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Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm has a ‘fantastic reputation’ and advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch on capital control restrictions imposed on the Greek banking system. It also advised National Bank of Greece, as arranger, on a €200m bond loan to Hellenic Petroleum, and acted for Alpha Bank in its €2.55bn recapitalisation. The team also advised Alpha Bank and Eurobank on an agreement with KKR to assign the management of NPL exposures to a select number of Greek companies. Nikos Salakas heads the team and Nikos Pimblis is also noted.

Leading individuals

Nikos Salakas - Koutalidis Law Firm

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm is a ‘real market leader’, and advised Alpha Bank on the sale and transfer of its branch in Bulgaria to Eurobank Bulgaria. It also advised R&R on its merger with the ice cream business of Nestlé in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Katia Protopapa and Nikos Koritsas co-lead the team.

Leading individuals

Nikos Koritsas - Koutalidis Law Firm

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Koutalidis Law Firm

The ‘highly regarded’ team at Koutalidis Law Firm is active across finance, energy, construction and commercial disputes. It continues to advise a major Cypriot bank (in administration) in a case against a number of Greek entrepreneurs, and is advising Intrasoft International on several contentious matters. Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis head the team.

Leading individuals

Gregory Logothetis - Koutalidis Law Firm

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm advises the consortium formed by Fraport and Copelouzos Group on merger control approvals, state aid and other antitrust issues relating to the privatisation of regional airports in the Hellenic Republic. Katia Protopapa and Stamatis Drakakakis lead the department.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm advised R&R Ice Cream on the employment aspects of its joint venture with Nestlé’s to merge their ice cream businesses. Vetropack Holding, Fraport Greece and Quantum Pharma are also clients. Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis are key contacts.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm advised the Hellenic Republic Assets Development Fund on the privatisation of DEPA’s wholly owned subsidiary DESFA. Suzlon Energy and China Yangtze Power are also clients. Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis head the department.

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Projects and privatisation
Projects and privatisation - ranked: tier 2

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm advised the consortium formed by Fraport and Copelouzos Group on matters relating to the privatisation of 14 regional airports in Greece. Among the ‘experienced’ team, Nikos Koritsas leads on privatisations and Nikos Salakas leads on project finance matters.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm is assisting Fraport Greece on the negotiation of construction contracts relating to the refurbishment and expansion of 14 Greek airports. It is also advising Aegean Motorway on real estate issues. Gregory Logothetis leads the team, and senior associate Ioannis Kaplanis is also singled out for praise.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Koutalidis Law Firm

The IT and telecoms team at Koutalidis Law Firm is led by Nikitas Fortsakis and advises Vodafone-Panafonon on contentious matters. The Greek Mobile Operators Association is also a client.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm advises on the tax implications of transactional matters. George Naskaris is ‘excellent’.

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