GALEXY

International
Association of Lawyers

Galexy Conference 2023 in Athens

Galexy Conference 2023 in Athens

The annual conference of Galexy, an international lawyer association, is set to take place in Athens, Greece, from June 29 to July 2, 2023. This conference is expected to be a platform for the discussion of legal developments in business…

a team of excellence

Who we are.

GALEXY is an international association of law firms from different countries and continents who recognize that the needs of the international business community are changing. International business is now done more and more by small and medium size companies and individuals rather than multinational conglomerates. With the change in participants in international trade, the legal landscape has changed as well. Gone are the days when only large law firms had the expertise and capacity to handle cross-border legal matters. 

THE INTERNATIONAL VISION

What we do.

GALEXY coordinates the activities of its members, and provides a forum for them to discuss international legal and business developments. It provides opportunities for its members to cooperate to the benefits of their clients. GALEXY firms promote each other in their respective jurisdictions and co-counsel clients with other members in a trusting environment. GALEXY offers its members access to cross-border marketing opportunities.

Business & Corporate Law, Commercial Transactions

GALEXY firms handle complex business law questions and assist with cross border commercial transactions.

Litigation

Our litigators are familiar with the personal and commercial problems which give rise to disputes within their own country.

Taxation

GALEXY members support clients regarding cross-border taxation issues related to transactions and corporate structuring.

EU Law

Not only in Europe but throughout the world, the impact of EU legislation is being felt by a business

Intellectual Property

We can advise our clients on the law relating to licensing and protection of trademarks, copyrights, patents, and technology worldwide.

Individual clients

Although GALEXY is primarily aimed at assisting companies in business law matters, all our business-related services are also available to private individuals.  

Countries represented

International Law used to be a domain of large law firms. Nowadays however, smaller, more agile, and flexible midsized law firms provide excellent cross-border advice more efficiently and at lower cost to the client. 

GALEXY was founded over 25 years ago, by like-minded lawyers from several European countries. The founding members agreed that in order to provide cross-border legal advice, a close and pre-existing personal relationship between the attorneys was essential. Unlike other legal associations of law firms, GALEXY places a priority on personal contacts between its members, through regular in-person meetings. This ensures a seamless cooperation between jurisdictions to the benefit of the client.

GALEXY member firms are focused on international business law, international estate planning and inheritance matters, cross border commercial litigation and international taxation. 

GALEXY has expanded from its European roots to add members from Asia and the Americas. While GALEXY continues to add members to the association, there is a thorough selection process in place to ensure the exceptional competence of its members and the continuation of the special GALEXY spirit.

Steering Commitee

Peter Blake (UK) (President)

Elina Paraskevopoulou (GRE)

Carl Christian Thier (USA)
Cagatay Yilmaz (TUR)

Simeon Nikolov (BUL)

Associated Steering Committee members:

Carl Luttikhuis (NL)

Tobias Vels (GER)

Austria

Austria

Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partners Dr. Josef Greiter established the…

Belgium

Belgium

VARLAW ADVOCATEN  Varlaw Advocaten was founded by Mark Van Raemdonck…

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

BULGARIAN CONSULTING GROUP The Bulgarian Consulting Group serves its clients…

Germany

Germany

RBB & Partner mbB  RBB was formed in 1934 by…

Greece

Greece

PARASKEVOPOULOU & CO The law firm was founded in Athens,…

Hungary

Hungary

PREDA LAW FIRM  Preda Law firm focuses its practice on…

India

India

UNADKAT & CO LAW FIRM The law firm of Unadkat…

Italy

Italy

GOSTNER & PARTNER The firm was founded in 1936 by…

Luxemburg

Luxemburg

LAW FIRM ANNE-MARIE SCHMIT The law firm was founded in…

Netherlands

Netherlands

TLC ADVOCATEN TLC ADVOCATEN was established in Enschede, Netherlands in…

Poland

Poland

KOCZUR LAW FIRM Koczur Law Firm was founded by Dr.…

Switzerland

Switzerland

GVA LAW GVA Law was founded in 1938 in Geneva,…

Turkey

Turkey

YILMAZ LAW The law firm of Yilmaz Law was formed…

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

PRETTY SOLICITORS LLP  The UK law firm of Prettys was…

United States

United States

URBAN THIER & FEDERER P.A. The firm was founded by…