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;
  • Advice on a wide range of corporate governance affairs, such as corporate governance codes, corporate policies (e.g. remuneration policies, business specific internal policies and procedures), appointment of committees and drafting charters of operation, formalities for approval of intercompany transactions, often in coordination with the PwC Advisory Risk & Governance and HR Services specialists;
  • Legal assistance in new product design.

Our portfolio of recent projects includes:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Review of issues and provision of advice to one of the global leaders in the manufacturing of electronic products with regard to the restructuring of its presence and business activity in Greece;
  • Provision of advice to two Greek subsidiaries of respective multinational group of companies pursuing an activity in the area of telecommunications equipment, in relation to Greek corporate, business and commercial law issues;
  • Review of issues and provision of advice and support to a leading German chemical industry group in the restructuring of its presence and business activity in Greece;
  • 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;
  • Provision of annual corporate secretarial and compliance services to more than 15 companies in Greece.
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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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