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Bernitsas Law

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3 ranked lawyersBand 1GreeceEurope 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Bernitsas Law maintains a top-tier ranking on account of its strong market recognition and consistent presence in high-profile cases. The law firm has proven capabilities in public law litigation, including cases linked to public tenders and the breach of public contracts. The team handles IP litigation, often defending companies in enforcement actions taken by the Greek data protection regulator or other domestic public bodies. It also assists with disputes arising in insolvency situations and additionally offers advice on employment law disputes and civil action claims. Bernitsas Law has a strong reputation for the capacity to handle complex commercial arbitration cases.

Strengths

"They are extremely responsive. They are a very strong name in the market, and the quality of the work is always very good: it is easy for clients to understand the reasoning and the strategy in litigation," a source reports.

"They're always very dedicated, helpful and available," a client says.

Notable practitioners

Christos Paraskevopoulos is a well-established litigator with significant experience in contentious intellectual property matters, civil claims, employment and shareholder disputes.

Dimitris Roussis represents clients before the administrative courts in actions against the Hellenic Republic, including notable cases relating to contractual breaches, environmental decisions and results of public tenders. He is also active in arbitration.

Associate-to-watch Evangelos Mamalakis is noted by market sources for his experience in commercial disputes. He assists clients with product liability cases and litigation relating to public-private partnerships and terminated distribution agreements.

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Overview

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Our practice has a strong track record in major administrative, civil and commercial and corporate crime disputes. We offer a highly specialised level of representation before the courts in Greece and Europe, industrial tribunals, the ICC and in arbitrations and mediations.

Recent Experience:

  • Diesel Emissions Case: We represent Kosmocar, a leading importer and distributor of Volkswagen, Skoda and AUDI, in civil actions filed by consumers allegedly affected by software, the purpose of which was to optimize NOx emissions in certain vehicle models. 
  • Fresenius Kabi Administrative Dispute: We represent Fresenius Kabi Hellas in their appeals before the Council of State against decisions requiring them to pay claw backs to Greek Hospitals in relation to hospital supplies. 
  • CNP Zois Insurance Dispute: We represent CNP Cyprus Insurance Holdings Ltd Group on disputes relating to insurance products sold in the Greek market.
  • Wind Telecommunications Dispute: We advise Wind on two disputes arising from an exclusivity clause with the State and a contribution by the State to the cost incurred for the implementation of a lawful interception system. 

We have an expertise in advising on Administrative & Compliance, Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial and Restructuring & Insolvency Disputes, Corporate Crime & Fraud and Fraud Investigations.

Members

Paraskevopoulos, Christos (Head of Department)

Roussis, Dimitris (Head of Department)

Andresaki, Chryssa

Bernitsas, Panayotis M

Karra, Fotini

Leontiadou, Pelina

Lissari, Mara

Mamalakis, Evangelos

Mamalakis, Evangelos

Vitogianni, Dimitra

Clients

Apivita SA

BMW Hellas SA

CNP Zois SA

Diesel SA

Fresenius Kabi Hellas

Hellenic Petroleum

Japan Tobacco International

Orion Pharma SA

Viomes SA

Industries

Industry specialisations include medical, pharmaceutical, food, beverages, retail, electronics, car manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, insurance.

Dispute Resolution

Bernitsas Law

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Location

5, Lykavittou Street

Athens

Athens

Greece

GR-106 72

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Christos Paraskevopoulos
Band 2
Dimitris Roussis
Band 3
Evangelos Mamalakis
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