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Lawyers in Greece

Lawyers in Greece

Updated on Friday 13th August 2021
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Greece is one of the best-known jurisdictions in Europe not only because of its millenary history, but also because it is one of the most chosen destinations for international migrants and investors to settle. The low cost of living and the ease of setting up a business in this country are just some of the attractions it offers, and our lawyers in Athens, Greece can help you settle in this country.
 
However, this popularity also increases the number of complex procedures to be carried out in the country. Therefore, it becomes practically indispensable to have the support of a team of lawyers in Greece prepared to help you in the most diverse legal matters.
 
Our Greek law firm provides legal services of high quality, based on honesty and respect for customers. For each client we come up with a customized solution created specifically to solve each certain problem. Therefore, each client is very important to us and our Greek lawyers respond with promptitude, seriousness, and professionalism to all the customers’ requirements.
 
Our professional team of lawyers in Athens is able to offer consultancy in Greek business law matters (commercial contracts, debt collection procedures, commercial litigation, and litigation in bankruptcy proceedings), private international law, banking law, labor law, intellectual property law, enforcement, and legal actions in foreclosure proceedings - appeals to execution, foreclosure suspensions, administrative and constitutional law and even in immigration law.
 
With the advice of our team of Greek lawyers, you will be able to carry out your plans in this country without any problems. But perhaps even more valuable is that you can be sure that you have the proper coverage against unforeseen events and more complex cases involving legal proceedings.
 
Being in Greece in compliance with all current regulations has a number of advantages regardless of whether you are a worker, an entrepreneur, or simply someone who is enjoying his/her retirement in this jurisdiction, and our team can help you achieve this in the proper way and with the most distinguished Greek lawyers.
 

Legal assistance for opening a company in Greece

 
Interested in opening a company in Greece? Ask our Greek solicitors for support; they will provide guidance and counseling for every step required by the Law for opening a company.
 
A company may take different forms in Greece, for example, a company limited by shares (Anonymos Eteria, AE), limited liability company (Eteria Periorismenis Efthynis, EPE), general partnership (Omorythmos Eteria, OE); limited partnership (Eterorythmos Eteria, EE) and sole proprietorship (Athomihi Epihirisi). Greek law firms can help you to clarify what is the best type of company for you.
 
Our law firm in Greece will provide full services, step-by-step, starting with the filing of documents with the Trade Register and finalizing with the registration at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
 
International investors make the decision to open a company in Greece for many reasons, but one of the general reasons why people come to this country to set up companies is to enjoy a large volume of business by entering the European market.
 
The different types of legal structures provide a level of versatility that attracts many foreign investors to the idea of opening a Greek company. These are some of the main reasons why more and more entrepreneurs are interested in opening businesses in this Mediterranean country:
 
  1.  Protect the divisions of your business: a good way to use a company is to separate the responsibilities of each of the divisions of your main company. This is a good plan to cover yourself against any inconvenience and not to compromise your whole structure.
  2.  It is a cheap way to enter Europe: the prices and costs of operating a business in Greece are lower than in most EU countries. This is one of the most popular reasons to open a Greek company.
  3.  Access to new markets: opening a company in Greece allows you to take advantage of the benefits of doing business within the EU. It is an ideal export platform.
  4.  Tax optimization: the creation of companies in Greece allows in many cases to obtain greater tax benefits, especially in terms of tax payments.
 
Contrary to what one may believe, establishing a company in Greece is not something reserved only for economically powerful companies. Small and medium-sized companies are even most common in this country and they can also benefit from having such a platform for exporting goods and services as this country offers. Opening a company in Greece is within the reach of many entrepreneurs.
 
But even though these types of companies have so many advantages and are within the reach of many entrepreneurs, it does not mean that the process of opening a business in Greece is a piece of cake. At the very least, you will need to have a thorough understanding of the procedures necessary to successfully go through the process. That’s why it’s advisable to get help from lawyers in Athens Greece.
 
If you are trying to better understand the company formation process in Greece, one of the proper options you have is to contact experts. Many times the language barrier makes it difficult for foreign entrepreneurs to fully understand how the whole process to start operating in Greece works.
 
You can get in touch with a team of professionals lawyers to get the help you need with the whole process of setting up a company in Greece.
 

Company liquidation options

 
Opening a company in Greece is a simple procedure compared to closing one. There is no doubt that the process of liquidating a Greek company requires you to have the experience and expertise of Greek solicitors who are experts in the field. This is the proper way to ensure that you are complying with the intricate regulations for this type of procedure.
 
When you want to liquidate a company, our lawyers in Greece will help you by offering the most suitable options in accordance with local laws. Our lawyers’ experience and knowledge in this field recommend us to be the proper solution when you need legal advice and counseling in this field.
 
As you may know, according to the Greek Civil Code regulations, the law on modernization and development, and the law on taxation, a company has to follow two steps before ceasing to exist: the dissolution and the liquidation. You can review the specifics of the liquidation procedure in Greece. 
 
Our lawyers in Greece have a high level of experience assisting foreign investors in these types of proceedings and can help you at any stage of the liquidation of a company.
 

Debt collection legal help

 
Perhaps the cases in which you will need the help of a team of Greek lawyers the most is when you are faced with a debt collection case. This type of procedure is, unfortunately, more common than you might think, so having the right help is crucial to recovering your money if you find yourself in this situation.
 
Almost every entrepreneur has had to do with overdue payments or even outstanding invoices, especially during the critical economic period in Greece. By cooperating with well-skilled accountants, our Greek solicitors are able to help you surpass these inconvenient situations.
 
We offer our Greek lawyers’ firm services from the beginning of a debt collection procedure, which usually consists of informing the debtor about the outstanding amount, until the completion of the procedure which usually involves court hearings. Want to know more about debt collection in Greece? Please check our brief material.
 

Legal help regarding taxes in Greece

 
One of the most complex things about doing business in Greece is dealing with the country's tax system, which is not exactly straightforward and often requires some command of the local language.
 
Our team of lawyers in Athens, Greece can help you with tax planning and optimization issues in Greece.
 
When your company is eligible for double taxation exemption in Greece, ask our law firm for appropriate support. Our lawyers in Greece work according to the provisions of the treaties signed with other countries and regulated by the Greek Minister of Finance through the Tax-Refund system. In the first instance, you will need a proving certificate stating that you already pay taxes in your origin country.
 
For the rest of the procedure, let our Greek solicitors work for you to guarantee success and optimal conditions.
 
The avoidance of double taxation in Greece is a complex issue that we recommend reviewing at all times with a qualified Greek lawyer.
 

Key indicators of the Greek economy for investors

 

  • Greece is in the midst of an economic recovery. The European Commission expects the Greek economy to grow by 3.8% this year and 5% in 2022.
  • GDP per capita reaches $28,486.
  • It has a highly developed service sector that contributes approximately 68% of Greece's GDP.
  • The corporate tax rate is 24%.
 
Our law firm in Greece may also offer you advice, consultancy, action, and representation for tax advice and other matters related to corporate tax compliance, payroll services, and VAT registration.