Former Norton Rose Fulbright Partner Dimitris Assimakis and Senior Associate Minas Kitsilis have joined Reed Smith's Global Corporate Group.
Assimakis, who is based in Athens, becomes the eleventh partner to join Reed Smith's Global Corporate Group across Europe and the Middle East in the last 12 months. His practice focuses on power and gas; energy infrastructure; clean technologies; and renewable energy. He advises clients on regulatory matters, M&A, project financing, and capital markets and privatization transactions.A
Assimakis spent the last 13 years at Norton Rose Fulbright, and he headed the firm's Greek Energy practice. He previously spent seven years at Greece's Kyriakides Georgopolous Law Firm, and has also worked for the European Parliament and the European Commission.
“We are delighted to welcome Dimitris to the team," commented Delphine Currie, Co-Chair of Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group. "His technical expertise and knowledge of the energy market is hugely impressive. We’ve made significant investments in the Global Corporate Group in the past 18 months and this most recent hire will greatly benefit our clients across the energy sector.”
Anthony Poulopoulos, Co-Managing Partner of Reed Smith's Athens office, said: “We are thrilled to be joined by Dimitris who is highly regarded as one of the country’s leading energy lawyers. His appointment underlines our commitment to the region and strengthens our ability to continuing advising foreign investors and Greek financial institutions and corporates alike. Dimitris will make a fantastic addition to the team.”
Assimakis said: “I am very excited to join Reed Smith. It is a firm that has a very strong presence in the energy sector, a fantastic global platform and a renowned corporate team. I look forward to joining and supporting the firm’s clients with an interest in the Greek and SEE energy markets.”