Co-financed projects (NSRF, RRF EU Funds and Institutions)

MICHAILOPOULOS & ASSOCIATES has unparalleled experience to unlocking the vast potential of European Union funds. As a leading law firm specializing in Co-financed projects, we are dedicated to helping businesses, organizations, and public entities leverage these resources to drive growth, innovation, and positive change. With our deep expertise in EU funding programs and regulations, MICHAILOPOULOS & ASSOCIATES is your trusted partner in navigating the complex world of European funding opportunities.

We provide comprehensive services to Managing Authorities, governmental agencies and local public entities and organizations, designated as managing authorities, Intermediate Bodies (ΙΒ) or beneficiaries, as well as private entities. Our dedicated team of legal professionals is committed to guiding you through the complex process of securing and managing EU funds, as well as completing co-financed projects.

During the 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 programming periods, we have acquired an unparalleled legal expertise and practice experience in the management, implementation and monitoring of co- financed operational programmes and actions. In particular, we provide comprehensive legal advisory services with reference to:

  • the preparation of drafts of legal acts, executive regulations, draft decisions, rulings, and internal normative acts;
  • the preparation of grant agreements, funding agreements and other operational agreements, including the amendments to existing agreements and other necessary legislative changes;
  • the evaluation of legal compliance of the projects, the project dossiers and documents with the relevant Greek and EU rules, procedures and criteria related to the programme;
  • the diligent performance of proceedings in cases at the stage of tender documentation preparation, during the examination and evaluation of bids, and in proceedings instigated as a result of an appeal or complaint being filed;
  • the eligibility of expenditures, the existence of State aid, and non-compliance of existing State aid with internal market policies;
  • the supervising due implementation of EU project financing agreement, including breachesof public finance discipline and issues associated with the improper use of funds granted or their improper collection.

As EU funds are allocated to various projects, programs, and initiatives, disputes can arise for a multitude of reasons, including disagreements over funding eligibility, compliance with EU regulations, or project execution issues. Our dispute resolution practice has an outstanding track record for successfully representing our clients’ interests in administrative (Managing Authorities,
The Financial Control Committee, the National Transparency Authority) and judicial proceedings (Court of Auditors) at both the national and EU level.

Our team’ deep knowledge of EU funding mechanisms, such as Structural Funds and Cohesion Funds, the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) and the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) enables us to tailor strategies that align with your specific goals and objectives. We have a proven track record of safeguarding the eligibility of projects and their smooth implementation for a wide range of projects across diverse industries, including energy, tourism, infrastructure, sustainable development, research and innovation, education and vocational training, fisheries, and more.