In our country the marketing of fuel oil, petroleum products, LPG and their derived products and the asphalt, is regulated by a complex and highly specialized legislative framework. The legislative regulation of this market takes under consideration very important parameters such as the protection of the financial interests of the merchant, the protection of the public health and the environment, the ensuring of the consumers’ rights, the protection of the public revenue, the operation of the market in terms of free competition etc.
The main legal framework pertaining to the oil market, is the Law 3054/2002 entitled as “Organization of the petroleum products’ market” that evolved mainly on the basis of European Union’s legislation and is in act along with the specialized domestic and foreign legislation (European Directives).
The companies that aspire to entry this market, are obligated to follow specific terms of safety, since the first stages of their establishment, in order to receive the authority’s clearance and commence their transactional activity.
The legal representation of these companies requires a high level of knowledge, preparation and specialization in the specific legislative sector, because in the case of a judicial dispute, the company entries in a judicial process that could have civil, penal, tax and economic consequences.
In this case, the threatened sanctions can be severe and contain measures such as seizure of professional equipment, or of assets and property, closure of the company’s activity, fines etc.
In consequence of the above, for the longevity of a company is of crucial importance the best legal representation and guidance, even before it’s establishment, in order to choose the best solution among the options offered by the law and avoid potential risks.
Due to the fact that the time limits in any dispute that may occur are very short, for the best legal protection of the company, is required not only the presence of a specialized legal team with deep experience in the appropriate sector; but furthermore, the presence of also specialized experts, as accountant and technical professionals, that will act providing assistance with the issue of reports and supportive material.
Our office, with more than 30 years of experience of legal support, has formed one of the most specialized networks of partners in Greece and will guarantee your complete legal representation and protection.