Vassiliki P. Michalopoulou

Partner

Vassiliki (Valia) is a member of the tax department specialising in domestic, EU and international corporate taxation. She devotes a large part of her practice to tax controversy and tax litigation covering most facets of corporate tax disputes related to direct and indirect taxation, VAT, customs duties and excise taxes, double tax treaties, international and EU tax law matters. She regularly represents domestic and multinational companies before the Greek administrative courts.

Valia also provides routine advice and tax opinions on ongoing basis to corporate and private clients across a wide spectrum of tax issues. She has been especially involved in tax advisory matters arising from internal restructurings, tax treaty disputes and various cross-border business transactions. She has also been providing support to clients during tax field audits as well as in the context of administrative (out of court) procedures before the Tax Administration and the competent administrative bodies. She also assists clients in relation to tax rulings requests.

She is active in the preparation of transfer pricing documentation files as well as in assisting multinational enterprises from a range of industry sectors with transfer pricing risk assessment, transfer pricing audits and mutual agreement procedures.

She has deep experience in handling a wide range of complex customs and excise tax issues and frequently advises clients on related administrative processes and compliance issues across affected industries, while her practice also includes excise tax claim filing and related litigation.

Admissions

Admitted to Bar 2006, Athens

Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)

Education

University of Athens Law School (LL.B., 2004)

Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation

ALBA (MSc in Business for Lawyers, 2006)

ALBA-ERNST & YOUNG (Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Taxation, 2008)

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (Advance Diploma in International Taxation, 2014)

Languages

Greek

English

French

Speech on “Controlled Foreign Companies: Modern trends in the effort of fighting international tax evasion”,

4th Athens Law Forum on Taxation, organized by Palladian Communications Specialists, Athens, November 2017

Contribution in the Greek Law Digest - The Official Guide to Greek Law, “Indirect Taxes in Greece”

Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2nd edition, Athens, 2016 (updated online version 2017)

Speech on "Time of issue of the proof of services by lawyers after the changes reffered to by L. 3842/2010"

Conference on "Recent developments on the taxation of lawyers especially regarding law firms", organized by SDEE, Athens, May 2011