Our Law Firm aims to make our clients feel, that each one our partners or associates, is their own in-house counsel.
Our Law Firm aims to make our clients feel, that each one our partners or associates, is their own in-house counsel. We have been successful in our goal through deep understanding of all aspects of the business world, innovative, tailor-made solutions for each of our clients and thorough knowledge of the industry sectors we serve. Since our establishment, our mission has been to offer our clients trustworthy and comprehensive legal advice in all fields of business Law. We have organized specialized, dedicated teams in the areas of Healthcare, Corporate Law, Tax Law and Competition Law, offering a boutique operation. We also have a strong litigation and arbitration team, with a long-standing experience before all Greek courts (including the Supreme Courts), as well as with an extensive involvement in local and international arbitrations.
Our law firm has also been successful in creating innovative solutions for its customers. We suggested and implemented the standard contracting support service. Legal support relates to drafting and negotiating several types of standard agreements to support operations of pharmaceuticals mainly in Europe and in Greece, which is offered in 6 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. We offer this service to 7 multinational pharmaceuticals and support their operations in the EU, USA, Russia and Canada.
We consider ourselves experts in drafting and negotiating licensing, distribution and commercial agency agreements, having concluded some of the highest value deals in the Greek market. We also possess unique experience in healthcare law and we take pride in our ability to counsel and give specific solutions in the area of regulatory compliance based on a combination of subject matter experience with considerable knowledge of the sector. Finally, we successfully handle both civil and administrative litigation, having an impressive track record of success. We have a high rate of success in civil cases (including commercial claims) for some of the most important and influential companies in Greece an absolute rate of success for tax cases, dismissing excessive tax fines and disqualification of books and records.
Our Law Firm aims to make our clients feel, that each one our partners or associates, is their own in-house counsel.
Ioannis is the managing partner of the law firm and has extensive local and international experience in the pharmaceutical sector. He served as head counsel of one of the top Greek pharmaceutical companies, handling the highest value licensing and distribution agreements in the Greek market. In 2010, he established ALG Manousakis Law Firm, which quickly became a recognized partner for pharmaceuticals and companies in the food and beverage sector in Greece, biotechnology companies seeking local advice and support in their day-to-day operations in Europe. The contracting support function for day-to-day operations in Europe, is currently comprised of 2 partners and 8 associates of the law firm. He is the author of the book "Pharmaceutical Law" and of various publications in law journals on compliance and regulatory issues for the healthcare industry, including competition law and data privacy issues.
Alexandros advises major pharmaceutical and food and beverage companies both strategically as well as in their day-to-day operations, including routine healthcare contracts, compliance programs, regulatory and parallel trade issues, clinical trial procedures and agreements, labelling and packaging and market regulation of food and beverages. He combines industry specific regulatory expertise with an extensive in-house experience gained with leading Greek and multinational companies in these fields.
He was an in-house counsel of one of the Top-5 multinational pharmaceuticals in Greece until 2014, when he joined ALG Manousakis Law Firm
Pagona Motsiola highly experienced Greek lawyer, with native - speaking knowledge of both German and Greek. For almost 15 years she practices Civil, Insurance, Business, Family and Real Estate Law, being as recognised a prominent legal consultant of German companies and individuals doing business in Greece. From her own practise since 2005, she developed a dynamic corporate oriented law office, which was closely connected with ALG Manousakis Law Firm until 2016, when they joined forces.
Arianna holds an LLB from the University of Aberdeen, and a Diploma in German Law from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat-Freiburg. She also has an LL.M from the University of London (UCL) with a specialization in Communications and Computer Law and a MSc. in Business Studies for Lawyers from the ALBA Graduate Business School, with a focus on advertising, intellectual property, investment banking and financial services. She is a fully qualified and skilled advocate, a competent negotiator and a data protection and privacy specialist with a proven record of more than ten (10) years diversified on-the-job experience in the areas of ICT and New Technologies. She is a member and a dual certified Privacy Professional by the iapp (CIPP/E + CIPM) and an author and contributor to publications regarding various aspects of data privacy and compliance. Arianna speaks fluently Greek and English and understands French and German.
Konstantinaspecialises in the field of commercial and contract law, both by consulting entrepreneurs and undertakings in their daily ongoing business transactions and representing clients in disputes before competent courts. Her main practice focuses on contract, corporate and public procurement matters, including the negotiation, execution and enforcement of all types of commercial agreements. Her profound academic background, enriched with master studies in business, allows Konstantina to meet clients' needs and provide efficient, strategically-oriented, tailor-made services covering a great spectrum of business transactions. Before entering the Firm, Konstantina has served as Consultant to the Prefecture of Peloponnese and the Preferred Bidder on the acquisition of the "Astir Palace Vouliagmeni SA", providing legal advice on the implementation of investment projects.
Alejandro is a Greek qualified attorney. After his undergraduate studies he undertook an LLM in Energy Law at the University of Aberdeen. Upon completing his LLM he worked for two years at Ashurst, a silver circle law firm, as a legal analyst where he worked on different projects such as trademark administration, document reviews and banking. Alejandro has a strong international background as he has lived in several countries, and speaks fluent French, English and Spanish.
Konstantinos is a Greek Qualified Attorney and Member of Patras (Greece) Bar Association. Following the completion of an LLM degree in Employment Law from the National &Kapodistrian University of Athens, Konstantinos went on to complete a second LLM degree in International Maritime Law from Swansea University, UK. After his post graduate studies Konstantinos worked for multinational companies and law firms based in London, such as Ernst & Young and Simmons & Simmons, participating in international projects involving Corporate, Competition and Pharmaceutical Law and providing sound legal services including reviewing and drafting amongst others.
Angeliki has a well-rounded educational and practical background on law and business. Her practice focalizes mostly on the fields of commercial, corporate & banking law. She is a Greek qualified Attorney, Member of the Athens Bar Association and holder of an LLM degree in Private Law from University of Athens Law School. Her exposure to diverse professional environments, was a challenge to enrich her education and attend courses related to Internal Audit and Risk Management. Prior to joining our firm, Angeliki obtained a demonstrated working history in the financial services industry while she provided her services for 2 years as legal consultant and compliance officer at an Investment Firm with international extent, supervised by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission.
Michaela is a lawyer based in Thessaloniki and a great admirer of innovative ideas. She holds a Master's Degree (LLM) in Corporate and Business law from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her main area of expertise includes Corporate and Commercial Law, Privacy in the digital age, IP and Technology law. She has worked closely with private companies, providing efficient consulting services on a daily basis. She is certified as a Data Protection Officer and has been engaged in data protection training programs relating to tech companies. Michaela also speaks Greek, English and Italian.
Anna is a Greek qualified lawyer and a member of Piraeus (Greece) Bar Association. She is a graduate of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Shipping Finance from the University of Piraeus. After her post graduate studies Anna worked for law firms and multinational companies based in London, participating in Arbitration proceedings and providing legal services in the fields of Corporate, Insurance and Shipping Law. Anna speaks fluently Greek and English and understands German and French.
Eleni has worked as secretarial support in the publishing and business consulting sectors including performance of accounting duties. Before she joined ALG Manousakis Law Firm in 2013 she was coordinator of the Sales Department of Citroen Hellas, serving a network of 50 official distributors throughout Greece.
Maria has worked as secretarial support in the publishing and accounting sectors. A highly organized and detail-oriented executive assistant with over 10 years of experience; providing thorough and skillful administrative support to senior management.
We consider ourselves experts in drafting and negotiating licensing, distribution and commercial agency agreements, having concluded some of the highest value deals in the Greek market.
We act for companies in the health care sector, providing focused pharmaceutical industry advice to address a growing number of legal complexities and tougher regulation.
What we take pride in the practice of health care law, is our ability to counsel and give specific solutions in the area of regulatory compliance based on a combination of subject matter experience with considerable knowledge of the sector. We provide advice on the most important issues of the sector such as pricing, discount and rebate disputes, parallel trade, patent protection and product liability as well as, internal policies, codes of conduct and promotional practices.
With a client base made up mostly of international companies, our team has drafted and negotiated all types of agreements, such as licensing, distribution, clinical trial, R&D and manufacturing and has participated actively in all stages of mergers and acquisitions of pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies.
Finally, we provide legal support specializing in drafting and negotiating several types of standard agreements to support operations of pharmaceuticals in Europe or in Greece, through a network of seasoned industry lawyers offering support in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
Legal support relates to drafting and negotiating several types of standard agreements to support operations of pharmaceuticals in Europe or in Greece. Support may be offered in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian and Russian language.
No major changes are made to the agreements unless the legal department of the company approves. The number of times needed to contact the company’s legal department is low due to the past experience of the law firm regarding the assigned legal work. Assistance in the development of standard templates may also provided, since there is extensive relevant experience.
We also perform contracting compiance checks for pharmaceuticals based on hand books, which contain applicable rules arising from national legislation, codes of pharmaceuticals associations and company SOPS.
Final review of negotiated substantive (distribution-licensing) agreements is offered (internal cross reference, consistency of drafting language etc).
We are providing a full range of data protection services, focused on optimal solutions for GDPR compliance tailored to serve the needs of each company and its industry (such as the life sciences field), keeping the “user experience” always in its implementation mindset. We are supported by a European team of professionals with extensive experience in the data privacy field both from a legal/consulting as well as an IT perspective.
Data Protection & Privacy Documentation
Data Protection Officer (DPO) Dedicated Services
Our law firm is a widely recognized expert in this field, counseling clients throughout their company life-cycle. Both partners and associates of the law firm have served as in-house counsels in the healthcare, food industry and banking sector. This enables us to create a trust-based partner-relationship with our clients, since we are able to understand and offer insight to the commercial objectives. In this regard, we are able to offer advice in all aspects of the daily operation (including corporate minutes, corporate governance compliance, stock options schemes etc). We routinely handle strong shareholding disputes, through strategic and business-oriented approach, especially in deadlock situations.
We possess a well-experienced litigation team, which successfully handles complex civil, and commercial law disputes. Our focus on the business needs of the client ensures proper targeting, which combines legal and commercial assessment.
On top of that, we have a long-standing experience in public law litigation (including tax cases), with a strong presence before the Supreme Administrative Court (Conseil d' Etat).
We are also specialized in local and international (mainly ICC and LCIA) arbitration proceedings. Our integrity, analytical skills and creative settlement approaches are clearly reflected in our involvement in major arbitration cases, either as arbitrators or as defendants of the litigant parties.
With long standing experience both in judicial and extra-judicial proceedings for commercial claims our law firm constantly and continuously achieves one of the highest percentages of success in all sectors. Our customers include telecom companies, banks, food, beverage and wood industries and distributors of commercial appliances. Knowledge of the subject matter ensures the use of all legal means, aiming at the claim. Differentiation and exploitation of all available solutions has been proven to increase the percentage of success.
Our Law Firm has been actively involved in the execution of large-scale real estate projects in Greece, an involvement including, among others, land acquisition, project finance, construction planning and execution, as well as, site management and site exploitation.
Real estate projects in Greece require in depth knowledge of real estate, city planning, environmental and construction legislation. Any legal issues need to be addressed at the early stages of any venture and with close and continuous cooperation with experts in the relevant sectors (tax advisors, civil engineers).
We have also served and provided solutions for individuals who wished to acquire land and/or buildings in continental Greece or the Greek islands, where specific city planning regulations exist.
Our law firm is a leading expert in this field, maintaining a dedicated and well-experienced tax team. Clients benefit not only from our technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of the ever changing legal framework, but also from our very good insight over the tax authorities’ way of thinking.
We fully understand that the provision of proper tax advice is a main key to success and therefore we manage to deliver comprehensive advice across the full spectrum of international and domestic tax issues (including income tax, VAT, tax withholding, stamp tax, capital concentration tax, consumption tax, import duties, third party taxes etc.).
In addition, we are very active in litigation before tax authorities and the competent administrative Courts, with an impressive track record of success.
We are excited to announce that Anna Kirykou has joined our firm as an associate! Welcome to ALG Manousakis Law Firm team Anna.
We are pleased to announce that Michaela Memtsa has joined our Law Firm as an Associate. Welcome to ALG Manousakis Law Firm team!
We are excited to announce that Angeliki Livgieri has joined our firm as an associate! Welcome to ALG Manousakis Law Firm team Angeliki.
We are pleased to announce that Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, has joined our firm as an Associate. Welcome to ALG Manousakis Law Firm team Konstantinos!
Drafting and negotiation of a named supply and installation agreement on behalf of a Greek provider for the supply and first – time installation of high-end, smart, energy-saving lighting equipment for one of the central Greek highways.
The partner of our law firm, Alexandros Manousakis, passed the CIPP/E exam today and received the corresponding credential. The CIPP/E credential encompasses pan-European and national data protection laws and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows. This is another step towards enhancement of the data privacy practice of our law firm.
Drafting and negotiation of a master franchise agreement on behalf of a Greek healthcare services company aiming to business development in Philippines.
Report and legal opinion for two multinational pharmaceuticals on validity of electronic documents and admissibility of electronic signature in various EU jurisdictions in light of the regulation (EU) No 910/2014.
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