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Gregory Pelecanos scheduled to speak at the 2022 EU Automotive Network symposium on 30/9 in Paris

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner at Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C., will be once again attending the EU Automotive Network symposium, due to be held this year on 30 September, in Paris.

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Extension of deadline for holding Annual General Assemblies of companies by 50 calendar days

Thursday, September 1, 2022

The Hellenic Parliament passed the Law entitled "Rehabilitation of the Elefsina Shipyards and other development provisions", which includes, among others, the already announced by the Ministry of Development and Investment, extension of the deadlines for holding the annual general meetings of legal entities for 2022.

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New deadline for submission of data to the Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) Central Registry until 31.10.2022 for legal entities starting business activity or changing the data of their UBO until 31.08.2022

Friday, August 5, 2022

On June 20th, 2019, Ministerial Decision No. 67343 EΞ 2019 of the Minister of Finance, which regulates certain specific issues regarding the retention of information and registration process in the Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO) Central Register (UBO Registry), was published in the Government Gazette.

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Towards the Reform of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation

Monday, August 1, 2022

The European Commission (“Commission”) published on 6 July 2022 a draft Regulation extending the duration of the validity of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (EU) No 461/2010 (MVBER) for five years, along with a draft Communication amending the old Supplementary Guidelines, and launched a public consultation until 30 September 2022, aiming to receive comments and feedback from stakeholders on the proposed changes.

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Whether cherries or apples, two bites are out. Res judicata from arbitration awards.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC, representing Respondent, a Subcontractor, won a resounding victory in a second ICC Arbitration against Claimant, a Contractor, which followed on a first ICC Arbitration between the same parties and which had previously been resolved for Respondent. In both arbitrations Claimant had filed claims for nearly €10.000.000,00.

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Η Εταιρία μας συμμετέχει στη Δημόσια Διαβούλευση

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Συμμετοχή της εταιρίας μας στη Δημόσια Διαβούλευση του σχεδίου νόμου του Υπουργείου Ψηφιακής Διακυβέρνησης με τίτλο: «Αναδυόμενες τεχνολογίες πληροφορικής και επικοινωνιών, ενίσχυση της ψηφιακής διακυβέρνησης και άλλες διατάξεις»

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Nikos Papadopoulos - Legal implications of competitive entertainment in the metaverse

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

It was very interesting to be part of the first World Conference on artificial intelligence and metaverse, which was organized by Lexing on 8 and 9 June 2022, and share our views with colleagues and other participants.

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New Dual Distribution policy suggestions and Price Signaling

Friday, March 11, 2022

The new draft proposal of European Commission regarding information exchange in dual distribution. How is Greek “price alignment” restrictions affected?

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Digital Working Card

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Announcement of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on the entry into force of the Digital Working Card

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Updated Greek Competition Act

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Οn January 20, 2022 the Greek Parliament passed a Bill, (Law 4886/2022 Gov. Gazette A’ , No. 12/24.1.2022) amending Law 3959/2011 on “Protection of Free Competition” (the Greek Competition Act) introducing new restraints on competition, incorporating Directive (EC) 2019/1, and introducing new and systemizing existing procedures.

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Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner presented the topic “Public Procurement Contracts and the Civil Code” at the 1st Public Procurement Conference on December 16th, 2021

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Gregory made the case for a radical change of perspective regarding the Greek legal framework regulating public works and contracts. He noted that Greek public procurement law appears driven not only by concerns relating to maintaining fair competition but also, if not primarily, by concerns about the ability and integrity of the Greeks States’ personnel.

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Lifting of overwork registration obligation, Managerial Employees & remote working related expenses payable to the employee

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

1. Ministerial Decision No 90972/15.11.2021 (Government Gazette No 5393, B’, 19.11.2021) regarding the abolition of employer’s obligation to declare employees’ overwork working hours and for the determination of the criteria to consider an employee as Managerial Employee
2. Ministerial Decision regarding the payment of minimum compensation by the employer to remote workers

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