The Law Offices of Basil T. Patkos maintains a strong Banking, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets department, representing and advising clients in: ship finance, loan agreements or relevant financial instruments and mortgages, sales and purchases of ships, including yachts and megayachts, charter party disputes, negotiations and workout of marine debt financing, registration of commercial ships under the Greek flag as well as flags of convenience, maritime and transport law and international transactions. Furthermore, the firm deals with general corporate and commercial law, comparative law and litigation, local and international.
Our expert maritime lawyers bring together expertise across a wide area of legal practice, including admiralty, marine insurance, international trade, finance, corporate, tax, employment, international regulations, litigation and dispute resolution to provide clients with a full service across the shipping sector. Our depth of experience means that our lawyers are able to advise on any shipping or trade-related concern and look for solutions to any legal issue, ranging from a straightforward to the most complex marine incident.
Our law firm’s real estate practice ranges from specific property related transactions to highly technical issues that arise in complex commercial deals. Our greek property solicitors have considerable experience in the industry and has advised many of the market leaders in some of the largest and most innovative property transactions, both onshore and offshore.
Our expertise in the area of commercial contracts spans across the entire range of strategic contracts, agreements and arrangements, including joint ventures, co-operations and partnerships, transactional agreements, outsourcing, advertising, branding, media and sponsorship, licensing of commercial rights, sales and marketing, manufacturing, purchase and supply, standard trading terms and conditions, distribution, agency and franchise, warehousing, storage and logistics, freight and transport, shared and transitional services, etc. Further, we regularly assist boards, directors, shareholders and other key stakeholders on devising optimal corporate governance structures, implementing effective corporate governance frameworks, and ensuring compliance with adopted protocols and applicable codes.
Law offices of Basil T. Patkos has been providing leading-edge consultancy services to banks, securities brokerage firms and other major local and foreign institutions, dealing with a large variety of financial products for many years. We cover the full spectrum of financial products, with particular emphasis on structured products, syndicated lendings, securitisation, securities, derivatives, banking, asset finance, project finance, leveraged finance and regulatory issues.
Tourism is one of the main economic sectors in Greece (26 million tourists in 2015). Tourism infrastructure has greatly developed and offers a wide variety of tourist facilities while tourism is the fastest growing industry in Greece. Public authorities, at the local, regional and national level, have a prominent role and responsibility in the establishment of conditions favourable to sustainable development in tourism. There are opportunities in tourism for the elderly (silver economy) or eco-tourism, upgrading the tourism value chains aiming for higher market segments, and diversify tourism activities into becoming less dependent on seasonal tourism. Tourism is subjected not only to specific tourism regulations but also to regulations primarily designed for other areas such as the environment, consumer protection, the preservation of cultural and historical heritage. There is a large variety of tourism regulations within the different competency levels of administration.