Corporate and Civil
The corporate and civil law practice of Koutalidis Law Firm extends from advising on everyday company operations to complex commercial transactions.
In addition to the Koutalidis Law Firm M&A practice, a field where Koutalidis Law Firm is an established market leader, Koutalidis Law Firm enjoys several mandates for the provision of day-to-day corporate law advice to Greek companies of various legal forms and to branches of foreign companies having a presence in Greece.
The practice of general corporate law, including the establishment of companies or branches and the support in the day to day operations, is one of our core activities. Our Firm is in position to explain the Greek legal framework in an easy to understand way and we have the knowledge and resources required in order to attend to the special needs of foreign clients. This includes issues relating to expatriates (including visas, work permits, accommodation arrangements, tax optimization) and issues relating to full compliance of the local entity or branch with the Greek regulatory framework.
Over the years, Koutalidis Law Firm has developed a profound understanding of the dynamics of the relationships between shareholders, between managers and shareholders and between shareholders and the corporation’s other constituencies, including creditors and employees. Koutalidis Law Firm always aims at identifying and balancing the conflicting interests preemptively in the context of advisory practice, thus significantly mitigating the risk of such conflicts becoming uncontrollable and threatening the very operation of a company.
Our usual corporate services include assisting the client to select the ideal establishment type for the intended activity (corporate entity versus branch, type of corporate entity), performing the steps necessary for such establishment, assisting the client with all other relevant issues related to the establishment of a business and dealing with the ongoing ordinary needs of the establishment (including shareholders meetings and board meetings, as well as regulatory compliance).
Moreover, Koutalidis Law Firm regularly assists its clients in the negotiation of distribution agreements, agency (commercial representation) agreements, software licensing agreements, consulting agreements, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements and management agreements. The added value Koutalidis Law Firm contributes in such negotiation lies in the profound understanding of the particularities of Greek Civil Law and in the ability to communicate these in a simple manner to clients not familiar with the Greek legal order.