Civil & Criminal Litigation and Arbitration

 

The type of commercial and contractual relationships within which business is conducted has increased both in terms of quantity and complexity. The deterioration of such relationships often leads parties to resort to litigation to resolve their differences. In addition, arbitration is a method well suited to solving complex commercial disputes and, given the absence of appeals, final resolution can be obtained within a reasonable time frame.

We take a constructive approach to resolving disputes and view litigation as part of an overall strategy to help our clients to deal with the issues affecting their business. We act in the context of all types of litigation, ranging from the simplest, albeit significant, proceedings such as applications for injunctions, to complex, cross-border litigation involving appeals to the highest Courts and the European Court of Justice. Criminal charges are often brought within the framework of a dispute or compliance investigation by the regulatory authorities and our team is able to represent clients in both civil or administrative actions and criminal proceedings. Our problem solving approach enables our team to propose original solutions, for example developing a method based on a rule of procedural law to ensure the enforcement of a claim.

PotamitisVekris has considerable experience in arbitrating disputes, especially in a cross-border context. Our client base includes local and overseas companies active across a number of industries, as well as individuals for whom we act mainly in relation to shareholder agreement disputes and white collar crime. We regularly advise on disputes arising from public procurement proceedings, breach of Greek and EU competition law and financial regulations and the more technical areas of law, such as financial services, banking and cross border insolvency.