Code of Ethics
Our professional integrity and practices aim to promote business ethics. Being the corresponding firm in Greece for an international mutual insurance association Club, we ensure that our business conduct and policy complies with local and international laws and regulations.
(a) Clients’ Data Protection Policy
Our firm collects, stores and processes personal data of our clients and their employees and representatives, such as names, contact details, job positions and any other data deemed necessary for our services.
The security of such personal data is of utmost importance to us. We are committed to maintaining the highest technical and organizational measures to protect the confidentiality of all personal data and keep them secure against unauthorized access, misuse or disclosure.
In principle, the legal basis for the processing of our clients’ personal data is the provision of services and compliance with legal obligations.
Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation and the applicable data protection laws, individuals have the right to request access to their personal data and request rectification, erasure, restriction or objection to their processing. Individuals also have the right, under certain conditions, to request from us to receive their personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to ask us to transmit them to another company suggested by them. They also have the right to withdraw such consent at any time by sending a relevant request via email to the contact details provided below.
To exercise the aforementioned rights or for relevant questions in relation to the processing of personal data conducted by our firm, our clients are requested to send us an email at email@example.com.
Name: John G Hadjis & Partners Law Firm
Phone: +30 210 4225301-307
Address: Kolokotroni 116, Piraeus, 18535, Greece
(b) Anti-bribery & Anti-Corruption Policy
Our firm is committed to keeping the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional integrity and always acting in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
To ensure such compliance we have adopted the following rules in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements:
Bribery & Corruption
We do not tolerate any form of bribery or corruption and it is a requirement of this policy that we all comply with all relevant Greek anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws. In addition to the above, we are familiar with the provisions of the core anti-bribery and anti-corruption legislation of the jurisdictions in which our clients operate, such as the UK Bribery Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and use our best efforts in complying with such Acts, if and to the extent that this is so required.
We comply with anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism laws and regulations and we acknowledge that, as providers of legal services, we have a duty to report to the competent Greek authorities any behavior that may be deemed “suspect”. We will not assist our clients to conclude transactions which could be considered contrary to the provisions of the law. We will refuse to provide legal advice when we know or reasonably suspect that we are asked to provide such advice in order to enable or facilitate the commission of any act which is illegal, related to money-laundering, terrorism, corruption, fraud or other financial crimes.
Our firm is flexible and can apply different billing policies depending on each client’s needs that range from standard hourly rates to various forms of value-based fees including, by way of example, fixed fees, retainer fees, capped fees, flat fees per period, success fees and other alternative fee arrangements.
As far as hourly billing is concerned, our fees are based on the actual time spent on each matter by the attorneys involved. Applicable rates are fixed by the firm, taking into consideration each handler’s professional expertise, seniority and experience, the urgency of the advice requested, after office hours and various other relevant factors.
We always provide our clients with a detailed analysis of the legal fees for each case in the form of statements citing the handlers of the case, the hours of work put to the case and a breakdown of any costs incurred.
(d) Applicable Law & Jurisdiction
Hadjis & Partners Law Firm is an incorporated partnership of Lawyers registered with the Athens Bar Association with registered offices at 34, Omirou Str., 106 72 Athens and 116 Kolokotroni & 2nd Merarchias Street, 18535 Piraeus, Greece. The firm is regulated by Presidential Decree 81/2005 and Law 4194/2013 (Greek Code of Lawyers) as currently in force. The provision of legal services by our firm is governed by the applicable Greek legislation and the liability of our firm and its members is limited to gross negligence and willful misconduct. The Courts of Athens are exclusively competent to resolve any dispute arising from the provision of such services.
(e) Environmental Policy
We are committed to the continuous improvement of our environmental performance in relation to our services and operation, minimizing our environmental footprint by adopting eco-friendly policies.
(f) Culture and Values
We foster a culture of equality and equal treatment through a commitment to values, policies and practices that ensure each individual at our firm has an equal opportunity to succeed on the basis of knowledge, experiences and personal merit.