AS Papadimitriou & Partners

Greece

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

SAP legal (AS Papadimitriou & Partners) is a full-service Greek firm with a focus on private equity transactions. The firm advises in a plethora of industries, from entities owned by the Greek state to real estate, tourism and agriculture. The firm is experienced in the acquisition of non-performing loan portfolios (NPL) 

The firm’s clients have included private equity clients, such as Amerra, state entities such as the Hellenic Development Bank of Investment and Greek systemic banks like Eurobank and Piraeus Bank. 

During the research period the firm worked closely with Greek systemic banks on the sale of their NPL portfolios, often valued in the billions of euros. The firm also assisted companies in the restructuring of their loans and additional financing through bond issuances. The firm has corporate experience, where they often work on the sell side. They have advised companies in hotels, agriculture, on domestic and international deals. 

 

Deal Highlights

Amerra €340 million acquisition of Nireus Aquaculture and Selonda Aquaculture

B2Holding and Waterfall Asset Management €2 billion acquisition of NPL Portfolio 

HIG €70 million acquisition of NPL portfolio 

HPH Mercury €61 million acquisition of Cyan Group of Hotels 

Maediamax holdings €45 million acquisition of 50% Alpha Satellite Television, Alpha Radio and Alpha Radio Kronos

 

Client feedback

M&A

“They are unique in providing all around support on transactions and also unique due to their experience in dealing with private equity investors and type of transactions. They are excellent in providing solid legal advice while taking into account the commercial aspects of any deal. On the personal interaction front, they are very easy to work with, always available to fit the transaction's needs and schedules and make sure that the customer receives top notch support. Having worked with a number of other law firms in the Greek market in the past, I believe that the firm ranks at the top of the market (in the company of very few other firms) for M&A advice.

“Full confidentiality, strict policy to avoid conflicts of interest, professionalism and provision of accurate, comprehensive advice.”

 

Private equity

“Responsive, analytic, knowledgeable.”

 

Thenia Panagopoulou

“Thenia responds to the needs of the client in a timely and efficient manner. In complicated transactions, her extensive M&A experience helps navigate very difficult issues and move ahead. The level of service and care for the deal and the work is truly exceptional. She also provides all around legal support and is very often proactive to help avoid pitfalls. Having Thenia as our legal partner provides us with the necessary comfort that things will be dealt with in the best way possible while receiving excellent legal advice. Personable, easy to work with, responsible and responsive and an outstanding legal partner.”

“Knowledge and skills, good at understanding the real problem and willingness to provide a solution.”