Areas of Practice

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

Increasing regulation and economic instability are reshaping the banking and finance landscape. Clients seeking high quality legal service require targeted and practical advice to find the appropriate deal structure.

Our lawyers have a high level of experience in advising market participants, such as listed companies, credit institutions, investment firms and private clients on different aspects of banking, finance and capital markets. In addition, our law firm regularly advises clients on regulatory compliance with banking legislation encompassing areas such as money laundering, banking secrecy, payment services, and consumer credit and capital movement restrictions.

Our lawyers also have experience in equity financing, including initial public offerings (IPOs), legal due diligence in relation to the admission of securities to the Stock Exchange, preparation of prospectuses, secondary fundraisings, as well as continuing obligations of listed companies relating to corporate governance.

We have acted for arranging banks and lenders, credit institutions/agencies as well as corporate borrowers in relation to a wide range of financial agreements. Our experience includes negotiation, documentation and execution of credit and loan facilities, syndicated loans, documentation and enforcement of securities, leasing transactions, real estate finance, international trade finance and corporate finance.

Stavropoulos and Partners well-reputed banking practice drafts standard form finance and collateral agreements, along with acting on more complex syndicated finance transactions.

LEGAL 500 2010

Work Highlights

Assisting with drafting standard financial templates

We prepared on behalf of a credit institution templates of finance and collateral agreements regarding all kinds of financial transactions, such as general bank lending, consumer lending, assignment of claims, pledging of securities, bank and personal guarantee arrangements

Assistance in financing one of the biggest investment projects in the entertainment sector

We acted on behalf of a leading multinational entertainment company in reviewing and providing legal opinion with regards to loan, lease and syndicated loan agreements with local and foreign credit institutions, including security documents, such as escrow agreements, assignments of funds and pledge agreements

Conducting due diligence with regards to the admission of securities to SE

Our law firm has conducted more than twenty due diligence reports in respect of companies active in the industrial, commercial and services sector