Metaxas & Associates Law Firm has successfully represented RES producers in their dispute over interest payments of electricity sales invoices due to the significant delays of the Operator of RES & Guarantees of Origin (DAPEEP S.A.). For further information, click to the following link: https://bit.ly/2JgWezF
by Dora Zafeiropoulou
Metaxas & Associates Law Firm sponsors and is glad to announce the upcoming Renewable & Storage Forum that will take place on October 24th, 2019 at the Wyndham Grand Athens.
Mr Stathis Kakounis, Partner at Metaxas & Associates Law Firm, is invited to participate as Speaker in this exceptional event that will address every important aspect of the RES landscape in Greece.
Metaxas & Associates Law Firm looks forward to this exceptional event. For further information and the Agenda of this leading Conference see here .
Further to the publication of the collective volume "The Crisis of Law in the EU" (Eurasia Publications), edited by Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas, a scientific event will take place on Wednesday 27th of November at 19:30 in the Lecture Room of the Books' Archway (5 Pesmazoglou Street, Athens) under the title "The European Union (EU) as "Rechtsstaat" - Is the Rule of Law in the EU today under threat?". The panel discussion will host invited speakers, namely Ms Aikaterini Sakellaropoulou, President of the Council of State (CoS), Mr. Evangelos Venizelos, Former Vice President of the Government & Professor of Constitutional Law, Mr. Ioannis Sarmas, Vice-President of the Court of Auditors, Mr. Christos Rammos, President of the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) and Honorary Vice-President of the Council of State (CoS), and the Editor Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas. The panel will be coordinated by Mr. Konstantinos Menoudakos, President of the Data Protection Authority, Honorary President of the Council of State (CoS).
The Voice of Renewables and Parity Platform are organising the WINDMission Greece 2019 Conference that will take place in Athens (Greece) on 14-15 October at the American College of Greece.
Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas, Managing Partner of Metaxas & Associates Law Firm and Chairman of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute will participate as an invited speaker in the Greek Wind Energy Development Policy panel.
WINDMission Greece 2019 Conference is aiming to gather all Greek wind energy stakeholders and provide excellent networking opportunities across the entire spectrum, from legislation makers through investors and EPCs.
WINDMission Greece Conference is organised under the auspices of Hellenic Wind Energy Association ELETAEN / HWEA.
You may fill out your complimentary pass to the conference via the following link: https://bit.ly/2LGuSou
The Hellenic Council of State has ruled that basic pillars of the 2016 social security legislation (4387/2016), are unconstitutional, according to a set of decisions published on Friday, 4 October 2019. Metaxas & Associates Law Firm welcomes with great pleasure this positive outcome for our clients whom we have successfully represented before the Greek Supreme Administrative Court. The formation of our legal arguments, which we considered them to be overwhelmingly urged, had a major impact on the decision of the Hellenic Council of State.
A new study was carried out for the DG Competition by the European University Institute in collaboration with major European legal networks and research centres has just been published. In this significant study, Metaxas & Associates Law Firm had the privilege to be selected as the national expert for Greece and Cyprus.
The Study offers a comprehensive overview of the enforcement of State aid rules by national courts of the 28 Member States, identifying emerging trends and challenges and presenting best practices. It examines national enforcement cases that were decided between 2007 and 2017, including some important rulings decided in 2018. Moreover, it provides insights on the use of cooperation tools by the Commission and national courts.
This elaborate analysis, includes 145 case summaries and 28 country reports in its annexes which are publicly available on the following project website https://state-aid-caselex-accept.mybit.nl/
The objective of the Study was to provide the state of play of State aid enforcement by national courts in the EU. In order to meet the objectives of the Study, the process included the identification and classification by the national experts of the most relevant rulings rendered by national courts on State aid matters, the summarising of the main findings at EU level, the identification of best practices and the use of the cooperation tools by the Commission and the national courts
The Study Team, in cooperation with the national legal experts -such as Metaxas & Associates for the case of Greece and Cyprus- identified and compiled a list of relevant rulings adopted by national courts in the Member States in the Study Period. From the list of relevant rulings, the Study Team and the national legal experts selected a sample of rulings on the basis of their legal relevance and novelty within the respective Member States and at EU level. Subsequently, the national legal experts drafted case summaries of the selected rulings, and created country reports for each Member State, providing general conclusions on the state of play of State aid rules at national level.
The analysis covered both public and private enforcement of State aid rules and included the use of an extended number of statistics, as well as the identification of a number of qualitative trends and a comparison with earlier relevant research. The objective was also to identify a number of best practices in relation to the enforcement of State aid by the national courts of the Member States. A set of indicators was developed in order to assess how a given jurisdiction performs. These included the speed with which cases are likely to be resolved as a result of the practice, the quality of coordination with parallel Commission procedures, the degree to which the remedies provide for adequate compensation and the tools used for judicial dialogue.
Metaxas & Associates was proud to be selected as a legal expert for two member states, Greece and Cyprus, and honoured to provide its expertise in EU Law and State Aid for the development of this elaborate and important study.
You may see and download the full Study here:
You may see and download the Country reports for Greece and Cyprus here: