KG Law Firm - Health and Safety

At KG Law Firm, the health and safety of its employees remain number one priority and the firm is working hard to make sure that it minimizes the risks related to the spread of Covid-19. KG Law Firm has therefore adopted the following preventive and protective measures: It provides COVID-19 tests for all employees with expenses fully covered by the firm; It has implemented temperature screening for all people entering its premises; It promotes “social distancing” and hence asks to limit close personal interactions and attempts to reduce density within a common workspace; It has provided…

COVID-19: New Tax Measures Adopted by Law 4690/2020

Authors: Panagiotis Pothos, Ioanna Barmpa, Emmanouela Kolovetsiou, KG Law Firm The measures introduced by the Legislative Acts of 13 April 2020 and 01 May 2020 in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak were ratified by Law 4690/2020 which was published on the Government Gazette A 104/30.05.2020. Also, a number of additional measures have been introduced by the Greek Government through the new Law, the most important of which are the following: Extension of the 25% discount for timely payment of assessed tax liabilities and instalments of assessed liabilities as a result of a settlement, with payment…

HDPA’s Guidelines on Secure Teleworking: Safe Work from Home

In response to the drastic influx of employees working remotely and while hackers have already begun to launch coronavirus-themed cyberattacks, the Greek Data Protection Authority (HDPA) has issued guidance on best practices for teleworking securely.

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Energy Sector

In view of the COVID-19 outbreak situation, several packages of emergency measures have been adopted by the Greek Government.The Energy industry overall is one of the sectors which, under the circumstances, is facing several issues and complications due to the suspension of operation of several governmental authorities.

Update on the Fiscal Measures Adopted by the Greek Government in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Greek Government has implemented an additional set of measures through the Legislative Acts of 13 April 2020 and 30 March 2020 to combat the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ECB Announces Package of Collateral Easing Measures as a Response to the Coronavirus Emergency

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank adopted an additional package of temporary collateral easing measures to facilitate the availability of eligible collateral for Eurosystem counterparties to participate in liquidity providing operations.

Extension of Deadlines for the Development of RES and CHP Projects Due to COVID-19

The Legislative Act dated 30 March 2020 (G.G. B’ 75/30.03.2020) introduces extensions of several project timetables and their validity period in order to secure the necessary licences and administrative permits/acts. Most notably, the Act addresses the duration of the installation licences which are affected, the conclusion of the binding grid connection offers with the ITO, as well as the deadlines for the electrification of the RES projects.

Greece: HCC Launches an E-Commerce Sector Inquiry and a Public Consultation for Stakeholders

On 31 March 2020, the Hellenic Competition Commission published its decision of 11 March 2020 to initiate a sector inquiry into e-commerce, exercising its competency under Article 40 of Law 3959/2011.