Smaro Anagnostou is an experienced and internationally recognized tax expert and heads up our Tax practice. She leads our Tax team in delivering ongoing tax consultancy to corporate clients and providing transactional support to domestic and international clients working with our M&A, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Project Finance, and Real Estate teams. In this role, she has helped to shape and execute many complex and innovative corporate transactions.

Smaro also provides legal tax consultancy to high-net-worth families and individuals on wealth and succession planning, protection of assets, co-ownership and transfer of assets.

She has extensive experience in advising individuals and companies on tax investigations, audits, dawn raids, and providing representation before the Administration and Administrative Courts in challenges to tax authority decisions, assessments, technical enquiries, applications for rebates and settlement of fines.

Smaro is ranked as Recommended Lawyer for Tax in the Legal 500 EMEA and a Key Individual in the Chambers Europe Guide.

Before joining Lambadarios, Smaro worked as counsel for a number of major firms, including establishing and leading the legal division of PwC in Athens, heading the tax practice of a leading Athens law firm, acting as senior legal counsel to the PeopleCert Group and as executive counsel to the Eurobank Group.

Areas of expertise

Tax

Corporate

Smaro is one of the leading experts on taxation in Greece. She advises corporate and institutional clients, including investment funds, on the structuring and tax treatment of inbound and outbound investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and insolvencies, privatizations, and commercial agreements.

As well as advising on the tax implications of, and the most efficient structures for, executing major corporate transactions and investments, Smaro also advises clients on real estate and other forms of asset ownership, the effect of double taxation treaties, and the direct and indirect taxation (including vat) implications of local and cross-border transactions, financing techniques and transfer pricing.

She is also experienced in Litigation & Dispute Resolution, supporting clients in disputes with the Greek tax authorities and before the courts.

Working closely with our employment practice, she also supports clients in matters relating to executive and employee remuneration.

Private & Personal

Smaro advises high-net-worth individuals and families on inheritance, wealth and succession planning, protection of assets, co-ownership and transfer of assets.

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  • Greek
  • English
  • French
  • LLM in International Business Law, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London
  • LLB, School of Law, University of Athens

Smaro Anagnostou impresses commentators, who appreciate her energy and describe her as "highly skilled and technically able. Overall, an excellent professional."
Chambers Europe

"Never failed in her advice."
Legal 500

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