NEWSFLASH: Metaxas & Associates Law Firm awarded as Top-Tier Firm by Legal 500 EMEA 2020


Following the top rankings in Chambers Europe 2020, we are pleased to announce that Metaxas & Associates Law Firm has been awarded as Top-Tier Law Firm in Energy by the Legal 500 EMEA 2020 Guide in the rankings officially published on April 15th for Europe and Greece.

Our Firm has been ranked for a third consecutive year on the top position of the prestigious Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) rankings that for the last 33 years has been providing a well-respected annually updated, impartial, third-party opinion on the leading law firms and lawyers in countries across the region. The EMEA Guide provides researched coverage of 88 countries and over 2.700 ranked law firms. This research is conducted annually, providing a detailed qualitative assessment of various factors including work conducted by law firms over the past 12 months, the experience and depth of teams, specializations and ancillary services, and, most importantly, the opinions of each law firms’ clients.

In its analysis, the EMEA 2020 edition acknowledges that Metaxas & Associates Law Firm is a top legal firm for energy, highlighting that M&A Law Firm is noted for its ‘profound expertise in the EU regulatory framework’ and its top quality legal services to clients covering practically the whole of the Greek Energy Market.

The report also underscores that:

“Managing Partner Antonis Metaxas, who has a ‘rare combination of professional and academic knowledge’, oversees the Energy Department of the Firm alongside Efstathios Kakounis, who is praised for his ‘excellent counseling on complex energy issues’. The team also handles development, project financing, legislative compliance, competition and contentious matters, with experience appearing before the Regulatory Authority for Energy, the European Commission, and EU Courts. The practice was recently bolstered by the arrival of Ioannis Floros, who joined from the position as chief legal counsel to the Minister of Finance”.

Furthermore, the Guide highlights that:

“Metaxas & Associates Law Firm is ‘widely known in the Greek legal market for its profound expertise and quality in EU law and competition’. The group represents clients in abuse of dominance cases and claims of anti-competitive behaviour and state aid cases. It also handles the formation of state aid law schemes, compliance issues, and antitrust work and acts in HCC proceedings. The practice also has an ‘excellent’ reputation in the energy sector. The department is jointly headed by Prof. Antonis Metaxas and Ioannis Floros, who is considered as ‘a top-quality expert in EU law’.

Current rankings and online information are provided in the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2020 edition, which was announced on April 15, 2020. Managing Partner, Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas, is ranked as “Leading Individual” both in Energy and EU/Competition Law, while Stathis Kakounis and Ioannis Floros are ranked as “Next Generation Partners” in Energy and EU/Competition Law respectively.


Selected Testimonials from clients include following remarks:

 ‘High skills and deep knowledge. Commitment to results. Productive thinking.’

  It should be mentioned that their level is closer to European standards rather than typical Greek, while Professor Metaxas’s impressive expertise in energy regulation has been valuable for our needs. I find that his academic background made the difference concerning the depth of consultation we received from them.’


In this vein, we would like to warmly thank our clients for their continuous support and contribution both to Legal 500’s and Chambers’ Europe 2020 research and reviews. Our Firm’s top rankings confirm the distinguished level of client service and scientific specialization we offer, which is the core priority for all of us at M&A Law Firm.