Karatzas & Partners

Greece

Address:
The Orbit-5th floor, 115 Kifissias Ave.
Athens, 11524
Greece

+30 210 371 3600

+30 210 323 4363


Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Catherine Marie Karatzas
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Partner: Christina Faitakis
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Marketing & Communications Manager: Katerina Hadjidakis
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 58
Languages: Greek, English, German, French, Italian


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Karatzas & Partners is a well-established market leader. We have a strong focus on transactional work and consistently participate in large, complex and pioneering transactions, across the entire spectrum of commercial and financial law, and we also represent clients in litigation before courts and arbitral tribunals in relation to these areas of law. In view of our leading position in the Greek legal market, we are routinely rated as a first-tier firm, and our partners among the top lawyers in Greece. Both the firm and our managing partner have repeatedly won national and international awards.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • CLO/CDO
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • PPP/PFI
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

Banking & Finance: Catherine Marie Karatzas
Project Finance/ Energy: Alexander Metallinos, Christina Faitakis
Capital Markets: Aleka Kondyli
Real Estate: Vassiliki Salaka
TMT: Anna Manda
Corporate/ M&A: Catherine Marie Karatzas
Restructuring & Insolvency: Alexander Metallinos, Vassiliki Salaka

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advised National Bank of Greece on the signing of Project Frontier, a milestone multi-asset securitization of NPEs with a gross book value of c. €6 billion. 95% of the Mezzanine and Junior notes will be sold to a consortium consisting of affiliates of Bain Capital Credit, Fortress Investment Group and doValue Greece and National Bank of Greece will retain 100% of the Senior notes, utilizing the provisions of the Hellenic Asset Protection Scheme (”Hercules”), and 5% of the Mezzanine and Junior notes.
  • Advised Eurobank and Eurobank Ergasias Services and Holdings SA in the signing of Project Mexico. Project Mexico entails a milestone multi-asset securitization of NPEs with a gross book value of c. €3.2 billion, aiming at reducing the NPE ratio of Eurobank to a single digit number.
  • Advised Autohellas, on a EUR 180 million financing transaction with JPMorgan Chase by securitizing long-term lease receivables. The transaction was as a sequence of the “pioneer” 2018 securitization with EIB, EIF, EBRD and KFW, which was an innovative securitization of receivables not originated by a credit institution in Greece.
  • Advised advised international banks & investment firms on the €800 million growth Share Capital Increase of Alpha Holdings.
  • Advised LAMDA Development S.A. in the Eur 347 mio financing arrangements for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Hellinikon S.A.

  • Accounting
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

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