Commercial & Corporate

AGA has outstanding experience in all aspects of corporate law, from legal due diligence, corporate governance issues, company formation, choice of corporate vehicle, conception and implementation of commercial deals and licensing to carefully drafting of all relevant agreement documents, such as supply and/or services agreements, SPA’s, non disclosure agreements and various memoranda. In parallel to handling the every day corporate issues of the firm’s clients, our team of lawyers is commonly involved in corporate projects, such as mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising on competition law and handling ‘dawn raids,’ as well as compliance with stock exchange and securities regulations.

‘They are well established and have a long term knowledge of the market, of Greek companies and they are very well updated on changes in the laws, we all like the mentality of their office and business,’ says a financial institution client.

IFLR 1000, 2011

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

Term of no competition clause may not extend more than two years

AGA successfully represented a former CEO of an ASE listed company in proceedings brought against him by the company for alleged illegal competition not during his term of office but some time following its termination. The claim was rejected by the Court of First Instance which upheld that the company may not restrict its former CEO from working in the same market for more than two years following the end of his tenure. on).

Due dilligence for the acquisition of Esselte by Acco

AGA actively participated in due diligence procedures conducted in international level, for the acquisition by ACCO Brands Corporation, one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products (NYSE: ACCO) of Esselte Group Holdings AB; transaction of a total value, according to Fortune Magazine, exceeding $300 mn.

Providing expert reports in international arbitration proceedings in the energy sector

AGA provided expert reports to a big global player in the energy market in arbitration proceedings brought before the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in relation to a claim of over €150 mn for damages generated from the alleged breach of a shareholders’ agreement relating to a joint-company based in Greece and operating in the energy market.

Representation of electronic goods retailer in litigation with franchisee

AGA represents a multinational chain of retail electronic goods vendors in a commercial litigation raised by a former franchisee seeking over €13 mn in damages for alleged unfair competition and infringement of antitrust laws.

Legal advice to MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL INC

AGA advises on a continuous basis to MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL INC. on corporate governance issues (drafting, reviewing and commenting upon corporate documents, observation of corporate formalities etc.).

Legal counsel to a worldwide management consulting firm

AGA advises on a continuous basis McKINSEY & CO, a worldwide management consulting firm, headquartered in New York City, and its 100% subsidiary in Greece, McKINSEY HELLAS, in issues relating to contracts with clients for rendering consulting services.

INTERNATIONAL RANKING

The European Legal 500 EMEA
The European Legal 500 USA Edition