Virtual Event: Europe Under Challenge?

On the occasion of the latest book publication of Prof. Dr. A. Metaxas "The qualitative specificity of EU's legal order", a virtual event is being organized titled " Europe under challenge ? “ by Sakkoulas Publications with the kind support of the Center for European Constitutional Law | Themistokles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation. The event will take place on the 29th of September at 18:30 o'clock.

The panel will chair Mr. Dimitrios Skaltsounis, President of the Hellenic Council of State. Speakers are Mr. Ioannis SarmasPresident of the Hellenic Court of Audit, Mr. Christos RammosVice President h.c. of the Hellenic Council of State and Prof. Xenophon ContiadesPresident of the Center for European Constitutional Law.

Follow this link to participate.


Prof. Dr. A. Metaxas' analysis on the increasing importance of the LNG Market

Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas, Managing Partner of Metaxas & Associates Law Firm and Chairman of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute, has been invited to present his analysis on the increasing importance of the LNG Market and the respective legal and regulatory challenges.

See the relevant article as published in Oikonomikos Tachidromos and Energypress.

 


Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas' input in the special editorial of "Lawyer Magazine” on Digital Markets Act

Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas was invited to provide his input in the special editorial of "Lawyer Magazine” on Digital Markets Act (DMA).

The DMA is European Commission’s legislative proposal aiming at creating a safer digital place. Prof. Metaxas highlights the importance of DMA in shaping the EU’s digital future as it provides new effective tools for EU’s competition policy reinforcement, eliminating unfair practices in digital markets.

To read the full editorial click here.


RES Market: Critical recent legislation and changes in photovoltaic investments

Today's front page article drafted by Metaxas & Associates Law Firm in Energypress.gr, with an analysis of the latest important legislative developments in the Renewable Energy Market: " RES Market: The critical recent legislation and the changes that occur in photovoltaic investments".

To read the full article click HERE.


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 energypress.gr.

Click HERE to read the full article.


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.

For more information please check HERE.


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 energypress.gr.

Click HERE to read the full article.