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Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

28 DIMITRIOU SOUTSOU STR, 115 21 ATHENS, GREECE
Tel:
Work +30 210 817 1500
Email:
Web:
www.kglawfirm.gr
Athens, Thessaloniki

Gus Papamichalopoulos

Tel:
Work +30 210 817 1570
Email:
Web:
www.kglawfirm.gr/person/18/gus-j-papamichalopoulos
Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Work Department

Energy and Infrastructure

Position

Partner

Career

Gus heads the Energy and Infrastructure department. His main area of expertise focuses on the energy industry (electricity, renewables and oil & gas) and his capacity as a business lawyer covers all related practice areas (e.g. M&A, Project Finance, EPCs, energy market regulations, etc.).

Due to the complexity of the issues associated with the energy market regulations he advises on major regulatory issues of the electricity and gas market, including oil & gas. Key international energy companies investing in Greece mandate Gus in the early stages of their investment program for the implementation of important energy projects (infrastructure projects such as, oil and gas investments, licensing and development of gas pipelines, CCGT power generation plants, wind parks, gas distribution networks, gas interconnection systems, etc.).

Another major element of his practice is the public sector-privatization projects for which he is regularly mandated by both the Greek State and the private sector (e.g. privatization of State owned companies in the energy sector, drafting and negotiating concession agreements related to major infrastructure projects and public private partnerships, etc.). Project finance is a strong section of his practice, since major local financial and credit institutions and private equity funds are instructing the team for the financing of energy infrastructure projects. 

Gus acts as the Vice Chairman of the Institute of Energy of South East Europe (IENE) (www.iene.eu) which has a dynamic presence in the region of south east Europe promoting the cooperation of institutions and serving as a forum for experts and professionals in the energy sector. Gus also acts as co-chair of SEE LEGAL Group (www.seelegal.org) and heads the Energy Infrastructure Practice Group of SEE LEGAL. Gus is also a founding member and a non-executive Director of the Energy Center of Europe (ECE) established in Vienna.

Gus also serves as one of the managing partners of KG.

Languages

English and Greek

Member

  • Member of the American Bar Association (1998)
  • Member of the Athens Bar Association (1991)
  • Member of the International Bar Association (1995)
  • Member of the Institute of Energy of South East Europe – IENE

Education

Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (LL.B)


Greece

Energy

Within: Leading individuals

Gus Papamichalopoulos - Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Within: Energy

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.

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Projects and privatisation

Within: Projects and privatisation

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm¬†is a top choice for major energy and infrastructure projects, and its sector-led expertise has also put it in good stead for related privatisations. Notably, it is advising the consortium of preferred bidders on the ‚ā¨535m privatisation of DESFA, which operates Greece's gas distribution network. Other key clients include ABO Wind, Repsol Exploracion, and State Grid Corporation of China.¬†Gus Papamichalopoulos¬†and¬†Elisabeth Eleftheriades¬†jointly lead the team.

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