Founded in 1981 by Dr. Wl. Mouchtaris, professor of law at Athens Law School and the Hamburg Law School in Germany, CFG&A established early on a solid professional relationship with the German clientele. Serving for several years as legal counsel of the Deutscher Ring Insurance Group and as president of the Greek Minority Federation in Germany, being a founding member of European Advertising Lawyers Association and a member of the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research, Dr. Wl. Mouchtaris has had a significant impact on established precedents by the Greek High Court, such as the unanimous ruling allowing for tort damages to foreign individuals to be paid at the currency exchange rate of the payment date. He has been honored for his services with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz). Before retiring in 1999, he authored several legal articles published in Greek and German Law Reviews, and was a speaker in important Insurance Law conferences, addressing issues such as the award of emotional distress damages for foreigners by the Greek Courts.
Today, while keeping the German practice solid, our team of experienced practitioners represents clients in matters that cross various areas of law, industries and geographical regions. We work in a number of specialized practices, with our core business being our diverse and extensive corporate department.
Our clients range from individuals and privately held companies, to banks and public corporations, as well as venture capital firms and private equity funds. They operate in several different industries, such as manufacturing, transportation, financial institutions, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, high technology, media, publishing, and telecommunications. The range and depth of our expertise enables us to provide high-quality, high-value work and handle large projects affordably and efficiently. We distinguish ourselves for our emphasis on providing superior, individualized client service and select our attorneys based on the core premise that the practice of law requires commitment, persistence, extensive knowledge, outstanding skills and unwavering responsiveness.
Towards preserving and improving the quality of our services, our firm has beenISO certified as having established and applying a Quality Management System in conformance with ELOTEN ISO 9001:2008. Both our experience and our expertise continue to grow with the needs of our clients, and our lawyers are constantly adapting to new challenges and expanding the reach of our global practice.
In order to be able to adapt effectively to new challenges and to provide our clients with legal services of high level in cross border transactions within Europe as well as globally where knowledge of different legal systems and legal practice of other (or more) jurisdictions are required, our firm has officially joined the Trans-European Law Firm Alliance (TELFA) in 2015. TELFA was founded in 1989 and its members â€“ leading European law firms- have been chosen on a certain criteria basis and are regularly evaluated throughout their membership for retaining high standards of operation and expertise. The law firms- members of TELFA have developed a considerably wide and strong network in Europe with further international links and this reassures that all legal aspects of a clientâ€™s cross border case can be dealt with by experienced lawyers of the jurisdictions involved.