Orestis Omran is a Partner in the Brussels Office of DLA Piper and the Head of the firm’s EU-Greek Practice. He focuses on EU regulatory matters in the energy, banking and infrastructure sectors. Qualified in Greece, New York and Brussels (E-list), Orestis has experience ranging from Public Private Partnerships and Procurement to designing compliance programs for large corporates and representing clients in formal and informal state aid and other investigations before the European Commission, national regulatory authorities and subsequent proceedings before the EU Courts. He is ranked by Chambers as an expert based abroad for Greece and by Legal 500 in the Global and EU Competition category.

In addition, Orestis advises governments and energy companies on both contentious and non-contentious matters. He is often involved in transnational litigation and international commercial and investment arbitrations in the energy sector. He represents and advises clients on a wide range of disputes and regulatory matters involving the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas industry.

In Greece, Orestis benefits from a strong network of contacts in the Greek government and industry. He also advises clients on regulatory, institutional and compliance matters under EU law and on Greek law transactions, projects and other matters with external Greek counsel. He has also been advising the IMF and the European Institutions on the implementation of the Greek Program. Orestis has also extensive experience working with teams of corporate and finance lawyers in transactional matters in a number of jurisdictions, including Greece. 

He is regularly invited to participate as a speaker in business and legal conferences in Europe and the United States and is often published in all of the above areas of law. He has served as a guest lecturer in many Universities in Europe and the Americas on issues of comparative campaign finance law, sovereign debt restructuring and constitutional law.