We have a fully comprehensive tax practice which advises private and public companies, partnerships and individuals, both on a standalone basis and as part of an integrated service across our transactional and disputes teams.
high level of responsiveness and clear answers … good communication and availability … very good and detailed knowledge not only of the tax legislation but also of the financial issues
The Legal 500 EMEA 2021
focused on resolving the issues from a business perspective
Chambers Europe 2021
they are a top corporate full-service business law firm in Greece ... staffed with equally competent and remarkable professionals
Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020
very strong knowledge and persistence in overcoming all sorts of problems … always there when you need them and deliver results on time
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
excellent knowledge in the tax field … up to date with recent tax legislation developments ... efficient, value for money, responsive
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
the team that deals with tax issues is a very strong one with excellent knowledge of the field and always updated on new regulations … available to discuss any issue and propose adequate solutions
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
immediate advice and quality of work
Chambers Europe 2020
motivated, committed, responsive and value for money
The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
clear and analytic overview of the steps we should follow ... they updated us on new developments and legislation ... excellent service ... immediate response and availability
Chambers Europe 2019
in-depth knowledge of the issues ... agreeable, fast and always there to assist us whenever it is needed
Chambers Europe 2018
We identify, anticipate and deal with tax issues, risks and compliance arising in a business or private context. We have represented clients in relation to the amendment of adverse legislative provisions and submitted reports to the Ministry of Finance proposing legislative changes, with a focus on tax incentives for attracting foreign investors.
Due to the highly sensitive and confidential nature of the work we do in this area, we are able to disclose only a fraction of the matters we have advised on.
We are advising a US Fund on tax issues that may arise in Greece as a result of a cross border bond loan.
We advise two high net worth individuals on family estates issues and on the tax restructuring of their UK Group of companies.
We advise a European car manufacturer in relation to tax and customs issues arising from its entry into the Greek electromobility market and launch of electric vehicles charging services in Greece.
We advised a tobacco company on the tax and customs issues arising from their purchase of shares in a Greek company and the tax structuring of their transaction and continue to advise on the restructuring of its group of companies in Greece, as well as tax and customs law, accounting issues and smuggling cases.
We advised an international energy group on the establishment of a new company in Greece and its foreign shareholder on tax issues relating to the new company.
We successfully represented a company in litigation arising from the imposition of VAT on services provided to the Greek Navy involving a new interpretation of provisions of the tax procedure code which was accepted by the Ministry of Finance.
We have been advising Thomas Cook Group Tour Operations on the tax aspects of the sale of its shares in its English subsidiary Westfort Capital Limited to the other shareholder of Westfort and on tax enforcement procedures imposed by the Greek State relating to the liquidation of its Greek branch.
We are advising and representing a high net worth individual on the establishment of a Foundation in Greece for charitable purposes.
We advise a construction company on profits distributions and represent them in litigation arising from the imposition of corporate income tax on a special purpose tax reserve, involving an innovative method of calculation of the reserve, a dispute without precedent in Greece, as well as in the context of a tax audit.
We advise two ultra-high net worth individuals with dual citizenship on tax implications arising from their relocation to Greece under the special non – dom tax regime.
We are advising a leading Greek industrial company in relation to its obligation to submit source of funds declarations on behalf of certain BOD members.
We are advising two high net worth individuals on estates and inheritance tax issues including the separation of their estates and the liquidation and restructuring of a Liechtenstein foundation.
We are advising one of Greece’s largest automobile importers and distributors in relation to customs legislation.
We are advising a software company on cross-border tax structuring and VAT and corporate income issues.
We are acting on behalf of the Greek representative of an Italian legal entity before the Greek Administrative Court of Appeals in a dispute with the tax authorities regarding the assessment of additional income taxes and penalties in the amount of €5.5m.
We advise a major media company on tax issues relating to reality show contracts in Greece and Turkey, commercial agreements and special taxes applicable to TV programming.
We advise a Greek manufacturing company on issues arising from source of funds declarations.
We are representing a leading distributor of luxury cars in relation to a customs duties dispute before the administrative courts and advised on stamp duties on loans within the framework of a tax audit in progress, financial leasing and profits distribution.
We advise the managers of a high value estate on the restructuring of its assets in Greece by way of transfer to US legal entities.
We advised a leading OTC pharmaceutical company on the tax aspects of their supply chain restructure in relation to the manufacture and supply of medicinal products from the UK to the EEA.
We advised Eurobank Ergasias Services and Holdings SA and Eurobank SA on the tax treatment of non-listed bonds issued in Greece and outside the EU in the context of the establishment of a €5bn Programme for the Issuance of Debt Instruments and their listing on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
We advised the subsidiary of a global leader in retail on the tax implications arising from the transfer of its business in Greece.
We advised a Swedish law firm in relation to the tax treatment of stock options and stock shares in Greece.
We advised a Greek high net worth individual on post death tax planning and the arrangement of non-Greek assets.
We advised PIMCO on the tax aspects of NPL and equity transactions, including the ongoing process for Project Pillar and Project Europe launched by Eurobank, involving a securitisation of residential, personal and small business loans (Project Pillar), and the tax aspects of the acquisition of a majority shareholding in FPS, a licensed servicing company that is currently fully owned and controlled by Eurobank (Project Europe).
We advised a high net worth individual on the transfer of their tax residence to Switzerland.
We advised a high net worth individual on the tax treatment of the purchase and docking of a yacht in Greece.
We advised a leading canning company in relation to the tax treatment of a civil Court settlement.
We advised Samsung Electronics Greece and Innoetics on the tax aspects of their merger by absorption.
We successfully represented a high value estate before the tax authorities on inheritance tax issues relating to antiquities.
We advised Hellenic Healthcare Holding SA, a company majority controlled by funds managed or advised by CVC, on tax restructuring their acquisition of 100% of Hygeia SA, the parent company of the leading private healthcare group in Greece.
We advised a consumer battery company on tax implications that may arise from a potential transfer of business or sale of assets deal. We also advised on BoD members’ pension plan tax issues as well as on stock option plans for the employees.
We advised a global healthcare company on the tax implications of the restructuring of their distribution chain, the development of a new distribution channel in Greece for products produced in other EU jurisdictions and on issues arising from the filing and drafting of source of funds declarations.
We advised a high value estate on the tax issues arising from the sale of shares of two Cypriot companies.
We advised a global hygiene and personal care corporation on the Greek tax law implications of the sale of one of their businesses.
We advised a global real estate fund in relation to the documentation requirements for exemptions from special real estate taxes in the context of an investment in Greece and stamp duty applicable to cross border loans.
We successfully represented a leading European car manufacturer in their dispute arising from wholesale prices transfer pricing between a parent entity and subsidiary.
We advised a concessions company on the tax issues arising from the conversion of their Greek branch to another legal entity, the first conversion of its kind to take place in Greece.
We advised an energy company on the tax implications of its restructuring following the disinvestment by its joint venture partner in Greece and resulting issues arising, including on outstanding loans to the joint venture entity which needed to be restructured and on the complex tax issues arising and the structuring of the new entity.
We advised a natural cosmetics company on the tax and social security insurance liability of board members and shareholders, involving the implementation of new legislation which has not yet been tested.
We advised a world leader in online betting systems on its consultation with the Ministry of Finance and the Gaming Committee regarding the interpretation of the tax provisions of the law regulating online betting, the direct and capital tax obligations arising, and the potential restructuring of the group’s operations to satisfy tax requirements and the regulatory framework for investing in the Greek market. Online betting is not yet a fully regulated market in Greece. EU operators were granted the right to lawfully operate in Greece under a transitional regime, provided they paid Greek taxes retrospectively.
We represented a high value estate in relation to their petition lodged with the Council of State for annulment of the Ministry of Culture’s decision on the inheritance of antiquities pursuant to the legislation governing the protection of antiquities and in relation to a tax investigation regarding cash transfers outside Greece following sale of Greek real estate.
We advised a leading French multinational insurance group on the direct and indirect tax implications of restructuring its European activities, involving the registration of a branch in Greece and contributions to some local operations in accordance with EU tax incentive legislation on cross – border restructurings.
We acted with the UK legal advisors of Glaxo SmithKline, advising on the direct and indirect tax implications and implementation of their acquisition of Novartis’ vaccines business in Greece and the local consumer healthcare joint venture between the two companies.
We advised a Swiss law firm on the Greek tax law issues affecting Greek high net worth individuals, specifically on income tax law obligations, statute of limitations and voluntary disclosure requirements, as well as on gift and inheritance tax issues in the case of domiciled and non-domiciled tax status and Greek and non-Greek assets.
We advise Cypriot and Greek insurance companies and Greek industrial companies on the recent developments regarding the source of funds declaration that must be submitted by board member to the Greek State.
We advised OTE on the tax implications of its bonds issue update scheme, following the implementation of the new income tax law which resulted in many interpretative matters regarding the taxation of the bond issue and treatment of the income arising from the holding and sale of the bonds.
We advised an airline on tax compliance and reporting obligations arising from the liquidation of its Greek branch.
We advised the subsidiary of a global leader in energy power on the direct and indirect tax implications arising from its financing by the EIB.
We represented a high net worth individual in his dispute with the tax authorities regarding the assessment of additional income taxes and penalties of an amount equal to €1.3m, following an audit on funds transferred out of Greece. The out of court settlement petition was accepted and a decision issued in favour of our client.
We advised the subsidiary of a global leader in retail on the change of its transfer pricing policy, related tax considerations and redrafting of agreements.
We advised an Arab investment fund on the tax implications and implementation of a corporate structure for inward investment and the acquisition, holding, development and potential sale of real estate with a value of €110m.