About Spyridon (Spyros) Antonelos
Spyridon (Spyros) Antonelos is a multifaceted Greek lawyer and ADR professional with a holistic approach to dispute resolution, effectively using both judicial and out-of-court proceedings for dispute settlement adapted to the parties’ needs.
As a mediator, Mr. Antonelos not only leads a very successful practice in Greece and internationally, but he also invests his time, effort and experience in developing mediation awareness for citizens, entrepreneurs, legal professionals (lawyers, judges, Ministry personnel) and students.
Mr. Antonelos is the Founding Partner of RESOLVE Mediators, a leading Greek mediation firm (www.resolve.gr), and conducts civil and commercial mediations in accordance with the highest international standards. As an accredited trainer, he trains mediators, lawyers, judges and executives in Greece and abroad (France, Cyprus, Turkey) in basic and advanced mediation.
As a lawyer, he has considerable domestic and international experience. He manages the Antonelos Law Firm based in Athens (www.antoneloslaw.gr), providing legal services to Greek and foreign clients. He also directs the Athens SMEs Chamber Mediation Centre (www.diam-acsmi.gr), where he promotes mediation awareness for Greek companies and provides mediation training and high quality mediation services.
Mr. Antonelos teaches mediation and conflict management, as well as negotiations, at MEF University,in Istanbul, Turkey and regularly serves as a mentor to young mediators and students.
Mr. Antonelos, for whom Mediation is a passion and a way of being, brings to mediation a strong element of international knowledge and experience, combined with Greek wisdom, acceptance of others, and hospitality.
Mr. Antonelos has been a member of the Athens Bar Association, since 2000 and is appointed at the Greek Supreme Court. He represents Greek and foreign parties before Greek Courts.
As the Managing Partner of Antonelos Law Office (www.antoneloslaw.gr), along with a dynamic team of lawyers, he has a wide-ranging legal practice, covering the following fields:
- Civil and commercial law
- Company law
- Administrative law
- Banking law
- Family law
- Employment law
- Intellectual property, trademark and patent law
- Personal injury
- Medical malpractice
- Debt collection and enforcement law
- Land law
As Greek members of the Proteus International Law Firms Network (www.proteuslaw.eu), Mr. Antonelos and his associates often represent foreign companies and individual clients before Greek court and in ADR proceedings in the above areas of expertise.
Mr. Antonelos has been a mediator since 2008 and has mediated several hundreds of cases on claims varying from thousands to millions of euros, both in Greece and abroad, at a high rate of settlement.
His diverse mediation areas of expertise are:
- Banking disputes
- Personal injury disputes
- Medical malpractice cases
- Commercial contracts, including vendor disputes and commercial lease agreements
- Patent and trademark infringement cases, intellectual property disputes
- Disputes between company partners, with considerable experience in disputes between family members in family-owned businesses
- Employment disputes
- Debt recovery disputes