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Overcoming challenges with long-standing know-how, signature methodology and devotion

Over the past decades, we have actively supported the modernizationof Greece, successfully advocating for the most complex, private and public sector major infrastructure and investments projects, with an outstanding track record through extremely challenging times for the markets.

From conception to completion of an investment or a project we are on top of all processes with meticulous on-going support and focus on the target goal, combining our knowledge and expertise in both the law and the market with constant updating, flexibility, swiftness and alertness.

Our experience spans the entire spectrum of Greek law and EU law, specializing in business law and particularly in self-financing infrastructure projects, PPPs, BOTs, construction (FIDIC, private and public sector), corporate and investment law, project finance (infrastructure development and funding), litigation and arbitration.

We provide specialized legal services in contract management, preparing and supporting all contractual correspondence and claims throughout all the stages and procedures from drafting and negotiating to claiming.

We represent our clients accordingly before the competent dispute resolution committees (DAB, technical dispute resolution committees and boards, technical works council, etc.) as well as before the competent courts and tribunals, in arbitration or litigation proceedings.

We support our clients’ claims in their best interest, with stellar success in arbitration proceedings, particularly specializing in arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC arbitration) and the Code of Civil Procedure, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations, having handled more than 160 cases, while constantly diversifying and enhancing our portfolio. We offer representation through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings such as mediation, negotiation, amicable settlement and conciliation, achieving optimal results for our clients.

We represent our clients before all state courts of all jurisdictions and instances, including all supreme courts of Greece (the Supreme Civil and Criminal Court of Greece, the Council of State), as well as before the Court of Justice and the General Court of the European Union.

We also offer representation before independent authorities and bodies, both on national and EU level, such as the Competition Commission, the Authority for the Examination of Preliminary Appeals, the Single Public Procurement Authority, as well as the EU Commission regarding state aid and competition issues, the European Ombudsman and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).

For exceptional 360° support we collaborate with selected financial advisors, recognized technical advisors and experts. For complicated issues in terms of foreign law application, we work closely with international law firms, offering legal advising and support in complex cases, mostly involving infrastructure, construction, funding, PPPs and concessions, actively participating in successful foreign projects mainly in Russia, the Balkans and the Middle East.

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We have achieved impressive results before both national and international, institutional and ad hoc arbitral tribunals in more than 160 cases, including the successful representation of international concession companies in more than 40 cases.

We have successfully conducted a number of mediations and settlements, some of which actively contributed to the resumption, execution and completion of major infrastructure projects in Greece.

We have successfully represented a leading mining company before the Council of State in more than 15 cases related to the largest gold investment in Greece.

We are legal advisors and representatives of the contractors of the Thessaloniki Metro (main project and extensions), offering high-end services in terms of contract management as well as during all preparations and support of contractual correspondence and claims, from submission to representation before the competent arbitral tribunals and ordinary courts. We have actively participated and represented the contractor in the dispute resolution that ended up in settlement in 2017, allowing the resumption and execution of the main project of the Thessaloniki Metro.

We provided full legal support (contract management, contractual correspondence, negotiations and representation in ordinary courts and arbitral tribunals) to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on issues regarding the execution and dispute settlement deriving from FIDIC construction and services contracts for the facilities and management of the Stavros Niarchos Park.

We provide legal support to the Greek State, inter alia by drafting tender documents in procurement procedures concerning works and services concession contracts, including the drafting of competitive dialogue documentation.

We successfully represented the “Corinth – Tripoli – Kalamata and Lefktro – Sparta section” concession company in the arbitration proceedings, obtaining the award of significant compensations for our client and leading to the project’s resumption in 2015 as a result of our proposed dispute resolution.

Our managing partner, Dr Eleni Trova, acts as an arbitrator for the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Most recently, she was appointed by the ICC as arbitrator for the resolution of disputes deriving from a construction contract for a major motorway in Romania. She also acts as an arbitrator in domestic arbitration tribunals, the latest example being an arbitration for the resolution of disputes deriving from a construction contract regarding the building of a large facility intended to house the headquarters of a large group of companies.

We represented a foreign construction company before the Hellenic Competition Commission for the case of bid-rigging in public tenders for infrastructure projects (construction cartel), obtaining the acquittal of our client on all of the charges.

We represented a private electric power company before the General Court of the European Union regarding the case of the Public Power Corporation’s dominant position in the lignite and electric power market that led to the disinvestment procedure of the lignite–fired generation units of PPC S.A..

We are legal counsels to consortia and joint ventures with international strategic interests and highly complex legal needs due to the implementation of multiple regulations from diverse legal frameworks and the EU legislation, and we are actively involved in a wide range of major projects in the Balkans, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, mainly associated with construction (pipelines etc.) and energy (electric power etc.).

ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT “ELEFTHERIOS VENIZELOS”

ATHENS METRO

THESSALONIKI METRO

ATTIKI ODOS” ATHENS RING ROAD

GREEK MOTORWAYS CONCESSIONS – “PATHE” (PATRAS-ATHENS-THESSALONIKI-EVZONI)

EGNATIA ODOS MOTORWAY

AKTION-PREVEZA SUBMERGED TUNNEL

THESSALONIKI SUBMERGED TUNNEL

KASSANDRA GOLD MINES

WATER SOURCING, BOTTLING & TRADE INDUSTRY OF NATURAL MINERAL WATER

CEMENT AND BUILDING MATERIALS INDUSTRY

ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY (POWER PLANT)

SALAMINA SUBMERGED TUNNEL

THRIASSION II CONCESSION

MEGARON ATHENS CONCERT HALL

STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER

AGIOS KOSMAS “FLISVOS” MARINA

OLYMPIC PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE

GREEK TOURISM PROPERTIES

REPUBLIC OF SERBIA | E75 MOTORWAY PPP

RUSSIA | LEVASHOVO WASTE CONCESSION

SUDAN | GOLD MINES

TURKEY | IZMIR ENERGY PPP

FYROM | OKTA PIPE

ROMANIA | BUKOVIVA-SUCEAVA ECONOMIC CENTRE

JORDAN | MUJIB DAM