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Totis Kotsonis, Partner

Totis Kotsonis



Greek and French

Practice areas

  • Central government
  • Competition, EU and Trade
  • Diversified industrials
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Public procurement
  • Transport

Practice notes

Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Dr Totis Kotsonis is a competition and EU law partner recognised for his particular expertise in public procurement, State aid and regulatory law, including aviation, rail and energy regulation. Totis leads the firm’s procurement, State aid and EU regulatory practice, which spans all major sectors, including aerospace and defence, transport, energy and infrastructure. He advises on both compliance and contentious matters, including in relation to litigation in national courts and the Court of Justice of the EU.

Totis has been recognised in legal directories for his “unparalleled knowledge” and “'stellar reputation for his work in relation to State aid rules, EU procurement law and sector and utility regulation", and for combining “impressive legal knowledge with excellent judgement and pragmatism, offering multinational clients a wealth of insight into areas including utilities and energy.” Amongst other accolades, Totis is listed as a top tier of procurement experts in Chambers UK 2018 whilst the latest edition of international legal directory Who’s Who Legal lists Totis as the highest ranking “thought leader” for government contracts in Europe, the Middle East and the Africa region.

Totis has given advice in the context of major transport, construction and renewable energy projects across the EU, including the largest wind energy project in the UK, the construction and operation of the first renewable energy project in Cyprus, the privatisation of regional Greek airports, and the construction of a nuclear power station in Bulgaria. His has advised among others, utilities and infrastructure operators, including ports and airports across Europe, multinational aerospace and defence companies, as well as a number of European Governments and the European Commission.

Totis writes and speaks regularly on public procurement, State aid, and EU regulatory matters and in that context has been interviewed by news agencies, broadcasters and the press. Since June 2016 he has been a regular commentator on Brexit and its implications for UK public procurement, compliance with State aid rules as well as in relation to aviation and energy regulation.

Totis is a member of the European Commission’s stakeholder expert group on public procurement. The group is tasked with assisting the European Commission in shaping the public procurement policy of the European Union. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and worked in another international law practice for 13 years before joining Eversheds in 2014.


The impact of Brexit will not be the same for all businesses. Our Brexit lawyers are working with a number of clients to help them with Brexit planning. We are helping them take steps to put themselves in the best possible position. For some clients, we have analysed the implications of Brexit on their business based on the different potential models of Brexit. We would be happy to discuss the potential implications of Brexit for your business too.

Contact Totis for more information on how Brexit may affect your business.

View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.


Dr Totis Kotsonis our recognised leading procurement lawyer shares his insights as Editor and author or the Public Procurement briefing from Getting the Deal Through.

Click here to read the full document.

Totis has recently contributed to new procurement and state aid law videos on how our procurement and state aid legal team can help you.
View the videos below

Procurement & State Aid, How can we help you?

Procurement & State Aid, Why work with Eversheds?

Procurement & State Aid, Our experience


The Eversheds international team has developed a guide to present the current situation on the most important EU public procurement markets and to give some insights into knowledge required to win public procurement tenders in such European Union countries.

View the EU procurement reform guide here


Chambers Public Procurement and Government Contracts 2019 Second Edition

The 2019 edition of the Chambers Public Procurement and Government Contracts is now live. The contributing editor of the Guide is Dr Totis Kotsonis, competition lawyer and head of procurement at Eversheds Sutherland.


Procurement and Government contracts - Introduction 

Procurement and Government contracts - UK 

Procurement and Government contracts - EU 


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Eversheds Sutherland ranked in the top tier for Public Procurement in Chambers 2018

"I have found them to be very responsive, experienced and well connected, providing an impressive and seamless service from different disciplines."

Department head Totis Kotsonis is ranked as Band 1.

   Eversheds recognised as Commercial Team of the year at the British Legal awards

Who’s Who Legal

Totis Kotsonis has been recognised as a Thought Leader for Government Contracts.


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