“First of all,” said Nicholas Papapolitis, Managing Partner of Papapolitis & Papapolitis, “there was a very big debate, and a very big pause, on everything that had to do with investment in Greece and Greek businesses up until the completion of the first Review by the Troika.”
Clifford Chance and its Turkish arm, the Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership, have advised the QNB Group on its acquisition of the National Bank of Greece's 99.81% stake in Finansbank A.S. in Turkey. Freshfields and the Verdi law firm advised the sellers. QNB Group announced that it would launch a Mandatory Tender Offer in Turkey for the remaining 0.19%.
Drakopoulos and the React anti-counterfeiting network, working in cooperation with the Greek police, are reporting a seizure of 25,000 fake clothing items in a warehouse in an Athenian suburb on April 26, 2016, and describing it as "marking the symbolic character of the World Intellectual Property Day."
Women’s Day is behind us, but the subjects of gender equality and equal opportunity are of year-round concern. This, the first part of a special two-part CEE Legal Matters article on women in private practice in CEE, provides the numbers and percentages from leading law firms across CEE, as well as a more thorough snapshot of one representative market. Part II of the report, in the June issue, will pull back the curtain even more, providing feedback and perspectives from lawyers across the region.
English solicitor and Scottish national Marie Kelly is a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in Athens, where she heads the firm’s Greek Dispute Resolution Practice. She specializes in shipping litigation and shipping contracts including ship-building contracts, and also has a great deal of experience in arbitration and in commercial litigation in the high court.
Kelly got her law degree from the University of Glasgow in 1982 and subsequently studied at the College of Europe in Bruges and the University of Edinburgh. She has been with Norton Rose Fulbright since 1998, when she moved with her husband to Athens.
Papapolitis & Papapolitis announced that it advised Goldman Sachs International and Morgan Stanley & Co. International as joint global coordinators and joint book runners in connection with an offering by National Bank of Greece of 1,136,363,637 new ordinary shares at a price of EUR 2.20 per share designed to boost its core capital.