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Legal Industry in Greece

The legal profession in Greece has changed and been upgraded in recent years in the context of providing legal services and support across a spectrum of economic, social, and technological developments. Modern lawyering is directly linked to the needs of the client in very specific areas (such as economy, energy, health, immigration, personal data, and artificial intelligence). In the past 30 years, Greece has witnessed the establishment of the institution of law firms, the transition to a new era of cooperative action, and the gradual abandonment of the legal office as the sole dominant model of legal practice. Law firms that form a structured group and provide a comprehensive package of services operate in a dynamic manner, evolving in line with market requirements. This is also a guarantee for young lawyers who seek better working conditions, remuneration, and career prospects.
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    specialization through professional involvement with a specific area of law or through postgraduate studies is now a necessity for the successful practice of the profession. The traditional concept of the Greek all-rounder lawyer, providing both legal representation before the courts and practicing all areas of law, is no longer accepted and is treated with much suspicion by prospective clients, who actively seek a lawyer with specialized knowledge and understanding. Many areas have niche fields within them, that require an in-depth knowledge of that particular practice, and the law changes so frequently that it is practically impossible to keep up with every area. Indeed, in response to clients’ demands and the need to keep up with international standards, the vast majority of new-generation lawyers in Greece pursue postgraduate studies and it is also now common for lawyers to further their studies abroad, often in several jurisdictions, in order to develop a broader perspective of the law at large, increase their international commercial awareness, and gain exposure to international practices.

    Greece’s general rule of law score decreased by less than 1% in 2022’s Index. At 449th place out of 140 countries and jurisdictions worldwide, Pakistan’s rank decreased by 8 in the global rank in comparison to 2019 (36).

    89% of people in Greece experienced a legal problem,62% of them knew where to access help and 31% resolved the problem.

    The average duration of resolving the legal problem in Greece is 13 months and also 54% experienced hardship.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The court will issue a divorce on the grounds of common consent only if the marriage has lasted at least six months. Both parties who wish to dissolve their marriage are required to submit a written agreement signed by both parties and their attorneys

    The hearing is expected within 12 months and a decision within 1 year (taking into account that the hearing may be once postponed). The losing party has 30 days from the serving of the decision to appeal before the Appeal Court. This hearing is set approximately 6 months following filing, and may be postponed once.

    Both parents have an equal duty to support their children financially according to their income. If the child is underage and has property, income from their property and/or income from a job and this does not suffice for their maintenance, they have the right to maintenance.

    In Greece, all taxes on income earned are progressive. This means that when you earn a higher income, the income tax rate will increase. You are subject to pay taxes in Greece as an employee or as a self-employed individual on your individual income.

    Taxes in Greece are about as high as in other European Union countries. The personal income tax rate is 9—45%, while corporate tax is flat at 22%.

    You can pay your taxes and file forms personally if you live in Greece. Non-residents can file their tax returns with the help of a tax representative. Your income taxes can be paid at the nearest tax office. Property tax forms should be filed at the tax office in the town of Greece where your property is located.

    Can Foreigners Buy Property In Greece? Yes, they can. There are no restrictions as to who can purchase property in Greece, yet EU citizens or residents are considerably more advantageous in the process.

    To declare your property, you must have (or find through your lawyer in Greece) plain copies of the deed of your property, proof of its registration to the old land registry, and in many cases topographic plans (survey maps) and building permits

    Yes. When foreigners buy property in Greece, they have to pay a real estate transfer tax of 3.09%. Owning the property, foreigners also pay annual taxes, calculated individually. If foreigners earn income in Greece, it is taxed at 9—45%.

    Options to legally move to Greece include: buying real estate in the country, qualifying for an independent financial means visa, qualifying for a student visa, proving you have Greek ancestry, marriage to a Greek citizen or an E.U.

    You’ll need to apply for a permit while living in the country. That means if you’re a non-EU citizen, you should get an entry visa first, as we mentioned above. A convenient and popular way for non-EU citizens to acquire permanent residency in Greece is through the Greece Golden Visa Program.