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Catherine Karatzas

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Karatzas & Partners

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Banking & Finance
Corporate / Commercial


Managing Partner


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 pivotal banking and corporate transactions 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.


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


Member of  Athens and New York Bar Associations.


LLM, Columbia University , New York.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Catherine Karatzas - Karatzas & Partners

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Karatzas & Partners¬†has a first-class reputation for cutting-edge banking and capital markets work. A major highlight has been advising the Public Debt Management Agency on the refinancing Greece's sovereign debt with the issue of new notes through the PSI Bonds Exchange. The firm has also been one of the lead advisers to the National Bank of Greece with regard to the ‚ā¨30bn bond exchange agreements it has agreed with the European Supervisory Mechanism and the European Financial Stability Fund. The firm has also been active on the NPL side, and represented B2Holding as bidder on Alpha Bank's auction of non-performing loans with a face value of ‚ā¨3.6bn worth of loans.¬†Catherine Karatzas¬†leads the team, which includes¬†Alexandros Metallinos, Nikos Fragos,¬†Anna Manda¬†and the recently-promoted partner¬†Alexandra Kondyli.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Catherine Karatzas - Karatzas & Partners

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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