Valia joined K&P in July 2011, as senior associate and has been promoted to partner.

She has been involved in numerous high-profile energy sector transactions in Greece, both for international and domestic clients. She is seasoned in energy law (renewable energy, oil & gas, combined cycle gas – fired power, waste management), project finance, M&A and PPPs. She has participated in complex energy transactions, advising on various energy sector regulatory, project development and financing issues. She has also handled transactions, including regulatory consents, risk allocation and lender liability issues, and she has commented on legislative changes to the environmental and regulatory framework for RES and natural gas. Valia regularly advises potential investors and existing clients with respect to the regulatory and legal requirements, applying to their energy related activities in Greece.

 

Credentials

EDUCATION
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (LL.B. in Hellenic Law)
Queen Mary University of London (in coordination with London School of Economics (LSE)) (LL.M. in Tax Law)
LANGUAGES
Greek, English, French & Japanese
ADMISSION
Athens Court of Appeal
MEMBER OF
2004, Athens Bar Association
PUBLICATIONS
Greek regime in Telecoms and Media published in the 6th edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review 2015 (Chapter for Greece)
Greek regime in Telecoms and Media published in the 5th edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review 2014 (Chapter for Greece)
Mandatory and Voluntary Takeover Bids published in the Greek Law Digest – the Ultimate Legal Guide to investing in Greece, 2014
Contribution of the Greek Chapter on the Natural Gas Regime published in the Gas Regulation 2010 Getting the Deal Through reproduced with permission from Law Business Research, March 2010, contributing editor Craig Spurn, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP.

Awards

"Next generation lawyer"
Legal500

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