Areas of Practice

Mergers & Acquisitions

In a demanding and fast evolving world we offer technical excellence and business-oriented advice to help our clients successfully execute and deliver mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings regardless of size or complexity.

We offer a complete transactional service, combining our broad experience in mergers and acquisitions deals with our technical expertise in tax, competition and real estate, to ensure our clients are given the best strategic advice in relation to their transaction. Our lawyers are adept in providing advice on all aspects of buying and selling companies and businesses including negotiating and drafting of share purchase, joint venture and shareholders agreements, conducting legal due diligence and advising on stock exchange law aspects of mergers and acquisitions projects.

We have been involved in a number of high-value projects and corporate reorganisations often with a cross-border element covering a variety of sectors, including one of the biggest spin-off restructuring projects in the food and beverage industry, the acquisition of several Greek companies operating in the mining and concrete sectors by one of the leading cement multinational industries and a joint venture between a French multinational and a leading Greek company in the cosmetics sector.

With a client base that includes luxury goods group LVMH, Stavropoulos and Partners has developed a keen ability to handle Greek aspects of multijurisdictional transactions.

LEGAL 500 2011

Work Highlights

Acquisition of Qualitis S.A. by Optimapharm d.o.o.

We assisted Optimapharm d.o.o., a leading European full-service Clinical Research Organization, established in Zagreb, Croatia,  on the acquisition of Qualitis S.A., a  full-service Clinical Research and Medical Consulting Organization based in Greece. Our firm advised on all aspects of the transaction, including the negotiation of the transaction agreements and ancillary documents.

Acquisition by a multinational agriculture company of sole control in a Greek seeds and crop protection company

We acted for a multinational company, major player worldwide in the agriculture industry, in the acquisition of sole control in a Greek company headquartered in Athens and engaged in seeds and crop protection products

Legal counsel in a shopping mall M&A project

We acted for a Greek leading real estate developer in a multimillion shopping mall M&A project

Corporate restructuring

We acted for a major multinational in the food and beverage sector on a restructuring project involving spin-off, business transformation as well as highly technical domestic and cross-border mergers

Acquisition project in the packaging sector

We advised Dunapack Packaging on the acquisition of a Greek target specialized in the production of corrugated packaging

Reverse merger transaction in the advertising sector

The firm completed recently a reverse merger transaction in the advertising sector

Legal advice to a joint venture in the HORECA segment

We advised a Greek leading operator in the HORECA equipment market in the context of a joint venture with a Dutch company

Supporting a major multinational developer in a landmark development project

We advised LSGIE on the M&A deal in relation to the development of the famous Kambas estate and prepared all related legal documentation

Acquisition project in the CRO business

We advised a big Croatian company active in the CRO business in an acquisition project of a Greek target

Acquisition projects in the food and beverage industry

We acted for a Dutch multinational in acquisition projects in the food and beverage industry, performed legal due diligence of target companies and drafted and negotiated share purchase agreements

Key M&A transaction in the cosmetics sector

We acted for Sephora in its M&A transactions in Greece

Supporting acquisition projects in the cement industry

We acted as legal counsel to one of the leading cement multinational industries in acquisition of several Greek companies operating in the mining and concrete sectors