Xenofon Papayiannis
PARTNER
SUPREME COURT LAWYER
Admitted to Thessaloniki Bar in 1996 | Admitted to Athens Bar in 2006
Languages:
GREEK, ENGLISH, GERMAN
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SHORT BIOGRAPHY
SHORT BIOGRAPHYACADEMIC CURRICULUMMEMBERSHIPSMAIN PUBLICATIONSRELEVANT WORK

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Xenofon Papayiannis is a partner at KLC Law Firm since 2006. He previously spent almost seven years working at the tax department of a Big Four accounting firm. Xenofon specialises in corporate taxation and restructuring, international tax planning and M&A. 

ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

Economic University of Athens (Greece):  Diploma in Greek Taxation
Thessaloniki University Law School (Greece):  Master’s Law degree (Public Law)
Thessaloniki University Law School (Greece):  Law Degree

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Greek Society of Tax Law and Fiscal Studies
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

EXPRESS, 2004

“Χρηματοδοτικές Μισθώσεις και Διεθνή Λογιστικά Πρότυπα: Η ρύθμιση του Ν. 3229/04 – “Finance Lease and International Accounting Standards: The Provisions of Law 3229/04” 

RELEVANT WORK

Relevant experience includes:

  • Legal counsel to the operator of the Greek power transmission system with respect to its revised ownership unbundling plan (June 2016 – February 2017, Ηead of team)
  • Tax advice to a global investment management firm regarding the assessment of a special property tax amounting to € 12 mio against a local subsidiary (2016)
  • Legal counsel to a natural gas supply and distribution company for the legal unbundling of its distribution and supply activities in the downstream gas market in accordance with EU and Greek regulatory framework (January – September 2016, Ηead of team)
  • Legal counsel to the operator of the Athens International Airport in an LCIA arbitration against the Greek Government regarding real estate tax assessments of € 41 mio (2014 – 2015)
  • Lead legal counsel to PPC SA for the sale of its subsidiary, Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE SA) (2013 – 2014, Ηead of team)
  • Tax advisor to an international energy group in respect of a concession contract with the Greek Government for the extraction of hydrocarbons at Patraikos gulf in consortium with a local hydrocarbon leader (2013 – 2014)
  • Tax advisor to the operator of the Athens International Airport on a VAT dispute amounting to € 181 mio (2014 to date)
  • Tax advisor to the shareholders of a local pharmaceutical industry for the sale of the business to a multinational pharmaceutical group in a € 400 million deal (2011)
  • Tax advisor to an international energy group on the local implications of the construction of a gas pipeline connecting Italy and Greece (2011)
  • Tax advisor to one of the world’s leading system providers for non-nuclear submarines and high-end naval vessels for the sale of its subsidiary, a local shipyard leader (2009-2010)
  • Tax advisor to an international energy group in respect of its joint venture with a local hydrocarbons leader regarding their Greek electricity production and supply businesses (2007 – 2010)
  • Tax advisor to a UK-based investment fund on a € 110 mio acquisition of real property and the subsequent operation and divestment (2006 – 2014)
  • Tax advisor to a local concrete leader on the acquisition of numerous local businesses (2006 – 2009)
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