Established in 1893, Zepos & Yannopoulos is one of the leading and largest law firms in Greece, providing comprehensive legal and tax advice to companies and high net-worth individuals conducting business in the country.
Zepos & Yannopoulos is an independent law firm with a unique international orientation, as a result of which the firm has developed particular expertise in alerting international clients to the specificities of the Greek business and legal environment. The vast majority of the clients are foreign based and a significant number of assignments originate from law firms in Europe and the United States.
The firm combines a unique tradition in legal practice with a dynamic professional staff that is well known for being proactive and for creating efficient, innovative and practical solutions for its clients.
In addition to offering quality legal and tax advice, Zepos & Yannopoulos assists its international clients in capturing the intricacies of the Greek business environment and practice. The firm’s approach is direct and client-driven.
Fully committed to professional integrity and practices that promote business ethics, Zepos & Yannopoulos is the corresponding firm in Greece for Trace (Transparent Agents and Contracting Agencies), a nonprofit association providing anti-bribery support.
The firm’s main areas of practice include: administrative; agency and distribution; banking and finance; business crimes and compliance; capital markets; commercial;; corporate; competition/antitrust; customs; data protection; employment and labor;, intellectual property; dispute resolution; mergers and acquisitions; project finance and public contracts; public procurement and projects; restructuring and insolvency and tax.
Areas of tax specialization include: accounting; audits; commercial tax; corporate taxation; energy; excise tax; gift taxation; indirect tax; inheritance tax; international taxation; petroleum taxation; property tax; stamp duties; tax litigation; tax planning; taxation of foreign nationals; transfer pricing and value- added tax. The firm’s tax practice, widely acknowledged as the leading in the country, works hand-in-hand with all different practice groups to provide seamless and comprehensive services to clients.
Industries in which the firm has significant experience include: advertising; automotive and industrial technology; aviation; banking and finance; defense; energy; food and beverage; healthcare ; gaming and betting; hotels, travel and leisure; insurance; information technology; media and entertainment; patrimonial planning; pharmaceutical, cosmetics and medical; real estate; and telecommunications.
The firm prides itself on its expertise advising foreign clients conducting business in Greece, from the initial stages of tax planning to the last stages of dissolution and repatriation of capitals. In addition, the firm efficiently resolves issues regarding commercial agreements such as agency or distribution, labor and social security, leases and real estate, litigation and tax. Consistently one of the largest firms in the country, Zepos & Yannopoulos has handled many of the most significant and complex transactions in Greece.