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Bernitsas Law

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked lawyersBand 1GreeceEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Maintains a top-tier ranking on account of its strong market recognition and consistent presence in high-profile cases. Has proven capabilities in public law litigation, including cases linked to public tenders and the breach of public contracts. Defends companies in enforcement actions taken by the Greek data protection regulator or other domestic public bodies. Handles IP litigation and assists with disputes arising in insolvency situations. Has a strong reputation for capacity to handle complex commercial arbitration. Also advises on employment law disputes.

Strengths

A client is impressed with the team's "wide range of legal expertise" on top of its "excellent communication skills."

"They are commercially oriented, offer pragmatic solutions and think outside the box," a second source enthuses.

Work highlights

Acted for CNP ZOIS on claims arising from the alleged mis-selling of insurance products.

Notable practitioners

Sources identify Christos Paraskevopoulos as a "really persuasive lawyer with a very practical approach." One interviewee reports that Paraskevopoulos is "always checking that the solution aligns with the client's needs." He has significant experience in intellectual property matters, employment claims and shareholder disputes.

Dimitris Roussis is noted for his presence in civil litigation and arbitration. He also represents clients before the administrative courts in actions against the Hellenic Republic, including notable cases relating to contractual breaches or environmental decisions.

Newly introduced to the rankings, Evangelos Mamalakis is seen by a client as a practitioner who "looks into every single detail until he clears all the shadows."The same source goes on to say that Mamalakis is "very diligent in examining witnesses." He assists clients with product liability cases and litigation related to terminated distribution or agency 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.

We approach disputes constructively, averting  litigation where this is feasible and getting the best possible results  where it is unavoidable. In either case, we focus on time and cost management to ensure minimal disruption to the ordinary course of our clients’ business. We place emphasis on pre-litigation risk management and case viability, recognising the need for communication with our clients on strategy, the issues at stake and developments to allow for informed decisions throughout the process.

Our practice offers a significant breadth of expertise across all types of commercial,
administrative and white collar crime disputes. We enjoy long-standing relationships with clients from a wide range of industries who regularly instruct us on disputes arising in the course of their everyday business. Industry specialisations include medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverages, retail, electronics, car manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, insurance and securities.

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

Belessis, Lambros

Leontiadou, Pelina

Lissari, Mara

Mamalakis, Evangelos

Mamalakis, Evangelos

Papakosta, Stella

Seiradakis, Yannis

Sotiriou, Iris

Vitogianni, Dimitra

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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Dispute Resolution


Christos Paraskevopoulos
Band 2
Dimitris Roussis
Band 3
Evangelos Mamalakis
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