Our expertise covers electricity (thermal and renewables), natural gas and upstream/downstream oil. We work closely with our clients in setting up and running energy projects, with regard to legal structuring, construction and operations issues, due diligence in acquisitions, along with all commercial, regulatory and tax aspects related to such projects.
Our experience includes privatisations of state-owned energy companies and regulatory advisory support to EU Organisations and Regulatory Authorities. Working together with our Dispute Resolution practice, we are uniquely positioned to represent clients in the industry in dispute resolution and litigation.
Our expertise in the industry covers the following areas:
Thermal and renewable generation
We support new entrants in the renewable generation sector—both wind and photovoltaics—in a variety of matters; these include project development, tender procedures, setting up new power plants, implementing acquisitions of renewables portfolios, financing and receiving advice on the regulatory background (such as licensing, tariffs, grid connection and PPAs) and state subsidies. Also, we negotiate leasing, EPC and Construction contracts, and conduct due diligence in relation to renewable acquisitions, on a regular basis.
The oil & gas Industry
Our team advises on the regulatory market of natural gas in Greece and on issues regarding the import/export, trade, supply and transportation of gas. Our in-depth experience covers privatisations in the gas sector, as well as gas pipeline construction, acquisition and operation matters.
Our firm has one of the largest and most experienced oil and gas practices in Greece, and is at the forefront of developments, such as in the area of privatizations, oil pipeline projects and hydrocarbon exploration. Three of our senior partners were former in-house counsels to oil companies. We advise oil companies on a regular basis and on a wide array of legal and tax issues. Our work includes advising on restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, refining and refinery agreements, trading and marketing prerequisites, financing, energy asset deals, liberalisation, privatisations, environmental law, competition law, shipping and transportation arrangements, and tax and customs compliance.