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.

 

Vera Alexandropoulou

Vera Alexandropoulou is a graduate of the Law Faculty of the University of Athens and has completed postgraduate studies at the University of Heidelberg and Harvard University.

She was admitted to the Greek (Piraeus) Bar Association in 1998 and qualified as a UK Solicitor in 2004. Vera has worked for the Harvard Business School, a major shipping law firm in New York, Norton Rose, and is general counsel at the Piraeus Port Authority. She established Alexandropoulou Law Firm in 2005. Vera has acquired a significant experience in sectors including commercial and corporate law, energy, banking and finance and real estate. Vera is involved as Chief Legal Officer with various institutions and associations mainly in the field of energy, business and fund structures. Vera is the author of codification of Greek renewable energy and natural gas legislation, and has published articles on Greek ship finance, Greek listed funds and environmental issues. She is fluent in Greek, English, French, German and Spanish and understands Chinese.

Energy & Natural Resources:

Renewable energy (wind farms, photovoltaic plants, hydroelectric projects, biomass,) is increasingly at the forefront of investors’ interest, particularly in Greece. The renewable energy sector though, is highly regulated and requires extensive knowledge.

The firm provides advice on the legal and regulatory framework as well as the commercial legal issues of projects. We undertake legal work from the inception of an opportunity / investment and continue to work with our clients, domestic and foreign, institutional or not, well after an energy project has been built and is operational.

We are involved at each stage of a project’s life-cycle from inception (procurement and risk management) to implementation (project counsel). We advise owners, contractors, developers, operators, engineers and suppliers on the legal framework relating to the design and construction of power plants and energy facilities. We draft and negotiate procurement, engineering and construction agreements, operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements connection, sale or insurance contracts and undertake all negotiations with third parties and the Authorities. Our cooperation with research analysts and engineers allows us to understand better any financial, commercial and technical issues and to find the legal formulas to address any issues that come up during and after the construction stage of a project.

We have recently assisted on a number of successful renewable energy transactions on structure, licensing, financing, due diligence and EPC contracts. Our broad experience in the support of renewable energy sources projects, gives us a competitive edge in this sector.

ALEXANDROPOULOU LAW FIRM:

We are a dynamic and energetic firm always seeking to achieve results for our clients. We pride ourselves on offering practical and prompt legal advice and services of unparalleled quality. We consider all our clients unique, each with their particular business concerns and needs and we exhibit the same standard of professional commitment to all.

With their combined skills and knowledge, the firm’s lawyers are well versed in providing a range of comprehensive legal services. These range from helping to navigate the Greek business environment and regulatory landscape to explaining the complexities of cross-border transactions including tax rules, foreign exchange and regulatory requirements.

Drawing upon our unique blend of local, national and international experience, we strive to meet the needs of both established local companies and foreign investors and institutions. We aim to provide a value for money service throughout, offering our clients high quality legal services as a team that continuously broadens its expertise, in order to maintain its esteemed standard of client satisfaction.

 

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.

George Kerameus

George N. Kerameus is a member of the Athens Bar Association and has been admitted before the Supreme Court and the Council of State. He commenced his professional career offering services as a tax lawyer within the tax department of one of the “big four” multi-disciplinary firms. In September 2004 he joined a prominent Greek law firm, which he left, having been its tax partner, to found KPP Law.

George is a tax expert, focusing on corporate tax advice, as well as private tax planning, both on a day-to-day and transactional basis, with great experience in all direct and indirect tax issues. While acting as a tax counsel, he has been involved in a significant variety of major international and local transactions, including mergers, share and asset deals, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, equity & debt financing, structured financial products etc. George also regularly represents clients before tax courts, authorities and administrative committees on all kinds of fiscal law issues.

As a business lawyer, George has advised one of the major Greek financial institutions in relation to all transactions of its Treasury Department (including bond loans, granting of securities, international financing transactions, derivatives, EMTN programmes etc.), as well as has acted on behalf of corporate clients as the lawyer in charge of legal due diligence within the framework of M&A transactions. He also has considerable drafting experience in commercial law matters, acting as a general corporate counsel to multi-nationals in the industrial and service sectors.

George has lectured and published articles on various tax law issues, as well as participated as a speaker at numerous conferences. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek branch of the International Fiscal Association.

KPP Law Tax Law Practice:

Our tax practice, comprised of highly experienced tax lawyers, offers the full range of tax law services. The analytical ability of our tax lawyers ensures that they are able to provide our clients with high quality, innovative and business oriented services, as well as with practical and pro-active solutions, in the continuously changing area of tax legislation and practice.

While securing day-to-day compliance with local regulations and requirements, the primary goal of KPP Law is to assist our corporate clients in maximizing tax efficiency, both at a transactional and operational level in respect of business activities both in Greece and abroad.

Our tax partners have strong experience in advising clients on the full spectrum of direct and indirect tax law issues arising from commercial and corporate transactions, including M&A (sale of business, asset and share deals, mergers, intra-group re-organizations, joint ventures etc.), financing (equity or debt), acquisition and commercial exploitation of real estate property, employees incentive plans, etc., as well as other tax specific issues, such as thin capitalization, transfer pricing etc.

We also advise Greek and foreign high net-worth individuals in properly discharging their tax liabilities in Greece, as well as advising them in property, inheritance and other tax law issues.

The above advisory leg of our tax practice is paired by a strongly experienced tax litigation leg, since we represent and support our clients before all competent tax courts, as well as before tax authorities (tax audit procedures and settlements).

Last, but not least, our tax partners are highly interactive in the Greek market of tax practitioners, through their participation as speakers at conferences and seminars, publication of articles in tax literature, representation of professional bodies before legislative commissions and memberships in tax related associations.

Kerameus, Papademetriou, Papadopoulos Law Offices:

KPP Law was founded in 2009 in Athens, Greece, offering a wide range of legal services with particular emphasis in the fields of tax, banking & finance, competition, M&A, commercial, litigation and corporate law (including restructuring and insolvency).

Our team is guided by a set of values, which we follow and abide over the years, whereas our main target is to successfully meet and exceed the increasing demands of our clientele.

Through continuity of service, flexibility and close personal contact with each client, our team provides valuable and practicable legal services of the highest level, striking the right balance between protecting and promoting the wider business and / or personal interests of our clients.

Our Offices provide an efficiently led legal service to Greek and international groups of companies, as well as high net-worth individuals, with particular focus on various industries, such as insurance, consumer goods, banking, energy, telecommunications, real property, audit & business consultancy, maritime, construction and motor vehicle.

Our Offices work to the highest professional and ethical standards. We draw on a ten-member team of multi-lingual and international trained lawyers with advanced level of academic qualifications and considerable professional experience, assisted by secretarial and clerical staff supported by modern infrastructure. Moreover, our team constantly co-operates with multinational law firms on cross border transactions.

Our team is proficient in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Danish and Spanish.