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

Karatzas & Partners

Displaying ‘excellent problem-solving skills’, the team at Karatzas & Partners is led by Catherine Karatzas, who is noted for her ‘excellent knowledge and experience of the Greek market’. It advised National Bank of Greece on its recapitalisation, and assisted European Investment Bank, UniCredit, RBS, National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank, Alpha Bank and Eurobank with amendments to the financing of several high-profile motorway projects. The team also advised Eurobank, and its subsidiary EBB, on the acquisition of the Bulgarian branch of Alpha Bank. Alexandros Metallinos is ‘a star’; Christina Faitakis is ‘solid and reliable’; Anna Manda is ‘outstanding’; and Nikos Fragos is a specialist in capital markets work.

Leading individuals

Alexandros Metallinos - Karatzas & Partners

Catherine Karatzas - Karatzas & Partners

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

Karatzas & Partners

Led by Catherine Karatzas, the team at Karatzas & Partners provides ‘sound and practical advice’. It advised Eurobank and its subsidiary EBB on the acquisition of the banking operations of the Bulgarian branch of Alpha Bank, and advised NBG Pangaea REIC on its reverse merger and indirect listing on the Athex. Alexandros Metallinos, Georgios Minoudis, Christina Faitakis, Vassiliki Salaka, Anna Manda and Nikos Fragos are among the ‘detail-oriented’ team.

Leading individuals

Alexandros Metallinos - Karatzas & Partners

Catherine Karatzas - Karatzas & Partners

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Karatzas & Partners

Karatzas & Partners is experienced in cases relating to private banking law and enforcement proceedings. Georgios Minoudis is the team head, and Alexandros Metallinos is recommended.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Karatzas & Partners

Karatzas & Partners’ ‘responsive’ team is advising KKR on antitrust issues relating to the creation of a joint venture. Team head Anna Manda has ‘in-depth experience of competition law, both practically and theoretically’.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Karatzas & Partners

Karatzas & Partners is experienced in oil, gas and power, as well as renewables. It is acting as local counsel in the €1.5bn Trans Adriatic Pipeline project, and is advising National Bank of Greece on the financing of four wind farm projects. The ‘fantasticChristina Faitakis co-heads the team with Alexandros Metallinos.

Leading individuals

Christina Faitakis - Karatzas & Partners

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Projects and privatisation
Projects and privatisation - ranked: tier 1

Karatzas & Partners

Karatzas & Partners delivers ‘speedy responses’ and possesses ‘excellent problem-solving skills’. It is acting as local counsel on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project, and is advising National Bank of Greece on the financing of four wind farm projects. It also advised the EBRD on a financing package for the development of oil fields off northern Greece. Alexander Metallinos and Christina Faitakis lead the department.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Karatzas & Partners

Karatzas & Partners has a ‘strong’ track record in transactional matters and is particularly experienced advising REICs. It assisted NBG Pangaea REIC with its reverse merger and indirect listing on the Athex, and also advised NBG Pangaea REIC on the merger with its subsidiary Karela. JYSK instructed the firm on its entry into the Greek market. Vassiliki Salaka leads the department. Christina Faitakis is also noted.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Karatzas & Partners

The ‘very professional’ team at Karatzas & Partners is led by Anna Manda, who has a ‘fantastic reputation for telecoms’ matters and is ‘extremely accessible’. It continues to advise Wind Hellas on a network sharing joint venture agreement. Senior associate Valia Apostolopoulou is also noted.

Leading individuals

Anna Manda - Karatzas & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Valia Apostolopoulou - Karatzas & Partners

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