The "green" energy transition and the need to change the energy policy paradigm

Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas was invited to draft an article on post Covid-19 energy regulation challenges to be featured in the annual edition “Greek Energy 2021” by the distinguished

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Introducing our new Senior Associate, Ms. Nadia Liouliou

We are pleased to introduce our new Senior Associate, Ms. Nadia Liouliou.

Being a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2006, Nadia has a broad experience in Consulting and Litigation. She specializes in Civil, Corporate and Energy law.

Welcome to the team.

Prof. Metaxas' latest scientific publication on International Investment Arbitration and EU Law

Prof. Dr. A. Metaxas’ latest publication titled “Opinion 1/17: Autonomy of EU Legal Order and the Conflicting Context of International Investment Arbitration” is published in the latest issue of the renowned scientific Journal "European Papers | A Journal on Law and Integration". 

Prof. Metaxas focuses on the correlation between international investment arbitration and EU Law, and the need for the CJEU to find ways for an inclusion of the arbitral dispute settlement structures.


European Green Deal: Adoption of the “FIT for 55”

Today, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Achieving these emission reductions in the next decade is crucial to Europe becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and making the European Green Deal a reality. With today’s proposals, the Commission is presenting the legislative tools to deliver on the targets agreed in the European Climate Law and fundamentally transform our economy and society for a fair, green and prosperous future. The adopted proposals are connected and complementary, thus, they include, among others, an application of emissions trading to new sectors and a tightening of the  existing EU Emissions Trading System by decreasing the overall emission cap even further which will increase its annual rate of reduction. The Commission has also proposed to phase out free emission allowances for aviation and align with the global Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) and to include shipping emissions for the first time in the EU ETS. In regards to the energy supply, the adopted package promotes an increased use of RES which derives from the Renewable Energy Directive and sets an increased target of 40% energy production from renewable energy sources. To implement this goal, all Member States shall set specific targets and sustainability criteria in transport, heating and cooling, buildings and industry. Moreover, the Energy Efficiency Directive promotes ambitious binding annual targets aiming at reducing the energy use at EU level. This shall be achieved by the targets established by national contributions, which will proactively provide the annual energy saving outcome. Furthermore, a combination of measures in transport sector will be enhanced by the infrastructure and fuels goals in order to support them. To ensure that the aforementioned goal will be achieved, the package expands the charging capacity in line with zero-emission car sales. An alignment of taxation policies with the European Green Deal objectives means promotion of clean technologies and removing outdated exemptions and reduced rates that currently encourage the use of fossil fuels. One more adopted target is introduced by putting a carbon price on imports of a targeted selection of products to ensure that there are ambitious climate action measures to prevent carbon leakage. Lastly, the Commission proposed tools to preserve and grow our natural carbon sinks.

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M&A Law Firm in the 25th Roundtable by the Economist with the Government

Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas was invited speaker in the prominent 25th Roundtable of The Economist. Watch the exclusive video recording of Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas intervention in the panel "Decarbonizing Europe: Accelerating the energy transition" by clicking the HERE.

Prof. Dr. Antonis Mertaxas' article in the annual edition "Greek Energy 2021”


Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas' was invited to draft an article οn energy regulation challenges after the Covid-19 pandemic to be included in the annual edition "Greek Energy 2021” by

Click HERE to read the full article.

Metaxas & Associates Law Firm participates in the distinguished 25th Government Roundtable of the Economist (8th-9th July 2021)

Metaxas & Associates Law Firm is glad to announce its participation in the forthcoming distinguished 25th Roundtable with the Government of Greece – “From social distancing to social solidarity” – that will take place on July 8th and 9th 2021 at the Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens.

Professor Dr. Antonis Metaxas, Managing Partner of Metaxas & Associates Law Firm and Chairman of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute, is invited to participate as speaker in the panel discussion “Decarbonising Europe: Accelerating the Energy Transition”, together with John Sarbanes, member of the U.S. House of Representatives and member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Konstantinos Xifaras (CEO, DEPA), Andrea Testi (Chairman, Elpedison), Manos Manousakis (Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Independent Power Transmission Operator - ADMIE), Tassos Manos (CEO, HEDNO), Yiannis Yiarentis (Chairman of the board and CEO, DAPEEP) and Aristotelis Chantavas (Head of Europe, Enel Green Power).

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M&A Law Firm's participation in this prominent annual Economist Conference matches its leading presence in the core fields of its specialization.


We look forward to this exceptional event!