Corporate and M&A transactions constitute the cornerstone of our activities, as major part of our practice is focused on advising large companies and SMEs in their day-to-day management issues regarding corporate governance, commercial activities and shareholders’ issues. Corporate and M&A department is run by a strong team of expert lawyers, with extensive experience in successfully handling sophisticated matters and providing cutting-edge solutions to our corporate clients. We look after our clients through every stage of the corporate life cycle and advise them on the selection of the optimal legal vehicle for their operations from a corporate and tax point of view, taking into consideration their particular needs and scope of business- we aim to create value for them.
Our team offers detailed advice with respect to the steps required and issues relating to the incorporation of subsidiaries, such as drafting articles of incorporation for all forms of Greek legal entities, issues arising from the jurisdiction of the shareholders and/or directors, shareholders’ and directors’ or administrators’ rights and obligations, duties and liabilities of directors and administrators, registration of corporate name, capital requirements, as well as advice regarding the operation of the company.
Once a company is formed, we advise on all corporate matters from the date of incorporation until the date of liquidation, including the appointment and removal of directors, granting of representation authorities to directors and/or third parties, share capital increases or decreases, change of registered offices, shareholders issues, change of financial year, approval of annual accounts, amendment of Articles of Association, exit strategies, distribution of dividends and repatriation of profits.
We also provide our clients acquisitions, restructuring and post-integration corporate services, in case of mergers and acquisitions. We draft the appropriate corporate resolutions, in Greek and English (if necessary), as well as relevant powers of attorney, and obtain the relevant approvals for the afore-mentioned activities, and we assist in the implementation of the advice, if required, before the relevant supervisory authorities.
We draft and negotiate shareholder and joint venture agreements and have completed numerous conversions, divisions, asset and share deals, transfer of business as a going concern and spin-offs.