in litigation and alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration).

“John Markianos-Daniolos is widely regarded as a reliable and trustworthy shipping litigator. I would definitely entrust him with any maritime dispute.” says a client. – Chambers Global 2013

John is also involved in Shipping Regulatory Law having participated in the drafting and amendment of relative legislation.

Apart from shipping John represents clients in civil and commercial disputes and real estate transactions.

Daniolos Law Firm:

The firm is the historical continuation of the law offices founded by George Daniolos in 1923 who commenced his practice as the legal advisor of Stamatis Embiricos then president of the Union of Greek Shipowners. In the ensuing years since its establishment our law office has merged and grown several times. It became a partnership under the name Daniolos-Zagoraios until late 1930s and subsequently G. & N.L.Daniolos.

In 2002 it merged with Issaias Law Firm (established in the late 1920s) both primarily active in maritime law. In 2006 Daniolos-Issaias & Partners merged with corporate law firm Kyriakides-Georgopoulos forming KGDI Law Firm. In 2013 the shipping branch of KGDI continued its operation independently as Daniolos Law Firm.

John Markianos-Daniolos

John specializes in maritime and transport law (corporate and litigation, including charter parties, carriage by sea, collision, pollution, salvage, personal injury, foreclosure and arrests, sale and purchase) with particular experience in maritime accidents. He advises and represents maritime companies, P&I Clubs, insurance companies, classification societies and banks in all sorts of shipping related cases both in litigation and alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration).

“John Markianos-Daniolos is widely regarded as a reliable and trustworthy shipping litigator. I would definitely entrust him with any maritime dispute.” says a client. – Chambers Global 2013

John is also involved in Shipping Regulatory Law having participated in the drafting and amendment of relative legislation.

Apart from shipping John represents clients in civil and commercial disputes and real estate transactions.

Daniolos Law Firm:

The firm is the historical continuation of the law offices founded by George Daniolos in 1923 who commenced his practice as the legal advisor of Stamatis Embiricos then president of the Union of Greek Shipowners. In the ensuing years since its establishment our law office has merged and grown several times. It became a partnership under the name Daniolos-Zagoraios until late 1930s and subsequently G. & N.L.Daniolos.

In 2002 it merged with Issaias Law Firm (established in the late 1920s) both primarily active in maritime law. In 2006 Daniolos-Issaias & Partners merged with corporate law firm Kyriakides-Georgopoulos forming KGDI Law Firm. In 2013 the shipping branch of KGDI continued its operation independently as Daniolos Law Firm.

Serafim Sotiriadis

Leaders in Law endorses Serafim Sotiriadis as our exclusively recommended Corporate Restructuring Law expert in Greece. If you wish to get in touch with Serafim please use the contact information provided above.

The founder of the firm, and its inspiration, Serafim Sotiriadis, is one of Greece’s leading experts in the fields of Bankruptcy Law and Business Restructuring Law. Widely acknowledged as a trail blazer in his field, he has established himself as a one-of-a-kind personality in these areas and linked his name to some of the most important cases followed by Greek society at large. He is a regular plenary speaker at key conferences and colloquia on Business Reorganization Bank Loan Restructuring. That our firm is now one of those driving innovations in the legal sector is largely down to his efforts and expertise.

Firm Description:

Our people

Our firm operates as an organic whole, with each section and department collaborating harmoniously with every other. Our people are extremely well-qualified and experienced lawyers, finance experts and business consultants with a profound and comprehensive knowledge of their respective fields. As a firm, we have an excellent working knowledge of English, French, Italian and Spanish. Equipped with an all-round knowledge of the law, our experts can offer sound integrated solutions and advice in legal and business issues covering Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring Law, Commercial, Civil, Corporate and Criminal Law, both in Greece and internationally.

Our clients

Our clients include major banks, leading construction and commercial concerns, energy companies, clothing and furniture manufacturers, shipbuilders, investment groups, craft businesses and a number of investors and funds with a Greek presence. Due to the unique nature of our expertise, a number of lawyers and legal firms entrust their clients to us in cases relating to the areas in which we specialize.

Personalization

Every case is unique and requires its own unique and specialized approach. We don’t apply legal ‘recipes’ and pre-formulated solutions. We methodically examine the facts in each case and bring the expertise of the whole team, in every area of the law, to bear on it. Which means our clients benefit from an effective, holistic approach to every facet of their legal affairs.

Speed

We are against the common practice of dragging legal cases out interminably. We prepare for cases intensively, act directly and methodically, and take decisions dynamically, as and when they are required. But we will never sacrifice quality on the altar of immediacy.

Confidentiality

We place ethics above every other code of legal practice.

What Makes Us Unique

The unique quality of the services rests on three pillars:

  • Innovation:As a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Advisory Group (IAG), we attend all their crucial international seminars and conferences. This means we stay up-to-date with the latest legal and business trends before they get to Greece. Our people’s commitment to their continued professional development translates into cases won and increased prestige for our firm.
  • Thoroughness:In a volatile global business and legal landscape, our ISO 9001: 2008 certification means you can have complete confidence in our firm’s Quality Management System. The security we apply in our document management and handling is based on the most demanding international standards for effective client-lawyer communication.
  • Breaking new ground:Over the years, our legal triumphs have served to shape the Law itself. The court’s judgements in favour of our clients serve as precedents and help pave the way for new approaches to legal issues.

 

Dr Nikolaos Lyberis

Leaders in Law endorses Dr Nikolaos Lyberis as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in Greece. If you wish to get in touch with Dr Nikolaos please use the contact information provided above.

Dr Nikolaos Lyberis is attorney and Managing Partner of VAYANOS KOSTOPOULOS Law Firm (1900), specializing in Intellectual Property Law in Greece and abroad. Being a litigator, he is admitted before the Supreme Courts for civil and administrative matters. Nikolaos represents prestigious clients in trademark, patent and other IP rights conflicts from all branches of industry and commerce, such as pharma and cosmoceuticals, consumer goods, automobile manufacturing, food and beverages, engineering, and others.

Nikolaos graduated from the Athens University Law School, worked as an assistant at the European Law Section of the Law School of the Democritus University and holds a PhD in European Economic Law of the Law School of Hamburg University, where he also worked as an assistant responsible for the European Documentation Center. Nikolaos served as legal adviser (Referent) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and Private International Law in Hamburg for seven years delivering legal advices to inquiring German courts.

He is the author of various contributions inter alia on aspects of Community Trademarks Law, Unfair Competition, Patent and Design Law and he has conducted seminars on trademarks case law in the frame of educational programs for Examiners of the Greek Trademarks Office.

Nikolaos is a member of numerous international associations focusing on IP law. He currently serves as a Council Member of ECTA and as member of the ECTA’s  Harmonization Committee and Law Committee. He is also Secretary of the Hellenic Group of AIPPI. In the years 2005-2010 he worked as an active member of the Legislative Committee for the new Greek Trademarks Law 4072/2012, resp. Law 4155/2013 for the implementation of the Enforcement Directive 48/2004 in the Greek legal order.  He has also served as a former member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Patent Office.

 

Charis Chairopoulos

Leaders in Law endorses Charis Chairopoulos as our exclusively recommended Employment Law expert in Greece. If you wish to get in touch with Charis, please use the contact information provided above.

Charis Chairopoulos is a member of Nikolaos Ch. Chairopoulos & Associates Law Offices.

His main area of practice is labour, civil and banking law cases.   He is specialised in handling labour law issues, providing both advice to companies and support during litigation.  He advises HR departments of a variety of companies on an ongoing basis in all areas of Labour Law.  He has handled cases concerning all types of non-performing debts ranging from consumer credit to business/commercial financing via open accounts, corporate bonds and factoring, compulsory enforcement and securing and collecting debts.
Charis Chairopoulos is a graduate of the National and Capodistrian University of Athens Law School.  He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law from the National and Capodistrian University of Athens Law School and a LL.M. in International Business Law from King’s College London.  He is a member of Athens Bar Association.

Stelios Gregoriou

Stelios H. Grigoriou – Senior Partner & Managing Director.

Stelios H. Gregoriou Law Offices & Associates is an Athens-based law firm, established since 1986, providing full legal services under the highest standards of quality and ethics in the most critical aspects of contemporary Law.

Though we are focused in the key corporate and commercial areas of Greek and EU Law , we do not underestimate the needs of a client regarding various aspects of civil and penal law and we definitely cover its needs.

We have been working and providing advices to all types of clients that include Greek and foreign corporations and institutions, governments, international law firms and individuals on their cross-border transactions, investments and regulatory matters. A strong network of quality Law Offices has an open cooperation with us, mostly for local litigation issues, all over the Greek territory. We are practising all aspects of Commercial and Business Law, Corporate Law and governance, including company formation and regulatory compliance, Distribution and Agency/Franchising Agreements, EU Competition Law, cross-border transactions, international joint ventures and M&As.

We are specialized in proceeding cases and waging the complex litigation with the European Court of Human Rights with some remarkable results.

Our firm has built a strong reputation about its excellent litigation experience in all aspects of Greek and EU Law and we can provide a high caliber assistance in front of all Instances of Greek Courts and Tribunals (including mostly Supreme Court of Greece and Council of State) as far as it is concerned all types of contentious cases and disputes of our clients of civil, commercial, administrative and penal character. Needless to say, we have a high track record of successful Court Orders for Reliefs, Provisional measures and injunctions in case of emergency.

We are one of the few Greek Law Offices that represent clients before Greek Competition Authority in a successful way and we have contributed to the suppression of anticompetitive practices, like vertical restraints in the distribution sector, having as a result the highest fines ever imposed in the Greek market. At the same time, we have assisted some important multinational enterprises that were envisaging some hard core accusations for violations of cartel collusion.

We also provide successfully our services to contentious cases that are subject to Alternative Dispute Resolution, equally to Arbitration and Mediation. Our most notorious case is the successful Mediation in USA (Mediator Fed. Judge Ed. Cahn) attained with adversaries such as Boeing etc. pertaining to a Chinook crash at Aegean sea on the 9.11.2004 with 17 victims represented by us, one of the them having the VIP status of Head of State, Patriarch of Alexandria Peter Z.

In addition to our successful practice on ADR level, we have been working intensively as counsels that mediation should become one equally important part of our judicial system.

In order to achieve effectively our goals we often use services of external auditors, accountants, tax consultants, economists, recruiters and marketers for those clients who wish to be rendered a full range of corporate services.

We have advised as legal counsels many times the Greek Government-Ministry of Labor on the legal and regulatory aspects regarding the introduction of flexibility in the domestic labor market and we have drafted many legislative texts on this issue.

We have also contributed as legal counsels in the transposition of some important environmental Directives of EU for the Ministry of Environment.

We have also worked for the Ministry of Education for the Greek Presidency of 1994 and myself was presiding the Committee of Education during Greek Term.