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Christina Faitakis

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Karatzas & Partners

Work Department

Banking & Finance
Corporate / Commercial 
Energy
Real Estate

Position

Partner

Career

Her principal areas of practice include banking and financial law as well as corporate, commercial and banking litigation. She leads the Litigation and the Energy Team of the firm and has been involved in several arbitral proceedings, both Greek and international. She also advises banking and financial institutions on a wide range of banking transactions, with emphasis on project finance transactions, infrastructure and energy projects and securitisation and NPLS.She joined Karatzas & Partners in 1996  and became a Partner in 2000.

Languages

She speaks Greek, English and French.

Member

Member of the Athens Bar Association and of the Hellenic Commercial Lawyers Association.

Education

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, LLB.


Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

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.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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Energy

Within: Leading individuals

Christina Faitakis - Karatzas & Partners

Within: Energy

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.

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Projects and privatisation

Within: Projects and privatisation

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

Within: Real estate and construction

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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