Branch network expansion

International retail chains invariably require full-service solutions when expanding into new markets or growing existing ones. In addition to comprehensive legal and tax information, along with detailed advice on matters of corporate, labor, commercial leasing and business law, you may also need the services of a reliable local partner to arrange on-site contacts with project developers, location analysts, specialist architects, estate agents specialized in commercial properties, and possibly construction firms with the capacity to carry out any necessary building work or modifications to existing properties within a binding timeframe. 

AP Generalis represents some of the largest retail chains during the creation or expansion of their branch network, while also working in tandem with reputable and specialized real estate consultants, civil engineers and construction firms. Commercial lease agreements are first drawn up in two languages, Greek and either English or German. The instructions of the parent company are incorporated directly into the draft contract, so that negotiations lead to the optimal outcome.

Apart from the purely legal aspects (such as the drafting or modification of the lease contract, support during negotiations, possible representation at the contract signing, etc.), AP & Generalis can also assist you with:

  • Finding the property
  • Assessing the macro- and micro-location
  • Any particularities in terms of construction law
  • Estimating the value of the property
  • Financial planning


All matters relating to branch network expansion are handled directly by two of our partners with the additional support of two associates and form an integral part of our business consulting services.

The experienced team of AP & Generalis are at your disposal at any time, ready to provide their specialist and bespoke advice at our offices in Athens and Berlin, and of course by telephone or video conferencing (Teams, Zoom, Skype).