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We like to stay on top of corporate law and M&A market developments.

We’re fascinated by the evolving trends and geopolitical influences at large in the world of corporate dealmaking. Not just from a commercial perspective, but from an academic one, too. So aside of the work we do for our clients, we take up speaking engagements in conferences, attend high-profile colloquia and seminars and publish in law reviews and in the financial press.

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Events and networking

International Institute for the Study of Cross-Border Investment and M&A Annual Symposium

Our Managing Partner, Pavlos Masouros, was invited as the only attendant from Greece in the invitation-only, annual, symposium of the International Institute for the Study of Cross-Border Investment and M&A Annual Symposium held in Hotel Potcki in Paris on October 30, 2018. The invitation-only conference included delegates and speakers from the globe’s top M&A…

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NPL Greece – 2nd Edition (SmithNovak)

Masouros & Partners attended SmithNovak’s ‘NPL Greece’ (2nd Edition) held at the Grand Hyatt Athens on May 29, 2019. SmithNovak’s NPL events are the go-to conference events for service providers active in the Non-Performing Loans industry that has recently been booming in Greece. With many of our clients active on the buy-side or service-side of NPLs, Masour…

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LUISS Conference on the European Capital Markets Union

Our Managing Partner, Pavlos Masouros, was a speaker in the annual LUISS B&C Symposium on the European Capital Markets Union, which has held in Rome, Italy. The topic of his presentation was “The Relationship between the Capital Markets Union and the Banking Union”.

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Recent Practice Highlights

Advising the Public Power Corporation S.A. (holder of an over 80% of the market share in electricity production in Greece) together with DLA Piper in connection with the international public tender and the share purchase agreement for the 100% acquisition of the two (2) subsidiaries that operate two (2) spun-off lignite-fired power plants of overall 670MW capacity and handling together with DLA Piper negotiations thereon with potential buyers, including Guohua Energy Investment Co Ltd (China), Sev.Energy (Czech Republic) and Mytilineos (Greece)

Advised the Public Power Corporation S.A. together with DLA Piper on the EUR 150mn European Commission-mandated spin off of two (2) lignite-fired power plants of overall 670MW capacity.

Advised Alvarez & Marshal together with DLA Piper in relation to the liquidation of a EUR 50mn majority stake in a leading 5* Athens-based hotel.

Advised Hyatt Corporation, Inc. together with DLA Piper in relation to the franchise agreement for the Grand Hyatt Athens.

Advised MoneyGram International, Inc. together with DLA Piper in relation to the global Brexit-related corporate restructuring of its operations.

Advised Philips Lighting Hellas S.A. (now Signify) together with DLA Piper in relation to a variety of corporate matters in Greece.

Advised Levi Strauss & Co together with DLA Piper in relation to a variety of corporate matters in Greece.

Αdvised the Government of the Republic of Serbia in relation to corporate matters arising in connection with BIT proceedings brought against it by a Cypriot company in ICSID proceedings.

Advised the Finacity Corporation (a US-based global leader in structuring asset-backed working capital solutions) together with DLA Piper in connection with the EUR 2.5bn securitization of consumer and trade receivables of the Public Power Corporation S.A.

Advised a US-based financial services company with USD 1.87 trillion under management with regard to the transparency reporting requirements of its holdings in Greek systemic banks recapitalized by the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund.

Advising the Pepper Group UK (the consumer finance arm of the KKR Group) together with DLA Piper in connection with its application to get licensed by the Bank of Greece as a non-performing loans servicer.
Advised Hoya Holdings N.V. together with DLA Piper in relation to a number of share acquisitions in Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Spain, Portugal and Morocco totalling EUR 80mn.

Advised together with DLA Piper IGI Poseidon S.A. (a joint venture between Edison S.p.A. and DEPA S.A.) on the submission of a Third-Party Access (TPA) Exemption Application to the Greek Regulatory Authority of Energy for the 12-20Bcm/year submarine gas pipeline connecting Greece to Italy.

Advised as co-Counsel the Hellenic Government together with a major English law firm in relation to EUR 7bn ICC proceedings against German and UAE defense contractors in the largest ever dispute resolution case with a Greek element.

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