Nikos Initially joined Karatzas & Partners in 2007 and became a partner in 2012.

His main areas of practice include banking and financial regulation, NPLs, capital markets, asset management, debt restructuring, M&A and corporate law. He has advised in a series of highlight banking, corporate, debt restructuring, M&A and NPL-related transactions, including advising the Hellenic Republic in relation to the debt exchange programme of privately held Greek government bonds (known as the “PSI”).

Before joining Karatzas & Partners Nikos worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (Frankfurt) and the German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

Credentials

EDUCATION
University of Athens (LL.B. in Hellenic Law)
Universität zu Köln (LL.M., Doctorate)
LANGUAGES
Greek, English, German & basic French
ADMISSION
2002, Athens Court of Appeal
MEMBER OF
Athens Bar Association
PUBLICATIONS
The cancellation of decisions of the General Meeting of Greek Public Limited Companies, in Commercial Law Templates (Prof. Triantafyllakis), Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2019
The financing of groups of companies, in: Groups of Companies - Contributions and Interventions to the 26th Panhellenic Conference of the Association of Greek Commercial Law Experts, Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2017
Mandatory And Voluntary Takeover Bids, in Greek Law Digest, Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2016
Banking & Finance, Greece - Law & Practice, in Chambers, Global Practice Guide, 2016
Das neue griechische Einlagensicherungsrecht in Folge der Umsetzung der Richtlinie 2014/49/EG über Einlagensicherungssysteme, in Bank of Greece, Commemorative Volume in memory of Professor Dr. Leonidas Georgakopoulos, 2016
Greek Preparations for the new Basel III framework, IFLR Basel III Guide, 2012
The Corporate Spin-Off, in: Commercial Law Contracts (Ε. Perakis), Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2012
Commentary on Articles 8a and 12 of Corporate Law 2190/1920, in: The Law for Greek Societes Anonymes (Ε. Perakis), Band 1, Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2012
International Securities Regulation (ISR), Greece, Booklet 1, Commentar, Oxford University Press, 2010
The Law 3606/2007 on markets in financial instruments in conjuction with the provisions of Law for Collective Investments: same business, same risks, same rules? Business and Company Law Review, Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2008
Public Finance durch darlehensähnliche Swapgeschäfte - Voraussetzungen und Gestaltungsspielräume bei der Deckungsfähigkeit in der aktuellen Diskussion um das neue PfandBG, Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW),
Commodity-Fondsprodukte im Portfolio deutscher Versicherer: Erwerbbarkeit und regulatorische Rahmenbedingungen aus versicherungsaufsichtsrechtlicher Sicht, Finanz-Betrieb (FB), 2007
Das neue europäische und deutsche Investmentrecht - Die Änderungen in Folge der neuen OGAW-Richtlinie und des Investmentgesetzes, Peter Lang, Frankfurt a. M., 2006
Der EU-Pass für Pfandbriefbanken – Zur Anwendbarkeit des § 53b KWG auf das Pfandbriefgeschäft, Finanz-Betrieb (FB), 2006
Mezzanine-Kapital als neue Asset-Klasse für Investmentfonds? Ausländische Verpackungsstrukturen auf dem Prüfstand des InvG unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der CESR-Konsultationsarbeiten betreffend die Eligible Assets für OGAW, Finanz-Betrieb (FB), 2006
OTC-Wertpapierdarlehensgeschäfte zwischen der Kapitalanlagegesellschaft und der Depotbank - Diskussion aktueller Fallgestaltungen bei der Verwahrung von Wertpapiersicherheiten nach dem InvG, Zeitschrift für Bankrecht und Bankwirtschaft (ZBB), 2005
Hedge-Funds: General features and treatment under the law for collective investments, Business and Company Law Review , Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2004

Awards

Top Ranked Lawyer
Chambers & Partners
Top Ranked Lawyer
Chambers & Partners
Notable Practitioner
IFLR 1000
Top Ranked Lawyer
Chambers & Partners
Top Ranked Lawyer
Chambers & Partners
Ranked Lawyer Europe 2021
Chambers & Partners
Ranked Lawyer Europe 2020
Chambers & Partners
Ranked Lawyer Global 2020
Chambers & Partners
Notable Practitioner
IFLR 1000
Notable Practicioner
IFLR 1000
  • "Nikos Fragos has a deep knowledge of the market, is always available and results-oriented, and is able to understand the business and find solutions." Client Testimonial, Banking & Finance, Chambers & Partners
  • "Nikos Fragos is sought after by both domestic banks and international financial service providers for his prowess in handling NPL transactions and complex notes issuances." Chambers & Partners 2023

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