Bankruptcy and insolvency registers

Greece has no electronic insolvency registers. We are currently preparing to digitise our databases and their electronic interfaces.

What does the Greek insolvency register offer?

According to Greek legislation, insolvency procedures are:

  • bankruptcy (Articles 1-61 of Law 3588/2007, Article 13(1)-(4) of Law 4013/2011, Article 22(1) of Law 4055/2012, Articles 1-3 of Law 4446/2016, Article 14 of Law 4491/2017)
  • special liquidation with continued operation (eidikí ekkathárisi en leitourgía) (Article 12 of Law 4013/2011, Article 6 of Law 4446/2016)
  • pre-bankruptcy resolution (proptocheftikí diadikasía exygíansis) (Articles 70-101 of Law 3588/2007, Article 22(2) of Law 4055/2012, Articles 116(3) and 234(1)-(3) of Law 4072/2012, Article 3 et seq. of Law 4446/2016)
  • restructuring plan (Articles 109-123 of Law 3588/2007, Article 7 et seq. of Law 4446/2016)
  • simplified procedure for minor bankruptcies (aplopoiiméni diadikasía epí ptochéfseon mikroú antikeiménou) (Article 9 of Law 4446/2016, Article 62 of Law 4472/2017)

The local district civil courts (eirinodikeía) are responsible for considering cases and issuing decisions on requests involving bankruptcy of natural persons.

The local courts of first instance (protodikeía) are responsible for considering cases and issuing decisions on requests involving bankruptcy of associations (prosopikés etairíes), limited partnerships (eterórrythmes etairíes), general partnerships (omórrythmes etairíes), private capital companies (idiotikés kefalaiouchikés etairíes), limited liability companies (etairíes periorisménis efthýnis), public limited companies (anónymes etairíes), European companies and European cooperative societies.

The General Trade Register (Genikó Emporikó Mitróo – GEMI) at the local chambers of commerce is responsible for issuing the necessary certificates for bankruptcy procedures.

Is access to the Greek insolvency register free of charge?

No such possibility exists.

How to search the Greek insolvency register

Not applicable.

History of the Greek insolvency register

Not applicable.

Last update: 12/02/2021

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