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The transposition of the EU Whistleblowing Directive into Greek legislation has significant impact, among others, on private companies

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Law 4990/2022 (the “Law”) transposes Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on the protection of whistleblowers (the “Whistleblowing Directive”) into Greek legislation almost a year after the expiry of the deadline for its transposition.

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Remote working in Greece: Legal framework update

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Ministerial Decision No 105583/2022 of the Ministers of Labor and Social Affairs was published in the Official Gazette (Issue B' 5747/09.11.2022). This Decision sets the legal framework for remote working in cases where this is requested by the employee due to health-related reasons, thus specifying the relevant regulations of Article 67, par. 2(b) of Law 4808/2021 on Labor Protection.

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Competitive entertainment in the metaverse: Legal implications

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Although metaverse gambling is still in its formative stages, competitive entertainment is undoubtedly a huge industry that poses many legal challenges.

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Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner, speaks at the 3rd Athens International Arbitration Forum

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Our firm's Senior Partner, Gregory Pelecanos, participated in the 3rd Athens International Arbitration Forum that took place on 20 October 2022.

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Δημόσια διαβούλευση για την ενσωμάτωση της Οδηγίας 2019/789

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Η Δικηγορική Εταιρία Μπάλλας, Πελεκάνος & Συνεργάτες παρακολουθεί και συμμετέχει ενεργά σε όλες τις εξελίξεις που αφορούν στη διαμόρφωση του νέου νομοθετικού πλαισίου για το δίκαιο της πνευματικής ιδιοκτησίας.

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Multibrand distributorship lawsuit ruling

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Following the termination of their distribution & repair agreement with the same Greek supplier/importer of a specific car brand, two ex-dealers of the supplier’s motor vehicles national sales network filed separate lawsuits against the supplier.

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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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