Totis Kotsonis is “a walking encyclopaedia of procurement law”, and renowned for his “detailed, in-depth knowledge of EU law”.
Dr Totis Kotsonis is a competition, EU and trade lawyer recognised for his expertise in public procurement, state aid and regulatory law, including aviation, rail and energy regulation. He is a partner at the London office of Pinsent Masons, where he heads the firm’s procurement and state aid practice. 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 given advice in the context of major transport, construction and renewable energy projects across Europe, 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 utilities and infrastructure operators, including ports and airports; multinational aerospace and defence companies; several European governments; and the European Commission.
Totis writes and speaks regularly on public procurement, state aid and EU regulatory matters. He has been interviewed by news agencies, broadcasters and the press, and since June 2016 has been a regular commentator on Brexit and its implications for UK public procurement, compliance with state aid rules, and aviation and energy regulation.
In July 2015, Totis was appointed to the European Commission expert group on public procurement, tasked with assisting the European Commission in shaping the EU’s public procurement policy. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and completed the legal practice course with distinction. He worked at Norton Rose Fulbright for 13 years before joining Eversheds Sutherland in 2014 and Pinsent Masons in 2020.