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The impact of Covid-19 on Greek law arrangements in tourism, real estate and other sectors

22 June 2020, 11.00am EEST

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The impact of Covid-19 on Greek law arrangements in tourism, real estate and other sectors

The Legal 500 and Saplegal – A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm invite you to catch up with our webinar – The impact of Covid-19 on Greek law arrangements in tourism, real estate and other sectors – recorded on Monday 22 June at 11.00am Athens time (EEST).

This webinar covered the following topics:

Introduction and background

  • Milestone dates
  • Emergency Greek legislation surrounding Covid-19

How legal institutions under Greek law address force majeure issues

  • Contractual interpretation – force majeure clauses (pacta sunt servanda doctrine)
  • Delay or impossibility of performance without fault (force majeure doctrine)
  • Unforeseeable change of circumstances (rebus sic standibus doctrine)
  • Performance of the contract in good faith (good faith doctrine)
  • Covid-19 pandemic and contract negotiation

Specific issues relating to the tourism and real estate sectors

  • Hotel contracts with clients and operators
  • Tourism business credit notes (vouchers)
  • Sale and purchase of property agreements
  • Construction and development agreements
  • Commercial lease agreements

The webinar also outlined strategies for businesses investing in the Greek market to mitigate risk and protect their interests.

Speakers

Alexander C Dovles,
partner, Saplegal – A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners
Dionysios K Voulgaris,
partner, Saplegal – A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners
Elena F Kossena,
partner, Saplegal – A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners