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Law Firm OverviewValmas & Associates - Athens Law Office is an international Greek law firm providing services in a broad range of practice areas. We represent Greek and foreign clients, from corporations and foreign government bodies to private businesses and individuals in transnational transactions and legal matters.
Our practice areas include aviation, shipping, real estate and construction law (Golden Visa Greece Program Experts), business law, contracts (whether it being the drafting of an agreement or negotiating hand-in-hand with our clients), criminal law, inheritance law, negligence and claims, and the registration of trademarks.
Valmas & Associates have been successful as international advisors on bi-national matters due to our intercultural background and studies with countries of the Common Law legal systems in particular. In all areas, we maintain the highest standards of professionalism and personal commitment. We will work hard to discern the best path forward for your situation, ensuring your rights are protected and your goals are reached. We aim to solve all conflicts through peaceful negotiation and mediation when possible, but - as trial attorneys - we will also confidently take your case to court, had this been necessary.
Languages: Greek, English.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Official Translations from English to Greek; Immigration Law, Residence Permits, Recognition/Enforcement of Foreign Court Decisions; Succession Law; Sales; Claims; Company Law; Acquisition of Real Property; Sale of Real Property; Leasing/Renting Your Property; Process for the Sale of Property in Greece; Foreigners Acquiring Property in Greece; Property Management; Aviation & Shipping Law, Power of Attorney; Company Limited by Shares; Limited Liability Company; Partnerships; General Partnerships; Limited Partnership; Silent Partnership; Single Traders; Branch Offices; Foreign Companies; State Reports on Criminal Records; Clearance for Criminal Records in Greece.
Areas of Law Description
We provide legal advice and representation in a broad range of areas, with a main focus on: all aspects of real estate, property law and construction law; commercial & company-corporate law; international trade law; criminal law; and torts, negligence, litigation-claims.
Our law firm specializes in all aspects of:
1. Aviation Law - Aviation Related Legal Matters & Litigation
Aviation Law (Air Law) is a very specialized area that requires an enhanced legal knowledge and understanding in order to successfully solve problems that may arise out of transactions involving aircrafts, charter agreements or the carriage of goods and passengers. Valmas & Associates - Greek Law firm offers services in Aviation Law including:
1. Air Charter Agreements Litigation
2. Lease of Aircrafts,
3. Passenger Claims,
4. Agreements for the Sale and Purchase of Aircrafts and spare parts,
5. Agreements for Aircraft Maintenance,
6. Contracts between Airlines and Tour Operators,
7. Claims which may arise from all activities related to Airline Companies and the operation of Aircrafts,
2. Contracts & Sales
Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm provide leading professional assistance with any issue related to the laws governing international and Hellenic sales and agreements as well as litigation that may arise out of these agreements. Our professional services include: advise with regards to a contract of sale; the drafting of a contract of sale; and court representation if litigation arises out of the contractual relationship.
3. Real Estate Law - Real Estate Legal Assistance in Greece
Valmas & Associates have been providing clients with leading professional assistance with any issue related to the:
acquisition, construction, financing, purchase, sale of properties in Greece at highly competitive rates.
Our professional services include tracing property titles all over Greece and investigating and providing reports on the legal and actual status of the property in question, that is whether it is clear for transfer, whether ownership of property is disputed etc.
We can also provide professional assistance on the acquisition of residence permits for properties acquired in Greece. See our Immigration Law Services for more details.
4. Immigration Law - Immigration Legal Matters in Greece
Immigration and Nationality Law is a complex and constantly changing area of law in Europe and Greece. The policies, regulations, nuances, and varying political climates make it difficult to seek and attain proper visa and immigration status or other citizenship qualifications.
Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm's Immigration team represents businesses, as well as individual foreign nationals and their families, in the full scope of EU & Hellenic immigration and nationality law matters, including: Immigration Applications; Immigration Appeals; Asylum; Consular VISA Processing Assistance; Temporary work visas; Acquisition of Criminal Records Certificates; Deportation and removal defense; Complicated immigration appeals; Applications of Permits for Exceptional Reasons; and Application For Permits on Properties Acquired in Greece with a transactional or objective value in excess of 250,000 EUR.
5. Bankruptcy Law - Bankruptcy/Insolvency Issues in Greece
Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm shall confidently deal with mandates from foreign institutions in respect to foreign bankruptcy/insolvency proceedings as our law firm will undertake the task of recognizing and enforcing a decision for you here in Greece or provide defense in proceedings in Greece. We have a strong background on the particular area of law and currently work on several assignments of this nature. This area is indicative of the international scope and reach of our law firm.
6. Accidents, Negligence & Claims
Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm provide professional assistance and court representation with regards to claims that may arise from cases of personal injuries and serious injuries such as car accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, damage to property, commercial claims.
7. Administrative Law - Administrative Legal Assistance & Litigation
Administrative Law is a very specialized area that requires an enhanced legal knowledge and understanding in order to successfully solve and/or deal with issues that may be connected to matters arising between companies or individuals and the public authorities while dealing with the authorities in question. It is frequently subject to amendments and requires an up-to-date practitioner while dealing with issues adjacent to administrative law. Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm provide a full range of services in the particular area of law.
8. Criminal Law - Criminal Issues & Proceedings in Greece
When involved in criminal court proceedings it is a very daunting and life-defining experience. Even more, when facing prosecution, criminal convictions can have a long-term impact on your life even after the case is over which is why it is important that you work with attorneys that focus on navigating you through the legal process and protect your future. At Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm we provide professional assistance, court representation and deal with any issue related to Criminal Law and criminal court procedure. Our professional services include professional assistance to individuals who need to initiate prosecution proceedings or have been prosecuted in the territory of the Hellenic Republic (Greece).
Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm have previously been appointed by individuals or corporations (such as BBC Television) in order to provide opinions or service in regards to Criminal Law and Procedure.
9. Energy Law
Greece offers unprecedented opportunities on the Energy sector. Contact Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm for more details.
10. Family Law - Family Related Legal Matters in Greece
Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm provide a full range of services in respect to Divorces, Child Support Claims, Adoption Law, Criminal Procedure against non-paying spouses, Litigation Services.
11. Inheritance Law - Inheritances & Wills
Whether it be a neglected inheritance or planning in advance for your beloved ones, at Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm we provide professional assistance with any issue related to Succession (Inheritance) Law. Valmas & Associates' Greek Lawyers provide professional services include providing professional assistance to individuals who live abroad and need to claim their inheritance within the territory of Greece. Interested parties need to know that even long neglected and contested inherited property can be recovered and cleared up. We also assist with the registration of your property in Greece, acquisition of certificates in respect to Wills, published Wills and more.
12. Medical Law - Medical Related Legal Issues
Medical Law is a very specialized area that requires an enhanced legal knowledge and understanding in order to successfully solve problems that may arise out of issues related to Medical Malpractice, Surrogacy Proceedings (a surrogate motherhood program is also an Issue of Family Law here in Greece) and a long list of Medical Related Issues. Contact Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm for more information.
13. Trademarks & Patents
Applications for Registration of Trademarks and Patents in Greece, Trademark and Patent Related Litigation. Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm provide a wide range of additional services including searches in the local registries/directories before commencing the registration of your trademarks and more.
14. Litigation & ADR
Although all reasonable and possible effort is taken in order to avoid litigation to the benefit of our clientele, our team is armed with talented, well-trained and experienced lawyers that are capable of representing and defending our clients before the all degrees of criminal, civil and administrative courts in Greece. Also, Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm handle cross-border litigation cases before Greek and foreign courts, recognition and enforcement of foreign court judgements etc.
15. Recognition & Enforcement of Foreign Court Decisions
Foreign judgments can be recognized and enforced in Greece irrespectively of the country where they have been issued. This can be done by virtue of the EU legal instruments in relation to judgments emanating from other member states, by virtue of bilateral conventions and by virtue of the Greek Code of Civil Procedure. Whether it is with regards to a debt owed by a company or individual in Greece to a creditor in the EU or a third country, an international child support judgement or bankruptcy proceedings from courts abroad, our law firm will undertake the task of recognizing and enforcing a decision for you here in Greece. Valmas & Associates - Greek Law Firm have a strong background on the particular area of law and currently work on several assignments of this nature. This area is indicative of the international scope and reach of our law firm.
16. Additional Services
State Reports on Criminal Records / Penal Records for General Use
Official Translating Services (EN to GR) - Official Translations from English to Greek
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