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Corporate and Commercial Law

Being always abreast of any developments in Greek law and practice, our services aim at satisfying a wide range of our clients’ needs through specialized advice and support on any issues related to the corporate compliance, operation and business activity of their enterprises.

Our clients, who have or contemplate a presence or pursue an activity in Greece, may take advantage of our services by optimizing their operation and compliance, and advance the efficiency of their corporate and contractual affairs. 

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Our range of services includes:

  • Advice and support regarding the establishment of local corporate and other business vehicles;
  • Corporate compliance and corporate secretarial services, often coupled and combined with ongoing tax and accounting compliance provided by the respective PwC specialists on a holistic manner;
  • Advice on Greek corporate law issues affecting the operation and activity of our clients, also in the form of “help-desk” assistance;
  • Legal planning and assistance in the implementation process of any kind of corporate / business restructurings and asset/share deals (e.g. transfer of business, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, etc.), both from a domestic and cross border perspective;

 

  •  Review of any commercial law issues related to the operation, business activity and cooperation of enterprises with third parties (business partners, suppliers, etc.) and support in the appropriate structuring and drafting of any contractual arrangements;
  • Legal assistance in new product design.

Our portfolio of recent projects includes:

  • Advising three out of the four Greek systemic banks in a demerger through spin off of their banking business to a new regulated banking entity
  • Advising and supporting one of the four Greek systemic banks in the demerger process of its subsidiary which is a leader in insurance intermediation;
  • Acting as legal advisor to the Greek subsidiary of the global leader in the Life Science fields of healthcare and agriculture, as to the implementation of the Greek part of a global wide acquisition of an agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology top tier enterprise;
  • Supporting the world’s largest bank with regard to the registration of its representative office in Greece;
  • Advice and assistance for the accomplishment of a landmark deal in the Greek market of consumer electronic products, through the merger of two Greek leading enterprises;
  • Advising and assisting with implementation of possibly the first partial demerger under Greek new corporate restructuring law, acting for the Greek affiliate of a global leader in the production of health, hygiene and home products;
  • Structuring and implementing an intragroup merger by absorption of three affiliates within the largest vertically integrated group in paper packaging manufacturing and paper processing and production in Greece;
  • Advising and supporting a major Greek enterprise, which is ranked among the world’s top manufacturers of industrial batteries and of advanced technology batteries, in the merger by absorption of an affiliate pursuing an activity in the recycling sector;
  • Advising and supporting the implementation of the Greek part of an international transaction of a value of approx. $1 billion pertaining to the sale and purchase of printing business between two global leaders in the respective market sector;
  • Advising and supporting in relation to the performance of a cross-border merger by absorption of a Greek chemical company by the Belgian affiliate of a global leader in chemical industry;
  • Advice and assistance in implementation in the contemplated conversion of the Greek branch of a major US insurance company (the largest US life insurer and key client of the PwC US firm) to a local (Greek) insurance undertaking;
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Contact us

Artemis Karathanassi

Senior Manager

Tel: +30 21 0687 4567

Spyros Valvis

Manager

Tel: +30 21 0687 4598

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