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As part of our commitment to providing the highest standard of legal service, we provide our expatriate, foreign and local clients with a Greek legal guide to assist them in their legal dealings in both a personal and business capacity. We also select and summarise any changes or developments in Greek law that may affect our clients. For a detailed discussion of any of the Greek guides or legal updates outlined below, please contact us.

Buying and Selling Property in Greece

In light of the current financial and fiscal circumstances in Greece, real estate experts forecast that the interest for the purchase and sale of property is bound to increase, offering numerous investment opportunities to prospective buyers and sellers. The real estate legal team at & Associates Law Office have the experience, resources and expertise to assist prospective buyers and sellers in an efficient and professional manner. It is not necessary for our clients to be present in Greece to complete a sale and/or purchase transaction. Read More

Land and Real-Estate Registrations

Following the enactment of Law 3481/2006, the newly established institution of National Cadastre ("Ethniko Ktimatologio") has been increasingly entering into our lives when it comes to property registrations within Greece. In a nutshell, the Cadastre is an integrated system, admittedly more effective than the old system of registrations and mortgages supported by the Land Registry Offices. By registering their properties in the Cadastre, owners achieve the full registration of information relating to each and every property individually, combining both spatial and legal details. Read More

Inheritance and Probate Proceedings

Inheritance and probate proceedings can be complex in Greece especially when multiple jurisdictions are involved (e.g. testator domiciled outside Greece bequeathing Greek property). Our team regularly advises and assists our expatriate and local clients with accepting inheritance by completing on their behalf, usually through Limited Power of Attorney. With expatriate clients who execute wills in foreign jurisdictions with regard to Greek property, we offer expert legal advice on also executing Greek wills and assisting them and their heirs with registering probated non-Greek wills with the relevant Athens Court.

Greek citizenship and Greek (European Union) Passport

Greece is a full member of the European Union. Greek citizens and therefore holders of Greek passports are entitled to reside and work in Greece and in all other countries of the European Union. We regularly assist our expatriate clients and their descendants with obtaining Greek citizenship and a Greek passport offering them the opportunity to relocate to Greece and/or other European Union countries. Our experienced legal team guides our clients through every step of the process for obtaining citizenship while also offering them the opportunity to communicate with us in English.

Obtaining Reisdence Permit Through Property Investment

In an effort to encourage foreign investment in Greece, the Law “Creation of a Development Friendly Environment for Strategic and Private Investments” (L. 4146/2013) of the Ministry for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks has recently been enacted and provides for a new type of residence permit. Such allowance has been integrated into the existing Law “Entry, residence and social integration of third-country nationals in Greece” (L. 3386/2005). The introduction of the new type of residence permit allows potential applicants and members of their family... Read More

Our Unique Philosophy: To ensure that our clients gain the maximum legal understanding and benefit in Greece, we consistently provide the highest quality legal representation and advice in both the Greek and English languages.

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