Legal advisory in Greece

Our full-fledged inhouse legal team is ready to provide concise, business-oriented and tailored advisory to companies from various sectors to support their activities in Greece and in the region. The unique combination of our legal, tax and accounting expertise enables to provide an all-round care and effective solutions based on the best legal practices in Greece. We are able to cover all your requirements both in standard operations and in large, demanding transactions covering various aspects of your business.

Corporate law

Our experienced Greek legal advisors are ready to provide a wide selection of services within the field of corporate law, ranging from initial professional support during incorporation, to a comprehensive provision of all business transactions and changes during the lifetime of the company. Our legal services in the area of corporate law can cover:

  • Incorporation and sale of ready-made companies, including provision of registered offices and support for secretarial services in Greece
  • Full-range administration support and company liquidation
  • Provision of changes in the legal status of the company at the respective authorities
  • Distribution of the Shared Capital, increase and reduction
  • Agreements governing the relationships between related parties, shareholder agreements
  • Provision of legal support by negotiating with trading partners and preparing the corresponding legal documentation
  • Preparation of annual general meetings and other executive meetings
  • Corporate governance and management rules

Real estate and development

We are ready to provide legal services related to real estate and construction, including representation in land- and construction proceedings in Greece. Our legal services can cover the following areas:

  • Services related to the acquisition, development, management and use of real estate and construction in Greece
  • Legal, financial and tax due diligence of real estate projects
  • Security instruments related to real estate transactions
  • Establishment of third-party rights to property, utilities and energy
  • Renting and lease of residential and non-residential premises
  • Litigations and out-of-court negotiations
  • Provision of professional legal advice in construction, provision of legal real estate audits and preparation of legal opinions
  • Representation in land- and construction proceedings, also in the communication with the Greek state authorities

Banking and finance

Keeping up with the challenges of the banking and finance industry, not only in Greece but anywhere in the world, is a demanding task mainly because of the high legal risks involved. To provide support to our clients also in this area we have developed a wide range of legal services to cover mainly:

  • Real estate, project and business financing in Greece
  • Drafting and negotiating the financial documentation
  • Loan agreements and syndicated loans
  • Security instruments and other forms of guarantee
  • Legal review of financial documentation
  • Consumer loans and trade financing

Insolvency, restructuring and bankruptcy

In case you are dealing with insolvency litigations, our experienced lawyers are qualified to support you in various matters, mitigate the potential risks and provide the most effective solutions for your specific case – fully in compliance with Greek legal requirements.

Our experienced team of Greek legal advisors will guide you through the whole insolvency litigation procedure and represent you at administrative, civil and insolvency courts, including out-of-court negotiations, while providing all the required professional assistance by pre-insolvency negations. We are ready to investigate and design solutions for insolvency restructuring, taking into consideration your special conditions and cover all relevant possibilities. Moreover, we can also provide complex support and assistance enacted by enforcement proceedings and debt recovery proceedings in Greece.

Intellectual property law

The intellectual property law is a complex area, with both local and global implications which cannot be handled without a deep understanding of all related regulations and procedures. Our well-experienced inhouse team of Greek legal advisors is ready to support you by:

  • Representation before the Greek statutory authorities and organizations
  • Drafting and negotiating the contracts regulating intellectual property law issues
  • Matters related to copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intangible property rights
  • Legal advisory services related to the software development and provision
  • Representing the clients at court hearings and out-of-court negotiations

GDPR legal support and advisory

Considering the high sanctions and the limited time that businesses have to ensure that all legal and technical aspects are covered, it is important to pick the right professional partner. Our well-matched team of legal and corporate advisors in Greece are ready to help you identify how GDPR impacts your company and support you in the following areas:

  • Overall revision of your current personal data processing, including follow-up analysis
  • Preparation of internal guidelines, working procedures and manuals, employee consent for data processing
  • Revision and adjustment of the appropriate contractual relationship with the persons involved in processing, including subscribers and other business partners
  • Analysis to see whether it is required to carry out impact assessment on the protection of personal data and any follow-up support in the process, as well as when dealing with a supervisor, with whom the results of the assessment should be consulted
  • Other services according to your specific needs and requirements

Public tenders

Our public tender services have been refined in order to meet your requirements regardless of the public procurement procedure implied by the awarding contract: open, restricted or negotiated procedures, as well as the complex competitive dialogue procedure. Therefore, our Greek legal advisors are ready to support you during the entire process of the public procurement of services, goods or works, by providing a full range of services covering:

  • Provision of advisory services within the whole procedure of public tenders in Greece
  • Preparation of the documentation on behalf of the customers
  • Representation of the bidders in the procedure of public tenders in Greece
  • Representation of the bidders or customers before the courts and the Greek state institutions

Labour law and employment support

As an integral part of our HR administration and payroll services, we offer a comprehensive labour law support provided by our experienced team of Greek legal experts. They are ready to help you to address the following matters related to employment relationship in Greece:

  • Design and implementation of internal HR processes, development of guidelines, policies and procedures, preparation of standard set of templates
  • Preparation of employment contractual documentation, such as contracts and amendments, job descriptions, termination agreements, liability for damage, material responsibility agreements and others, fully in compliance with the legal requirements and best practices applicable in Greece
  • Resolution of various matters related to employment, such as working time and shifts, employment termination including mass layoff, working conditions, annual leave, parental leave, health and safety at work, employee benefits and other areas
  • Consultancy related to GDPR and personal data protection in Greece

Other legal services we are ready to provide in Greece

Commercial and civil law

Our services can cover the preparation of contracts, commenting commercial and civil law contracts, provision of comprehensive legal advice in civil and commercial relations and preparation of legal opinions fully in compliance with the Greek legal framework.

Administrative and tax law

We cover the areas of client representation, applying claims thereof in administrative and tax proceedings in Greece, revision of contracts from the point of tax and administrative law, preparation of legal opinions, representing clients in proceedings on reviewing the lawfulness of decisions of the Greek administrative bodies before the court.

Disputes and enforcement of receivables

Our legal services cover the representation of clients before courts in proceedings related to Greek civil, commercial, administrative and labour law matters, representing clients before arbitration courts, complex management and recovery of claims at pre-trial stage, in court proceedings, enforcement proceedings, bankruptcy and restructuring, provision of legal analysis in this matter.

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