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

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.

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.

Dr Nikolaos Lyberis

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

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.

 

Dimitris Emvalomenos

Long term and unique history in Greece in the fields of product liability /safety and product recall not only in monitoring closely the European developments but also actually affecting them. The Expert was the head of BGP’s team that prepared for Greece two Reports for the European Commission on the Product Liability Directive (85/374/EEC) in 1994 (by CMS Cameron McKenna) and in 2003 (by Lovells).

BGP /the Expert represent leading institutions in the specialty fields (among others), such as:

European Justice Forum (EJF), the only European non-profit organization solely focused on promoting a balanced system of civil justice in Europe necessarily related to consumer law issues ( www.europeanjusticeforum.org ), being the correspondent in Greece and

DRI EUROPE, the European branch of DRI International, of which the Expert is the Country Chair for Greece ( more for DRI in www.drieurope.org and www.dri.org ).

The long-term specialization in the above specialty area has resulted to the representation by BGP /the Expert of some of the leading businesses in their own fields in cases, being very often of high publicity and special business interests. Only some of those clients are being named in our website, whereas many others are listed in our profile available upon request.

Very indicatively only, Helios aircraft accident alone has been worldwide admitted as a case study whereas Chinook helicopter accident attracted special publicity in Greece over a number of years. Further, numerous product recalls of top brands have been successfully pursued by the Expert /BGP over the years always requiring a sensitive treatment from time and confidentiality points of view.

Admitted:

Piraeus Court of First Instance, 1989, Piraeus Court of Appeal, 1993, Supreme Court, 2000.

Education:

University of Athens Law School (LL.B), 1987; University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College (LL.M), 1988.

Basic professional memberships:

Piraeus Bar Association; Greek Commercial Lawyers’ Association; Competition Law Partnership; Greek Association for Arbitration; Greek Association of Law & Economics; Greek Association for Financial Law; International Bar Association (SBL Committees C, L, M, S).

Languages:

Greek and English.

General information about BGP:

BGP is committed to personal service to clients. A client can expect from BGP to be responsive, attentive and flexible, and to communicate on a regular basis and in an understandable language. BGP is dedicated to team work and collegiality and derives great strength from being a true partnership of lawyers. BGP exchanges ideas and facilitates the development of creative solutions to clients΄ problems. Headquartered in the city of Athens, BGP has associated offices in 35 countries. More information can be found on our website.

 

Silina Pavlakis

Silina graduated from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, in 1985. Was admitted to the Athens Bar Association in 1989 after completing her practice. After practicing for a number of years before the First Instance and subsequently the Courts of Appeal of Athens and Piraeus, she was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Greece in 2004. She obtained a master’s degree from the University College of London, Faculty of Law, (LL.M., 1990).

Silina is a founding member of Pavlakis – Moschos & Associates Law Offices, and is primarily involved in Personal Injury Litigation, Maritime Accidents, Aviation Law, Commercial & Corporate Law, and Civil Law. She speaks Greek, English, French, German.

The Firm:

Pavlakis – Moschos & Associates is a law firm operating for 40 years in the centre of the legal and commercial district of Piraeus (Athens), Greece.

Our legal practice is primarily focused on providing expert legal services to claimants in personal injury / loss of life cases resulting from all types of accidents including maritime, work related, road traffic, railway, and aviation accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, accidents of tourists, mass tort incidents, human rights violations and others.

A distinct section of our firm offers expert legal services on civil, commercial and administrative issues to private and corporate clients, both Greek and foreign.

Pavlakis – Moschos & Associates consists of 6 lawyers and presently 3 apprentice lawyers.

Our lawyers are licensed to represent clients in all civil, administrative and criminal Courts in Greece, At the same time a network of cooperating local lawyers has been established in most major Greek cities.

Pavlakis – Moschos & Associates is also active internationally. The firm’s lawyers have expert knowledge and extensive experience in pursuing cases with international aspects both in Greek and foreign jurisdictions, always seeking the best forum for each case. This is achieved through our world-wide network of affiliated and associated law firms in most countries over the globe and through our close co-operation with the Embassies and Consulates of several foreign countries in Greece for the protection of their citizens’ rights in Greece and abroad.

Being members of international prominent professional organizations and associations specializing in personal injury enables us to effectively pursue our clients’ claims in the most beneficial forum, cooperating with expert lawyers worldwide.

The firm’s lawyers regularly attend and participate in conferences and seminars in Greece and abroad, either as speakers and panel members or as participants, thus keeping fully updated and informed about legal developments in their field, at national and international level.

Theodore Katsas

Born 1972; Lawyer of Athens Court of Appeals; admitted to Athens Bar in 1999
Education:
– Dr. Jur. – Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany);
– Mediator – Tulane Law School New Orleans/Institut für Anwaltschaftsrecht HU-Berlin
– LL.M. – Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)
– Law Degree – Athens University Law School (Greece)
Languages:
– Greek
– German
– French
– English
Academic curriculum:
– Lecturer of Commercial and Business Law at the Demokritus University Law School – Greece (2009-to date);
Memberships:
– Association of Greek Commercial Lawyers, Member of the A.E.D.B.F. Greece, Member of the Macedonian Association of Commercial Law.
Areas of expertise:
– Contract Law
– Company and Insolvency Law
– Securities Law

 

Gerasimos Gasparinatos

Founded in the early 20th Century, Gasparinatos & Associates is one of the long established and distinguished law firms in Greece. Our firm’s steady goal has been throughout the years to provide high quality legal services, tailored to meet the individual needs of our Greek and international Clientele. Our people, together with our network of associate lawyers across the country, can effectively address any legal matter within the Greek territory. To us our Clients, whether a medium local business or a large multinational corporation are equally important. Each and every Client may expect no less than our full attention, resources and services.
Regarding in particular our foreign clients with business interests in Greece, our goal is to provide comprehensive legal advice and services and to assist our clients understand the specificities of the Greek business and legal environment.
Our attorneys and notaries advise clients on the selection of the optimal legal vehicle for their operations from a corporate and tax point of view fitting their particular requirements. We assist multinational and Greek clients form subsidiaries, branches or joint ventures in Greece, draft by-laws for all forms of Greek legal entities both in English and in Greek and provide detailed advice with respect to all relevant issues, such as the incorporation and operation of the legal entity, capital requirements, registration of corporate name, shareholders’ and directors’ rights, duties and liabilities, etc. We arrange for all legal and tax issues relevant to the incorporation and operation of any legal entity, such as obtaining tax numbers for the founders and for the directors, drafting the lease agreements for the premises of the new company, etc.
Once a company is established, we render our services and advice on all corporate matters, such as drafting of the necessary corporate resolutions and BoD minutes, the appointment and removal of directors, share capital increases or decreases, amendments of Articles of Association, etc.
Our people, attorneys and notaries, assisted by our paralegals and secretaries, combine a unique experience and expertise, which cover a wide array of practice areas and industries. Combined, our professional staff can interact in several languages, including English, German and French.