Our Practice Areas

Corporate Law

The firm has extensive experience in the establishment of all types of companies in Greece, advising clients on the optimal legal vehicle for their operations, taking into consideration their particular needs. We often assist foreign companies to form subsidiaries or branches under Greek law and then act as legal counsel supervising business operations which allows clients to focus on selling their products or services.

We draft and negotiate shareholder and joint venture agreements, prepare corporate resolutions and obtain approvals from the business registry and the tax office for all corporate changes.

We advise our clients on all corporate matters, ranging from issues arising from shareholders’ general meetings, the appointment and removal of directors, share capital increases or decreases, change of registered seat, shareholder issues, to the amendment of the articles of association and all other aspects of corporate governance.
In our clientele we have a very wide range of companies of various sizes and purposes and in different sectors. We tend to the needs of startups and NGOs all the way to multinational corporations.

We have recently advised on one of Greece’s largest M&A deals. Further to the acquisition of a company, we focus on corporate governance, restructuring and succession (in family businesses) and we consult with the company’s management in order to improve decision making.

We advise our clients on a day to day basis on all corporate matters, issues arising from shareholders’ general meetings and other aspects of corporate life, as well as the appointment and removal of directors, share capital increases or decreases, change of registered seat, shareholders’ issues, amendment of Articles of Association and all corporate governance issues in general.

Further to the acquisition of a company, we focus on corporate governance, restructuring and succession (in family businesses) and we work with the company’s management in order to improve decision making.

Dispute Resolution

While our preference is to foresee and preclude rather than to remedy, the office’s litigators combine their experience and knowledge in different legal fields and take into consideration the risks involved to lead our clients through the litigation process when disputes arise.

The team can represent clients in civil and commercial litigation before all levels of the Judiciary, representing both companies and private clients. We also undertake the enforcement of foreign court judgments.

In the context of win-win situations, Alternative Dispute Resolution is supported by the office as a means to achieving resolution to disputes in an efficient, quick and confidential manner.

The office is a pioneer of mediation in Greece and has been among the founding members of the Hellenic Mediation and Arbitration Centre and the Hellenic Union of Mediators.

Investment Planning

The office has a strong tradition in advising investors who wish to expand their activities to the Greek market and deals holistically with their demands in order to provide full security of the asset in request, the transaction, the contract and the final implementation of every investment scenario.

In this capacity we provide a complete legal assessment of specific projects, advise our clients on the most effective structuring of their deals, assist in the evaluation of potential business partners and locations and perform due diligence on target companies or assets. We draft, review and comment on transactional documents, negotiate all terms of these documents on the client’s behalf, obtain licenses, permits or authorizations and monitor the complete investment or divestment process, addressing all issues that occur throughout the life-cycle of a project.

Private Clients

The firm’s private client department has a strong track record in representing high net worth individuals (HNWI), private equity and family offices in their transactions in Greece. Created on the basis of a hub for all private clients’ needs, we maintain close ties with numerous international law firms and work closely with other service providers in order to ensure the optimum quality in service.

Whether you have interests in Greece, are planning to move here, have assets or have inherited property and wish to have a law firm handling your affairs, we are here to address all your needs with discretion.

Services include: property acquisition/conveyancing, inheritance and succession issues, wills and probate, powers of attorney, creation of tax structures, redomiciliation, transfer of tax residency, estate administration, immigration issues/visas, investors’ residence permit (Schengen visa), bank account opening, advice to expatriates and asset management (for real property).

Real Estate

Buying property overseas, either for personal use or as an investment, is an important decision.

Our team has all the experience a client shall need to feel confident and at ease throughout the process up to the point a key is delivered to you/them. Based on an impeccable track record of hundreds of deals, we carefully guide the client ensuring

The office advises on all legal aspects of real estate with a focus on residential and commercial development and property management. Our team is constantly up-to-date with market trends and possesses a profound understanding of the commercial aspects of Greek real estate in order to match any investor’s needs.

The office’s expertise covers the following fields:

Acquisition, due diligence, development and exploitation, planning permissions/licensing/land uses, commercial lease agreements, sale-and-lease-back agreements, expropriation issues, real estate investment vehicles (including REICS), tax related issues and structuring.

Immigration by investment – Golden Visa Greece

A residence permit for real estate owners is a relatively new type of residence permit in Greece, designed for third country citizens who intend to invest in the Greek real estate market.

This type of residence permit, also known as “The Golden Visa Program”, has been running in Greece since 2013. With its continuous growth, a total of 24.327 Golden Visas were issued in the period 2013 – 2020, (an impressive number, far exceeding Portugal, where another very popular residence program is running, where only 9.715 residence permits have been issued since 2012 by comparison).

The minimum investment is €250,000 and it can include all types of real estate assets (residential apartments, office space, land, holiday villas, industrial/logistics premises) throughout Greece with no geographical limitation.

Alternatively investors can enjoy the same benefits by injecting the amount of €400,000 into a variety of asset classes including (indicatively): corporate shares of listed and/or non-listed Greek companies, Greek State bonds, shares of venture capital funds and time-deposits in Greek credit institutions.

For those who want to legally reside in Greece and do not have investment purposes, there are many other options as there are many types of residence permits that they may be eligible for. While the most frequent is the Financially Independent Persons Program of a 2-year duration, there are also residence permits for members of a Greek or a European citizen, work permits and permits that give access to the Greek educational system.

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