George Kerameus
Name: George Kerameus
Firm Name: Kerameus, Papademetriou, Papadopoulos Law Office
Country: Greece
Practice Area: Tax

Telephone: +30 210 3390 723
Fax: +30 210 3390 342
Email: g.kerameus@kpplaw.eu

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Professional Biography:

George N. Kerameus is a member of the Athens Bar Association and has been admitted before the Supreme Court and the Council of State. He commenced his professional career offering services as a tax lawyer within the tax department of one of the “big four” multi-disciplinary firms. In September 2004 he joined a prominent Greek law firm, which he left, having been its tax partner, to found KPP Law.

George is a tax expert, focusing on corporate tax advice, as well as private tax planning, both on a day-to-day and transactional basis, with great experience in all direct and indirect tax issues. While acting as a tax counsel, he has been involved in a significant variety of major international and local transactions, including mergers, share and asset deals, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, equity & debt financing, structured financial products etc. George also regularly represents clients before tax courts, authorities and administrative committees on all kinds of fiscal law issues.

As a business lawyer, George has advised one of the major Greek financial institutions in relation to all transactions of its Treasury Department (including bond loans, granting of securities, international financing transactions, derivatives, EMTN programmes etc.), as well as has acted on behalf of corporate clients as the lawyer in charge of legal due diligence within the framework of M&A transactions. He also has considerable drafting experience in commercial law matters, acting as a general corporate counsel to multi-nationals in the industrial and service sectors.

George has lectured and published articles on various tax law issues, as well as participated as a speaker at numerous conferences. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek branch of the International Fiscal Association.

KPP Law Tax Law Practice:

Our tax practice, comprised of highly experienced tax lawyers, offers the full range of tax law services. The analytical ability of our tax lawyers ensures that they are able to provide our clients with high quality, innovative and business oriented services, as well as with practical and pro-active solutions, in the continuously changing area of tax legislation and practice.

While securing day-to-day compliance with local regulations and requirements, the primary goal of KPP Law is to assist our corporate clients in maximizing tax efficiency, both at a transactional and operational level in respect of business activities both in Greece and abroad.

Our tax partners have strong experience in advising clients on the full spectrum of direct and indirect tax law issues arising from commercial and corporate transactions, including M&A (sale of business, asset and share deals, mergers, intra-group re-organizations, joint ventures etc.), financing (equity or debt), acquisition and commercial exploitation of real estate property, employees incentive plans, etc., as well as other tax specific issues, such as thin capitalization, transfer pricing etc.

We also advise Greek and foreign high net-worth individuals in properly discharging their tax liabilities in Greece, as well as advising them in property, inheritance and other tax law issues.

The above advisory leg of our tax practice is paired by a strongly experienced tax litigation leg, since we represent and support our clients before all competent tax courts, as well as before tax authorities (tax audit procedures and settlements).

Last, but not least, our tax partners are highly interactive in the Greek market of tax practitioners, through their participation as speakers at conferences and seminars, publication of articles in tax literature, representation of professional bodies before legislative commissions and memberships in tax related associations.

Kerameus, Papademetriou, Papadopoulos Law Offices:

KPP Law was founded in 2009 in Athens, Greece, offering a wide range of legal services with particular emphasis in the fields of tax, banking & finance, competition, M&A, commercial, litigation and corporate law (including restructuring and insolvency).

Our team is guided by a set of values, which we follow and abide over the years, whereas our main target is to successfully meet and exceed the increasing demands of our clientele.

Through continuity of service, flexibility and close personal contact with each client, our team provides valuable and practicable legal services of the highest level, striking the right balance between protecting and promoting the wider business and / or personal interests of our clients.

Our Offices provide an efficiently led legal service to Greek and international groups of companies, as well as high net-worth individuals, with particular focus on various industries, such as insurance, consumer goods, banking, energy, telecommunications, real property, audit & business consultancy, maritime, construction and motor vehicle.

Our Offices work to the highest professional and ethical standards. We draw on a ten-member team of multi-lingual and international trained lawyers with advanced level of academic qualifications and considerable professional experience, assisted by secretarial and clerical staff supported by modern infrastructure. Moreover, our team constantly co-operates with multinational law firms on cross border transactions.

Our team is proficient in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Danish and Spanish.

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