"the team is always focused on helping and assisting the client, and acts as a business partner when needed."

Chambers & Partners Europe, 2019

KG Law Firm’s Tax team assists both corporate and private clients to navigate the challenges and opportunities in a constantly changing Greek tax environment. Our tax practice comprises of three main workstreams: Corporate Tax Advisory and Structuring, Personal Tax Advisory and Structuring, and Tax Controversy.

Corporate Tax Advisory and Structuring Services: Our firm advises corporate clients on all aspects of corporate and business taxation, either of purely domestic or cross-border nature. Further, our department undertakes tax planning and transactional projects. In particular, our expertise covers the following fields:

  • General corporate taxation;
  • Taxation of mergers, acquisitions and restructurings and application of beneficial tax regimes;
  • Taxation of banking and financial transactions, debt and equity financing and venture capital;
  • International taxation and application of double tax treaties;
  • Structuring of inbound and outbound cross-border investments;
  • Addressing anti-avoidance measures and transfer pricing issues;
  • Real estate taxation and structuring of investment in Greek real estate;
  • Taxation of employment income, executive compensation and benefits;
  • VAT, stamp duty, other indirect taxes, excise duties and customs.

Personal Tax Advisory and Structuring Services: Our firm supports private clients and family offices on personal tax issues, either in providing advisory services, structuring their personal or family wealth, or assisting them in the context of tax compliance. Thus, we can work with high-net-worth individuals in the following areas:

  • Income taxation;
  • Taxation of employment income, executive compensation and benefits;
  • International taxation, application of double tax treaties and tax residence issues;
  • Taxation of non-residents;
  • Inheritance and donation taxation, both planning and compliance;
  • Succession and private wealth planning;
  • Taxation of holding companies, offshore entities, trusts and foundations;
  • Real estate taxation;
  • Taxation of shipping income;
  • Taxation of art and entertainment.

Tax Controversy Services: We represent clients before the tax authorities and administrative courts in all stages of a tax dispute, both for corporate and personal tax issues. Our services include the following:

  • Litigation before the ordinary administrative courts and the Council of State;
  • Assistance in the context of a tax inspection, tax audit and before the Directorate of Dispute Resolution;
  • Post-litigation enforcement of tax debts and other liabilities to the State;
  • Alternative dispute resolution proceedings, e.g. Mutual Assistance Procedures, Advance Pricing Agreements or Arbitration proceedings.
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