Alexandros Karakitis is the lawyer in charge of the firm. He has more than 20 years of experience in tax and business law matters. In particular, he has vast experience in transfer pricing, including transfer pricing policy design, documentation, preventive dispute elimination mechanisms, i.e. APA (Advance Pricing Arrangements) and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, i.e. MAP (Mutual Agreement Procedure), in permanent establishment taxation, in business acquisition structuring and due diligence, in tax controversy support and in tax litigation. Since the establishment of the firm in 2018, he has successfully completed tax litigation projects, relating to transfer pricing, out-of-books reassessment and taxation of business profits and to withholding taxes, and advised companies regarding the expansion of their activities outside Greece and foreign investors regarding the optimal implementation of their investments in Greece. His services have also included corporate law and immigration law advice and coordination of the procedure for the acquisition of permanent residency and of the residence permit procedures for executives.
He is member of the Athens Bar and he is admitted to the Supreme Courts of Greece.
We help clients anticipate the relevant issues and respond appropriately, aiming to be recognized as their trusted advisor and advocate.
In the last few years and following a radical tax reform, many rules in Greece have changed to better reflect international patterns, whilst tax and criminal tax litigation increased exponentially. Our services reflect the new reality and include, apart from tax advisory and litigation, alternative tax dispute resolution support (i.e. initiating of a competent authority procedure for the elimination of double taxation), criminal tax proceedings and remedy proceedings against the enforced collection of tax assessments. At the same time we monitor the international developments so that we anticipate what’s next in risks and opportunities for our clients.
We have extensive experience in advising clients in relation to business reorganizations and supply chain restructurings, domestic and cross-border M&As (corporate reorganizations, acquisition and financing structuring as well as tax and legal due diligence), transfer pricing compliance reviews and controversy management.
We have dealt in several occasions with legal and tax issues pertaining to prominent market participants of the oil & gas, pharma, consumer products and real estate sectors.