Founded in the beginning of the 20th century, our legal firm, due to its strong family tradition in Law, has developed a considerable, business-oriented, corporate, private client and litigation practice, which provides integrated legal services to a wide variety of domestic and international clients.
Building on the continuation and expertise of three generations of prominent legal academics and practitioners (the law-firm established in 1911 by John C. Simantiras, Professor of Procedural Law at the University of Athens, (son of the President of the Greek Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) and specialized in issues of Civil Procedural Law, succeeded by his son Constantinos J. Simantiras (1913-1993), Professor of Civil Law and Dean of the Universities of Thessaloniki and Athens, our excellence is grounded on the careful selection of our lawyers - based on their academic merits, international exposure and specialization, our links with the academic community and the judiciary, and our good knowledge of the administrative system and regulatory framework. Our long collaboration with law firms in several foreign jurisdictions enables us to offer our clients seamless, quality legal assistance in their international transactions.
In the early 1970’s, professor Simantiras for the first time tried to establish a legal network between cooperating firms in Athens, Hamburg, Paris, Brussels, London and New York.
In the 1980’s Nicholas Simantiras as a Paris based lawyer organized the first multi point international law firm in Greece and since then operates with success.
Corporate practice. Our firm offers legal advice to corporate, banking and financial clients on all aspects of Greek and EU law. We have advised our clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, debt restructuring, insolvency and re-organization, financial services and compliance, competition, employment and tax issues, aviation law and transactions as well as telecom issues. We have also acted in a wide range of agreements, from financing and leasing, to franchising, agency and distribution, and from intellectual property and information technology to commercial property and construction. All our lawyers have extensive experience of all types of commercial and administrative litigation.
Since the late 1980’s, our firm has developed a particular specialization in the corporate, aviation and the telecommunications sector. Having consulted all consortia wishing to acquire Olympic Airways the national flag air carrier of Greece and in the telecommunications, transactions in which we have recently been successfully involved include the preparation of telecommunications licenses and the approach to the regulators, the establishment of communications networks, the supply of communications systems, equipment and services including related information technology law issues, finance and financial markets issues, consulting with the regulators and organizing multi-national take overs.
Private client practice. Our clients range from foreign states, to entrepreneurs, partnerships, and educational institutions, and from senior executives and directors to wealthy individuals and families.