NICHOLAS PAPAPOLITIS

Nicholas is widely recognized as an expert in foreign direct investments in Greece.

Nicholas has advised in recent years institutional investors on large-scale, complex credit, equity and capital markets transactions.

He has acted in many of the landmark M&A, finance and capital markets transactions to have taken place in the Greek market in recent years.

Nicholas currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of FAMAR AVE and as a member of the Board of Directors of One & Only Resorts (Kea), Ygia Polyclinic Hospital, Intracom Properties and Intracom Ventures.

He has also held in the past Board of Directors positions of leading corporations and institutions such as the Intralot Group, Prodea REIC, Invel Real Estate Partners and the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce where he was the Chair of the Investment and Finance Committee of the Chamber.

An active member of his community Nicholas currently servers as a Governor of the Board of St. Catherines British School and chairs the “Corporate Ambassador Program” of The Hellenic Initiative (THI).

Nicholas is consistently recognized by international legal directories.

He is recognized as a Leading Individual  by the Legal 500 EMEA 2024, as Recommended Lawyer Chambers & Partners Global & Europe and as a Highly Regarded Lawyer by the IFLR 1000.

Prior to joining the firm, Nicholas was an associate at the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

SPECIALISED IN

BANKING, FINANCE & CAPITAL MARKETS, CORPORATE AND M&A, FUNDS, ENERGY, REAL ESTATE

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Nicholas Papapolitis is described by clients as “the best all-around lawyer in the Greek market

LEGAL 500 EMEA 2022

PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS / QUALIFICATIONS

Athens Bar

Solicitors Regulation Authority – Registered European Lawyer

International Bar Association

LEGAL EDUCATION

LLM (Merit) in Corporate and Commercial Law, Queen Mary College, Centre for Commercial Legal Studies, University of London

LLB (Hons), University College London

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

Chairman of the Investment and Finance Committee of the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK, Accredited Arbitrator (MCIArb)

SPEECHES / PRESENTATIONS

 

American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce 30th Annual Greek Economic Summit

2nd Athens Investment Forum 2019

The Hellenic Initiative 5th Annual Venture Fair

DELPHI ECONOMIC FORUM 2019

 Representative Matters

Intralot €100 Million Financing

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Intralot S.A. in relation to the issuance of a Bond Loan of up to €100 million with maturity date 30.06.2025, with Arrangers PIRAEUS BANK and the NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE. Initial bondholders are

Intralot SA €130 Million debut bond offering listed on the Athens Stock Exchange

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Intralot in relation to its debut €130 million public bond issuance completed in February 2024. The issuance led to an oversubscription of x1,55 times, of €201,87 Million and to a final

Morgan Stanley landmark €1billion Frontier II securitisation

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Morgan Stanley in its capacity as Arranger in the context of the Frontier II transaction, completed in February 2024, involving the securitization by the National Bank of Greece of a portfolio

Intralot S.A. €135M Share Capital Increase

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Intralot S.A. in connection with its pre-emptive share capital increase concluded in October 2023. The SCI was fully subscribed for by existing shareholders as well as new investors in the company,

Lamda Development €300Million Joint Venture with Temes S.A.

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Lamda Development on the completion of two strategic cooperation agreements with TEMES SA for the €300 Million joint development of two state-of-the-art, luxury 5-star hotels and the corresponding branded residences on

ECM Acquisition of Pavlides Marbles

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Pavlidis Marbles SA / ECM Partners in relation to the 100% acquisition of the Pavlidis Marbles Group.

Intracom Holdings corporate transformation

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Intracom Holdings in its corporate transformation into an investment company with a capacity of 0.5BN and in the incorporation of Intracom Properties and Intracom Ventures.  

Lamda Development’s acquisition of McArthur Glen Hellas

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised LAMDA Development S.A. in the 100% acquisition of McArthur Glen Hellas, the owner of the Mcarthur Glen Designer Outlet.

Morgan Stanley Frontier II sale of €1BN NPL Portofolio

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advises Morgan Stanley in its capacity as arranger in relation to the sale by National Bank of Greece with a multi-asset securitization of a portfolio of non-perfoming loans with a total book value of c. €1 Billion

Intracom Holdings sale of stake in Intrakat S.A.

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Intracom Holdings in relation to the sale of its 31.7% stake in Intrakat S.A. for €70.195 million

Intralot Share Capital Increase

Papapolitis & Papapolitis is advising the Intralot Group in relation to its share capital increase and strategic agreement with Standard General.

Euronet Worldwide, Inc. Completes Purchase of Merchant Acquiring Business of Piraeus Bank in Greece

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), a leading global financial technology solutions and payments provider, on the completion of the purchase of the Piraeus Bank Merchant Acquiring (PBMA) business of Piraeus Bank (Bank) in Greece.  

L+R Hotels Sale of Mixed Use Resort

Papapolitis & Papapolitis has advised the joint venture between L+R Hotels and Intradevelopment S.A. in relation to the sale of one of the largest mixed use resorts on the island of Mykonos.

Intralot $242 Million Refinancing

Papapolitis & Papapolitis has advised Intralot SA in relation to the refinancing of the debt facilities of the Intralot Group of companies and the issuance by Intralot Inc. of New Senior Secured Notes with a

PRODEA INVESTMENTS €300Million Green Bond Loan

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised the Joint Coordinators and Bookrunners (Piraeus Bank, National Bank of Greece, Alpha Bank and Eurobank) and the Lead Underwriters (Optima Bank and Euroxx Securities) in connection with the issuance and public

YORK CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN ANGSANA CORFU RESORT

Papapolitis & Papapolitis is advising York Capital Management in its investment in the Angsana Corfu Resort the first Banyan Tree Property to open in Europe.

SALE OF ILIDA BUSINESS CENTER TO PRODEA INVESTMENTS

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised LAMDA Development S.A. (“Lamda”) in connection with the sale of 100% of the shares of LAMDA ILIDA OFFICE S.M.S.A. (“LIO”) to Prodea Investments.

TECHINCAL OLYMPIC S.A. PARTNERSHIP WITH MOUNT STREET GROUP

Papapolitis & Papapolitis is advising Techincal Olympic S.A. in its strategic partnership with the Mount Street Group.

EURONET €300MILLION ACQUISITION OF PIRAEUS BANK’S MERCHANT ACQUIRING UNIT

Papapolitis & Papapolitis (P&P) is advising Euronet Worldwide on the €300 million acquisition of Piraeus Bank’s Merchant Acquiring Unit and on the formation of a long term strategic partnership between Euronet Worldwide and Piraeus Bank.

UNITED GROUP ACQUISITION OF FORTHNET S.A.

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised the United Group in its acquisition of Greek telecommunications and pay-TV provider Forthnet through the successful completion of a Mandatory Tender Offer completed on the Athens Stock Exchange.

HELLINIKON DEVELOPMENT – IRC

Papapolitis & Papapolitis has acted as a legal advisor to LAMDA Development S.A. in relation to the fulfilment of the respective condition precedent that provided, among others, the granting of a casino operating license through an international public

YORK AND ELEMENTS CAPITAL ACQUISITION OF FAMAR GROUP

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advises York Capital Management and Elements Capital Management on the acquisition of the southeastern perimeter of Famar’s European manufacturing activities.

MYTILINEOS €500 MILLION INTERNATIONAL BOND OFFERING

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised the initial purchasers J.P. Morgan Securities Plc., Citigroup Global Markets Limited, HSBC Bank Plc., Goldman Sachs International, Nomura International Plc., Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., Alpha Bank S.A.,

INVEL ACQUISITION OF NBG PANGAEA REIC

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Invel Real Estate (Invel), on the completion of Invel’s acquisition of a 32.7% stake in NBG Pangaea REIC (“Pangaea”) for a consideration of €390 million, from the National Bank of Greece

SOHO HOUSE ACQUISITION OF SCORPIOS BEACH CLUB AND SAN GIORGIO HOTEL

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for leading hotel chain Soho House in relation to their acquisition of Scorpios Beach Club and San Giorgio Hotel on the island of Mykonos.

PILLARSTONE FAMAR RESTRUCTURING

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Pillarstone (a KKR Credit pan-European platform) in its €234million multijurisdictional debt restructuring and recapitalisation of Famar AVE.

ACQUISITION OF 200MW WIND PARK PORTFOLIO BY INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE EQUITY FUND

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for a $75bn global investment firm in its acquisition and project financing of a 200MW portfolio of wind parks located throughout in Greece.

ACQUISITION OF €1.5BN NPL PORTFOLIO BY INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE EQUITY FUND

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for a $175bn alternative investment manager in their bid to acquire a €1.5bn NPL commercial real-estate portfolio from Piraeus Bank.

MULTIMILLION INVESTMENT IN GREEK REIC BY INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE EQUITY FUND

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for a $14bn global asset management firm in its investment in one of the largest Greek Real Estate Investment Companies listed on the Athens Stock Exchange.

ANCHORAGE AND CVC ACQUISITION OF IDEAL STANDARD S.A.

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Anchorage Capital Group LLC and CVC Capital Partners in relation to their investment in Ideal Standard S.A.

AVIS EUROPE AND OTOKOC MULTI-MILLION ACQUISITION OF AVIS HELLAS FROM PIRAEUS BANK

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Avis Europe Holdings and Otokoc Otomotiv for the multi-acquisition of Avis Hellas from Piraeus Bank.

ENERGEAN OIL & GAS $460MILLION IPO ON THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE

Papapolitis & Papapolitis has advised Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Stifel as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley as joint sponsors and RBC Capital Markets, Natixis and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment

PIMCO INVESTMENT IN GRIVALIA REIC

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for PIMCO in its investment in Grivalia REIC

CETRACORE ENERGY MULTI-MILLION INVESTMENT IN JETOIL THROUGH ARTICLE 106 PRE-BANKRUPTCY PROCESS

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Cetracore Energy GmbH in relation to its investment through an Article 106 pre-bankruptcy process for the restructuring of JetOil-Mamidoil S.A. one of the largest Greek oil trading companies.

SALE OF €150 MILLION CORPORATE PORTFOLIO FROM EUROBANK ERGASIAS S.A.

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for a leading US global investment management firm in its acquisition of a €150 Million corporate loan portfolio from Eurobank Ergasias S.A.

TICKETMASTER ACQUISITION OF TICKETHOUR

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) company, in its global acquisition of sports ticketing provider, the Tickethour Group. Please click here to view the press release.

NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE €1.16 BILLION LIABILITY MANAGEMENT EXERCISE AND EQUITY OFFERING

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted as local counsel to Goldman Sachs International, Morgan Stanley & Co International Plc, Nomura International plc, Commerzbank, NBG Securities, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, BNP Paribas, HSBC Bank Plc as joint global

GSO/BLACKSTONE GROUP IN INVESTMENT IN LISTED REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER LAMDA DEVELOPMENT ACQUIRING C20% OF THE COMPANY

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for the GSO/Blackstone Group in respect of its investment in the Greek listed real-estate development company Lamda Development SA. With this investment the GSO/Blackstone Group increased its shareholding participation in Lamda

INTRACOM HOLDINGS €330 MILLION SALE OF HOL TO VODAFONE GREECE

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Intracom Holdings in the €330 Million sale of Hellas Online, a leading provider of broadband and fixed telephony services listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, to Vodafone – Panafon Greece

MORGAN STANLEY AS ADVISOR TO THE HFSF FOR €2.86 BILLION EUROBANK SHARE CAPITAL INCREASE

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted on behalf of Morgan Stanley & Co International in its role as a financial advisor to the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund in the €2.86 Billion share capital increase of Eurobank Ergasias.

GOLDMAN SACHS AND MORGAN STANLEY UNDERWRITERS IN NBG’S €2.5 BILLION EQUITY OFFERING

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised the joint global coordinators and joint book runners, Goldman Sachs International and Morgan Stanley & Co International, Citigroup Global Markets, HSBC Bank, Mediobanca–Banca di Credito Finanziario, Merrill Lynch International and UBS

PAULSON & CO. IN INVESTMENT IN EYDAP

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Paulson & Co in its acquisition of 9.9% of the share capital of the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP).

INTRACOM HOLDINGS IN ITS €47 MILLION SALE OF INTRACOM TELECOM

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised international technology group Intracom Holdings in the sale of its 49% shareholding participation in Intracom Telecom for €47 Million.

BLACKROCK SOLUTIONS IN ITS DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE GREEK BANKING SYSTEM

A team led by Nicholas Papapolitis advised international advisory firm BlackRock Solutions in respect of their diagnostic assessment of the loan portfolios of a select group of Greek commercial banks following BlackRock’s engagement by the

THIRD POINT IN ITS €40 MILLION PARTICIPATION IN HELLENIC BANK’S SHARE CAPITAL INCREASE

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Third Point in its €40 Million investment in the Cypriot based Hellenic Bank following their recapitalization to reach a core TIER1 capital ratio of 9%, in accordance with the requirements

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Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias 16, 
10674 / Athens, Greece

T. +30 210 3615544 
F. +30 210 3609168 
E. athens@papapolitis.com

 

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