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 regularly advises multinational companies in a variety of sectors with regard to data protection. His experience includes advising on GDPR compliance, e-marketing, cookies, profiling, data sharing and data processing agreements, data subjects' rights and SARs, international data transfers as well as internal and consumer-facing policy reviews, privacy audits and Data protection Impact Assessments. He has also been involved on numerous projects related to whistleblowing and employee monitoring.
He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and Manager (CIPP/E and CIPM) and a member of the IAPP, the leading worldwide organization of privacy professionals.
Alexandros has also extensive experience in relation to healthcare regulation and compliance as well as drafting and negotiating contracts for life sciences companies with particular emphasis in clinical trial agreements.
Having completed a number of successful secondments, including with a major life sciences group and an international food and beverages group, he has particular experience of working very closely with clients and delivering pragmatic and timely advice to various functions across the business.
Pagona is a 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 recognized a prominent legal consultant of German companies and individuals doing business in Greece. From her own practice 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.
Nona, performs quality control of the ALG contract operations for the EU headquarters of pharma companies, drafts and negotiates agreements for the German affiliates and oversees a team of 4 lawyers mainly engaged in drafting of HCP/HCO agreements. She performs compliance checks both for services and HCP/HCO agreements for a multinational biopharma company. Finally she is very active in the commercial litigation segment, handling high profile cases for insurance and telecom companies.
Angeliki is a Greek qualified Attorney, Member of the Athens Bar Association, holder of an LLM degree in Private Law, while currently is a Law PhD candidate. She has a working experience on the fields of commercial, corporate & banking law. Due to her exposure to diverse professional environments, she has enriched her education through courses related to Internal Audit & Risk Management.
Prior to joining ALG, Angeliki had been working in the financial services industry while she provided her services for 2 years as legal consultant and compliance officer at a Brokerage & Investment Services Company with international exposure, supervised by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission.
Angeliki provides consultancy services on designing and implementing necessary Data Protection compliance initiatives, while she is appointed as Data Protection Officer for a biopharmaceutical company in UK and a Law Firm in Greece. Furthermore, Angeliki participates in GDPR programs and provides training courses to upcoming Data Protection Officers.
Arianna is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Manager and Technologist (CIPP-E, CIPM, CIPT).
She is an LLM graduate in computer and communications Law from the University of London, and also holds a MSc in Business Studies for Lawyers from the ALBA Graduate Business School.
Arianna’s unique combination of legal, business and technology skills, with an extensive and diversified - over 14 years - working experience, handling legal and regulatory privacy compliance and management matters, allows her to provide pragmatic and business-oriented solutions to business of all sizes and industries.
Before joining ALG, Arianna, was of-counsel to the Legal Department of a major Telecoms & Broadcasting Media Group of Companies in Greece; now, Arianna is the senior Privacy Manager of ALG’s data privacy operations and oversees the implementation of multiple global and local privacy (incl. GDPR) compliance projects for companies in various sectors, with a primary focus on multinational pharmaceuticals; She is also appointed as the external Data Protection Officer overseeing the data protection activities of two multinational pharmaceuticals in Europe and worldwide.
Globally recognized as a privacy and data protection expert and a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the IAPP, Arianna enjoys contributing back to the privacy industry by authoring online publications regarding various aspects of data privacy and compliance. She is also a member of the IAPP where she volunteers as the co-chair of the Greek KnowledgeNet Chapter.
Konstantinos is a Greek Qualified Attorney and Member of Patras (Greece) Bar Association. Following the completion of two LLM degrees in Employment Law from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and in International Maritime Law from Swansea University, United Kingdom, Konstantinos worked for multinational companies and law firms based in London, such as Ernst & Young and Simmons & Simmons, focusing on international legal activities involving Corporate, Competition and Pharmaceutical Law.
In ALG, Konstantinos provides tailor-made expert legal advice to multinational pharmaceutical corporations regarding the current international & inland regulations and legal complexities. Konstantinos has solid experience in contracting procedures and the negotiation of Clinical Trial Agreements and performs quality control for contracting operations. Konstantinos also provides legal support in regulatory and compliance matters, specializing in drafting, reviewing and negotiating several types of contracts to support operations in Europe, UK & US amongst others.
Alexandros is a qualified Greek Attorney, with postgraduate studies in civil and trade law in the University of Heidelberg - Germany and a holder of a PhD in International Environmental Law.
Alexandros served as legal counsel of the Public Power Corporation and the European Parliament, was legal consultant to numerous private companies in the field of public and private works, tourist enterprises, investment and acquisitions, has been involved in the implementation of special liquidation legislation in the banking sector and handled the commercial and civil litigation of credit institutions under special liquidation, developed and run a successful law office oriented in civil, commercial, corporate, energy and banking law before joining forces with ALG.
Alexandros is founding member of the Association of Scientists of European Studies, participates in the editorial team of the European Law journal and has various publications in Greek and foreign law journals.
Panagiota is a Greek qualified lawyer and a member of Athens (Greece) Bar Association. She is a graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds an LL.M in European Private Law from the University of Luxembourg. After her post graduate studies Panagiota worked for multinational companies and a law firm based in Luxembourg, providing legal services in the field of Corporate Law.
In ALG, Panagiota provides legal support in drafting, reviewing and negotiating several types of contracts to support day-to-day operations of pharmaceuticals in Europe, UK and USA amongst others, as well as works on various matters related to GDPR compliance.
Panagiota speaks English and French fluently.
Athanasia having a legal and regulatory background, dedicates most of her time to advise on matters related to the General Data Protection Regulation, IT outsourcing and Cloud computing. She has drafted and reviewed several outsourcing and GDPR related procedures and policies as well as conducted gap assessments, delivered workshops and involved in the remediation phase. Regarding her working experience, Athanasia before joining Alg, worked for a Big Four for 2 years as a Senior Associate in the Regulatory Compliance department, providing advice on regulatory issues related to Data Protection, IT outsourcing, Cloud computing, Asset Management, AML/KYC, governance framework and corporate restructuring for various clients. She has also worked as a trainee lawyer for a Greek bank, asset management company (Luxembourg) and the European Court of Justice.
Athanasia is a qualified lawyer (Athens Law Bar Association) and holds a LL.M in European Private Law and a LL.M in Space, Communication and Media Law from the University of Luxembourg. She speaks Greek, English and French.
Experienced attorney at law - corporate counsel, admitted to the Court of Appeal, with a demonstrated history of working over 10 years in the law practice industry and multinational corporate environment.
Highly skilled in Corporate Law, Contract Law, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Corporate Finance, Data Protection, IP, Trademark Law, Patent Law, Pharmaceutical Law, Competition Law, Cross-border Transactions, SEC Regulations, M&As, JVs and Real Estate.
Elli speaks English, French and German.
Michaela is a practical, business-orientated lawyer with a strong focus on new technologies. She is qualified to practice law in Greece, specialized in outsourcing, technology, IP and commercial agreements. Her scope of work includes among others drafting, reviewing and negotiating B2B and B2C agreements, partnership, services and license agreements, website and e-commerce contracts, exploitation and licensing of IP rights. She is a certified DPO executive an she advices on global and domestic data compliance projects, data protection enforcement and regulatory and security issues across multiple industry sectors. Acting as a DPO for Italian private organizations in healthcare industry, she has focused expertise on italian data protection laws.
Michaela is also in instructor in data protection training seminars for future DPOs and provides privacy awareness training dedicated to the needs of each corporation.
She is fluent in Greek, English and Italian.
Panos is a Greek Qualified Attorney and Member of Athens (Greece) Bar Association. Following the completion of a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panos went on to complete a second Bachelor degree in Law School from the European University of Cyprus.
After his graduate studies Panos fulfilled his traineeship in a top tier Greek law firm, focusing on corporate and real estate matters, dealing with a variety of complex legal and regulatory issues. He also participated in large projects, including -among others- public procurement and public tenders.
In ALG, Panos is providing legal services on multinational pharmaceutical corporations regarding the current international & inland regulations and legal complexities. Provides support, specializing in drafting reviewing and negotiating several types of contracts to support operations in Europe, UK & US amongst others.
In addition to the above mentioned services, he handles regularly corporate matters of a major Greek bank.
Manos is a Greek qualified Attorney, graduate of the Law School of Democritus University of Thrace, Member of the Piraeus Bar Association and holder of a Master’s degree in Business & Law from ALBA Graduate Business School.
His legal practice is mostly directed to the fields of international commercial, contractual & corporate law. In ALG, he handles regularly corporate and contracting matters of various multinational pharmaceutical companies, while he has also been engaged in Data Privacy & Data Protection projects and several litigation matters on the Greek courts.
Manos has excellent command of English and Spanish and can also understand French.
Stavros has a Juris Doctor (JD) Law degree from Università degli studi di Macerata in Italy. He is a Greek qualified Attorney, member of Athens Bar Association, registered lawyer in Italian Embassy list in Athens.
Stavros has a broad range of experience in data protection and privacy. He participates in data privacy projects for major international pharmaceutical companies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), and as an GDPR consultant for companies in a variety of other sectors.
He is handing routinely HCP/HCO agreements, complex corporate compliance matters, liaise with Data Protection Authorities, and develop and implement compliance frameworks across multisite companies including, whistleblowing channels, breach management procedures, data protection training programs.
He speaks fluent English and Italian.
Eleni is a Greek qualified lawyer and a member of Athens Bar Association. She is a graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and her main area of expertise includes Commercial, Contract and Public Law. She has worked closely with multinational companies, providing consulting services on contract, corporate and public procurement issues.
In ALG Eleni provides legal support in drafting, reviewing and negotiating several types of contracts to support day-to-day operations of pharmaceuticals in Europe, UK and USA. She speaks English and French.
Dionysis is a Greek qualified Attorney and a Member of the Athens Bar Association. He holds a LLM degree in Competition Law while he has taken part in the open public consultation of Hellenic Competition Commission for e-commerce. He also specializes in Corporate, Commercial and Energy Law. He is experienced in a wide spectrum of Corporate Law cases, precisely in drafting legal documents and contracts so as in consulting entrepreneurs in business matters. Dionysis has also significant experience in Energy Law and consulting in regulatory issues.
He is fluent in Greek (native) and English, also speaks German.
Cristina obtained her LL.B. degree at the University of Almeria, Spain, has a strong international background, native - speaking knowledge of both Spanish and Greek, fluency in English, Italian, French and Portuguese and academic experience in the fields of International and European law.
While working at ALG, she predominantly focuses on providing efficient consulting services, drafting, and reviewing all types of commercial agreements to support day-to-day operations of pharmaceuticals, under the supervision of senior partners. Furthermore, Cristina provides legal research and translation services.
Vasiliki is a Greek qualified lawyer and a member of Athens Bar Association. She is a graduate of the Democritus University of Thrace where she completed her undergraduate studies. She has a working experience on the fields of commercial, corporate & banking law. Due to her exposure to diverse professional environments, she has enriched her education through courses related to Intellectual Property Law and Unfair Competition.
While working at ALG, Vasiliki handles regularly corporate matters of a major Greek bank, while she has also exposure to several aspects of the pharma business operations, mainly working in contract drafting and negotiation concerning Clinical Trial, Material Transfer and Contract Manufacturing Agreements for a US company at the clinical/preclinical stage.
Vasiliki has excellent command of English and German language.
Peggy is a Greek Qualified Lawyer and Member of Athens (Greece) Bar Association. Following the completion of a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Peggy went on to complete a second Bachelor degree in Law School in the University of Strasbourg-France. After her graduate studies Peggy fulfilled her traineeship in the Greek Permanent Representation of Greece in the Council of Europe and in a Law Office in Strasbourg-France and in Athens-Greece dealing with a variety of legal and regulatory issues.
In ALG, Peggy provides legal support in drafting, reviewing and negotiating several types of contracts to support day-to-day operations of pharmaceuticals in Europe, UK and USA.
Peggy is fluent in French and English.
Maria has studied Business Administration, started her career in the publishing industry. Highly organized and detail-oriented executive assistant with over 10 years’ experience providing thorough and skillful support roles to senior management.
Maria has been exposed in a wide variety of paralegal activities, adding value on complex assignments and is supervising the overall administration activity. She handles routinely drafting of non-complex agreements along with formatting, checking of cross-references and in general finalizing documents and agreements for execution.
She is fluent in English.
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.
Graduated from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Economic and Regional Development. Experienced in customer care & support roles. In ALG, Rallis supports the team as a paralegal, is responsible for monitoring contract management systems for different clients, filling and tracking of agreements.
Rallis speaks English fluently.
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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