Fotodotis Malamas

Fotodotis is an expert in advising businesses on tax efficient structures, liability to all forms of direct and indirect taxes, reporting and compliance and individuals and families on lifetime and post death tax planning and the tax aspects of the management of private and corporate wealth.

He also advises on the tax considerations affecting corporate transactions and commercial agreements, including mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and distribution agreements, with a focus on compliance issues, the distribution and capitalisation of reserves and legislation offering tax incentives. He has conducted numerous tax due diligence reviews and represents clients before the Dispute Resolution Directorate and the administrative courts in relation to disputed liability cases.

Fotodotis teaches a postgraduate course on Tax Law at the Athens University of Economics and Business. Prior to joining the Firm in 2014, Fotodotis worked as a tax consultant with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young and was acting head of the Tax Department of Heracles Cement & Concrete Group, a member of the Lafarge Group. He has been extensively published in tax and financial journals and is author of Digital Economy and Current Tax Practices, 1st edition (2019) and Taxation of Non-Profit Organisations, 1st (2012) and 2nd (2016) editions and contributing author to Code for Tax Procedures: Interpretation and Accounting Issues 1st (2016) and 2nd (2021) editions, all published by Nomiki Vivliothiki.

Fotodotis holds a Degree in Law (Hons) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an LLM in Commercial Law from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and an MBA in Finance from Escem-Ecole Supérieur de Commerce et de Management. He also has a Computer Programming Certificate from Doxiades Study Centre, a Tax Law Certificate from the Vocational Training Center of the Economic University of Athens and an IFRS Certificate from the Association of International Accountants (AIA). He is admitted to the Piraeus Bar (1995) and the Supreme Court of Greece (2020).

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Recognition
May 2021

Top Tier recognition in The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Bernitsas Law is ranked in the Top Tier in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021. ‘a diverse team ... probably best in the country ... an excellent structure and understanding of the market ... highly professional attitude with appropriate knowledge and perfect consultancy ... brilliant to work with ... able to grasp information to a very high level ... available at all times in order to help their clients ... professionalism, responsiveness, flexibilty ... 360-degree expertise’.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Recognition
May 2021

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Client Testimonials

Bernitsas Law receives Top Tier Recognition in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021. Read here client testimonials. 

'The entire team has business acumen and understanding; it is results-oriented and offers great value to businesses.’  ‘Bernitsas Law Firm has a team of lawyers who are dedicated to their clients, highly professional and experts in their fields of specialisation. They are very prompt with their responses and their legal opinions are always very clear and informed.'

Bernitsas Law contributes to Hogan Lovells Covid-19 Summary of National Payment Moratoria Measures in Europe
Jan 2021

Hogan Lovells Covid-19 Summary of National Payment Moratoria Measures in Europe

Bernitsas Law contributes to Hogan Lovells COVID-19: Summary of National Payment Moratoria Measures in Europe which summarises key national payment moratoria measures and other reliefs related to the COVID-19 pandemic which have been introduced in various European countries and which are relevant in the context of structured finance transactions.