Dalakos Fassolis Theofanopoulos Law Firm’s commercial litigators has a strong reputation for their commercial approach to resolving disputes and handling complex and important claims for its clients across its diverse client base from the maritime, corporate, banking, intellectual property, media, entertainment, real estate, hotels, leisure and energy industries.
Our experience and innovative approach to litigation is valued by our clients. We help them resolve business disputes through litigation and arbitration or negotiation and mediation, depending on the nature of the dispute. We give clear, pragmatic, efficient and cost-effective advice, which combines expert legal analysis with a sound understanding of our clients’ business problems and commercial objectives.
We have extensive experience and reputation on advising and representing our clients on their most critical litigation issues with a remarkable track record. We consider litigation as part of an overall strategy in resolving our client’s issues. We are well prepared to help our clients navigate the legal landscape when their business conduct results in concurrent civil, criminal and/or administrative proceedings that require a strategically coordinated response. We act in all types of litigation, from the most simple but significant injunction proceedings to the more complex litigation before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
We represent our clients across the whole spectrum of our core sectors in commercial and civil litigation, indicatively arising from:
- Breach of contracts and commercial agreements
- Corporate disputes
- Insolvency proceedings
- Enforcement of securities against assets
- Ship arrests
- Marine insurance claims
- Cargo claims
- Judicial auctions
- Infringement of intellectual property rights and trademarks
- Employment and labour law disputes
We also represent clients in criminal and/or administrative litigation arising from our clients’ business conduct. Indicatively, we represent our clients against accusations for white-collar crimes, frauds etc. and marine crimes, such as pollution liabilities, as well as in challenging decisions of local governmental bodies etc.
We also have specialised arbitration lawyers, who are trained in ADR techniques, are expert negotiators and have an extensive experience in international arbitration and mediation. Our international background enables us to deal with procedures unfamiliar to most local lawyers.
We handle arbitrations of all sizes, from disputes settled on the basis purely of written submissions to those needing the involvement of a full legal team. We cooperate with international solicitors and counsels to provide our clients with the best possible legal service and representation. We conduct arbitrations in all the significant jurisdictions under the most used arbitration forums, including UNICTRAL, ICC, LMAA and PAMA. In cooperation with leading solicitors and counsels, we cover every aspect of arbitration, including:
- Enforcement of the agreement to arbitrate
- Establishment of the tribunal
- Written submissions, witness and expert evidence
- Appeals and challenges to awards
- Enforcement of awards in Greece and abroad
We have also advised on, participated in and conducted mediations in Greece and in the United Kingdom both as an independent process and also in parallel with existing court and arbitration proceedings. Our lawyers are expert negotiators and have been successful in securing many favourable settlements for our clients in the maritime and commercial industries.