Gregory Logothetis

Gregory Logothetis is our exclusively recommended Arbitration expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gregory directly using the contact details listed above.

Gregory focuses on international and domestic arbitration, complicated litigations, energy, public tenders, concessions, privatisations and commercial contracts. He is the Head of the Arbitration, Litigation and Mediation Department and Co-Head of the Projects & Privatisation and Real Estate Department of our Firm. Gregory has acted as head of the Procurement and Contracts Department of the Public Power Corporation for several years, where he is still active as senior counsel.

Chambers and Partners has stated that Gregory is “praised by market observers for his in-depth experience and his solid understanding of case law” and that “he is often called upon to assist in complex disputes and arbitrations.” The Legal 500 has ranked the Arbitration, Litigation & Mediation Department of our Firm as Tier 1 and has stated that “Clients particularly recommend Gregory Logothetis, who is ‘undoubtedly the best litigator, with vast knowledge and experience not only in the litigation but also in the arbitration sector.”

Firm Overview:

We are an awarded top tier law firm based in Athens, Greece. With a legacy originating back to 1930, we take pride in our local and international clientele, which includes leading Greek and international corporations, major investment and commercial banks and financial institutions.

We have evolved our founder’s famed business-centric and action-driven approach into a solid business philosophy that has been delivering tangible results for decades. One that serves as a northern star leading to our firm’s consistent and dynamic growing course, breaking international boundaries again and again.

As of 2001, we operate as a Lawyers’ Partnership (under Greek Lawyer’s Code). Throughout our history, we have acted as the legal architects of landmark business deals, ground-breaking transactions and litigations across industries. Namely, leading and Greek and foreign corporations, major investment and commercial banks and financial institutions, as well as Greek M&A, Capital markets (ECM and DCM), Privatisations, Corporate, Retail, Energy, Aviation, Competition, Data protection, Tax, Banking & Finance and Employment sectors.

With a broad range of legal expertise and services, we have established ourselves as one of the most prestigious top tier law firms in Greece and as a leading legal force in the international field, with the majority of our clientele being foreign multinational companies and with an extensive partnership with major foreign law firms.

Growth is at the heart of our philosophy. For our clients and our people. We are proud to have evolved into a team of 53 legal experts uniquely combining education, experience and self-drive. As we continue our professional journey, we remain true to our values to fulfil our professional vision.

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Serafim Sotiriadis

Serafim Sotiriadis is our exclusively recommended Corporate Restructuring Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Serafim directly using the contact details listed above.

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Serafim, founder of Serafim Sotiriadis and Associates, is a graduate of Athens Law School and has been a member of the LAA since 2001. As a specialist in major debt restructuring and insolvency, he frequently lectures on corporate reorganisation and the restructuring of bank loans, having been personally involved in some of the most significant cases that have gone to court in Greece. Serafim has extensive experience in bankruptcy processes and extrajudicial loan renegotiation, as well as judicial experience in defending cases related to financial white collar crimes. He provides international and Greek legal and tax advice to foreign law offices and corporations concerning cross-border buyouts, real estate ownership, investments in listed Greek companies, and the establishment of foreign companies, subsidiaries and branches in Greece. Serafim Sotiriadis also offers assistance with international real estate transactions and with obtaining “golden visas”.

Firm Overview:

Serafim Sotiriadis & Associates is a market leader in Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring law.

Operating as an organic whole, with each section and department collaborating harmoniously together, our extremely well-qualified and experienced lawyers, finance experts and business consultants have the all-round knowledge required to offer sound integrated solutions and advice both in the spheres of Commercial, Civil, Corporate and Criminal law and in relation to business issues.

Our clients include major banks, leading construction and commercial concerns, energy companies, clothing and furniture manufacturers, shipbuilders, investment groups, craft businesses, and a number of investors and funds with a Greek presence.

As the first law firm in Greece to successfully submit and ratify a rehabilitation agreement, S. Sotiriadis & Associates laid the cornerstone for all debt restructuring in Greece over the last decade. In the light of this unique expertise, lawyers and legal firms regularly entrust their clients to us in cases pertaining to our areas of specialisation.

Dimitrios Foutsis

Dimitrios Foutsis is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Dimitrios directly using the contact details listed above.

Dimitris has extensive expertise in Corporate, M&A & Business Law, in Competition law, Real Estate and Tax Planning.

He has worked at Clifford Chance (Frankfurt) and he is currently Managing Partner in Foutsis & Partners Law firm.

Dimitrios Foutsis is a distinguished Member of the Greek Commercial Lawyers Society, of the Greek-German Lawyers Association and of the International Bar Association.

Firm Overview:

FP is one of the leading law firms in Greece, with more than 70 years of experience and commitment to client service since its establishment in 1946 by the founder Dimitrios E. Foutsis (1913-1987).

FP has been operating continuously since then with a well-respected Greek and international clientele. The firm’s team of talented lawyers, all of whom are specialists in different fields of practice, provides quality legal solutions of the highest standards.

In addition to numerous national legal entities and private individuals, the firm counts multinational corporations among its extensive list of clients. Through its long-standing interaction with international clients and the firm’s international networking, FP has evolved over the years, embracing the growing and ever-developing business needs of each of its clients. The firm prides itself in its ability to provide comprehensive and expert legal advice, combining its knowledge of the Greek legal system with an in-depth understanding of international and European Union law.

FP consists of one of the most internationally minded Greek legal teams. FP is the only Greek law firm with a branch in Cyprus. The firm focuses on high quality value-adding law services typified by commercial approach and integrity.

International Network:

FP is a member of international alliances and networks allowing to deliver integrated legal services of the highest quality and access global legal resources through vast network of well-established law offices.

Vasilios Petropoulos

Vasilios Petropoulos is our exclusively recommended Criminal Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Vasilios directly using the contact details listed above.

Vasilios was born in 1980 in Athens. He is a member of the Patras Bar Association since 2003 and an associate of “OVVADIAS S. NAMIAS – LAW FIRM” since 2010.

He completed his studies in the Department of Law of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and then continued with a doctoral thesis in Criminal Law at the University of Munich in Germany and in the Criminal Law of the Capital Market at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He completed his studies at the University of Munich, where he became a professor in the fields of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, European and International Criminal Law and Economic Criminal Law. He was a visiting researcher at the CEGLA Institute for Cross-Sector Legal Research at Tel Aviv University Law School in 2010.

Since 2010, Vasilios is a specialist scientist in the Department of Law (Criminal Sector) of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and at the Hellenic Open University, where he delivers courses on anti-corruption legislation at postgraduate level. From 2015 until 2020 he has also been a lecturer in teaching at the University of Neapolis Paphos in Cyprus.

He has published several monographs and numerous articles in legal journals. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Society of Criminal Law, as well as of the editorial board of the periodic edition of the Association of Greek Criminalologists Nova Criminalia. He also participates as a speaker at legal conferences on criminal law and criminal proceedings.

Firm Overview:

The law firm “OVVADIAS S. NAMIAS – LAW FIRM” was established in 2006 and is currently one of the leading law firms in the fields of penal and mainly financial penal law, providing legal services to natural persons and legal entities both at a litigation and at a consulting level.

The firm has successfully dealt with major penal cases of national and global interest for crimes relating to the banking sector, stock-exchange, tax, customs office sector, crimes relating to the legalisation of profits from illegal activities (money laundering), the environment, personal data and sports. The firm is experienced in conducting internal investigations, especially, in banks, NGOs and other corporations and in drafting the internal corporate compliance rules.

The experience and the scientific training of its members correspond to the contemporary requirements of the national and international legislative framework, thus ensuring the best possible support of its clients’ interests, based on their personal needs and the particularities of each case.

Ovvadias S. Namias

Ovvadias Namias is our exclusively recommended Criminal Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ovvadias directly using the contact details listed above.

Ovvadias, the Managing Partner of “OVVADIAS S. NAMIAS LAW FIRM”, was born in Athens in 1964 and he has been a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1993. He graduated from the Law Department of the University of Athens and concluded his thesis in Penal Law at the University of Bonn in Germany, with a grant from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

He lectured Penal Law at the Law Department of the University of Athens as a Special Scientific Associate. Ovvadias was an Attorney at Law of the National Bank of Greece from 1999 to 2006, specialising in financial penal issues.

Ovvadias has provided consulting services and in-court assistance in criminal cases of fraud- breach of trust, corruption – bribery, tax evasion, customs office offenses, stock exchange offences, insider trading, market abuse, legalisation of profits from illegal activities (money laundering), personal data as well as in cases of European criminal law, extradition and mutual legal assistance.

Ovvadias Namias has published his thesis and numerous articles in legal journals. He lectures regularly at conferences on criminal law and criminal procedure.

Firm Overview:

The law firm “OVVADIAS S. NAMIAS – LAW FIRM” was established in 2006 and is currently one of the leading law firms in the fields of penal and mainly financial penal law, providing legal services to natural persons and legal entities both at a litigation and at a consulting level.

The firm has successfully dealt with major penal cases of national and global interest for crimes relating to the banking sector, stock-exchange, tax, customs office sector, crimes relating to the legalisation of profits from illegal activities (money laundering), the environment, personal data and sports. The firm is experienced in conducting internal investigations, especially, in banks, NGOs and other corporations and in drafting the internal corporate compliance rules.

The experience and the scientific training of its members correspond to the contemporary requirements of the national and international legislative framework, thus ensuring the best possible support of its clients’ interests, based on their personal needs and the particularities of each case.

Stelios H. Grigoriou

Stelios Grigoriou is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Stelios directly using the contact details listed above.

In a time of deep financial crisis, lawyers undertake an increasingly enhanced role acting as professionals in the service of public interest. Law firms have become the main tool for the protection of rights and freedoms of citizens, business financial interests, consumers’ free choice, employees’ rights, family life, the imperative of law and order and, in general, the peaceful living of humans in an organised society.

Stelios Gregoriou and Associates Law Firm has been a devoted advocate of the legal profession consistently since 1986, providing legal services of high standards to its respectable clientele, who have been honouring perpetually this valuable relationship with their trust and mandate.

Our code of values is founded on the respect of the universal ethics, the essential truth and fair justice.

Our only aim is to serve the needs and improve the life of our clients, amongst which are important companies and distinguished figures in their field of expertise, with no exception to everyday people with common and current needs.

Our activities are dictated, unreservedly, by the strict application of Law, the full respect and absolute implementation of the ethical rules and the Code of Ethics of the Lawyer, and guided by our duty and consciousness as justice advocates.

We are aware that due to the complexity of the current problems, in times of deep economic recession, dealing sufficiently with our clients legal cases requires more than mere legal science and experience. Deep understanding and knowledge of the specific industries and activities is necessary and this can be achieved only with the assistance of our cooperating experts. What is required is a comprehensive approach to problems with flexibility, creativity and, most importantly, cost effective management to our clients’ benefit.

We are entrusted by our clients with challenging cases, that provide us the unique opportunity to work with important, energetic, intelligent people, who are able to value the quality and the results of our legal work.

For all these reasons, it is our imperative duty to strive for excellence, seeking passionately to attain the best trial outcome and the optimal legal and business solution for our clients.