Forest Maps – The Latest Episode

The New Environmental Law is the latest episode in an ongoing, decades-long conflict between private and public interests over land (in general) and forest land in particular. 

METKA is Planning Participation in All New Major Public Projects

Construction company METKA of the listed Mytilineos group is targeting a series of projects related to the European Union loans, subsidies and grants amounting to EUR 72 billionmetka

PPP Project for 17 Schools in Thessaloniki-Katerini

The project is currently in the approval process within the various Greek authorities and the tender is expected to be launched by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport within 2020. The total budget is around EUR 154 million.

Tax Incentives for the Transition to Electromobility in Greece

Authors: Panagiotis Pothos, Emmanouela Vitsa, Eleana Gkotsoulia, KG Law Firm By virtue of Law 4710/2020, which was published on 23 July 2020 in the Government Gazette (Bulletin A΄ 142) in the Hellenic Republic, a number of tax related provisions and incentives for the development of the electromobility were introduced. The below summarize the most important tax related issues of the newly introduced provisions: Exemptions from the calculation of the employment income The compensation for travel expenses paid by the employer for company reasons, including the compensation for the cost of…

The Opening of Online Gambling Licensing Procedure in Greece

After a long transitional period, which lasted almost eight years, Greece is officially entering a new era, moving on from uncertainty to a new regulated investment landscape.

KG Law Firm Advised on the Sale of Instashop Limited

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is proud to have acted as sellers’ (investors and founders’) legal counsel, advising founders and investors in this landmark M&A transaction of USD 360 million for the sale of 100% of the shares of Instashop Limited.

Announcement of Collaboration between ArtSecure and KG Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is delighted to announce a new, pioneering collaboration that has been launched by KG Law Firm and ArtSecure, a boutique law firm offering specialised advice on art, intellectual property and cultural property matters.

Newly Revised SFEE’s Code of Ethics

Authors: Irene Kyriakides and Victoria Mertikopoulou, KG Law Firm Very recently, the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (“SFEE”) published on its website the new, updated, version of the SFEE’s Code of Ethics, entering into force from 01 August 2020[1]. This industry self-regulation Code incorporates the provisions and the format of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) Code of Practice 2019 as well as circulars of the National Organization for Medicines (EOF), regarding the Promotion of Medicinal Products to HCPs and the interactions…

Personal Data through Video Devices

Following the recent Guidelines 3/2019 on processing of personal data through video devices issued by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA) issued the Guidelines attached hereto on how data controllers should inform data subjects of the processing of their personal data through CCTV systems according to the GDPR.

Call for Technology Specific RES Tenders - July 2020

Authors: Gus J. Papamichalopoulos, Konstantinos Varelas, Manos Nimas, KG Law Firm The current support scheme for RES and CHP projects in Greece was introduced by virtue of Law 4414/2016 (hereinafter referred to as “RES Support Law”) in alignment with the EU Guidelines on State aid for Environmental Protection and Energy 2014 - 2020. The RES Support Law provides for the support of RES electricity production plants on the basis of operating aid in the form of a sliding feed-in premium added to the compensation received from the participation in the electricity market in order to reach a reference…

Law 4685/2020: A Promising Step to the Modernisation of Environmental Legislation

On 5 May 2020, the Greek Parliament passed the new environmental law “Μodernisation of the Environmental Legislation, incorporation of Directives 2018/844 and 2019/692 of the European Parliament and the Council into Greek legislation and other provisions”.

Judicial Proceedings before the Court of Auditors and the Effective Administration of Justice - A New Bill is Opening for Public Consultation

The Greek Ministry of Justice launches public consultation on a new bill concerning provisions for the Court of Auditors and the effective administration of justice, which is open until 29 May 2020.