business establishment & outsourcing management consultants

"Out-of-the-shelf companies"

In Greece, there is no such thing as "out-of-the shelf companies" i.e. readymade companies. The reason is that Greek company law has followed the continental (French) system. There are many different types of companies but quite old-fashioned and non-flexible. The limited liability company in Greece is not as cheap or as simple to run as in the British system. In practice, there are companies that are "empty" because they developed no activity and have no tax or other liabilities or debts. But it is quite incidental to find one to buy. It is just not easy tell for sure that a ready-made empty company can be found. The process of searching together with a reasonable investigation for the possible dangers that an existing company may hide make it more effective to just incorporate a new company from the start.