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  • Aviation

    ELC pioneered the liberalisation from the monopoly of air transportation related services in Greece, while also creating the foundation for the current ground services at the Athens International Airport and the other large airports throughout the country.

    Eurolegal - Aviation
  • Finance and tax

    In cooperation with certified accountants and tax consultants nationally and internationally, we can help you to sort out your finance assessment and make sure you can dispose of a proper evaluation of assets and of circumstances.

    Eurolegal - Finance and tax
  • General business law

    We are assisting in the creation of dozens of firms of different types for a variety of business purposes. We can help you to set up a proper structure according to your needs and assist you with a holding structure or an acquisition even on a small scale.

    Eurolegal - General business law
  • High technology

    We are very active in providing legal assistance to new expanding sectors of High Technology. One of the world's most prestigious manufacturers of super computers and specialized applications, Silicon Graphics International, turned to us for all necessary legal coverage in the country.

    Eurolegal - High technology
  • Labour law

    We feel it and we deal with it as very, very sensitive! Through our organised strategy we have proved successful in finding solutions that save our clients time and money.

    Eurolegal - Labour law
  • Intellectual property

    Whether you would simply like a check on the registration of a trademark or you wish to register a name, design or patent in Greece, Europe or even Worldwide, our experience and organisation can help you efficiently.

    Eurolegal - Intellectual property
  • Private and family law

    When your private life gets complicated, ELC can help. We have dealt with many cases and know how to find the best solutions offered in Greece and around the world.

    Eurolegal - Private and family law
  • Real estate

    Dozens of land and property buyers have entrusted us with their significant investments. From negotiating to contract preparation and registration, we take care of all your paperwork from A to Z.

    Eurolegal - Real estate

Welcome to the European Legal Consultancy

For comprehensive legal services... think ELC

ELC is one of an exciting new breed of law firms, combining local expertise with an international network of like-minded professional associates.

ELC has extensive legal experience across a broad range of sectors. We offer multi-lingual capabilities to compliment our wide range of specialist services for both commercial enterprises and private individuals. After many years of work and experience, ELC has created a solid, worldwide clientele.

We embrace cutting edge technology which keeps us up-to-date and links us seamlessly with all major domestic and international institutions - including bailiffs, court registrars, international organisations and the European Commission - but we never forget the importance of regular face-to-face meetings.

Our pricing is fully inclusive, honest, and transparent, with no hidden extras.

We are happy to offer you an initial consultation and quotation completely free of charge. Contact us now to find out more about how we can help.

Your visit to this web site and our exchange of correspondence do not imply acceptance by our Law firm to handle or to defend your case.

CROSS BORDER TAX PLANNING: GREEK TAX INCENTIVES

 In recent years, Greece has been dynamically trying to become an attraction for foreigners, competing with other European countries such as Malta, Cyprus, and Portugal, which are organized in similar incentive practices.

The "Golden Visa" plan in combination with the residence permit in Greece (and consequently with free movement throughout the Schengen area) that accompanied it, had paid off, especially during 2019. Foreigners Investors who wanted to acquire it could do so either by investing in real estate in our country, but also in bond shares and mutual funds. However, the coronavirus pandemic seems to have slowed its rise and the relative numbers have dropped significantly.

As a result, new tax incentives were designed targeting both the repatriation of young Greek immigrants (many of them being highly specialized or dispose of qualified scientific training) in order to achieve a reversal of the "brain drain" of the last decade but also aiming at Greece to attract citizens from third countries ready to settle and work or even invest in Greece.

For individuals who decide to relocate in Greece as self-employed or as employees, to another professional employment, a reduction of 50% of their income tax is introduced in Greece for the next 7 years after their establishment, under certain conditions.

At the same time, pensioners (foreigners or of Greek origin) are encouraged to choose to settle in Greece, where their tax obligations are limited to an annual income tax of only 7% of the income from their pensions they earn abroad as long as they now live in our country.

This creates a multifaceted framework of tax incentives which can be of particular interest with proper planning both for the repatriation of Greeks and for the settlement of other active or retired individuals.

Our Law firm through its network in Switzerland is quite familiar with the double taxation avoidance conventions and with the EU directives/regulations as well as the OECD recommendations to the extent that they are included in the national tax regulations. We follow with particular interest the developments in the Greek tax legislation in relation to abroad in order to be informed and able to provide quality services in the cross-border tax planning of our clients.

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