by Dora Zafeiropoulou
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."
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.
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 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, 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.
Metaxas & Associates Law Firm has the privilege to be selected as the national expert for Greece and Cyprus in a new study on the enforcement of State Aid rules and decisions by national courts in EU member-states.
The study, commissioned by DG COMP, is carried out by the European University Institute in collaboration with major European legal networks and research centers. It is based on the expertise of legal firms in EU member-states that are appointed as national experts due to their proven excellent track record and expertise in legal issues related to the study.
The aim of the Study is to provide a comprehensive overview of the enforcement of State Aid rules by national courts for the period 2007-2017. The Study covers all 27 Member States and gathers information regarding the most relevant rulings adopted by national courts on State aid matters at all levels of jurisdiction, from first to last instance courts. It is being carried out in 2018/2019 and is expected to be concluded and published during the course of this year.
by Michalis Mathioulakis
The significant role of arbitration in the energy sector is highlighted in an article published in the Greek press by the ENERGY DPT. team of Metaxas & Associates Law Firm.
In its analysis, we emphasize on the interdependence between the Energy Charter Treaty and EU Law, while pointing out the reasons why the Greek energy market could benefit from more frequent use of arbitration in energy investment disputes.
You can find the article in Greek here: https://energypress.gr/news/i-anagki-axiopoiisis-tis-diaititikis-epilysis-diaforon-ston-tomea-tis-energeias
M&A Law Firm‘s Managing Partner, Professor Dr A. Metaxas, moderated the Energy and Infrastructure Development panel in the prestigious Southeast Europe-Germany Business & Investment Summit in Berlin, on large-scale projects between Germany and SE Europe.
In this highly respected Summit speeches were also delivered by Guy Verhofstadt, Oliver Wittke, the Greek Minister of Energy Mr. Stathakis, representatives from the German and Greek Industry’s Associations, Yannis Stournaras, the Governor of the Bank of Greece, the CEO’s from all four systemic banks of Greece and other high-caliber businesses from Greece and Germany.
Follow moments of this prestigious event in the photos below:
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.