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Sarantitis Law Firm

Gregory Vlachos

Gregory Vlachos

Partner

Sarantitis Law Firm
Greece

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Profile
Gregory focuses on the handling of complex and substantial commercial disputes, both international and domestic. He is also very active on the business development of the firm.
Gregory has extensive experience in a broad range of commercial and civil litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on international disputes. His practice also includes several high-profile criminal proceedings.
Gregory has gained a fine reputation for his exceptional performance in court hearings. Described from his clients as "highly professional and extremely capable" and someone who shows “unique dedication”, he is praised for his “diligent, thorough and practical approach”.

 Ranked in the Tax Directors Handbook 2015 as a leading tax lawyer.
 Ranked in the Legal 500 Directory as a leading tax litigator.
 Ranked as one of the pre-eminent lawyers in Greece (5.0 out of 5) by the Client Review Rating of Martindale Hubbell Directory.
 Ranked as one of the “up and coming” litigators in Greece, Chambers & Partners Europe Directory.
 Ranked as one of the top litigators in Greece, Chambers & Partners Global Directory.
 Voted as “Most Trusted Lawyer of the Year, Greece” in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2012.


Bar Admissions

Athens Bar: September 1997
(Licensed to the Supreme Court of Greece)

Education

1. (Oct. 2006 – Oct. 2007) Research Centre of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Master of Science in Taxation (M.S. Taxation).
2. (Jan 2000 - Jan 2001) Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA), Master of Science (MSc) in Business Studies.
3. (Sep 1995 - Jun 1997) University of Athens, the Law School, LL.M.(magna cum laude)
4. (Sep 1990 – Jun 1995) University of Athens, the Law School. LL.B
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Notable Engagements
· INTESA SANPAOLO BANK in the closure of their Greek branches and the discontinuation of its operations in Greece.
· NEC GROUP in the closure of their Greek branches and the discontinuation of its operations in Greece.
· WAVIN GROUP in the acquisition of a Greek leading plastic industry.
· CORP GROUP in the acquisition of Greek luxury hotels.
· CAROTHERS LTD in a multi –million commercial litigation in Greece
· ALPIQ GROUP in a multi –million tax claim against the Greek State
· IMATION EUROPE BV in a multi –million distribution dispute in Greece
· PAN DACOM NETWORKING AG in a multi –million telecommunication dispute in Greece
· W-REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS S.A in multi –million real estate dispute in Northern Greece.
· D&M EUROPE B.V. in an international commercial dispute of €1 million
· IBEROSTAR GROUP in an international commercial multi - million dispute.


Professional Associations

2012- Member of International Experts.
2009- Licensed for litigation before the Supreme Court of Greece
2006 - Member of the Word Services Group
2002- Licensed for litigation before the Court of Appeals of Athens
2002 - Member of the Hellenic Association of Civil Law
2001 - Member of the ALBA Alumni Association
2000 - Member of the Hellenic Association of Commercial Law
1997 Member of the Athens Bar


Seminars

- Sept 2003 “Public Bids – Public Services Contracts”, Oikonomotexniki S.A.

- Jan 2002 “Securitisation” organized by the EFG Telesis Finance and the Deutsche Bank.

- Oct 2001 “Construction Workshop”, organized by the British law firm “SHADBOLT & ASSOCIATES”

- 5ï Conference “MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS” under the protection of the Hellenic Ministry of Public Works, the Foundation of Economic and Industrial Research and the British Consultants Bureau.


- Jul. 2001 “FITCH SECURITISATION CONFERENCE” under the protection of the FITCH IBCA, DUFF & PHELPS.

- Jun. 2000 Stock Exchange and Investors protection, Centre of International and European Economic law.

- Apr. 2000 International Commercial Arbitration in Greece, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry

- Jun 2000 Investors and Stock Markets (Centre of International and European Economic Law)

- Nov 1999 Ninth Pan Hellenic Conference of Commercial Law,
“The Stock Exchange in the Greek Law”
- Oct 1999 Futures, ADEX
- Oct 1995 “Law and Practice of the International Commerce”
(under the protection of UNCITRAL and with the participation of the Hellenic Union of Arbitration)


Professional Activities and Experience

Before joining the firm in 2001, Gregory had been specialized in aspects of civil and penal litigation at various local law firms. His main fields of practice include both litigation and legal consulting. He has substantial experience in resolving complex disputes in the areas of commercial litigation, including contract disputes. He has represented several corporate entities and professional associations, as well as individuals, in litigation proceedings before the Greek Courts. He also has broad experience in formation of companies, drafting and negotiation of contracts and other legal documents, providing legal councel, advice and analyzing the consequences of proposed transactions to businesses and individuals.
Articles

 2011: “HOW TO ATTRACT FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN GREECE”, Acquisition International Magazine.·
 2009: “ARBITRATING DISPUTES IN GREECE”, Survey of the Investing across Borders Project. WORLD BANK GROUP·
 2001: “MERGERS § ACQUISITIONS 2001” in Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research
 1998: “THE BANKER’S DUTY OF SECRECY”
 1997: “ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER”
 1996: “THE LETTER OF GUARANTEE”


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