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Christina Papanikolopoulou

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Zepos & Yannopoulos

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Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Structured Finance


Christina Papanikolopoulou joined our firm as a partner and head of our Banking & Finance and Capital Markets group.

Christina’s areas of practice are banking, capital markets and structured finance, with a steady emphasis on cross border transactions. Her expertise covers initial and secondary equity offerings, tender offers, corporate bonds, high yield and general bank debt finance. She has worked on major private and sovereign debt restructurings and in recent years she has focused on the sale/trading/management of distressed debt. She has worked on covered bonds, securitisations of bank-originated receivables and she has led her team of lawyers on the first commercial mortgage backed transaction to have taken place in Greece. Finally, she has experience on the regulation of financial institutions with emphasis on hybrid and other regulatory capital securities, both from a transactional and a regulatory perspective.

Christina regularly advises investment banks, institutional investors and intergovernmental financial organisations, as well as domestic banks and financial advisors. She works with all major international law firms which are active in the field of financial transactions and with all relevant domestic regulators.


Greek, English, French


University of Athens, Faculty of Law (LL.B.) Southampton University School of law (LL.M.)


Banking, finance and capital markets

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 Christina Papanikolopoulou - Zepos & Yannopoulos

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Zepos & Yannopoulos¬†has made a strong push into this area, with¬†¬†Christina Papanikolopoulou¬†a notable name. The practice acts for a mix of domestic and international lenders, issuers, arrangers, and underwriters. The firm is active in the non-performing loans arena and advised Piraeus Bank on the sale of a ‚ā¨1.6bn portfolio of corporate NPLs to Bain Capital, and on the buy side assisted CarVal Investors and Intrum Justitia on the purchase of a¬†‚ā¨2bn portfolio from the¬†National Bank of Greece. The team also advised European Investment Bank and European Investment fund on a multi-million securitisation of car finance receivables by Autohellas.

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