Thursday, April 23, 2020
Happy to report that the Administrative Supreme Court (Conseil d’ Etat) ruled in favour of Mercedes Benz Hellas SA and rejected the Greek State’s (Independent Public Revenues Authority- IPRA) petition to quash Administrative Court of Appeal Decision No 4352/2018 which had ruled that the IPRA had wrongly
Friday, March 20, 2020
Dear Clients & Friends, The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting us all in varying degrees and will continue to do so for some time. Reactions and restrictions around the world have neither been systematic nor coordinated and this results in and will continue to cause both confusion and prolongation of the crisis management measures taken.
Friday, December 13, 2019
Vertical agreements in the motor vehicle aftermarket are governed by Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation 461/2010 (MVBER), for the application of which the Commission has issued its Supplementary Guidelines (MVGL). In light of the upcoming date of expiry of MVBER on 31 May 2023, the Commission has launched a two-phase review (evaluation phase followed by an impact assessment phase) in order to determine whether it should be prolonged, revised or allowed to lapse. Based on the feedback provided by 33 respondents prior to the initiation of the public consultation, we provide below an overview of the main elements that have been outlined.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC, sponsored and participated through Senior Partner Gregory Pelecanos, in the 3rd Balkan and East Med Energy Forum (Athens Nov.28, 2019)
Thursday, November 21, 2019
I. INTRODUCTION In 2010 the Commission abolished the sector specific (vertical distribution in the motor vehicle sector) MVBER 1400/2002 and adopted the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation 330/2010 (VBER), which defines vertical agreements for which it can be assumed with sufficient certainty that
Thursday, November 7, 2019
In a whirlwind of activity through October 2019 , Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC, was present as speaker and contributor in four conferences and one consultation.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
The 2 nd International Arbitration Forum in Athens, discussed the general theme “ Prevailing principles of fairness, finality and public policy in International Commercial Arbitration”. Gregory Pelecanos was invited to comment on Prof. S. Brekoulakis’ (Kings College London, Chair in International
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The Supreme Court of Greece has handed down decision No. 716/2019 in favour of Leidos Inc., definitively rejecting the Hellenic Republic’s lawsuit to annul the ICC Award (2013) in Case 16394/GZ/MHM (see below News item “Ballas Pelecanos &Associates LPC named in Global Arbitration Review”).
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Athens Court of Appeal Decision No. 669/2019 (Injunctive Proceedings) and No. 3248/2019 (Main Set-Aside Proceedings)
In decisions handed down in February (Injunctive Proceedings) and July 2019 (Main Set-Aside Proceedings), the Athens Court of Appeal (ACoA) reinforced the enforceability of an ICC Award, in a case where the ICC Arbitral Tribunal had made a finding of corruption
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Court of Appeal annuls an € 84.500.000 fine for alleged “smuggling”, ruling that no transfer pricing violation and no “tricks” negate a finding of “smuggling” through artificially lowering wholesale prices and a Ministerial Decision requiring the “benefit” from lower wholesale prices to be passed on downstream to consumers is illegal.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Council of State , Judgment No. 2341/2018. In a decision published on 7 November 2018, the Council of State dismissed an appeal by the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) and upheld the judgement of the Athens Administrative Court of Appeal annulling a HCC decision imposing a fine on two motor
Friday, November 30, 2018
As a major player in the Greek energy law market, Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC supported and participated in the 2nd East Mediterranean Energy Law Forum. This year’s topics featured on the impact on the environment and topics discussed ranged from Offshore Safety to LNG supplies. Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner presented the topic : “Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) Projects: Legal issues in FSRU Development, Implementation”