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.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Gregory Logothetis and Koutalidis Law Firm in Greece (streetinsider.com)

Giovanni Di Folco

Giovanni Di Folco is our exclusively recommended Arbitration expert in Romania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Giovanni directly using the contact details listed above.

Giovanni is a highly motivated expatriate Civil Engineer and Dispute Board Member with nearly 35 years of professional experience. He is a Member of the FIDIC’s President List of Approved Adjudicators, a FIDIC Accredited Dispute Adjudicator, a FIDIC Accredited Trainer and Visiting Professor at Polytechnic of Milano University.

He is experienced in Project & Contract Management and Dispute Resolution, and is a Claims’ Expert (Delay and Quantum) with extensive international experience gained in multi-disciplinary Civil Engineering Projects in Italy, Norway, Sweden, Algeria, Ethiopia, Iran, Libya, South Africa, Kingdom of Lesotho, Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, UAE, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, Moldova, Turkey, Panama, Canada, Chile and Romania, who attained professional recognition over the past thirty five years of experience in Civil Engineering and Disputes Resolution.

He has demonstrated acumen for construction and design engineering and management at all levels, has an acute awareness of cost control and project planning, ability to provide an immediate and calculated response to situations both in the financial and technical sectors of the profession, who possesses proven ability to sustain responsibilities from high level management through to operational level. He possess an openly communicative disposition at every level of management, with Consultants, Contractors, Owners/Employers, Government Officials, Banking and Insurance Institutions and has earned the respect and trust of many parties involved in this complex and demanding industry at every level over the years.

He has an acute awareness of specific Country and International Law, the importance of quality and safety and the moral and legal responsibilities that they impose. Although a Specialist Pavement Engineer by profession, the international experience gained has enabled the development of his wide diversity of skills in Contract, Delay and Quantum Analyses, Planning Engineering, Construction law, Claims, Adjudication and Arbitration.

Serge Gravel

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

Serge, a dual citizen of France and Canada and a member of the Paris Bar and the Province of Québec Bar, is a partner at FLV & Associés, a Paris law firm.

Since 1975, Serge has practiced business law in Paris (France), Montréal (Canada) and Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

His principal fields of expertise include International Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Real Estate Transactions. In connection with International Arbitration, Serge has acted alternately as counsel, legal expert, arbitrator and mediator, both for commercial and financial disputes and for investments disputes involving sovereign States.

He served as a member of the prestigious ICC International Court of Arbitration from 1991 through 1999.

Serge was educated in North America [Harvard Law School, 1974; University of Montréal Law School, 1972], and in Europe [University of Paris II Law School, 1976/77; Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies, 1976].

Firm Overview:

Founded in 1997 FLV & Associés is a firm consisting of lawyers who had previously practiced within law firms with national and international exposure.

FLV & Associés intervenes in most areas of concern of legal entities, be it as advisors or as litigators, both in France and within an international context, in the following areas:

  • company law,
  • general business law,
  • securities law,
  • labour and social security law,
  • intellectual property, new technology and IT law,
  • distribution and competition law,
  • real estate and infrastructures,
  • banking and finance law,
  • transport, aviation and maritime law,
  • criminal business law,
  • criminal labour law,
  • tax law, corporate and personal taxation, international taxation.

FLV & Associés advises small and medium-size businesses as well as large public companies or investors, floated and non-floated, and private companies either French or foreign. The firm acts as counsel, defender or attorney of company clients or as the case may be, of their executive officers or shareholders.

The partners of the firm aim to develop long-term relationships with our clients and we make it a point to provide them with personalised services, with a team of qualified, attentive and responsive lawyers.

Our approach is foremost as general commercial lawyers, each of whom relies on a particular area of expertise and experience.

Our firm advises clients in connection with the conception of the structure, the negotiation and the setting up of complex projects or transactions, such as external growth operations or raising up equity and furthermore ensure a regular representation of the clients before all French courts and arbitral panels. We also advise clients regarding management issues that may arise in the ordinary course of business.

Each brief is handled by a partner who, depending on the needs of the client and the case, assembles a team of partners and lawyers with complementary expertise In order to ensure a prompt response and to provide adequate solutions.

All of the Firm’s lawyers are competent as legal advisors and litigators as these two aspects of practice are complementary both in terms legal skills and culture. The regular practice of a judicial activity allows a better anticipation of conflicts in contract negotiations and facilitates drafting of contract which thus benefits from the experience of litigations. A rigorous approach and the quest to be exhaustive, are at the core of the activity of legal advising, and an asset in ligation.

Grace Kumwenda

Grace Kumwenda is our exclusively recommended Arbitration expert in Zambia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Grace directly using the contact details above.

Grace (Managing Partner) obtained her law degree from the University of Zambia (LLB) in 2009. She was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Zambia on 17th December 2010 and has been in private practice since then. She joined MNB Legal Practitioners Kitwe immediately after her admission as an Advocate which later became known as ECB Legal Practitioners. She rose from position of Junior Associate at ECB Legal Practitioners to the position of Senior Associate-Head of Litigation, a position she held until April 2018. In May 2018, Ms Kumwenda joined M. Musonda & Company as Managing Partner taking over from Justice Michael Musonda SC after his appointment as Supreme Court Judge until December 2018. Ms Kumwenda is an Associate-Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and of the Zambian Branch of the Institute of Arbitrators. Currently Ms. Kumwenda is a board member for Child Outreach Advocacy and Council Member for Sports Council of Zambia.

Grace Kumwenda is specialised in general civil litigation and is experienced in all aspects of corporate and commercial matters including drafting of commercial agreements, legal advice on all aspects of the law, legal opinions, conveyancing, commercial transactions, insolvency (receiverships and liquidations). She has extensive litigation experience in the area of employment law and land disputes as well non-contentious litigation matters including divorce, probate and administration. Recently she was adopted by the Southern African Human Rights Defenders Network as a Human Rights Defender on account of her work and dedication in protecting and speaking for the oppressed.

Firm Overview:

Grace & Partners is a law firm committed to providing effective legal representation in criminal, human rights and civil litigation matters. At Grace & Partners, we are dedicated to creating innovative and effective strategies to meet our Clients’ legal needs.

Grace & Partners is a multi service law firm established on 15th December 2018 and commenced operations effectively on 14th January 2019.

William Leung

William Leung is our exclusively recommended Arbitration expert in Hong Kong on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact William directly using the contact details listed above.

William has been a practicing solicitor of the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR since 1988. He graduated from University of London with a Master of Law degree in 1988, Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Hong Kong in 1992. Prior to and shortly after the re-unification of Hong Kong and China in 1997, he has also taken the initiative to polish his legal expertise in China by obtaining a Bachelor in Chinese Law from China University Politics and Law in 1997 and a Master in Economic Law from Peking University, China in 2002. Mr. William Leung is a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK; the Hong Kong and Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and he is a Panel Arbitrator with Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Singapore International Arbitration Centre; China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission, China Maritime Arbitration Commission; Korean Commercial Arbitration Board; and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration in Malaysia.

William since the year of 2001, has been appointed by both the Hong Kong High Court and the Hong Kong Official Receiver, in acting as company liquidators in liquidating company assets.

In year of 2016, William has been granted the status of Solicitor Advocate* having higher right of audience to appear and make submissions in any higher courts (including the Court of Final Appeal) in Hong Kong (Law Society Circular 16-857).

Firm Overview:

William KW Leung & Co a solicitors firm located in Hong Kong providing legal services of specified areas in insurance, international trade, shipping and transportation, intellectual property, corporate finance restructuring and initial public offering law and having solid, extensive experience in handling complex corporate, commercial and international trade litigation and corporate rescue operations.

We succeed in the year of 2001 acting for a private enterprise from city of Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province China in winning against Jardine group company for mis-delivery of cargo: Centre Optical (Hong Kong) Limited -v- Jardine Transport Services (China) Limited which was reported in the reputable Lloyd’s Law Reports (2001) Vol 2. page 678 – 690.

We also succeed in the year of 2005 acting for a Hong Kong shipper in winning against an international logistics service provider: Vastfame Camera Limited -v- Birkart Globistics Limited which was reported in three Law Reports of worldwide-fame: American Maritime Cases (2005) AMC page 2864 – 2879; European Transport Law (2006) Vol. XLI No.2 page 182 – 195 and Hong Kong Cases (2005) 4 HKC page 117 – 135.

Sheikha Haya

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

Sheikha was one of the first two women in Bahrain to practice law when she was admitted as a lawyer in Bahrain in 1979. Prior to setting up her practice, she was the vice chairwoman of the Arbitration (Committee D) in  International Bar Association from 1997 to 1999. She was the former counsel at the Bahrain Ministry of State for Legal Affairs as well as a senior attorney at another major Bahraini law firm. She has been admitted to the Court of Cassation and the Constitutional Court of Bahrain and is a member of the Bahrain Bar Association.

Sheikha obtained a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Kuwait in 1974. She has also obtained a Diploma in Civil Rights Private Law from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, in 1986 and a Diploma in Comparative Law from the University of Ain Shams, Egypt, in 1988.

Sheikha has had an illustrious diplomatic career. From 2000 to 2004 she was Bahrain’s Ambassador to France and its non-resident Ambassador to Belgium, Switzerland and Spain, becoming the first Bahraini woman Ambassador. She is also Bahrain’s permanent delegate to UNESCO, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. She has been the President of the 61st Session of the United Nations General Assembly which closed in September 2007. She is the third woman to hold the position. She is the recipient of several notable awards, the most recent of which include the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Special Award, 2007, in recognition of her work in promoting the set of global anti-poverty targets, the Path to Peace Award 2007, from the Path to Peace Foundation, in recognition of acts of individual leadership in the international community, and the Social Creativity Award, representing appreciation for Arab women, at the Sixth Conference of the Arab Thought Foundation.

Sheikha Haya was as ex-member  of the World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration Committee and ex- member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration. She is also a member of the Bahrain Supreme Council of Culture, Arts & Literature and the former Vice-President of the Bahrain Bar Association. She has been appointed in 2008 to chair the Consumer Advisory Group of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Bahrain Chair Person of the Board of BCDR since 2010 to date. Elected chair person of the world Heritage Committee 2018.

Firm Overview:

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa is a full service legal practice based in the Kingdom of Bahrain and is regarded as one of the most prestigious and dynamic law firms in the Kingdom. We advise on high-profile and ground-breaking domestic and international transactions and litigation matters. Endowed with a long-standing tradition of excellence, the Firm enjoys a distinguished reputation for the quality of its legal advice, delivering highly professional, responsive and cost-effective services tailored to the needs of those whose interests it represents and serves – everyone that it partners with.

With over 20 years of exceptional litigation and advisory experience, the Firm has proven to be pivotal to the provision of legal counsel to the Bahraini community, especially in regards to major international projects, and has focused extensively on serving as a catalyst to national development.

The Firm is widely retained by the Bahraini Government departments and institutions, international and local banks, investment advisers, international accountancy firms, multinational companies and high net worth individuals from around the world. This distinguished profile has resulted in excellent contacts and working relationships with numerous leading international law firms.

The lawyers engaged at Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Law Firm are highly qualified professionals who bring together an unrivalled depth and breadth of experiences that enable them to better understand our clients’ businesses and therefore better anticipate their needs. The diversity of languages spoken in the Firm has come to include English, Arabic, French and Farsi.

Aspiring for absolute performance, while striving to cultivate meaningful relationships, Haya Rashid Al Khalifa Law Firm engages in diverse practice areas, including banking, capital markets, commercial, corporate, insurance, investment funds, litigation and arbitration, construction, local regulatory, Islamic, civil and criminal law.

Our masterful capabilities both technical and legal, together with our progressive outlook and enviable business and political connections ensure that our clients receive the absolute edge in legal support, and that their interests are always protected and served.

We firmly believe that our role will always be to go beyond delivering on people’s legal requirements to ultimately contribute to their success and the fulfilment of their aspirations. We have a reputation for providing an exceptional legal service. We are renowned for our commitment to excellence and for our ability to find innovative solutions to the most complex of legal problems. Our clients recognise and value this, thus our reputation and pre-eminent status has been confirmed in numerous international legal directories.