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IENE Open Forum on “Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production in Greece and the East Mediterranean”

June 11th, 2015

KG Law Firm, a long-time member and sponsor of the Institute of Energy for South-East Europe (IENE), participated in the IENE Open Forum on "Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production in Greece and the East Mediterranean" which took place on June 10, 2015.
KG was represented by KG Law Firm Energy, Utilities & Infrastructure Partner and Secretary General of IENE Gus Papamichalopoulos and KG Law Firm Senior Associate Sotirios Douklias.

This forum focused on the issues faced by hydrocarbon exploration in the region, with a number of speeches by important figures from the political and business world and a round-table discussion with the participants of the forum. In addition, the IENE study "A Strategy for Unlocking Greece's Hydrocarbon Potential", co-authored by Mr. Papamichalopoulos, was presented. During this presentation, Mr. Papamichalopoulos explored the need for continuity in the legal framework and political decision-making, given that hydrocarbon exploration is a lengthy process spanning many decades.