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The Greek crisis and European financial stabilisation: the legal implications
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • May 12 2010

On 31 March, we published our briefing note entitled "Greece and the euro: new dimensions in currency risk?".


Refusal to supply exporter wholesalers as abuse of dominant position
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • January 23 2009

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has given judgment in relation to the long-running disputes involving Greek wholesalers and GSK concerning the supply of GSK products for export.


Parallel trade in medicines: ECJ judgment in the second reference re: GlaxoSmithKline’s supply policy in Greece and abuse of dominant position
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • October 16 2008

In the second reference to the European Court of Justice arising out of GSK’s policy of selling medicines directly to Greek hospitals and pharmacies the ECJ has held (Joined Cases C-46806 to C-47806 Sot. Lelos kai Sia and Others) that an undertaking which occupies a dominant position on the relevant market for medicinal products is abusing its dominant position contrary to Article 82 EC if, in order to stop parallel exports, it refuses to meet “ordinary orders” from wholesalers.


Advocate General’s opinion supporting parallel trade in Greek case against GSK
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • May 7 2008

The long running saga of disputes between Greek exporter wholesalers and GSK following GSK’s refusal of supplies for export purposes has taken a new turn.


Commission calls on Greece to grant fairer access to lignite so as to improve competition in the electricity sector
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has adopted a decision finding that Greece has infringed Article 86 of the EC Treaty in combination with Article 82 by maintaining rights giving the state-owned electricity incumbent Public Power Corporation (PPC) quasi-exclusive access to lignite.


Court of First Instance partially annuls the Commission decision on state aid to Olympic Airways
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • October 31 2007

In 1994, the Commission declared that restructuring aid granted to Olympic Airways (OA) was compatible with the common market, provided the Greek government complied with a series of commitments.


Commission endorses reform of supplementary pension regime in Greek banking sector
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • October 31 2007

The Commission has approved, under the EC Treaty rules on state aid, the optional transfer of the supplementary pension regime of certain banks to the general social security regime in Greece.


Arbitration in Greece
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • Greece
  • May 21 2007

Alternative dispute resolution in general and arbitration in particular appear in the very origins of Greek legal history.



Charles Proctor
  • Bird & Bird LLP