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Civil Law

The applicable law to cross-border successions under Regulation (EU) 650/2012

Regulation (EU) 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession, was entered into force on the 17th of August 2015....

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Regulation (EU) 1215/2012

The Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters entered into force on 10 January 2015. Scope The Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 applies to international disputes, i.e. disputes in the field of private law, which, because of the fact that they are connected with several jurisdictions present -when brought before the courts of a state- an international element in this regard. The regulation does not extend, in particular, to revenue, customs or administrative matters or the liability of the State for acts...

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European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) – Regulation (EU) 655/2014

Regulation (EU) 655/2014 establishes a European account preservation order (EAPO) procedure, providing creditors with the opportunity to secure (“freeze”) bank accounts throughout the European Union on the basis of a single application. The Regulation also provides for the possibility to obtain information regarding a debtor’s bank account....

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Issues that emerge from the judicial assistance of a person incapable of legal acts

The legal provisions in the Civil Code-hereinafter called for brevity 'AK' – regarding the judicial guardianship (Articles 1666 up to 1688 AK) do not make a specific reference to the actions that the judicial assistant may attempt, either alone, without the involvement of any other or with the consent of the supervisory council, or upon Court authorization ...

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The electronic signature in Greek law

By virtue of Presidential Decree 150/2001, Directive 99/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Community framework for electronic signatures was incorporated in the Greek law. Pursuant to such framework, an electronic signature, namely data in electronic form which are attached to or logically associated with other electronic data and which serve as a method of authentication is regarded as legally equivalent to hand-written signatures both in substantive law and in civil procedure law only if the essential and formal requirements laid down below are fulfilled. Essential requirements to be met so that the electronic signature is regarded as...

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Procedure for the renunciation of inheritance

According to the provisions of art.1847 of the Greek Civil Code, the successor has the right to renounce the inheritance within four months, starting: in the lack of a will, from the time for devolution to inheritance and the relationship. If there is a will, the deadline starts from the time the will was insinuated. Based on art.1848 Greek Civil Code, the renunciation of inheritance requires a declaration submitted to the Court of Inheritance. Furthermore, according to the provisions of art.30 of Code of Civil Procedure, the authorized court is the court of the district in which the diseased had, at...

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