Corporate and Commercial
 
 
Corporate and Commercial constitutes a core sector for our Firm. We provide a whole and wide range of enhanced competent services and advice in all fields of Corporate and Commercial Law to local, domestic and foreign small to major multinational corporations, individual traders, shareholders, legal entities, private funds and institutional investors.

Our Corporate and Commercial team has significant specialization and in-depth experience in national and nternational commercial transactions, private-public partnerships and dispute resolutions.

      
Working closely as a combined team with prominent tax consultants, leading accountants, solicitors in different jurisdictions and international experts network in the market we assist local and foreign clients and successfully pursue swift business regulation disputes focused by the clients’ commercial needs, profit making strategies and feasible business plans.

Our Expertise

• Company formation of all types
• Registration of foreign foundations in the appropriate jurisdiction
• Formation of foreign corporate entities in a wide range of jurisdictions (including Cyprus, Malta,
   Luxembourg, Liberia, Panama,Marshall Islands, Isle of Man, BVI, Channel Islands and other onshore
   or offshore jurisdictions)
• Setting up corporate vehicles (SPV), subsidiaries, branches and representative offices of foreign corporations in Greece
• Administration of corporate entities and participation in various board and shareholders meetings
• Conduct of legal due diligence reports and competence verification with local legislation
• Advising on the necessity of increasing or reducing the corporations registered share capital
• Advising on directors and shareholders’ rights and liabilities
• Insolvency and liquidation
• Drafting of loan facilities, shareholders agreements, joint ventures, memoranda of agreement,
   sale & purchase contracts, management agreements and concessions
• Drafting and advising on agency, leasing, licensing, franchising and distribution agreements
• Debt collections and defamation
• Structuring and negotiating local and cross-border commercial deals
• Shareholders disputes, commercial and corporate law litigation
• Enforcing foreign commercial judgments and awards into Greece



Our Experience

• We have formed more than one hundred personal and limited liability corporations and more than
   two hundred offshore companies in various jurisdictions
• We are participating as board members in major Greek corporations
• Advising major European, Turkish and ex Soviet corporations on a regular basis
• Regularly representing major foreign / local companies and business practitioners before various Greek Courts in
   all types of commercial litigation
• Drafting franchise agreements for an Italian corporation
• Representing major foreign corporations and law firms for the enforcement of more than twenty foreign judgments / Arbitral
   Awards in Greece (exequatur) and undertaking the relevant enforcement proceedings against debtors in Greece
• Drafting numerous MOAs, MOUs, Management Agreements, loan facilities for major European corporations
• We have participated in more than two hundred commercial cases negotiating the terms and conditions for joint ventures,
   agencies, shareholders agreements in almost all aspects of international commercial and distribution business
   (hi-tech, merchandise, food stuff, cotton industry, beverages, gift products, cars, services, etc.)
• We regularly represent major Greek companies for debt collection

 
 
GERASSIMOU & PARTNERS LAW OFFICES
14 Mavrokordatou Street
185 38 Piraeus, Greece
t.: + 30 210 42 85 722
f.: + 30 210 42 85 659
e: info@gerassimou.gr