NNDKP Boosts its Employment Practice Team with the Addition of Gabriela Dinu as Managing Associate

SEE Legal's Romanian member is pleased to announce that Gabriela Dinu joined its Employment Practice as Managing Associate. With an extensive professional experience of over 15 years, Gabriela specializes in employment legislation and employment relations and will be assisting clients in connection with all aspects relevant to the specific area of practice including concerning individual employment agreements, individual or collective dismissals and collective employment relations. NNDKP’s Employment Practice was set up over 17 years ago and is recognized today as one of the largest and most…

Greece Adopts the Long-awaited Law Implementing the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Greek Law 4557/2018, published on 30 July 2018, implements Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing. Highlights of the new law include: a number of modifications relating to the areas of risk based approach; ongoing monitoring; beneficial ownership; customer due diligence; and politically exposed persons. To learn more, please download the summary of these main features, prepared by SEE Legal’s Greek member KG Law Firm.

Availability of Domain Name Holders' Data in Europe Limited to a Minimum?

BDK Advokati discuss a recent desion of the German Regional Court and its possible implications. In a decision based directly on the GDPR, a German court recently prohibited collection of broad categories of personal data during the process of registration of internet domain names. If the decision portends the way in which courts in Europe will handle the issue, availability of the data regarding the holders of internet domain names will in the future be limited to a minimum. A German Regional Court (Landgericht) in Bonn delivered the ruling on 29 May 2018 in the dispute between ICANN (Internet…

BDK Advokati Contribute to Getting the Deal Through: Telecoms and Media

BDK Advokati gave overview of the Serbian regulatory framework concerning telecoms and media in Getting the Deal Through: Telecoms and Media. The analysis was authored by Bogdan Ivanisevic, Pablo Perez Laya and Zorana Brujic. Telecoms In the summary of the regulatory framework for the telecoms sector in Serbia, the authors focused on the Electronic Communications Act as the key piece of legislation. They explained the institutional structure and competencies of relevant state bodies, including: the Government of Serbia, the Ministry in charge of the telecommunication and information society…

KG Law Firm Advises on Financing of Wind Farms in Greece

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm acted as a joint Greek legal advisor to European Investment Bank and to Alpha Bank A.E. on financing of two wind parks in northern Greece. The financing was structured on a limited recourse project finance basis by means of a long-term facility in the form of a hybrid bond loan governed by the Greek Bond Law No. 3156/2003 and German law, along with relevant Greek law security documents for each Project Company. The European Investment Bank's loan is backed by the EU budget guarantee of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, the financial instrument of the…

KG Law Firm Advises on Financing of the Acquisition of Sbokos Hotel Group

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm advised Alpha Bank in relation to the financing of the acquisition of Golf Residencies SA owning and operating five major luxury hotels and resorts mainly in Crete belonging to the Sbokos Hotel Group. The acquisition was led by the Vassilakis Group in cooperation with part of the existing shareholders of the Group who retained both their stake and the management of the hotel operations. This deal gave SEE Legal's Greek member the opportunity to assist Alpha Bank once again in a highly demanding and time sensitive transaction, this time leading to a landmark project…

KDK Discusses Turkey-specific Information on Confidentiality

KDK's attorneys Bihter Bozbay and Yasemin Guctekin discuss Turkey-specific information on confidentiality in an article, published by Practical Law. To read the article, please download it here.

KDK law firm awarded CEE Legal Matters 2017 Deal Of The Year Turkey award

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Law Firm is the winner of the prestigious 2017 Deal Of The Year for Turkey award by CEE Legal Matters for its great success in Vitol Acquisition of Petrol Ofisi. In addition to the target’s size and significance for Turkey, this landmark deal is the largest transaction in the Turkish market within the last five years, with a total value for USD 1.45 billion.  The Firm thanks its colleagues from Hengeler Mueller and the KDK team who contributed in this success.

Ion Nestor – NNDKP is Living Proof of a Success Story as an Elite Independent Law Firm

Ion Nestor, Senior Partner and one of the founding partners of NNDKP discussed with Nine O’Clock magazine the firm’s key ingredient for success and the strategy to consolidate NNDKP’s good performance and prestige on the market. The full interview is available at Nine O'Clock's website.

The long-awaited reform of the Greek Law on Sociétés Anonymes

It has been common ground that the legislative framework on sociétés anonymes (SAs) originally legislated back in 1920, has been, despite the various reforms since then, to some extent dysfunctional and “old-fashioned”. The limited and fragmental reform to the C.L. 2190/1920 in 2007 through Law 3604/2007 as well as a number of other amendments effected mainly for the purposes of transposing into the Greek jurisdiction company law related EU Directives were not proven sufficient to redress the above. Law 4548/2018, which was passed by the Hellenic Parliament on June 13, 2018 and was published…

Greek Law 4541/2018 brings changes to the legal framework of Limited Liability Companies

By virtue of Law 4541/2018, which has recently passed by the Greek Parliament and was entered into force upon its publication in the Government Gazette on 31.05.2018 (Bulletin A' 93), a number of significant changes are introduced in Law 3190/1955 on Limited Liability Companies (“L.L.C.”). KG Law Firm has prepared a summary of the most important amendments that the new law brings into the legal regime of L.L.C., which can be downloaded here.

Polenak Law Firm Contributed to the Macedonian Chapter on Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, 7th edition published by Global Legal Group

Kristijan Polenak, Managing Partner and Tatjana Shishkovska, Junior Partner at Polenak Law Firm Co-Authored the Macedonian Chapter on Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, 7th edition published by Global Legal Group. The full chapter including overview of the legal framework, significant deals and highlights in the Republic of Macedonia, key developments, industry sector focus and a perspective on the year ahead for the country is available for download at Mergers & Acquisitions 2018_Global Legal Group.