ACTIVITIES

FRALAW provides dispute resolution as well as advisory legal services in various areas of law. As regards litigation, we appear before the Supreme Courts of Greece: Areios Pagos and the Conseil d’ Etat (Symvoulio Epikrateias), as well as all the Appeal and First Instance Courts of the country. Our Firm has a large experience of cases before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. We also have extensive experience of Greek and International Arbitral Courts. All partners and associates are members of the Athens Bar Association. Our Firm is active mostly in the following areas of the law:

  • Civil Law
  • Employment Law
  • Public Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Tax Law
    • Public Contracts
    • Urban Planning Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Social Security Law
  • Cases before Disciplinary Boards
  • European Law – Protection of Human Rights
  • Corporate Law and M&A, Finance and Capital Markets
  • Law of merges and acquisitions
  • Competition Law – Antitrust Law
  • Privatisations
  • Media and Entertainment Law
  • Intellectual and Industrial Property
  • Energy Law and Telecommunications Law
  • Public Procurement Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
1.CIVIL LAW

Our Firm practices in all areas of Civil Law both at advisory and litigation level. We have a particular know-how in cases of Infringement of Personality Rights, especially if such infringement occurred through the Press. In the context of Civil Law we are active in all Real Estate issues such as acquisition and sale of Real Property, Lease Agreement, Sale and Lease Back Agreements, Financing of Real Estate projects etc. FRALAW also renders comprehensive services to individual clients regarding planning and structuring of family holdings and in particular when real property is involved, with the creation of companies and other structures (Estate Planning). The Firm works closely with top tax advisors in this field.

2.EMPLOYMENT LAW

Our Firm handles employment law and human resources matters as well as social insurance issues to individuals and enterprises. We are acting both at advisory and litigation level. We follow closely the European Employment Law and we handle complains addressed to the European Commission in related matters.

3.PUBLIC LAW

FRALAW practices in a wide range of cases concerning Public Law. We undertake the representation of our principals in any conflict and dispute both at administrative and litigation level before the Council of State and any Administrative Court. We have a particular know-how and experience in the submission of requests and appeals before any public authority, thus covering all the areas of public law, as well as in the field of Expropriation of Real Estate Property and in Public Procurement cases.

4.EUROPEAN LAW - PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

FRALAW is considered one of the top Law Offices in Greece in the areas of European Law and in particular in the field of Protection of Human Rights at an advisory and litigation level. We handle cases before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Judgments of the ECHR on cases we handled, have contributed to the shaping of that Court’s jurisprudence.

5.CORPORATE LAW AND M&A - COMPETITION LAW - ANTITRUST LAW – PRIVATISATION

In advising regularly corporate clients we render comprehensive legal services to various corporations and other institutional clients and handle successfully a large spectrum of cases irrespective of size, at a national and cross border level. FRALAW has a practice in the following areas:

  • Constitution of Companies of all types and follow-up of all related matters.
  • Transformation and restructuring of Companies.
  • Change of nationality and transfer of legal seat of Greek Companies abroad.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Agreements of special type such as factoring, leasing and franchising.
  • Competition and Antitrust.
  • Companies’ Legal Due Diligence.

Within this framework FRALAW renders comprehensive legal services to many types of companies, including industrial, commercial, financial services, publishing, medias, high-technology, construction, real estate etc, some of them listed.

6.INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY LAW - MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW - ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW

FRALAW has a strong practice in the above fields, including Trademarks, Patents, Trade Names, Intellectual Property, assisting and advising clients in filing, acquiring and protecting such rights, as well as organising and updating their libraries. The Firm represents and advises publishing companies, radio and T.V. operators and related associations, production companies and artists. Services to those clients include M&A’s of such companies, filing and obtaining radio and T.V. licenses, lobbying for legislative matters. The Firm is also active in dispute resolution in these fields, including cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights.

7.DISPUTE RESOLUTION

FRALAW acquired its reputation through its litigation and arbitration practice, handling important cases for corporate and private clients in all the above practice areas.
Thus the partners and associates of the Firm are highly trained and experienced litigators. They are litigating before all Greek Courts and domestic and international Arbitral Tribunals. Nikos Frangakis is among the ICC selected Arbitrators, while he is practicing extensively before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).