POTAMITISVEKRIS advised on the biggest deal in the European hotel sector since the Covid-19 pandemic

We are happy to announce that our firm supported a leading luxury beach resort group in the Mediterranean, with all Greek law-related aspects regarding the sale of a majority stake to the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund. A landmark deal which valued the luxury beach resort group at €2.3bn, the biggest deal in the European hotel sector since the Covid-19 pandemic. Our team was led by Partners George Bersis and Theologos Mintzas who were supported by Eirini Zaglanika (IP), Anastasia Platipodi (Employment), and Ioanna Loudarou (Finance).

Sale of Depa Infrastructure SA by HRADF and Hellenic Petroleum SA to Italgas

We are delighted to announce that the sale of Depa Infrastructure SA by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) and Hellenic Petroleum SA to Italgas, one of the leading gas distributors in Italy and the third largest market player in Europe, has been successfully completed. This is a landmark transaction for the Greek energy sector and our economy in general, in a very crucial and sensitive period for the entire European energy market. Maria Perifanou, Senior Associate of our M&A team, with the guidance of our Managing Partner Stathis Potamitis and the assistance of Associate Palmyra Chantzara, successfully led the effort. The team was also valuably assisted by Partner Dimitris Loukas and Associate Kostas Manikas on competition law & regulatory matters, Senior Associate Alexia Tzouni on corporate law matters, and Senior Associate Dimitra Rachouti on energy law matters.

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.

HCC’s ex officio investigation in the field and garden machinery sector

Partner Dimitris Loukas and associates Athanasios Taliadouros and Alexandros Ntallas are advising a leading Greek supplier of machinery for field, forest and garden use in relation to the in relation to the settlement of the HCC’s ex officio investigation for suspected vertical restraints in the market for the supply of machine-operated tools for garden use in Greece.

Acquisition in the hospitality services sector

Partner Dimitris Loukas and associate Kostas Manikas advised a global financial holding company in relation to the HCC’s merger control approval process over its acquisition of a major hospitality services provider in Greece.

Acquisition in the retail supermarket sector

Partner Dimitris Loukas and associates Athanasios Taliadouros and Alexandros Ntallas advised a major retail supermarket chain in relation to the HCC’s merger control approval process concerning its acquisition of another regional supermarket chain in Greece.

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.

HCC ex officio investigation in the electricity sector

Partner Dimitris Loukas and associates Kostas Manikas and Konstantina Markomichali are advising a major producer and supplier of electricity and gas in relation to the HCC’s ongoing ex officio investigation for possible infringements in the market for the wholesale and retail supply of electricity in Greece.