Athens Investment Summit

Now in its sixth year of financial crisis, Greece finds itself at one of the most difficult junctures in its history. Although the Tsipras government signed the Third Memorandum and one of the most difficult structural adjustment programmes devised, the national fiscal situation continues to deteriorate.

In no small part, this is due to a fundamental inability of successive governments to foster investments and a climate suitable to private sector economic growth.

Despite the negative headlines and volatile political environment, investments in Greece are gathering speed. The Tsipras government is gradually implementing its privatisation commitments. And investments in export-oriented sectors, such as tourism, manufacturing or agriculture, are taking place. 

The Athens Investment Summit provides a practitioner-focussed, objective view of the real risks, opportunities and threats of investing in Greece. 

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Featured Project

Crete Seafront Land for Sale

Unique land plot of 153,000 square meters of seafront land for sale in Crete. This land can be sold directly or contributed as part of an equity contribution to a joint venture. The land plot can build at least 22,000 square meters. 

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Featured Speaker

Nikolaos Kostikas

Partner, Watson, Farley & Williams

Nikolaos Kostikas is a partner at Watson, Farley & Williams in the Project & Structured Finance Group, and has extensive experience in structuring investments in Greece. 

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Our Sponsors

Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the largest commercial organisations in Greece, playing an active role in commercial and government relations.

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Investment Focus

Briefing on the new regulatory framework for non-performing loans in Greece

Greece has opened the way for the development of a secondary market for nonperforming loans with the introduction of Law 4354/2015 (the “NPL Law”), which entered into force on 16 December 2015. The NPL Law is not only aimed at stabilising the banking sector by providing immediate liquidity to the relevant credit institutions, but also at assisting defaulting borrowers to restructure their debts more efficiently.

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