Members of our Firm have longstanding experience in handling domestic and cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions. Our experience includes public tender offers, leveraged buy-outs, acquisitions of shareholdings (qualified minority to majority) accompanied by complex Shareholders Agreements. We have drafted and negotiated a number of Share Purchase Agreements (SPAs) and regularly undertake legal due diligence audits. We have also worked in M&A transactions, resulting from insolvency situations, capitalisations of debt and corporate transformations (merger agreements, spin-offs etc.).
The Firm’s highly specialized practitioners have also acted in major Privatization Projects, such as the privatization of OTE (Public Telecommunications Company), the Athens Casino, Public Tourist Property Company (now Public Properties Company), the Athens Stock Exchange S.A. and the Hellenic Sugar Industry S.A.
Our legal experts have advised in major M&A deals in the Greek market, such as the aborted mergers of Alpha Bank – National Bank of Greece and of Alpha Bank – Eurobank, the sale of Credit Agricole’s controlling interest in Emporiki Bank to Alpha Bank, the leveraged Buy-Out of Hyatt Regency SA by BC Partners, the sale of the majority participation of the four Greek systemic Banks in Selonda Aquaculture S.A. and Nireus Aquaculture S.A. following the conversion of debt into equity.
Recently, our Firm has represented Olympia Group (controlled by Panos Germanos) in the transaction aiming to the strategic partnership of “Public” and “Media Markt” stores in Greece and Cyprus. Moreover, we have acted for NOVAL Property (Viohalco group) in a joint venture project for the acquisition and development of a real estate property of circa € 100 mil. value.