2. World Tax, The Tax directors handbook

In addition the International Tax Review World Tax 2008 Euromoney Publication and The Tax Directors Handbook 2008 (a special publication supported by KPMG) included the firm among the eight recommended tax law practices in Greece. World Tax 2006/2007 wrote:

“Metaxopoulos Law Firm’s leading position in the Greek market and its reputation for high quality services has gained the firm an extensive list of foreign corporate clientele and a reputation as a boutique firm with valuable experience in practice areas. Metaxopoulos Law Firm’s tax department, under the guidance of managing partner Kriton Metaxopoulos and tax expert Vivian Vassilopoulou, aims to offer full and high quality tax support on all international corporate an IP transactions, including contested tax positions, transfer pricing, indirect taxation issues related to European scale transactions, and advice on the implementation of structures for tax-efficient investments and participation arrangements. Furthermore, Metaxopoulos Law Firm traditionally has a number of important foreign clients, which are advised mainly on real estate related tax issues and investment planning. In 2007, managing partner Kriton Metaxopoulos and associate (partner) Vivian Vassilopoulou have advised a major EC clothing company on issues related to the creation of permanent establishment in Greece and on VAT on sale of goods. Managing partner Kriton Metaxopoulos has represented and advised imposition of heavy VAT and income tax penalties. The firm’s tax team has also provided legal opinions on donations and successions tax in the framework of the creation and structuring of legal scheme for the settlement of assents and has defended a major Greek corporate client before the Greek administrative courts, against penalties imposed by the Municipality of Athens

“The firm, together with an associated group of tax specialists, provides advice on tax aspects of commercial transactions, including contested tax positions and advice on the structures for tax-efficient investment and participation arrangements. Recently, the firm dealt with various cases concerning VAT issues raised in relation with European-scale transactions.”