In July 2016, the European Commission condemned manufacturing truck companies that occupy 90% of the European market, for participation in a cartel and harmonized practices aiming, among others, at price-fixing of trucks. The companies involved are MAN, DAIMLER, IVECO, DAF, VOLVO/RENAULT, which admitted their guilt and cooperated with the Competition Commission, in order to obtain […]

Global Justice Network’s Spring 2017 Conference – Prague

Silina Pavlakis, member of the board of directors of the Global Justice Network (GJN), participated in GJN’s Spring 2017 Conference which was held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 25 to 27 May 2017. The conference focused on human rights issues, pharmaceutical and medical devices, financial claims, as well as the possibility of filing collective claims in […]

The Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) ruled that the limitations and restrictions imposed by Law 4092/2012 on the compensation payable by the Auxiliary (Guarantee) Fund for RTA Accidents are Unconstitutional and Unenforceable

Greece had enacted Laws 4092/2012 and 2837/2000, establishing restrictions and limitations respective to the liability of the Hellenic Auxiliary Fund (EPIKOURIKO KEFALEO) in Road Traffic Accidents. By its recent decisions (nr. 3/2017, 4/2017 and 5/2017) the Civil Section of the Supreme Court of Greece, in its Plenary Session, held that these law provisions, directly contradict […]

NORMAN ATLANTIC: “Incidente Probatorio”- Examination of the Report submitted by the Court Experts/Collegio Peritale

The Court Experts’ Technical Report is being examined, in the context of the incidente probatorio at the Tribunale of Bari. The Bari Court appointed Experts submitted their Report on 1.2.2017 on the causes and circumstances of the tragic fire incident that took place on 28-29.12.2014 onboard the ro-ro NORMAN ATLANTIC. Initially, the Experts Messrs. Ammiraglio […]

MLC 2006 – Amendments of 2014 – Direct Action against the P&I Clubs/insurers for the “contractual compensation” claims arising from seafarers’ accidents or illness

The ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) is widely known as the “Seafarers’ Bill of Rights” and as the “fourth pillar of international maritime law”, the other three being the SOLAS, STCW and MARPOL Conventions. It has been adopted by the ILO Maritime Session in Geneva on 23 February 2006 and entered into force […]