Areas of Practice

Corporate & Commercial

In an increasingly regulated commercial world, we take a holistic approach, linking our corporate and commercial practice with our disputes and specialist lawyers ensuring that our clients are equipped for the requirements of the industries and markets they operate in acting as principal legal adviser of several corporate clients engaged in various sectors, such as food and beverage, chemicals, waste recycling, real estate, consumer products and retail business, supporting them on a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial issues.

We frequently assist with the formation of corporate structures and address all types of corporate governance and compliance issues, including providing legal support with all corporate events and reviewing our corporate clients’ internal policies and regulations to ensure respect of corporate social responsibility and compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards and national or international norms.

We are regularly advising on commercial transactions and agreements, including joint venture agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, distribution and agency agreements, loan and bond agreements, as well as contracts for services, supply contracts, IT contracts, construction contracts, management contracts and general terms of contract. We also provide guidance on the application of consumer protection law and cover matters pertaining to product liability and unfair commercial practices.

Stavropoulos & Partners is best known for its tax work, but the firm also provides an ‘excellent service’ on corporate issues and has ‘strength in depth’.

LEGAL 500 2014

Work Highlights

Drafting of a software development agreement

We have been involved in the drafting of a highly technical IT agreement in relation to the development, installation and operation of a special  software to be used by an industry’s exclusive distributors

Adjustment to the new legal framework of the packaging collective management system’s contractual framework

We have been providing legal assistance in redrafting and making all necessary adjustments to the entire contractual framework of the collective management system on packaging waste operated by a collective management system, in view of significant changes in the relevant European and local legal framework

Support in post-merger restructuring transactions

We are advising DuPont on the follow-up restructuring transactions in Greece in the context of the DuPont-Dow merger and recently completed transfer of part of its crop protection business in Greece

Legal counsel to corporate restructuring

We are advising a major multinational on a restructuring project involving business transformation as well as domestic and cross-border mergers

Major reorganization in the food and beverage sector

In a recent assignment, we handled one of the biggest spin-off restructuring projects and a highly technical cross-border merger in the food and beverage industry

Advice on corporate events

We advise on a regular basis our clients and prepare all relevant documentation in relation to various corporate events such as share capital restructuring, issue of bond loans and internal regulations

Advice on business ethics and codes of conduct

Our firm provides regular advice and actively participates in the drafting of our clients’ suppliers/customers codes of conduct relating to business ethics, anti-bribery, fair competition, human rights, environmental policies and others

Support in the formation of corporate structures

Over the years, the firm has acted in numerous occasions for the formation of corporate structures and handled the whole range of legal issues pertaining thereto

Advice on consumer protection and unfair practices

We assist our clients engaged in the fast moving consumer goods trade with the preparation and review of all kinds of commercial and promotional material to ensure alignment with the consumer protection legal framework and compliance with fair competition

Advice on commercial transactions

The practice covers a broad range of commercial transactions including agency, distribution, licensing, outsourcing and franchising agreements

Advice on IT contracts

We have acted on numerous occasions for national and multinational companies in the IT sector, drafting and negotiating IT contracts including standard terms of H/W and S/W purchase and maintenance agreements, IT outsourcing agreements, implementation and maintenance of the SAP system