Search

 

Blog

News, information and legal advice.

Mortgage process and requirements to buy a house in Greece.Terms and Interest Rates.

If you intend to purchase a home in Greece, you have undoubtedly given some thought to how you would pay for it. A mortgage could be a common option, depending on your country of origin. It's not a simple task for a non-resident to obtain a mortgage in Greece, but it's helpful to know how the procedure operates.We shall outline the overall procedure for obtaining a mortgage in Greece; however, each bank's procedure may vary and be subject to annual changes. Mortgage rates in Greece typically range from 3.0% to 6.5%, depending on the bank (December 2023), and the terms...

Continue reading

Adoption process in Greece

Adoption process in Greece and the issues arising from adopting a child in Greece is of increasing concern to more and more people in our country and serious efforts are being made to ensure that both adopters and adopted children live with dignity, safety and their rights are fully guaranteed. Adoption in Greece is understood as the complex of legal acts by which a legal relationship is created between two persons, i.e. a parent (father or mother) and a child (son or daughter). The person who acquires the status of parent is called the adoptive parent and the person who acquires...

Continue reading

Why is Greece considered to have one of the most liberal legislation for fertility treatments and medical assisted reproduction in Europe?

Medical assisted reproduction is considered one of the greatest medical achievements of the 20th century. Today, more than 3 million children have been born through IVF worldwide, while in 16 European countries, infants born by assisted reproduction come to 3.9% of all live-births. In Greece, we see that since 2005, approximately 50 reproductive clinics have been registered and are currently operating, a number greater than other European countries with the same population. Medical assisted reproduction made its substantial appearance in 1978 when the first child was born in Great Britain through IVF. Since then, continuous medical innovation and progress has provided...

Continue reading

Legal services for Digital Nomads Visa in Greece

Digital Nomads in Athens: A Guide to Digital Nomads Visa Application Procedures If you’re a digital nomad planning to visit Greece, the first step is to understand the digital nomads visa application procedure. Depending on your nationality and the purpose of your visit, you may require a visa to enter Greece. The types of visa available include: Reasons to become a digital nomad in Greece Greece is one of the countries with the best climate of the world, with over 300 sunshine days a year Being surrounded by like-minded people who value work-life balance and wellbeing Low cost of living for accommodation, transport, eating out...

Continue reading

Buy a house in Greece as a foreigner guide 2024

The process to buy a house in Greece Considering to buy a house in Greece? Undoubtedly, investing in buying a property in Greece is going to be the best decision you will make so far. However, there are some risks with the procedures and legal system during the whole process of selecting and buying it. So, the most crucial thing to do before starting off is to do an In-depth research and find the best real estate specialized lawyer to assist you through the whole transaction procedure, otherwise, you too might fall prey to dangers like failing to protect yourself legally, currency...

Continue reading

Inheritance acceptance in Greece: Legal procedures

Before becoming the owner of any estate to which they are entitled, for inheritance acceptance in Greece, requires a series of legal and administrative procedures. An heir's rights may be determined by the decedent's Will or, in the absence of a Will, by intestacy law. An estate must go through a few legal procedures before it can be accepted because Greek law covers both movable assets that are located outside of Greece and all assets that are located in Greece. Inheritance acceptance in Greece or renouncement of inheritance in Greece One must first confirm that they wish to receive the bequest. One...

Continue reading

How to find out if there is a will in Greece

In Greece, there is no central register of wills. This means that searching for a will can be difficult and time-consuming. However, there are some steps you can take to increase your chances of finding a will. Ask the testator's relatives: Your first move should be to contact the testator's relatives. They may know if the testator had made a will and, if so, where it is located. Contact the testator's notary public: If the testator had made a will with a notary, the notary should keep a copy of the will in his or her office. You can contact the notary...

Continue reading

Customs authorities and Trademark enforcement

Using customs and border protection authorities to prevent counterfeit goods from entering new markets and crossing borders is one of the most effective tools in a luxury brand owner's toolbox when it comes to IP enforcement and anti-counterfeiting efforts. The process varies, but this is available in several Asia Pacific jurisdictions. Australia: Trademarks and other intellectual property rights (IPRs) are subject to seizure by the Australian Border Force. Any goods bearing a mark that is substantially similar to or deceptively similar to a trademark about which a notice of objection has been filed may be subject to seizure. Bangladesh: The commissioner of...

Continue reading

EU AI Act: first regulation on artificial intelligence

The EU just passed sweeping new rules to regulate AI. The European Union agreed on terms of the AI Act, a major new set of rules that will govern the building and use of AI and have major implications for Google, OpenAI, ChatGPT, and other racing to develop AI systems. The 36-hour negotiation marathon that resulted in the finalization of the European Union's comprehensive AI regulations comes with a catch: until the regulations take effect in 2025, the EU will remain in a legal vacuum. Why this matters Much like it did with digital privacy laws, the EU is once again...

Continue reading

Cyber Investment Scams

We answer to your most relevant questions our clients ask me regarding investment scams How can I immediately understand that I have become a victim of fraud before it is too late? Sadly, the majority of people are attracted to quick money, and that is precisely the foundation upon which the offenders build their strategies. Therefore, in every case that we have handled thus far, the perpetrators first ask the victim to invest a meager sum of 250–500 euros. They do this because they are well aware that the typical Greek will "risk" such a sum to ascertain the reliability of the...

Continue reading