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Deloitte

The Deloitte tax department in Greece is highly recommended. Services cover all tax legal areas including M&A, international tax, corporate tax, indirect tax, employee compensation, dispute resolution and more, with the support of other departments. There are more than eight tax partners led by head of tax Maria Trakadi. Each partner is dedicated to a specific tax area. 

The team advised a Greek airline company with long-term lease payment to an Irish company. The task involved engaging the Greek tax authority and preparing documentation of various jurisdictions’ wording on double tax treaties to mitigate any tax risks.

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates is highly recommended as one the earliest law firms to establish a tax department in Greece. The team is experienced in representing clients before the courts including, the Conseil d’ Etat, the Supreme Administrative Court. However, the tax practice assists in all tax matters including tax planning, tax advice, tax audit and more. Some of the industries the team advises include credit institutions, telecommunications, breweries, shipping, airlines, oil refineries, mining and commodities, real estate, leisure and entertainment. Name partner John Dryllerakis heads the practice. 

Dryllerakis led a team representing Henkel Hellas in three different cases against the tax authority before the Greek courts including the Supreme Court. The case concerned VAT reduction and the matter of the case was valued at $630,000.

EY

EY is among the top Greek firms for its comprehensive tax services offering a one-stop-shop. It advises on tax compliance, tax planning, corporate tax, indirect tax, tax disputes and more. Its tax practice has partners leading teams dedicated to specific tax areas such as indirect tax, global compliance reporting, corporate tax and law, international tax planning and more. The team has the knowledge, experience and the resources across its global network to assists multinationals in complex cross-border transactions. Stefanos Mitsios heads the practice that has 212 fee earners, including seven tax partners. 

The tax team advised UK and US investors in an $400 million real estate purchase in Greece. The role was to advise on tax structuring. 

 

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm is highly recommended for its expertise in tax legal. The team advises clients in all tax legal aspects and is experienced in providing innovative solutions to high-profile transactions. Its client portfolio encompasses international and domestic corporations, private clients and non-profit establishments.

The tax team collaborated with White & Case to advise four Greek systemic banks, (Alpha Bank, Eurobank, the National Bank of Greece and Piraeus Bank) on their agreement with Italian bank doBank. It involved advising on all tax aspects such as VAT, withholding tax, income tax and more.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

The tax practice at Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm has three main advisory focus areas: corporate tax, private client tax and tax controversy. The team, consisting of former Big Four employees, has a broad range of experience and skills consulting clients in industries such as banking and finance, insurance, private equity, real estate, hospitality and leisure, manufacturing, software, international trade, energy, automotive and logistics. It consists of six lawyers and Panagiotis Pothos heads the practice. 

The team supported Senfluga Energy Infrastructure Holdings’s shareholders on the tax aspects of the majority stake of DESFA. The value of the transaction was estimated at $535 million.

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Zepos & Yannopoulos is highly recommended for its tax practice and is among the largest tax practices with more than 45 lawyers and accountants. Services include all areas, whether non-contentious or contentious, the firm specialises in. The tax team is led by managing partner Yerassimos Yannopoulos, who is supported by seven partners. 

The tax team advised EDP Renewables in all tax and legal aspects in its acquisition of wind farms companies and construction of wind farms. Its client portfolio consists of domestic and international firms, private clients and non-profit organisations. Some of its notable clients include Nike, Turkish Airlines, BP, and Johnson & Johnson.