Kyriakides Georgopoulos is a commercial firm established in the 1933. It has one of the largest practices in Greece, with more than 90 lawyers.
The firm is based in Athens but has regional reach through the South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal), a regional network of firms in 12 counties, of which it is a founding member.
Focusses / specialisms
The firm has a strong relationship with the banking sector and often works with large companies in the hospitality, real estate and energy sector. It also regularly advises Chinese clients on in-bound work into Greece.
The firm’s clients include large Greek banks such as Alpha Bank and foreign banks including HSBC. The firm has experience advising companies in the energy industry, with Seven Energy, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator and EDF among the high-profile names.
Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020)
Over the research period the firm was active in banking and executed multiple financing deals, such as acquisition financing. The firm was often on the lender side, advising both domestic and international banks.
In capital markets work the firm assisted both arrangers and issuers on bond issuances as well as advising a major Greek company on delisting.
In corporate work the firm advised on the acquisition of NPL (non-performing loans) portfolios, acting on sell side in deals worth billions of euros. The firm advised on due diligence in international transactions of Greek targets, regularly regarding hotels.
In the projects space the firm worked extensively in the energy industry last year, advising on the development of renewable energy projects, as well as traditional energy projects. The firm provided regulatory advice to foreign companies in their energy mandates in Greece.
Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019/2020)
Athenaeum Hotel and Touristic Enterprises €7.54 million financing
COTY Group restructuring
Frigoglass €260 million 6.875% bond issue
Sbokos Hotel Group €45.5 million refinancing
Terna Energy 210MW wind farm
Titan Cement International €185 million financing
Client feedback: 30th edition (2019/2020)
“They have a deep knowledge of the market and of the market players and their capacity to comply very efficiently with our request.”
“She is very proactive, work very quickly, she understands our business and offer efficient solutions.”