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Helen Alexiou speaks at 2017 Prodexpo Conference

AKL Partner Helen Alexiou was again a speaker at the 18th Prodexpo Real Estate & Development Conference. On 18 October, Helen delivered a presentation introducing the revised regulatory framework on urban planning. In addition, she had the privilege of conducting a live...

European Investment Summit on NPLs and Real Estate

Alexiou - Kosmopoulos Law Firm was a Legal Sponsor at the 4th European Investment Summit held in Athens on October 11-12, 2017. The conference focused on NPLs and Real Estate and was a fully booked event. AKL Partner Alexandros Kosmopoulos was a speaker at the lively Special...

Mytilineos S.A. – ATHEX Traded Bonds

AKL acted for National Bank of Greece S.A. and Eurobank Ergasias S.A. as joint lead managers and bookrunners, and NBG Securities S.A. as advisor, in connection with the public offering and listing of EUR 300 million in common bonds issued by Mytilineos S.A. The bonds were...

China Business Law Journal Award

The Firm receives a “deal of the year” award from China Business Law Journal in connection with its work on the Piraeus Port Authority transaction.

18th Annual Capital Link Invest In Greece Forum

The Firm co-sponsored the 18th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum, held in New York, USA. Alexandros Kosmopoulos moderated a panel of speakers on the topic “Investment Opportunities in Tourism & Hospitality”. The discussion, held among leaders of highly successful...

Completion of Sale of Astir Palace

The sale of the majority (90%) of the shares of Astir Palace Resort has been completed with the payment of the agreed consideration (EUR 400 million). The shares were sold by its parent company, National Bank of Greece S.A. (“NBG”), listed on the Athens Exchange, to Arab-Turk...

Prodexpo Conference

The Firm co-sponsored the Athens Real Estate Conference held in Athens by Prodexpo. The conference considered a number of current issues relating to urban development and regeneration, investment issues, tax changes and other core industry topics. Helen Alexiou spoke on a panel...

Completion of Phase I Acquisition of Piraeus Port in Greece

COSCO (Hong Kong) Group Limited (“COSCO HK”) has completed the acquisition of 51% shares in Piraeus Port Authority SA ("PPA"), phase I of its acquisition of 67% shares of PPA. The deal provides for COSCO HK to increase its stake to 67% five years after Phase I, by acquiring an...

PPA Privatization | Competitive Process Complete

The competitive tender process for the sale of a majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority S.A. reached a key milestone in mid-February, upon designation of the preferred investor. Subject to approvals under applicable law, signing of respective transaction documentation is...

Hotel Sector Acquisition Financing

Year-end was marked by the successful closing of a EUR 125 million acquisition facility and a EUR 157.2 million refinancing facility provided as part of the largest hospitality sector M&A transaction of 2015. AKL advised the Mandated Lead Arranger and Agent on all Greek law...