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Our regulatory advice team provides guidance to clients facing compliance, governance, and risk management matters. Our teams are tailored depending on the client’s industry and its specific needs, and we work in close collaboration with the industry dedicated advisory team from the PwC Advisory service line to deliver comprehensive and business-oriented advice.
Our range of services includes:
Support during engagements with regulators, including licensing processes, notification obligations, regulatory reviews and audits;
A to Z overview of regulatory and compliance requirements concerning new investments into Greece;
Advice on general regulatory frameworks and ongoing compliance monitoring;
Review and assessment of existing compliance regimes, internal policies, standards and procedures;
In an increasingly evolving and complex regulatory landscape, a strong compliance framework combined with comprehensive, accurate and proactive advice is a key factor for businesses to be able to adapt to regulatory change and the growing pressure from regulatory bodies.
We assist our local and multinational clients, which include companies, funds and credit institutions, to identify their obligations and risks, and deal effectively and creatively with regulatory and compliance issues.
Our portfolio of recent mandates includes:
Advising a foreign bank regarding the regulatory implications of extending its activities in Greece through a representative office;
Advising and supporting a Greek systemic bank on the licensing of a payment services subsidiary by the Bank of Greece and the spin off of its merchant acquiring business thereto;
Supporting a Loan Servicing Company in obtaining an establishment and operations license from the Bank of Greece;
Advising an EU based banking institution in regulatory matters related to the direct provision of financial services in Greece by passporting;
Supporting two Real Estate Investment Companies through their licensing process before the Hellenic Capital Market Committee;
Advising several Greek and multinational groups es on the applicable requirements, content, formalities and legal consequences pertained to the submission of Assets and Financial Interests declarations pursuant to L.3213/2003;
Advising and supporting a leading water supply and sewerage company with respect to the drafting of its Internal Regulation on Public Supply and Service Contracts according to the applicable provisions of L.4412/2016;
Supporting a VC Management Company in the formation of an EU-funded venture capital fund (InnovFund), the drafting of the establishment and management agreement, and the negotiation with various institutional investors, including the EIF and the HDBI;
Conducting a regulatory due diligence process in a payment services provider;
Supporting an EU based energy group in acquiring a stake in an energy trading company, and completing a regulatory due diligence process in view of the transaction;
Advising a Real Assets Investment Company on the basic regulatory, legal and tax framework related to investments in Renewable Energy Sources.