We are providing our services in relation to domestic and international contracts, steadily trying to secure the best outcome for the party that entrusted us with shaping the contract. We are particularly experienced in matters of commercial agency and distributorship, sale contracts, transport contracts, franchising and factoring, cooperation agreements, leasing agreements, shareholders agreements as well as complex transactions arising out of business activities.
Our services cover the whole range of issues related to the contractual relationship, from the negotiation to the final conclusion of the contract, including the insertion of the special terms required by the contract in question (for instance clauses for restricting or excluding liability, penal clauses etc). We feel particularly comfortable with the complex legal issues concerning cross-border transactions. Most of them are regulated by Regulations Brussels Ia and Rome I.
In this context special attention is given to drafting the relevant choice-of-court or arbitration agreement and the choice-of-law clause (as to the law applicable on the merits), in order to strengthen the client’s position if the contractual relationship ends up in a dispute. In such an event we efficiently represent the clients before the competent court or arbitral tribunal.
We also have delivered legal opinions in the context of litigation pending before domestic or foreign courts on topics of Greek and European Law.
Publications related to contracts:
- Concurrent International Jurisdiction in Contracts and Torts(Art. 5.1 and 5.3 of Brussels Convention and Regulation 44/2001) (in Greek), Thessaloniki 2004
- International jurisdiction in insurance matters under Regulation Brussels I, FS Sp. Vrellis, Athens 2013, p. 1079-1098.
- The Protection of the Weaker Party under Regulation Brussels Ia (in Greek), Nomiko Vima 2013.2671-2683.
- Jurisdiction and law applicable to CMR contracts (in Greek), Episkopisi Emporikou Dikaiou (=Survey of Commercial Law) 2009.889-902.
- International Jurisdiction Issues and the Lugano Convention (in Greek), Dikaion Etairion kai Epichireiseon (=Business and Company Law) 2006.132-136.