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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm¬†has established a very strong standing in the market and represents all the major Greek banks on financings, regulatory, restructurings, and capital markets work. Recently it advised Eurobank Ergasias on a ‚ā¨65m loan to a shopping centre owner and operator. The firm also advised Alpha Bank on the ‚ā¨35m refinancing for a high-end residential project which includes over a hundred properties.¬†Alexandros Kosmopoulos¬†heads the team, which includes¬†George Zohios.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm is an increasingly regular presence on major, complex corporate finance transactions. The team offers a strong intersection of skills including high-end finance and corporate real estate. Notable highlights include advising HRADF on the sale of the Thessaloniki port. Other clients include Lamda Development, Marguerite Fund and Wizz Air. Alexandros Kosmopoulos heads the three-partner team, which includes Constantine Alexiou and George Zohios.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm handles 'complex cases with outstanding results' and is praised for its 'talented individuals who co-operate in order to deliver the best possible result'. Constantine Alexiou's 'experience is unparalleled, having excellent comprehension of the most delicate legal problems, and the capacity to find realistic solutions to litigious actions or settlements'. Highlights include representing HRADF in an LCIA arbitration against Horse Races, a subsidiary of OPAP. Other clients include Piraeus Bank, Lamda Development and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm

The 'dependable, fast, accurate, knowledgeable and successful' team at Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm is praised for its 'efficiency in negotiations as well as court hearings'. Clients note that the team 'prevents such disputes by drafting complete contracts and succeeding in fruitful settlements'. Constantine Alexiou's team recently advised HRADF on the constitutionality of a retroactive salary reduction imposed by law.

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Projects and privatisation
Projects and privatisation - ranked: tier 2

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm¬†handles major privatisations and development projects. The firm advised HRADF on the ‚ā¨231m privatisation of the port of Thessaloniki. Turning to its work for private sector clients, it continues to represent Lamda Development on all aspects of the Hellenikon project, Europe's largest real estate project, which is located on the site of Athens' former international airport.¬†Alexandros Kosmopoulos, Constantine Alexiou, Helen Alexiou¬†and George Zohios¬†are all recommended.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm¬†has 'in-depth knowledge of the real estate sector, providing effective, realistic and practical solutions' and is credited for its 'remarkable team spirit'. The firm covers all aspects of the market, and its standing is demonstrated by its ongoing role for Lamda Development on the Hellenikon redevelopment project. On the lender side, it advised Piraeus Bank and Eurobank on the ‚ā¨83.7m bond financing to fund the redevelopment of a landmark resort in Kos. The 'always hands-on'¬†Helen Alexiou¬†provides 'constantly excellent advice', while co-head¬†Constantine Alexiou¬†is 'exceptional in real estate and procurement matters'.¬†Alexandros Kosmopoulos¬†is also 'a valuable asset'.

Leading individuals

Constantine Alexiou - Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm

Helen Alexiou - Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm

Next generation lawyers

Eleftheria Vassila - Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm¬†has a very active team with a strong background in this area, particularly matters with a heavy real estate element. Recently the firm advised the four Greek systemic banks on the ‚ā¨355m restructuring of a major food and drinks group. The firm also represented Piraeus Bank and the Greek government in proceedings to have the Skaramanga shipyards placed under special administration as part of its ‚ā¨1bn restructuring.¬†Alexandros Kosmopoulos¬†and¬†Constantine Alexiou¬†are highly regarded.

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