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Latest developments in labor relations, February 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024

On 31 January, a bill was submitted to Parliament that includes the determination of the minimum wage for the year 2024. At the same time, the digital work card system is introduced for new types of businesses, while a reduction of the salary threshold for managerial employees is also due to take effect as of 1 March 2024.

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Our firm is named IP Firm of the Year in Greece

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

We are thrilled and honoured to share that our firm was named IP Firm of the Year in Greece at the 2023 IAM and World Trademark Review Global IP Awards.

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Participation at the 8th Patras IQ Innovation & Technology Transfer Conference and Exhibition

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Our Senior Partner, Gregory Pelecanos, will represent our firm at the 8th Patras IQ Innovation & Technology Transfer Conference and Exhibition on 25-27 November 2023.

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Legal implications of the use of generative Artificial Intelligence applications: Our contribution to the latest issue of Lexing® Insights

Thursday, November 16, 2023

George Ballas, Senior & Managing Partner, and Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Associate, discuss the current legal framework concerning Artificial Intelligence in Greece with a contribution to Lexing’s latest issue of Lexing® Insights.

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Senior Partner, Gregory Pelecanos, at the 4th Athens International Arbitration Forum

Thursday, November 2, 2023

The highly successful 4th Athens International Arbitration Forum, which was held on 19 October 2023, had “States and State Entities in International Arbitration” as its main theme. Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. were, once again, proud golden sponsors of the event that attracted leading arbitration practitioners, international arbitrators and academics.

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The main changes in labour law introduced by Law 5053/2023

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Law 5053/2023 of the Ministry of Labour, effective as of 26 September 2023, transposes Directive 2019/1152/EU “On permanent and predictable working conditions”, which originally set a deadline of 1 August 2022 for its transposition, into Greek law.

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Gregory Pelecanos publishes article on product prices and competition law

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Sakkoulas-online has just published an article by Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner, on product prices and competition law.

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Our expert team publishes new chapter on Lexology, discussing the Implications of AI Technologies in Employment Law

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

We are very pleased to see that our latest contribution to the Legal Technology Practice Guide - Getting the Deal Through 2023, published by Lexology, is now in print!

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Important changes introduced by the new Immigration Code

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Pursuant to Law 5038/2023 (the "Immigration Code"), significant changes were brought to legislation concerning the codification and amendment of existing provisions, as well as the introduction of new ones.

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Reform of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation: Reg. 461/2010 extended until 31 May 2028. Provision of vehicle-generated data to independent operators.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

On 17 April 2023 the European Commission (the “EC”) published Regulation (EU) 2023/822 extending the duration of Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (EU) No 2010/461 (MVBER) for a further five years, until 31 May 2028, along with the updated Supplementary Guidelines on vertical restraints in agreements for the sale and repair of motor vehicles and for the distribution of spare parts for motor vehicles (2023/C 133 I/01).

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Breaking news: European Parliament Committees IMCO and LIBE cast crucial votes on the EU's Artificial Intelligence Act

Thursday, May 11, 2023

The European Parliament committees IMCO (Internal Market and Consumer Protection) and LIBE (Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs) have made significant strides by voting on the proposed Artificial Intelligence Act. With far-reaching implications for the future of AI regulation within the European Union, these committees have played a vital role in shaping the legislation.

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New gynaecological check-up leave for private sector employees

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

In accordance with Article 96 of recently enacted Law No. 5043/2023, Article 232 of the Individual Labour Code (Decree 80/2022, A' 222) and corresponding Article 40 of Law No. 4808/2021 (A' 101) concerning the leave for prenatal examinations are amended.

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