PwC - Corporate Tax
Georgios Katrinakis is a licensed lawyer registered with the Athens Bar Association. He joined PwC Greece in 2014 to lead its tax litigation practice as one of the named partners of “M. Psylla – V. Vizas – G. Katrinakis Law Firm”, which is a dynamic licensed Greek law firm with an international orientation, being part of the PwC Global Legal Network.
Georgios has 23 years of professional experience as a lawyer and is specialised in the conduct of complex litigation in virtually all areas of taxation, including corporate taxation, PE and TP disputes, indirect taxes (VAT, stamp duties, customs and excise duties), individual and wealth taxation, either defending clients against tax and penalty assessments after the conduct of audits or reclaiming the refund of taxes unduly paid by clients. In addition, Georgios assists criminal defense lawyers in cases of alleged criminal tax evasion. Leveraging from his experience in handling tax audit and tax controversy files, Georgios also advises clients on tax compliance issues.
During the first 4 years of his career he conducted civil/commercial litigation as a member of a reputable Athens-based law firm specializing in company and commercial, capital markets, banking and financial law (Tsibanoulis & Partners). Subsequently he focused on tax litigation and became one of the leading tax litigators in another reputable Athens-based law firm (Zepos & Yannopoulos), where he stayed 11 years before joining PwC. Georgios has represented over the years a multitude of multinational and Greek companies, as well as individual taxpayers, in administrative procedures involving the Greek tax authorities and before all Greek court instances (including the Greek Supreme Administrative Court) and before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
His academic qualifications include: LL.B. (Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), LL.M. in European & International Law (Durham University, UK), post-graduate diploma in Tax Law (Athens University of Economics and Business) and post-graduate diploma in Accounting (Athens University of Economics and Business). He has been a regular author and contributor of technical and thought-leadership articles to several tax and business law reviews. He speaks Greek (native), English (fluently) and French (fluently).