STELIOS GREGORIOU & ASSOCIATES LAW FIRM
Ι. Who we are - Our values
In a time of deep financial crisis, lawyers undertake an increasingly enhanced role acting as professionals in the service of public interest. Law firms have become the main tool for the protection of rights and freedoms of citizens, business financial interests, consumers' free choice, employees' rights, family life, the imperative of law and order and, in general, the peaceful living of humans in an organised society.
Stelios Gregoriou and Associates Law Firm has been a devoted advocate of the legal profession consistently since 1986, providing legal services of high standards to its respectable clientele, who have been honoring perpetually this valuable relationship with their trust and mandate.
Our code of values is founded on the respect of the universal ethics, the essential truth and fair justice.
Our only aim is to serve the needs and improve the life of our clients, amongst which are important companies and distinguished figures in their field of expertise, with no exception to everyday people with common and current needs.
Our activities are dictated, unreservedly, by the strict application of Law, the full respect and absolute implementation of the ethical rules and the Code of Ethics of the Lawyer, and guided by our duty and consciousness as justice advocates.
We are aware that due to the complexity of the current problems, in times of deep economic recession, dealing sufficiently with our clients legal cases requires more than mere legal science and experience. Deep understanding and knowledge of the specific industries and activities is necessary and this can be achieved only with the assistance of our cooperating experts. What is required is a comprehensive approach to problems with flexibility, creativity and, most importantly, cost effective management to our clients' benefit.
We are entrusted by our clients with challenging cases, that provide us the unique opportunity to work with important, energetic, intelligent people, who are able to value the quality and the results of our legal work.
For all these reasons, it is our imperative duty to strive for excellence, seeking passionately to attain the best trial outcome and the optimal legal and business solution for our clients.
ΙΙ. A Full Service Law Firm for an interesting and diversified clientele
We are primarily a Full Service Law Firm and we can handle succesfully an extensive gamut of legal problems and cases. However, we give a special emphasis on issues concerning commercial law and intellectual property, energy law, injuries and torts, civil claims and international family law.
Our Law firm is privileged to represent an interesting and extremely diversified range of clients.
Our clients are successful professionals and this is precisely the reason why they pursue a better future and wish to resolve their vital problems, which require immediate and radical legal solutions; Hence, their demand for exceptional legal protection and bespoke and effective legal advice. Our legal firm has a long-standing experience in the provision of such kind of services, always providing due respect and special care to the individual client.
Thanks to our sophisticated clientele, we strengthen ourselves, we further our knowledge and our experience is getting continuously enriched and improved.
Our clients include large Greek and foreign corporations, which pursue to develop their business in the area or they are faced with serious bureaucratic problems either in Greece or abroad in the process of their commercial deals and their business choices.
We are proud to represent well-known businessmen and celebrities, who especially need a sensitive and discreet treatment and we can produce for them effective solutions to issues inevitably implicated to the public sphere.
Needless to say that our clients also include everyday people, victims of white collar crime, which has lastly recorded a dangerous increase, or people envisaging crucial issues in their small or medium-sized business or they are engaged in distressing cases of family or inheritance law or in everyday civil disputes, like tort or injury.
ΙΙΙ. Dispute resolution methods - Counseling
Our Law Firm provides an extensive and pre-emptive counseling in all our cases, including the provision of written Legal Opinions regarding issues of a critical importance, where discretion is attributed upon the client.
If counseling fails, litigation is not necessarily our immediate resort, since our choice is an out of court settlement, which in most cases is possible and desirable by both client and adversary of him. Before we turn to litigation, all existing opportunities for a settlement are explored and exhausted through negotiations between involved parties.
However, should the case be litigated, our firm handles litigation with the maximum diligence, conscientiousness and honesty, by choosing and using the appropriate judicial remedies to achieve the best outcome, as fast and cost effectively as possible.
Our law firm encourages, equally, an alternative dispute resolution, through mediation or arbitration, as reliable methods, which undoubtfully allow for a speed and economically reasonable outcome, whereas it produces a definitive legal effect equivalent to an irrevocable Court judgment.
ΙV. Structure of our Law Firm throughout the Greek territory
Our Law Firm cooperates with exceptional associate law firms in all Greek cities. These law firms can provide a sufficient legal support and, as a result, our clients are fully covered, when necessary, in a quick and cost effective manner.
Our Law Firm Lawyers are normally present in all hearings before local Courts.
V. International aspects of our Law Firm
To the end of maximising our effectiveness, we are members of two different international organisations of Law Firms, with which we are associated and collaborate providing a high level of litigation support and legal advice.
Ι) MSI Global Alliance
We are the proud Greek member of MSI Alliance.
MSI Global Alliance is a renowned global organization consisting of totally 250 independent Law and Accounting Firms established in 110 countries globally.
Over the past 20 years, its members have been providing high quality cross-border services concerning:
- Legal services and Counseling
- Tax Consulting
- Audit and Financial Consulting
Today, MSI ranks 11th among Legal and Accounting organisations, according to the Global Study of International Accounting Bulleting.
In 2013, it grew by 12%, while its total revenue from legal and accounting fees amounted to 1.4 billion US dollars (US$).
Such membership allows us to dynamically and successfully handle complex legal problems of cross-border business interests, which we represent in Greece or which seek to establish a presence in Greece or abroad.
ΙΙ) EALG (Euro American Lawyers Group)
We are, also, the proud Greek member of Euro American Lawyers Group.
EALG is a purely legal organization, consisting of 29 carefully selected law firms from all continents, one per country respectively, with 360 active lawyers in total.
This membership is a privilege, since it provides us with the opportunity to be represented before local Courts by friends and associate lawyers and to provide high quality cross-border legal advice in most areas of Law, so as to effectively deal with complex issues.
- Μember of IBA
- Member of ICC Institute of World Business Law
VI. AREAS OF ACTIVITY – EXPERTISE
LITIGATION (All Greek Courts and Authorities)
(Courts of First Instance – Courts of Appeal – Cassation Court (Areios Pagos) – Administrative Courts of First Instance – Administrative Courts of Appeal - Council of State (Supreme Administrative Court) – Court of Audit)
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
(Mediation – Arbitration – Conciliation)
CHARITIES – TRUSTS
COLLECTION OF DEBTS
COMMERCIAL LAW – INT’L CONTRACTS
COMPETITION and ANTITRUST LAW
CONSUMER PROTECTION AND PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY
DEFAMATION (PRESS or ONLINE)
(INTERNATIONAL) FAMILY LAW (Abduction according to Hague Convention - Divorce - Custody – Visitation Rights – Alimony – Child Support – Spouses’ property rights)
HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION (ECHR)
INHERITANCE LAW – PROBATE - WILLS
INVESTMENT PROTECTION (BITs – Investment Arbitration)
PERSONALITY RIGHTS PROTECTION
PROTECTION OF GREEK PROPERTIES IN ISTANBUL