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
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
As analyzed in our previous newsletter (Competition in exceptional circumstances and periods of social and economic crisis), a coordinated response to the issues emerging from the COVID-19 outbreak requires the involvement of all possible actors including also undertakings themselves.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
COVID-19 Update & Guidance for Undertakings & Governments
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The Greek government labors under an ongoing attempt to provide for the adverse effects of a situation which the World Health Organization characterized as a pandemic. The measures have as primary target the public health and the Greek economy at large.
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, March 20, 2020
The new set of supporting measures which was announced by the Greek Government, aiming to moderate the severe results of the corona virus epidemic on country’s struggling economy, consisted of a series of State aid tools concerning enterprises and professionals who have been harmed by the current crisis, even though they have not been directly submitted to an obligatory business lockdown.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
A new set of supporting measures was announced yesterday, by the Greek Ministry of Finance, in order to limit the effects of the corona virus epidemic on the economy. These guidelines are included in a general package of governmental initiatives to tackle the challenges that have emerged due to the spread of COVID-19 epidemic.
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