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Drakopoulos assisted Global Leaders GTECH and SCIENTIFIC GAMES in obtaining the very first two VLT manufacturer licenses in Greece

  • November 2, 2015
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Following liberalization of the Greek gaming industry, GTECH and SCIENTIFIC GAMES, leading manufacturers of VLTs and casino software, were the first companies in Greece to be granted VLT manufacturer licenses, leading the way in the Greek gaming market. SCIENTIFIC GAMES is also among the first few companies in Greece to obtain a VLT importer license. […]

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A practical guide to the recognition and enforcement in Romania of foreign judgments rendered in non-EU jurisdictions

The recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Romania follow different judicial procedures depending on whether the initial court order was issued by the courts of law of a EU or a non-EU member state. Recognition and enforcement of judgments pronounced by the law courts of a non-EU jurisdiction depart from the EU regulatory framework […]

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Coming Soon: A new balanced-out regulatory framework for concessions and PPPs in Albania

The absence of a stable and predictable regulatory framework in Albania undoubtedly accounts for the country’s financial instability and stagnant development. The possibility of an upcoming tumble in the national economy calls for reforming one of the most vital national legislative sectors: concessions and PPPs. The law on concessions and PPPs has been amended several […]

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Drakopoulos advises INTRAKAT GROUP on major real estate dispute with VINCI CONSTRUCTION and out-of-court settlement

  • October 5, 2015
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Drakopoulos has advised INTRAKAT GROUP (“INTRAKAT”), a top construction group in Greece, on a € 14.5 million dispute against VINCI CONSTRUCTION, a leading French concessions and construction company, in relation to the construction of the Le Mans football Stadium in France. Squire Patton Boggs, together with Drakopoulos, assisted INTRAKAT during the litigation phase in France.  […]

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Drakopoulos advised Bluehouse on cross-border real estate sale in Romania

  • September 30, 2015
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Drakopoulos has advised Bluehouse, a private equity real estate investment management firm focused in emerging Europe, on the sale of Victoria Center Office Development, a prime located A+ class building in Bucharest, Romania, to German real estate fund GLL Partners. Dentons advised GLL on the deal. The deal was completed at the end of September […]

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Drakopoulos successfully represented Daimler in “MERCEDES” and “SMART” trademark infringement case

  • September 15, 2015
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Drakopoulos successfully represented DAIMLER in court in important trademark litigation requesting the defendant, a former Mercedes-Benz Hellas distributor, to cease and desist from any and all further use of the claimant’s “MERCEDES” and “SMART” trademarks. The case involved unauthorised use of the internationally known trademarks in materials originally authorised (e.g. signage, printed material etc.) during […]

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A change of scenery in the Greek media industry – The ambitious plan of the Government to restore the sector’s integrity

Following six months of slow-track negotiations between Greece and its international creditors, an agreement between the parties on a new bailout program has now reached a finish line. In witness of the agreement, Greece’s government submitted at the negotiating table a list of overhauls and policy commitments to be implemented in consultation with EC, ECB […]

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Legal background for TMT products and services outsourcing in Albania

Albania has seen a boom of call centre services outsourcing in recent years by a number of multinational companies. Foreign companies, mostly from Italy, have benefited from several advantages of outsourcing call centre services in Albania, including tax rates, low labour cost, flexible employment conditions and highly qualified employees, with advanced language skills in several […]

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Training Seminar for Customs, Police, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economy Offofficers

  • June 25, 2015
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On 25 June 2015, React, the anti-counterfeiting network, the General Directorate for Customs of the Greek MinFin and Drakopoulos, React’s Greek partner, gathered in Athens more than 100 customs, police, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economy officers in a highly interactive one-day Product Identification Training seminar.   The participants had the opportunity to receive […]

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Drakopoulos advised Secure Property Development & Investment PLC (“SPDI”) on the acquisition of income generating assets in Romania and Bulgaria.

  • June 15, 2015
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Drakopoulos advised Secure Property Development & Investment PLC (“SPDI”) on the acquisition of income generating assets in Romania and Bulgaria. The deal involved a €25m transaction with respect to the acquisition of a set of prime property assets in Romania and Bulgaria by SPDI, an AIM quoted property company focused on Emerging Europe. The acquisitions […]

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