May 20th, 2019
With great sorrow we announce that our Senior Partner Leonidas C. Georgopoulos passed away on Sunday May 19th 2019. The members of KG Law Firm express their deep condolences to his family.
Αpart from enjoying a Senior Statesperson status as a practitioner, Leonidas was a pioneer with a charismatic personality, highly-respected by the legal and business community and with a significant activity in numerous social responsibility fora. His legacy and ideas will remain a source of inspiration for the KG family, which he served fondly for over 40 years.
On the day of his funeral service May 22nd 2019, the firm will remain closed.
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3rd Annual Competition Law Conference
May 14th, 2019
Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is happy to share with you its sponsorship of the 3rd Annual Competition Law Conference convened by NOMIKI BIBLIOTHIKI. The conference took place on May 10th, 2019 at the Hotel Wyndham Grand Athens. Our firm’s Senior Associate, Violeta Panagiotopoulou, discussed the «Private Damages actions: quantification – pass on defense» under the session of «Competition law enforcement and “side effects” in other areas of law». An interesting, interactive and engaging panel composed of elite professionals in the field including Professor Dimitris Tzouganatos, Stamatis Drakakakis, Dr. Ioannis N. Androulakis, and Professor Emmanuel Mastromanolis.
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Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is a proud sponsor of 4th WIB Dialogue Series
May 08th, 2019
Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is proud to sponsor the 4th WIB Dialogue Series, organized by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. This event will be hosted on June 3, 2019 at Hilton Athens Hotel – Galaxy Room. Several professionals will be there to share and discuss stories, ideas, and experiences about adversity ad failure, as well as ways to find the pathway to success and strengthened future perseverance. Attending this event will be a great opportunity to develop your personal and professional skills through networking, education and providing strategies for success.
To find more information and register, please visit here: https://bit.ly/2DQmQoE
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John Kyriakides Interview By The Legal 500
May 06th, 2019
KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS (KG) Law Firm is pleased to share with you an interesting interview conducted with the KGLawFirm's co-managing partner, John Kyriakides, published in The Legal 500. Fierce competition and increased client demands have led to the Greek law industry to be even more effective, efficient, innovative and agile. John Kyriakides, in his interview, discusses not only the various opportunities that the Greek law firms experience but also mentions significant challenges they may face. In particular, he explains how KGLawFirm is standing today, providing key points of how the company achieves a competitive advantage compared to the rivals. Additionally, in his speech, John Kyriakides shares the main change that has been made in KGLawFirm to benefit clients, as well as the role of technology to their services. Last but not least, he makes a forecast for the next three years, including essential actions to take with the aim of sustaining the business growth. To read the full interview, please visit here: https://bit.ly/2vB7zDv
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KG Law Firm sponsors the 3rd Competition Law Conference organized by Nomiki Bibliothiki
April 22nd, 2019
Kyriakides Georgopoulos (KG) Law Firm is proud to announce its sponsorship of “the 3rd Annual Competition Law Conference”, a conference organized NOMIKI BIBLIOTHIKI which will take place on Friday May 10, 2019. KG Law Firm’s Senior Associate Violeta Panagiotopoulou will speak on the «Damage actions Directive – Transposition into the Greek Law», under the session entitled «Competition law enforcement and “side effects” in other areas of law». For more information on the conference, and to reserve participation, please visit here: https://bit.ly/2XcKcfg
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Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm ranked as a top-Tier firm by Legal 500 EMEA 2019
April 12th, 2019
Following the success in IFLR1000 2019 and Chambers Europe 2019, we are pleased to announce that Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm has been recommended as a top-tier firm across all practice areas by the Legal 500 EMEA 2019 Guide. For 32 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market.
We are also pleased to announce that our Banking, Finance & Capital Markets department moved up to Tier 2 and that we received a new ranking for our white-collar department in Tier 2.
Overall, the firm has been recommended as a TOP - TIER FIRM (Tier 1) in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy and Projects and Privatization, Tier 2 in EU and Competition, Insurance, IP, Real Estate & Construction, Restructuring & Insolvency, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets, White-collar crime and TMT and Tier 3 in Tax.
We would like to thank our clients for their continuous support and contribution to Legal 500's research.
These rankings confirm the distinguished level of client service we offer, which is in the core of our values and a daily priority for all of us at Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm.
You can see the full rankings here.
Leonidas Georgopoulos – Tier 1
Anthony Hadjiouannou – Tier 1
Claire Pavlou – Tier 1
Konstantinos Vouterakos – Tier 1
Effie Mitsopoulou – Tier 1
Gus Papamichalopoulos – Tier 1
Anastasia Dritsa – Tier 1
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Υποτροφία Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών Εξωτερικού «Κωνσταντίνος Κυριακίδης» 2019-2020
April 09th, 2019
Η Δικηγορική Εταιρεία ΚΥΡΙΑΚΙΔΗΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, στο πλαίσιο της εταιρικής κοινωνικής ευθύνης, τιμώντας την μνήμη του εκ των ιδρυτών της Κωνσταντίνου Κυριακίδη, προκηρύσσει για 3η φορά, τη χορήγηση ετήσιας υποτροφίας, σε πτυχιούχο Νομικής σχολής των ημεδαπών ανώτατων Εκπαιδευτικών Ιδρυμάτων, για μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές επιπέδου Master’s στο Εξωτερικό.
Η υποτροφία αφορά στο Ακαδημαϊκό Έτος 2019/2020.
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KG Law Firm Adds Strength to its EU & Competition, Regulatory, and Compliance Practices
April 03rd, 2019
KG Law Firm is proud to announce the appointment of Victoria Mertikopoulou, LL.M., Ph.D., as Counsel in its EU & Competition, Regulatory and Compliance practice.
Victoria joins KG following two successful mandates as Commissioner - Rapporteur of the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) where she acted as a Member of the HCC Board in numerous HCC decisions and opinions regarding substantive antitrust, merger control, regulatory and administrative matters. She was the Rapporteur in charge of many significant cases (cartels, restrictive agreements, abuse of dominant position, mergers), she has regularly represented the HCC at the European Competition Network, OECD and ICN and has more than 18 years of experience in EU and EU competition law. She has participated as organizer and speaker in numerous conferences and events, published several articles and is highly regarded by peers and colleagues in her area of practice.
At Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm, we pride ourselves on being one of the top choices for clients seeking competition law advice in Greece. We offer a high-level, client-focused service on a wide range of Greek and EU competition and antitrust issues and investigations including restrictive agreements, cartel related work, abuse of dominance/monopolization, merger control, private antitrust litigation, antitrust compliance advice, sector enquiry-related expert counseling and state aid. We have been privileged to have acted for market leaders on some of the most complex antitrust cases ever presented in Greece. We offer clients business-oriented practical advice and accurate insight into competition and other administrative authorities’ procedures and we work closely with specialized economists who assist us in arguing cases before the Hellenic Competition Commission, the EU Commission and the Greek courts. We are also one of the few firms in Greece with a fully dedicated team in the provision of competition law advice. Members of our Competition & Antitrust Practice are frequent speakers on Greek competition law and contributors of articles in reputable national and European publications.
Our team has strong experience in providing high quality advice for companies active in various sectors, including electricity, petrochemicals, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing and distribution, food and beverages, steel, construction, energy, electronics, automobile, pharmaceuticals, retail, IT and tobacco.
John C. Kyriakides, member of KG’s Management Board commented: “We are very proud to welcome Victoria in our team. Her confidence in our firm and in our competition law practice is pure evidence of our leading role in the industry and a challenge for all of us to continue to excel in what we do and what we offer to our clients.”
Anastasia S. Dritsa, Head of the Competition Law practice commented: "We are delighted to have Victoria on board who is widely recognized for her first-class expertise in EU and Greek Competition law. She will no doubt add value to our EU and competition law practice and further strengthen our understanding of regulatory issues, complementing our deep knowledge of the needs of business.
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Constantine K. Kyriakides Scholarship, Academic Year 2019-2020
April 02nd, 2019In memory of our co-founder, Constantine K. Kyriakides, Kyriakides Georgopoulos (KG) Law Firm is proud to offer a full (or partial) scholarship for graduate-bound students in Law for the Academic Year 2019-2020.
This scholarship aims to celebrate an individual who is committed to his/her studies and the respective fields of law.
Interested applicants may click here for more information.
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Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm proud sponsor of the 5th Moot Court Competition in Greece, organized by ELSA Greece
March 29th, 2019
Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm (KG) is pleased to announce a new initiative aiming to support law students and young lawyers by sponsoring the 5th National Moot Court Competition in Greece, organized by ELSA Greece, the National Group of ELSA representing ELSA in Greece. The competition will take place on 12- 13- 14 April 2019, under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice and with the support of (the) Greece’s well-known universities: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Democritus University of Thrace.
The ELSA Moot Court Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions for law students and young lawyers and this is the 5th year it takes place in Greece, following the international standards. Thanks to this event law students and young lawyers have the opportunity to acquire practical legal knowledge and see how the legal profession works in practice.
We are also delighted to share that Partner Panos Alexandris will participate as a speaker at the opening ceremony on April 12th, 12:00 - 14:00 at the Athens Bar Association.
*The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) is an international, independent, non-political, non-profit making organisation run by and for students and recent graduates, who are interested in achieving academic and personal excellence in addition to their legal or law-related studies at university.
ELSA aims at providing its members a platform to develop their existing skills and acquire new ones, to interact with fellow students and experienced practitioners from different states and legal systems around Europe, and to be equipped for a professional life in an international environment, through mutual understanding, intercultural cooperation and the large variety of activities and projects the Association offers.
You can find more information about ELSA here: https://www.elsa-greece.org/
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Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm ranked as a top-Tier firm by Chambers Europe 2019
March 18th, 2019
We are pleased to announce that Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm has been highly recognized across all practice areas by the Chambers Europe 2019 Guide, released in March 2019. Chambers Europe is a leading international legal guide, which now covers 53 jurisdictions throughout Europe. The Guide ranks both lawyers and law firms based on in-depth, unbiased research, including information submitted by law firms and interviews with lawyers and clients.
Seven of the Firm’s key practices — Banking & Finance, Competition/EU Law, Corporate/Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy and Restructuring/Insolvency— are listed in the top bands of the Guide, whilst our Partners are also highly ranked and praised as eminent practitioners in their areas. In addition to that, we received a new ranking for our tax practice, which was established in 2011, in Band 3 of the Guide and for the Head of the Department, Panagiotis Pothos, who was ranked as a leading individual in this category as well.
These rankings confirm the distinguished level of client service we offer, which is in the core of our values and a daily priority for all of us at Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm, and follows the success in IFLR1000 2019, where we received Tier 1 rankings in all the categories.
We are grateful for all the efforts each of our teams has put in providing top level quality services to our clients and we are committed to continue serving their needs and offering top quality legal and business advice.
We are also very grateful for our clients' contribution to Chambers' research and for their positive feedback, which confirms once again our leading position in the market.
Some of this year’s quotes for Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm include:
"the level of service is great and the work is to a very high level."
"responsive, fast and able to recognise the urgency of matters."
"The team has all the necessary disciplines, is experienced in the field and has cross-border capabilities."
"in-depth knowledge of local regulatory framework and legislation, objective opinions, valuable insights, prompt responses and availability."
"very responsive and client-focused."
"The team was always very responsive, delivering very quickly and within short deadlines, and they proactively provided alternative solutions."
"very fast and to-the-point communication, extremely effective results and deep knowledge of the matters."
To see the full rankings click here.
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Energy Monitoring and Optimization of KG Law Firm's six stories building
March 07th, 2019
Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is delighted to announce the successful completion of the Services Agreement it entered into, back in 2013 with COFELY Hellas SA, an Energy Services company member of the GDF Suez group, for the Energy Monitoring and Optimization of the firm’s six stories building, located in Athens. With the completion of the 5th year since the launch of the Energy Efficiency Convention, the overall average annual energy savings achieved reached the extraordinary percentage of 16.01%. Said result is very satisfactory as it exceeds the initially estimated saving of 12.0% that was set amongst the parties.
Through this project Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm confirmed its commitment to Environmental CSR aiming to reduce any damaging effects on the environment and transform its offices to eco-friendly premises. COFELY has been fully funded for repayment of the investment from the success of the five-year energy savings program. The interventions that were implemented consisted of the appropriate adjustments of the electromechanical systems of our Firm’s building aiming to improve their performance, equipment upgrades, as well as to replace the energy-saving equipment initially installed with new, more efficient, and environmentally friendly one.
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Proud sponsor of IENE's 2nd Colloquium
March 05th, 2019
Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is a proud sponsor of IENE’s 2nd Colloquium on "The Geopolitics of Energy Transition” under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will take place today, Tuesday 05 March, in the main auditorium of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs in central Athens.
The Colloquium is part of a series of meetings convened by IENE on the theme of "Energy Transition” and how this is likely to impact the countries of the broader SE European and East Mediterranean region, on a mid and long term basis.
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“Legal Bootcamp” as part of the Athens Digital Lab
February 28th, 2019
Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm organized a first pilot “legal bootcamp” to talented teams of young startuppers entrepreneurs, graduates and researchers who were shortlisted to develop their proposals within the Athens Digital Lab of the City of Athens. The areas covered were corporate (including funding), tax, IP, employment and GDPR. More such KG initiatives are planned.
Athens Digital Lab is a pioneering venture, which aims to introduce innovation into the municipality of Athens structures and support youth entrepreneurship. It was created, as part of the City of Athens’ Digital Roadmap, by Athens Partnership with the cooperation of COSMOTE, NOKIA, and with an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. It is research and development lab for ”smart cities” digital solutions that supports the development and maturation of applications, addressing the real needs of the city, upgrading the quality of life of Athenians and visitors, as well as enhancing the digital transformation of the city.
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Adjudicating Moral Damages in Greece from an Economic Analysis of Law Perspective
February 26th, 2019
Senior Associate Charalampos (Harry) Karampelis, who is a regular contributor and author for some of the leading industry publications, recently authored a book which focuses on the legal matter of the adjudication of moral damages in Greece, a legal matter which concerns almost daily the Greek Courts, and was published by Nomiki Vivliothiki.
The current publication concentrates on the legal matter of the adjudication of moral damages in Greece, a matter which concerns almost daily the Greek Courts, especially when taking into consideration the fact that about 80% of the actions filed before the Greek Civil Courts include a request of moral damages allegedly suffered by the claimant(s), as well as the most recent developments in Greek jurisprudence according to which the Supreme Court has the right to examine the reasonableness of the amounts of moral damages adjudicated by the lower Courts of substance according to the proportionality principle.
Delivering actual justice Vs Legal certainty: The monetary satisfaction of moral damages constitute a field of continuous confrontation between the request for the provision of fair solutions that would respond to the circumstances of each individual case on one hand and the necessity to establish certain criteria for the determination of the exact amount and calculation of moral damages which would certainly serve the needs of the legal community for legal certainty.
The book aims at facilitating the legal practitioners towards two directions. On one hand, it makes analytical reference to the up to day approach of the matter under question from theory and jurisprudence.
On the other hand, it proceeds to presenting the methods of the Economic Analysis of Law which could end up to being an extremely useful tool for both lawyers and Judges, when assessing and calculating moral damages, taking into consideration the circumstances of each case.
This is one of the various initiatives and publications that KG’s lawyers support and contribute to.
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KG Law Firm's IP Practice Recommended by WTR 1000
February 15th, 2019
Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is pleased to announce that our IP Practice was recommended in The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2019, Published by World Trademark Review 1000.
Feedback says that “Kyriakides Georgopoulos is a distinguished name in transactional trademark law. Its sagacious practitioners stretch their business minds in consultations with brand owners to create lucrative portfolio management strategies – and then realise them through nimble negotiation skills. Interested parties are advised to reach out to the hardworking and tactically astute Irene Kyriakides.”
The WTR 1000 research directory focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners and is a ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
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The new legislation (L.4548/2018) on Sociétés Anonymes
January 31st, 2019
On January 30th Apostolos Georgantas, Senior Associate at Kyriakides Georgopoulos (KG) Law Firm, spoke at a conference organized by SDEE and the Association of Greek Commercialists, which focused on the new legislation (L.4548/2018) on Sociétés Anonymes.
Apostolos’ speech dealt with conflicts of interests arising on the one hand between the company and the members of the Board of Directors and on the other hand between the company and its shareholders.
Introductory remarks were made by Senior Partner of KG Law Firm, and Chairman of SDEE, Leonidas Georgopoulos.
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