This section is brought to you in association with Metaxas & Associates Law Firm. M&A ( is one of the leading law firms in Greece and regarded by all distinguished international legal directories, such as Chambers and The Legal 500 EMEA, as the dominant firm in the fields of its core specialisation, namely Business Law, Energy, Competition, State Aid, Technology, Media and Telecoms Law (TMT) and regulation. M&A offers high quality scientific and expert legal advice as well as tailor-made legal services, proactive guidance and practical expertise in its selected practice areas, while meeting today’s corporate needs for stable support and strategic design. 


Results 21 to 23 out of 23.

Photo by Harry van Versendaal Bad news for Greek Shipowners? Tonnage tax under European Commission scrutiny

Upon completion of a long-winded ex officio inquiry into the Greek taxation regime for shipping, the European Commission found that the pertinent legal framework includes certain provisions that may be deemed incompatible with EU state aid rules and, in particular, with the ‘EU State Aid Guidelines for Maritime Transport’ (Commission Communication C (2004) 43), which seek to maintain a level playing field for shipping within the European Union. Accordingly, by virtue of Decision C (2015) 9019 final of 18.12.2015, the Commission addressed a set of proposals to the Greek government, calling for the amendment of the said framework in such a manner as to achieve its compliance with the aforementioned EU rules.

New regime on electricity producers from RES/CHP stations foresees further investments in Greek energy market

In early August 2016, Greek Parliament passed Law No. 4414 on the "New support scheme for electricity producers of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Combined Heat and Power High Performance (CHP) stations - Provisions for legal and functional separation of supply and distribution industries in the market of natural gas and other provisions "(Gov. A'139 / 09.08.2016), which regulates highly important issues for the Greek energy market as regards the electricity stations generating power from RES and CHP.

Results 21 to 23 out of 23.