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US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Liability when you do Business in Greece

Say you are a US investor. You buy an olive oil processing plant in Greece, which has an exclusive arrangement with a local cooperative of olive oil farmers. You learn that one of the owners of the Greek processing plant is also one of the cooperative owners and he has paid for lavish vacations and dinners for a local Mayor to block a competing cooperative from establishing a business. No problem? There will be when the US SEC/Justice Department, sues you under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Very careful legal diligence is required in acquisitions of Greek businesses from a number of perspectives.

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Hahalis & Kounoupis, P.C. - Greek Law Group
Phone: 610-628-1336
Toll Free: 877-509-4333
Fax: 610-691-8418

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20 East Broad Street 
Bethlehem, PA 18018
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1015 New Durham Road
Edison, NJ 08817
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18 Valaoritou Street
4th Floor
Athens, 10671
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10 Ermou Street
Thessaloniki, 54625
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