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With a team of lawyers renowned for their experience in complex cross-border financial transactions, our Banking & Finance practice covers the full spectrum of transactional banking and financial law advice and provides compelling legal project management services. It also leverages our strong expertise in tax, M&A, Real Estate as well as and Insolvency and Business Recovery Services practice.
The members of our team act for corporates, private equity sponsors and lending institutions (including banks, funds and other financial institutions) as well as investment firms, financial advisors, trustees and other players in the financial markets for both cross-border and local transactions in an array of industries and deal structures.
We put forward a distinctive offering for our clients, underpinned by the exceptional track record, technical skill and positive mindset of our financial law practitioners coupled with their ability to draw upon the broader community of PwC’s industry experts and strategic thinkers around the world. Placed within this equation, we are inherently versatile, extrovert and solution-oriented, and we are firmly committed in providing end-to-end legal support of the highest quality.
Our capabilities span from deal structuring and ad hoc legal opinions, to documentation drafting and negotiation, legal project management from launch to closing, and ongoing support to live projects. We also address banking and bankability considerations across the firm’s other practices including through contract review, diligence and mapping.
We have an impressive track record in corporate transformations and M&A deals in financial sector entities and our team was recently revamped to further extend the reaches of our capabilities with transactional debt, lending & banking expertise.
Our range of services includes:
Project development, energy & asset finance
Project finance and PPPs
Acquisition and leveraged finance
General corporate lending, working capital and export/ trade
Real estate finance & investments
Structured finance, securitisation and receivables finance
NPL and other distressed portfolio sales and management
Financial restructuring and refinancing
Listed debt (High yield, eurobonds, covered bonds, liability management and other DCM deals and products)
ESG, sustainability-linked and green finance
FS sector corporate transformations and M&A transactions
Our portfolio of recent transactions includes:
Advising three out of the four Greek systemic banks in a demerger through spin off of their banking business to a new regulated banking entity
Advising the investor on the first secondary NPL transaction of a HAPS securitised portfolio
Advised the investor on the first electricity receivables portfolio acquisition under the electricity supplier receivables provisions of the NPL law
Our team is regularly assisting investors in their bid and acquisition of non performing loan portfolios in the primary and/or secondary market.
We are advising one of the Greek systemic banks in structuring, documenting, negotiating and closing a NPL portfolio sale transaction, including preparing a loan file review VDD report.
Advising a non systemic Greek bank on the restructuring of its group in view of a potential merger and share capital increase transaction
Advising a Greek company in the media industry in negotiating a new loan facility
Advised a Greek systemic Bank with the spin off of its merchant acquiring business to a payment institution the concurrent sale of a majority stake to an Italian counterparty to form a joint venture on its e-payment platforms;
Advising one of the Greek Loan Servicer Companies on the implications of an expansion of its scope of activities
Advising a Greek Loan Servicer on structuring a particular debt restructuring arrangement