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Greece to relaunch its Golden Visa Program

Greece to relaunch its Golden Visa Program

Published: 01 Jun 2020

At the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Greece was amongst the first European countries to close its Golden Visa processing operations as part of an early response to contain the pandemic. The government’s swift response has earned the country much praise and is credited for the fact that Greece is expected to emerge from the crisis relatively unscathed compared to its European counterparts....

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Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions in the Arab Gulf States

Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions in the Arab Gulf States

Published: 01 Jun 2020

M&A Concept Merger is a term used to describe the transaction which involves the combination of two or more companies and assets and the consolidation of their interests to form a single new and independent legal entity leading the previous entities to cease to exist. As a result, all rights and obligations of the lapsing companies are transferred to the new entity. This can be accomplished th...

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Covid-19 and Greece. All basic legislative measures at one glance.

Covid-19 and Greece. All basic legislative measures at one glance.

Published: 30 May 2020

See our latest Special Edition of our Newsletter on "Covid-19 and Greece". The quick worldwide proliferation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, known as the coronavirus, is until today an unprecedented situation, which has overturned the employment landscape and the performance of contractual relationships and obligations. The publication of numerous Legislative Decrees and Ministerial Decisions a...

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Coronavirus and Commercial Rent – Who Bears the Cost in a Time of Crisis?

Coronavirus and Commercial Rent – Who Bears the Cost in a Time of Crisis?

Published: 29 May 2020

As a result of the raft of social-distancing measures introduced by the government to slow the spread of COVID-19, many commercial tenants have been forced to close their premises. For the vast majority, the obligation to pay rent continues under their leases even though they can no longer trade. Landlords have their own problems, facing a dramatic reduction in rental income, yet retaining their o...

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Covid-19 and safe tourism in Greece. Greek legislation makes it possible.

Covid-19 and safe tourism in Greece. Greek legislation makes it possible.

Published: 28 May 2020

Greece is preparing to welcome the new tourist season, allowing international flights to Athens from June 15th and to the islands from July 1st, with safety and responsibility. With the exception of EU countries, there are restrictions on flights depending on the country of take-off, while countries with negative epidemiological characteristics are excluded. This decision is also justified by the ...

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Favourable Mergers or Unfavourable Losses

Favourable Mergers or Unfavourable Losses

Published: 27 May 2020

The whole world is looking forward to the end of the pandemic. Industries and people have started looking forward to the business openings and ways to get back on track. Though, the process of opening and coming back on track itself needs to have a process to be outlined, the utmost concern on this date is to plan the pandemic industries will face after this pandemic. The International Monetary Fu...

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Legal Procedure for Convening Valid Company Meetings in Nigeria in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Legal Procedure for Convening Valid Company Meetings in Nigeria in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Published: 27 May 2020

The physical distancing and stay at home order of the Federal Government of Nigeria arising from the Covid-19 pandemic has restricted movements in major cities in Nigeria. Inter-state movements are also prohibited. This has affected the ability of companies to arrange for their meetings. The circumstance makes it difficult if not impossible for directors and shareholders to even access the venue o...

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Applying to Register a Trademark with No Intention of Using It – Abuse of Injunction Suits and Damages Claims

Applying to Register a Trademark with No Intention of Using It – Abuse of Injunction Suits and Damages Claims

Published: 25 May 2020

Anyone seeking to register a trademark should actually intend on using it. According to a ruling of Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), holding a trademark with the sole intention of asserting claims against third parties represents an abuse of the law. It is only the proprietor of a trademark who benefits from trademark protection, i.e. only he may make use of the tradem...

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