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We have advised Greek and foreign financial institutions on all types of financing transactions (common bonds, secured bonds, convertible, covered bond loans direct or sub - participations to international facility agreements etc). 

We act as legal counsels of all Greek systemic banks in various debt restructuring projects of large NPEs through in or out-of-court procedures (for more information see Insolvency and Restructuring).  

We also advise Greek credit institutions and their foreign subsidiaries in their capacity as borrowers while receiving funding or protection by, as well as granting security to, foreign banks and international organisations within the framework of facility agreements, trade finance programs, EMTN (Euro Medium Term Note) programmes, securitisations, derivative transactions etc.

Our litigation practice manages a crucial portfolio of complex legal cases pending before the civil courts.

Recent highlights include:

• Acting for a major Greek credit institution before the Court of Appeal in connection with the compatibility of certain banking products (loans in CHF) with Greek and EU Consumer Protection Regulations.

• We are acting as the legal advisors of a major Greek bank, in the course of negotiating the facility documentation to be entered into with an international financial institution for the provision by the latter of a €100mn facility.

• We are acting as the legal advisors of a major Greek bank, in the course of negotiating the documentation to be entered into with three major international financial institutions for the participation, either as an issuing bank and/or as a confirming bank, of the former to the trade finance programs of the latter.

• We are acting as the legal advisors of a Romanian Credit Institution, wholly owned by a major Greek bank, in the course of negotiating the facility documentation to be entered into with An international financial institution for the provision by the latter of a €40mn facility.

• Acting for two Greek systemic banks (under their capacity as mandated lead arrangers) and a syndication of Greek credit institutions in connection with two syndicated bond loans of a total value of €75m (approx.) issued by two large Greek corporates, members of the same Group, active in the business sectors of plastic products manufacturing and tourism (hotels). 

• We have represented a systemic bank in various cases before Greek Courts, relating to claims (by clients) for misselling of investment products (among others, mutual bonds, Government bonds and corporate bonds, including perpetual bonds).

• We have represented two Greek cooperative banks, in cases of claims against the Greek State on the basis guarantees that the latter has granted to certain companies (total amount of claims: approx. 30 m)

• We have handled cases of Banks’ claims against corporate clients (non-performing loans) of approx. 200 m

 

 

George N. Kerameus

Partner

 

10, Paradissou str • GR 151 25Maroussi • GREECE

Direct Line: +30 210 3390 723 • Fax: +30 210 3390 342

E-mail: g.kerameus (@) kpplaw.eu

 

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