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Covid-19 Briefings

Briefings on the measures introduced to deal with legal issues arising from the Coronavirus pandemic

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Covid-19 Response

The welfare of our people and their families has always been at the heart of our Firm’s culture.

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The impact of the spread of coronavirus and resulting public health emergency has prompted the Greek Government to introduce legislation to ensure the wellbeing of the population, reinforce the healthcare system and mitigate the disruption caused by the restrictions of movement in place on individuals and businesses. The Briefings below provide an overview of measures introduced across a number of legal areas and industry sectors to assist our clients to prepare for their effect on themselves and their businesses.

If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised in these Briefings, please get in touch with your usual contact at Bernitsas Law or email us at bernitsas@bernitsaslaw.com.

State Aid Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol. 3

Our State Aid Briefing analyses emergency measures relating to Covid-19 pandemic.

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Banking, Finance & Capital Markets Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol. 2

Our Banking, Finance & Capital Markets Briefing analyses emergency measures relating to Covid-19 pandemic.

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Banking Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.4

Our Briefing provides an overview of Covid-19 pandemic emergency measures relating to the Banking Sector.

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Banking Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.3

Our Briefing provides an overview of Covid-19 pandemic emergency measures relating to the Banking Sector.

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Litigation Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.2

Our Briefing provides an overview of Law 4690/2020 regulating the re-opening of the Greek Courts.

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Tax Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.7

Our Briefing covers the legislation introducing new tax provisions which arise out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Employment Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.10

Our Employment Briefing provides an overview of the recent Circular of the Ministry of Employment.

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Capital Markets Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.2

An update on certain urgent measures arising out of Covid-19 and relevant regulatory guidance.

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Employment Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.9

An overview of recent Joint Ministerial Decisions dated 10 and 12 May 2020.

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Employment Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.8

An overview of the latest Act of Legislative Content, Ministerial Decisions and most important Circulars.

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Tax Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.6

Our Tax Briefing provides an overview of new tax provisions which arise out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Litigation Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition

An overview of the suspension of the operation of Greek Civil and Administrative Courts and special provisions on proceedings before the Administrative Courts.

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Life Sciences & Healthcare Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.3

An overview of Law 4683/2020 on Emergency Measures due to the spread of Covid-19 and other provisions.

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Capital Markets Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition

An update on certain urgent measures arising out of Covid-19 and relevant regulatory guidance.

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Tax Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.5

Our Tax Briefing provides an overview of the recent Act of Legislative Content dated 13 April 2020.

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Employment Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.7

An overview of the administrative fines that may be imposed on employers for breaches related to the urgent employment measures arising out of Covid-19.

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Corporate Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.2

An overview of Legislation which clarifies the implementation of urgent measures arising out of Covid-19 for businesses and legal entities.

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Tax Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.4

An overview of the recent Ministerial Decisions which clarify the implementation of urgent tax measures arising out of Covid-19.

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Employment Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.6

An overview of acts which clarify the implementation of urgent employment measures arising out of Covid-19.

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Banking & Finance Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.2

This Briefing provides an overview of Covid-19 pandemic emergency measures relating to the Banking Sector.

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Employment Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.5

An overview of the recent Ministerial Decisions clarifying the implementation of urgent Employment measures arising out of Covid-19.

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Tax Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.3

An overview of the Act of Legislative Content dated 30 March 2020 introducing new provisions which arise out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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State Aid Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.2

An overall update of the latest developments in State aid for the support of the economy of EU Member States in the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Life Sciences & Healthcare Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.2

An overview of the new provisions arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Administrative Law Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.2

Our latest Administrative Law Briefing provides an overview of the new provisions arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Energy Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition

Our Energy Briefing analyses recent changes to the energy legislation relating to the pandemic.

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Banking, Finance & Capital Markets Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition

Emergency measures relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Employment Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol. 4

Our Employment Briefing Special Edition analyses recent changes to employment legislation relating to the pandemic.

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Update to the Global Report 30 March 2020

Our Update analyses recent legislative developments relating to Covid-19 Pandemic as of 30 March 2020.

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Global Report Covid-19 Recent Legislative Changes

Our Global Report analyses legislative changes introduced to deal with legal issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Administrative Law Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition

Our Administrative Law Briefing provides an overview of the new provisions arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Banking Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition

Our Banking Briefing Special Edition analyses recent changes to the Banking sector as a result of  the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Corporate Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition

Our Corporate Briefing provides an overview of changes introduced by new legislation arising out of the pandemic.

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Employment Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol. 3

Our Employment Briefing Special Edition analyses recent changes to employment legislation relating to the pandemic.

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Employment Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.2

Our Employment Briefing Special Edition analyses changes to the legislation until 20 March 2020 relating to the  pandemic.

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Employment Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol. 1

Our Employment Briefing Special Edition analyses recent changes to the legislation as a result of the Covid-19 spread.

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Life Sciences & Healthcare Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition

New legislation relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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State Aid: Covid-19 Special Edition

Our State Aid Briefing Special Edition provides an overview of the State aid Temporary Framework issued by the European Commission.

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Tax Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol. 2

Οur Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.2 covers recent changes to tax legislation relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Tax Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol. 1

Οur Tax Briefing: Covid-19 Special Edition Vol.1 covers changes  to tax legislation from 11 March 2020 to 20 March 2020 relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

The welfare of our people and their families has always been at the heart of our Firm’s culture. Now, more so than ever, their health and safety, together with that of our clients and visitors to the Firm, is our primary concern.

We have been constantly monitoring the spread of Covid-19, its impact on our Firm and the latest guidelines and standards issued by the Greek Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO). A summary of the safety measures we have applied and the steps we have taken to ensure the delivery of uninterrupted client service are set out below.

Business Continuity

We have implemented our business continuity plan, including secure working from home where and when necessary, and there has been no disruption to the provision of high standard and seamless services to our clients. Our ongoing commitment to investment in advanced technology and safety in electronic communications has enabled us to operate as usual.

Health and Safety Protocols

We have implemented strict health and safety protocols in line with the Ministry of Health’s and WHO’s guidelines. We require our people and, where relevant visitors to our offices, to adopt these protocols, including the maintaining of safe distances and required hygiene standards. We have taken measures to enable them to do so, such as adjusting workspace arrangements where necessary, limiting the number of attendees and length of internal meetings and providing face masks for use in common areas. Our offices are professionally disinfected on a regular basis. We have also made available Covid-19 testing to our staff, conduct temperature screenings and have put into practice reporting procedures for anyone who feels unwell, is experiencing symptoms or has been exposed to the virus.

Meetings, Travel and Events

Except where in-person meetings are essential, we conduct all client meetings by telephone or video conference. We have restricted international and domestic business travel to the extent possible and have requested that our people refrain from attending large business events.

Our Commitment to Our Clients

Since the onset of the pandemic, we have made it a priority to support our clients by guiding them through the implications of resulting legislation and advising them on how to identify the challenges and manage the risks associated with Covid-19 to their businesses.

We also publish Briefings on the measures introduced across a number of legal areas and industry sectors to assist our clients to prepare for their effect on themselves and their businesses, which are available on the dedicated Covid-19 Resources page of our website.