The Firm

Our firm is a leading, full-service business law firm, with a determinedly forward-looking and results oriented mindset.

Tracing our origins to the 1930s and the renowned "Simitis Law Offices", we continue to grow and build on our rich heritage.

At Ballas Pelecanos Law we continuously upgrade and diversify our services to meet our clients’ needs. Based on our distinct philosophy, we offer tailor-made services with added value to our clients.

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Expertise

Our experts offer tailor-made advice and guidance for all your business needs.

We continuously invest in our core practices, both in terms of knowledge and human capital, developing and expanding them to meet the challenges of the new economic and social trends.

Corporate & Commercial

Full range of related services, with a global perspective, including expertise in M&As and corporate taxation.

Employment

Advice on all aspects of employment law, covering the entire scope of our clients’ business activities, including immigration and work permits.

Competition & Distribution

Widely acclaimed experts on Greek and EU competition law, including horizontal and vertical agreements, abuse of dominance, mergers and joint ventures.

Intellectual Property

Leading litigators/advisors on all matters concerning the protection of all IP rights, including contentious matters, prosecution, portfolio development and maintenance.

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Covering all legal work related to electronic communications, information technology, and media.

Data Privacy

Security, privacy and protection experts, accustomed to handling intricate and high-stakes matters, ensuring compliance and innovation.

Real Estate

Legal advisory and commercial contract services on all matters of commercial and residential real estate.

Dispute Resolution

Widely known and peer-acknowledged dispute resolution services, including litigation, mediation and arbitration.

Consumer Rights & Product Liability

Wide spectrum of legal actions and advisory services related to consumer, product liability and advertising law.

Energy

Comprehensive capabilities across various sectors in the energy industry, including energy related arbitrations.

Banking & Finance / Capital Markets

Supporting the diverse needs of both banks and corporate clients in the complex world of regulation, operations and transactions.

Public & Defence Procurements

Advice on all related matters, representing and challenging complaints in tribunals and courts, with particular expertise in the field of defence.

Our Team

Our strength lies in our people and the unique contribution each of them makes.

Through ongoing legal training, academic research, knowledge management and internal mentoring, we constantly strive to be better professionals and to attract and enhance new legal talent.

THE PARTNERS
George Ballas
George Ballas
Senior & Managing Partner
Gregory Pelecanos
Gregory Pelecanos
Senior Partner
Grace Katsoulis
Grace Katsoulis
Partner

News & Events

We remain active and interested, and our expertise is widely recognized.

Our legal team consists of individuals with various interests, activities and insights, and we are regularly invited to share our views on legal matters and participate in various organizations.

George Ballas receives an honorary diploma for the completion of 50 years of successful practice of law
Thursday, 13 June 2024
George Ballas receives an honorary diploma for the completion of 50 years of successful practice of law

The Athens Bar Association recently issued an honorary diploma to George Ballas, our Senior & Managing Partner, on the anniversary of his completion of 50 years of successful practice of law.

ICC International Commercial Arbitration: Alleged violation of res judicata rules are not grounds for setting aside an award
Wednesday, 12 June 2024
ICC International Commercial Arbitration: Alleged violation of res judicata rules are not grounds for setting aside an award

Our arbitration team successfully acted for our client, the defendant, in a 2nd international arbitration, under ICC Rules.

Significant decision concerning arbitration clauses and foreign governing law clauses
Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Significant decision concerning arbitration clauses and foreign governing law clauses

A recent decision of the Athens Court of Appeals on a case concerning arbitration clauses and foreign governing law clauses upheld our arguments, representing the defendant company.

Legal Insights

We follow current developments closely and contribute to the shaping of emerging legal frameworks.

As new demands and challenges bring about continuous changes in national and EU legislation, our team remains vigilant and offers expert analyses on current developments.

Newsflash: Greece’s first autonomous car is now being tested in the city of Trikala!
Thursday, 20 June 2024
Newsflash: Greece’s first autonomous car is now being tested in the city of Trikala!

Exciting developments are underway in Greece's autonomous vehicle technology sector, as the nation’s first autonomous car has been developed and is now being tested in the city of Trikala.

Legal implications of the use of generative Artificial Intelligence applications: Our contribution to the latest issue of Lexing® Insights
Thursday, 16 November 2023
Legal implications of the use of generative Artificial Intelligence applications: Our contribution to the latest issue of Lexing® Insights

George Ballas, Senior & Managing Partner, and Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Associate, discuss the current legal framework concerning Artificial Intelligence in Greece with a contribution to Lexing’s latest issue of Lexing® Insights.

The main changes in labour law introduced by Law 5053/2023
Wednesday, 01 November 2023
The main changes in labour law introduced by Law 5053/2023

Law 5053/2023 of the Ministry of Labour, effective as of 26 September 2023, transposes Directive 2019/1152/EU “On permanent and predictable working conditions”, which originally set a deadline of 1 August 2022 for its transposition, into Greek law.

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