Gus J. Papamichalopoulos at the 23rd National Conference "Energy & Development 2018"

Gus J. Papamichalopoulos, Head of KG Law Firm’s Energy Infrastructure team and Deputy Chairman of IENE - Institute of Energy for South-East Europe, acted as a coordinator of the first session "Energy Markets in Transition" at the 23rd National Conference "Energy & Development 2018" on 22 November 2018. For more information, click here.

KG at the 10th Annual Thessaloniki Tax Forum

Panagiotis Pothos, Head of KG Law Firm's Tax Practice, moderated the very interesting panel on “Justice: a powerful institutional obstacle on tax arbitrariness" at the Thessaloniki Tax Forum on 12 November 2018. The event was organised by the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, click here.  

KG Supported the 3rd SE Europe Hydrocarbons Upstream Workshop

The 3rd SE Europe Hydrocarbons Upstream was the topic of the successful workshop held on 30 – 31 October 2018 by the Institute of Energy for South-East Europe (IENE). The event was attended by professionals and dignitaries from all over the world. For more information, please click here.

Second Call by RAE for RES Tenders

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm discuss the Second Call by RAE for RES Tenders in their latest Energy newsletter. Three months after the conduct of the first round of the RES Tenders, RAE, by virtue of its draft for the Second Call for Tenders, proposed the terms and conditions for three Competitive Procedures for the submission of proposals by renewable power stations. To read the energy newsletter, please click here.

Capital Controls: A New Era in Greece

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm provides an overview on the new decision by the Ministry of Finance lifting certain key restrictions forming part of the Capital Control Measures introduced in June 2015. To find out the changes applying to companies and other businesses, please download the firm's Banking, Finance and Capital Markets newsletter.

INSOL Europe, Annual Congress 2018

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm partner, Konstantinos Issaias, served as panel moderator at INSOL Europe's Annual Congress 2018, which took place in Athens on 4-7 October 2018. As moderator, Konstantinos Issaias successfully guided the topic on “Distressed Assets Sales and Insolvency Legal Tools”. The Athens Congress was attended by over 430 delegates from 36 countries - an all-time high in INSOL Europe’s 37-year history - making it one of the most successful conferences held by the organisation.

Landslide Revisions on the Related Party Transactions Rules

Greek Law 4548/2018 (the "New SAs Law") on the reform of the legislation on the société anonymes ("SAs") significantly amends in its articles 99 to 101 the regime of related party transactions that is currently regulated under the well-known Art. 23a of C.L. 2190/1920. The new regime is based on the following three pillars: (i) transparency, (ii) flexibility and (iii) safeguarding of the interests of the SA and of the minority shareholders, which are echoed through the adoption of the following three (3) new measures on the treatment of the related party transactions: (i) all related party…

KG Law Firm is a Gold Sponsor at the Back-to-Business Dinner

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is proud to announce that it served as Gold Sponsor of the Back-to-Business Dinner on 26 September 2018. The event was organised by the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce to welcome autumn and the new business season and took place in the gardens of the Residence of the British Ambassador.  The Guest of Honour was Mr. George David, OBE, Chairman Emeritus, Coca Cola HBC AG.

Consortium of SNAM S.p.A./Fluxys SA-NV/Enagás Internacional S.L.U

KG Law Firm continues to have the leading role in the transaction advising the consortium members on all aspects of the project vis-a-vis the sellers (i.e. Hellenic Petroleum S.A. and HRADF) as well as for the internal affairs of the members of the Consortium. The firm represented the Consortium in all negotiation and drafting sessions for the finalization of the Transaction Documents in order to reach signing and closing due to the outstanding conditions precedent. KG Law Firm’s team have completed the extensive legal due diligence on DESFA in March 2018 and provided legal opinions on several…

Development of a Land Plot in Sani Area in Kassandra Peninsula

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) promotes the development of a land plot of c. 735,000 m2 in Sani area in Kassandra peninsula. The property lies c. 90 km away from Thessaloniki city center and 75 km from “Macedonia” international airport. It is easily accessible by car, by boat through the “Sani Resort” marina situated 150 m away from the western boundary of the property, by train or by plane, through the infrastructures of Thessaloniki. The proposed development concept includes an 18-hole golf course of international standards, with additional training areas, a luxury…

KG Law Firm at the NPL EUROPE 2018 Conference

KG Law Firm’s partner, Theodore Rakintzis, participated in the NPL EUROPE 2018 Conference on 13-14 September in London, which was organised by SmithNovak. The firm took part in this event along with Baker McKenzie within the framework of the two firms’ long-standing collaboration and their recent synergies in the NPL market. Theodore presented the new enforcement and restructuring framework in Greece and was a commentator in the Transactions panel. The discussion dealt with Greece's up-to-date transactions and pipeline and the NPE reduction plans of Greek banks. 


KG Law Firm advises SEVEN ENERGY AG on all legal issues arising from the RFP of PPC S.A. dated 31 May 2018 in order to become an Eligible Participant. The Megalopoli Divestment Business and the Meliti Divestment Business will be part of the legal due diligence of KG’s team. The firm is presently working on the operational aspects of the Divestment Business with a focus on CO2 emissions and the related regulations. Special due diligence is required to address IED limits and BAT-AEL for the lignite power plants, which is a unique project in the legal industry as the only power plants fired by…