European Community Law
The rule of law is fundamental to the European Community. All EU decisions and procedures are based on the Treaties, which are agreed by all the EU countries.

The Commission, together with the Court of Justice, is responsible for making sure that EU law is properly applied in all the member states. EU community law, to the extent that is part of the national law or it affects the national law, is considered as incorporated in all practice areas such as citizens' rights; ensuring freedom, security and justice; job creation; regional development and environmental protection.

Moreover, European Criminal Law covers the field of issuing European arrest warrants, seeking or defending extradition requests filed for or against member states and cooperating with Europol for enforcing specific measures that the National Courts impose.

The member states often vote laws and regulations that lead to a direct or indirect conflict to community law. Thus, violations of the national law affects the interests of citizens and companies in several economic practice areas in the EU internal market, such as citizens' rights, freedom of circulation of goods and services, competition, taxation and transportation.

In these cases, the EU law provides many means of defense against the EU member state that infringed the law: A complaint can be filed before the European Commission asking for compensation and ruling against the State. A “reasoned opinion” is then being issued by the EC and the case is being brought in front of the European Court of Justice (CURIAE) for a final decision.

Our attorneys practice European Law systematically for consultation as well as litigation in several serious matters.

The firm together with its corresponding office in Brussels handles numerous different petitions to the European Community covering all major fields of Community law such as Fundamental rights, Taxation and Customary Practices, Enforcement of Community Provisions and Justice. Prof. Asprogerakas – Grivas & Partners in Law is generally accepted as of the best known in the field of Competition before the European Commission’s Competition Department.

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