Officially, the Hellenic Republic is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. The modern Greek state was established in 1830 following the war of independence from the Ottoman Empire.

Greece is a democratic and developed country. A founding member of the UN, Greece was the tenth member to join the EU and has been part of the Eurozone since 2001. It is also a member of the Council of Europe, NATO, OECD and the WTO. Greece has one of the world's largest shipping industries, has the largest economy in the Balkans, therefore, it is an important regional investor.

The Greek legal system is based on civil law and has evolved from Roman law.

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How to practise in Greece

Find out all you need to know about practising in Greece

CCBE newsletter - October

The 66th CCBE newsletter is out - read more about the following topics:

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How to verify a European lawyer?

Use the European e-justice portal to find or identify lawyers from the EU and the EEA

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Brexit and the legal services sector in the EU

An overview of the UK legal service sector in the current European market place and potential changes post-Brexit

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How to requalify as an Irish solicitor - Q&A with the Law Society of Ireland

On 8 May, we organised an interactive information seminar with the President and Director General of the Law Society of Ireland to offer practical support to our members. Read the summary of the most important questions and answers or listen to the seminar recording.

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Your contacts for this region are Alex Storer and Eleanor Farrow

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International Policy Adviser: Europe

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International Policy Assistant: Europe and the CIS