Energy, Natural Resources & Utilities

Our Latest Achievements


The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms Our firm has been recommended by The Legal 500, 2017 edition in Dispute Resolution/Arbitration

The Legal 500, 2017 notes:

“Alexander Vassardanis & Partners is a ‘top choice’ for disputes, and is commended for its expertise in international arbitration. Managing partner Aphrodite Vassardani impresses with her ‘depth of legal knowledge’.”

 
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms Our firm has been recommended by The Legal 500, 2017 edition in Energy

The Legal 500, 2017 notes:

“Alexander Vassardanis & Partners advises on domestic and international energy projects. Its expertise spans utilities, renewables, and oil and gas. Team head Aphrodite Vassardani ‘impresses with the depth of her knowledge’ and has ‘extensive experience in the energy sector’.”

 
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms Aphrodite Vassardani is recommended by The Legal 500, 2017 edition in Dispute Resolution/Arbitration and Energy.

The Legal 500, 2017 notes:

“Managing partner Aphrodite Vassardani impresses with her ‘depth of legal knowledge’ and has ‘extensive experience in the energy sector’.”

 
Chambers and Partners Chambers & Partners 2017 recognizes A. Vassardanis & Partners in Energy sector.
 
Who's Who Legal We are delighted to announce that our Managing Partner Aphrodite Vassardani has been selected by GAR’s independent research process as being among the world’s leading arbitration specialists in the arbitration community aged under 45 and she features in the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Legal Arbitration-Future Leaders.
 
Who's Who Legal We are delighted to announce that our Managing Partner Aphrodite Vassardani is also included in the list of the world’s foremost arbitration practitioners in the 2017 edition of 2017 edition of Who's Who Legal Arbitration.
 
Who's Who Legal We are delighted to announce that our Managing Partner Aphrodite Vassardani has been selected as being among the world's leading Construction lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2017.
 
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms Our firm has been recommended by The Legal 500, 2016 edition in Dispute Resolution/Arbitration

The Legal 500, 2016 notes:

“Alexander Vassardanis & Partners has ‘strong’ arbitration expertise.”

 
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms Our firm has been recommended by The Legal 500, 2016 edition in Energy

The Legal 500, 2016 notes:

“…the team at Alexander Vassardanis & Partners has advised on a range of high-value energy projects.”

 
Chambers and Partners Chambers & Partners 2016 recognizes A. Vassardanis & Partners in Energy sector.
 
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms
Aphrodite Vassardani is recommended by The Legal 500, 2016 edition in Dispute Resolution/Arbitration and Energy.

The Legal 500, 2016 notes:

That she is a “fantastic” lawyer who “heads the team at Alexander Vassardanis & Partners, which has advised on a range of high-value energy projects.”

 
Expert Guides We are delighted to announce that The Euromoney Expert Guide names our Managing Partner Aphrodite Vassardani as an expert in commercial arbitration in Greece.
 

Our Experience

The firm's energy practice possesses deep-rooted expertise in energy, natural resources and utilities and has acted on a substantial number of high-profile projects both in Greece and abroad. Our work in the energy sector includes advising on the establishment of companies, issuance of licenses/permits, construction projects, financing, contract administration, defense-pricing, dispute resolution and the settling of claims.

We have also provided insightful advice on feasibility studies for energy projects and on the creation of legal frameworks within the energy sector. We have in particular collaborated with two other firms on a law reform project concerning concession contracts in the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). The project was carried out within the framework of the European Union Phare Programme entitled "Investment Options in the Energy Sector".

The firm's team has represented foreign companies selling power and gas in Greece and companies entering the Greek oil market. Further, we have been involved in all of the major gas projects that have been carried out in Greece.

Oil & Gas

We counsel our clients through all stages of the oil & gas production process, including the exploration, production, transportation, storage, sales, trading and the development of processing facilities.

We have notably been involved in:

  • The vast majority of the oil/natural gas power plants of Public Power Corporation (PPC) built in Greece in the last four decades
  • The Oil Pipeline from Scopje (FYROM) to Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • The Refinery of Motor Oil in Corinth and the expansion of the Hellenic Petroleum refinery into the Aspropyrgos plant
  • The Oil Terminal at Giurgiulesti in Moldova, which was financed by the "European Bank for Reconstruction and Development" and a syndicate of Greek Banks
  • The Main Pipeline of natural gas from the Greek-Bulgarian border to Attica constructed for Public Gas Corporation (DEPA)
  • All the Natural Gas High Pressure Branches of the above Main Pipeline
  • The Petrochemical Complex No 1 (one of the largest in the world) in Basra, Iraq, which was subcontracted to our client as a general subcontractor by the consortium Lummus (U.S.A.) - Thyssen (Germany)
  • The LNG Station on the island of Revithoussa near the Port of Piraeus constructed for the Public Gas Corporation (DEPA)
  • The sole Polypropylene Plant of Hellenic Petroleum in Thessaloniki
  • A refinery project in the Balkans
  • A project involving an oil pipeline operation company
  • Advising construction companies in major oil and gas projects in North Africa
  • Many energy projects in Saudi Arabia, Libya, Egypt, UAE and Belgium

Renewables

We handle all types of renewable energy projects, including wind, solar, hydroelectric and waste-to-energy. We have notably been involved in:

  • Numerous hydroelectric plants built for the Public Power Corporation
  • A portfolio of wind parks acquired by a world leader company
  • A big wind park sold by the Greek subsidiary of an international company
  • A portfolio of solar parks acquired by a foreign company
  • One of the largest photovoltaic parks in Greece
  • Several solar projects

Utilities

We have handled numerous assignments relating to the construction of power plants.

Indicative cases of our track record

  • The vast majority of the lignite plants of Public Power Corporation (PPC) built in Greece in the last four decades
  • Numerous power substations constructed both for Public Power Corporation (PPC) and private parties (four of them within the framework of a project for the Athens Olympic Games of 2004)
  • The power plants in Greece, namely the natural gas power plant of Hellenic Petroleum in Thessaloniki and the natural gas power plant of GEK/TERNA group in Viotia