What We Offer
Fighting criminality in all sectors has many challenging sights. The trafficking of antiquities brings tons of money to the criminals. On the other hand, they lose those money and their freedom, if they get caught about such crimes, as the punishment is severe. These two factors create difficulties for lawyers who try to fight such crimes. Our associates though, are able to deal with such difficulties and defend the interests of our firm’s clients.
We are future-oriented by setting strategic long-term goals; planning ahead is not just a necessity but an inherent characteristic of our corporate identity.
We strive for fairness by treating everyone with respect, not just courtesy.
Our mind-set is global thus we enjoy working seamlessly across borders.
We focus on delivering world-class legal services and advice, thus reaching for the highest standard possible means that excellence is the only threshold.
In the challenging sector of Antiquities, our assistance focuses on the followings:
- Proof of the criminal offence
- Collection of evidence
- Financial compensation -related to the loss-
- Support in Litigation
What is the term “Antiquities"
In our country, the law which refers to the protection of Antiquities and Cultural heritage in general, is Law 3028/2002. The term of Antiquities includes all movable and immovable recorded heritage of the state. Their protection involves the investigation, recording, study and conservation of every heritage as well as the prohibition of illegal export or any other activity that might pollute, harm or change the form of an object or immovable heritage. There is also reference of the obligation of the state to protect its cultural heritage. However, there are also few Acts and Agreements of E.U and U.N. accordingly, regarding antiquities, that we need to apply. In cases of illegal export of heritage, the compliance with the legislation is mandatory.
How We Can Help
Although such crimes are difficult to prove/be proved, effort has been made, in order to eliminate the corruption and the trafficking of the sector in general. The lawyers of “Oikonomakis Law” handling every case by following the applied regulations and laws are able to contribute for the protection of every assignors’ assets and interests.