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The EU decision excluding nuclear and fossil fuels from the Just Transition Fund
On June 25, a note was issued by the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union to the Permanent Representatives Committee granting a partial mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament regarding the proposed Regulation establishing the Just Transition Fund (JTF).
EU's temporary framework for state aid in response to Covid-19 outbreak
The COVID-19 -novel- coronavirus outbreak is testing public health systems, national responses to an economic slowdown and potential recession as well as government’s and European Union institutions’ overall capacity to respond to a crisis of this magnitude.
Regulatory and legal challenges from the increased penetration of LNG
The route to a successful energy transition requires developing strategies that aim towards the optimization and cost-effective use of energy resources and infrastructure.
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.
Greece's antitrust damages initiative comes into force
On April 23, 2018, Greece issued Law 4529/2018 implementing the EU Antitrust Damages Directive 2014/104/EU (“the Antitrust Damages Directive”).
The sale of natural gas firm DEPA and its possible legal complications
On January 15, 2018 the Government Council of Economic Policy approved the national energy plan for the gas sector, for the period 2017-2022 (Decision No 78, Government Gazette B 59/18-01-2018).
NOME auctions: amendments to legal framework for electricity market liberalisation
On October 17, 2017 the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) published its Decision No 850/2017, introducing an amendment to Articles 7 and 9 of the Forward Products Auction Code (FEPAC).
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".