Nikos specializes in banking, finance and capital markets law and also practices corporate law and insurance law. His practice includes public M&A transactions, securities offerings, financial market infrastructures, the establishment and marketing of investment funds and financial litigation. He regularly provides advice to corporates on various banking, investment and insurance regulation matters. He joined K&P in January 2019.

Credentials

EDUCATION
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (LL.B. in Hellenic Law)
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (LL.M. in EU Administrative Law)
University of Luxembourg (LL.M. in European Banking and Financial Law)
Universität zu Köln (doctoral candidate)
LANGUAGES
Greek, English, French & German
ADMISSION
2010, Athens Court of Appeal
MEMBER OF
Athens Bar Association

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Our firm is participating in the 1st Listed Companies Conference by Nomiki Bibliothiki

Our firm advised Astir Palace Vouliagmenis on €350m bond loan

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Our firm acted as Greek counsel in connection with the landmark restructuring of the Frigoglass Group.

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K&P is the exclusive contributor of the Greek chapter of the Lexology Getting The Deal Through - Initial Public Offerings 2022 guide

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Capital Markets Recovery Package - EU Recovery Prospectus (Regulation (EU) 2021/337)

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Karatzas & Partners advises SAZKA Group

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Our firm is the official contributor of The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides,"Greece: Alternative Investment Funds"

The establishment of alternative mutual funds in Greece is, for the first time, possible

Karatzas & Partners has advised LAMDA Development S.A.

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Our firm acts as sole transaction legal counsel on the IPO and listing on Athens Exchange Group of the shares of Noval Property

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Our partner Christina Faitakis shortlisted in the Women in Business Law Awards 2024 EMEA

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Our firm advised Bain Capital in the sale and transfer to Trastor REIC of office spaces in the landmark Athens building Politeia Business Center

Our firm advised National Bank of Greece in the disposal of a 22% stake in NBG by the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, valued at approximately €1.1 billion

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Our firm has advised BC Partners in its acquisition of Metropolitan college and IEK Akmi

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We are happy to announce the successful completion of a GBP 200 million senior preferred bonds issuance by National Bank of Greece.

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We have advised National Bank of Greece in relation to the issuance of the €500m senior preferred bonds.

Our firm is ranked Tier 1 in all practice areas by IFLR 1000

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Our firm advised Athens International Airport S.A. in connection with its financing amounting to circa €1.1billion.

Our firm advised National Bank of Greece on the signing of Project Frontier II

K&P advised the Joint Coordinators and Bookrunners in connection with bond issuance of €100,000,000, by CPLP Shipping Holdings PLC

Our firm sponsored the 14th National Conference of Corporate In-house Counsel by Nomiki Bibliothiki.

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K&P advised HELPE Group in relation to its corporate transformation plan

K&P advised National Bank of Greece on the completion of Project Frontier

K&P advised NBG on the signing of a definitive agreement to form a Joint Venture partnership with EVO Payments

K&P advises Eurobank on the sale of 80% of its merchant acquiring business to Worldline

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

K&P advised the Joint Coordinators and Bookrunners in connection with bond issuance of €150,000,000, by CPLP Shipping Holdings PLC

K&P advised National Bank of Greece on the signing of Project Frontier

K&P is advising Eurobank in its landmark Mexico transaction

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Karatzas & Partners proudly sponsors Delphi Economic Forum V

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