Litigation & Arbitration

The firm also has an excellent reputation in terms of litigation and arbitration in all fields of law without exception. The firm’s successes in these fields are undoubted proof of its unique experience and have led to it being ranked in the specific field as the top Greek law firm by the specialist publication “The Legal 500“, and Kriton Metaxopoulos as a leading Greek lawyer in this field. He is responsible for the coordination and legal strategy of a 150 million Euro international corporate litigation matter, involving legal work in Italy, Lebanon, Romania, UK, France and former Soviet Union and Greece. His experience includes representation before Civil and Penal Courts not only in Greece but also in France, Italy, UK and Romania in cooperation with top tier law firms and local practitioners.

Our firm and in particular Kriton Metaxopoulos has been appointed by a large number of passengers and relatives of victims of the NORMAN ATLANTIC shipwreck to represent them in cooperation with the pool of expert Italian lawyers before Greek and Italian Courts and authorities and to file on their behalf penal complaints as well as civil actions/claims for the material and, in particular, moral damages they have suffered as a result of this tragic accident. For more information regarding the legal representation of the Norman Atlantic shipwreck victims please click here.

We represent a multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Germany that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories in its dispute with the Greek sales representatives.

An international low cost airline entrusted us to handle all disputes with passengers due to flight changes and cancelations.

The firm undertook to defend one of the largest suppliers of livestock in Europe in an action for € 6 million brought by Greek livestock farmers. The dispute ended successfully for our client with a Supreme Court decision.

The firm represented the Distilled Beverages Protection Association in America and made it possible to delete a trademark which had been registered in Greece beforehand by a third party without permission.

Our firm represented a major Italian software company through all litigation procedures related to a public work. We successfully handled the case for our client with a First Instance Court decision.

We represented a local union of municipalities in litigation related to a tender for a public supply financed through EU funds. Our law firm has been representing in Greece several foreign factoring companies, handling debt collection cases throughout the country, sometimes involving bankruptcy issues.

The firm represented a foreign group (both before the Greek courts and the International Chamber of Commerce [ICC] in arbitration in Geneva) when handling a dispute with the Greek State about the acquisition of a public sector company, which after protracted court and out-of-court proceedings reached settlement with the payment of USD 18.5 million to the firm’s client by a company 100% controlled by the Greek State.

Our law firm has successfully handled a case related to the recognition and execution in Greece of a Court decision issued by a Dutch Court, ordering a Greek societè anonyme to pay to our client the amount of the dispute plus default interest.