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A Great Harvest In Difficult Times

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

‘The level of responsiveness is unique. They understand the case or request with the first email. Replies are specific and to the point. Deep knowledge of the market, competition and their practices.’ (Referee testimonial LEGAL 500 EMEA).


It’s not been easy in Greece for the past 10 years or so and Covid-19 didn’t make it easier. So we are proud, indeed very proud, to announce that our law firm has reaped fantastic distinctions from legal journals and clients for its stellar performance though 2019-2020.

Our IP practice is consistently top ranked by all specialist law firm performance monitors. Our EU and Competition law, Dispute Resolution (Litigation and Arbitration), Commercial Corporate and M&A, and TMT practices are endorsed regularly for their high quality.

 Most recently in 2020, IAM Patent 1000 ranked Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates patent practice in the G0LD BAND.  The World Trademark Review 2020 also named Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates as a GOLD TIER firm.

The LEGAL 500 EMEA 2020 ranks our firm amongst the best in Greece in EU and Competition law (Tier 2), Dispute Resolution (Tier 2), IP (Tier 2), Commercial Corporate and M&A (Tier 3), and TMT (Tier3).

Finally the Who’s Who Global Legal Data Review 2020, which lists specialists who have met independent international research criteria, Managing & Senior Partner George Ballas is named as a specialist for Security, Privacy & Protection in Greece and both George Ballas and Senior Partner Gregory Pelecanos as specialists for Information Technology.


The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 includes the following testimonials:

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates is one of the leading law firms in Greece. They are extremely competent... They have a wide spectrum of skills and a true international impact as they are member of several international networks.”

“Exceptional expertise in distribution and competition law.”

Mr. Pelecanos delivers high value work, his advice is to the point, and he always responds within minutes.’‘

“We have a special link with Gregory Pelecanos, since we worked with him a few years ago in the automotive industry. He is also the Greek associate in the pan-European automotive network we belong to. He is especially competent in distribution law, competition law and more specifically in the automotive industry.”

“They have great knowledge of the automotive industry.”

Gregory Pelecanos no doubt is one of the best lawyers with detailed knowledge of competition law and the automotive industry.”

IAM Patent 1000 notes in respect to our patent team: “The team puts in a strong showing in court and knows the world of generics inside out – you always hear amazing things about them”…..Testament to this is the fine work done by George Ballas for Pharmathen in its battle with Novartis, as well as his shrewd advisory work for Sandoz. A leading authority on pharmaceuticals”.

Senior Associate George Moukas, is noted for his“... knack for distilling down the most complex legal matters and making them understandable and relatable for judges.”

WTR 2020 comments: “Leading by example, hard hitting litigator George Ballas, receives plaudits for the “special personal attention’ he gives to his cases. His legal experience is invaluable and his level of perceptiveness ensures the delivery of careful, trustworthy and top-level service”.

A client commented: “World class outfit, Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates is the go-to firm for the best IP safeguards and strategies. The team is dedicated, resourceful and has up-to-the-minute knowledge of the field in which they operate. You feel comfortable knowing they are on your side, navigating you through the complex world of trademarks with their timely thorough and well-substantiated advice”.

Our moto is “...in the business of delivering results”. We still have a long way to go to achieve our goals and always aim to improve. We are much more than the mere sum of our practices. Find out more. Visit us on www.ballas-pelecanos.com/news and follow us on facebook and linkedin