Greece: Surveillance systems in public spaces constitutes a new legal reality

The long-awaited Presidential Decree no. 75 regulating the use of surveillance systems in public spaces has been finally published on 10.9.2020 (G.G. 173/10.9.2020). This Presidential Decree has been issued following the article 14 of Law 3917/2011, and applies in all surveillance systems (video and/or audio-recording or monitoring) installed in public spaces, to the extent that they process personal data.

COVID-19 Pandemic - Tsibanoulis & Partners Law Firm

The global Covid-19 public health emergency now deeply affects all our lives. In the face of this general challenge, however, we are pleased to confirm that Tsibanoulis & Partners remains fully operational. We continue to provide our full range of legal services to our clients and to all enquirers.

New Greek Trademark Law

The new Greek trademark law was published in the government gazette on March 20, 2020. For its most part it entered into force upon publication, with some provisions having retroactive effect from 14.1.2019. Besides the implementation of all TM Directive 2546/2015 provisions, the new law introduces also the abolishment of relevant grounds ex officio examination and a new procedure for appeals against cancellation and revocation actions, as well as counterclaims against national marks in the course of infringement proceedings.

News from Tsibanoulis & Partners regulatory law practice: Dr. Nikolaos Simantiras as invited conference speaker at first gambling law Institute in Germany.

Dr. Nikolaos Simantiras, Senior Associate of Tsibanoulis & Partners Law Firm, has been an invited speaker at the first conference of the Institute for Gambling and Society at the Law School of the University of Bochum, Germany. The conference took place on October, 23rd, under the general title: "Structural questions of monopolies in the lottery sector".

Mandatory mediation in Greece for civil and commercial disputes

Law no 4640/2019 “Mediation on civil and commercial disputes – Further harmonization of Greek legislation with Directive 2008/52/EC of the European parliament and of the council of 21 May 2008 and other provisions” (the Law) was published in the Government Official Gazette on November 29, 2019.

The new law was drafted in order for the Greek legislation to conform with a Supreme Court opinion that mandatory mediation as provided in law 4512/2018 was obstructing the right of access to justice, and also with a decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)

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