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Catherine Karatzas

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Karatzas & Partners

Work Department

Banking & Finance
Corporate / Commercial

Position

Managing Partner

Career

She specialises in corporate and banking law. Acted as counsel to major Greek or international clients in the areas of capital markets, banking and M&A. Worked on almost all the major equity offerings, M&A and tender offers in Greece. She was awarded the pan-European award in the category of financial regulation in the International Financial Law Review Europe Women in Business Law awards in 2015. Associate with Shearman & Sterling in New York (1988-1992), she has been with Karatzas & Partners since 1992 and she became Managing Partner in 1996.

Languages

She speaks fluently Greek, English and French and has a working knowledge of Italian and Spanish.

Member

Member of  Athens and New York Bar Associations.

Education

LLM, Columbia University , New York.


Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Catherine Karatzas - Karatzas & Partners

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: Leading individuals

Catherine Karatzas - Karatzas & Partners

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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