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    General:

    Avramopoulos & Partners' tax attorneys represent clients in acquisitions, financings and leasing transactions, financial products, permanent establishment and transfer pricing issues and capital market transactions. In addition, we represent locally based corporate and other taxpayers in tax planning, transactional and tax audit and tax dispute work.

    The following are some of the areas in which our attorneys possess experience

    1. Acquisitions and Planning
      We have consulted on numerous acquisitions of home country corporations, partnerships and business assets by foreign entities, as well as advised with respect to the restructuring of a number of multinational groups. Furthermore, we have acquired significant expertise in minimizing the worldwide tax burden of foreign acquiring groups. This was achieved as a result of our ability to understand the tax rules in foreign jurisdictions as well as provide useful advice regarding these rules, and due to our acquired expertise in dealing with tax treaty issues.
       
    2. Tax Planning/Transfer Pricing
      We are able to provide advice on reorganizations, foreign tax credit maximization, international financings and joint ventures. In addition, our expertise extends to representing taxpayers in permanent establishment, international transfer pricing and other tax disputes with governmental tax authorities.
       
    3. Real Estate
      The tax group has structured numerous domestic real estate investments and developments on behalf of investors and developers, including the formulation of complex convertible mortgage transactions and the structuring of several pooled investment funds in real estate through the creation of trusts and other investment vehicles.
       
    4. Investment Funds
      The tax group advises the sponsors and/or managers of investment funds with respect to both domestic and foreign tax issues affecting the structure of and investment in such funds.
       
    5. Securitizations
      We have advised on the structuring and implementation of numerous securitization transactions, including consumer loan receivables, and anticipated contract receivables.
       
    6. Telecommunications / Electronic Commerce
      Our experience in this sector includes representing companies involved in telecommunications and electronic commerce in international corporate structuring, asset transfers and financing, including one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. We have also advised firms on intercompany pricing matters.

  • If you need help with a legal or business issue, please contact our team:

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    Team:

    Vassilis D. Avramopoulos
    Vassilis D. Avramopoulos Senior Partner
    v.avramopoulos@avralaw.gr
    Athanassios A. Avgeros
    Athanassios A. Avgeros Partner
    t.avgeros@avralaw.gr
    Yanna N. Antonopoulou
    Yanna N. Antonopoulou Partner
    antonopoulou@avralaw.gr
    Barbara Angelopoulou
    Barbara Angelopoulou Junior Partner
    b.angelopoulou@avralaw.gr
    Wolfgang Gebhardt
    Wolfgang Gebhardt Of Counsel
    Gebhardt & Partners
    gebhardt@otenet.gr
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    Recommendations by Law Directories:

    Avramopoulos & Partners delivers tax advice in relation to acquisitions, financing and capital markets transactions, leasing, and transfer pricing. It also advises on tax planning, audits and disputes. Vassilis Avramopoulos is the key contact. (European Legal 500, 2017 ed.).

    Avramopoulos & Partners’ “punctual and responsive” tax department advises multinational and local companies. Team head Vassilis Avramopoulos is recommended. (European Legal 500, 2016 ed.).
     
    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm gives “very practical and commercial advice, which can be difficult to find from some lawyers working in a civil law jurisdiction”. Clients include NCR Hellas, AT&T, Hill International and AC Nielsen. Senior partner Vassilis Avramopoulos is highly recommended for “his understanding of the use of trusts.” (European Legal 500, 2015 ed.).

    The ‘very good and professional’ team at Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has been advising clients on transfer-pricing issues. Clients include ACNielsen, NCR Hellas, and AT&T Global Network Services Hellas. ‘Knowledgeable all-rounder’ Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the team. (European Legal 500, 2014 ed.)

    Vassilis Avramopoulos heads Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s tax team, which advises international and domestic clients. It recently advised an Italian Food Company on permanent establishment, transfer pricing issues and the Double Taxation Treaty. Other clients include NCR (Hellas), ACNielsen and AT&T. (Tax Directors Handbook, 2014 ed.)

    Vassilis Avramopoulos heads Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s tax team, which advises international and domestic clients. It recently advised an Italian food company on permanent establishment, transfer pricing issues and the Double Taxation Treaty. Other clients include NCR (Hellas), ACNielsen and AT&T. (European Legal 500, 2013 ed.)

    Senior partner Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the tax team at Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm, which recently advised AT&T on a proposed recapitalisation plan. Other clients include Aegean Blue Group and Hill International. (Tax Directors Handbook, 2013 ed.)

    Senior partner Vassilis Avramopoulos heads the tax team at Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm, which recently advised AT&T on a proposed recapitalisation plan. Other clients include Aegean Blue Group and Hill International. (European Legal 500, 2012 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s senior partner Vassilis Avramopoulos is a member of McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP’s international tax panel. It recently advised AT&T’s Greek subsidiary on a recapitalisation plan and also represents clients such as Diageo Hellas and Tie Rack. (Tax Directors Handbook, 2012 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s senior partner Vassilis Avramopoulos is a member of McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP’s international tax panel. It recently advised AT&T’s Greek subsidiary on a recapitalisation plan and also represents clients such as Diageo Hellas and Tie Rack. (European Legal 500, 2011 ed.)

    Clients praise Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s “professionalism, timeliness and quality”, with Vassilis Avramopoulos and Yianna Antonopoulou recommended for their “significant technical tax knowledge”. The group has been providing advise on tax structuring and VAT issues to clients such as Affichage Holdings and Club Greece Resorts. (Tax Directors Handbook, 2011 ed.)

    Clients praise Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s ‘professionalism, timeliness and quality’, with Vassilis Avramopoulos and Yianna Antonopoulou recommended for their ‘significant technical tax knowledge’. The group has been providing advice on tax structuring and VAT issues to clients such as Affichage Holdings and Club Greece Resorts. (European Legal 500, 2010 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has been advising Greek subsidiaries of major multinationals, including AT&T, on tax structuring and transfer-pricing matters. The firm also handles complex, convertible mortgage transactions for its real estate clients. (Tax Directors Handbook, 2010 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has been advising Greek subsidiaries of major multinationals, including AT&T, on tax structuring and transfer-pricing matters. The firm also handles complex convertible mortgage transactions for its real estate clients. (European Legal 500, 2009 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm recently advised Germany-based Beiersdorf, the Greek subsidiary of US-based EDS, and the Greek subsidiary of telecoms company AT&T on the tax efficiency of the implementation of zero balancing cash pooling schemes. (European Legal 500, 2008 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm handles corporate tax structuring and tax litigation, and has experience in the areas, of real estate, investment funds and securitization. (European Legal 500, 2007 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm provides tax advise in a corporate context and has advised on the tax implications of the acquisition of local companies by foreign entities, restructuring and the establishment of domestic branch offices. (European Legal 500, 2005 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm delivers advise on tax issues related to corporate and commercial activities. (European Legal 500, 2004 ed.)

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    Examples of work

    • Provision of legal services and legal opinions to an Italian food company in relation to permanent establishment, transfer pricing issues and implementation of the relevant Double Taxation Treaty.
       
    • Provision of legal services and legal opinions to a major US subsidiary in Greece in relation to the non-imposition of withholding taxes on royalties based on the relevant Double Taxation Treaty.
       
    • Provision of legal advice to a US subsidiary in Greece on transfer pricing aspects, implementation of newly enacted tax legislation, imposition of stamp duty on corporate lending and financing, implementation of treaties for the avoidance of double taxation between Greece and various jurisdictions.
       
    • Objection procedure before the Greek Administrative Courts regarding the Decision of the Tax Authority for not exempting Greek companies from the imposition of special tax on their real estate in case the ultimate shareholder of the companies is a trust.
       
    • Individual application before the European Court for Human Rights regarding the breach of the right to a fair hearing caused by the omission of the Greek Supreme Administrative Court to hear the claims of an incorrectly taxed company.
       
    • Provision of legal services to a major US telecommunications company also operating in Greece, in compliance with its Greek subsidiary’s regulatory obligation to prepare a file relevant to the transfer pricing rules in force.
       
    • Provision of tax advice to US company – Greek subsidiary in relation to a considered recapitalization plan.
       
    • Provision of legal advice to a US listed company on various tax matters including the tax status of foreign employees who work for a Greek company, but are tax residents abroad.

Honors and Awards for: Tax

Τhe Legal 500 2015
Tax Directors Handbook 2014
Tax Awards Winner 2014
Tax Directors Handbook 2013