Energy and Environment
 
 
In the field of Energy and Environment, our Firm has grown rapidly in the last five years and provides a global range of activities and consultation advising on all aspects of the energy related projects with particular emphasis on the renewable energy field (solar, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal) with great success to local and international investors.


      
We particularly cover all issues of the regulatory framework, compliance and project finance related legal work and transactions and we have been actively involved in many cross-border energy projects of national importance. We are proud to note that we were of the leading law firms in Greece that we provided full and comprehensive services on the solar energy projects at the very early stage of the then new law 3468/2006 RES legislation and we then went on rapidly during the forthcoming years.

Our Expertise

• Providing on-going advice on the existing energy regulatory framework
• Advising on the transfer of permits and licenses in the RES projects
• Incorporation of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) for all energy purposes
• Filing, processing, licensing and undertaking the preparation works (dossier) before the competent
   Energy Regulatory Authority (RAE) the competent Ministry of Environment and the Competition Commission
• Monitoring the relevant lease, purchase land transactions for the operation of the energy projects
• Negotiation and drafting of EPC contracts
• Negotiation and drafting of joint venture energy projects, contracts and sub contracts and power purchase agreements
• Effecting the appropriate legal due diligence reviews of the permits and licences for projects at any stage
   of their maturity from both a national and European point of view
• Providing legal services for grants, financial incentives and the related project finance schemes with major
   Greek or foreign banks, foreign funds and private financial institutions
• Litigation in connection with energy related disputes and failure to comply with the licensing procedures
• Advising on forest protection issues, participating in the relevant committee for the forestry disputes
   with particular emphasis on the (de) characterization of a territory as a forest territory
• Advising on solid waste management, recycling and energy production from biomass projects through
   Public Private Partnerships in various parts of Greece and participating in the
   relevant tendering proceedings in all phases
• Advising on water desalination concession projects in Greece and Cyprus
• Advising on landfills plants operation & maintenance


Our Experience

• Effecting the corporate structure, advising, monitoring and completing the licensing procedure deal of € 800M for a major
   USA / English Group for the installation of 168MW solar (photovoltaic) parks all over Greece
• Participating jointly with a leading English law firm for the buying out by a USA / English corporation
   of a major foreign company in the PV sector
• Securing land sites for a foreign energy group of 4.000 acres in Thessaly, Greece for the installation
   of 60MW solar (photovoltaic) parks
• Advising, effecting and making available the due diligence process deal of € 250M for a major
   Greek energy company for the acquisition of 121MW wind parks in North Greece
• Advising, monitoring and completing the licensing procedure for a Greek RES energy leader for the
   installation of 48x80KW pieces of photovoltaic parks in Crete
• Advising and monitoring the project finance procedure in connection with the installation of
   174MW wind parks in Evia, Greece for a major Greek joint venture corporation
• Advising, monitoring and completing the licensing procedure and the due diligence report, in
   respect to a Canadian energy company investment in the geothermal field
• Monitoring and finalizing the licensing procedure for the installation of 34MW, 20MW, 15x100KW respectively,
   solar parks in Greece for a major player in the Greek RES project market
• Preparing the due diligence report for 14MW in Italy and 25MW solar in Bulgaria representing
   a major player in the Greek RES project market in co-operation with local solicitors
• Advising a major Greek – Italian joint venture corporation with the Greek Public Gas Petroleum (DESFA) for the
   construction of a pipeline Advising a listed company in connection with the sale of its wind portfolio
• Advising a major Greek corporation on a concession agreement for a solid waste treatment plant in North Greece

 
 
GERASSIMOU & PARTNERS LAW OFFICES
14 Mavrokordatou Street
185 38 Piraeus, Greece
t.: + 30 210 42 85 722
f.: + 30 210 42 85 659
e: info@gerassimou.gr