Christina joined Karatzas & Partners in 1996 and became partner in 2000.

Her principal areas of practice are banking and finance transactions including project, corporate and real estate financing. She leads the project finance and energy team of the firm. She regularly advises Greek and international funders and sponsors on a wide range of transactions such bonds issues, energy, infrastructure and real estate project development, acquisition financing, NPLs and securitisations. Her recent work highlights include the financing of the 14 Regional Airports concession, the first sale of unsecured loan portfolio by a Greek Bank to a private investor, the listing of a medium term bond in the local market for the development of the Hellinikon project.

She worked as a consultant with the European Investment Bank.

Christina is an invited speaker at the International MBA of the Athens University of Economics and Business, from 2012 until today, lecturing on the legal aspects and role of the legal advisors in Project Finance.

Credentials

EDUCATION
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (LL.B. in Hellenic Law).
LANGUAGES
Greek, English & French.
ADMISSION
1995, Supreme Court.
MEMBER OF
Athens Bar Association
Hellenic Commercial Lawyers Association

Ranking & Awards

Women Leaders 2021
IFLR 1000
Hall of Fame
Legal500
Top Ranked Lawyer Europe 2021
Chambers & Partners
Top Ranked Lawyer Europe 2020
Chambers & Partners
Top Ranked Lawyer Global 2020
Chambers & Partners
Leading Individual
Legal500
Highly Regarded
IFLR 1000

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