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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Greece

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

Norton Rose Fulbright

Highlights for the β€˜very professional’ team at Norton Rose Fulbright included advising Citigroup, Nordea Bank and other lenders on a $1.3bn Korean ECA-backed loan facility to GasLog. Dimitri Sofianopoulos heads the team, which also includes the β€˜excellent’ Yianni Cheilas, the β€˜experienced’ Vassilis Koroxenidis, and of counsel Theodoros Zafiropoulos.

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

Demonstrating β€˜an eye for detail’ and a β€˜commercial approach’, Norton Rose Fulbright provides β€˜consistently clear advice’ and is β€˜strong on cross-border transactions’. It advised Piraeus Bank on the tender process for the sale of a 98.5% stake in Piraeus Bank Egypt, and advised one of the founders of Sani Development and Touristic on its sale to private equity investors led by Oaktree Capital Management. Elena Tsohou heads the team. Dimitris Assimakis and Vassilis Koroxenidis are also noted.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

The team at Norton Rose Fulbright is β€˜very professional’ and β€˜commercially aware’. Its recent caseload includes acting for CrΓ©dit Agricole and Alpha Bank in disputes brought by former shareholders of Emporiki. Marie Kelly heads the team, and John Liberopoulos and Vassilis Koroxenidis are also noted. Of counsel Dimitris Rampos is a β€˜good communicator’.

Leading individuals

Marie Kelly - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s β€˜level of collaboration is exceptional in all directions’, and the team β€˜possesses deep knowledge of legislation in the energy sector, not just in Greece, but at a European level’. It advised Elpedison Power Generation on the extension and amendment of three bond loans. It is also acting for the Greek state (through the Ministry of Environment and Energy) on the ownership unbundling of ADMIE from the Public Power Corporation. Dimitris Assimakis’s has β€˜first-rate knowledge of the sector’ and Vassilis Koroxenidis is experienced in project financing.

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’s β€˜level of collaboration is exceptional in all directions’ and it is β€˜very skilled in project finance’. It acts for the Greek state (represented by the Ministry of Environment and Energy) on the full ownership unbundling of ADMIE from the Public Power Corporation. Dimitris Assimakis, Elena Tsohou, and Vassilis Koroxenidis head the team.

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

Norton Rose Fulbright

Led by Elena Tsohou, the team at Norton Rose Fulbright advised two of the founding families of the Sani Group on the sale of 98.7% of the shares in Sani Development and Touristic, owners of a five-star luxury resort.

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Shipping finance
Shipping finance - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

The department at Norton Rose Fulbright, led by Dimitri Sofianopoulos, is β€˜one of the leading firms for shipping finance’. It advised Citigroup and Nordea Bank on a $1.3bn Korean ECA-backed loan facility to GasLog. It also advised Safe Bulkers on new loans, the restructuring of existing loans, and the sale and leaseback transaction between subsidiaries of Safe Bulkers and affiliates of ICBC Leasing. Yianni Cheilas is also noted.

Leading individuals

Dimitri Sofianopoulos - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Shipping litigation
Shipping litigation - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

The β€˜efficient’ team at Norton Rose Fulbright advised LMZ Shipping and A Bilbrough & Co on the salvage investigation relating to the LMZ Ariel. Team head Marie Kelly is β€˜very experienced’, and John Liberopoulos is β€˜excellent’.

Leading individuals

Marie Kelly - Norton Rose Fulbright

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