Christina Papanikolopoulou

Zepos & Yannopoulos - Greece

Partner, Head of Finance & Capital Markets


+30 210 6967101

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Practice areas:

Capital markets

Over the past 25 years Christina has worked on major cross border financial transactions, with an emphasis on structured finance. She has led her team on pioneer deals in the Greek market, such as the first RMBS (Byzantium) back in 2003, the first NPL securitisation (Artemis) in 2017 and the first Greek GAACs RMBS (Pillar) in 2019.

Our workplace is a vibrant example of diversity. We’ve created a working environment that values the knowledge, experiences and talents of all individuals in our firm. We also promote non-discriminatory practices that advance equal treatment and opportunity for everyone. And we encourage meaningful participation by a broad cross-section of people in our firm.


In particular female staff are:

  • 40% of the members of our executive committee
  • 58% of our partners
  • 76% of our senior associates
  • 72% of our support colleagues

  • Galvin 

Advised Intrum AB for the purchase of a licensed servicer that was 100% owned by Piraeus Bank in the context of the securitisation of a €27 billion portfolio of NPEs by Piraeus Bank.

  • Pillar

Advised Eurobank S.A. in the securitisation of a €2 billion residential portfolio in the context of the newly passed Greek GAACs scheme (code-named Hercules).  

  • Artemis

Advised Attica Bank in the securitisation of a NPE €1.3 billion portfolio and the sale of its licensed servicer to a consortium of international investors.

  • Amoeba

Advised Piraeus Bank in the first sale of a secured portfolio of €1.5 billion to Bain Capital Credit under a single tranche securitisation transaction and with the sale of a servicing license vehicle.

  • Athens Bar

  • Qualification, Institution, (Year)
  • Southampton University School of law (LL.M.), 1995
  • University of Athens, Faculty of Law (LL.B.), 1993