Corporate + commercial
Our team will offer you commercial legal advice in diverse areas. We combine strong commercial acumen with creative legal thinking in addressing your challenges. Our lawyers are active members of international commercial chambers and maintain a strong presence in both domestic and international commercial fora.
Our expertise includes:
Corporate & commercial litigation
Mergers & acquisitions
Debt recovery for business
Starantzis & associates is an independent law firm with a strong tradition in litigation. We are based in Greece and we operate internationally. We have been solving problems for domestic and international businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals, and their families, and provide skilled counsel for complex financial and legal transactions and disputes in Greece and abroad for over 45 years.
Who We Are
We are highly trained and experienced lawyers with a strong drive for delivering results. Our firm will offer you professional service with personal attention both domestically and internationally.
Our lawyers come from diverse backgrounds and have a broad range of experience, allowing us both to perform as a powerful team. While our firm maintains a strong commercial practice, we will be able to provide you a full range of legal services.
We maintain the philosophy that law needs to be made simple to our clients. What's more, good service means being responsive, attentive, and efficient. We strive to provide cost-effective resolutions, and proactive, innovative approaches to legal matters. You can count on our knowledge and experience.
Our tax practice is designed to assist individuals and businesses with navigating tax matters, structuring transactions, preserving capital, and avoiding problems with tax agencies. We provide detailed guidance on EU tax matters and transaction structuring to minimize tax burdens. We represent clients before various tax authorities as well as before the Greek Courts.
Our firm's expertise includes the acquisition, development and financing of real estate, in compliance with local legislation, planning and zoning regulations. Additionally, our attorneys have extensive experience in real estate finance and in relation to hospitality development, repositioning and refurbishing projects.
Media + entertainment
Our firm represents and advises media and entertainment companies and institutions with projects and business dealings in Greece and abroad. We work with international media networks, production companies, studios, agencies and promoters on a range of legal matters including production finance, international co-productions and joint ventures, and intellectual property protection.
Our lawyers have been advising well known international networks such as the BBC and VICE as well as other local media networks.
Our shipping practice covers all the traditional areas of maritime law, from ship sale and purchase, to ship financing transactions and marine insurance, as well as shipbuilding and vessel conversion contracts.
We can advise and represent you on such transactions from simple tugs and barges to yachts as well as common commercial vessels like container vessels, tankers, dry bulk vessels and fishing vessels.
We offer a full range of services to the sector’s operators on all aviation legal topics, from regulatory to litigation. Our firm specializes further, in liability and insurance cases that arise in connection to aviation accidents. Our lawyers have an excellent technical knowledge of the field and are frequently involved in highly complex litigation cases. Our firm proudly boasts its involvement in some unprecedented case law with regard to aviation accident law.
We maintain a highly experienced team on aviation disaster, which will manage effectively all types of disputes relating to aviation accidents, from compensation claims and actions relating to the loss of aircraft and subrogation actions, to managing the consequences of major aviation accidents and coordinating and leading multi-jurisdictional litigation.
Firms doing business at home and abroad, benefit from our extensive experience in international commercial and trade law as well as from our extensive business network.
International trading is a big step forward, but it can be complex to navigate into a new market. In Starantzis & associates we have developed the international commerce hub, a tailored service designed especially for international traders, in order to provide you with all the essential tools that will enable you to plan your business projects with confidence. By using our services you will be able to
- Identify the right market:
Use our knowledge database to get the full picture of your target market.
- Find opportunities:
Get access to our extensive and diverse global business network.
- Stay compliant:
Check accurate regulatory information including import/export controls shipping requirements and essential documentation.
- Asses the risk:
We partner with leading international insurance firms that will assess your risk promptly and accurately.
The Intellectual Property Practice at Starantzis & associates provides expertise in all aspects of the creation, acquisition, development and exploitation of intellectual capital. Our Intellectual Property attorneys assist clients in transactional matters and infringement litigation in the fields of copyright, trademark, trade secret, and technology law.
We register and protect intellectual property, and we assist clients with negotiating and drafting intellectual property agreements, including licensing and use agreements, joint development agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
Our firm is a proud contributor of the Greek Chapter “Trade Secrets Throughout the World”, an international publication of Thomson Reuters 2005-2018 ed.
Dispute resolution + litigation
Our lawyers will provide you with practical, creative legal advice that focuses on your strategic and commercial objectives. Our experience includes the full spectrum of dispute resolution and litigation mechanisms ranging from negotiation, mediation, conciliation and conflict resolution to vigorous courtroom strategy, multi-party and class action lawsuits as well as appellate and supreme court proceedings.
White collar crime
We defend clients accused of tax and customs offences, smuggling, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, credit card, computer/internet, bank, insurance, securities and bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, dawn raids, bribery, corruption, counterfeiting, whistleblowing, commercial and professional negligence as well as other financial crimes committed by business and government officials.
We provide a bespoke service which can be tailored to suit the individual needs of your case. You will get personal attention, not mere legal services.
Deep Industry Knowledge
We know your business and we understand the environment in which you operate. We will deliver commercial, pragmatic and flexible advice as your market evolves.
Years of Experience
Established in 1973, Starantzis & Associates has been providing high quality, legal advice and representation to its clients, for more than 45 years.
26 Irodotou St, 106 75,
+30 211 4109500