Work Highlights

Successful defense of former President and Commercial Director of one of Greece’s strongest companies in beer market

The former President & CEO and the former Commercial Director of a fast growing Greek brewing company have been accused by one of the major beer companies worldwide for false testimonies within the framework of the investigation of Hellenic Competition Commission against the latter. Konstantinos Papadiamantis and his white collar crime team successfully represented the defendants who have both been acquitted by the First Instance Court of Athens being convinced that the content of the evidence brought by the defendants before HCC was true and accurate.

Acquittal of former CEO of Stock Exchange Company accused of breach of trust

Konstantinos Papadiamantis and his white collar crime team successfully represented the former CEO of a Stock Broking Company against accusation of breach of trust brought by a former investor. By a unanimous judgment, the Five-Member Court of Appeal of Athens acquitted the defendant holding that he did not violate the rules of diligent management and that the claimant has not suffered certain material damage.

Department Store M&A

George Bersis and Vassilis Stergiou advised a leading department store in its group reorganization and expansion of its shareholder base

Major systemic bank

Alexios Papastavrou and his team defended a major systemic bank against claims of 729 employees. The main issue in question was whether ARD applies in cases of Bank restructurings following a decision of the Governor of the Bank of Greece.

Clawback Litigation

Alexandros Kortesis and team represented a multinational company in the pharmaceuticals sector in litigation proceedings against Minister of Health regarding the imposition of clawback with a total value of €4m.

Disputes

Alexios Papastavrou and his team for 2019 and until now have defended clients against claims for overtime and unfair dismissal, in more than 5 and 10 cases, respectively. Also they have successfully defended client in more than 50 labour disputes before Labour Authorities (including Union matters and employee’s allegations for harassment for Union reasons, etc.) and more of 5 cases of work-related fatal accidents.

Acquisition of a leading olive oil company

Vassilis Stergiou and team advised a fund on the acquisition of a Greek leading olive oil company, through a tender process.

Energy Sector Minibond

George Bersis and team acted as legal advisor to the joint coordinators and booknrunners for the public offering of €150m bonds listed on ATHEX, certified by the Climate Bond Initiative.

Major industry’s dispute

Alexios Papastavrou and his team defended a major industry against claims of more than 50 employees for unfair dismissal.