Emmanuel J Velegrakis has been a partner at KPV Legal since 2011. He completed his bachelor’s degree (LLB) at the University of Athens, took postgraduate studies in public law and public economic law at Paris II Panthéon-Assas University in France, and completed his Doctor of Law degree at the University of Athens. He has taught administrative procedural law to candidates for the National School of Justice.
Emmanuel was admitted to the Athens Bar in 2000 and is qualified to plead before the Greek Supreme Courts. He has enhanced practice in providing legal advice and court representation to clients in public procurement and public construction projects award and implementation. His expertise relates to all forms of public contracts, public works contracts, public procurements, service and contracts, concessions and public-private partnerships. As Head of Legal of Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator until 2019, he advised and ran multimillion-euro procurement procedures. He also works with contractors of environmental projects and special technical projects. He possesses a thorough knowledge both practically and scholarly and he has dealt with all administrative and judicial aspects of procurement procedures. Emmanuel is often asked to check the legality of all or certain terms of calls for tenders, has prepared the relevant documents for bidders and assisted clients during the preparation of such documents. He has also attended auctions and public tenders, regularly drafting procedural petitions, appeals and objections to all stages of the competition procedures. Accordingly, Emmanuel advises clients during the performance of public contracts, building, whenever required, the legal basis for claims against contractors and contracting authorities and representing them during the examination of the legal remedies.