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Work +30 210 338 0000
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Fax +30 210 3380020
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www.potamitisvekris.com

Euripides Ioannou

Tel:
Work +30 210 3380 000
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PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Work Department

Banking, Project Finance, Energy.

Position

Partner specialising in banking, project finance, and energy. Euripides has acted on a wide range of complex transactions including upstream oil and gas projects and acquisitions, and advised on financial service regulations. He has also advised on PPP and infrastructure projects, environmental matters, renewable energy projects, biofuels, geothermal energy and electricity trading.

Languages

English, French and Greek.

Member

Athens Bar Association (1999).

Education

University of Kent at Canterbury, LLM in International Commercial Law (1997); University of Athens, LLB (1995).


Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

PotamitisVekris Law Firm¬†provides 'very practical and creative advice on timely issues' and is 'always there when clients' need them, usually under very tight time-frames'. 'Go-to lawyer'¬†George Bersis¬†heads a practice that also includes the firm's¬†managing partner¬†Stathis Potamitis¬†and¬†Euripides Ioannou. Recently, the team advised a syndicate of six banks, including the four Greek systemic banks, on the Alumil Group's ‚ā¨150m debt restructuring. The firm is active in the non-performing loan space and advised Alpha Bank on ‚ā¨3.7bn sale of a portfolio of unsecured retail NPLs.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

PotamitisVekris Law Firm has a first-class corporate practice with an excellent track record for advising on the country's largest transactions. Recent highlights include advising the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on the two-decade extension of the concession for the Athens International Airport. The firm also advised Piraeus Bank on the sale of Olympic, which owns the licences for car hire brands Avis and Budget in Greece. Other key clients include AstraZeneca, WIND Hellas, Paulson & Co and Procter & Gamble. George Bersis and Stathis Potamitis lead the team, which includes Alexandros Kortesis, Vicky Psaltis and Euripides Ioannou.

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Energy

Within: Leading individuals

Euripides Ioannou - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Within: Energy

PotamitisVekris Law Firm provides a 'fast and to-the-point' service to its mix of lender and developer clients. A major highlight was advising EuroAsia Interconnector project promoter, which aims build the world's longest submarine cable to connect the electricity grids of Greece, Cyprus and Israel. The firm also represented Zorlu Energy on a tender by PPC Renewables for the co-development of four geothermal fields in Greece. The 'experienced and prompt' Euripides Ioannou leads the team.

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Projects and privatisation

Within: Leading individuals

Euripides Ioannou - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Within: Projects and privatisation

PotamitisVekris Law Firm is frequently instructed to advise on major energy and infrastructure projects and PPPs. A significant highlight is advising Euroasia Interconnector as EU-appointed project promoter on the Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity interconnection. The firm also advised HRADF on the sale of its 66% stake in the Greek gas distributor, DEPA. The team, led by the highly-respected Euripides Ioannou, fields an array of talent, including banking partner George Bersis.

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