John Papapolitis /

John Papapolitis

John’s corporate law practice extends to over 30 years of experience in advising on inward and outward investments, with a focus on the Middle East and the Balkans. He has acted in many of the reported and pioneering M&A and privatization transactions in Greece and represented multinational and local leaders in the real estate, finance, hospitality, infrastructure, gaming, telecommunications and energy industries.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 says:  “John Papapolitis ‘delivers superb results in high-stakes litigation and complex matters’… considered to be ‘a leader in the market’“.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 names John Papapolitis as a Leading Lawyer.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2013 says: “John Papapolitis is second to none for ‘heavy-duty transactions’ and has tremendous respect in the market”.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2012 says: “John Papapolitis is ‘a legal powerhouse and an outstanding negotiator with tremendous respect in the market’.”

Legal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2014

Recent Matters

Recent matters led by John include

  • Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised international technology group Intracom Holdings in the sale of its 49% shareholding participation in Intracom Telecom for €47m.   Please click here to view the press release.
  • Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Apollo Capital Management in relation to Apollo's participation in the €2bn Share Capital Increase of Greek bank Eurobank SA launched by the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF).
  • Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted as Greek counsel for London & Regional Properties in relation to the privatization process of Hellinikon SA, one of the largest planned privatisations of a Greek real-estate asset.
  • Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for York Capital Management (York Capital) in respect of their agreement with the GEK Terna Group (GEK) pursuant to the terms of which York Capital invested €100m in GEK by fully subscribing to the issuance of a 5 year bond loan, mandatory convertible partly to new GEK shares and partly exchangeable with existing Terna Energy shares owned by GEK. York Capital acquired 9.99% of GEK’s share capital through a share capital increase and 3% of Terna Energy...
  • Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Dogus Holding in relation to its participation in the Jermyn Street Real Estate fund that was announced as the preferred bidder in the €400m privatisation of Astir Palace SA by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund and the National Bank of Greece, in one of the largest privatisations in the real-estate and hospitality sectors to take place in Greece.
  • Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) as Greek counsel, in relation to the independent due diligence of the banking system of Cyprus.
  • Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for a global leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems in relation to a €150 Million dispute.
  • On February 24 the Greek Government issued an invitation memorandum for holders of domestic and foreign law bonds issued or guaranteed by the Hellenic Republic, to exchange their bonds with new bonds with a new maturity date and of new value, the Private Sector Initiative (PSI). Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted as Greek Counsel to foreign holders of Greek bonds, such as the Baupost Group, in their participation in the PSI and the invitation of the Greek Government.
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Client Alert – The New Law on Non – Performing Loans in Greece

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This Alert  (Client Alert – New NPL Law Greece) provides an analysis of the main provisions of the new law dealing with Non-Performing Loans (NPLs), certain to be of significant importance and to have an impact on the Greek market.   Fo...

Evi Tsilou Joins Papapolitis & Papapolitis

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Papapolitis & Papapolitis is pleased to announce that Evi Tsilou has joined the firm as counsel. Evi joins the banking and finance team, having advised extensively on IPOs, secondary public offerings, private placements, legal due diligence revi...

Acquisition of Hellas Online by Vodafone Greece

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Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Intracom Holdings SA in the sale of its shareholding participation in Hellas Online SA, a leading provider of broadband and fixed telephony services listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, to Vodafone Greece in th...

National Bank of Greece €2.5 Billion Equity Offering

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Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Goldman Sachs International and Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, in connection with an offering by National Bank of Greece S.A. of 1,136,363,637 new o...

BlackRock Solutions Diagnostic Assessment of Greek Banking System

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A team led by Nicholas Papapolitis advised international advisory firm BlackRock Solutions (“BlackRock”) in respect of their diagnostic assessment of the loan portfolios of a select group of Greek commercial banks (“Diagnostic Asses...

York Capital Management $500m Joint Venture with Costamare Inc.

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Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC (York) in relation to their entry into a joint venture framework deed with NYSE listed shipping company, Costamare Inc., to jointly invest up to c.$500m in equity f...

Chambers & Partners Europe 2014 Rankings

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Papapolitis & Papapolitis is ranked as a Leading Firm by Chambers & Partners Europe. Papapolitis & Papapolitis international capabilities are strengthened by the formation of a strategic alliance with Reed Smith. ‘This firm is exce...

The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 Rankings

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Banking, finance and capital markets: Papapolitis & Papapolitis has ‘an exceptional, customer-focused approach’, and Nicholas Papapolitis  ‘stands out as being a very experienced and adept professional . Highlights included represen...

International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2014

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Papapolitis & Papapolitis receives the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2014, Winner: Overall Firm, Greece. Winning firms were chosen in 40 jurisdictions worldwide. Established in 2005, the ILO Client Choice Awards recognise tho...

Chambers & Partners Global 2014 Rankings

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Papapolitis & Papapolitis is ranked as a Leading Firm by Chambers & Partners Global. Papapolitis & Papapolitis has noted expertise relating to the IT, Online Gaming, Telecoms, Life Sciences and Healthcare industries.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2011 Rankings

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Banking, Finance and Capital Markets: “Nicholas Papapolitis heads a strong capital markets offering at Papapolitis & Papapolitis. The team is also valued for its fund formation experience, and recently acted as Greek counsel to an internati...

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