Our highly experienced lawyers and attorneys specialise in public-private partnership (PPP) law in Greece for international clients. For more than 25 years, our specialist attorney partners have been involved in large-scale public-private partnership deals globally and in Greece, dealing with high complexity projects between government and private sector organisations.
Our public-private partnership lawyers and attorneys have decades of experience advising clients on deals in Greece and around the world, with extensive legal advice on strategy, commercial law, finance, and development in Athens, Thessaloniki, Crete, and other Greek cities and local jurisdictions.
Our public-private partnership legal partners can advise you on:
- Joint venture formation and structure advice between private business and government organisations
- Private companies acquiring government-owned facilities
- Greek local tax laws regarding financing through lease, or related lease purchases
- Complex infrastructure projects involving local government authorities and private organisations.
- Residential and commercial development projects according to construction law in Greece.
- Corporate documentation
- Planning and zoning/environmental permits
- Documentation for DBFM projects and other structures, including sub-contracts
Other projects in our partner lawyers’ portfolio’s include motorways; schools; universities; sports centres; airports; hospitals; ports; and public-sector real estate development.
Public-private partnership authorities in Greece
Two public-private partnership administrative bodies were established in Greece: The Inter-Ministerial Committee for Public-Private Partnerships (IMPPP) are responsible for approving or revoking decisions around partnerships; approving the inclusion of the public investment programme of the contractual fee that is required to be paid to private organisations; making decisions on whether the public sector will be allowed to be involved in financing construction projects; or any other relevant issues that may arise.
Committee members include, the minsters for:
- Development and investment
- Environment and strategy
- Infrastructure and transport
The second body, The Special Secretariat for Public-private Partnerships (SSPPP) was established to provide assistance and support to the IMPPP Committee.
Our public-private partnership lawyers and attorneys are experienced in working with ministers and government officials of all levels, an expertise which requires a high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
Our partners in public-private partnership law can facilitate the PPP process with services such as:
- Legislation and Lobbying
Our government legal partners advise on a range of services regarding assessment of the political landscape and procedures for securing support at local, state and federal levels.
Our accounting attorney partners have advised and created strategies for a broad range of clients including conglomerates, banks, international businesses, and their transactions.
- Finance, projects, and transactions
Our partner financial lawyers and attorneys have provided representation to clients during the full PPP lifecycle, from initial concept to bidding process, construction and permitting, and project finance.
- Government contracts
Our partner attorneys specialising in government contracts advise Greek and international clients on a regular basis, within all levels of government.
- Laws and regulations for transportation
Our legal partners specialising in transportation represent clients on complying with the government’s transportation regulations regarding public-private partnerships
- Permits and approvals for environmental laws
Our environmental and land lawyer and attorney partners advise private businesses and government organisations on compliance with Greek environmental laws.
Benefits of public-private partnerships in Greece
Greece is an innovative leader in the field of PPP projects in Europe. Our legal partners can advise you on public-private partnership projects arising throughout the country — in Athens, Thessaloniki, Crete, and the rest of Greece. International clients from America, the United Kingdom, Russia and China looking for public-private partnerships in Greece will benefit from our extensive experience helping foreign businesses with PPPs in Greece.