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Nikos Christoforidis

Nikos Christoforidis

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Eleni Skoufari

Eleni Skoufari

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OVERVIEW

We enjoy a long-established reputation of representing Greek and foreign clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings, before courts at all levels of jurisdiction and before domestic and international arbitral tribunals. Our fully-dedicated, highly-experienced litigators are committed to assisting clients in developing effective strategies for achieving optimal outcomes, including negotiating and mediating cases. The cases we handle concern a wide array of industries and ranges from commercial disputes, contractual and product liability claims to employment litigation, administrative litigation and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. We act for clients in matters with both local and international aspects.

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Experience

Civil, commercial & corporate law

We have a broad and deep understanding of civil, commercial and corporate law, as well as the pertinent case law. We have an excellent track record in successfully representing clients in cases related to breach of contract, claims for damages, termination of agency, distribution and franchise agreements, as well as cases related to shareholders and corporate law matters, such as transactions with related parties and financial assistance. Over the years, we have contributed to precedent-setting case law, having handled successfully multi-million Euro disputes, such as ones related to alleged undue termination of contract and clientele compensation claims. 

Product liability cases

Our litigators have extensive experience in handling product liability cases—often in cooperation with teams comprising technical specialists—and with top scores in attaining positive outcomes. We successfully handle complex tort cases involving, among, others food & beverage products, consumer goods, shipping vessels, aircraft, motorcycles, building materials, cosmetic products, laptop computers and mobile devices.

We have been defending clients against alleged breaches based on unfair competition in conjunction with consumer protection. Through our work we have contributed to the shifting of the relevant theory and case law as well as standard market practices.

Debt recovery

We work with our clients to devise effective strategies for debt recovery, depending on each claim’s nature, debtor’s creditworthiness and available assets, all the way up to proactive measures for enhancing enforcement. We initiate enforcement proceedings and seek recovery over all kinds of debtors’ assets including bank accounts, third party claims, real estate property, vehicles, products and equipment, successfully tackling the respective regulatory constraints, as well as the debtor’s oppositions. We represent clients in insolvency cases and actions for declaration of bankruptcy against their debtors, in interventions in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as bankruptcy oppositions and all kinds of bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy proceedings (including reorganizations).

Administrative litigation

Our clients rely on us for representation in administrative litigation. We handle before the administrative authorities and courts disputes of every nature with state authorities, and we defend our clients against any kind of measures taken against them, including fines from regulators and governmental authorities. Examples of our client representation include disputes related to public procurement, competition and state aid, as well as disputes related to specific industries such as energy, healthcare, tourism & leisure, retail, games & betting, food & beverage, capital markets and telecoms. 

White collar & financial crime

Our firm has an excellent track record in successfully handling white collar and financial crime cases before the courts and investigative authorities. We act on behalf of clients involved in money laundering, bribery, forgery, defamation and all sorts of financial crime, both as civil parties and defendants. Our criminal law experts have an in-depth understanding of criminal law and the intricacies involved when handling criminal cases stemming from or related to compliance, taking into account the relevant administrative, tax, insurance or financial regulatory frameworks.

Real estate

Through our multidisciplinary approach, we are uniquely positioned to represent clients in real estate-related litigation, covering all types of relevant matters, from title disputes and land use disputes to commercial leases, construction cases and project financing.

Employment & labour

We are particularly experienced in representing employers in employment law disputes, including ones related to undue termination, executive termination, compensatory claims and collective redundancy claims.

Intellectual property

We regularly represent clients in intellectual property matters before the courts, including injunctions proceedings. We have broad experience in the field of counterfeit litigation and have been very successful in protecting famous Greek and international trademarks.

Arbitration

We have experience in advising clients on arbitration solutions and in handling arbitration proceedings under all major arbitration and domestic rules, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
 

Awards

Chambers Europe 2020

2020

Chambers Europe 2020

Legal500 Dispute Resolution 2020

2020

Legal500 Dispute Resolution 2020