Greece has not yet transposed the provisions of Directive 2019/2121; nevertheless, it accepts the transfer of registered offices on the basis of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Communities. Transferring the registered offices of an enterprise from a different EU Member State to Greece requires:
- a decision by the shareholders or partners to transfer the registered offices;
- new articles of association or statutes of the company;
- articles of association or statutes prior to the transfer of the registered offices;
- a certificate of good standing prior to the decision to transfer the registered offices and, absent such, a certificate indicating the current status of the company (active, being wound up, etc.); and
- a certificate indicating the full details of the members of the governing body of the company.
All the above must be submitted to the competent GEMI department (https://eyms.businessportal.gr/eyms-helpdesk.pdf), duly translated and certified via the apostille procedure, together with the full details of the natural persons, as provided for in Law 4919/2022. It is noted that where the legal form of LLC is selected, a notarial instrument is required, and Annexes I and II to Directive 2017/1132 apply to the legal form a foreign company can assume in Greece. Additionally, after being registered in the GEMI, the company must be removed from the register of the Member State of departur