Gus Papamichalopoulos

Gus-Papamichalopoulos-ieneDeputy Chairman of IENE and Partner of Kyriakides Georgopoulos (KG) Law Firm, Greece

Gus heads the Energy and Infrastructure department. His main area of expertise focuses on the energy industry. He has been involved in the liberalization of the Greek electricity market and gas market.

Due to the complexity of the issues associated with the electricity market regulations he advises on major regulatory issues of the electricity and gas market, including renewable sector. As a business lawyer focusing on the energy sector, key international energy companies investing in Greece have mandated 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, establishing power generation plants, wind parks, low pressure gas distribution networks, etc).

Another element of his practice is the public sector-privatization projects for which he has acted for both the Greek State and the private sector (e.g. privatization of State owned companies, concession agreements, public private partnerships relating to parking stations, toll roads, 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 also serves as one of the managing partners of KGDI and has acted as co-chair of SEE LEGAL Group for 2 years.