National Report on Greece

  • Vassilios D. TountopoulosEmail author
Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 43)


The article offers a short analysis of the phenomenon of ‘groups of companies’ according to Greek law. The Greek legal framework does not provide a single and generally accepted definition of ‘group of companies’. Nonetheless, the broader concept of ‘group of companies’ is based on the separate legal personality and the affiliation between the companies of the group. Based on these characteristics, the article attempts to analyze the basic principles of ‘group of companies’ both under corporate law and outside corporate law. Special emphasis is placed on the interest of the group, the instructions to the subsidiary companies, the rules on transparency, the rules on protection of minority shareholders and creditors as well as the internal and external relationships in groups of companies. The article concludes with final remarks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of the AegeanChiosGreece

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