Gus is with the Energy and Infrastructure department of the firm. His main area of practice focuses on the energy industry and as a corporate-business lawyer he provides corporate, commercial, transactional and regulatory advice to multinational clients in the energy sector.
Due to the complexity of the issues associated with the energy market regulations he is advising on regulatory issues of the electricity and gas market, including oil & gas. Gus is mandated by key international energy companies investing in Greece in the early stages of their investment program for the implementation of important 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.).
Gus has a strong track record as to public sector-privatization projects for which he is regularly mandated by the private sector. Energy financing is a strong practice and leading financial institutions, as well as a variety of local banks and private equity funds in their many roles as lenders, arrangers, issuers of letters of credit and as investors, are instructing the team.
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. He is also a founding member and a non-executive Director of the Energy Center of Europe (ECE) which promotes the cooperation of institutions/organizations in the energy sector and is a venue for experts and professionals active in the energy sector.
Gus also serves as Chairman of the firm’s Management Committee.
‘Gus Papamichalopoulos is an excellent lawyer and professional, highly collaborative and great in addressing business needs with sound legal advice.’ while another adds that he is ‘client centric and cares about the work product of his team.’
The Legal 500, 2023