Vera Alexandropoulou is a graduate of the Law Faculty of the University of Athens and has completed postgraduate studies at the University of Heidelberg and Harvard University.
She was admitted to the Greek (Piraeus) Bar Association in 1998 and qualified as a UK Solicitor in 2004. Vera has worked for the Harvard Business School, a major shipping law firm in New York, Norton Rose, and is general counsel at the Piraeus Port Authority. She established Alexandropoulou Law Firm in 2005. Vera has acquired a significant experience in sectors including commercial and corporate law, energy, banking and finance and real estate. Vera is involved as Chief Legal Officer with various institutions and associations mainly in the field of energy, business and fund structures. Vera is the author of codification of Greek renewable energy and natural gas legislation, and has published articles on Greek ship finance, Greek listed funds and environmental issues. She is fluent in Greek, English, French, German and Spanish and understands Chinese.
Energy & Natural Resources:
Renewable energy (wind farms, photovoltaic plants, hydroelectric projects, biomass,) is increasingly at the forefront of investors’ interest, particularly in Greece. The renewable energy sector though, is highly regulated and requires extensive knowledge.
The firm provides advice on the legal and regulatory framework as well as the commercial legal issues of projects. We undertake legal work from the inception of an opportunity / investment and continue to work with our clients, domestic and foreign, institutional or not, well after an energy project has been built and is operational.
We are involved at each stage of a project’s life-cycle from inception (procurement and risk management) to implementation (project counsel). We advise owners, contractors, developers, operators, engineers and suppliers on the legal framework relating to the design and construction of power plants and energy facilities. We draft and negotiate procurement, engineering and construction agreements, operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements connection, sale or insurance contracts and undertake all negotiations with third parties and the Authorities. Our cooperation with research analysts and engineers allows us to understand better any financial, commercial and technical issues and to find the legal formulas to address any issues that come up during and after the construction stage of a project.
We have recently assisted on a number of successful renewable energy transactions on structure, licensing, financing, due diligence and EPC contracts. Our broad experience in the support of renewable energy sources projects, gives us a competitive edge in this sector.
ALEXANDROPOULOU LAW FIRM:
We are a dynamic and energetic firm always seeking to achieve results for our clients. We pride ourselves on offering practical and prompt legal advice and services of unparalleled quality. We consider all our clients unique, each with their particular business concerns and needs and we exhibit the same standard of professional commitment to all.
With their combined skills and knowledge, the firm’s lawyers are well versed in providing a range of comprehensive legal services. These range from helping to navigate the Greek business environment and regulatory landscape to explaining the complexities of cross-border transactions including tax rules, foreign exchange and regulatory requirements.
Drawing upon our unique blend of local, national and international experience, we strive to meet the needs of both established local companies and foreign investors and institutions. We aim to provide a value for money service throughout, offering our clients high quality legal services as a team that continuously broadens its expertise, in order to maintain its esteemed standard of client satisfaction.