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4 VALAORITOU STREET, 106 71 ATHENS, GREECE
Tel:
Work +30 210 360 7811
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Fax +30 210 360 0069
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Web:
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

Koutalidis Law Firm¬†has 'one of the best teams in Athens for international arbitration' where the 'research is always exhaustive¬†and¬†meticulous when considering the facts of the case'. Practice head¬†Gregory Logothetis¬†'consistently delivers excellent results'. The recently promoted¬†Ioannis Kaptanis¬†is 'very knowledgeable on civil law matters', while¬†George Naskaris¬†is 'very diligent and knowledgeable of the intricacies of Greek tax law'. Recent highlights include advising Cyprus Popular Bank, which is in administration, on a ‚ā¨3.79bn global injunction against several Greek entrepreneurs. Other clients include Invensys, Fraport, and Crete Golf.¬†Evangelos Courakis¬†is also recommended.

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Employment

Within: Employment

Koutalidis Law Firm is recommended for its advisory and litigation expertise. The firm's heavy corporate workload also ensures a considerable flow of transaction support work. Dispute resolution partners Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis are the main contacts.

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Energy

Within: Energy

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.

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