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Banking & Finance | Europe

Greece

A broad-based definition of banking transactions, which include both borrower and lender clients. The following topics are included: Acquisition finance: transactions involving arranging finance for acquisitions acting for either the lender or the borrower; Islamic Finance: Sharia-compliant work such as acquisitions, forming funds to invest in real estate and commercial properties, issuing of Sukuks; General bank lending: syndicated lending, structured finance, leveraged finance, NPLs; Project finance: financing of infrastructure and industrial projects; Refinancing: The refinancing and restructuring of existing loans and debtor in possession financing is also included. Where there isn't a dedicated Restructuring/Insolvency section, work relating to restructuring in distressed situations, bankruptcy and insolvency is also considered here.

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Band 1
  1. Bernitsas Law
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    Bernitsas Law
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Bernitsas Law offers exceptional expertise across the banking and finance spectrum. The law firm enjoys an excellent standing in capital market transactions, handling large bond and notes issuances and listings, as well as receivables securitisations and structured finance mandates. Additionally, its clientele benefits from in-depth expertise in NPL transactions including the sale and acquisition of portfolios and all regulatory issues. Lawyers at the firm frequently assist with the Greek aspects of pan-European finance deals, acting for a wide range of prestigious financial institutions and private companies.
  2. Karatzas & Partners
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    Karatzas & Partners
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Karatzas & Partners boasts a highly esteemed banking and finance practice, drawing on its unparalleled bench strength. The team is particularly sought after by international banks and investment funds for financing matters, with particular expertise in project financings in the infrastructure and real estate sectors. Furthermore, the firm offers a standout capital markets practice, advising on securitisation transactions and the issuance of bonds and notes, as well as large green and sustainability linked instruments. Clients additionally benefit from in-depth expertise in NPL transactions and debt refinancing matters, as well as a strong financial regulatory practice. Based in Athens, the department regularly operates on an international level, acting on behalf of an impressive roster of clients including banks, investment funds and corporates.
  3. Koutalidis Law Firm
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    Koutalidis Law Firm
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Koutalidis is highly sought after by domestic and international lenders for capital markets and financing mandates. The firm regularly advises on complex bond issuances and financing transactions via capital market instruments including securitisations. Additionally, clients benefit from the department's prowess in handling debt restructurings as well as energy, real estate and infrastructure-related project financings. Lawyers in the team also offer experience in the sale and securitisation of NPL portfolios. The team's close cooperation with international law firms allows Koutalidis to handle cross-border transactions.
  4. Potamitisvekris
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    Potamitisvekris
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    POTAMITISVEKRIS is highly respected for its excellent coverage of all banking and finance-related mandates. The firm is particularly popular with Greek and international banks for advice on bilateral and syndicated lending, as well as capital markets deals and regulations. Lawyers here are a top choice for national and international investors and corporates, offering strong expertise in real estate and project financing transactions. Furthermore, the team is well reputed for assisting lenders with refinancing and restructuring agreements including debt restructuring and also offers expertise in handling NPL portfolio transactions owing to the team's prominent role in the development of legislation. The team further assists clients with regulatory matters, often acting in the hospitality, energy and infrastructure sectors.
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Band 2
  1. AKL Law Firm
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    AKL Law Firm
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    The law firm AKL offers an esteemed financing practice acting for both borrowers and lenders on cross-border financings. The team is particularly renowned for its prowess in handling bond loan transactions in connection with real estate, hospitality and energy projects. Additionally, the firm demonstrates strength in the restructuring of financings and syndicated loan transactions. The law firm is particularly sought after for handling the Greek law aspects of international transactions.
  2. Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm
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    Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Kyriakides Georgopoulos is a Greek law firm that is well respected for its expertise across the banking and finance sector. The practice group regularly acts for both financial institutions and investors on project finance deals in the energy and real estate sectors. Additionally, the team assists with syndicated lending, as well as debt and structured finance and capital markets deals including bond issuances, IPOs and EMTN programmes. The team has further expertise in corporate and acquisition finance. The firm complements its offerings with its demonstrated experience in handling cross-border work.
  3. Lambadarios Law Firm
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    Lambadarios Law Firm
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Athens-based Lambadarios Law Firm is home to a well-reputed banking and finance practice. The department is highly regarded for its handling of project, real estate and acquisition finance transactions, as well as energy-related corporate financings. Lawyers in the team frequently act for leading Greek banks, as well as international investment funds, on the financing of Greek energy and real estate assets. Furthermore, the law firm demonstrates considerable visibility in NPE portfolio transactions.
  4. Zepos & Yannopoulos
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    Zepos & Yannopoulos
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Zepos & Yannopoulos is a Greek law firm with excellent services in financing transactions. The team is well positioned to advise international financial institutions and Greek banks on restructuring and refinancing matters. The firm also regularly assists with loan portfolio management operations, securitisation transactions and NPL acquisitions. Lawyers at the firm additionally offer expertise in corporate lending transactions, debt restructurings and debt capital markets deals including bond and notes-related issues. Clients also benefit from the team's collaboration with the firm's excellent tax expertise.
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Band 3
  1. Watson Farley & Williams
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    Watson Farley & Williams
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Watson Farley & Williams houses a well-reputed banking and finance department in Greece. The law firm advises domestic and international banks on a range of finance transactions, notably in the energy and shipping sectors. Its services also cover corporate finance matters, including those related to debt restructurings and refinancings, acting for international investment funds. Drawing on its overseas presence and dual-qualified practitioners, the firm is well placed to advise on deals that have a key English law component. Its abilities in regulatory matters complete the firm's offerings.
  2. Moratis Passas
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 3
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. KLC Law Firm
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    KLC Law Firm
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Athens-based KLC Law Firm advises on a broad range of banking and finance mandates. The team often acts on project finance files in the infrastructure and energy sectors, advising well-known domestic lenders. Lawyers in the practice offer additional experience in refinancing and lending transactions, acting for prominent Greek borrowers. Furthermore, clients benefit from KLC's knowledge in capital markets matters and NPL deals. The firm also advises on national and European regulatory mandates.
  2. Papapolitis & Papapolitis
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    Papapolitis & Papapolitis
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    The banking and finance team at Papapolitis & Papapolitis regularly acts for funds on the acquisition of Greek loan portfolios, with further experience in significant debt capital markets mandates and securitisation transactions. Additionally, clients benefit from the firm's ability in matters relating to the restructuring or refinancing of bank debt as well as hospitality-related project financings. Due to its collaboration with major international firms, Papapolitis & Papapolitis is well placed to handle cross-border mandates.
  3. Your Legal Partners
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    Your Legal Partners
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    The law firm Your Legal Partners houses a solid banking and finance team in Athens. The practice regularly acts for major domestic banks in finance transactions including corporate, acquisition and project financing mandates. The team offers particular experience in the financing of renewable energy projects and assists with loan portfolio sales and structured finance transactions. Besides its expertise in transactional work, the department also advises borrowers on bond loan transactions.