Greece Company Formations

Greece Company Incorporation

We can incorporate both, an Eteria Periorismenis Efthynis (EPE) Limited Liability Company and the more flexible, Idiotiki Kefalaiouchiki Etaireia (IKE) Private Company.

Eteria Periorismenis Efthynis (EPE) Limited Liability Company

A EPE company requires one shareholder and one director. The liability of the shareholders is also limited by the contribution to the share capital.

Idiotiki Kefalaiouchiki Etaireia (IKE) Private Company

An IKE company requires a minimum of one single partner with no restriction placed upon the nationality or residency. An IKE can only be registered for a definite duration. If no specific time frame is mentioned in the Memorandum and Articles of Association, the duration of the company is assumed to be 12 years.

One Stop Shop (OSS) Incorporation

Both EPE and IKE companies are incorporated via the “One Stop Shop” service with the Greek authorities.

Tax Identification Number (TIN)

Before registering a company with the General Electronic Commercial Registry (GEMI) the directors and shareholders of the company are required to register with the Tax Office and obtain a Tax Identification (TIN).

If the origin of the shareholders are not from Greece, a Tax representative must be appointed in order to obtain the TIN.

Greek Eteria Periorismenis Efthynis (EPE) Incorporation Procedure

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:

  • Register the company in the General Commercial Registry (GEMI)
  • Publication in the Official Gazette
  • Registration with the Professional Chamber
  • Registration with the relevant social security organisation
  • Registration with the relevant tax authorities for granting of the Tax
  • Registration Number (AFM)

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, Professional Chamber registration number and the number of Official Gazette publication.

Idiotiki Kefalaiouchiki Etaireia (IKE) Incorporation Procedure

An IKE is established and amended by a simple private document, which is under the control of the General Commercial Registry (GEMI).

Notarisation is not required for the articles of association or any other resolutions and actions of the shareholders directors making this structure fast to incorporate.

Registration Information

To incorporate a Greek company the following is required for the company registrar:

  • Proposed Company Name
  • Brief Description of Company Activities
  • Shareholders Details
  • Company Directors Details
  • Greece Registered Office Address
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association

Company Name

We check that your company name is acceptable and is not already incorporated with the Greek Companies Registry. Greek Company Law requires IKE companies to mention that it is a “Private Company” in the company name.

Company Directors and Shareholders

  • Directors and Shareholders may be of any nationality
  • The names of directors and shareholders are filed at the companies registry
  • There is no requirement to appoint a Greece resident director
  • The shareholders of the Greek company can be either corporations or individuals

Greece Representative Office

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.

Annual Requirements

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.

Ready Made Company

The concept of a ready made company does not exist in Greece, hence ready made companies are not available in this jurisdiction.

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Greece Fees to Incorporate
  • Company Formation - £2800
  • Provision of Representative Office - £1800
  • Professional Chamber, Companies House (GEMI) Registration Fee - £230
  • VAT and TIN Assistance - £250
  • Company Secretary if required - £650
Greece Annual Maintenance Fees
  • Provision of Representative Office - £1800
  • Professional Chamber, Companies House (GEMI) annual subscription - £90
  • Company Secretary if required - £650
  • Directors Register Maintenance - £120
Greece Advantages
  • Time - 2-3 weeks to incorporate your Greek company
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your IKE or EPE
  • Share Capital - €1 required for an IKE and €4500 or an EPE
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder of any nationality required for your EPE company
  • Shareholders - 100% foreign shareholders allowed
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process
Required to Proceed
  • Company Name - We can check your company name is available
  • Passport - colour scan of your passport
  • Documents - copy of a utility bill, credit card or bank statement showing your private address
  • Start now - complete here
  • Upload - proof of address & copy passport can be uploaded here