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A practical guide to re-domiciliation: Relocating from Greece to Cyprus

In the wake of the fallout from the global financial crisis and subsequent recession, businesses start reassessing their corporate affairs and company re-domiciliation comes as a trend amid escalating corporate tax rates and sweeping regulatory changes. Opting for its re-domiciliation, a company may shift its domicile from one jurisdiction to another by changing the country under whose laws it is registered, without losing its corporate identity.

 

 

M&As in Greece: Stellar opportunities for profits of emerging markets in the most mature market in..

Lately, domestic and international financial and corporate players are looking closely on the Athens Exchange seeking for safe yet high return investment opportunities in Greece and the wider South East Europe through takeover bids on securities of companies established in Greece and listed on the local exchange with significant presence in the wider region. It is common knowledge that M&As consist the most transparent and efficient way to gain control of the desired "target" company, following a public offer on all or a part of the target's capital. However, this does not seem to be their unique advantage in Greek legal order. The speed of their conclusion, with an average duration of two months, allows the investor to begin with his businesses without considerable waste of time and resources. As of this, he is in position to choose a board of his own preference almost the very following day of the expiry of the public offer's time and to focus on what he primarily intended and is good at - making business.

 

The impact of the new Criminal and Criminal Procedure Codes on corporate activity in Romania

As of 1st  February 2014, both Criminal and Criminal Procedure Codes were implemented, replacing regulations that have been in force since 1968, drafted at a time when the political status quo in Romania not only discouraged but even forbade private initiative.

Although the previous codes have been subject to several adjustments and substantial case law may have cleared several grey areas, in order to adjust to the realities of modern economy (eg properly defining energy theft, telecommunication resources or internet access, data and the like), the need for new explicit regulation superseded the conservative approach. Despite the fact that the new provisions were initially announced as imposing milder sanctions, it appears that whereas in specific cases some sanctions have decreased, any multiple offence is now sanctioned in a more drastic manner and in some cases sanctions have even increased (for example in competition law crimes).

 

Capital Markets Newsletter December 2012

Implementation of UCITS IV Directive into Greek Law - Establishment of the Greek SICAV - Implementation of Directive 2010/73/EU amending the Prospectus of the Transparency Directives.

P&P Newsletter - Bankruptcy Law

October 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Politis & Partners.

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New Law 4072/2012, published in the Greek Government Gazette no. 86/11.04.2012, amended, among others, certain provisions of the pre-insolvency rehabilitation procedure of the Greek Bankruptcy Code (the "GBC"), recently introduced into the Greek legal system pursuant to the innovative provisions of Law 4013/2011 (Gov. Gazette no. 204/15.09.2011).

Greek Société Anonymes: An introduction to the key rules

Kelemenis & Co. puts together all key rules governing Greek Société Anonymes. The chapter is intended to provide a single reference tool for the incorporation, shareholding, corporate governance, operation, maintenance and supervision of Greek companies limited by shares.

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A practical insight to cross-border merger control issues

The legislative framework in Greece is set out in “Law 703/1977 on the Control of Monopolies and Oligopolies and the Protection of Free Competition”, as amended (“the Competition Law”). Also, as an EU Member State, the provisions of EC Regulations 1/2003 and 139/2004 will also be of relevance to the Greek jurisdiction.

Greece: An annual review of M&A activity

November 2008 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Kelemenis & Co .

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A review of Greek M&A activity during 2007/2008 and the key legal rules governing it

Mergers & Acquisitions: The Law on Public Bids

August 2007 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Kelemenis & Co .

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Recent Statute 3461/2006 has introduced new rules on public bids.

Greece: overview of financial M&A activity

January 2007 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Kelemenis & Co .

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(I) Overview of 2006/2007 M&A activity (II) General introduction on the legislative M&A framework (III) Foreign involvement in M&A transactions Significant transactions and Hot industries (IV) Financing of M&A: (VI Employment law (VII) Tax law (IX) Competition law.

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