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Anna Manda

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Karatzas & Partners

Work Department

Competition
TMT

Position

Partner

Career

She heads the firm's competition law and TMT departments and she has been involved in some of the most significant transactions in these fields in Greece in the past years. She also routinely advises clients on complex M&A and debt and equity transactions including debt restructuring. She joined Karatzas & Partners in 2000 and became a Partner in 2004.

Languages

She speaks Greek and English.

Member

Member of the Athens Bar Association.

Education

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (LLB), King's College, University of London (MA in Advanced European Legal Studies).


Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets

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: 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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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Karatzas & Partners has a 'well-established' practice that is highly experienced in merger clearance work, thanks in part to its market-leading M&A team. The firm has also represented several clients in investigations before the HCC. The team recently advised Bain Capital on merger control issues concerning its purchase of a portfolio of non-performing loans from Piraeus Bank. Anna Manda leads the team.

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TMT

Within: Leading individuals

Anna Manda - Karatzas & Partners

Within: TMT

Karatzas & Partners is commended for its 'good expertise on the local regulatory framework' and its 'very professional' lawyers. The firm continues to advise WIND Hellas on its network-sharing joint venture agreement with Vodafone. Recently, it advised e-Travel Internet Tourist and Travel Services on the Greek aspects of its takeover by the Swedish company eTraveli. Anna Manda leads the team.

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