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Regarding our company

Charalambakis and Associates law firm was founded by Professor Aristotelis I. Charalambakis who practises active law since 1980 and operates in the legal form of law firm since 2008. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious law firms in Greece, providing high quality legal services. It is comprised of prime specialized lawyers with great experience in court practice and enduring expertise at an academic level. It is a modern and fully equipped law firm, accommodated under its own premises in the center of Athens (8 Akadimias str, Kolonaki, Athens). It offers legal services that cover a great variety of legal areas for both natural and legal persons. It possesses high technology electronic equipment as well as efficient tools of obtaining and processing legal information.

One of the utmost values the company has is the client’s interest, the meticulous and responsible preparation of each case, the thorough legal knowledge, the strategic thinking, professionalism, effectiveness, specialization and know-how as well as the constant update of scientific and case-law evolution in the country. The wide network of cooperating legal firms and offices at the Court of first instance and the Courts of Appeal throughout the country as well as the specialized personnel, gives the company the chance to undertake clients all over the country. The business language of the company is Greek, English, German and French.

Our firm has a wide network of partners throughout the country in order to successfully meet all the needs each different case includes, such as:

  • Experienced administrative staff
  • Contractors-lawyers both in Greece and abroad in every field of law
  • Computer center department
  • Accounting offices
  • Accounting firms
  • Court bailiffs
  • Techno-economic and tax advisors
  • Graphologists and assessors

 

 

 

Criminal Law

  • Extensive experience in judicial practice of preliminary investigation, interrogation, Judicial Councils and Criminal Courts at all levels throughout the country as well as before the Greek Supreme Court.
  • Cases concerning economic crimes (stock market offenses, infidelity, fraud, , etc).
  • White Collar crime
  • Criminal tax law
  • Frequent preoccupation with public money abuse cases and money laundering.
  • Extradition Procedure
  • Medical negligence cases
  • Cases of artificial lack of drugs

Civil Law

  • Contractual and tort-law matters, family, inheritance and property law both at consulting and Litigation Settlement.
  • Judicial and extrajudicial pursuing of debt recovery
  • Enforcement Procedure (movable and real estate foreclosures, foreclosures in third hands etc.).
  • Extrajudicial, injunction, an action, a payment order
  • Representation of natural and legal persons
  • Affairs through the personality type of infringement and defamation in civil and criminal matters
  • MEDIA services for lawful operation and involvement of entrepreneurs, natural and legal persons
  • Liquidation of overdue receivables from trade, securities, loan contracts, leasing contracts property and equipment (leasing) contracts and factoring (factoring)

Commercial Law

  • Counseling and litigation settlement of legal disputes of corporate law, securities, bankruptcy law, industrial and intellectual property law as well as banking and stock exchange law.

Administrative Law

  • Appeals
  • Requests for cancellation
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Taking clerical law cases

Competition Law

  • Design considerations of horizontal and vertical agreements and contractual / commercial agreements, abuse of dominant position, concerted practices, cartels, capital concentration, selective and exclusive distribution
  • Legal advice in accordance with national and European competition rules (free and unfair)
  • Representation before competent authorities and courts

Intellectual and Industrial Property

  • Domain trademarks, industrial patents, industrial designs and utility models at national, EU and international level
  • Protection of these rights, drafting and negotiation of contracts and licenses concerning any kind of intellectual property rights (transfer contracts, licensing, exploitation)
  • Handling disputes concerning intellectual property rights offenses before the competent authorities and courts in conjunction with the relevant provisions of the free and unfair competition

Contract Law

  • Conducting, legal reviewing, negotiation and monitoring of the implementation of any kind of commercial business contracts (indicative cooperation agreements, distribution, supply, brokerage, agency, franchise contracts, know-how contracts and all kinds of commercial contracts)
  • Legal support in matters of daily business operations and in the design and implementation of specialized business transactions.
  • Judicial and extrajudicial pursuing debt recovery
  • Liquidation of overdue receivables from trade, securities, loan contracts, leasing contracts property and equipment (leasing) contracts and factoring (factoring)
  • Enforcement Procedure (movable and real estate foreclosures, foreclosures in third hands etc.)
  • extrajudicial, injunction, an action, a payment order

Law Societies

  • Establishment, operation, registration, dissolution and restructuring of companies of any legal form
  • Implementation of corporate law and governance rules of the capital market law for listed companies and brokerage, intra-group transactions, regulatory compliance (compliance)
  • Acquisitions and mergers, splits, spin-off companies and industries, conducting legal corporate control (due diligence)
  • Planning and business deals and financial schemes and contracts, rearranging and redesigning these
  • Extrajudicial and litigation representation

Law of Private Data

  • Application of the relevant legal framework of protect personal data 
  • Effective protection of the individual
  • Unhindered movement of such data Personal guarantees of the law

Energy Law

  • Companies in the field of renewable energy sources
  • Electricity supply Enterprises
  • Licensing, installation, operation and supervision of the competent authorities
  • Training of distribution and supply agreements with final consumers
  • Troubleshoot any issues arising from its activation in the energy market

White Collar Crime

  • Money laundering
  • Criminal tax Law
  • Stock market offenses
  • Abusing public funds (l.1608/1950)
  • Property offenses

Medical - Pharmaceutical Law

  • Medical liability issues, both in criminal and in civil matters,
  • Preventive treatment of professional liability issues regarding doctors and other health professionals
  • Taking each court case of medical errors
  • Drug authorization licenses, Issues of parallel imports and exports, Responsibility of manufacturer / importer of defective medicine, establishment and operation licenses of pharmaceutical warehouses and distribution drug centers
  • Cases of artificial lack of drugs

Banking Law

  • Loan Documentation
  • Specialized Lending (Project Finance, Acquisition Finance)
  • Debt Restructurings (NPLs)
  • Investor Protection
  • Regulatory Issues

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Aristotelis I Charalambakis

ARISTOTELIS I. CHARALAMBAKIS

Professor, Attorney at Law
The firm’s founder and Senior Partner

Legal studies at the University of Athens. He graduated in 1978 with degree «excellent».

1978 – 1982: Master’s degree in Criminal Law at the Law School of the University of Munich. Ph.D. from the University of Munich in 1982, with grade ‘’excellent’’.
1982 – 1990: Lecturer at the Institute for Criminal Law of the University of Munich.
1991 – 1996: Associate Professor of Criminal Law at the Democritus University of Thrace
1996 – today: Full Professor of Criminal Law at the Democritus University of Thrace
From 1992 to 2012 Director of the Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law at the Democritus University of Thrace.
From 1992 until now Director of the Laboratory of Penal and Criminal Procedure Law at the Democritus University of Thrace.
From 1997 to 2003 he served as Vice Reactor for Academic Affairs and Personnel of the Democritus University of Thrace.
From October 2010 until August 2014 served as Head on Faculty of Law Dept., Democritus University of Thrace .
From June 2004 until June 2008 he served as Vice Chairman of the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY)
From February 2008 until January 2010 and from August 2014 until March 2015 he served as Chairman  of the Central Scientific Council of Prisons (K.E.S.F.)
From February 2008 until June 2009 and from December 2011 until December 2012 was a member  the Special Superior Court to hear a suit and cases of Artical 88 par. 2 of the Consitution.
From May 2008 until January 2010 President of State Foundation for Evaluation of academic titles (DOΑTAP).
From September 2013 until August 2015 member of the Board. National School of Judges.
From 2014 Professor in criminal law. National School of Judges,.
Has served as Charmail, vice – Charmain   or member of Board in major Companies , in the area of Health Sector, pharmaceutical industry and export trade.
Pursuing an active law practice in all branches of Law since 1980.

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Katerina K. Sikioti

Junior Partner

She is one of the partners of Charalambakis and Associates law firm. In 1986 she graduated from the law school of National Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is highly experienced in Tax Law, in Civil Law, Insuarence Law, in Criminal Law and in Corporate law. In the course of the year she received a degree from the Teachers Training College of Lamia. In 2002 she granted a Master Degree from the Democretus University of Thrace in Criminal Law and Criminology. In 2004 she granted her PhD from the Democretus University of Thrace Law School. She is a member of Athens Bar Association since 1988. From January 2011 to June 2014was legal counsel to the Law Department of Regional Education Office of the Ministry of Education Affairs in Athens, concerning administrative law matters  as well as disciplinary law matters. Also studied national legislation on private and public schools. From May 2010 to October 2010 was Member of the Legislative Drafting Committee of the Ministry of Justice, for the incorporation into national law of the Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law, and for drafting the explanatory memorandum of Evaluation of Consequences and Settings, as well as the text of the incorporated Framework – Decision.

PUBLICATIONS – SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

  • Monograph «Tax crimes», Substantive and Procedural Criminal Law, 2010.
  • Published a study on «The penal responsibility of societies», Poiniki Dikaiosini, 1/2010, p. 94.
  • Published a study on «The article 232Α of the Greek Penal Code» – An attempt for interpretation and approach”, Poinikos Logos, 5/2006, p. 1715.
  • Interpretation of the articles 198-201 of the Greek Penal Code, part of the collective work «Penal Code», Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2014

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Christina A. Krappa

Junior Partner

She is one of the partners of Charalambakis and Associates Law Firm. She was admitted to Athens Bar Association in 2005 and she is a lawyer before the Athens Court of Appeal. She holds a Law Degree and a Master's Degree in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure granted by the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace. She is a PhD candidate in Law and her doctoral dissertation focuses on the Criminal Liability of Company Directors and Managers. She graduated London School of Economics (LSE) programs’ specializing on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance, as well as on International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration. She is highly experienced in civil law with particular emphasis in law of obligations, corporate and commercial law, as well, both at consultation and litigation level. She has also active practice with extensive experience in White Collar Crimes, Tax Criminal Law, Professional Negligence and Criminal Liability. She has acted as external legal counsel to several industrial companies, as well as pharmaceuticals, media, and accounting companies. She is fluent in Greek, English and German.

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Emmeleia Charalambaki Altouni

Emmeleia Charalambaki - Altouni

Junior Partner

She is one of the partners of Charalambakis and Associates Law Firm. She holds a Law Degree from the University of Nicosia. The year 2018 she got a Master’ s Degree in Corporate Law from the University College London. She is a PhD candidate in Law and her doctoral dissertation focuses on the Criminal Provisions in the Law of Limited Liability Companies. She speaks English, German and Turkish.

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Thalia K. Papasimakopoulou

Associate

She completed her undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and then attended postgraduate studies at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens. She is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2006 and a lawyer of Charalambakis and Associates law firm since 2008. She has been practicing law at both consultation and litigation level, focusing on Civil Law (Family Law, Property Law, Law of Obligations), Corporate and Commercial Law, for both individuals and companies which are active in the fields of Health, Media and Renewable Energy, as well as on Criminal Law. She speaks Greek, English, French and Italian.

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Pantazis Ch. Vryniotis

Associate

He has been working for Aristotelis Charalambakis and Associates law firm since September 2013. In 2013 he graduated from the Law School of Democritus University of Thrace (LL.B.) and in 2015, at the same University, he successfully obtained degree in his post – graduate studies in Legal and Criminology science and more specifically in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (LL.M.) with "first class honors". In 2018, he received a Ph.D. diploma with "first class honors" from the Law School of Democritus University of Thrace, completing his Ph.D. thesis in Criminal Law.He specializes in Criminal Law, having dealt important cases, especially in white collar crime [fraud, forgery, extortion, embezzlement, bribe, criminal tax law, money laundering, corruption in the Public Sector, abusing public funds ] and in corporate criminal cases [bank loans with no sufficient collateral, debts to the State, non-payment of salary, non-payment insurance contributions, bounced checks, defamation SA].At the same time he has written several studies and observations in the case-law. During the academic years 2017 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2020 he was chosen to teach "criminal law procedure" at Greek Police Officers School.He is fluent in English and German. He is a member of the Athens Bar Association, of the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association and of the National Association of Criminal Law.

PUBLICATIONS  - SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

 

A. Monographs-books

  • Monograph titled "The determination of penalty during the stages of measuring and serving the sentence – special issues during the determination of the length and the way to serve the sentence -", Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2019 (Ph.D.) 
  • B. Participation in collective publications

    • Penal Code, Interpretation by article, v. Ι, Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2018, 3rd ed., Participation in collective work under the supervision of the Penal Law Professor Aristotelis Charalambakis, articles 99-104  Penal Code (suspension of the sentence), p. 805 - 842

    C. Studies

    • The decision not to submit a criminal offense against a credit institution, Criminal Justice 2019, p. 1290
    • Chronic coincidence of serving a sentence converted in terms of monetary value with a warrant of temporary imprisonment, Poinika Chronika 2019 , p.236.
    • Recruitment in the Public Sector with a fake degree, Criminal Justice 2018 , p.1114.
    • Practical approach of alternative ways to serve the sentence. A case of further alternation of the overall sentence into provision of community service. Observations with the occasion of court orders of Criminal Court of Athens 1448/2015 and of  Criminal Court of Athens 897/2013, Criminal Justice 2017, p. 738
    • Procedures of special treatment of criminals according to the penal code –Moving towards article 83 of the Penal Code-, Criminal Justice , 2016, p. 223

    D. Observations in the case-law

    • Observations with the occasion of court order of Criminal Court of Lamia 14/2017 ([former honest life as a mitigating factor (article 84 penal code), reasonable duration of the proceedings (article 7 of law 4239/2014]), Criminal Justice 2018, p. 742
    • Observations with the occasion of court order Criminal Court of Athens 29395/2017 (The crime is punished by article 25 of law 1882/1990 – debts to the State), Criminal Justice 2018, p. 194

     E. Participation in Scientific Events 

    • 8th law convention of Union Young and Trainee Lawyers of Athens (E.A.N.D.A.) Arachova 18-19/1/2019. Topic of convention "Law developments in law of transactions". Topic of my participation «money laundering from bank loans with no sufficient collateral»  

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    Athina E. Voudouri

    Senior Associate

    She is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2005 and an attorney-at-law before the Supreme Court. She graduated from the Law School of Democritus University of Thrace and holds a Master's Degree in European Law (LLM Masters in Law) from Leiden University, Netherlands. She has participated in numerous international organizations' educational programs in Europe and the United States. She has an extensive experience in complex civil law cases, international private law, business and commercial law and intellectual property law cases, both at an advisory level and litigation, as well as in domestic and international construction arbitration cases. She has been a legal counsel to industrial companies, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, domestic and foreign banks, as well as to media companies. She speaks English and German.

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    Dimitra – Despina P. Panteli

    Senior Associate

    She is a lawyer before the Athens Court of Appeal, member of the Athens Bar Association and an associate to Aristotelis Charalampakis Law Firm since 2009. She has successfully completed her studies in the United Kingdom and holds a BA Honours Law and German Studies Degree, as well as a LLM Master's Degree in the field of European Commercial Law. She is practicing law at both consultation and litigation level, in the areas of family law, divorce, child custody, alimony ,labor, inheritance law, all kinds of real estate transfers, contract law and commercial leases. Since 2018, she is providing legal services to the Legal Department of Henry Dunant Hospital Center. She speaks English and German.

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    Ioannis K. Athiniotis

    Junior Associate

    He is a Lawyer at the Athens Bar Association. He graduated from the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace and then holds a master's degree in International & Commercial Arbitration from the same University. It deals mainly with cases of Civil and Commercial Law as well as Health Law. He speaks Greek and English.

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    Ioannis A. Charalambakis

    Trainee lawyer

    He is a graduate of the Law Department of the European University of Cyprus (EUC). Graduate of the Hellenic-American Educational Institution (Athens College). He has completed the supplementary training program Judicial Psychiatric Forensic Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, while attending the program Criminology: Approach to Criminal Profiling of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has attended a program of study at Columbia University, NY City, specializing in theater and set design. He has been a volunteer at the Olympic Games, Special Olympics, in 2011 in Athens. And he has performed the duties of coach of the national team at the Winter Olympics, Special Olympics, in 2013 in South Korea. He speaks English, German and Spanish.

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    Marina G. Nikolakopoulou

    Trainee lawyer

    Trainee lawyer at the Athens Bar Association since June 2020. Graduate of the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Currently attending the Postgraduate Program of the Department of Private International Law and International Buisness Transactions at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She speaks English, French, German and Spanish.

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    Dimitrios M. Voulgarakis

    Trainee Lawyer

    He is a practicing lawyer at the Athens Bar Association. He graduated from the Law School of the European University of Cyprus. He has completed the supplementary training program Forensic Psychiatric Forensic Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, while since January 2021 he has been attending the Postgraduate Program in Criminology and Criminal Psychology, of the University of Essex. He also attends the Criminology program: Approach to Criminal Profiling of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He speaks English and German.

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    Sarantis Th. Papachristofilou

    Trainee Lawyer

    He is a trainee lawyer at the Athens Bar Association. He graduated from the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in September 2019. He has worked in the Legal Service of the Ministry of Justice, where he has managed a variety of legal issues. He speaks English and German.

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    Dimitra Doudoumi

    Personal Assistant

    She is in charge of secretarial support and communication at law firm Aristotelis Charalabakis and Associates. She is a graduate of the Department of Political Sciences and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2017 he completed the Master's Studies Programme in the Human Resources Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She speaks English and French.

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    Scientific Work Aristotelis I. Charalambakis

     

    ACADEMIC ACTIVITY

    The criminal law professor Aristotelis Charalambakis has developed intense academic activity. His projects include eight bulky monographs, six textbooks, two annotated codes and dozens of articles, comments and other scientific communications. He has been a member of various international scientific organizations such as the International Association of Penal Law, the Hellenic Criminal Union, the Association of European Law and the legal German-Union. He has participated in many law-making and revising committees of the Ministries of Justice, Public Order, Defense and Foreign Affairs.

    From 1999 to date he regularly participates in Training Programs Magistrates which are being held in cooperation of the Ministry of Justice, the National Judicial School and the Law School of DUTH.

    He is an active lawyer in all fields of Law since 1980.

     

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