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Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm - Energy Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Leading firm with a dedicated energy department, offering extensive experience across transactional and regulatory issues. Notable for its focus on project financing and privatisation transactions. Advises on matters related to oil and gas as well as renewable energy. Represents international clients as well as Greek state-owned companies, acting for clients in the electricity sector, on commercial and regulatory issues.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's efficiency and customer-oriented approach. One states: "I think KG Law Firm did a very good job for us. They helped us handle very difficult issues and gave good support."

The team is also described by a client as "well organised and able to provide support in a wide range of areas."

Work highlights Acted for State Grid International Development on the sale of 24% of the Greek Electricity Transmission System Operator, including due diligence, negotiation and finalisation of transaction documents.

Advised SNAM on the acquisition of a controlling stake and management rights in the Public Gas Transmission System Operator.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Gus Papamichalopoulos is recognised for his activity, and market commentators state "he has an all-round knowledge of and commitment to energy." He has a strong reputation for advising on transactions and project financing in the energy sector. He also assists clients with regulatory issues. Clients highlight their positive impression of his services and report: "We were very satisfied, and if we have another case in Greece he will be our first option to work together. He is very good."

Elisabeth Eleftheriades garners recognition from key market players, who acknowledge her activity in the energy field. One source sees her as "an excellent colleague," while a client adds: "We had a great collaboration." She is particularly focused on project financing matters within the energy sector.

About the Team (content provided by Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm)

KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS (KG) Law Firm is known for:

  • being the only Greek law firm with a sustainable dedicated Energy, Utilities & Infrastructure team;
  • engaging exclusively in energy related projects;
  • ability to cover all aspects of the sector (regulatory, M&A, project finance, project agreements);
  • support to international companies active in the energy sector;
  • acting for Greek State and related State-owned companies;

KG's Energy & Infrastructure team besides its track record (e.g. has been involved in the establishment, development, commissioning and financing of more than 3.000 MWs of electricity generated by renewable projects, thermal power plants and combined cycled gas fired power plants, continues to maintain a leading position in the energy industry for legal services, even though the number of projects which reach the stage of commissioning have decreased significantly during the last years comparing to the previous years (i.e. before 2009) due to the financial crisis in Greece and the hesitance of the banking system (lenders) to provide financing to the sponsors on a non-recourse basis. 

The team is well respected by the market and is approached regularly by the majority of the international law firms, since the skills which have been developed and the team work spirit demonstrated over several projects, have been well appraised.

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Norton Rose Fulbright - Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly respected practice group with vast experience in project finance, M&A, energy trading and regulatory matters. Leverages its international network to assist clients with cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters. Advises on the deregulation of Greek energy markets as well as the development of the renewable energy sector. Boasts particular strength in renewable electricity and energy regulation at both a national and EU level.

Strengths Clients extol the team's in-depth understanding of the energy sector, and the lawyers' customer-oriented approach.

Work highlights Acted for Elpedison on the extension and amendment of three bond loans subscribed by a number of major national and foreign banks.

Advised Alpha Bank on the EUR36 million limited recourse financing of the development, construction and operation of Goritsa Aiolos Energy.

Notable practitioners

Dimitris Assimakis garners praise as one of the leading practitioners in the energy market. He is highly regarded for his work on project financing and is highly sought after by clients from the financial services sector. Assimakis assists state entities with asset divestments in the energy field.

Minas Kitsilis enters the rankings following positive feedback from market commentators, who recognise his activity in the field his strong technical knowledge. He regularly assists clients with transactional and financing mandates in the energy sector and also with dawn raid investigations.

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Bernitsas Law - Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced team with a strong track record advising both international and domestic clients on significant energy matters. Noted for assisting clients with public tenders and privatisations, acquisitions, project development and regulatory compliance. Areas of expertise include oil and gas, renewables and waste management. Covers all aspects of upstream and downstream energy-related work.

Strengths Clients express their satisfaction with the quality of the work provided, saying: "The service was good and they were very reactive."

Market commentators praise the team's reliability and state: "The lawyers had very good knowledge of their domestic market and they were very responsive."

Work highlights Advised joint venture company ICGB on the development of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria Pipeline.

Assisted Public Power Corporation Renewables with drafting EPC contracts, tenders and other documents to support the supply and installation of 11 wind parks.

Notable practitioners

Yannis Kourniotis co-heads the energy department at Bernitsas Law. He specialises in project development, financing and PPP mandates. One market commentator states: "I appreciate his responsiveness and his deep knowledge of the field of energy regulation."

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Our team have vast experience in advising market leaders on the compliance, management, development and financing of their activities in these sectors and our lawyers have advised on many of the major pioneering energy and resources projects to have taken place in Greece.

Our clients include market leaders in the conventional energy and renewables industries,leading oil companies, international financing institutions and lending banks,as well as Government bodies, to whom we provide advisory,transactional and litigation services.

We have years of experience drafting transaction documents and advising participants on the commercial, development and financing aspects of projects and domestic and cross-border transactions in the conventional and renewable energy sectors. We also have wide-reaching expertise in risk and compliance in these highly regulated industries.

We have an expertise in: Conventional Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Regulation,Energy & Infrastructure and Environmental Law.

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Karatzas & Partners - Energy Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-respected team handling significant transactional mandates across the oil and gas, power and renewable energy sectors. Strong experience of project financing and project development. Additionally, well versed in assisting clients with regulatory issues. Regularly acts alongside major global law firms, providing advice pertaining to the Greek legal energy market.

Strengths Clients praise the team for its realistic and solution-seeking approach, and say: "The quality is always high - they are very responsive, practical and business-oriented." Another client comments: "I found their advice customer-oriented and practical."

Other sources appreciate its excellent grasp on energy matters, adding: "They are very good in the sense that everything is technically perfect; they have a good grasp of Greek law and the legal environment."

Work highlights Advised Trans Adriatic Pipeline on signing the host government agreement with the Hellenic Republic.

Acted for Piraeus Bank on the EUR12 million financing of a wind park in the Peloponnese area.

Notable practitioners

Christina Faitakis is recognised by market commentators for her involvement in the energy sector. A source praises her skill "in managing complex projects," while another enjoys working with her, adding: "It was absolutely lovely to work with her, she was great fun to work with." She is highly sought after by clients from the banking industry for advice on project financing in the renewable energy sector.

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POTAMITISVEKRIS - Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises an impressive roster of both international and domestic clients, particularly from the financial services sector. Active in the oil and gas industry, assisting with M&A and regulatory requirements. Additionally adept at handling waste management and renewable energy projects. Represents the lenders in energy sector project financing mandates.

Strengths Clients appreciate the quality of the team's assistance, particularly highlighting that the team is "capable in cross-border issues."

Work highlights Advised Piraeus Bank and the National Bank of Greece on the EUR69 million financing of two wind farms.

Acted for Alpha Bank on the EUR45 million financing of an integrated waste management PPP project.

Notable practitioners

Euripides Ioannou is recognised for his activity on the financing side of the Greek energy market as well as his knowledge of legal and regulatory matters. A client praises him as "an excellent lawyer who was knowledgeable in the area and was very caring in his handling of matters." He has also been active for energy companies on the development of a number of wind farms.

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Potamitisvekris' project finance and energy team is amongst the top in Greece with a deep understanding of the existing and developing regulatory framework with a reputation for bridging the legal and cultural gaps between foreign investors and local counterparts. The firm's expertise includes advising lenders, sponsors and contractors on substantial infrastructure, energy and technology projects and PPPs.

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Watson Farley & Williams - Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-recognised practice group drawing on its strong local and international expertise to advise on a broad variety of energy issues. Has particular expertise in project financing and transactional work, notably in relation to renewable energy. An impressive clientele comprises developers, banks, equipment suppliers and purchasers. Experienced in different renewable technologies such as wind, photovoltaic, landfill gas and biomass.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's consistent delivery of excellent advice, and say: "They are outstanding at both legal perception and business understanding. Their results are good and the documents are always well thought out."

Sources take note of its efficiency and add: "The lawyers have deep knowledge and experience of project financing. They are responsive, objective and always go straight to the point."

Work highlights Assisted Goritsa Aiolos Energy with the EUR33.7 million financing for the construction of a wind park.

Advised Terna Energy on the EUR24 million financing of three wind farms through loans from the European Investment Bank and Eurobank.

Notable practitioners

Virginia Murray is recognised for her activity and long-standing experience in the Greek energy market, with a focus on the financing side, frequently advising the borrowers. Interviewees appreciate her businesslike approach and state: "She knows the field very well, and she acts very quickly." Murray has a strong practice in the renewable energy sector, and also assists clients with acquisitions and disposals.

About the Team (content provided by Watson Farley & Williams)

WFW was the first international firm to open in Greece in 1984. In 2007 the firm added an Athens office, when Virginia Murray, Marisetta Marcopoulou and Maira Galani joined the firm to add their Greek-law project finance and M&A expertise, particularly in the energy sector. 


WFW is a sector-focussed firm, which is well-known and highly regarded for its energy sector expertise, particularly in renewable energy. The WFW team in Athens has been closely involved in the Greek energy sector since it acted for the sponsors of the first energy project finance transaction in 1999, a EUR70 million five wind-farm loan for C. Rokas SA (now Rokas Iberdrola). Since then, the firm has either reviewed or been involved in part of almost all the major renewable energy portfolios in Greece, acting for developers, banks, equipment suppliers and potential or actual purchasers in a wide range of renewable technologies, from wind to photovoltaic, solar concentration, landfill gas and biomass. We also have significant conventional power experience, including CCGT.


We act for sponsors, borrowers and lenders in the energy sector and act on major multi-million euro transactions and projects, as well as on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and shareholder issues for companies within the sector. Clients look to WFW’s experience to advise on difficult issues arising during due diligence exercises, particularly in relation to regulatory issues, land rights and corporate matters.

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Kelemenis & Co. - Energy Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected energy team with a wide-ranging client base comprising key international energy players and state bodies. Offers notable expertise in regulatory, project financing and litigation matters. Known for having significant cross-border capability. Particularly active on renewable energy matters. Assists clients with energy trading mandates.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's reliability and trustworthiness. One source states: "They have displayed solid expertise and good-quality service."

Another commentator adds: "We had a very positive experience in our engagement with them."

Notable practitioners

Head of department Yannis Kelemenis regularly acts for a roster of clients including the Greek state. He possesses a strong regulatory and litigation focus. He also advises on cross-border mandates, particularly within the SEE region.

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Koutalidis Law Firm - Energy Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong team advising on all stages of energy projects. Particularly renowned for its expertise in handling major privatisations in the energy market, representing both the tender authorities and investors. Also offers assistance with contentious matters, including arbitration and litigation. Acts for investors on project financing mandates. Represents clients from the oil and gas, electricity and renewable energy sectors.

Strengths Market sources compliment the team's systematised and businesslike approach, saying: "It is a very strong, commercial firm."

Notable practitioners

Evangelos Courakis is acknowledged for acting for energy sector clients on privatisations and contract negotiations. He also represents energy companies in litigation and arbitration. He heads the firm's energy department.

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Lambadarios Law Firm - Energy Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Gains a ranking in energy following positive market feedback. Recent experience includes financing for renewable energy projects. Represents a roster of clients from the electricity production and commerce, oil and gas, mining and renewable energy fields. Additional experience acting before courts and regulatory authorities on energy-related litigation.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's deep market knowledge and say: "They are very specialised and very qualified in terms of the energy sector."

Clients appreciate the firm's ability to express matters in easily understandable terms and highlight "the ease of communication," adding that "they only comment when comments are needed."

Work highlights Assisted Volterra with the project and finance documents for the construction of a EUR30 million wind farm.

Represented energy provider Heron in a litigation against the Energy Market Operator regarding periodic payments of a regulatory charge.

Notable practitioners

Department head George Panopoulos is a key contact for clients.

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Our team is best known for focusing on collective redundancies, restructurings and employment issues arising out of large-scale transactions. Offers both advisory and litigation services and gains recognition for representing clients before the ECJ and the Supreme Court of Greece. Additional areas of proficiency include payroll issues and work permits for foreign personnel.

Sources highlight the team's concise, accurate advice and respect for deadlines.

The uniqueness of our department is we have as a priority to work very closely with other departments of the firm (Litigation, Banking and Finance, Corporate) to either support the energy sections of several important projects that were successfully handled by our firm this year or supplant with useful expertise from other parts of the firm on energy related projects.

An example of this is the team we put together for the financing of a ERU 35 million Wind Park project. This project is financed by the National Bank of Greece. We put a team together consisting of George Panopoulos (energy), Prokopis Dimitriadis (finance), and Constantinos Lambadarios (corporate structuring). The team was assisted by 3 associates from the energy, corporate and banking departments so that we can all work together efficiently.

The Energy department has traditionally been working with clients in Electricity Production, Electricity Commerce, Oil & Gas, Mining, Renewable Energy (Wind, Hydro, Solar, and Photovoltaic).


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Metaxas & Associates - Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Compact energy team advising Greek and international clients on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters. Especially highlighted for handling contentious issues before the Greek and European courts. Known also for regularly representing renewable energy companies, including RES producers. Acts on state aid and abuse of dominance mandates for energy producers.

Strengths Clients praise the team for their time-effective approach, saying: "They did meticulous work, it was an excellent co-operation," to which sources add: "Their response was always fast and accurate."

Others take note of the lawyers' understanding of the market, and say: "They have very good knowledge regarding national and international regulations." A client likewise says: "We had an excellent impression of their effectiveness in dealing with difficult regulatory and technical aspects of energy law."

Work highlights Assisted industrial clients with filing legal actions against a legislative amendment of the Electricity Supply Code in Greece regarding the termination of supply contracts.

Represented a number of renewable energy investors in filing petitions challenging a recent legislative act in the field of renewable energy sources under EU state aid and competition law.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Antonis Metaxas is recognised in the Greek energy market for his academic background. He regularly handles regulatory issues and acts for corporates and institutional bodies. He frequently represents clients in energy law disputes. Interviewees appreciate that "he is very calm and has deep knowledge, he tries to see us not just as clients but as co-operators in this field."

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Zepos & Yannopoulos - Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced across all fields of energy, most notably in oil, electricity and natural gas. Handles M&A, portfolio disposals and project financing as well as regulatory issues. Assists with the tendering process for renewable energy projects.

Strengths Sources appreciate the team's breadth of knowledge and co-operation, as "it is very well organised and is able to provide support in a wide range of areas."

Clients also highlight the firm's "responsiveness, efficiency and customer interface handling."

Work highlights Assisted Enel and Enel Green Power with the project financing for Kafireas, a wind farm consisting of seven wind parks and a subsea power line.

Acted for the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy on the European Commission's new guidelines for the tendering process for renewable energy projects.

Notable practitioners

Christina Papanikolopoulou is a key contact for project financing mandates.

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Zepos & Yannopoulos is widely recognised as having one the leading energy law practices in Greece. Its members include three former in-house legal counsels to oil majors. Our energy expertise covers all sectors: electricity (thermal and renewables), natural gas and upstream/downstream oil, while we also have in-depth experience in very specialised sectors, such as privatisations of state-owned energy companies, in advising EU Organisations and Regulatory Authorities on the liberalisation of the energy industry in several countries (including abroad), and in drafting codes, licences and standard agreements. Indicatively, we have been chosen twice by the Greek Regulatory Authority to draft the Codes for the Operation of the Electricity System (by the system operator) and the Code for the Operation of the Electricity Trading Market (by the market operator), both initially, when they were combined and later, when roles were separated. We have advised the EU on the liberalisation of the electricity market in Jordan, the Cyprus Regulator in gas supply issues and we have recently completed a survey for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for the identification of administrative and operational burdens in the Greek energy legislation (electricity, gas and oil). We also have in-depth experience in contracts, operation, construction, due diligence and all aspects of regulation and commercial issues relating to energy projects.

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IKRP Rokas & Partners - Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable track record advising on such aspects of energy-related projects as tariff issues, trading and supply. Active on disputes, certifications and authorisations, joint ventures, as well as energy consultancy tenders.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's streamlined approach to business, saying: "They provided advice in an efficient and timely manner while showing a lot of attention to detail; they were well structured and organised."

Other sources add: "They strictly respect their deadlines, we always get detailed and to-the-point answers."

Work highlights Assisted the Energy Community Secretariat with a study of the extent to which Energy Community Contracting Parties and the Energy Community Treaty are compliant with EU legislation.

Notable practitioners

Mira Todorovic Symeonides is a key contact for clients.

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Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners - Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Known for advising clients on financing issues, construction projects and the issuance of licences and permits in the energy sector. Noted for its experience in the gas market, regularly acting on behalf of clients from the SEE region selling power and gas in Greece. Additionally, well versed in assisting with renewables issues, including wind, solar, hydroelectric and energy from waste. Conducts feasibility studies for energy projects.

Strengths Clients praise the team's clear market knowledge and say: "They are very experienced in dealing with such topics, always very productive, efficient and reliable."

Market commentators add: "They have extensive experience in dealings with complex contracts in the power utility sector and have a systematic approach on how to handle contractual disputes with state-owned operators."

Notable practitioners

Department head Ioannis Vassardanis is a key contact for clients.

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KLC Law Firm - Energy Department

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What the team is known for Assists with a broad range of energy issues. Particularly stands out for its involvement in law reforms relating to the liberalisation of the energy market, including experience of unbundling projects. Counts several major corporates in the energy field as its clients. Advises on constructions, finance, licensing and other aspects of energy projects.

Strengths Clients express a good opinion of its insight in the energy market, and say: "They were very helpful on a number of issues, including public law and corporate matters."

Work highlights Assisted the Hellenic Transmission System Operator with its ownership unbundling through the sale of two stakes by means of public tender.

Advised the Greek Public Gas Corporation on the legal aspects of its business strategy, particularly from a regulatory and competition viewpoint for the preparation and implementation of joint ventures.

Notable practitioners

Thomas Lamnidis is an important contact for clients.

About the Team (content provided by KLC Law Firm)

Our strong and solid experience includes all segments of the energy industry and extends to the full range of activities from licensing and execution of agreements to potential dispute resolution; reform of and institutional support to the energy sector; energy legislation; negotiations with energy companies. For more than fifteen years, we have been providing sophisticated legal advice on all aspects of energy law to a diverse array of clients involved in the challenging world of exploitation, production, transportation, marketing and distribution. Our deep knowledge of the European legislation on the liberalisation of the energy markets and our constant monitoring of any new legislative amendments in the EU is based on our constant update on the legal developments in the European and international energy industry.

In particular, our experience in the energy sector encompasses all aspects of project development, finance and acquisition – often in a multi-jurisdictional environment - as well as institutional and capacity building.

We have also played a significant role in the elaboration and introduction of the regulatory framework on energy and transportation within the former Soviet Union and Southeastern Europe.


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Band 1

Dimitris Assimakis

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Europe guide

Dimitris Assimakis garners praise as one of the leading practitioners in the energy market. He is highly regarded for his work on project financing and is highly sought after by clients from the financial services sector. Assimakis assists state entities with asset divestments in the energy field.

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Christina Faitakis

Karatzas & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Christina Faitakis is recognised by market commentators for her involvement in the energy sector. A source praises her skill "in managing complex projects," while another enjoys working with her, adding: "It was absolutely lovely to work with her, she was great fun to work with." She is highly sought after by clients from the banking industry for advice on project financing in the renewable energy sector.

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Band 1

Euripides Ioannou

POTAMITISVEKRIS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Euripides Ioannou is recognised for his activity on the financing side of the Greek energy market as well as his knowledge of legal and regulatory matters. A client praises him as "an excellent lawyer who was knowledgeable in the area and was very caring in his handling of matters." He has also been active for energy companies on the development of a number of wind farms.

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Band 1

Watson Farley & Williams

From the Chambers Europe guide

Virginia Murray is recognised for her activity and long-standing experience in the Greek energy market, with a focus on the financing side, frequently advising the borrowers. Interviewees appreciate her businesslike approach and state: "She knows the field very well, and she acts very quickly." Murray has a strong practice in the renewable energy sector, and also assists clients with acquisitions and disposals.

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Band 1

Gus Papamichalopoulos

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Gus Papamichalopoulos is recognised for his activity, and market commentators state "he has an all-round knowledge of and commitment to energy." He has a strong reputation for advising on transactions and project financing in the energy sector. He also assists clients with regulatory issues. Clients highlight their positive impression of his services and report: "We were very satisfied, and if we have another case in Greece he will be our first option to work together. He is very good."

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Band 2

Elisabeth Eleftheriades

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Elisabeth Eleftheriades garners recognition from key market players, who acknowledge her activity in the energy field. One source sees her as "an excellent colleague," while a client adds: "We had a great collaboration." She is particularly focused on project financing matters within the energy sector.

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Band 2

Yannis Kourniotis

Bernitsas Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Yannis Kourniotis co-heads the energy department at Bernitsas Law. He specialises in project development, financing and PPP mandates. One market commentator states: "I appreciate his responsiveness and his deep knowledge of the field of energy regulation."

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Band 2

Metaxas & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Antonis Metaxas is recognised in the Greek energy market for his academic background. He regularly handles regulatory issues and acts for corporates and institutional bodies. He frequently represents clients in energy law disputes.Interviewees appreciate that "he is very calm and has deep knowledge, he tries to see us not just as clients but as co-operators in this field."

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Band 3

Evangelos N Courakis

Koutalidis Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Evangelos Courakis is acknowledged for acting for energy sector clients on privatisations and contract negotiations. He also represents energy companies in litigation and arbitration. He heads the firm's energy department.

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Band 3

Kelemenis & Co.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Yannis Kelemenis regularly acts for a roster of clients including the Greek state. He possesses a strong regulatory and litigation focus. He also advises on cross-border mandates, particularly within the SEE region.

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Associates to watch

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Europe guide

Minas Kitsilis enters the rankings following positive feedback from market commentators, who recognise his activity in the field his strong technical knowledge. He regularly assists clients with transactional and financing mandates in the energy sector and also with dawn raid investigations.

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