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Constantinos Efstathiou Succeeds in Human Trafficking Case

Constantinos (Kostis) Efstathiou defended the defendant in a very perplex case over a period of 2 1/2 years involving human trafficking, sham marriages, proceeds of crime and conspiracy to defraud the migration department for which our client on 5/2/2020 was fully acquitted of all charges. Kostis is a specialist in human trafficking offences and has developed a particular expertise in conspiracy to defraud. Please contact the clerks for more details....

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Greek Golden Visa Programme

The Greece Golden Visa Program grants Permanent Residence permits to foreign investors through the purchasing of a property in Greece worth at least 250,000 euros. After the drastic changes in the part of the Greek golden visa legislation the golden visa will now be acquired with other forms of investment beyond the real estate market, namely: A capital contribution of at least EUR 400,000 to a company which has its head office or establishment in Greece. A capital injection of at least EUR 400,000 into a Real Estate Investment Company with a view to investing exclusively in Greece for the acquisition of shares...

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Acts on highly complex matters, including those involving terrorism crimes and European Arrest Warrant

Two European Arrest Warrants were issued against our client for the alleged offences of terrorism and/or supporting a terrorist organization in Germany. Efstathios C. Efstathiou had argued successfully that the initial European Arrest warrant by German authorities was invalid because it was issued at the state level. After a preliminary order to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) , the Court of Justice considered Public prosecutor’s offices in Germany as not sufficiently independent to issue European arrest warrants (Joined Cases C-508/18 and C-82/19 PPU, OG and PI), The initial European Arrest Warrant was revoked by the Prosecution and the...

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Success for Constantinos (Kostis) Efstathiou in the Supreme Court

Success for Konstantinos (Costis) Efstathiou in the Supreme Court had been convicted back in 2014 after the three-judge panel of the criminal court in Paphos had, according to the recent Supreme Court ruling, “wrongfully taken into account the witness testimony of one of the municipal accountants as an expert on how coin parking metres operate”. The Supreme Court had ruled that the witness in question “was obviously not academically qualified to know how these coin-collecting machines work. He admitted himself that he was just an accountant and had only one month to learn how they worked. It appeared that the Criminal...

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Intellectual Property Law – Innovation, Technology and Patent Law

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We aim to lead in each practice and area of law we work in. Coming from in-depth understanding of the law and the industry, capitalizing on extensive experience, we provide hands-on advice that speaks the language of our client’s business. Whether in aviation, sales and distribution, antitrust, corporate and M&A, finance, employment, energy, IP, litigation, TMT, real estate, or any other area of law, our clients can expect excellence and commitment to their objectives. Ensuring the operational functioning of the organisation, the development of external relations, management of press relations and constant communication with the press....

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The Recast Insolvency Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 2015/848)

Introduction A good point of departure is that Insolvency Law constitutes an integral part of a nation’s public Economic order. Although, the various state proceedings differ from nation to nation, the common denominator that the legal order of Insolvency as it appears in the various legal systems, is always consider being a nation specific function. It is for this reason that Insolvency consulations are not easily suitable for internationalization especially when a company, a corporate debtor, is established in several European States, and the opening of insolvency proceedings raise questions as to which court has jurisdiction, what is the applicable law,...

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Desirable scope of the EC Financial Collateral Directive

We aim to lead in each practice and area of law we work in. Coming from in-depth understanding of the law and the industry, capitalizing on extensive experience, we provide hands-on advice that speaks the language of our client’s business. Whether in aviation, sales and distribution, antitrust, corporate and M&A, finance, employment, energy, IP, litigation, TMT, real estate, or any other area of law, our clients can expect excellence and commitment to their objectives. Ensuring the operational functioning of the organisation, the development of external relations, management of press relations and constant communication with the press....

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