Event information

Date: Wed 29 May 2024 Time: 8.15am-3.30pm Venue: KING GEORGE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, ATHENS, 3 Vasileos Georgiou A, Pl., Sintagmatos Str, Athens, 105 64

The Legal 500 proudly announces the regular edition of the GC Summit: Greece 2024, set to unfold in the historic city of Athens. This pioneering event is dedicated to showcasing Greece’s global influence in the legal realm. Delve into invaluable insights on how general counsel and senior in-house legal minds adeptly navigate the intricate landscape of legal and business challenges confronting both domestic and international enterprises.

In collaboration with our partners Andersen Legal, AKL Law, Lamnidis Law, JPA Law, Katarzas & Partners and Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, the summit promises a compelling series of panel sessions. These sessions delve deep into a diverse array of cutting-edge topics, focusing on the intersection between national and international issues. Expect discussions on the implications of Brexit, the pivotal role of the Greek energy sector, the intricate technicalities of M&A transactions, and the nuances of employment law.

Backed by the profound expertise of our speakers, the GC Summit Greece 2024 is set to deliver practical, hands-on guidance tailored to the unique needs of in-house counsel. This conference is not to be missed—an indispensable opportunity for Greece-based in-house counsel aiming to propel their professional development to unprecedented heights. Seize the chance to connect with industry peers, gain valuable knowledge, and equip yourself with the tools needed to thrive in today’s dynamic legal environment.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your legal expertise and network with the best in the field.


08:30am – 09:00am Registration and welcome

09:00am – 09:10am Opening remarks

  • Sara Maggi, deputy editor, GC Powerlist Series, The Legal 500

09:10am – 10:00am Panel 1 presented by Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership

  • Maria Rigaki, partner, Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership

10:00am- 10:50am Decoding the AI Regulation in the Digital Age and Beyond

  • Dr. Themistoklis Giannakopoulos, partner, Andersen Legal – Pistiolis – Triantafyllos & Associates Law Firm

10:50am – 11:10am Coffee break

11:10am – 12:00pm Brexit seven years on! How is “London Law” now perceived internationally?

This panel discussion will delve into the perception of ‘London Law’, seven years post-Brexit.Expert speakers will offer insights on London’s evolving appeal as a legal hub, recognition of the UK judgments abroad, regulatory frameworks, and implications for international business, drawing from practical use cases. The session will also discuss changes in London’s attractiveness for international clients, Brexit’s impact on the UK judgments enforcement globally, regulatory framework disparities pre- and post-Brexit, and the ensuing challenges and opportunities for Greek legal practitioners and firms.

  • Altaf Kara, CEO, JPA International Legal Services

12:00pm – 12:50pm Panel 4 by Karatzas & Partners

12:50pm – 13:50pm Lunch

13:50pm – 14:40pm Panel 5 by AKL Law Firm

14:40pm – 15:30pm Exploring the Greek energy sector and multi-country energy investments

  • Thomas Lamnidis, partner, LAMNIDIS LAW

15:30pm – 16:30pm Drink and canapes


Sara Maggi, deputy editor, GC Powerlist Series, The Legal 500

Sara Maggi joined The Legal 500’s editorial team, specialising on the in-house legal community, in 2022; since then, she has led the research for several editions of the GC Powerlist Series, aimed at highlighting the expertise of in-house counsel worldwide.

In researching for the GC Powerlist Series, Sara has had the opportunity to interview a large number of globally acclaimed general counsel, chief legal officers, and heads of legal using English, Italian and Spanish. Sara’s passion and interest in corporate governance have allowed for conversations, reports and write-ups concerning hot topics in the area such as ESG, legal tech, diversity and inclusion and changes to the role of general counsel in years to come.

Sara holds a BA from the University of Westminster and an LLM in International Corporate Governance from the University of Law in the United Kingdom. She was a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2022.

Thomas Lamnidis, partner, LAMNIDIS LAW

Thomas Lamnidis is a lawyer with 39 years of international experience in various fields of expertise in large-scale energy, transport and infrastructure, privatisation and investment projects in Europe, Southeast Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. More than 25 years of his professional path he has been managing international energy and transport infrastructure projects. Owing to his past experience, he has accumulated an extensive experience in negotiations and bilateral and multilateral interstate agreements on highest political levels focused on energy and transport. Mr. Lamnidis acted as legal advisor of the European Commission during the conceptualisation, creation, development and implementation of the INOGATE Umbrella Agreement based on the Energy Charter Treaty principles and has assisted the transition countries in the development of the legislative reforms in the oil, gas and electricity sectors and the institutionalization of their respective legal regime.
Mr. Lamnidis has served as a legal advisor, project director and legal key expert in numerous international funded projects of European Commission, World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, as well as the Greek State furnishing them tailored made legal solutions fully aligned with objectives of each project.
Apart of extensive expertise of the EU energy landscape and regulatory framework, he possesses in-depth knowledge of the Greek energy market, including its legislative and policy developments, the licensing framework, as well as the practical knowledge of all the obstacles that could arise and the means of overcoming them.
His key qualifications among others include preparation and drafting of secondary legislation required for operational permits for electricity, heating, oil and gas and RES; drafting of legal documents for power projects in Greece and abroad; legal assessment on energy transactional documents; conformity check of various national energy laws with the EU Acquis on oil and gas, electricity and RES; legal support for financing of energy projects. Dispute resolution of several energy, investment and transport projects in Europe and Asia.

Maria Rigaki, partner, Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership

Altaf Kara, CEO, JPA International Legal Services

Altaf is an international corporate and commercial solicitor with a solid history of success as general counsel, company secretary, risk and compliance director and chief executive officer. Having worked with private and public corporations, private equity and family-owned businesses, Altaf brings a wealth of diverse experience, knowledge and learning to protect his clients’ interests with his skills in interpreting legal and compliance requirements for fit-for-purpose application by business.

Dr. Themistoklis Giannakopoulos, partner, Andersen Legal - Pistiolis - Triantafyllos & Associates Law Firm

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