Elena’s practice focuses on capital markets, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. In the capital markets field, Elena’s experience focuses in debt – especially corporate bonds- and equity issuances, including IPOs, secondary offerings and private placements. Elena also advises on takeover bids as well as corporate governance issues and other regulatory issues relating to the capital markets legislation. Her practice further expands to drafting loan and security agreements, taking part in due diligence reviews and advising on corporate transactions including financings, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, particularly those involving listed companies.
International offering of senior secured notes by Europe’s leading lottery operator
Partner Alexander Metallinos, assisted by Senior Associate Elena Theocharakou and Associate Marialena Papageorgiou acted as Greek (local) legal counsel to Europe’s leading lottery operator with operations in multiple European countries, including Greece, in relation to the offering of €665 million in aggregate principal amount of 7¼% Senior Secured Notes due 2030 and $700 million in aggregate principal amount of 7⅞% Senior Secured Notes due 2029. The offering generated strong interest, with the orderbook being multiple times oversubscribed on both sides of the Atlantic.
Sale of a company
Co-Managing Partner George Bersis and Senior Associate Elena Theocharakou, supported by Associate Marialena Papageorgiou, advised a hospital and health services company on the sale of its subsidiaries which own real estate assets to a REIC and a listed entity.
Public offering of EUR 230m Green Bonds and listing on ATHEX by a major development listed entity
Co-Managing Partner George Bersis and Senior Associate Elena Theocharakou, supported by Associate Marialena Papageorgiou advised a listed holding company specializing in the development, investment and management of real estate on the issuance, through a public offering, of EUR 230 m. senior Green Bonds and their listing on ATHEX.
Advising a consortium of shareholders on their investment in a Greek credit institution
George Bersis, assisted by Elena Theocharakou and Elli Anastopoulou represent a consortium of shareholders with respect to the management of their investment in a Greek listed credit institution. The mandate includes advising on various corporate law and corporate governance matters as well as on shareholders’ negotiations regarding future capital actions in the investee institution.
Acquisition of a privately owned wealth and alternative fund management firm
Co-Managing Partner George Bersis, Senior Associate Elena Theocharakou and Associates Anastasios Charalampous and Elli Anastopoulou advised one of the Greek systemic banks on the acquisition of one of the most successful Greek alternative investment fund managers, licensed by the HCMC, with total assets under management exceeding €1bn.
c. 51m EUR share capital increase of a company listed on ATHEX
George Bersis, assisted by Elena Theocharakou and Anastasios Charalampous, advised a leading listed construction and RES company on the increase of its share capital with preemption rights, through a public offering, with c. 51 m EUR total proceeds.
Admission to trading of c. 152m EUR DTC warrants and conversion into shares; 240m EUR share capital increase with pre-emptive rights through a public offering
George Bersis, assisted by Elena Theocharakou and Anastasios Charalampous advised a Greek listed credit institution in the admission to trading of Euro denominated warrants representing a deferred tax credit of c. 152m EUR which were converted into new ordinary shares of the issuer. The transaction was followed by a share capital increase with pre-emptive rights in favour of existing shareholders of the issuer, through a public offering, with 240m EUR total proceeds.
London School of Economics and Political Science LLM in International Business Law, 2012
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens LLM in Civil Law, 2011
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens LLB, 2008
POTAMITISVEKRIS Senior Associate, Elena Theocharakou and Associate, Elli Anastopoulou, along with Anastasios Charalampous, contributed to this year’s International Banking Law & Regulation – Chapter 24: Greece, published by Thomson Reuters and CILS – Center For International Legal Studies, analyzing the main aspects of Banking Law & Regulation in Greece. For further information please click here
POTAMITISVEKRIS Senior Associate, Elena Theocharakou, along with Anastasios Kalergis, contributed to the International Banking Law & Regulation – Chapter 24: Greece.
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