A representative office is an office established by a company or a legal entity to conduct marketing and other non-transactional operations (monitoring, representation and protection of interests of the parent company), generally in a foreign country where a branch office or subsidiary is not warranted.

Main characteristics of a representative office established in Greece

  • A legal representative (granted with a greek registration number) has to be apointed by the parent company.
  • A representative office is not allowed to generate profit.
  • The parent company is fully liable for the debts of the representative office.
  • It lacks legal personality.
  • It needs greek tax registration number
  • It has limited tax obligations (tax reports, bookkeeping)

We strongly recommend this type of establishment in cases where a european or non european company wants to monitor the greek market before take the decision to step in or in cases where a european or non european company wants to promote locally its services (i.e. foreign colleges) or products or in cases where they want to monitor their contractors in Greece.

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