Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. has a long and successful relationship with certain specific areas of the industry and the legal practice, some of which are mentioned below.
The relationship of Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. with the global and Greek automotive industry is one of our oldest and most enduring relationships. We are generally considered the automotive sector experts and regularly publish and speak on issues of interest to this sector in Greece and abroad.
We provide a wide range of advisory and litigation services to both the Association of Motor Vehicle Importers and Representatives (a member of ACEA) and individual manufacturers, importers and distributors. Our services include advising on the EU Regulatory framework for distribution of motor vehicles and their spare parts and on technical support, related agreements and practices, disputes with dealers, compensation claims, intellectual property and general anti-trust matters, consumer law, customs law and advertising.
The Pharmaceutical industry is one of the most dynamic and developing industry sectors globally and in Greece, where it includes a well-developed sector of domestic firms and a strong presence of multinational companies.
The pharmaceutical industry is a focal point of IP, antitrust and regulatory developments.
Global and Greek pharmaceutical clients count on Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. for assistance with a broad cross-section of legal matters including patent litigation and generics, anti-trust and parallel trade, mergers and acquisitions, compliance and regulatory disputes, product licensing and clinical trials.
Our team has advised energy clients in Oil & Natural Gas, Petrochemicals, Electric Power Generation and Renewable & Alternative Energy. We have advised the State Hydrocarbons Exploration & Exploitation Company on international tenders for seismic agreements, oil & gas production sharing agreements and licences, joint ventures and shareholder agreements. We have extensive experience in advising refineries and petrochemical plants in all aspects of their operations and have advised the Public Petroleum Corporation in arbitration proceedings relating to futures contracts disputes. We have extensive experience in downstream commercial operations on behalf of oil companies. We have advised major gas company on a tender procedure for natural gas distribution. We advise on the construction of wind parks and the development of photovoltaic installations.
The Public Procurements and Defence team of Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. has a very strong record of advising public-sector entities conducting calls for tenders and private-sector companies bidding on public-sector projects and public-private partnerships.
We have particular expertise in the field of Defence, advising clients on multimillion euro transactions with regard to security systems, naval communications, jet-fighters, military helicopters, personnel/equipment carriers, etc and negotiating on clients’ behalf offset programs, international tenders and contracts.
Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. assist clients in pursuing opportunities arising from the after effects of the financial markets crisis which impact on state budgets. The public sector has to become more lean and cannot ignore alternative means of procurement which are potentially more economical and efficient compared to conventions methods of procurement. Our specialist team is uniquely posistioned to help clients interested in the Greek Government's 50 billion Euro privatisation plan, PPP projects and infrastructure concessions (BOT, BOOT etc).
We are particularly honoured by the trust our clients show us, assigning us with training, advisory and prosecution duties on matters of compliance and government regulation.
We assist our clients in matters ranging from corrupt practices, financial and technology fraud investigations, good corporate governance and trade secret protection to anti-trust training and due diligence. Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. can help clients understand and conform to government regulations in whatever sector they operate and - with the aid of carefully crafted compliance programs - can help them protect their reputation and business.
Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. is widely regarded as one of the most efficient and experienced firms in civil, penal and administrative litigation, as well as in Greek and international arbitration and mediation.
Our litigators are qualified to present cases before all courts of the country and have been successfully handling hundreds of high profile disputes. They also have extensive arbitration experience, including ICC arbitrations.