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  • 26 February 2024

    [Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution / Tourism & Hotels / Real Estate & Constructions]: Linardakis & Partners represented and defended the Greek affiliate of a well-known multinational company active in the industry of Tourism and Hotels before the Council of State in a suspension procedure regarding the suspension of the construction of 2 hotels in the center of Athens.
  • 26 January 2024

    [Real Estate & Constructions / Investments]: Linardakis & Partners successfully represented 2 high profile foreign individuals negotiating, resolving conflicts and drafting private agreements and all the complex and mandatory documentation in the acquisition of the most well-known and historical property on the island of Hydra for an amount exceeding €4 million.
  • 27 December 2023

    [Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution / Pharmaceuticals, Medical Practices & Cosmetics]: Linardakis & Partners successfully represented the Greek affiliate of a well-known multinational pharmaceutical company before the Council of State in a petition for the cancellation of a claw back notice.
  • 22 December 2023

    [Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution / Debt Collection / Energy]: Linardakis & Partners handles litigation before the Athens Court of First Instance for the recovery of amounts exceeding €31 million, representing the company that is the main importer of pipeline and liquified natural gas in Greece.
  • 8 December 2023

    [Pharmaceuticals, Medical Practices & Cosmetics / Corporate & Commercial] : Linardakis & Partners successfully represented and advised the Greek affiliate of one of the major global pharmaceutical player in the negotiation, drafting and conclusion of complex agreements securing the asset sale of a pharmaceutical product to a well-known Greek pharmaceutical company, proceeding, among others, to the drafting of the asset purchase agreement, the product know-how license agreement, the trade mark assignment and a trade mark coexistent agreement.
  • 8 November 2023

    [Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution / Pharmaceuticals, Medical Practices & Cosmetics]: Linardakis & Partners successfully represented the Greek affiliate of a well-known multinational pharmaceutical company before the Council of State in 3 different cancellation petitions for the annulment of the relevant claw back notices, based on a multitude of legal grounds.
  • 6 November 2023

    [Tourism & Hotels / Investments / Real Estate & Constructions]: Linardakis & Partners successfully represented and advised one of the largest international / global players active in the sector of Tourism, Hotels & Leisure in a complex multistage acquisition exceeding €15-million, with respect to one of the most prestigious hotel investment projects in Mykonos. Our team drove all aspects of the deal and was responsible for coordinating multiple players and advisors and finalizing, after extensive and detailed Due Diligence, multiple agreements, including, amongst others, the acquisition of a series of land plots, the acquisition of an existing company, hotel development, construction and financing of the project.
  • 17 July 2023

    [Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution / Real Estate & Constructions]: Linardakis & Partners defended a well-known Greek construction and development company before the Athens Court of Appeals in a procedure of provisory measures in a high stakes dispute concerning, among others, the constitutionality of provisions of the new Building Code known as «bonus» law offering significant constructions privileges (bonus in square meters and height), as an incentive for the environmental upgrading of urban areas with “green roofs” and similar measures.
  • 13 July 2023

    [Labour & Employment / Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution]: Linardakis & Partners successfully defended the Greek affiliate of a well-known multinational company active in the industry of electrical equipment before the Thessaloniki Court of Appeals in a dispute regarding several key issues of labour law. The case is of major importance as the Court accepted, among others, that outside sales employees are not entitled to overtime payment if the employer is in no position to control the employee’s working schedule and thus no overtime work is proven.  
  • 28 May 2023

    [Data Protection]: Linardakis & Partners contributed to the Business Law Insights 2023 special issue with an expert article about personal data retention according to the GDPR, published with leading newspaper Kathimerini in collaboration with Nomiki Vivliothiki legal publishing house. Available here.
  • 16 May 2023

    [Banking & Capital Markets / Tourism & Hotels]: Linardakis & Partners successfully advised a multinational company operating in the tourism and hotels industry in the closing of a bond loan exceeding 30 million euros, in collaboration with an institutional bank, for the funding of the company's investment ventures in Greece.
  • 8 May 2023

    [Competition & Antitrust / Energy / Debt Collection / Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution]: Linardakis & Partners represented and defended the company that introduced natural gas to Greece in litigation proceedings before the Supreme Court, concerning anti-trust claims (related to oil indexation) exceeding €80 million in the gas market, while in parallel, defended the client in the recovery of amounts exceeding €70 million.
  • 28 April 2023

    [Corporate & Commercial / Banking & Capital Markets]: Linardakis & Partners represented a niche fintech company in the closing of a convertible bond loan with foreign institutional and angel investors, totaling over €10 million, facilitating the negotiation and structuring of all agreements involved.
  • 16 February 2023

    [Corporate & Commercial / Insolvency & Restructuring]: Linardakis & Partners successfully represented a listed company in the negotiation of a restructuring of a corporate loan bundle exceeding €10 million involving multiple collaterals.
  • 30 November 2022

    [Corporate & Commercial]: Linardakis & Partners advised a well-known domestic company active in the chemicals industry in the negotiation, drafting and closing of a complex multi-member cooperation agreement for the joint-development and exploitation of data and the preparation of joint-dossiers to be used in the process of obtaining authorizations for the circulation of a plant protection product both within and outside the EU.
  • 22 September 2022

    [Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution / Pharmaceuticals, Medical Practices & Cosmetics]: Linardakis & Partners successfully represented the Greek affiliate of a well-known multinational pharmaceutical company before the Council of State in a petition for suspension of payment of the out-patient claw back notice in relation to orphan drugs.  
  • 29 July 2022

    [Corporate & Commercial]: Successfully advised a top tier multinational pharmaceutical company in a global product divestment project, negotiating and drafting the full spectrum of agreements (asset purchase, manufacturing and supply, know-how license, etc).
  • 25 June 2022

    [Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution / Real Estate & Constructions]: Linardakis & Partners successfully represented a well-known Greek construction company before the Athens Court of Appeals in a high stakes dispute against a Public Entity, whereby it effectively managed to maintain and reaffirm the positive outcome of the first decree. The Athens Court of First Instance had not only accepted the claims of the client, but also reversed the existing jurisprudence in relation to the protection of Public entities under Presidential Decree 715/1979. The Athens Court of Appeals also rejected this protection and acknowledged the predominance of the provisions for commercial leases (PD 34/1995). The case can be considered as landmark.  
  • 04 May 2022

    [Competition & Antitrust / Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution]: Successfully represented a multinational client in the pharmaceutical product industry at the 1st degree panel of the Communication Control Council, in challenging a competitor’s advertising campaign.
  • 07 April 2022

    [Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution / Pharmaceuticals, Medical Practices & Cosmetics]: Linardakis & Partners successfully represented a multinational pharmaceutical company before the Council of State in a petition for suspension of payment of the out-patient claw back notice for covid induced sales.  
  • 02 March 2022

    [Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution / Pharmaceuticals, Medical Practices & Cosmetics]: Linardakis & Partners represents a multinational pharmaceutical company before the Council of State in a petition for cancellation of the out-patient claw back notice for covid induced sales.
  • 11 February 2022

    [Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution / Pharmaceuticals, Medical Practices & Cosmetics]: Linardakis & Partners represents the Greek affiliate of a well-known multinational pharmaceutical company before the Council of State in a petition for cancellation of the out-patient claw back notice in relation to orphan drugs.
  • 10 February 2022

    [Competition & Antitrust / Energy / Debt Collection]: Linardakis & Partners successfully defended the company that introduced natural gas to Greece in litigation proceedings before the Athens Multimember Court of Appeals, concerning anti-trust claims (related to oil indexation) exceeding €80 million in the gas market, while in parallel, successfully represented the client in the recovery of amounts exceeding €70 million.
  • 25 January 2022

    [Corporate & Commercial / Mergers & Acquisitions / Banking & Capital Markets]: Linardakis & Partners advises a niche Greek fintech company and its shareholders in the negotiation and consummation of a series of agreements (SPA, Shareholder Agreement as well as facilitation of the DD procedure) for the entry of a strategic Swiss-based investor from the international banking sector.
  • 20 January 2022

    [Agency, Distribution & Franchising]: Linardakis & Partners advises the largest global player of electric equipment in the development of its selective distribution network in Greece and Cyprus, drafting all relevant agreements.
  • 27 December 2021

    [Corporate & Commercial / Mergers & Acquisitions]: Linardakis & Partners advises a French-based multinational credit insurance house in the negotiation and execution of the sale of its participation, during the buyout of a leading Greek company in the field of business information and credit risk solutions.
  • 20 December 2021

    [Corporate & Commercial / Software Development & IT]: Linardakis & Partners advised a US based software house and its Greek subsidiary, in a large scale transition phase that included material changes in the core production team and the reorganization of its management in both Greece and the US.
  • 22 September 2021

    [Intellectual Property & IT]: Linardakis & Partners successfully handled a high stakes international trademark litigation at the EUIPO, supporting a domestic, high profile client active in the fooding industry against a foreign competitor.
  • 19 July 2021

    [Pharmaceuticals, Medical Practices & Cosmetics / Agency, Distribution & Franchising]: Linardakis & Partners advises a top tier multinational pharmaceutical company in the negotiation and drafting of its distribution agreements with its wholesaler network in Cyprus.
  • 15 July 2021

    [Real Estate & Constructions]: Linardakis & Partners advises a private client through the process of a multi-million euro residential real estate purchase of one of the most historic mansions located on a Greek island.
  • 28 June 2021

    [Investments / Real Estate & Constructions]: Linardakis & Partners advises a well-known Greek construction company through the process of a multi-million euro purchase of a significant plot of land for the construction, development and exploitation of a large, luxury office building in one of the most posh and commercially attractive sites in Athens.
  • 23 March 2021

    [Corporate & Commercial / Mergers & Acquisitions]: Linardakis & Partners undertakes, on behalf of the owners of a well known local company in the sectors of Tourism, Leisure and Entertainment, the acquisition of a minority shareholding participation and concurrent sale of a minority shareholder participation in their business in an M&A transaction exceeding €15 million. The process involves the full spectrum of services from drafting of MoU, reciprocal due diligence, SPA, shareholders’ agreement etc. and entails one of the most prestigious investment projects in these sectors in Mykonos, Greece.
  • 07 December 2020

    [Corporate & Commercial]: Advised a start-up company active in the field of tour and hotel management software during a buy-out by means of an asset deal.
  • 10 November 2020

    [Intellectual Property & IT]: Represented a Greek banking software house in the negotiation and conclusion of a cross border licensing and support agreement with a UK-based banking institution.
  • 30 October 2020

    [Intellectual Property & IT]: Successfully assisted an innovative software company in the setting up of a series of strategic partnerships with enterprise clients within the framework of retail data processing agreements.
  • 11 May 2020

    [Intellectual Property & IT / Corporate & Commercial]: Advised an innovative Greek company in the field of banking software in the negotiation of licensing and services agreements with banking institutions in Greece as well as in the expansion of the company's business in the German market through the setting up of a local subsidiary.
  • 27 February 2020

    [Intellectual Property & IT / Corporate & Commercial]: Advised a niche US/Greek retail software and data mining company in the negotiation of a series of licensing and business cooperation agreements with strategic major multinational players in the Greek market.
  • 16 December 2019

    [Pharmaceuticals, Medical Practices & Cosmetics]: Linardakis & Partners successfully represented and advised one of the largest listed pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies in Greece in the negotiation, drafting and conclusion of complex agreements with a major global pharmaceutical player, securing the manufacturing, distribution and promotion of some of the most well-known pharma products in Greece, while achieving, in parallel, the enhancement of the cooperation of the parties for the development and launch of new pharma products both within and outside of Greece.  
  • 11 November 2019

    [Investments / Real Estate & Constructions]: Linardakis & Partners successfully completed a second investment project for one of the largest global players active in the sector of Tourism, Hotels & Leisure concerning a multi million euro purchase of a large plot of land for the construction, development and exploitation of a large scale hotel unit in the center of Athens.
  • 02 October 2019

    [Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution]:  Linardakis & Partners recently secured a positive outcome before the Supreme Court, successfully completing a long term, high stakes dispute following favorable outcomes before both the Athens Court of First Instance and the Athens Court of Appeals, representing its client, one of the most renowned professors of medicine and medical practitioners, in claims against one of the most well established private hospitals in Greece. Apart from justifying all of its client’s financial claims, the firm effectively managed to release its client of contractual exclusivity clauses with the hospital and to secure his financial freedom to practice medicine, independently, and under his own terms and conditions.
  • 01 July 2019

    [Investments / Real Estate & Constructions]: Linardakis & Partners successfully represented and advised one of the largest global players active in the sector of Tourism, Hotels & Leisure, in the process of preparing the appropriate structure and closing a 25+25-year lease on a 2000 square meter property in the center of Athens, for the construction, development and exploitation of a large scale hotel (350 rooms) which will, in parallel, significantly upgrade the surrounding area.
  • 18 June 2019

    [Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution / Real Estate & Constructions]: Linardakis & Partners successfully represented a well-known Greek construction company in a high stakes dispute against a Public Entity, whereby, apart from justifying the claims of its client, it effectively managed to reverse the existing jurisprudence where Public entities in similar cases are typically protected by Presidential Decree 715/1979. In this case, the court rejected this protection and acknowledged the predominance of the provisions regarding commercial leases (PD 34/1995).
  • 02 May 2019

    Linardakis & Partners is pleased to announce its new partner, Dr. George Rodopoulos, a well-known litigator, specializing in the areas of Banking, Insurance, Commercial, Labour & Employment and Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution. Dr. Rodopoulos has significant expertise and an excellent track record, particularly in litigation proceedings before the Supreme Court. He has been of counsel to Linardakis & Partners for many years prior to joining the firm as a partner.
  • 21 January 2019

    [Corporate & Commercial / Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution]: Linardakis & Partners represented shareholders of a leading vertically integrated (Greek) company active in the food sector in negotiations and litigation proceedings concerning a high stakes shareholders dispute and successfully resolved the dispute, securing, amongst others, new management and the overall viability of the company.
  • 03 October 2018

    [Competition & Antitrust / Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution]: Linardakis & Partners defends the largest global player in the cosmetics market before the Supreme Administrative Court (Council of the State) regarding alleged antitrust violations of its selective distribution system and its entry criteria.
  • 28 June 2018

    [Debt Collection / Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution]: Linardakis & Partners represents a leading European agro-industrial company in litigation proceedings for the recovery of a significant claim, involving particularly complex legal issues related to Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 on jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, Regulation (EC) No 593/2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I) and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
  • 21 May 2018

    [Investments / Real Estate / Retail & Consumer Goods]: Linardakis & Partners represents and advises a group of domestic and international investors in the setting up of a complex array of investment and shareholders agreements for their participation in a tender involving a multi-million euro investment for the commercial exploitation of the Arsakeion Arcade ("Stoa Arsaki") in Athens.
  • 10 April 2018

    [Energy / Competition & Antitrust]: Linardakis & Partners defends the company that introduced natural gas to Greece in litigation proceedings concerning anti-trust claims exceeding €300 million in the gas market.
  • 12 March 2018

    [Investments / Real Estate]: Linardakis & Partners advises a foreign investment fund through the full process of a complex real estate investment in Greece exceeding €30 million. 
  • 08 February 2018

    [Energy / Debt Collection]: Linardakis & Partners handles litigation for the recovery of amounts exceeding €100 million, representing the company that is the main importer of pipeline and liquefied natural gas in Greece.

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