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Experts Review article on EU legislation on Artificial Intelligence

DRAKOPOULOS was invited to contribute an Experts Review article to the CEE Legal Matters Magazine. Partner Michalis Kosmopoulos and Senior Associate Panagiotis Tampoureas commented on the upcoming EU legislation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the ways in which competent market surveillance authorities can be empowered to bring AI systems into compliance. DRAKOPOULOS capitalizes on its […]

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CEE Legal Matters Comparative Legal Guide: TMT in Greece

DRAKOPOULOS was invited to be the exclusive country contributor to the CEE Legal Matters Comparative Legal Guide: TMT 2022 for Greece. The guide looks at the most important regulations relative to online contracting, digital signatures, and digital archiving for the reader to get a high-level, comprehensive picture of the legal landscape of these critical aspects in the […]

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Public Procurement in the Energy Sector: How Does It Work in Greece?

Public procurement in Greece by entities operating in the energy sector is regulated, mainly, by Law 4412/2016 on ‘Public works, supplies and services contracts – Transposition of Directives 2014/24/EU and 2014/25/EU’ (OJ 147/A’/08.08.2016). Public tenders are conducted via the National System of Electronic Public Procurement (ESIDIS) and the award of public contracts must comply with […]

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PPP Greece: Infrastructure Projects Still On the Rise

The growth rate of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Greece, which commenced almost four years ago and retained the same dynamics throughout the COVID era despite the internationally unfavorable economic environment, remains undoubtedly impressive. As of early March 2022, the Interministerial PPP Committee has approved five additional regional infrastructure projects with a total value of […]

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The remote work (r)evolution

After more than two years into Covid-19, perhaps the most obvious impact of the pandemic on labor force has been the dramatic increase in remote working. Recent statistics record that around 62% of employees aged 22 to 65 are working from home all or most of the time. Tellingly, although it started as a necessity, […]

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New digital KYC application and data protection implications

Partner Michalis Kosmopoulos and Senior Associate Panagiotis Tampoureas, are discussing about the new platform ‘Introduce yourself – KYC (Know Your Customer)’, recently launched by the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance, as well as analysing its data protection implications. Greece_ New digital KYC application and data protection impact _ Insights _ DataGuidance

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The new legal framework on compulsory mediation in Greece  

  In an attempt to lighten the heavy burden of the Greek judicial system, articles 178 to 206 of Law 4512/2018 on Arrangements for the Implementation of the Structural Reforms of the Economic Adjustment Programmes and Other Provisions regulate the new mediation procedures in civil and commercial matters. This alternative extrajudicial dispute resolution method seeks to provide […]

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Prioritizing priorities: IP challenges for Greece

The utmost value of Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”)to the global economy has been much discussed and analyzed in a series of published EU and national economic studies and reports, quantifying both the contribution of IPR-intensive industries to the economic performance and trade, as well as the economic impact of counterfeiting. Corporate and government budget, allocation […]

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Sharing economy via digital platforms: how is Greece treating Airbnb-style rentals?

With the Greek peak summer holiday season fast approaching, hosts leasing out their properties through sharing economy digital platforms are seeking the best way ahead to make themselves compliant with the applicable regulatory framework. The current regime on short-term leases provides for a series of requirements that property managers, i.e. individuals or legal entities responsible […]

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GDPR: a perspective on the compliance challenges within large organizations

With less than a month before it eventually rolls out across the EU, the GDPR is still treated by many businesses as a complicated piece of legislation triggering serious debate between professionals and regulators and incurring heavy compliance burden for large organizations. However, the GDPR implementation date, i.e. 25 May 2018,should be looked at more […]

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