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FIRM PROFILE

Apostolos Georgiades & Associates is a highly respected Greek law firm actively involved in both domestic and international transactions and disputes, with a long legal tradition and profound expertise in most areas of Greek business law.

Name Partner Dr. Apostolos Georgiades, Professor at the University of Athens Law School and one of the most renowned Greek jurists, established the firm in 1969. In the past twenty years the firm has grown and expanded steadily to become one of the leading corporate firms in the country. Currently the firm, being one of the few partnerships in Greece, consists of twelve attorneys and advises a wide range of national and international corporate clientele on all areas of Greek business law.

AG&A stands out for its leading expertise in banking, finance and securities law. It regularly advises underwriters, financial advisors and issuers with respect to initial share offerings, capital increase, private equity transactions and public offers for takeovers. In the past years the firm has been involved in the listing of more than fifty companies on the ASE. Lately the firm has also been engaged in several corporate bond offerings and syndicated loans.

Furthermore AG&A is renowned for its international arbitration practice. The senior partners of the firm in particular have been serving as umpires, arbitrators, counsellors and experts for more than thirty years in some of the most important disputes in Greece and abroad. The firm has a strong reputation for international construction arbitration.

Another major area of work is public procurement, public contracts and privatization. The firm has represented and advised domestic and foreign bidders in international tenders for infrastructure projects and for capital share in public owned companies. It has also significant experience in contract management and administration in relation to infrastructure projects.

AG&A is also active in the fields of implementation of foreign investments in Greece focusing mainly on major real estate development projects. The practice includes choice of corporate vehicle, formation of companies, joint venture agreements, conception and implementation of commercial deals, licensing etc.

In recent years, the team of lawyers that regularly attends to clients' corporate issues has also been engaged in a series of company acquisitions, takeovers and mergers, addressing, amongst others, issues of competition law as well as compliance with stock exchange and securities regulations.

AG&A also undertakes civil and commercial litigation work. The litigation team of lawyers of the firm has discreetly handled some of the most weighty cases ever presented before the Greek and European Courts of Justice.

Other important areas of practice include Industrial and Intellectual Property, Agency and Distributorships, Trusts and Estates, Telecommunications and Taxation. Finally, members of the firm participate actively in the preparation of legislation and regulations, particularly in the area of financial transactions and real estate.

 

                                

 

 

 

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