Starting a Business

Find out about the various business structures available in Greece and how to get a venture started...

This section covers information about setting up your own business: whether it is an EPE company, an AE company, or a Branch. Find out the legal requirements when starting a business in Greece.

Comparative Table of Various Forms of Establishment in Greece

Formation/Founders Branch AE EPE
Minimum number of founders - 1 1
Residence Requirements No No No
Articles No Yes/Before notary Yes/Before notary
Registration Yes/Prefecture Yes/Prefecture Yes/Court of First Instance
Publication Yes Yes Yes
Shareholders
Minimum number - 1 1
Residence requirements - No No
Meetings
Annual within 6 months of year end Annual within 3 months of year end
Board of Directors/Administrators
Minimum number 1 3 1
Residence requirements Yes Yes Yes
Meetings - Monthly -
Shares/Units
Minimum value - €0.30 €30
Maximum value - €100 None
Capital
Minimum None €60,000 €4,500
Accounts
Audit Yes Yes Yes
Publications No (filing requirements only) Annual Annual
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