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Photo by Joe Gratz via Flickr The legal framework and latest developments in international investment arbitration

A much-anticipated judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Slovak Republic versus Achmea B.V. (Case C-284/16), on March 6 this year, ruled that the arbitration clause contained in Article 8 of the 1991 Netherlands-Slovakia Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) has an adverse effect on the autonomy of EU law.

What GDPR compliance means for businesses and consumers

GDPR, a set of rules on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, could fundamentally change the relationship between massive tech companies that gather data, and the users they gather it from.

Photo by Joe Gratz via Flickr Out-of-court workout holds promise for firms in debt

For the first time in Greek legislation, Law 4469/2017 introduces an integrated procedure of Extrajudicial Debt Settlement for viable entities of commercial status with outstanding debts to the private and public sector.

Athens Conference on European Energy Law

M&A Law Firm is glad to announce that, for the second consecutive year, the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute organizes, in cooperation with the renowned Florence School of Regulation, the "Athens Conference on European Energy Law".

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos The Court of Audit's opinion on new pension cuts and its implications

According to article 73(2) of the Greek Constitution: “Bills referring to the definite attribution of pensions and to the conditions for such an attribution are only introduced by the Minister of Economics following a Court of Audit’s Opinion respectively (…)”.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos The SEKAP case and extrajudicial debt restructuring

The law (N. 4469/2017) recently adopted by Greek Parliament, which was published on May 3 and introduces the opportunity of extrajudicial debt restructuring for natural and legal persons under specific conditions has been the cause of much discussion.

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