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Norton Rose Fulbright

BUILDING K1, 1 PALEA LEOFOROS POSIDONOS & 3 MORAITINI STREET, 175 01 DELTA PALAIO FALIRO, ATHENS, GREECE
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Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

The highly regarded Dimitri Sofianopoulos leads a strong team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which recently advised Alpha Bank, Eurobank, NBG and the EBRD on a €40m secured bond loan facility to Greek flour milling company, Loulis Mills. Yianni Cheilas and Vassilis Koroxenidis are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Dimitri Sofianopoulos - Norton Rose Fulbright

Yianni Cheilas - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s corporate team, headed by Elena Tsohou, recently advised the Hellenic Republic on the unbundling and privatisation of independent power transmission operator ADMIE, which involved the €327m sale of a 24% stake to the State Grid Corporation of China. Dimitris Assimakis is also recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright's team advised Crédit Agricole (CASA) and Alpha Bank (formerly Emporiki Bank) on several lawsuits by former Emporiki shareholders concerning CASA’s voluntary tender offer for the Greek bank. John Liberopoulos is also known for his work in this area. Marie Kelly has relocated to the firm's London office.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

At Norton Rose Fulbright team head Dimitris Assimakis is a major figure in the Greek energy market. A key highlight was advising the Hellenic Republic on the unbundling and privatisation of ADMIE, which included the €327m sale of a 24% stake to SGID. Corporate finance partner Vassilis Koroxenidis is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Dimitris Assimakis - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Projects and privatisation
Projects and privatisation - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright recently advised the Hellenic Republic on the unbundling and privatisation of ADMIE, which included the €327m sale of a 24% stake to SGID. It also advised Eurobank, Alpha Bank and NBG, on the €127m financing of a 73MW wind power project in Agios Georios. Dimitris Assimakis is highly recommended.

Leading individuals

Dimitris Assimakis - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is praised for its ‘proactive and value-for-money service, and its knowledge of Greek laws’. The firm recently advised NBG on the €134m financing for Home Holding’s acquisition of Ionian Hotel Enterprises, the owner of the Athens Hilton. Elena Tsohou heads the team in which Of Counsel Dimitrios Rampos is commended for ‘his ability to explain Greek law in commercial terms’.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Banking partner Yianni Cheilas leads the team at Norton Rose Fulbright. The firm recently advised Alpha Bank, Eurobank, Pireaus Bank and NBG on the €200m financial restructuring of Marinopoulos. It also acted for Piraeus Bank on the €720m restructuring of Marfin investment Group, which included a bridge financing and the issue of a €475m convertible bond.

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Shipping finance
Shipping finance - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is one of the leading ship finance firms operating in the Greek market. Office head Dimitri Sofianopoulos has ‘very broad experience and a highly commercial approach to all kinds of complicated matters’, and is supported by several quality banking lawyers, including Yianni Cheilas. The firm recently advised Citigroup Global Markets and Nordea Bank on a $1.05bn loan to GasLog to refinance eight new LNG carriers chartered to Shell and British Gas.

Leading individuals

Dimitri Sofianopoulos - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Shipping litigation
Shipping litigation - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is ‘a number one shipping litigation firm’, and its ‘highly professional team has good shipping insight’. The team includes John Liberopoulos, who ‘provides good guidance through complex legal issues’ and has a ‘good connection with Greek shipowners’. Recent cases include representing Equinox Maritime, the owners of Ton Hill II, and the ship’s insurers, in a dispute with the owners of the Western Seattle following the collision of the vessels in Bangladesh. Marie Kelly has relocated to the firm's London office.

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