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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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Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner, contibutes chapter in the newly published collective volume titled “Mediation - Theory and Practice”

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Mediation isn’t recent: trade has established mediation norms from ancient times. Modern trade and business mediate technical disputes before they evolve into complex legal issues. Expert Arbitration / Technical Arbitration and similar structures resolve differences before they escalate.

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The emerging legal framework for autonomous vehicles in Greece

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

For years, the discussion on the introduction of autonomous vehicles remained unresolved. At the end of March 2023, however, the Greek Government attempted to take relevant action, through certain amendments of the Greek Traffic Code.

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Nikolaos Papadopoulos speaks about the fines imposed by the Hellenic Data Protection Authority

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. is an active member of Lexing, the first international network of lawyers dedicated to digital and technology law. Our Associate, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, was recently invited to participate in a very interesting webinar organized by Michalsons for the members of its data protection programme.

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Employees’ rights with regard to their exposure on their employer's social media & what applies to employment decision-making using Artificial Intelligence systems

Monday, March 27, 2023

Pursuant to a recent press release of the Director of the Labour Inspectorate, the framework for an employee's exposure to their employer's digital social media is further clarified: it is now made clear that it is a legitimate and protected right on the part of an employee to refuse to be included in posts, let alone interact with posts and content relating to the activity of any business.

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Statutory Minimum Wage Increase

Thursday, March 23, 2023

According to the recent joint announcement of the Prime Minister of Greece and the Minister of Labour and Social Security, from 1 April 2023 onwards, the statutory minimum wage and the statutory minimum daily wage are determined as follows...

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Just published: Article by Gregory Pelecanos, on public interest and contractors’ protection

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Our Senior Partner, Gregory Pelecanos, spoke about public interest and contractors’ protection through the applicable provisions of the Civil Code in the context of the 1st Panhellenic Public Contracts Conference that was held in Athens in December 2021.

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Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner, talks about Good Corporate Governance

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner, gave a talk on the application of Good Corporate Governance principles in the public sector, by utilizing lessons from the private sector

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Ballas Pelecanos Law is, once again, ranked in the GOLD Tier of law firms in Greece by IAM Patent 1000, recognizing its internationally acclaimed expertise in patent law

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Intellectual property is a central pillar of our firm’s full-service practice. It brings a high degree of specialization to IP assignments, while capitalizing on its wider expertise and resources in a way that instils confidence when there are commercially consequential patent matters to be taken care of.

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Getting the deal through: Our firm provides extensive advice on multi-aspect business investment in Greece

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. recently assisted a client with various aspects of an ambitious investment project that called for expert planning, support and execution.

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Minimum wage increases in 2023

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

On 19/01/2023, Law 5013/2023 (A' 12) on "Multi-level Governance, risk management in the public sector and other provisions" was published.

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