Commercial & Corporate Dispute Resolution

At LCI Law, our team of experienced commercial and corporate dispute resolution lawyers are dedicated to resolving disputes in the most efficient and effective manner possible. We handle a wide range of disputes, from complex, high-value cases to smaller, more straightforward matters.

Our team has extensive experience both in court litigation and institutional and ad hoc arbitration and mediation. We pride ourselves on our innovative and strategic approach to dispute resolution, which is underpinned by our deep knowledge of the law and our commitment to delivering results that align with our clients' commercial objectives. Our goal is to help our clients achieve the best possible outcome in their disputes, whether that means settling the matter early on or proceeding through to final adjudication.

Our commercial and corporate dispute resolution expertise includes:

International Arbitration:

Our team's expertise in this area allows us effectively to represent our clients in complex cross-border disputes involving multiple jurisdictions, legal systems, and languages. Our arbitration practice covers a wide range of industries, including construction, energy, finance, intellectual property, and telecommunications. We offer our clients tailored advice on all aspects of the arbitration process, from drafting arbitration clauses in commercial contracts, to representing them in arbitrations, to enforcing and challenging arbitral awards.

Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution:

We have extensive experience representing clients in mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution taking place in Greece, in the U.K. or elsewhere. Our lawyers are highly skilled at negotiating and resolving disputes in that forum, and more generally.

Contractual Disputes:

Our team has extensive experience successfully representing clients in a wide range of commercial disputes arising or related to breaches of contract, including alleged wrongful termination of distribution, agency and/or franchise agreements. Most of the cases we handle involve a choice of law clause and we are very familiar with the intricacies of invoking the application of Dutch, English, German, French or other foreign law in the Greek context.

Construction Disputes:

With a strong track record of successfully handling construction disputes, we work closely with the client to develop a strategy tailored to the specific needs and circumstances. We have handled a wide range of disputes, including construction defects, payment disputes, delay disputes and disputes related to insurance.

Intellectual Property Protection:

We advise and represent clients in matters related to the protection of their intellectual property rights in the global marketplace, including trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. We also assist with the registration and enforcement of these rights in foreign jurisdictions and in handling opposition and challenges before the competent authorities.

Corporate Disputes:

Our team has extensive experience advising clients on a range of corporate governance matters, including shareholder disputes, director and officer liability, business torts and partnership disputes.

Product Liability:

We have represented clients across a broad range of industries, including automotive, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, medical devices, and cosmetics. We possess a deep expertise in all aspects of product liability, such as design defects, manufacturing defects and failure to warn matters. Our team works closely with the leading experts in the relevant fields to navigate the complexities of each case and formulate the best strategy to serve the client’s needs.

Restructuring and Insolvency:

Our team of lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of insolvency and restructuring litigation, including bankruptcy proceedings, liquidations, reorganizations, debt restructurings and distressed asset sales. We regularly advise clients on matters related to asset recovery, creditor and debtor rights and financing arrangements in a wide range of industries, including finance, healthcare, finance, retail and construction.

Real Estate litigation:

We have extensive experience in representing clients in all types of real estate litigation, including contract disputes, boundary disputes, and landlord-tenant disputes.

Enforcement of foreign judgements and debt recovery:

We have extensive experience in procuring the recognizing and enforcing of foreign judgments issued in a range of jurisdictions. Furthermore, with a proven track record of successfully tracing and recovering assets, we regularly represent clients in debt recovery matters.

Recent Experiences

Represented a Project Developer and EPC Contractor

Represented a project developer and EPC contractor before the Greek courts in a dispute arising from a framework purchase agreement, including measures blocking enforcement of a claim under a €11 million guarantee.

€0.6m Contract Termination Claim

Acted for a group of companies in the food industry in their claim for more than €600,000 against one of the largest sweet/candy franchisors in Greece for its unlawful termination of their franchise agreement.

Compensation for Detention of Property

Represented a company before the Greek courts in its multi-million claim against an Athens state hospital for compensation for the hospital’s unlawful detention of the property it had leased to the hospital.

Major Media Group Advisory Service

Advised a major media group in the acquisition of a leading radio station through a share deal, conducting the due diligence, advising on the regulatory aspects and seeing the transaction through to its closing.

Audience-Measurement Dispute

Represented an audience-measurement company in a dispute against the former national television and radio broadcaster, ERT S.A., for unpaid services.

Oil Refinery Representation

Represented an oil refinery in relation to oil pollution claims and fines.

Intertanko v SoS

Involved in Intertanko v SoS for Transport C-308/06 (validity of ship source pollution directive in international law), West Tankers C-185/07 (legality of anti-suit injunctions in support of arbitration), Commission v Italy (whether traffic rules on use of vehicles interfered with free movement rights), Eurotunnel v UK and France ad hoc arbitration and Heinrich C-345/06 (whether secret aviation security rules could have the status of law).

High-Profile Construction Arbitration Dispute

Acting for defendants in a high-profile construction arbitration dispute and in the setting-aside proceedings that ensued.

Acting for Bank of China

Acting for Bank of China in the Follie-Folli rehabilitation and insolvency proceedings.

Tortious Termination of Contract

Representing a top global cosmetics and personal care brand in proceedings initiated by a local agent in Greece for clientele compensation and lost profit as a result of the allegedly tortious termination of the contract.

Defending a Fortune 500 Retailer

Successfully defending a Fortune 500 retailer in injunction proceedings initiated by its local distributor in Greece.

SCC Arbitral Awards

Successfully representing a Swedish financial institution in proceedings relating to the setting aside of two US$26 million SCC arbitral awards.

Antonis Lagadianos - LCI Law partner
Antonis Lagadianos
George Iatridis LCI Law Partner
George Iatridis
Evangelos Catsambas
Eleni - LCI law partner
Eleni Skoufari
George Pezodromos

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