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Energy Law

ENERGY LAW

1. The progressive globalization of the energy sector has made energy law one of the most important parts of today’s legal landscape. In general the practice of energy law on the one hand may include contracts for siting, extraction, licenses for the acquisition, on the other hand may trace the fields of ownership rights in oil and gas both under the soil before discovery and after its capture, as well as adjudication regarding those rights.

3. Greece is currently emerging as a key player in the transportation of energy from East to West through pipeline projects, electricity grid interconnectivity and alternative means of ensuring security of supply through offshore reserves (e.g. LNG terminals). Due to its climate conditions (Greece enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine—or 3,000 hours of sun—a year, and has a strong wind capacity), the country possesses significant untapped generation potential –particularly in renewables – which can enhance the EU energy mix[1].

3. Our firm has a thorough understanding and a strong academic background, so as to cope with the complexity of issues arising in relation with the commercial, technical, strategic, geographical and political factors that affect these industries, inasmuch the concerns about business and innate risks whilst practicing. Furthermore our lawyers possess considerable experience in energy litigation and arbitration.

4. Currently we are advising one of the regulatory bodies of the energy sector in Greece. We further advise our clients in matters related to renewable energy projects (wind, solar-thermal, biomass, small hydro, geothermal) and in the aforesaid context we provide legal support regarding the applicable legal framework. In addition our firm has extensive experience in the preparation and drafting of energy contracts.