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AKL Law Firm

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Impressive practice acting for banks and borrowers on finance and refinancing matters, including complex structured finance mandates. Offers considerable experience in project and real estate finance deals that often involve the hotels and hospitality sector. Particularly noted for its expertise in the issuance and restructuring of bond loans. Also handles loan portfolio transactions.

Strengths

A client considers the lawyers to be "experts on complex loans that need very deep knowledge and understanding of the commercial side of things."

One source believes that the firm's services are "impeccable" and is satisfied with the team members' "speedy responses" and "commercial solutions."

Work highlights

Advised Prodea Investments on three long-term secured bond loan financing deals totalling EUR640 million.

Notable practitioners

Sources say that Alexandros Kosmopoulos is "exceptional in listening to what the client is trying to explain," adding: "He gives solutions that take into account aspects and risks we wouldn’t even have thought about."He is a popular choice for banks undertaking traditional lending or bond loan transactions. He has particular expertise in the financing of real estate projects.

George Zohios regularly advises lenders on bond loan transactions and commercial real estate financing deals, having additional experience in regulatory matters. Clients see him as "very flexible" and "pragmatic."

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Overview

AKL’s Banking and Finance practice has been growing and developing consistently over the past decade and is now widely recognised for its ability to handle large, complex and high-value transactions. Our growth has been driven by our dedication to deliver high quality legal services, our commitment to produce innovative and workable solutions, and our determination to tackle even the most demanding challenges.

Our dedicated Banking and Finance team is led by Alexandros Kosmopoulos and strengthened by George Zohios, both recognized experts in their field.  

Our Banking & Finance Team acts for an extensive array of international and domestic clients and has enviable experience in a range of key sectors, including corporate finance, acquisition finance and project finance (including infrastructure, real estate, energy finance and PPPs), capital markets, NPLs, investment funds, and regulatory compliance.

The team also has significant experience dealing with cross-border transactions, often acting alongside leading international law firms.

Banking & Finance Department

AKL Law Firm

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23A Vassilissis Sofias Avenue

1st floor

Athens

Athens

Greece

106 74

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Greece

Banking & Finance


Alexandros Kosmopoulos
Band 1
George Zohios
Up and Coming