Karatzas and Partners Law Firm


In the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and in an effort to mitigate its effects and delay its spread, governments, as well as public, private, and voluntary organizations are already adopting measures that involve the processing of personal data (such as name, address, workplace, travel details) of individuals, including also ‘sensitive’ personal data (such as data relating to health).

Monday, 30 March 2020

Covid-19 and Competition Law

An Overview of the actions taken and the measures adopted so far by the Hellenic Competition Commission can be found by clicking in the following link

Banking regulators offer further tools to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the following link to find out more: PDF

According to a statement made by ESMA on March 27, 2020, delays in the publication of annual and half-yearly reports by issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market should be tolerated by national competent authorities (NCAs), under the following conditions:

Karatzas & Partners is pleased to have assisted Eurobank in the hive-down of its banking sector into a new credit institution and the transformation of the existing legal entity into a holding company. This transaction was the largest hive-down ever performed in Greece and the most complex corporate transformation, due to the regulatory requirements that needed to be met and the difficult legal issues created by the fact that the banking business being transferred contained rights and obligations governed by various foreign laws.
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