Maria joined the Firm in 2010. Her practice encompasses a wide range of corporate and commercial law work, including negotiating and drafting of complex corporate and commercial contracts of diverse types, such as joint ventures, facility agreements, share purchase, distribution and agency as well as debt restructuring agreements, with a focus on transactions regarding energy and construction projects.

She also advises large corporate clients on an ongoing basis on corporate law and corporate governance as well as on compliance with capital markets regulatory obligations and she and has participated in extended due diligence for M&A transactions.

In parallel, Maria regularly represents clients before all instances of the Greek civil and administrative Courts and before international arbitral tribunals.  She has a strong track record in complex contentious matters with cross-border elements and high value disputes, such as the Investment Arbitration brought by Mytilineos SA versus the Republic of Serbia.

Her latest work includes acting as counsel for electricity producers in arbitral proceedings against a gas monopoly, acting for a large steel industrial in gas and electricity pricing multi-front disputes against its suppliers, representing an EPC constructor in an ICC arbitration against a subcontractor in a dispute arising in the context of the execution of a major power plant project and representing Volkswagen, Audi and Seat before the Greek courts in cases relating to the diesel engines’ emissions.

Maria Malikouti is recognized as a “Rising Star” in the corporate practice field

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

“Maria Malikouti, meticulous and hard working.”

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
ADMISSIONS

Supreme Court of Greece, 2018
Athens Bar Association, 2009

LANGUAGES

Greek, English, French and German

EDUCATION

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin: GkdR, 2010

University of Athens School of Law: LL.M. in Commercial and Corporate Law, 2010.

University of Athens School of Law: LL.B., 2007.