KG Law Firm’s Co-Managing Partner Contributed to the Magazine of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

KG Law Firm, a member of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), contributed an article in the March-April 2019 edition of Business Partners, the magazine of AmCham. The latest edition featured a special Thought Leader series on tax reforms, with a contribution by KG Law Firm’s co-managing partner and Chairman of the Legislative Reform Committee of the AmCham, John C. Kyriakides entitled "Tax Competitiveness – Different Approaches Across Europe".

Greek Gaming Industry - Are we Closer to a New Era?

The amendment of Greek Law 4002/2011 aims to put an end to the temporary licensing regime (which is in place since 2012) and foresees the granting of permanent licenses of five years’ duration for a live casino, live poker and betting, in order to modernise the current legal framework. A random number generated casino games are still controversially omitted.

KG Law Firm Adds Strength to its EU & Competition, Regulatory, and Compliance Practices

KG Law Firm is proud to announce the appointment of Victoria Mertikopoulou, LL.M., Ph.D., as Counsel in its EU & Competition, Regulatory and Compliance practice.Victoria joins KG following two successful mandates as Commissioner - Rapporteur of the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) where she acted as a Member of the HCC Board in numerous HCC decisions and opinions regarding substantive antitrust, merger control, regulatory and administrative matters. She was the Rapporteur in charge of many significant cases (cartels, restrictive agreements, abuse of dominant position, mergers). Victoria has regularly represented the HCC at the European Competition Network, OECD and ICN and has more than 18 years of experience in EU and EU competition law. She has participated as an organiser and speaker in numerous conferences and events, published several articles and is highly regarded by peers and colleagues in her area of practice.

KG Law Firm Proud Sponsor of the 5th Moot Court Competition in Greece, Organised by ELSA Greece

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is pleased to announce a new initiative aiming to support law students and young lawyers by sponsoring the 5th National Moot Court Competition in Greece, organised by ELSA Greece, the National Group of ELSA* representing ELSA in Greece. The competition will take place on 12-14 April 2019, under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice and with the support of Greece’s well-known universities: the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Democritus University of Thrace.The ELSA Moot Court Competition is…

KG Law Firm Organised a Legal Boot Camp, Part of the Athens Digital Lab

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm organised a first pilot “legal boot camp” to talented teams of young start-up entrepreneurs, graduates and researchers who were shortlisted to develop their proposals within the Athens Digital Lab of the City of Athens. The areas covered were corporate (including funding), tax, IP, employment and GDPR. More such KG initiatives are planned.

Adjudicating Moral Damages in Greece from an Economic Analysis of Law Perspective

KG Law Firm’s Senior Associate Charalampos (Harry) Karampelis, a regular contributor, and author of some of the leading industry publications, recently contributed to a book, published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, which focuses on the legal matter of the adjudication of moral damages in Greece.

KG Law Firm Participated in a Conference organised by SDEE and the Association of Greek Commercialists

On 30 January 2019, Apostolos Georgantas, Senior Associate at Kyriakides Georgopoulos (KG) Law Firm, spoke at a conference organized by SDEE and the Association of Greek Commercialists, which focused on the new legislation (L.4548/2018) on Sociétés Anonymes. Apostolos’ speech dealt with conflicts of interests arising on the one hand between the company and the members of the Board of Directors and on the other hand between the company and its shareholders. Introductory remarks were made by Senior Partner of KG Law Firm, and Chairman of SDEE, Leonidas Georgopoulos.

KG Law Firm Advised the Consortium of Snam, Enagás and Fluxys

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is pleased to announce that it advised the consortium composed by Snam, Enagás and Fluxys on over 10-year non-recourse acquisition financing corresponding to approximately 65% of the enterprise value to fund the acquisition, through Senfluga Energy Infrastructure Holdings, of a 66% stake of the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator S.A.

Significant Reform to the Legislative Framework Regulating the Sociétés Anonymes in Greece

Corporate/M&A Partner Claire Pavlou and Senior Associate Theodore Lappas recently contributed an article to the latest edition of Greek Law Digest describing the general provisions on administration, governance and supervision on Sociétés Anonymes (Companies Limited by Shares) in Greece under the new legislative framework of Law 4548/2018. The Law, which repeals almost in its entirety the existing Law 2190/1920 on SAs, came into effect on 1 January 2019. To download the article, please click here.

The Clawback of the ‘New Generation’ Growth Share Criterion and Case Law

The clawback mechanism has been initially established as an emergency measure but as indicated by the Greek case law, it is here to stay. In their article available for download, KG Law Firm talks about the Council of the State ruling on the clawback mechanism and the addition of the growth share criterion.  

Panorama of Shareholders’ Rights under the New Greek Company Law

SEE Legal's Greek member, KG Law Firm, has prepared an overview of shareholders' rights under the new Greek Company Law  - please download the document here.

Recent Greek Tax Highlights

In their December newsletter, KG Law Firm introduces the recent Greek tax highlights: Reduction of Corporate Income Tax rate On 30 November 2018, the Greek Parliament, by virtue of the article 23 of Law 4679/2018, amended the article 58 of the Greek Income Tax Code (Law 4172/2013) with regards to the statutory corporate income tax (“CIT”) rate. Such amendment provides for the gradual reduction of the Greek statutory CIT rate from 29% today to 25% for the fiscal year 2022 onwards. In particular, all legal persons and legal entities, apart from credit institutions (still subject to a 29% CIT…