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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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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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