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Work +30 210 360 7811
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www.koutalidis.gr

Evangelos Courakis

Tel:
Work +30 210 360 7811
Email:
Koutalidis Law Firm

Work Department

Energy, Dispute Resolution.

Position

Partner. Energy law with specialization in renewable energy projects (legal aspects of project licensing, land acquisition, EPC drafting and negotiation and project development). Arbitration and Litigation. Employment law (executive contracts) and privatizations. Commercial contracts and settlement agreements.

Career

Relevant client / cases include: China Development Bank (financing of numerous PV Projects - review of such projects); Sunpower (licensing of more than 200MW of greenfield PV projects); NurMOH (licensing of the first solar thermal plant in Greece); Endesa Europa (participation to JV for 3 CCGT plants with total expected capacity of 1146MW); Rokas SA (acquisition of majority stake in major RES projects owner); RF Energy (negotiation of numerous EPC contracts with Vestas); Suzlon Wind (disputes with Greek manufacturer); Sofregaz (arbitration against the Greek Gas Operator); Acquisition by investors of entity participating to more than 17 RES Projects with total planned capacity over 700MW; Publications: Co-contributor in the book "Energy Law and Regulation in the EU" (Sweet & Maxwell - chapter of Greece for 2004). Numerous publications on matters of corporate law.

Languages

Greek, English, French, German.

Member

Athens Bar Association. Association of Commercial Law Specialists. Lawyer before the Court of Appeals.

Education

LL.M., University of Cambridge. LL.B. and B.Phil., University of Athens.


Greece

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The ‘highly regarded’ team at Koutalidis Law Firm is active across finance, energy, construction and commercial disputes. It continues to advise a major Cypriot bank (in administration) in a case against a number of Greek entrepreneurs, and is advising Intrasoft International on several contentious matters. Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis head the team.

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Employment

Within: Employment

Koutalidis Law Firm advised R&R Ice Cream on the employment aspects of its joint venture with Nestlé’s to merge their ice cream businesses. Vetropack Holding, Fraport Greece and Quantum Pharma are also clients. Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis are key contacts.

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Energy

Within: Energy

Koutalidis Law Firm advised the Hellenic Republic Assets Development Fund on the privatisation of DEPA’s wholly owned subsidiary DESFA. Suzlon Energy and China Yangtze Power are also clients. Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis head the department.

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