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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, securitisations 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

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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Energy

Within: Leading individuals

Christina Faitakis - Karatzas & Partners

Within: Energy

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.

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Projects and privatisation

Within: Projects and privatisation

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

Within: Real estate and construction

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

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

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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