Karen Dawson

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Legal advice is the application of abstract principles of law to the concrete facts of the client’s case in order to advise the client about what they should do next. In many countries, only a properly licensed lawyer may provide legal advice to clients for good consideration, even if no lawsuit is contemplated or is in progress. Therefore, even conveyancers and corporate in-house counsel must first get a license to practice, though they may actually spend very little of their careers in court. Failure to obey such a rule is the crime of unauthorized practice of law.

In other countries, jurists who hold law degrees are allowed to provide legal advice to individuals or to corporations, and it is irrelevant if they lack a license and cannot appear in court. Some countries go further; in England and Wales, there is no general prohibition on the giving of legal advice. Sometimes civil law notaries are allowed to give legal advice, as in Belgium. In many countries, non-jurist accountants may provide what is technically legal advice in tax and accounting matters.

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Working as a lawyer involves practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems.

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TAXATION

Karagounis & Partners is dealing with general taxation issues, income tax, for natural persons and legal entities, VAT issues, sale or purchase of property, inheritance tax, family offices, donations and parental donation transfer of shares, royalties, business activities, treaties for the avoidance of double taxation. Karagounis & Partners offers support to its clients for tax…

BANKING & FINANCE

Karagounis & Partners represents major bank institutions in credit and litigation cases, lawsuits, injunctions, disputes between borrowers and creditors, compulsory enforcement, land registry audits and registrations.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Karagounis & Partners lawyers have been advisors for market leaders in the telecommunication, media and call center sector having a long lasting experience in representing companies in this industry.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Karagounis & Partners M&A team is highly experienced in acting on behalf of leading local and international clients in all types of mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, company formation and dissolution and setting up branches and subsidiaries,  implementing  due diligence procedures, undertaking complex reviews for all types of transaction across a wide range of industries.