Alexander joined Karatzas & Partners in 1997 and became partner in 2000. He has extensive experience in banking, financing, energy and corporate law, as well as international arbitration.

He specialises in energy project financing and acquisition financing. In addition, he has done pioneering work in the fields of securitizations, structure finance and financing transactions. He has acted in multiple securitization transactions since the enactment of the Greek Securitization Law (Law 3156/2003), including covered bond issuances and milestone NPL-portfolio related securitizations for the Greek market.

Alexander has participated in various committees for the reform of Greek corporate and insolvency law, including the committee that drafted law 4548/2018 on companies limited by shares (sociétés anonymes) and the committee to draft a new bankruptcy code.

Credentials

EDUCATION
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (LL.B. in Hellenic Law)
Yale University (LL.M.)
Westfälische Universität Münster (LL.M. in European Union Law)
Westfälische Universität Münster (Doctorate in European Union Law)
LANGUAGES
Greek, English, German & French
ADMISSION
1992; Supreme Court
MEMBER OF
Athens Bar Association
Union of Commercial Law Experts
Union of Banking and Capital Markets Law
PUBLICATIONS
Die europarechtkonforme Auslegung (1994)
Insurance Contracts in Private International Law (in Greek, 1997)
Chapter on Private International Law, in Georgiadis (ed.), Concise Interpretation of the Civil Code (2010)
The Greek Sovereign Debt Restructuring, in Bruno (ed.), Sovereign Debt and Debt Restructuring (2013)
Applicable Law on Companies and other Legal Entities, in Commemorative Volume for L. Georgakopoulos (2016)
Numerous other articles and chapters in collective works

Ranking & Awards

Leading Individual
Legal500
Star Individual
Chambers & Partners
Market Leader
IFLR 1000
Star Individual
Chambers & Partners
Leading Individual
Legal500

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Our Partner Alexandros Metallinos in the 3rd International Conference of Arbitration & Mediation

Karatzas & Partners ranked as a Top Tier Firm at The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 edition

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K&P advised the Lead Underwriters in the successful public offer and listing of the common bond loan issued by NOVAL Property

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K&P is advising BC Partners on the sale of Pharmathen

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K&P advised LAMDA Development S.A. in the Eur 347 mio financing arrangements for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Hellinikon S.A.

Κ&P advised the Joint Coordinators and Bookrunners in connection with bond issuance of €100,000,000, by Costamare Participations Plc.

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K&P is the exclusive contributor of the 2021 edition of Lexology Getting The Deal Through Structured Finance & Securitization / Greek guide

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K&P participated in the NPL Webinar on Market Perspectives

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