Incorporating a Greek Limited limited company, or Greek EPE only requires two company shareholders. The liability of the shareholders is also limited by the contribution to the share capital.
A Greek Limited Company has to be registered with the Notary Public
The founders of the company submit to the Notary Public all documents necessary in order to incorporate the company:
After approval of the above documents, the legal representative with a power of attorney granting specific authority to do so, have to appear before the notary public and sign the contract of incorporation, in which the Articles of Incorporation are included.
The Notary Public issues a Certificate confirming the date of incorporation, name and company type, General Commercial Registry number, Tax Registration Number, Chamber registration number and the number of Official Gazette publication.
To incorporate a Greek company the following is required for the company registrar:
We check that your company name is acceptable and is not already incorporated with the Greek Companies Registry.
In Greece there is no such term as a Registered Office; rather, a physical Representative Office based in Greece is requested by the authorities. The space will be physically inspected by tax officers.
Greek Eteria Periorismenis Efthynis (EPE) are required to file an annual financial statement and an annual return. Large companies may be subject to an audit.
The concept of a ready made company does not exist in Greece, hence ready made companies are not available in this jurisdiction.