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Doing business in Greece

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Greece.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Greece
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Economic outlook: Greece
Key information provided by the European Commission on GDP, inflation and other economic indicators. Includes links to detailed forecasts and related publications.

Guides

Greece company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Greece
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Doing Business in Greece
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this country. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Greece either temporarily or permanently. Published in February 2017.

Doing Business in Greece
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. This publication is current at November 2017.

Greece: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Germany. 2018 edition.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Greece page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

European Commission: Corporate governance
Overview of current regulations and updates covering directors and board members, shareholders, employee share ownership, remuneration policies, transparency, and financial institutions. The page links to EU Directives, recommendations and proposals.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

The float guide: How to float a company on the Greek Securities Exchange
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.

International debt collection handbook
Detailed guide compiled by Atradius looking at debt collection procedures, legislation and culture across 35 countries, including a profile of this jurisdiction. Profiles include information on the amicable phase, legal procedures, enforcement, insolvency proceedings and arbitration and mediation.

Forums and support networks

British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Greece.

Embassies and consulates

Articles and books in the Library collection

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