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Law 4808/2021 ( labor arrangements)

On 19/6/2021 the new labor law voted in Parliament (law 4808/2021) which contains important regulations regarding labor rights with provisions concerning both Individual and Collective Labor Law. Initially, it ratified the 190/2019 contract of the International Labor Organization and incorporated it in the Greek legal order with articles 1 to 23 of the law. It is about adopting measures against violence and harassment in the workplace by expanding the scope of prohibited behaviors by introducing psychological violence (mobbing) by expanding the circle of protected persons as well. Many of the regulation is an adaptation of Greek law incorporating Directive (EU) especially the...

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The place of effective management (“POEM”) rule

According to the provisions of article 4 par. 3 of the Greek Income Tax Code-L. 4172/2103 (hereinafter referred to as “ITC”), “a legal person or a legal entity is a tax resident of Greece for any tax year, provided that: a) it was established or founded in accordance with Greek law, b) has its registered seat in Greece, or c) the place of exercise of the effective management is in Greece at any time during the tax year.”....

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Procedure, requirements and supporting documents for inclusion in the favourable tax scheme for digital nomads

Competent body : 1. The tax office responsible for taking receipt of, examining, approving and rejecting applications for inclusion within the provisions of Article 5C of the Income Tax Code, for taking receipt of and examining the relevant supporting documents accompanying the applications and supporting documents to prove that the requirements in this Article are met, and for entering the data in the relevant electronic application is the Tax Office for Residents Abroad and Alternative Taxation for Greek Tax Residents, of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (IAPR). ...

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New tax regime for the establishment and operation of family offices in Greece

Among the latest structural reforms that have been implemented with the aim to attract foreign investments and relocate skillful human resources in Greece, the Greek Government has recently introduced a “Family Office” regime for serving the management of the family wealth and assets of high-net-worth individuals who are tax residents in Greece. In this respect, new Law 4778/2021 sets a transparent and straightforward legal framework that provides incentives for the establishment and operation of family offices in Greece, as follows: ...

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Tax incentives for “angel investors”

In the context of recent initiatives to render Greece a more investment-friendly jurisdiction for businesses, and particularly for the startup and high-tech digital economy ecosystem, new article 70A of the Greek Income Tax Code (L. 4172/2013), which was enacted by virtue of article 49 of L. 4712/2020 (GG A’ 146), introduces the concept of “angel investors” in Greece and grants them with tax incentives in the form of an income tax deduction equal to an amount of 50% of the capital contributed to startups that are registered with the “Elevate Greece” Startup Platform of the General Secretariat for Research and...

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Practical guide on minority rights of shareholders in S.A. companies

Practical guide on minority rights of shareholders in S.A. companies (Articles are to Law 4548/2018) (i) What rights does ownership of a 1 share give the holder under Greek laws 1) The right to vote in the General Assembly (art. 36). 2) The right to participate to the General Assembly by proxy (art. 128 par. 1). 3) In case of share capital raise, the pre-emptive right to subscribe for the new shares pro rata to his/her shareholding (art. 26). 4) The right to receive information from BoD for the company affairs in case this information is useful for the real assessment of the GA agenda...

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Secondment of employees to Greece

1) Labor law procedures to be followed by the Employer Declaration to the competent office of the Labor Inspectorate (Ministry of Labor) for the secondment of the employees. Please note that: - the competent office is the office which serves the working area - the declaration must be submitted before the employees start work Αll required documents can be forwarded via e-mail to the competent office and a protocol number will be received for the submission. Νο appointment or visit in person is required. The documents required are the following a) A solemn declaration with the following information: - Name of the employer, registered seat, legal form - Personal...

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Gross negligence under Greek law

Gross negligence in Greek law is not explicitly defined in the Civil Code. It is derived from the combined application of articles 330, 332 and 334 of the Civil code. In the lack of an express definition and specific criteria for it, gross negligence is deemed to exist when the deviation from the behavior of an ordinary person is important, unusual and especially great, indicating a total disregard of the acting person for the illegal consequences incurred by his act to a third party by. Gross negligence is an abstract legal notion, and hence a court’s ruling as to whether...

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Negligence under Greek Civil law

Simple negligence, in contract or tort, defines the liability of a person whose actions or omissions gave rise to damage, when he did not show the necessary degree of care required in transactions, as a reasonable man would show in the course of his professional activity. Gross negligence is when the deviation from the expected behavior of the average reasonable man is important, unusual and especially grave, and indicates a complete lack of interest of the person at fault for the unlawful consequences that his actions or omissions will incur to third parties. The definition of gross negligence is legally vague, it...

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