Calliope Metaxotou, a senior partner of the firm, specializes in aviation law and the associated tax and customs aspects on aircraft reaching Greece from the EU or outside the EU. She has headed the team on international transactions since 1991 for major clientele in the US, Europe, the Far East and the Middle East. She has a deep background on structuring, financing, acquisition, sales and leasing of aircraft and engines. Her background also includes repossession of aircraft, granting and registration of mortgages, aircraft registration and de-registration, and awarding exploitation license to airlines and to ground handling providers. She has acted on investment planning, investment protection, tax law, multinational banking transactions, project financing, venture capital, leasing of movable and immovable, M&A, sales and purchases of real estates.
PPT Legal provides extensive tax advice on structuring of aviation transactions. The Firm also specializes in international shipping & transport, capital markets, commercial litigation, tax law, M&A, commercial finance, EU on competition law, arbitration, insurance, IT & communications, health & pharmaceuticals, SPAs, commercial property & construction.
Calliope holds a law degree from the University of Athens and has been a member of the Athens Bar since 1973.
She was with the Athens Branch of Bank of America from 1968 to 1971. From 1971 to 1979 she was with the First National Bank of Chicago, Athens. From 1979 to 1987 she was with the Piraeus Shipping Branch of Continental Bank of Illinois.
We recently acted on transactions relating to refinancing, securitization and issuance of notes including assets/ leased aircraft in Greece, either free or encumbered, as well as on novated and amended leases and transfer of ownership of aircraft remaining registered on the Greek Registry. The key issue on said transactions was exemption from transfer tax pursuant to clarifications on tax matters relating to change and registration of ownership of aircraft according to a Circular of the Ministry of Finance issued in late 2014 and effective immediately thereafter.
Seaplane Transportation in Greece holds a major demand from investors to implement provisions of L.4156/2013 as amended by L.4568/2018 and to commence quick connections to the islands and to the seaside places in the continent of Greece. More than one hundred waterways are scheduled in islands, seaside areas and lakes, part of which shall be in operation within 2019 and the remaining within 2020. We already act on behalf of investors with international aviation/seaplane interests on the above concern.
Calliope has been co-author on Greece in Aircraft Finance, Registration, Security and Enforcement since 1991 to the latest update on January 15, 2017.
Calliope's native tongue is Greek and she is also fluent in English.