George Gravias
Partner
George Gravias ‘has a deep knowledge of the industry’.
‘very meticulous in his approach’
‘a very efficient and sharp litigator’
George Gravias is ‘a tremendous litigator’ with ‘a deep understanding of the Greek legal landscape’. 
George Gravias is ‘outstanding’…‘very strong in both litigation and ADR’. 
George Gravias, who is ‘an outstanding litigator’….’much experience in large-scale projects’.
George Gravias is ‘an outstanding litigator’….‘tremendous experience in complex legal matters’.
SPECIALISED IN

George has over 25 years of experience in safeguarding his clients’ interests in the disputes which arise in the course of their business activities. His broad perspective includes the application of judicial and alternative resolution methods to get results for his clients in construction, labor, consortium, infrastructure, intellectual and industrial property and insolvency related disputes. In the area of real estate, George’s practice spans advising on acquisition, construction, development and operation issues on behalf of market participants from the infrastructure, hospitality, tourism, construction, real estate finance and development industries.

George is an Accredited CiArb Mediator as well as Trainer with CEDR and has taught Mediation Training Programs and Seminars. He also works pro bono with the Hellenic Mediators’ Centre as a trainer in Seminars on Mediation.

Experience

2007 Partner, Papapolitis & Papapolitis

2001 – 2007 Partner, C. Alexiou and Partners

1991 – 2001 Associate, C. Alexiou and Partners

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

Supreme Court of Greece

Court of Appeals

Athens Bar

Accredited Mediator, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK

Mediators Trainer, CEDR, London, UK

Legal Education

PhD Candidate in Mediation Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

LLM in Corporate, Labour and Civil Procedure Law (Merit), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

LLB (Merit), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member of the Mediators Panel of the Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Director and Partner of the Hellenic Mediation and Arbitration Centre

Founding Member and Ex-Vice President of the Hellenic Mediators’ Association

PUBLICATIONS

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mediation in Greece, published in CEE Legal Matters Magazine, 2014

The Mediation Clause, DAE and EPE Review, 2012

Mediation and Banks, DAE & EPE Review, 2010

SPEECHES / PRESENTATIONS

Bad Business Loans at the Association of Limited Companies and Partnerships, 2015

The Mediation Clause at the Athens Law Society Conference on Arbitration and Mediation: Alternative Methods of Resolving Disputes, 2014

Mediation and Businesses at the European Programme Mediation Europe-Eirene Project, 2014

Ethics in Mediation at the Mediation and Judicial Mediation Conference of the Association of Greek Law Firms under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice, 2014

Practical Issues Arsing from Public Procurement of Goods and Services at the Association of Limited Companies and Partnerships, 2013 and 2014

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
  • December 2018
    TELECOMMUNICATION DISPUTE
  • January 2019
    AROMKA SA DISPUTE AGAINST MAJOR COSMETICS ORGANIZATIONS
  • January 2016
    Intracom / Teledome Dispute
  • January 2016
    Lamda Development Construction Dispute
  • January 2016
    Philips Greece on Ongoing Corporate Governance Matters
  • April 2014
    Intracom Holdings in its €47 Million Sale of Intracom Telecom
  • March 2014
    BlackRock Solutions in its Diagnostic Assessment of the Greek Banking System
  • January 2014
    Intralot Group in €150 Million Dispute with Glory Technology Limited
  • January 2014
    Louis Dreyfus in Dispute with the Agricultural Bank of Greece
  • November 2013
    The Dogus Group in the Acquisition of the Astir Palace Hotel
  • January 2013
    Philips Hellas in €15 Million Debt Retrieval
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