Energy

The energy sector faces constant challenges caused not only by the “usual suspect” of governmental regulation, but also by powerful extrinsic forces and factors, as the recent Covid-19 health crisis has shown all too well (e.g. the significantly lower oil price environment that we are experiencing). At the same time, the need to lower greenhouse emissions and the general trend towards the “greener” renewable sector, has given rise to alternative means of financing, as shown from the recent example of the Green Senior Preferred Bond issued by the National Bank of Greece, directing the use of proceeds at providing financing to existing and new green projects (including RES).

Moreover, given the tightening legal framework, waste management is becoming a priority issue for many stakeholders. Forward thinking investors are already utilizing ways to combine waste management with the production of energy sources, such as biogas.

Against this tumultuous background, clients can take solace inthe fact that Koutalidis Law Firm is a “one-stop shop” irrespective of their standpoint (lender, investor, consultant, developer or sponsor) and their general business goals (transactional or dispute-specific). This is made possible through the seamless cooperation of our Administrative Law, Energy, RealEstate, Tax, Corporate Law, Dispute Resolution and “Invest in Greece” practice groups.

On the transactional front, our lawyers regularly advise clients in a variety of energy sector ventures(e.g. RES such-as PV, Wind and Biogas – High efficiency co-production of Heat and Electricity, Oil & Gas, Mining, waste management and energy utilization from such management etc) on all matters related to new and existing projects (start-up, project development and operation, project financing, M&A and privatizations and ancillary corporate, tax, regulatory, antitrust and civil law issues). A key aspect for which our team is renowned is how we assist in maximizing the project’s bankability, by suggesting realistic solutions that make the project more attractive to financing entities.

On the disputes end, our lawyers work tirelessly so as to minimize litigation risks. This is done at 3 stages: in contract drafting and negotiation (by incorporating the proper dispute resolution mechanism and avoiding vague, disputes-prone language); throughout the life of the investment (by being hands-on and proactive in every transaction so as to avoid litigation and cultivate smooth relations between the parties); and during the dispute itself, by fiercely and efficiently litigating before the Greek Courts and international arbitral tribunals, while facilitating amicable settlement – also through mediation – where appropriate and in our clients’ interests.

Koutalidis Law Firm has been shortlisted for the Chambers Europe Awards 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Koutalidis Law Firm has been shortlisted for the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards 2024! This recognition is a testament to our team’s hard work, dedication, and the strong standing we have in the legal market. The ceremony is set to take place on Thursday, 25 April at→

Koutalidis Law Firm’s Website Wins Gold Award for UX/UI Design

We are delighted to announce that Koutalidis Law Firm’s website has won the Gold Award for UX/UI Design in the B2B Website category at the 2023 UX/CX Awards. This prestigious recognition was made possible with the invaluable support and expertise of gnc | web and George Chouliaras, whose contributions were→

K.Protopapa & E.Papoutsi recognized as Women Leaders by IFLR1000

We are proud to announce that two of our esteemed female partners have been recognized by IFLR1000 in their 2023 edition, one of the most prestigious legal directories in the world. Katia Protopapa, Partner and Head of our M&A practice along with Effie Papoutsi, Partner of our Banking & Finance→

Koutalidis Law Firm Shines once again in IFLR1000’s 2023 Rankings

We are elated to share that the much-anticipated IFLR1000 rankings for 2023 have been unveiled, and Koutalidis Law Firm has made its mark yet again. Our firm has been honored with a Tier 1 ranking, underscoring our unwavering commitment to providing top-notch legal services. This year’s research by IFLR1000 featured→

Koutalidis Law Firm is listed in the 2nd of The Legal 500’s EMEA Green Guide.

Koutalidis Law Firm is selected and listed in the second edition of The Legal 500’s EMEA Green Guide. The guide refers to some of the key firms engaging with energy and sustainability projects in the EMEA region. As Koutalidis is currently advising on a pipeline of RES projects with a→

Koutalidis Law Firm is Top Ranked once again on Chambers & Partners Europe 2023 rankings

Chambers & Partners Europe rankings have been announced and Koutalidis Law Firm is once again Top Ranked! This achievement demonstrates the commitment, integrity, and service excellence of our team members as we always seek to deliver impeccable legal advice. More specifically our clients mentioned, Banking & Finance: “They have a→

Koutalidis Law Firm is recognized on IFLR’s shortlist for its 2023 Europe Awards

Koutalidis Law Firm is delighted to be recognized on IFLR’s shortlist for its 2023 Europe Awards. Judged independently by IFLR’s editorial team, the awards focus exclusively on legal innovation in cross-border transactions that reached a financial close in 2022. The winning deals, law firms and in-house legal teams will be→

Koutalidis Law Firm is ranked as a Top Firm by Chambers and Partners Global in their 2023 Guide

Koutalidis Law Firm is ranked as a Top Firm by Chambers and Partners Global in their 2023 Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. More specifically Chambers review states, “Koutalidis is highly sought after by domestic and international lenders for capital markets and financing mandates. The firm regularly advises→

Chambers and Partners shortlists Koutalidis as Greece Law Firm of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Koutalidis Law Firm has been shortlisted as a candidate for the “Greece Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers European Awards 2023! A humble thank you to all our clients who have reviewed and rated our services! The Chambers Europe Awards recognise a→

Koutalidis Law Firm has been shortlisted for the Chambers Europe Awards 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Koutalidis Law Firm has been shortlisted for the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards 2024! This recognition is a testament to our team’s hard work, dedication, and the strong standing we have in the legal market. The ceremony is set to take place on Thursday, 25 April at→

Koutalidis Law Firm’s Website Wins Gold Award for UX/UI Design

We are delighted to announce that Koutalidis Law Firm’s website has won the Gold Award for UX/UI Design in the B2B Website category at the 2023 UX/CX Awards. This prestigious recognition was made possible with the invaluable support and expertise of gnc | web and George Chouliaras, whose contributions were→

K.Protopapa & E.Papoutsi recognized as Women Leaders by IFLR1000

We are proud to announce that two of our esteemed female partners have been recognized by IFLR1000 in their 2023 edition, one of the most prestigious legal directories in the world. Katia Protopapa, Partner and Head of our M&A practice along with Effie Papoutsi, Partner of our Banking & Finance→

Koutalidis Law Firm Shines once again in IFLR1000’s 2023 Rankings

We are elated to share that the much-anticipated IFLR1000 rankings for 2023 have been unveiled, and Koutalidis Law Firm has made its mark yet again. Our firm has been honored with a Tier 1 ranking, underscoring our unwavering commitment to providing top-notch legal services. This year’s research by IFLR1000 featured→

Koutalidis Law Firm is listed in the 2nd of The Legal 500’s EMEA Green Guide.

Koutalidis Law Firm is selected and listed in the second edition of The Legal 500’s EMEA Green Guide. The guide refers to some of the key firms engaging with energy and sustainability projects in the EMEA region. As Koutalidis is currently advising on a pipeline of RES projects with a→

Koutalidis Law Firm is Top Ranked once again on Chambers & Partners Europe 2023 rankings

Chambers & Partners Europe rankings have been announced and Koutalidis Law Firm is once again Top Ranked! This achievement demonstrates the commitment, integrity, and service excellence of our team members as we always seek to deliver impeccable legal advice. More specifically our clients mentioned, Banking & Finance: “They have a→

Koutalidis Law Firm is recognized on IFLR’s shortlist for its 2023 Europe Awards

Koutalidis Law Firm is delighted to be recognized on IFLR’s shortlist for its 2023 Europe Awards. Judged independently by IFLR’s editorial team, the awards focus exclusively on legal innovation in cross-border transactions that reached a financial close in 2022. The winning deals, law firms and in-house legal teams will be→

Koutalidis Law Firm is ranked as a Top Firm by Chambers and Partners Global in their 2023 Guide

Koutalidis Law Firm is ranked as a Top Firm by Chambers and Partners Global in their 2023 Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. More specifically Chambers review states, “Koutalidis is highly sought after by domestic and international lenders for capital markets and financing mandates. The firm regularly advises→

Chambers and Partners shortlists Koutalidis as Greece Law Firm of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Koutalidis Law Firm has been shortlisted as a candidate for the “Greece Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers European Awards 2023! A humble thank you to all our clients who have reviewed and rated our services! The Chambers Europe Awards recognise a→

Koutalidis Law Firm has been shortlisted for the Chambers Europe Awards 2024

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