From bespoke transactional advisory support to corporate law assistance on a day-to-day basis, our corporate law and compliance team offers services tailored to clients’ needs. Our goal is to help clients manage efficiently the risks associated with an ever-changing regulatory environment, whether they are setting-up a new company, restructuring, unwinding their company organizations or designing exit strategies.
These services are provided by core teams dedicated to each specific client and, when required, are supported by market-leading specialized firm resources. All teams involved have in-depth knowledge of our clients’ businesses. This allows them to address client needs in a proactive manner, which results in sound business decisions. We have an enviable reputation in assisting some of the world’s largest companies with their corporate law matters in Greece, and we often work closely together with international law firms or our clients’ in-house legal departments in order to help them understand the particularities of the Greek market. Of course, our work is not restricted to multinationals; we provide services to any client operating under some form of corporate organization, including start-ups, family offices, investment funds and private equity firms.
We help our clients, we select the most appropriate and efficient company structures, set up companies, branches and joint ventures, and obtain all required licenses. We also assist them in launching operations or winding-up and reorganise where necessary. Since we operate on a one-stop-shop basis, we offer a comprehensive range of services, ranging from advisory support and drafting shareholders’ agreements and Articles of Association, to obtaining tax registration numbers for non-domestic founders and completing the necessary process for opening bank accounts.
On a day-to-day basis
We assist clients with corporate bookkeeping as well as with identifying and properly managing their corporate law obligations and needs. These include: corporate finance and capital adequacy requirements, corporate distributions and repatriation of profits, registered offices and company premises matters, Board of Directors’ issues, ultimate beneficial owner registration, annual accounts and financial statements, alignment with new corporate law requirements. We also organize traditional corporate legal work in an innovative manner: helpdesks, compliance tools, progress reports and bespoke seminars are some of the tools we deploy in order to guide our clients through their corporate law compliance obligations and help them to monitor those obligations simply and efficiently. Our constant aim is to deliver the best legal advice while avoiding duplication.
Having accumulated significant expertise in ground-breaking and complex corporate transactions—in addition to our century-long experience in regular corporate work for numerous multinational companies—allows us to advise on associated party transactions, directors fees, conflicts of interest, complex corporate governance issues, shareholders’ debt restructuring.
Our corporate law compliance teams integrate support from different specialized legal teams of the firm. Also, by working together with our tax & accounting practice, we address all necessary economic issues, which always results in providing advice that’s uniquely business-oriented.
Diagnostic reviews & solutions
Our multi-disciplinary teams comprise experts from numerous specialized areas, such as employment, tax, data protection, accounting and regulatory. As such, we offer compliance and diagnostic reviews with the aim of assessing compliance status and setting up guidelines, procedures and staff training, in order to ensure corporate law compliance going forward. Our clients find that these reviews help them to operate proactively, thus avoiding fines, reputational damage or even personal liabilities associated with increasingly complex rules and compliance obligations. Furthermore, our Business Crimes & Investigations practice is ready to step in whenever there is a case of unlawful conduct or judicial review for corporate corruption and fraud.