Maria is a tax lawyer with her profound knowledge on a broad spectrum of international and domestic direct and indirect taxation issues. Maria has a great experience in advising companies and individuals on tax planning as well as dealing with overall project management, especially, as regards the structuring of real estate investment vehicles, corporate and fund strategies focusing on the most efficient tax solution.
A landmark win in the pharma industry by our tax team – The Dispute Resolution Directorate mandates the refund of 4.5 million VAT on pharma rebates.
Our tax team, led by Aspasia Malliou with the support of Senior associate Maria Kilatou, has succeeded in issuing twenty-one positive decisions before the Dispute Resolution Directorate Court, which mandated multi-million VAT refund related to rebates. In particular, our tax team successfully represented one of the top 10 leading pharmaceutical companies in the global pharma industry, handling a complex tax case related to VAT on rebates. The decisions of the Dispute Resolution Directorate are of great importance, since the VAT legislative treatment on rebates had created ambiguity among the pharmaceutical companies while the handling of the case required a sophisticated argumentation grounded on ECJ jurisprudence and landmark decisions, issued by Greek Courts, which our tax team was also the pioneer to achieve. Along with the legal argumentation, the cases were grounded on a strong accounting approach. The Dispute Resolution Directorate accepted the twenty-one administrative appeals and sent back the cases to the tax office to proceed with the VAT refunds. The above outcome has a significant impact, as it creates a precedent for VAT refunds in the whole pharma industry, as regards rebates, at the level of Greek tax administration, without proceeding to judicial recourses before the Greek Courts.
Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Accounting and Finance, BSc, 2021
University of Piraeus MSc in Banking & Finance, 2013
Athens University of Economics and Business Postgraduate Diploma in Greek Tax Law, 2012
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens LLB, 2011
Associate Maria Kilatou is an expert in international tax law.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2021
The Private Wealth & Private Client Review: Greece, Eleventh Edition
Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Published by The Law Reviews.
Our Tax Partner Aspasia Malliou along with Senior Associate Maria Kilatou and Associate Dimitris Soultis co-authored an article that was published by The Private…
Our Partner and Head of POTAMITISVEKRIS Tax team, Aspasia Malliou and Senior Associate, Maria Kilatou co-authored an article/“Tax Notice” regarding the New Development Law…
On March 18, our Senior Associates Theologos Mintzas (Real Estate) and Maria Kilatou (Tax) will present a seminar on the structure of a real…
The Inward Investment and International Taxation Review Ninth Edition – Greece Chapter
Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Published by The Law Reviews, February, 2019