Since 11 March 2020, when the World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a “pandemic”, the Greek government, as several governments all over the world, gradually imposed restrictions on the movement of people and goods in an effort to halt the spread of the virus and protect public health. At the same time, a number of measures are being introduced to smooth out the financial impact of the outbreak, affecting, among others, employment relationships, lease contracts, financing contracts, regulatory obligations, as well as tax & social security liabilities.
While seeking to ensure the health of their staff, Greek businesses are facing significant challenges, with legal implications that are wide-ranging and complex.
At Zepos & Yannopoulos we have set up a COVID-19 multi-disciplinary resource center to assist you in navigating your business through a rapidly changing environment, while minimising, to the possible extent, the disruption brought along by the outbreak.
On this page you will find regular updates on legal and tax matters triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak. You will also see how Zepos & Yannopoulos is addressing the risks of COVID-19 within the organisation, having applied a “work from home” policy, since 16 March 2020.
Our COVID-19 dedicated team of experts, as well as your regular Zepos & Yannopoulos contact persons, are at your disposal for any further assistance during these challenging times.
LEGAL UPDATES ON COVID-19 (Greece)
12 February 2021 | COVID-19 Alert
5 November 2020 |COVID-19 Alert (in English)| Our-multidisciplinary coverage on key areas affecting your business | COVID-19 Alert (in Greek)
21 October 2020 | (in Greek) COVID-19 policies, with respect to the new four-tier system of measures implemented in different regional units
22 September 2020 | Stricter containment measures for the Attica region – extension of “Synergasia” mechanism and other provisions
5 May 2020 | Extension of suspension of employment contracts and other measures
27 April 2020 | Extension of support measures
15 April 2020 | Measures to support Greek tourism
09 April 2020 | Extension of support measures and relevant notification deadlines
07 April 2020 | Declaration of telework to ERGANI and further guidelines on the implementation of support measures
01 April 2020 | Additional measures to combat the adverse effects of the COVID-19
01 April 2020 | COVID-19 | Measures in the Energy Sector
30 March 2020 | New guidelines regarding support measures for Greek businesses impacted by the Coronavirus crisis
27 March 2020 | Emergency measures in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Sector to address COVID-19
26 March 2020 | COVID-19 impact on contractual obligations | Are “force majeure” clauses coming into play?
26 March 2020 | COVID-19 | Measures to boost cash flow of affected businesses
25 March 2020 | Extraordinary public procurement measures to tackle Government’s needs in view of COVID-19 outbreak
23 March 2020 | New measures to support Greek businesses impacted by the Coronavirus crisis
23 March 2020 | Tax measures to smooth out the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak
19 March 2020 | Prohibition of short selling due to COVID-19
16 March 2020 | Message to our Community
12 March 2020 | Dealing with the risk of Coronavirus at the workplace in Greece