Our Expertise

Dispute Resolution

The depth of our resources permits us to handle complex litigation and arbitration cases efficiently and effectively.

Our Litigation and Arbitration practice involves a broad range of commercial and civil matters and includes cases involving:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Tort
  • Competition
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Employment Issues
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Bankruptcy
  • Banking

The Firm's acknowledged international arbitration experience combined with our ability to work in different languages make us particularly well placed suited to assist private and public companies operating locally in matters involving construction, telecommunications, commercial and investment disputes.


Avramopoulos & Partners‘s practice involves a range of commercial and civil matters and includes cases regarding breach of contract, tort claims and competition, to name a few. Athanassios Avgeros has considerable experience of litigation before Greek Courts involving local and multi-jurisdictional cases as well as arbitration. Athanassios Safaris has extensive expertise in EU law, including public procurement, as well as distribution agreement disputes. (European Legal 500, 2023 ed.).

The team at Avramopoulos & Partners has national and international recognition, advising various multinational and local clients. Its advisory includes litigation and arbitration arising from disputes regarding breach of contract, fraud, competition, real estate, tax, insurance, creditors rights, bankruptcy, banking and commercial torts. Athanasios Chr Safaris  and Athanassios Avgeros  collectively lead the practice. (European Legal 500, 2022 ed.).

The disputes practice at Avramopoulos & Partners is jointly fronted by Athanassios Avgeros and Athanassios Safaris. It represents Greek and multinational clients alike in a broad variety of commercial and civil litigation and holds distinguished expertise in relation to enforcement procedures. Additional areas of prowess include breach of contract, competition, real estate, tax and insurance-related litigation. (European Legal 500, 2021 ed.).

Avramopoulos & Partners fields a ‘well established’ team ‘with exceptional capabilities’. Athanassios Avgeros leads the practice, which specialises in a range of commercial and civil matters including breach of contract, fraud, competition, real estate, tax, insurance, bankruptcy, banking and tort-related mandates. The practice is also renowned for its international arbitration offering, namely in relation to disputes arising from construction, telecoms, commercial and investment issues. (European Legal 500, 2020 ed.).

The team at Avramopoulos & Partners handles a broad range of commercial and administrative disputes. Athanassios Avgeros leads the team, which also includes Barbara V Angelopoulou. The group has been particularly active with debt collection work. (European Legal 500, 2019 ed.).

Athanassios Avgeros leads the practice at Avramopoulos & Partners, which includes key disputes partner Barbara Angelopoulou. The firm recently represented The Nielsen Company in a case concerning debts owed by a bankrupt TV channel. (European Legal 500, 2018 ed.).

Avramopoulos & Partners is advising The Nielsen Company on a range of debt collection matters, and continues to advise Sabre Travel Network on several disputes with travel agencies. Athanassios Avgeros is the key contact. (European Legal 500, 2017 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners’ “professional” team is headed by Michael Poulakos, It acted for Brunswick in a warranty coverage dispute and is representing Sabre in several disputes with local travel agencies. Athanassios Avgeros and Athanassios Safaris are recommended. (European Legal 500, 2016 ed.).
Michael Poulakos heads Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s dispute resolution team, which provides “excellent support and advice” and has “a high level of business understanding”.  Clients include Ricoh International, Federal Express and Balfour Beatty Rail. Clients feel their “case is in good hands” with Athanassios Avgeros. (European Legal 500, 2015 ed.).

Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s expertise covers major construction and distribution agreement disputes. Recently the firm represented the Spanish company, Técnicas Reunidas, in a dispute regarding the Elefsis refinery upgrade project. Michael Poulakos heads the team, which includes the highly rated Vassilis Avramopoulos. (European Legal 500, 2014 ed.)

Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has been representing international clients such as Ricoh and Victorinox in disputes with distributors. Other instructions include representing Balfour Beatty in a dispute with Ergose relating to the electrification of the Piraeus-Athens-Thessaloniki railway line. Michael Poulakos heads this well-regarded team. (European Legal 500, 2013 ed.)

Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has a very good track record defending Greek media outlets against defamation lawsuits. The firm is also advising Balfour Beatty Rail’s joint venture company in a dispute with Ergose regarding the Piraeus-Athens-Thessaloniki railway line. Dionyssis Gavounelis heads the team. (European Legal 500, 2012 ed.)

Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s broad contentious practice covers commercial and regulatory matters for a diverse client base that includes MWG Biotech and Affichage Hellas. Michael Poulakos heads the team, which has been advising Balfour Beatty Rail on a claim against Ergose. (European Legal 500, 2011 ed.)

Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm handles commercial litigation and a growing number of arbitration cases for clients such as Balfour Beatty and Affichage Hellas. Michael Pulakos heads the practice, which recently acted for German-based MWG Biotech on a dispute with a former distributor in Greece. (European Legal 500, 2010 ed.)

Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s litigation practice is particularly active in the construction industry, having acted for a multinational construction and engineering company in a local dispute relating to a railway project. (European Legal 500, 2009 ed.)

Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has been advising Balfour Beatty Rail SpA and a related joint venture in litigation against Greek public company Ergose, related to a railway line project. (European Legal 500, 2008 ed.)

Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has several lawyers exclusively handling litigation. It recently advised the N. Daskalantonakis group of companies and the Mitsis hotels group in litigation. (European Legal 500, 2007 ed.)

Fully active in the field of dispute resolution, Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s team is led by George Maraziotes who joined the firm in 2002 with over 23 years’ experience in civil, commercial and litigation activities. (European Legal 500, 2004 ed.)


  • Provision of legal advice to a non-Greek client with regards to a claim for brokerage fees brought against its former subsidiary in Greece. The client owned a societe anonyme in Greece, which was the owner of a major hotel property in Corfu, Greece. Following the sale of the said subsidiary, brokers filed a lawsuit against the latter requesting payment of brokerage fees of approximately 1 million Euros for the sale of the real estate property. The client, in accordance with the Share Purchase Agreement, undertook the defense of such claim. 
    Our Firm represented the client before the Athens Courts, drafted the respective pleadings, prepared all supporting documents, including testimonies of the witnesses etc. The issued decision rejected the lawsuit filed, accepting all argumentation put forward on behalf of the Client. 
  • The Client has entered into a preliminary agreement for the acquisition of a hotel located in the centre of the city of Athens, which did not further pursue. There is a dispute between the owner of the hotel and the Client, regarding the refund of the advance payment by the latter.
    We have provided a legal opinion in relation to the chances to successfully claim the amount involved before the Courts and the legal grounds for such claim, including analysis of the potential defense by the hotel owner. 
  • Legal advice in relation to the enforcement in Greece of an arbitrary award issued in Qatar. 
    Legal advice with regards to initiating arbitration pursuant to a Shares Purchase Agreement governed by Greek Law, involving interpretation of various clauses pertaining to claims between the contracting parties following acquisition of the target company. 
  • Provision of ongoing legal advice on dispute resolution to a major international client and its Greek subsidiary, including its court representation in a considerable number of pending commercial litigation cases before the Greek Courts including Supreme Court in disputes with various local Travel Agencies and suppliers of IT services in Greece involving considerable amounts. 
  • Provision of legal advice to a U.S. listed company established in Greece, including its court representation in various debt collection and third-party bankruptcy issues.
  • Representation of clients who have been engaged in a complex litigation, involving also their insurance companies, following a lawsuit for medical malpractice against them by the relatives of a patient who passed away during a heart operation. 
  • Provision of legal advice to a U.S. hotel and entertainment company with regards to its participation to an international tender issued by the Greek State. 
    Following the disqualification of the client and the acceptance of its competitor’s participation documents at the first stage of the tender, we have appealed the respective decision issued by the Hellenic Gaming Commission by filing a preliminary appeal before the Authority for the Examination of Preliminary Appeals, requesting the cancellation of our disqualification and the disqualification of our competitor.
    Subsequently, following the rejection of our preliminary appeal, we have addressed the dispute before the Greek Supreme Administrative Court (Council of State) with a two-fold action, requesting: a) the suspension of the tender up until the issuance of a decision on the merits of the dispute and b) the cancellation of the decisions issued by the Hellenic Gaming Commission and the Authority for the Examination of Preliminary Appeals. 
  • Provision of legal services and advice to a Spanish listed company in relation to existing disputes deriving from a Contract for the Project Management, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management of a Refinery Upgrading Project.
  • Objection procedure before the Greek Administrative Courts regarding the Decision of the Tax Authority for not exempting Greek companies from the imposition of special tax on their real estate in case the ultimate shareholder of the companies is a trust.
  • Legal advice and representation before the pertinent courts of Athens of the Greek subsidiary of a global company in the technology sector in a pending litigation with a Greek IT company, as well as legal advice in relation to the Greek subsidiary’s dispute (and threatened litigation) with various travel agencies due to breach of contract by the latter and the termination of their cooperation.
  • Provision of legal services and court representation to a Greek bank for the issuance of orders for payment upon the termination of loan agreements for the purchase of yachts, due to non-payment.
  • Legal advice and court representation of a well-known global lighting company in various debt collection matters.
  • Legal advice to the Greek subsidiary of a global manufacturer of confectionery and gum in a commercial dispute pertaining to an agency agreement.
  • Representation of a company active in the advertising sector in various court litigation matters.
  • Legal advice to a major distributor of well-known car brands regarding various court litigation issues.
  • Provision of legal advice to the UK subsidiary of a global leader group of companies in management construction risk in relation to a court action brought by an engineer working on a project that the said subsidiary was awarded by the European Agency for Reconstruction.
  • Provision of legal advice and support to a multinational printing company against indemnification claims by its former dealer in Greece.
  • Legal advice to a multinational advertising company regarding the drafting and filing of the Petition for Annulment and the Petition for Suspension of Implementation before the Supreme Administrative Court of Greece; these two petitions involved the Ministry of Health’s decision to prohibit outdoor advertisement of tobacco products.
  • Procedure against the Greek State before the civil Courts for granting of additional salary to persons who were employed by the State for years on the base of consecutive contracts with limited period of validity. For the first time a lawsuit of this kind has been approved by the Court of Appeal of Athens.
  • Legal advice and court representation of a major Hungarian TV channel in a debt collection dispute against the Greek National Tourism Organization.
  • Provision of ongoing legal advice to a technology company that leads the travel industry, including its court representation in various pending litigation disputes with local travel agencies and one of its suppliers.
  • Provision of ongoing legal advice, court representation (Court of Appeals) and legal opinions to a UK and world class infrastructure company in relation to the litigation proceedings issued against the public company ERGOSE S.A. in connection with the project entitled “Electrification of the Piraeus – Athens – Thessaloniki TX1 Railway Line” and the tender for the project “Construction of Electrification for the new railway along the SKA-KIATO section.”
  • Legal advice and services and Court representation of a Swiss cutlery, fashion and fragrances manufacturer regarding an open dispute with its former distributor in Greece and conclusion of an out-of-court settlement.
  • Review procedures before the competent Administrative Courts of Appeal regarding the award of public supply and service contracts in the sectors of musical instruments, digital equipment, computers and structure designing.
  • Litigation before Greece’s Supreme Administrative Court, on behalf of one of the major designing engineer company in Greece in respect to the assignment (through public procurement procedure) of the technical design of part of a new motorway.