Maillis S.A.

Sarantitis Law Firm, is advising the Greek Multinational Industrial Group M.J. Maillis S.A. on all aspects of its legal affairs and in connection with more than ten foreign jurisdictions.

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New Proton Bank

Sarantitis Law Firm represented New Proton Bank in a €400m claim against 28 major shareholders of the former Proton Bank, now under liquidation. Team headed by Theodora Monochartzis.

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Casino Loutraki

Sarantitis advised owners in respect of a new equity investment following the financial restructuring of the Casino. Team headed by Dorotheos Samoladas

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Casino Rodos

Sarantitis advised QLI Group in respect of a restructuring agreement of Company's debt, with its lending banks. Team headed by Dorotheos Samoladas

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ISO 9001 certified

Since 2017, Sarantitis Law Firm is ISO 9001 certified.

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Sarantitis Law Firm participated in project initiated by DG ENER/Directorate General for Energy of EU

Sarantitis participated, through its Energy Practice, in a high profile and material in scale project that has been initiated by DG ENER/Directorate General for Energy of EU. The question DG Ener set to be answered by all European jurisdictions was “Do current regulatory frameworks in the EU support deployment of innovation and security of supply in electricity and gas infrastructure?”.

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EU Law and practice

The law emanating from the European Union ("EU") has gained an increasingly important place in today's business activity within the EU and internationally. It is now common ground that Brussels regulates the common market, has direct powers in competition law and other matters and sanctions decisively infringements of EC law by Member States. It also contributes financially to building infrastructure, assisting businesses and research and in promoting a multitude of other activities, including aid to developing countries and to the accession Member States.

Member States are obliged to both respect EU law in its entirety as well as to ensure that it is applied fully by their authorities and courts. This is not always an easy process and frequently results in disputes or in a poor application of EU law at national level, generating an exposure to sanctions by Brussels. It is, therefore, critical that both businesses and regulators are alert in safeguarding full compliance with EU law provisions, notably in the areas of free movement of goods, persons, services and capital, competition, public procurement, social rights and harmonised technical standards. Clients knowing their rights and obligations under EU law, certainly gain an advantage over competition and render their business practice protected from infringement allegations bearing heavy consequences.

For example, participating in a price-fixing cartel may result in fines of up to 10% of a corporation's turnover and other significant commercial restrictions. In the area of public procurement, tender procedures may be annulled; and illegal State aid granted may be recovered from the beneficiary with interest. To make things worse, national authorities have no discretion over applying or not EU law, as the latter is a superseding legal order by reference to national law.

In particular, the unprecedented enlargement of the EU in 2004 to 25 Member States, has created the need for restructuring several areas of EU law, notably in the field of competition and in the way the EC institutions function.

Knowing your rights and obligations under EU law will also result in more successful national remedies before courts and other contentious bodies. It may also help you in lobbying effectively the European institutions and the Greek Government in the context of their legislative activity.

Our EU law specialist team of lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the mechanics of EU law and the remedies available. Some of our lawyers have spent many years practicing EU law in Brussels, both within the European institutions and with major law firms. Our experience includes the following:

  • Regulatory advice;
  • representation of major corporate entities, sovereign Governments and professional associations in contentious procedures before the European Commission and the European courts in Luxembourg;
  • lobbying the European institutions on behalf of businesses and associations; and
  • assisting private parties in obtaining EU funds.