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Alexandros Kalantzis, LL.B., Ph.D.

Alexandros Kalantzis, LL.B., Ph.D.  

Partner, Athens Office
Telephone: +30 210 720 6900
Mobile: +30 6947 129 502
Fax: +30 210 723 1462
E-mail: kalantzis@pptlegal.gr
Dr. Alexandros Kalantzis has a long experience in representing international and Greek clients, including public and private companies, leading multinational as well as large Greek companies and high-net-worth individuals, in a number of high profile litigation cases, both as a plaintiff’s and defense attorney, before the Greek courts and before arbitration tribunals, with an impressive success record. His non-contentious work includes counseling and advising Greek and foreign clients of all sizes on all areas of commercial transactions and business disputes with particular focus on aviation law, agency and distribution agreements, bankruptcy and insolvency law, commercial sales and leases, companies and corporations, competition law (free-competition and unfair competition), consumer protection, data protection, insurance law, intellectual property and trademarks, IT and telecommunications, maritime law (shipbuilding contracts, carriage of goods by sea, charterparties, marine insurance, ship mortgages et al.) and transport of goods.

Alexandros has been a member of the Athens Bar since 1978. He is also a collaborator of the Greek Institute of International and Foreign Law, a member of the Association of Commercial Lawyers, a member of the Board of Directors and General Secretary of the Greek Section of the International Association for Insurance Law (AIDA), a member of the Greek Maritime Law Association, the Greek Section of the Comitè Maritime International (CMI) and a member of the European Air Law Association.

Prior to joining the firm in 1991, Alexandros was a partner at J. Nicolacopoulos-A. Kalantzis Law Offices for 10 years and before that he was an associate at Christos Maneas Law Office for three years.

Alexandros obtained his law degree from the Law School of the University of Thessaloniki and also holds a Ph.D. in Commercial and Maritime Law from the Law School of the University of Athens. Alexandros is fluent in Greek and English and has a fair knowledge of French, German and Italian.

Alexandros has published numerous books, articles, contributions in collective works and various other publications and is a well regarded speaker on the topics of his expertise. He has delivered talks at a broad range of conferences platforms.

Publications & Lectures

I. Books:

  • "THE PREFERRED MORTGAGE ON SHIPS ACCORDING TO GREEK LAW", Athens, 1981, p. 272 (in Greek)
  • "THE LAW OF PRIVATE INSURANCE AS IT IS FORMED BY THE CASES", Athens, 1988, p. 168 (in Greek)
  • "THE MARITIME COMPANY", Athens, 1990, p. 170 (in Greek)
  • "THE LAW OF (ROAD, RAIL AND AIR) TRANSPORTS", Athens, 1994, p. 383 (in Greek)

II. Articles, contributions in collective works and other publications (in chronological order):

  • Contributor from 1981 to 2000 to the annual two-volumes "REVIEW OF JURISPRUDENCE", on the following topics: Competition, Insurance and Marine Insurance, Transports, Maritime Liens & Ship Mortgages, Charters and Carriage of Goods by Sea, Ship and Shipowners, et al. (in Greek).
  • "MATTERS OF LIABILITY RELATED TO TIME-CHARTERS, SHIPMENT ON DECK AND PERILS OF THE SEA", Article in Review of Commercial Law, vol. 1984, p. 121 et seq. (in Greek).
  • "THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION CLAUSES OF THE BILLS OF LADING", Article in Review of Maritime Law, vol. 1986, p. 5 et seq. (in Greek).
  • Co-author of the Greek Chapter of "AIRCRAFT FINANCE REGISTRATION, SECURITY AND ENFORCEMENT", Sweet & Maxwell, 1988 with updates (in English).
  • Contributor to "THE LAW OF CORPORATIONS", vol. 1-3, Athens, 1991, 1992, vol. 1 p. 646 et seq., vol. 3 p. 563 et seq. and Athens, 2005, vol. 7 p. 471 et seq. (in Greek).
  • Co-author of the Greek Chapter of the "GUIDE TO INSOLVENCY IN EUROPE", CCH Editions Limited, 1993 (in English).
  • Author of the Greek Chapter of "REPOSSESSION OF AIRCRAFT AND INSOLVENCY IN EC COUNTRIES", Lloyd’s of London Press, 1993 (in English).
  • "THE PROTECTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL FROM THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA", Article in Legal Tribune, vol. 1996, p. 320 et seq. (in Greek).
  • "SUCCESSIVE CARRIERS AND FORWARDING AGENTS UNDER THE CMR CONVENTION. INTEREST DUE FOR CLAIMS UNDER THE CMR CONVENTION", Article in Law of Enterprises and Companies vol. 1996, p.838 et seq. (in Greek).
  • "WILFUL MISCONDUCT IN INTERNATIONAL ROAD TRANSPORT: BETWEEN PRESUMABLE INTENTION AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE", Article in "Sinigoros" law magazine, February-March 1998 (in Greek).
  • Author of the Greek Chapter of "TIME BAR IN INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE", Clyde & Co., first edition 1998, second edition 2011 (in English).
  • Author of the Greek Chapter of "AIRCRAFT LIENS & DETENTION RIGHTS", London, 1998 with updates, Sweet & Maxwell (in English).
  • Co-Author of the Greek Chapter of "A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO ACQUISITION OF PRIVATE COMPANIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION", contributor of the chapter on The Control of Concentrations Between Undertakings, City and Financial Publishing, 1999/2000 Edition (in English).
  • "ON THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIR CARRIER OF CARGO", Article in Law of Enterprises and Companies, vol. 1999, p. 898 et seq. (in Greek).
  • Author of the Greek Chapter of the "EUROPEAN PRIVACY LAWS", Baker & McKenzie, London 1996 and 2003 (in English).
  • "THE ELEMENT OF RISK AND THE PROTECTION OF THE INSURED – THE CASE OF INSURANCE PRODUCTS WITHOUT AN ELEMENT OF RISK", Article in Commercial Law Review, vol. 2005, p. 683 et seq. (in Greek).
  • "THE POSSIBILITY OR NOT OF CONSTITUTION OF A MORTGAGE ON A SHIP UNDER GREEK FLAG IN FAVOUR OF THE SECURITY TRUSTEE AS MORTGAGEE", Article in Commercial Law Review, vol. 2006, p.1106 et seq. (in Greek).
  • "THE DOCUMENTS IN THE ROAD TRANSPORT CONTRACT", Article in Commercial Law Survey, vol. 2009, p. 600 et seq. (in Greek).
  • Contributor to the multi-author volume COMMENTARY ON THE GREEK INSURANCE CONTRACT LAW, Athens, 2014 (in Greek).

III. Some important lectures

  • "THE PROTECTION OF FREE COMPETITION IN THE PRECEDENTS OF THE CIVIL COURTS", given at the Athens Bar on 4 March, 1994
  • "THE PROTECTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL WITH REGARD TO THE AUTOMATIC PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA", given at the IX Congress of the Union of European Lawyers (U.A.E.), Corfu, Greece, 8, 9, 10 June 1995
  • "THE ELEMENT OF RISK AND THE PROTECTION OF THE INSURED", given at the International Colloquium of Athens of the Greek Section of International Association for Insurance Law (AIDA) on 18 May 2005, on "New Tendencies in Insurance Contract Law"
  • "THE POSSIBILITY OR NOT OF CONSTITUTION OF A (SHIP) MORTGAGE IN FAVOUR OF THE SECURITY TRUSTEE UNDER GREEK LAW, given at the Symposium on the above topic of the Greek Association of Maritime Lawyers, in the Piraeus Marine Club, on April 14, 2006
  • "THE DOCUMENTS IN THE ROAD TRANSPORT CONTRACT", given at the Congress of the Maritime and Business Department of the Aegean University on "Road Transports – Contemporary Matters", on May 8 and 9, 2009
  • "PREMIUM PRICING AND TRANSPARENCY: SOME CONCLUSIONS FROM THE EXISTING COURT-PRECEDENTS ON PRICING AND READJUSTMENT OF PREMIUM", given at the AIDA Summit, in Athens, an international conference on the topic of "Life, Health and Pension Insurance in the New Economic Environment", on 7-9 May 2014

Awards

Alexandros has won the Lawyer of the year 2014, category Commercial Transactions – Greece award in the CorporateLiveWire Awards (http://corporatelivewire.com/LawyerOfTheYear/LawyerOfTheYear2014/flipviewerxpress.html) and has also won the following awards as a member of the respective practice groups of the V&P Law Firm:
  • Winner of the year 2014 for Greece in the Legal Awards of Acquisition International (http://www.acquisition-intl.com/2015-2014-m-a-awards).
  • Winner in the ACQ Global Awards 2015 for Greece in the CorporateLiveWire Awards.
  • Winner in the ACQ M&A Awards 2015 for Greece in the CorporateLiveWire Awards.
  • Commercial Litigator of the year 2015 for Greece by the Acquisition International Dispute Resolution Awards.
  • Commercial Transactions Law Firm of the year 2015 for Greece in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.
  • Insurance Law Firm of the year 2015 for Greece in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.
  • Insurance Law Firm of the year 2015 for Greece in the Law Awards of 2015 of Finance Monthly (http://www.finance-monthly.com/magazines/FMLA15/).

Alexandros Kalantzis, LL.B., Ph.D.  

Partner, Athens Office
 
 
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