Energy Law – Energy Arbitration
Metaxas & Associates is regarded in Greece one of or perhaps the leading law firm in energy matters, offering a full range of legal services for clients ranging from multinationals to start-ups, institutions and public authorities operating in the electricity, oil and gas markets.
The energy and infrastructures sector in Greece face increasing demands and pressures from all angles, both from the European Union and State government, from regulators, customers and shareholders. In response to the highly specialized needs of this fast-moving industry, our firm’s dedicated Energy practice boasts sector–specific knowledge and commercial credibility, providing clients with strategic advice on both transactional and regulatory issues.
We offer advice on the development, project financing and construction of energy projects; legal assistance during the licensing procedure and possible transactions involved; acquisitions and dispositions of companies active in the energy market; legislative compliance and competition issues.
The legal services offered, cover consultancy, arbitration, litigation as well as representation before the national courts, the regulatory authorities including the Hellenic Competition Commission, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, the European Commission and EU courts.
Among our clients, we count the vast majority of renewable energy producers, active in Greece, multinational groups and institutional investors active in the Greek RES market, a great number of major industrial clients –especially in relation to legal support for energy-related legal disputes– as well as major independent energy producers and electricity traders.
Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute
Given our firm’s expertise in energy focused cases, and acknowledging the need for a regulated energy market, we have taken the initiative to launch the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute (H.E.R.I. – www.energy-regulation.eu). The Institute was established as an open scientific forum where experts and professionals interested in energy regulation have the opportunity to elaborate on interdisciplinary energy issues.
The Institute’s main objective is to conduct research and provide information on Greek and European Energy Law and Regulation issues, not only from a legal but also, from a multidisciplinary point of view. Furthermore, the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute intends to encourage and facilitate an open dialogue between energy professionals and people active (or interested) in the energy industry, in order to share knowledge on the relevant national and European legal framework. Our aim is to critically observe the enforcement of energy law in both EU and national level, while keeping track of important recent developments and trends in this area.