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CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL

VA law firm offers a comprehensive range of corporate legal services that address the diverse issues encountered in commercial transactions. We provide guidance to both individuals and corporations on company formation, day-to-day corporate governance, and complex cross-border transactions. Our expertise includes establishing corporate structures, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, and managing legal due diligence requirements. We offer legal advice that integrates both legal and commercial perspectives to help build business operations and resolve conflicts effectively.

We consistently deliver top-tier advice on current legal frameworks and best market practices, tailored to each client's unique needs. VA law firm assists with various regulations and best market practices across jurisdictions to ensure the efficient completion of transactions, deals, negotiations, and projects. We work closely with our clients to address any legal and commercial issues, supporting their business objectives for efficient and successful operations.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Formation of various entities, drafting of articles, minutes, shareholders’ agreements, and all types of contracts within the corporate environment, including mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and listings.
  • International trade (sale of goods, agency, distribution, and franchise).
  • Consumer protection, transport law, and labor law.
  • Intellectual and industrial property, including trademarks and company names registration.
  • Issuing licenses, permits, and registration with government authorities.
  • Corporate and project finance.
  • Business negotiations, due diligence, and settlements.

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

The renewable energy sector, including wind farms, photovoltaic plants, hydroelectric projects, biomass, and batteries, is increasingly attracting investors, particularly in Greece. Given the sector's stringent regulations, staying abreast of the latest developments is essential. VA law firm provides comprehensive legal and regulatory advice, covering commercial and business legal issues from the inception of an investment opportunity to its completion and ongoing support.

We assist at every stage of a project's lifecycle, including:

  • Advising on the legal framework for the design and construction of power plants and energy facilities.
  • Drafting and negotiating procurement, engineering, and construction agreements, operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements, and connection, sale, or insurance contracts.
  • Collaborating with research analysts and engineers to address financial, commercial, and technical issues legally.

We have successfully supported numerous renewable energy transactions, including structuring, licensing, financing, due diligence, and EPC contracts, giving us a competitive edge in this sector.

SHIPPING AND SHIP FINANCE

SHIPPING AND SHIP FINANCE

Shipping is a specialized area of law involving complex legal and commercial issues. VA law firm provides prompt and accurate advice to clients engaged in buying, selling, brokering, shipping, and financing energy-related commodities. We have extensive experience in structuring finance agreements, including the acquisition or refinancing of new buildings and second-hand ships. Our services cover all aspects of asset financing and leasing transactions for the shipping and offshore industries.

Our expertise includes:

  • Legal, regulatory, and policy issues related to the shipping industry.
  • Advising on asset financing and leasing transactions, including export credit financings, syndicated financings, secondhand ship sale and purchase, ship recycling, ship and mortgage registration, charter parties, management and joint venture agreements.
  • Implementing new IMO, EU regulations, ESG, and best market practices regarding safety, emissions, new technologies, and liability.
REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

VA law firm provides comprehensive advice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including development, construction, purchase, sale, leasing, and financing of real estate assets in various sectors. We support clients in executing complex transactions throughout the entire property acquisition or sale lifecycle. In Greece, real estate investment offers numerous opportunities for both domestic and foreign investors.

We assist clients at every step of the property acquisition process, from due diligence on the legal title to facilitating negotiations with financial institutions and drafting relevant agreements.

ESG & SUSTAINABILITY LAW

ESG & SUSTAINABILITY LAW

Our ESG/Sustainability advisory group is not limited to environmental or transaction lawyers. In today's era, corporate lawyers must advise on potential litigation risks and ESG opportunities. We bring together various practice groups to provide a comprehensive ESG strategic plan, focusing on long-term sustainability rather than mere compliance.

Our ESG team includes project managers, sustainability experts, data scientists, and researchers, helping clients with their sustainability efforts and compliance with relevant laws.

INVESTMENT MECHANISMS AND FUNDS

INVESTMENT MECHANISMS AND FUNDS

VA law firm has extensive experience in advising and representing clients in the formation, financing, acquisition, and sale of various investment management businesses, private equity, venture capital, and investment vehicles. We collaborate with international firms to provide specialist advice on tax, legal, and structural risks and opportunities in alternative investments.

Our services include:

  • Structuring and formation of private investment funds.
  • Representation of these funds in their investment activities.
  • Advising on mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, and fund formation.
BANKING AND FINANCE

BANKING AND FINANCE

VA law firm handles all aspects of financing deals, from negotiation to documentation and closing. We advise on international finance principles and financial services law, covering regulatory and transactional areas, including banking law, financial regulation, securities law, corporate finance, and cross-border insolvency.

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

We advise public authorities and private companies bidding in the public sector on all aspects of Greece and EU procurement law. Our services include guiding the procurement process, assisting with negotiations, and drafting contracts to achieve the best outcomes. VA & Associates Law Firm also has vast experience with Public Private Partnerships PPPs and has several years of experience in cooperation with the State on several projects.

CHARITΥ AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

CHARITY AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

VA law firm advises on the establishment, governance, and operation of non-profit organizations, associations, and foundations. We offer tailored advice on issues relating to charities and social enterprises, assisting them in trading for a social purpose.

STARTUPS (TECH AND MARITIME SECTORS)

STARTUPS (TECH AND MARITIME SECTORS)

We provide legal advisory support to entrepreneurs and startup companies across all phases of maturity. Our services include structuring businesses for global expansion, registering companies, ensuring business model legality, managing legal aspects of relationships, and supporting growth, restructuring, or exit strategies.

SOFTWARE DEVLOPMENT/TECHNOLOGY

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT/TECHNOLOGY

VA law firm advises technology businesses on setup, sale, publishing, and maintenance agreements. We support clients in areas such as video game creation, software licenses, development agreements, intellectual property rights protection, data protection, and compliance with online regulations.