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Digital Working Card

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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

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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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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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Hellenic-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce “2nd Innovation Forum: Innovation leads developments”

Monday, November 29, 2021

Eight proposals for stimulating the production of patents in Greece and for the development of innovations from the stage of basic research in applied research until and including the marketing of a commercial product, were highlighted in the context of the 2nd Innovation Forum, entitled “Innovation leads developments”, which took place on 24.11.2021, and was co-organized by the Hellenic-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens.

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Policy Against Violence and Harassment at Work - the new Ministerial Decision

Monday, November 22, 2021

Part II of the New Labour Law 4808/2021 enacted the employer’s obligation to cater for the prevention and confrontation of any kind of violence and harassment at work. Inter alia, it is provided that companies employing more than twenty (20) employees bear the obligation to adopt policies both on the confrontation of violence and harassment at work (ar. 9) and on the management of relevant complaints (ar. 10).

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Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner discussed “Merger control in the Pharma Sector” at the 5th International Conference on Competition Law and Policy on October 7th, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner discussed the topic “Merger Control in the Pharma Sector” at the 5th International Conference on Competition Law and Policy. Gregory reviewed issues concerning market definition and discussed whether theories of harm adequately take into account the innovative nature of the pharma sector.

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Hellenic Competition Commission clears €385 million concentration to establish a CCGT electricity plant. Ballas Pelecanos & Partners LPC act as lead advisers

Friday, August 27, 2021

On August 23, 2021, the Hellenic Competition Authority (HCC) issued Decision No. 744/21, unanimously approving the concentration notified on June 18, 2021 referring to the acquisition of joint control of the company under the name THERMOELECTRIC KOMOTINI SINGLE PERSON SOCIETE ANONYME, by the companies GEK TERNA SA, a leader in renewable energy and construction and Motor Oil Renewable Energy SA a member of the Motor Oil Hellas (MOH) Group, a conglomerate including refineries, renewable energy, shipping and other activities.

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On June 9, 2021, Grace Katsoulis, Partner, spoke at the “13th National Conference of In-House Counsel”

Thursday, July 15, 2021

On June 9, 2021, Grace Katsoulis, Partner, spoke at the “13th National Conference of In-House Counsel”. Grace participated in the panel that discussed the limits of employer's managerial right during Covid-19 times, focusing on the vaccine as a right or an obligation.

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Blockchain technologies and contractual practices: Th. Konstantakopoulos and N. Papadopoulos participated at the 13th National Conference of In-House Counsel

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

On June 9, 2021, Theodore Konstantakopoulos, Senior Associate, and Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Junior Associate, participated in the “13th National Conference of In-House Counsel” (Annual ACC Conference organized by NOMIKI BIBLIOTHIKI).

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Investing in Greece Law Forum - Investment Arbitration, EU trends, Greek particularities.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

On May 25/5/2021 Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner, participated at the “Investing in Greece Law Forum” in his capacity of President of the Legal Committee of the Hellenic German Commercial and Industrial Chamber. Gregory discussed Investment Arbitration, EU trends and certain Greek particularities.

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