Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

 
Our Dispute Resolution practice is acknowledged for representing prominent international clients conducting business in Greece or involved in litigation and arbitration proceedings, before courts at all levels of jurisdiction, including domestic and international arbitral tribunals. We represent clients in all areas of litigation ranging from tort, contractual and product liability claims to labour and administrative litigation. Our firm has an excellent track record in successfully representing clients in all sorts of complex cases indicatively related to breach of contract, termination of agency and distribution agreements, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, anti-trust, unfair competition, product liability, employment, intellectual and industrial property, real estate, commercial leases and tort related cases. 
 
The Dispute Resolution practice group is one of the largest practices of our firm with fully dedicated lawyers who handle contentious matters. Each team handling a case is efficiently structured to ensure that each case is undertaken by the most competent partner or senior associate in the relevant field, who will be closely working with litigation associates as well as with team members from our other practices, if necessary. 
 
The key values of our practice are responsiveness, proactivity, creative thinking throughout preparation and trial process, and commitment to succeed and achieve the best outcome for our clients. 
 
Our team handles on a regular basis complex and multi-party claims with local and/or international elements. We have broad and deep understanding of civil and commercial law, as well as the pertinent case law and regularly represent clients in contractual claims before courts of all levels. Our experience allows us to effectively navigate difficult civil law issues related to the interpretation of contractual clauses and claims for damages. 
 
Moreover, major institutional clients entrust to our firm the handling of debt recovery cases, where such debt may be related to compensatory claims, outstanding invoices, bounced invoices et al. Before initiating action we carefully assess the most efficient means to collect depending on the claim’s nature, the debtor’s credit worthiness and the available assets. We understand that under the economic environment, it is important to initiate actions and manage to have an enforceable title before other creditors, and we strive to get results quickly. We represent the clients before courts of all levels and advise as to the most efficient way to exert pressure on the debtor by indicating the best course of action (through the issuance of payment order, seeking injunctive relief or asset freezing, and initiating court actions). At the level of enforcement we work with a broad network of court bailiffs, supervise the enforcement proceedings’ progress throughout and successfully challenge the debtor’s oppositions. We have initiated enforcement proceedings and sought recovery over most kinds of debtors’ assets (bank accounts, third party claims, real estate property, vehicles, pharmaceutical products and equipment) and have successfully tackled the respective regulatory constraints, as well as the debtor’s oppositions. The results of our debt recovery experience are tangible and direct. 
 
The firm has broad experience in arbitration proceedings representing clients dealing in construction, contractual and commercial cases under all major arbitration and domestic rules, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). Our lawyers have also achieved success representing clients in the energy sector, as well as in cases with international elements, and complex legal and factual issues. Our goal is to achieve the best results possible for our clients and we are ready to negotiate and mediate a case if the client’s objectives are better served in that way. 
 
Our litigation practice is also actively engaged in providing advice, on a proactive or upon-request basis, on a variety of issues related to contractual arrangements, employment, corporate liability, unfair competition and other matters. 
 
Each year, we are entrusted with advising and representing a renewed array of international clients who are involved in some of the most important litigation and arbitration proceedings in Greece. The favourable outcomes achieved for our clients, as well as our experience in handling significant cases before courts of all levels, distinguish our firm. 
 
In particular, we regularly represent our clients in the following fields: 
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