Metaxas & Associates ranked as leading Law Firm by Chambers & Partners in their Chambers Europe Guide

Metaxas & Associates Law Firm has been ranked for a consecutive year as leading Law Firm by the reputable guide “Chambers  & Partners” in their Chambers Europe Guide.

 

This independent international legal guide performs rankings based on a broad sample of independent research by selecting and evaluating the most distinguished Law Firms internationally by subject based on primary information but also on interviews with principals and stakeholders in the relevant market.

 

More specifically, the guide emphasizes that Metaxas & Associates is considered to have “unsurpassed expertise” in both the Greek and European electricity markets, offering excellent consulting services on a wide range of regulatory issues on the most important cases regarding the energy market. M&A Law Firm is also recognized for its specialization in the field of competition law and EU law. Interviewees describes the group as "the most specialized team in EU energy law," adding that the lawyers "combine academic knowledge and practical experience."

 

Antonis Metaxas is widely recognized for his "deep knowledge in energy matters," with particular expertise in mandates pertaining to regulatory, competition and EU law. He is highly esteemed for his involvement in the renewable energy sector. Interviewees explain: "He combines commercial and academic perspectives."


Official presentation of an accredited scientific publication on European energy networks under the auspices of the University of Athens

Legal, political and regulatory challenges of the development of energy networks in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean will be analyzed in the framework of the official presentation of a new international scientific publication.

The book presentation, under the auspices of the University of Athens, will take place on March the 7th at 18:00 in the Drakopoulos Amphitheatre at the University’s main building on Panepistimiou str. Speakers include Professor Maniatis, ex Minister of Energy and Environment, Mr. Apsouris, Legal Counsel of the Hellenic Petroleum Group, Dr. Karakatsani, Member of the Board of the Greek National Regulation Authority and Mr. Avlonitis, Advisor - Regulatory Affairs at DESFA SA.

The publication, titled “Transformation of EU and Eastern Mediterranean Energy Networks - Legal, Regulatory and Geopolitical Challenges”, is part of the scientific series “European Energy Studies” by the esteemed international publishing house Claeys & Casteels. This specialized scientific publication with contributions by distinguished Greek and foreign academics and executives, presents a comprehensive framework of the major issues that define the regulatory and geopolitical challenges of energy networks in the EU and the Eastern Mediterranean and has already been receiving significant positive reviews in some of the most well-respected European journals.

The book is edited by two distinguished academics, Dr. Leigh Hancher, Professor at Tilburg University & Florence School of Regulation, and Dr. Antonis Metaxas, Ass. Professor of EU and EU Competition Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & Visiting Professor in the renowned Master’s program in European and International Energy Law of TU Berlin. Authors of this important publication include Prof. Dr. Jochen Mohr from the University of Leipzig, Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas, Sofia Michelaki from the Greek National Natural Gas System Operator, Michalis Mathioulakis from the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute, Dr. Fotini Bellou, Assistant Professor at the University of Macedonia, Alexia Trokoudi from the Hellenic Petroleum, Marios Andrikopoulos from Elpedison S.A and Georgia Patsaroucha.


Official presentation of a leading scientific publication on European Energy Networks organized by the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute

A new international publication on the legal, regulatory and geopolitical aspects that determine the future of energy networks in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean will be presented to the Greek public in Athens on March the 7th. This specialized scientific publication with contributions by distinguished Greek and foreign academics and executives, presents a comprehensive framework of the major issues that define the regulatory and geopolitical challenges of energy networks in the EU and the Eastern Mediterranean and has already received significant positive reviews in some of the most well-respected European scientific journals.

 

The publication titled “Transformation of EU and Eastern Mediterranean Energy Networks - Legal, Regulatory and Geopolitical Challenges” is part of the scientific series "European Energy Studies" by the esteemed international publishing house Claeys & Casteels and will be presented to the Greek public by prominent members of the Greek energy sector.

 

The book is edited by two internationally distinguished academics specialized in the European energy sector, Dr. Leigh Hancher, Professor at Tilburg University & Florence School of Regulation, and Dr. Antonis Metaxas, Professor at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & Visiting Professor in the renowned Masters program in European and International Energy Law of the TU Berlin. Authors include Prof. Dr. Jochen Mohr from the University of Leipzig, Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas, Sofia Michelaki from the Greek National Natural Gas System Operator, Michalis Mathioulakis from the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute, Dr. Fotini Bellou, Professor at the University of Macedonia, Alexia Trokoudi, Legal Advisor of Hellenic Petroleum, Marios Andrikopoulos, Legal Advisor of Elpedison S.A, Georgia Patsaroucha, Junior Legal Advisor (ENTSO-E) etc.

More details on the venue and time of the book presentation will follow in the website of the Hellenic Energy  www.energy-regulation.eu

 


M&A Law Firm’s petition for pilot trial has been accepted by the Council of State

M&A Law Firm’s petition for pilot trial before the Council of State regarding the retroactive cuts of PASYFOS members’ guaranteed prices for domestic PV systems has been accepted by the Council of State.

For more information, please see here the detailed announcement in the Greek media portal for Energy.

 


Prof. Dr. A. Metaxas invited speaker in the CESEC Electricity Plenary and Working Group in Brussels on 21st of January

Prof. Dr. A. Metaxas, Chairman of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute and Managing Partner of M&A Law Firm, is invited by the European Commission to participate as speaker in the CESEC Electricity Plenary and Working Group on 21st of January in Brussels -  “Regulatory reforms & obstacles for the regional market coupling”. Prof. Metaxas is to present a speech on the legal structure and recent developments of the implementation on the target model in the Greek Energy Market.

For the draft agenda please click here.


M & A Law Firm sponsors the forthcoming “2nd EASTMEDITERRANEAN ENERGY LAW FORUM”

Metaxas & Associates Law Firm is glad to announce the upcoming 2nd EASTMEDITERRANEAN ENERGY LAW FORUM that will take place on November 30th, 2018 at the Hotel N.J.V Plaza in Athens.

Mr Stathis Kakounis, Partner at Metaxas & Associates Law Firm  is invited to participate as Speaker in the panel session titled "The changing business environment in the South East Europe towards the “Clean Energy” legal Framework". Mr. Kakounis will hold a speech on “The new regime of Competitive Procedures for RES Auctions”.

For more information click on the following link.

Metaxas & Associates Law Firm looks forward to this exceptional event.

 


Greek Press focuses on the "3rd Athens Conference on European Energy Law"

The overall theme of finance in the energy sector in this year’s Athens Conference on European Energy Law is the focus of a recent article by energypress.gr. The article emphasizes on the importance of financial issues in the energy sector. Financing of energy infrastructure & networks is the central point of discussion in all four sessions of this year’s conference that takes place in Athens on the 7th of December:

  • Session I  : Sustainable Finance
  • Session II : Privatisation of Energy Infrastructures & Networks
  • Session III: Funding for Gas & Electricity Interconnections
  • Session IV: The Clean Energy Package

Financing and investing in energy infrastructure & energy networks are issues that attract vivid interest by all major stakeholders on a European level as well as in the Greek energy sector, a fact that offers a unique opportunity for highly anticipated presentations in this year’s conference

You can read the full article here.

The 3rd Athens Conference on European Energy Law is sponsored by:

Communication sponsor:


Participation in the conference “Crisis of the Rule of Law in the European Union”

 

Professor Metaxas participated as a Keynote Speaker in the prestigious conference “Crisis of the Rule of Law in the European Union” that took place on the 13th of November in Athens under the auspices of H.E. The President of the Hellenic Republic.

The conference addressed the crisis of the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary in the European Union. H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic and several distinguished speakers, national judges and leading academics from Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Greece, discussed about common European values and the challenges for the Union, our common place and destination.


CHANGE OF LOCATION DUE TO LARGE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS - NEW VENUE (Divani Caravel Hotel): Participation in the conference "Crisis of the Rule of Law in the European Union", under the auspices of H.E. The President of the Hellenic Republic

We would like to invite you to the conference "Crisis of the Rule of Law in the European Union". The prestigious  conference is under the auspices of H.E. The President of the Hellenic Republic and takes place on Tuesday, 13 November at Divani Caravel Hotel, "Makedonia Hall", 2 Vassileos Alexandrou avenue in Athens.

 

The EU is faced with multiple political, economic and social challenges. Different voices call for a reorientation of the Union towards the acceleration and further deepening of the integration process, the strengthening of the EU’s presence in the world, but also a return to its core values and principles. Democracy, the protection of Human Rights and the Rule of Law belong to them. Lately, the latter is being threatened in several legal orders of the Union. The developments in some member states are fueling debates about how to protect the Rule of Law and other independent institutions. Distinguished speakers from Greece, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Austria shall shed light on the latest developments and share their views and expertise on how to keep our values and principles alive. Please find attached the programme of the event: