We are happy to announce the new member of the Energy Law Group – Lambadarios Law Firm in Greece.
Lambadarios Law Firm (LLF) includes 31 lawyers, 9 of which are part of the Energy practice group. LLF is ranked in tier 1 for the Energy practice in Legal500. Energy Partners, Yannis Kourniotis and George Panopoulos, are ranked as leading individuals.
LLF Energy practice is among the strongest in Greece, having advised on many of the largest and most high-profile energy transactions and projects in recent years. Drawing on the strength of LLF practices in Utilities, Project Finance, M&A, and Banking & Finance, we advise domestic and international players in Greece’s vibrant energy market on issues ranging from concessions, licensing, and exploration rights to financing and regulatory compliance.
LLF wide-ranging experience of supporting energy companies and their investors and lenders has given LLF team a deep understanding of the dynamics of this increasingly important sector. Greece’s climate makes it a natural home for renewable energy projects, so, as well as advising clients on oil and gas projects, we have been prominent in wind, and solar projects and also in waste-to-energy developments.
The Energy team handles a wide range of energy law issues, both administrative and commercial, focusing on energy project licensing, development and finance, and the wholesale and retail sale of electricity to the benefit of both local and international clients. This work includes advisory, drafting, and negotiating and when disputes arise, litigation and arbitration.
We advise on all stages of tendering, negotiating, and finally closing oil and gas concession agreements with the Greek State, concessions, licenses, development, and operation of oil and gas industries, both downstream and upstream, including advising on financing and mergers and acquisitions.
This expertise, combined with our knowledge of the regulatory frameworks governing the energy sector in Greece, has made us one of the go-to firms for leading energy groups in their inward investment in Greece.
LLF areas of specialization include:
• regulatory and licensing
• project finance
• power purchase agreements
• power plant construction
• renewable energy sources
Lambadarios Law Firm is a leading adviser in the mining and extractive industries sector in Greece, supporting both private-sector and government bodies across a range of challenges from licensing and regulation to M&A and financing.
Our Mining & Metals group comprises experts who advise domestic and international mining companies, development and commercial banks, international financial institutions, and the Greek government. LLF expert team provides advice and transactional support across the full spectrum of sector issues, from licensing, regulation, and financing to M&A, tax, and litigation.
Among our current clients are companies engaged in the extraction and processing of magnesite and bauxite, gold, marble, nickel, and other nonferrous metals both here in Greece and across Europe.
Most recently, LLF advised the Greek Government’s Ministry for the Environment and Energy on the contract negotiations for the €1.9 billion investment by Eldorado Gold to further develop the Kassandra mines in Northern Greece. Lambadarios Law Firm advised the government in complex concession, licensing, and environmental discussions to complete one of the largest-ever foreign direct investments into Greece.
Yannis Kourniotis, Partner