“Mr Tripidakis, lectured on pensions and real estate property in Greece and Australia together with the financial planner Mr H. Petropoulos.The event was hosted by the Melbourne Pontian Association (Estia)”. (February 21, 2017)

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Mr Tripidakis attended on March 4, 2015 the dawn service in Martin Place, Sydney, to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the ANZACS campaign to Galipoli during the WW1, using as base the island of Lemnos.

With the President of the Sydney Greek RSL and the honorable Greek Consul General, Dr S.Kyrimis … Continue reading

Working together with the Greek D. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr A.Gerontopoulos and the Head of IKA, Mr R.Spyropoulos, towards the prompt and smooth payment of IKA pensions to GreekAustralians. Athens, December 2014

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Μr Tripidakis attended the 2013 Battle of Crete commemorative celebrations in Melbourne

Μr Tripidakis, representing the Cretan Federation of Australia and NZ, attended the 2013 Battle of Crete commemorative celebrations in Melbourne … Continue reading

ERT World Australia: Episode 20

March 7, 2013 Mr John Tripidakis invited with the Consul General of Melbourne by the Greek Community of Melbourne, to analyze the new Greek Tax laws—Feb 2013. … Continue reading

Greek Australians frustrated over new Greek Tax Laws

Neos Kosmos, February 2013 Pursuant to tax law No 3943/2011, as implemented by the Ministerial Decision No 1217 of December 2012, serious changes have been effected on the tax imposition for foreign residents. According to the provisions of this law, … Continue reading

The new Greek tax law — Impact on Greek Australians

Ta Nea, January 21, 2013 On January 11, 2013, the Greek Parliament in its pursuit to increase tax  scrutiny and revenues has voted the new tax law. This tax reform changes significantly the taxation of Greek citizens, as well as … Continue reading

Are Greek Australians having income in Greece, considered as residents of Greece for tax purposes?

The Kytherian, November 20, 2012 Pursuant to the latest tax law 3943/2011, several changes have been effected on the tax imposition for foreign residents,. According to the provisions of this law, an individual is considered as a Greek resident – and … Continue reading

Acts on your properties in Kythera that should alert you!

The Kytherian, October 21, 2012 Possession of a property is not only a physical action on a property but also a legal right protected under Greek Real Estate Law. Greek law regulates the possession as “the actual power on a property, … Continue reading

Registration of Titles at the Greek Land Registry (“Metagrafi sto Ypothikofilakeion”)

The Kytherian, August 18, 2012 “I have the Title (simvoleo) on my Greek Property to my name. Do I have the ownership?”  Well, the answer is that if this Title is not registered with the Land Registry (Ypothikofilakeion), you do not … Continue reading

Probate of Greek Wills

The Kytherian, July 23, 2012 Greek Inheritance Law provides the bequest of the deceased’s property to his legal heirs in two ways: through a Will, or in intestacy. In case that the deceased has left a Greek Will, the bequest … Continue reading

If you travel to Kythera this summer …

The Kytherian, June 16, 2012 The trip to Kythera has inspired and still does, many throughout the centuries. This destination has been the “oistros” for poets, painters, directors etc. The island  has been the birthplace of the ancient goddess of beauty, … Continue reading

Do all Greek Australians need to file E-9 Tax Statements in Greece?

OPA Magazine, May 19, 2012 The E-9 is a tax statement form through which the tax payer declares his/ her ownership rights on real estate properties in Greece. Such property tax statements have been submitted  in the past together with the income … Continue reading

Do Greek Australians need to file Income Tax Statements in Greece?

OPA Magazine, May 1, 2012 Any natural person, receiving income in Greece is obliged to submit income tax statements there, regardless of his nationality or his residence, as long as his or his spouse’s annual income exceeds the amount of 3.000 … Continue reading

The Holographic Greek Will

OPA Magazine, May 1, 2012 According to Greek Inheritance law, the bequest of the deceased’s property to his/her legal heirs is effected  in two ways: by virtue of a Will or in intestacy. Greek Law provides three types of Wills: The … Continue reading

The “haratsi” (Special Fee imposed on Power Supplied Buildings) on your Greek properties

OPA Magazine, March 16, 2012 In an attempt to increase the revenues of the Greek State and decrease the Public Debt, the Greek Ministry of Economics established the imposition of a special fee imposed on power supplied buildings. Although this fee … Continue reading

Unauthorized construction (“afthereta”) in Greece. Declare it now and save it!

OPA Magazine, February 14, 2012 One of the greatest problems that the Greek State encounters and has not resolved yet, is the problem of unauthorized constructions, i.e. constructions on buildings without obtaining a proper building permit from the competent Zone Plan … Continue reading

Mr. J. Tripidakis — Secretary of the Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand

January 2012 Mr. J. Tripidakis has been elected as the Secretary of the Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand during the National Conference of January 2012 in Sydney. … Continue reading

Military obligations in Greece for Greek Australians

OPA Magazine, November 22, 2011 The acquisition of the Greek/European Passport by Australia born Greeks, can be motivated by moral, social or economic reasons. It gives them the unique privilege of free movement, establishment, labour and enjoyment of social benefits in … Continue reading

Parental Gifts in Greece

OPA Magazine, October 17, 2011 Q: What is a parental gift? A : In essence it is a gift from parents to their children. One of the fundamental principles of Greek Civil and Tax Law, is the protection of the family … Continue reading

Adverse possession (“Hristiktisia”) on Greek property. Greek Australians beware!

OPA Magazine, October 7, 2011 Ownership on real estate property in Greece can be acquired not only through a conveyance Deed (purchase, gift etc), but also through adverse possession (“Hrisiktisia”). According to the Hrisiktisia provisions, any person that is exercising acts of … Continue reading

Even more documents (revenues?) required for property conveyances in Greece

OPA Magazine, September 24, 2011 According to Law 4014/2011 (enacted on September 21, 2011), the general approach is that a property in Greece cannot be conveyed or mortgaged, if : there is a building on it which has been built without … Continue reading

Additional documentation required for property conveyances/leases in Greece

OPA Magazine, September 15, 2011 According to Law 3661/2008, measures have been taken for the reduction of the buildings’ energy consumption. Subsequently, the new Regulation on Buildings’ Energy Consumption (Gov. Gazette Vol B No. 407/2010) has been issued. This Regulation adds one … Continue reading

CONVEYANCE OF REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES IN GREECE

OPA Magazine, September 6, 2011 One of the most important sections of financial activity in Greece is the conveyance of real estate properties with exchange. Property conveyancing can be effected only through a Notarial Deed (simvoleo) before a Greek Notary Public (simvoleografos). Ownership … Continue reading

Radio 2mm

March 2011 Mr. Tripidakis presents “Legal Matters in Greece”, a live program on the Greek radio station  in Marrickville (Sydney), on Wednesdays at 1 pm, providing the Greek Australian audience with all useful information and guidance regarding legal matters in … Continue reading

2nd INTERVIEW ON ANTENA PACIFIC GREEK TV CHANNEL — MONDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 2011

January 26, 2011 Mr. John Tripidakis, hosted by Maria Alyfanti’s program “Open Line”, is being interviewed on legal matters in Greece of interest to Greek Australians (Estates, Greek passport, etc). Antenna Pacific, on Monday 7th February 2011, at 9.00 pm. … Continue reading

Laiki Bank Business seminar — “Demystifying Legal & Business matters in Greece”

Melbourne, November 2010 Mr. Tripidakis has delivered a successful informative session regarding Legal & Business matters in Greece at the Demystifying Business & Legal Matters in Greecee Invitation the 23rd November 2010. … Continue reading

Doing Business 2010

May 2010 Mr. John Tripidakis has been awarded for his contribution to the annual edition “Doing Business 2010: Reforming through Difficult Times”, concerning business activity regulations, carried out by the World Bank and the International Financial Corporation (I.F.C.). … Continue reading

Real-Estate in Greece

May 2010 Mr. John Tripidakis will deliver his next informative session about “Real-Estate in Greece”, on Wednesday 26th May, 2010, at 7:00pm. Venue: The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (corner Russell & Lonsdale Streets). At the end of … Continue reading

Practical Legal Guide for Greek Australians

Sydney, January 2010 We are pleased to inform our clients and visitors of our web site that we have issued our Practical Legal Guide for Greek Australians integrating recent developments, new laws in effect and up-to-date tax calculation tables. … Continue reading

Affiliate office in Sydney

December 2009 We are happy to announce that our firm has joined forces with the Law offices of John Tomaras ( JT Law Pty Ltd ) in Sydney, NSW. We look forward to a successful and fruitful collaboration. … Continue reading

Weekly live broadcasting on SBS Australian Radio Station

Summer 2009 – 10 Mr John Tripidakis, is being interviewed on Greek Law every Sunday at 6 p.m. (Sydney time) by George Messaris at SBS Radio Station (1204 or 1106 AM) … Continue reading

Registration at the Melbourne and Sydney Bars

Spring – Summer 2009 – 10 Mr John Tripidakis, being in Australia as of November 2009 and having followed the prescribed procedure, has registered at the Legal Services Boards of Victoria and New South Wales as an Australian registered foreign … Continue reading

Updated Legal Guide for Greek Australians

Athens, November 2009 We are pleased to inform our clients and visitors of our web site that we have republished our Legal Guide for Greek Australians integrating recent developments, new laws in effect and up-to-date tax calculation tables. … Continue reading

Legal & Medical Conferences in Greece and Australia

October 4, 2009 We happily announce the successful completion of the Corfu 2009 Conference (www.greekconference.com.au) that took place in Corfu, Greece (26 September–2 October 2009) with the subject “Facing Change in Law, Medicine and Science”. The works of the conference … Continue reading

12th Greek-Australian Legal Conference (www.LMconference.com.au)

June 9, 2009 We happily announce the successful completion of the 12th Greek-Australian Legal Conference on Our Challenged World: How Law & Medicine Respond? that took place in Samos, Greece (May 31 through June 6, 2009). Official guests of the … Continue reading

12th Greek-Australian Legal Conference (www.LMconference.com.au)

June 6, 2009 John Tripidakis, Esq., will participate as the speaker on “Greek Taxation and Real Estate”. The Conference will be held in Samos, Greece with the presence of the Governor of New South Wales, Justices of the Supreme Court … Continue reading