Pelecanos Gregory

Senior Partner

Practice Groups
Competition, Agency & Distribution Group (Practice Group Supervisor), Special Sectors Group (Practice Group Head)

Tel: +30 210 36 25 943
E-mail: [email protected]

Born in 1960 in London, Gregory is Senior Partner at Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC and supervises the firm’s Competition, Agency & Distribution and Special Sectors Group.

Gregory studied law at the Athens University Law School and holds an LL.M. from University College London, in Intellectual Property, Competition Law, Company Law and International Economic Law. He has also attended the Long Term seminars on Greek Tax Law Course at the Hellenic Center of Productivity and King's College London's "Economics of Competition Law" distance learning course.

His career includes holding the posts of Chairman of the Computer Law Committee of the Greek Computer Society; Committee Member on the drafting the Rules and Regulations of the Athens Derivatives Exchange; Adjunct Faculty at the American College of Greece (Business Law and EU Law); as well as Member of the Board of Directors of EKO Chemicals and Refinery SA, ERGOSE S.A. (railroad infrastructure) and DEP-EKY S.A. (oil exploration and drilling). Gregory has worked as in-house counsel for Mobil Oil Hellas S.A. and has served as General Legal Counsel of Toyota Hellas S.A.

Gregory is a member of the Athens Bar Association and is an advocate before the Supreme Court. Legal journals have published dozens of court judgments on cases he has argued.  In addition to advising clients, he regularly litigates before courts and has extensive international and Greek arbitration experience. He has authored articles, edited books and written the country chapters for a variety of publications on many IP, computer law, agency and distribution, Greek and European Union competition law, bankruptcy law and investment law matters and also regurarly lectures on competition and IP issues in Greece and abroad.

Languages: Greek, English


Contribution (Country Chapter) to "Getting the Deal Through - Commercial Contracts 2016", Law Business Research Ltd, 2016 (co-authored with E. Vayionites, P. Katsoulis).


Contribution (Country Chapter) to "Global Antitrust Compliance Handbook", Oxford Press, 2014 (co-authored with N. Gerakinis, A. Themelis)


Contribution to “Manager m.” magazine, Competition Compliance Dawn Raids, EEDE, 2014 (co-authored with N. Gerakinis, A. Themelis)


Online Dispute Resolution in E-Commerce, The Legal Times 2014


Global Antitrust and Competition Law Compliance Handbook: Chapter on Greece, Oxford University Press, forthcoming (co-authored with N. Gerakinis & A. Themelis)


Contribution (Country Chapter) to "Global Merger Control Manual" (Cameron-May), 2005-2010 (co-authored with N. Gerakinis and E. Garbis)


Contribution (Country Chapter) to “International Agency and Distribution Handbook”, Baker & McKenzie, 2010 (co-authored with N. Gregoriades)


Europe’s Reform of the Regulatory Framework of Motor Vehicle Distribution”, The CPI Antitrust Journal, 2010


International Law Office, Competition Newsletter, 2008-2009


The Exemption Regulations on Motor Vehicle Distribution and Technical Assistance and their Application in Greece”, Reforming European and Greek Competition Law, 2008


Some Aspects of Transborder Bankruptcy”, Turnarounds & Workouts Europe, 1992


Commercial Agents and Distributors-Resellers should not be treated identically”, Naftemporiki, 1992


Legal Protection of Computer Software”, Technical Issues, 1988


New Technology Development Is Impossible Without Legal Protection”, Financial Courier (Economicos Tachydromos), 1988


Sale of Defective Software in Court Proceedings”, Monthly Review of Greek Society of Computer and Information Technology Scientists, 1987


The Famous Mark: Function, Protection, Policy”, Review of Commercial Law (EEμπΔ), 1985


The Binding Effect of Codes of Conduct for International Companies”, Law and Policy, 1983

Speaking Engagements

Presentation “Resolving Patent Disputes in the Pharmaceuticals Market and Implications from the Viewpoint of Competition Law”, 1st Pharmaceutical Law Conference, Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE), 2016


Institute for Studies in Competition Law & Policy, (IMEDIPA), 5th International Conference, (Athens, 2011)


Institute for Studies in Competition Law & Policy, (IMEDIPA), Vertical Restraints, (Athens, 2010)


University College London, Vertical Restraints in EU Competition Law, (London, 2009)


Institute for Studies in Competition Law & Policy, (IMEDIPA), Reform of Competition Law, (Athens, 2007)