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Alexis Kyriakoulis

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Alex has a broad corporate practice. He has extensive experience of cross-border M&A/joint ventures, private equity transactions, fund formation (both onshore and offshore) and complex restructurings. He also advises state-owned entities and corporate clients on PPP transactions and privatisations. His sector focus includes energy, transport (maritime/aviation), ports and terminals and commodities. Prior to joining HFW, Alex was with a Magic Circle firm in London. Alex is recommended by clients in the Legal 500 UK 2014 for M&A: mid-market, ¬£50m-¬£250m, which states that he ‚Äėworks very well under extreme pressure‚Äô. Recent work includes advising: the managers of Bambi and Knjaz Milos on the sale of the Danube Food group of companies to private equity firm Mid Europa Partners; COSCO Pacific on the EUR230m extension of its concession to operate the Piraeus Container Terminal; The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) on the proposed privatisation of the Greek gas industry including the EUR400m sale of DESFA (the transmission grid operator) to SOCAR; Jersey Ports on the proposals to transform it into a body corporate owned by the States of Jersey; the corporatisation is the subject of a public consultation; a port authority on the grant of a BOT concession in relation to a major transshipment container terminal in the Americas; Srbijagas on its funding transactions; a major listed oil company in Europe on the proposed sale of its shares; Australian private equity house Pacific Road on the disposal of Mantle Diamonds; on the establishment of one of the first shipping funds aimed at the UK retail market; on the establishment of a US$100m Cayman Islands dry bulk shipping fund.

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

The team at¬†HFW¬†provides ‚Äėexcellent service‚Äô and ‚Äėthinks outside the box‚Äô; it has particular experience in energy, financial services and ports and terminals.¬†Nick Hutton¬†leads the team and specialises in the mining, energy, trading and transportation industries, as well as insurance; he has acted for Oiltanking recently on two significant matters, namely its proposed acquisition from Galana Petroleum of a company in South Africa, and the acquisition of a jet fuel terminal and pipelines in Copenhagen from Shell.¬†Alistair Mackie¬†advised APM Terminals as majority partner in the development of a mega port and free zone project at Badagry in Nigeria. The ‚Äėwell-informed, resourceful, responsive and highly effective'¬†Alex Kyriakoulis¬†is a ‚Äėtrusted pair of hands‚Äô, and ‚Äėalways excels‚Äô; he is currently handling a significant privatisation project with value $195m for International Container Terminal Services.¬†Jayson Marks¬†is also recommended.

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