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

Karatzas & Partners

Karatzas & Partners attracts praise for its β€˜value-for-money service’ and for fielding β€˜excellent partners that you wish to have when making such business deals’. Managing partner Catherine Karatzas leads the team, which includes Alexandros Metallinos, who is praised for his β€˜deep knowledge of the sector and of the laws around loan agreements’. The β€˜hardworking’ Anna Manda is β€˜very effective under tight deadlines and committed to the client’s needs’. The firm recently advised JP Morgan and other lenders on a €321m syndicated loan to Emma Delta Hellenic Holdings, the majority shareholder of the Greek gaming monopoly, OPAP. It also advised WIND Hellas on a €250m bond offering.

Leading individuals

Alexander 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

Karatzas & Partners is β€˜one of the top firms in Greece’ for corporate advice. The firm recently advised Home Holding on its joint venture with TEMES to buy Ionian IHE, the Greek company that owns and runs the Athens Hilton. Managing partner Catherine Karatzas leads the team, which includes Christina Faitakis and Nikos Fragos, who are praised for their β€˜market-oriented thinking and ability to deliver solutions in highly complex situations’. Alexandros Metallinos, Anna Manda, and Vassiliki Salaka also enjoy strong reputations.

Leading individuals

Alexander Metallinos - Karatzas & Partners

Catherine Karatzas - Karatzas & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Alexandra Kondyli - Karatzas & Partners

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Karatzas & Partners

Karatzas & Partners is praised for its β€˜high level of service’ and the β€˜depth and breadth of the firm’s knowledge’. The firm is especially strong in banking-related disputes and enforcement proceedings. Georgios Minoudis is the main contact.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Karatzas & Partners

At Karatzas & Partners, recently promoted partner Alexandra Kondyli has a strong focus on this area, and the firm also recruited senior associate Andriani Ferti from the Brussels office of Clifford Chance. Anna Manda heads the team, which recently advised Chipita on merger clearance issues linked to its takeover of meat processing company P. G. Nikas.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Karatzas & Partners

Karatzas & Partners has an excellent track record advising on major energy projects and corporate transactions. A highlight on the corporate side was advising the Belgian company, Cenergy, in a three-way merger with Corinth Pipeworks and Hellenic Cables to form a Brussels and Athens-listed energy transport company. Christina Faitakis jointly leads 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 offers β€˜great service quality, and a well-resourced and experienced team’. Department heads Alexander Metallinos and Christina Faitakis are praised for their β€˜great depth of experience, and reassuringly calm and confident demeanour in often heated negotiations’. The firm recently advised the EBRD and European Investment Bank on the €930m financing of Fraport and Kopelouzos Group’s acquisition of 14 regional airports from HRADF.

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

Karatzas & Partners

Karatzas & Partners provides a β€˜first-class level of service’ and is β€˜in the top tier of law firms in Athens’ for real estate and construction matters. Recently it advised Home Holding on its joint venture with TEMES for its €76m acquisition of Ionian IHE, the owner of the Athens Hilton. Group head Christina Faitakis has an excellent reputation.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Karatzas & Partners

Karatzas & Partners’ lawyers are praised for β€˜their willingness to defend their client’s interests’ and their β€˜committed and supportive assistance’. Catherine Karatzas and Christina Faitakis are highly recommended. The firm recently advised the Ad Hoc Committee of Senior Bondholders on the €440m debt restructuring of the glass refrigeration company Frigoglass.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Karatzas & Partners

The β€˜fantastic and very helpful team’ at Karatzas & Partners is β€˜well known’ for TMT matters. The firm advised WIND Hellas on a network sharing joint venture agreement with Vodafone Greece, and acted for Samsung on its takeover of Innoetics Technologies, a Greek voice-to-text start-up. The highly experienced Anna Manda heads the team.

Leading individuals

Anna Manda - Karatzas & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Valia Apostolopoulou - Karatzas & Partners

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