Advise VW AG on multiple matters arising out of the emissions issue

Our Firm has been retained by VW AG as the local member of a global team to advise the VW Group on all aspects (administrative, litigation, regulatory) in relation to the emissions’ issue. The wide and diversified scope of the mandate is a challenge.

Administrative/ Tax

Moussas & Partners is known for handling administrative law and tax law cases with reliability and robust knowledge so as to achieve the desired results. Whether it is a tax issue, an administrative sanction or an urban plan case our Firm has provided in depth advice and careful representation to our clients before the competent administrative authorities and courts.
The Firm’s team is readily available to engage with its clients in order to commonly form the right strategy for each case at hand. So far we have represented high net worth individuals as well as companies for tax penalty matters against the tax authorities. Furthermore we have initiated administrative proceedings before the competent courts for disputes regarding the environmental law and the urban planning law.
Due to the nature of these cases and the ever-changing legal framework where most of the time provisions of different laws seem to find application, the Firm is always keen to undertake even the most complex of legal researches with the sole purpose of meeting our clients’ demands for thoroughly researched and constructive advice.

Vassilios Moussas

Vassilios is a Partner with over 25 years of experience. In addition to contract and real estate law, he has an extensive litigation practice, focused on civil and commercial law disputes. He is specialised in handling complex and often high-profile contentious matters in all areas of law, covering a broad range of issues, among them pre-litigation strategic advice, representation of local and international clients in court proceedings on real estate, securities and insurance litigation, enforcement of foreign judgments, and recovery of claims, including enforcement and interim measures such as securing and freezing of assets.

He has extensive experience in real estate and property law where he regularly advises and renders legal opinions to clients, including the drafting and negotiation of property contracts, such as acquisition and finance contracts and commercial leases. He provides ongoing advice to the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund in the context of privatization of State owned real property; to a Luxembourg based fund and its Greek affiliated company in relation to a project for the development of a golf and mixed use recreational residential resort, on real estate issues, the entitlement process, permit application and approvals. Vassilis has also developed a client base in the area of company and commercial law, advising on company formation, establishment of Greek subsidiaries of multinational companies, ongoing corporate governance for listed and non-listed companies and employment issues, with an emphasis on the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts of all types. He also advises on mergers and acquisitions and on corporate restructuring and bankruptcy protection.

Vassilis speaks Greek, English and French.

Real Estate and City Planning

The firm has been advising one of its major corporate clients for its real estate properties in relation to expropriation, environmental and city planning matters and has also represented the client before the administrative Courts to challenge the ministerial decisions that enforced the expropriation burden upon the plots.