|Georgios I Katrinakis|
PricewaterhouseCoopers Business Solutions S.A.
Georgios I Katrinakis is a barrister at the Athens Bar Association and he joined PwC Greece in 2014 to lead its tax litigation practice and as a partner of the PwC network member law firm M. Psylla – V. Vizas – G. Katrinakis.
Georgios has some 17 years of experience in handling complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution in virtually all areas of taxation, including corporate taxation, permanent establishments and transfer pricing 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. Georgios also assists criminal defence lawyers in cases of criminal tax evasion.
During the first four years of his career he conducted commercial litigation at an Athens-based law firm, specialising in banking and financial law. Subsequently, he served as one of the leading tax litigators in a major Greek law firm for 11 years before joining PwC Greece. Georgios has represented over the years a multitude of multinational and Greek companies, as well as individual taxpayers before all Greek court instances (including the Greek Supreme Administrative Court) and before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Georgios is a graduate of the Law School of the Athens National and Kapodistrian University and holds a LLM in European and international law (University of Durham, UK) and PG Certificates in tax law and accounting (Athens University of Economics and Business). He speaks Greek (native), English and French.
Eftichia Piligou, Deloitte Greece, is a tax partner and leads the transfer pricing practice and recently started with the tax controversy practice.
Eftichia has more than 15 years of professional experience in tax consulting services with a specialisation in transfer pricing and international taxation. Eftichia has led engagement teams on transfer pricing documentation projects for numerous clients operating in various industries. She has also led a significant number of projects involving transfer pricing planning and also has wide experience in tax and transfer pricing controversy.
Eftichia has been engaged with and successfully led the transfer pricing planning and advice for multinational groups of companies in all industry areas, including setting up their transfer pricing documentation, assisting with tax and transfer pricing controversy, and also negotiating advance pricing agreements (APAs) and mutual agreement procedures (MAPs).
Eftichia has been a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1999, holds a degree in law and LLM in public law from the University of Athens, and a DEA in public finances and taxation from the University of Paris 2 (Pantheon-Assas).
Eftichia has been recognised on many occasions as a leading adviser in Euromoney's Transfer Pricing Expert Guide.
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