GREECE: The claw-back Mechanism

Dimitra Lempesi, Legal Counsel, SFEE, Greece

In view of the financial crisis of the recent years, Greece was found forced to settle an agreement with its international creditors, which was sealed by a political memorandum of understanding. Despite heavy criticism, mainly from the side of constitutional law experts and opposition politicians of the time, the public interest of rescuing the national economy prevailed, and the agreement of the Greek State with its creditors and international institutions was ratified by the Parliament and became Law.

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Greece Finance Pharmaceutical October 2019 Vol.12, No. 49, Autumn 2019

Dimitra Lempesi


Legal counsel of the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE), since November 2014. Regular participant of European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations working groups in Brussels ( 2004-2014 Legal Counsel of listed aquaculture holding group (Greece, UK, Turkey, Spain). 2001-2004 Associate Lawyer, Professor Constantin Calavros & Partners Law Firm Athens, private and pharma law. 2000-2001, EU Commission, DGV Employment and Social Affairs, Brussels, (B4- Community Initiatives - state subsidies), practice. 1998-1999, Hellenic Ministry of Development, practice. Born in Athens, Greece (1974). Studied at the Law School of the University of Athens and European social security law in France PARIS X, Nanterre. LLM cum laude in European Law & Human Rights, University of Essex, UK. Research LLM, Maxima cum laude, civil law, Law School of the University of Athens. Currently, PhD candidate in private law, University of Athens, Professor Constantin Christodoulou. MBA by the Economic University of Athens. Litigator, Council of State -Member of the Athens’ Bar Association. Fluent speaker of English (Cambridge Proficiency) and French (Sorbonne II), having a good understanding of German (Goethe Kleines Sprachdiplom). Tel: 0030. Mobile: 0030-6987.541.888



SFEE is the hellenic association of pharmaceutical companies representing more than 90% of the market market, direct member to EFPIA. It is a non for profit organisation.

Greece Finance Pharmaceutical October 2019 Vol.12, No. 49, Autumn 2019

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