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”
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
“Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC” are mentioned in an article in the November 14, 2018 issue of the Global Arbitration Review. Acting for Leidos Inc (then known as Science Applications International Corporation) the Firm advised Leidos in its 2002 bid for the 2004 Athens Olympics C4I Security System , its implementation and ensuing litigation. Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC, with Dentons (then McKenna Long & Aldridge) and Lambadarios Law Office advised Leidos who obtained an ICC Award in 2013 and have advised and litigated concomitant set-aside and enforcement actions.
Monday, November 5, 2018
The AHK invited Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC to host a talk on “Digitalisation and the Law” in the context of the annual Capital & Vision two-day event which serves as a forum for Greek and German business to meet and hear all the latest on the Greek economy. Gregory Pelecanos Senior Associate and Coordinator of the AHK “Legal Affairs Committee”, acted as monitor of the panel comprising lawyers and the Special Secretary for Private Debt, from the Ministry of Economy and Development. Mr. Athanasios Paizis , Associate was on the select panel and presented his topic on “The Digitalisation of Company Law and the Transborder Mobility of Companies in the EU”. The panel discussed progress in implementing IT in legal matters focusing on establishing companies, digitalization of company law, cross border corporate moves and platforms for resolution in private debt matters.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Organised by the Greek Arbitration Law Association and the “Arbitration Law Journal” (Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC are on the journal’s Law Firm Correspondents team), this conference marked the launch of the Arbitration Law Journal, the first Greek journal dedicated to arbitration law . Ballas Pelecanos & Associates LPC supported and participated in this conference. Senior Partner Gregory Pelecanos, who has extensive experience in ad hoc, ICC and LCIA arbitrations, presented the topic “Overriding mandatory rules, impact of arbitration awards. Case study: commercial agents “.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Greece’s legal market is under pressure not only from the Greek financial and economic crisis but also from foreign law firms entering the market from shipping to energy to finance and privatizations, but also general commercial law. Faced with increased competition from law firms with superior resources, it is necessary to upgrade the technological capabilities of Greek law firms. Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC supported this first of its kind conference and participated in the proceedings through Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner who spoke on “Legal Tech: from the back-office to customer interactive systems”.
Friday, June 8, 2018
The Institute for Research on Competition Law and Policy (IMEDIPA) jointly with two of the world’s leading academic institutions, University College London and Queen Mary College London, organized its bi-annual competition law conference in Athens with participations from the EU, UK, Germany, France the USA and many other countries. Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates, LPC, a leading competition law firm, once again supported and participated in the conference. Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner, presented the topic: “ Upstream and Downstream Concentration in the Food Industry. A case for expanding the reach of Competition Law”.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
The importance of tourism as a growth sector and revenue generator for the Greek economy is indisputable. Therefore Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC supported the 1st Travel Law Forum, an international travel law conference which focused on the airline industry. Gregory Pelecanos, Senior Partner spoke on ”Algorithms, Platforms and Competition Law.”
Friday, February 9, 2018
In view of the GDPR implementation deadline, Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC supported the 2nd Data Protection Forum. Theodore Konstantakopoulos, Senior Associate & Certified DPO, presented the topic: “The conflict of interest as a criterion for DPO appointment”