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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 provides 'continuous excellent advice' thanks to the team's 'long experience in complex M&A transactions of all sizes'. The 'highly motivated and proactive team' is commended for its 'smart thinking and resourcefulness' and 'out-of-the-box solutions in terms of deal structuring'. Led by Catherine Karatzas, the team includes several top-notch lawyers, including 'the always very resourceful and well prepared' Alexandros Metallinos, the 'brilliant' Anna Manda (who brings 'outstanding knowledge and positive attitude') and Christina Faitakis, who has 'skills and expertise of the highest level'. Recently, the firm advised Puig Group on its purchase of Apivita, a Greek cosmetics business. Other clients include LAMDA Development, BC Partners, and WIND Hellas.

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Energy

Within: Leading individuals

Christina Faitakis - Karatzas & Partners

Within: Energy

Karatzas & Partners¬†is a 'top-tier law firm with extensive experience in energy projects'. The practice is led by¬†Christina Faitakis¬†and¬†Alexandros Metallinos¬†('a brilliant and sharp legal mind with a deep knowledge of almost every legal field'). The firm remains local counsel to the ‚ā¨3bn Trans Adriatic Pipeline project, while on the lender side, it recently advised National Bank of Greece on the ‚ā¨52m financing of four wind parks constructed by Eltech Anemosin.

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Projects and privatisation

Within: Projects and privatisation

Karatzas & Partners¬†has a 'solutions-oriented' and 'very experienced team with fantastic knowledge of the market'. The firm has an incredibly strong private sector client base and has been involved in several major infrastructure projects including advice to the project company on the Greek leg of the ‚ā¨3bn Trans Adriatic Pipeline project. The firm also acts for lenders on the financing of renewables projects.¬†Alexandros Metallinos¬†and¬†Christina Faitakis¬†have strong standings in the market.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Karatzas & Partners 'provides exceptional service' at the cutting edge of real estate law, often on behalf of investment funds, banks, and major investors and developers. Recently it advised Lamda Development on acquiring a 50% stake in Lamda Olympia Village, owner of the Mall Athens, from Irere Property Investments Luxembourg. The firm is also highly experienced in REICs, and advises NBG Pangaea REIC and Grivalia REIC. Vassiliki Salaka leads the group, which also includes the highly-respected Christina Faitakis.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Karatzas & Partners¬†is one of Greece's market leaders for complex restructurings, both for creditors and debtors. Recently, the firm advised the lenders on the restructuring of the Corinth-Tripoli-Kalamata-Sparti Highway concessionaire's debt. It also advised the senior bondholders on Frigoglass's restructuring. On the non-performing loans side, the team advised Bain Capital Credit on purchasing corporate credit exposures secured with ‚ā¨1.95bn of real estate collateral.¬†Vassiliki Salaka's team also benefits from the expertise of¬†Alexandros Metallinos¬†and¬†Christina Faitakis.

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