Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C.
Corporate & Commercial Law Offices
Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
European Patent Attorneys
(Formerly "SIMITIS" Law Offices)
Athens, Greece OfficeView all offices
10, Solonos Street, Kolonaki
Telephone: +30 210 3625943
Fax: +30 210 3647925
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About this office:
Established in 1930 as the "Simitis Law Offices" by Professor George Simitis, the firm enlarged its partnership in the 1960's and 1970's to include many leading Greek academics and practitioners. From the outset the firm has almost exclusively concentrated its services in the area of Corporate and Commercial Law.
In the 1980's the firm was renamed and under its current partnership maintains its position amongst the top Greek Corporate and Commercial Law firms.
Traditionally, the firm has had and maintains a very strong international client base, representing many of the most renowned international corporations. Its members offer legal advice and undertake litigation on all aspects of Greek and European Union Corporate and Commercial Law.
The firm practice includes a most experienced specialist Intellectual & Industrial Property, Marketing & Advertising and Consumer Protection division. In recognition of its leading role in Intellectual and Industrial Property Law, as well as in anti-counterfeiting work and litigation, the firm has been appointed as the exclusive representative in Greece of the International "Counterforce" Legal Network of the Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau, a division of the Commercial Crime Services Branch of the International Chamber of Commerce.
The firm practice also includes a highly specialized and respected Corporate law division, attending to Company, M & A, Competition, Tax and Labour law matters.
The firm has two partners, twenty seven associates and a team of paralegals and administrative / financial support assistants.
Statement of Practice Summary:
Administrative Law, Advertising and Marketing, Agency and Distributorships, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Appellate Practice, Asset Protection, Associations and Societies, Aviation and Aerospace, Bankruptcy, Banks and Banking, Business Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Communications and Media, Company Law, Computers and Software, Construction Law, Consumer Law, Contracts, Copyrights, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Debtor and Creditor, Energy Law, Entertainment and the Arts, Environmental Law, Equipment Finance and Leasing, European Union Law, Finance, Franchises and Franchising, Fraud and Deceit, General Practice, Government Contracts, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, Private International Law, Investments, Labour and Employment, Leases and Leasing, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mortgages, Natural Resources, Negligence, Partnership Law, Patents, Product Liability, Property Law, Real Estate, Resource Management, Tax Law, Technology and Science, Torts, Trademarks, Transportation, White Collar Crime.
Year Established: 1930
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMS: Microsoft Corporation; Microsoft Hellas SA; Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB; Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson; Dell Computer Corporation Inc.; Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); Autodesk SRL; SAS Institute Inc.; SAS Institute SA; Sterling Commerce Inc.; Viasat Inc.; Avaya Emea Ltd; Equant Inc.
TOBACCO INDUSTRY: Philip Morris International Management SA; Philip Morris Products SA; Imperial Tobacco Limited; Altadis SA; Sekap SA.
AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORT INDUSTRY: Ford Motor Company; Ford Europe Inc.; Ford Motor Hellas SA; Daimler AG; Mercedes-Benz Hellas SA; Theoharakis SA (Official National Distributor Nissan); Sfakianakis SA (Official National Distributor Suzuki & Daf); Association of Motor Vehicle Importers and Representatives; Thrifty Rent-a-Car System Inc.; Hellenic Railways Organization; P. & R. Davaris - Hyundai Hellas SA; Autodeal SA (Kia Hellas); Sarakakis Bros SA (Official National Distributor Honda, Mitsubishi, Renault Trucks & Volvo Trucks); Mazda Motor Europe GmbH; Jaguar Cars Ltd; Sportscar SA (Official National Distributor Porsche); KEDO (Official National Distributor Land Rover).
CLOTHING, TEXTILES, OPTICALS: Nike European Operations Netherlands BV; Nike Hellas Ltd; Levi Strauss & Co; Levi Strauss Europe SA; Levi Strauss Hellas SA; Dockers Europe SA; Philip Morris Products Inc. ("Marlboro Classics"); Diesel SpA; Diesel Hellas SA; G-Star International BV; Mexx International BV; Aldo Group International AG.
PHARMACEUTICALS, COSMETICS, CHEMICALS: Beiersdorf AG; Mayo Foundation; Varian Inc.; JLM Industries Inc.; GlaxoSmithkline; Haifa Chemicals Ltd; IMS Health; Eli Lilly & Co; Dexcel Ltd; Abbot Laboratories; Pharmathen SA; Teva SA; AstraZeneca SA Hellas.
FOOD & BEVERAGES: Chiquita Brands International; Chiquita Hellas SA; Miller Brewing Products; Iams Pet Food International, Inc.; Ireks GmbH.
AVIATION: Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited.
OIL & GAS: Sempra Energy.
DEFENSE INDUSTRIES: Lockheed Martin Corporation; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; The Boeing Company (McDonnell Douglas); Remington Arms Company Inc.; Thales Nederland BV; Herstal SA; United Defense LP.
HEAVY INDUSTRY, EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, ELECTRONICS: Airbus SAS; Mitsubishi Electric Ltd; Leica Geosystems AG; Oasis Corporation; Magnetek Inc.; Sandvik AB; Avery Dennison Corporation; Fiskars Brands Italia SRL; Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB; Gemini Technologies SpA; Seiko Holdings Corporation.
CONSTRUCTION: General Construction Company (GEK) SA; Erga Ose (Railway Construction Company) SA; VKR Holding A/S.
COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT: Sega Europe Limited; International Holiday On Ice Inc.; General Media Communications Inc. (Penthouse); Marie Claire Album.
TRAVEL, TOURISM & HOTELS: Thomas Cook AG; Club Mediterranee SA.
BANKING & FINANCE: Credit Suisse; National Westminster Bank PLC/NatWest Global Financial Markets; Nedship Bank NV; Lloyds TSB.
Languages: Greek; English; French; German; Italian.
Law Firm Affiliations: INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK ASSOCIATION (INTA)