Commercial

Commercial

Commercial law is one of the cornerstones of our practice. For more than a century our firm has provided legal assistance on all aspects of commercial law to clients active in different industries.

Our firm advises on a day-to-day basis, international companies active in Greece on a wide array of commercial issues ranging from simple lease, sale and purchase contracts, to sales below cost, marketing strategies, license, agency, distribution, joint venture and mergers and acquisition agreements. In close collaboration with our tax practice group, we regularly provide specialized support on corporate income tax, transfer pricing and VAT issues arising from local or cross border commercial arrangements.

Our firm is particularly well known for providing comprehensive legal and tax support on all commercial issues and/or transactions of our clients.

The experience of our firm in this field is extensive, and includes advising:

  • A major supermarket chain on the establishment of a franchise network covering the territory of Greece, and drafting all relevant contracts (master franchise and sub franchise contracts)
  • Cadbury Hellas on all its commercial agreements (manufacturing, logistic, warehousing, promotion etc)
  • Luxottica Hellas on its supply agreements with retailers
  • Altadis Hellas on its tobacco products promotion contracts
  • BIC Violex on a number of commercial practice issues
  • Europcar on the reorganization of its franchise network in Greece
  • Georgia Pacific on its supply agreements with associations of retailers
  • Thomas Cook on the reorganization of its portfolio of hotel management contracts in Greece
  • Universal Music Group International on issues regarding its joint venture in Greece
  • TUI on issues regarding its joint venture with a major Greek hotel chain
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on distribution issues
  • Comcast on its proposed licensing arrangements with Greek entities
  • Netafim on its dealership agreement in Greece and relevant security agreements
  • Fedex with respect to customs clearance services provided by a local operator
  • Leroy Merlin on contractual issues related to supply contracts and on specific commercial practices
  • Wincor Nixdorf on a framework agreement regarding a pivotal services contract with NBG
  • Danish Crown on security/guarantee agreements granted to Danish Crown by Nikas AE in favour of its Balkan subsidiaries
  • Johnson Controls on the policies and procedures developed to ensure anti-corruption compliance
  • Chevron on the restructuring of its distribution model
  • Media Markt on its commercial co-operation schemes and its promotion activities
  • L' Oreal as to its commercial contracts with different types of retailers
  • Hachette on product liability issues
  • Chiron on its commercial co-operations and activities in Greece
  • Bristol Myers Squibb on its co-promotion activities in Greece
  • Retail companies on potential recall of product(s) which did not conform to safety requirements.
(For information on our experience in specific industries or specific practice areas such as Mergers & Acquisitions or Agency & Distribution please visit the relevant part of our website.)
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