Banking & Finance, Debt Restructuring

AGA is extremely strong in the full scope of banking, finance and securities law, as well as restructuring. The firm regularly advises underwriters, financial advisors and issuers with respect to initial share offerings, capital increase, private equity transactions and public offers for takeovers. Recently, AGA has advised and represented many major clients in debt restructuring, mainly, by issuance of syndicated bond loan facilities. The firm also advises, on a regular basis, domestic and foreign financial institutions on major issues of banking transactions. In recent years, the firm’s banking and finance team has faced a vast and diverse number of novel issues in the area of financing real estate projects, among which, they have advised on the very first high-yield bond issuance in Greece.

«We prefer the more family business as it is easier to approach, to find and to communicate with», says a client.

IFLR 1000, 2011

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

Legal advice to major banks on CHF loans class actions

Apostolos Georgiades and George Georgiades have given legal opinion to EUROBANK and ALPHA BANK with regard to class-action trials initiated by consumers affected by CHF Loans, which have become burdensome due to dramatic changes in the CHF exchange rate.

Representation of PROBANK shareholders in class action against the Bank of Greece

AGA has represented before the Council of State a great number of shareholders of PROBANK in a class action against the BANK OF GREECE with regard to the unjustified revocation of PROBANK’s operating license and the forced sale of its assets to NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE.

Legal advice to international multimedia group on Greek subsidiary’s debt

AGA advised “NASPERS GROUP”, an international multimedia group based in the Netherlands, and its 100% subsidiary operating in the Greek advertising industry on the latter’s refinancing through recapitalization of debt of € 6mn.

Legal advice to automobile distributor on loan restructuring

AGA advised one of the leading automobile distributors in Greece on the restructuring of its loan portfolio of € 250mn and its new financing.

Legal advice to leading private hospital on debt restructuring

AGA advised one of the leading private hospitals in Greece regarding the refinancing of its € 50mn long-term debt.

Legal advice to leading hotel owner on debt restructuring

AGA advised the owner of one Greece’s leading hotels & resorts and developer in the restructuring of a € 300mn debt including a series of bond and collateral arrangements.

INTERNATIONAL RANKING

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