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Bernitsas Law is an ever-present feature on the domestic energy market, and is regularly involved in its largest transactions and projects. Recent highlights include advising the successful consortium on the purchase of a 66% stake in DESFA from HRADF and Hellenic Petroleum. On the projects side, the firm advised Gastrade on developing the Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System Project. Yannis Seiradakis leads the practice, and Panayotis Bernitsas also enjoys an excellent reputation. Former practice head Yannis Kourniotis left the firm.

Karatzas & Partners is a 'top-tier law firm with extensive experience in energy projects'. The practice is led by Christina Faitakis and Alexandros Metallinos ('a brilliant and sharp legal mind with a deep knowledge of almost every legal field'). The firm remains local counsel to the €3bn Trans Adriatic Pipeline project, while on the lender side, it recently advised National Bank of Greece on the €52m financing of four wind parks constructed by Eltech Anemosin.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm 'covers a wide spectrum of expertise and is always available for the exchange of comments and ideas'. The 'professional and hardworking' team is led by the 'very experienced' Gus Papamichalopoulos, who has 'a great deal of initiative and problem-solving skills'. Recently, the team advised a consortium of Italian, Spanish and Belgian investors on the bid for a stake in of DESFA. The firm is also advising Repsol on the sale of a 60% stake in the operation of an onshore block in Aitolokarnania. Projects head Elisabeth Eleftheriades , Ioanna Antonopoulou, and corporate partner Evi Dimitropoulou are all active in this area.

Metaxas & Associates Law Firm offers 'excellent service' and a 'high level of energy law knowledge across the board'. Managing partner Antonis Metaxas 'demonstrates impressive knowledge of energy law', while Efstathios Kakounis is 'an excellent attorney and very effective in his work'. The firm, which is especially recommended for its regulatory expertise, has built up a great track record advising industrial consumers in disputes, some of which concerning the alleged monopolistic position of the Public Power Corporation.

Norton Rose Fulbright has 'vast experience in the sector and an ability to follow up all developments'. Clients also appreciate the team's 'outstanding due diligence work' and how it 'proactively informs clients on legal developments not yet on their radars'. Practice head Dimitris Assimakis is 'acknowledged in the market as one of the best for energy project finance'. The firm is especially noted for its advice to lenders.

Zepos & Yannopoulos offers a blend of regulatory, transactional and projects expertise across oil, gas and electricity. In addition, on the contentious, front the firm is representing DEPA several arbitrations, including three against electricity producers, and a fourth regarding gas supply contracts. Anastasia Makri leads the team, following the departure of Marina Kolia, who is now in-house at Mondelēz.

Dryllerakis & Associates has a high-quality practice that, in addition to transactional and projects work, also covers significant regulatory and contentious issues. The team, which is led by Emmanuel Dryllerakis and includes Cleomenis Yannikas, acts for several major clients, including Hellenic Petroleum, Systems Sunlight and Larco.

Fortsakis, Diakopoulos, Mylonogiannis & Associates Law Firm shows 'excellent knowledge of the local energy industry, including institutional, tax and market issues'. Dimitris Diakopoulos and Theodore Fortsakis  have a 'deep scientific background and excellent knowledge of the details of each case'. The firm is advising EPA Attica on a dispute concerning the imposition of fees for its use of publicly-owned land to construct a gas distribution network.

Kelemenis & Co has developed an excellent reputation for regulatory advice to major clients in the renewables, power and hydrocarbons sectors. Yannis Kelemenis has a very good standing in the market.

KLC Law Firm 'makes clients comfortable that complex technical issues will be dealt with by people with in-depth knowledge of the specific area of law'. Thomas Lamnidis leads the high-quality team, which recently advised HRADF on its disposal of a controlling stake in Hellenic Petroleum. Other clients include Terna Group, DEPA, Edison Group and Phoenix Solar.

Koutalidis Law Firm has a sterling track record advising on energy-related transactions and infrastructure projects. It also has strong expertise in privatisation deals as well as disputes. Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis are both active in this sector.

Lambadarios Law Firm is credited for its 'excellent collaboration and skills' and for 'having in mind the best interest of the client as if it was an in-house team'. An already-strong team was boosted by the recruitment of Yannis Kourniotis. Clients rate the team heads Constantinos Lambadarios and George Panopoulos, who has 'great experience in the energy sector'. Volterra is a major client - the firm has advised it on several wind farm projects throughout Greece.

PotamitisVekris Law Firm provides a 'fast and to-the-point' service to its mix of lender and developer clients. A major highlight was advising EuroAsia Interconnector project promoter, which aims build the world's longest submarine cable to connect the electricity grids of Greece, Cyprus and Israel. The firm also represented Zorlu Energy on a tender by PPC Renewables for the co-development of four geothermal fields in Greece. The 'experienced and prompt' Euripides Ioannou leads the team.

Watson Farley & Williams – Greek Branch has an excellent track record of advising on energy projects, particularly in the renewables sector. Recently, it advised Themeli-Perganti Akarnanikon on the €50m financing and development of a 42MW project in Western Greece. Virginia Murray is highly recommended.

Alexander Vassardanis & Partners offers 'the highest standards of professionalism' and is praised for its 'in-depth knowledge of energy law'. Lead partner Aphrodite Vassardani is 'an outstanding lawyer with extensive experience in energy projects'. The firm has especially good experience advising on power projects in Greece and the Middle East.

Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners stands out for its disputes experience, where it has been involved in several significant energy-related arbitrations. Ioannis Vassardanis leads the team whose clients include Asea Brown Boveri and J&P Avax.

Moussas & Partners Attorneys at Law has plenty of experience on the disputes and regulatory front. It has recently advised major gas users, such as Mytilineos Holdings on its dispute with DEPA regarding gas supply contracts. Nicholas Moussas enjoys a strong reputation.

Papapolitis & Papapolitis stands out for its transactional credentials, having advised on several major buyouts in the past year. The largest was Fortress Credit Corp's multi-million Euro acquisition of a 1GW wind farm portfolio from the Libra Group. Nicholas Papapolitis is very well regarded.

Evangelos Politis leads the well-regarded team at Politis & Partners, which represents clients on inbound and outbound renewables investments. The firm recently advised Eurobank on the €20m refinancing of a wind farm portfolio controlled by the Mytilineos Group.

Rokas Law Firm is praised for its 'deep knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework' and 'excellent cooperation'. The firm advises an impressive range of public and private sector clients on regulatory, disputes and transactional matters. Mira Todorovic Symeonides leads the team.

Sarantitis has been active on the regulatory front, as demonstrated by its advice to the European Commission's directorate-general for energy on the regulatory frameworks of European jurisdictions including Greece. Other clients include the Union of Greek Electricity Traders and EDL Hellas. Theodora Monochartzis leads the team.

Your Legal Partners has developed a good reputation for disputes and regulatory matters. Katerina Politopoulou is one of the main partner contacts.

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