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 international corporate and finance transactional as well as on EU regulatory matters in the energy, banking and infrastructure sectors. Qualified in England and Wales, New York, Greece and Brussels (E-list), Orestis is the very definition of an international attorney. He has closed complex transactions in many jurisdictions and has represented 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 highly praised by Chambers (as an expert based abroad for Greece), Legal 500 (as an expert in the Global and EU Competition category and a next generation partner in the energy sector) and by IFLR 1000 (as a rising star partner in the Banking and Finance and Financial Regulatory categories)

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.

Orestis is also considered as one of the top international lawyers in Greece where he benefits from a strong network of contacts in the Government and industry. He has led significant privatization, structured finance and project finance transactions and has also been acting for the Greek government in some of the most complex Greek and EU law matters before the European Commission and other international institutions. He has also advised the IMF and the EU institutions on the implementation of the Greek Program.

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.