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Exception of Shipping Company from Real Estate Tax
The tax team of POTAMITISVEKRIS, led by Partner Aspasia Malliou and supported by associates Dimitra Katsipi and Haris Stamboulis, succeeded in obtaining a decision from the Athens Administrative Court of Appeal, according to which the general exemption from real estate tax, which applies to limited liability companies (article 15 paragraph 3 b of Law 3091/2002), also applies to shipping companies. The judgment in the above case is original, as there is no case-law precedent and upholds the exemption of the applicant shipping company from real estate tax of approximately EUR 1.300.000
Qualifying holding notification procedure with respect to the holding of a major investor in a Greek systemic bank
Partner George Bersis, assisted by Associates Nikos Stefas and Vasiliki Verykaki, are advising a major foreign investor of a Greek systemic bank with respect to its qualifying holding notification before the SSM
Financing of a gas power plant in Alexandroupolis
Partner Alexander Metallinos is advising a consortium of Sponsors on the Financing of the construction of a gas-fired combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of a nominal capacity of 840 MW in Alexandroupolis.
c.280m EUR project financing of Kalamata-Rizomylos-Pylos-Methoni Road Axis PPP
Euripides Ioannou and Vasilis Tsintavis advised a syndicate of Greek banks on the c. 280m EUR financing for the construction of the 49 km Southwest Peloponnese Road Axis-Section Kalamata-Rizomylos-Pylos-Methoni. The project is one of few motorway PPPs in Greece and was sponsored by a consortium of Ellaktor and Intrakat.
State Direct Agreement
Partner Euripides Ioannou and Associate Nikolaos Kampantais advised the Greek Government on the direct agreement with the lenders in connection with a €680 million project financing facility for the development of a gold and copper asset located in the Halkidiki region. The project is the first project finance mining deal in Greece and is expected to provide significant social and economic benefits to Greece and the local communities.
International offering of senior secured notes by Europe’s leading lottery operator
Partner Alexander Metallinos, assisted by Senior Associate Elena Theocharakou and Associate Marialena Papageorgiou acted as Greek (local) legal counsel to Europe’s leading lottery operator with operations in multiple European countries, including Greece, in relation to the offering of €665 million in aggregate principal amount of 7¼% Senior Secured Notes due 2030 and $700 million in aggregate principal amount of 7⅞% Senior Secured Notes due 2029. The offering generated strong interest, with the orderbook being multiple times oversubscribed on both sides of the Atlantic.
Successfully defending a charity and a jewelry designer against 500k claim for IP rights infringements.
Konstantinos Papadiamantis and Evgenia Kordou, successfully represented a charity, a jewelry manufacture company, and a jewelry designer in litigation proceedings before Athens Single and Multi – Member Courts regarding an application of interim measures and a lawsuit against our clients, requesting the Court to order cessation of production and distribution of a certain object and 500k € as indemnity. The Court issued a judgment in favor of our clients, rejecting in substance the application of interim measures of the plaintiffs. Subsequently, the lawsuit was withdrawn and the trial was dismissed.
Successfully defending investigation journalism.
Head of Litigation Konstantinos Papadiamantis and associate Evgenia Kordou, successfully represented, in a pro bono case, before the Athens Multi-member Court, the editor and a journalist of an investigation journalism site against claim for defamation by an investigated party.
We are very pleased to share that POTAMITISVEKRIS has been once again recognized by Chambers and Partners as “Greece Law Firm of the Year”,…
We are proud to announce we have been awarded the EcoVadis Sustainability Silver Medal (2022-2023).The accolade positions POTAMITISVEKRIS among the top 25% of companies…
Interview in “The Power Game” with our Real Estate, Construction, and Environmental Partner, T. Mintzas
Theologos Mintzas, partner of our Real Estate, Construction, and Environmental practice, shares a comprehensive viewpoint in “The Power Game” regarding the Greek Real Estate…
This prestigious certification is the result of our efforts to foster a culture of respect, trust and transparency. We strive to provide a workplace…
Seminar on “The rules for circulation and trade of pharmaceutical products in Greece” by Partner, Alexandros Kortesis
POTAMITISVEKRIS Partner, Alexandros Kortesis, with profound experience in Life Sciences and Healthcare sector, has been invited by Nomiki Bibliothiki to deliver a seminar, about…
POTAMITISVEKRIS sponsors and participates in the RED Meeting Point 2023, the meeting place for the Real Estate industry’s experts.
Theologos Mintzas, partner of our Real Estate, Construction, and Environmental practice, will participate in the RED Meeting Point 2023 on May 3rd and moderate…
Publication of Decision 1162/2022 of the Council of State, confirming that the taxpayer may validly present new evidence in the ruling administrative court.
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We are happy to announce that our firm maintained its Tier 1 ranking in 10 practice areas and a Tier 2 ranking for the…