IFLR 1000 2014

Kelemenis & Co is best known for its work on corporate matters specifically in the energy and leisure industries; however, the firm has been making a concerted effort to break into the financing space in the last few years. There is evidence that this is working and a stream of mandates from the likes of China Development Bank and Alpha Bank is a good base from which the practice can build.

Ioanna Lazaridou, Konstantina Soultati, Tom Kyriakopoulos and Yannis Kelemenis are the key figures within the finance and corporate teams. Highlights in the finance area in the last year include acting for China Development Bank on a €94 million project finance facility in the energy sector and advising Alpha Bank as lead arranger and bondholder agent in a syndicated bond loan. In the M&A area transactional highlights included acting for Youtravel.com on its sale to FTI Touristik and a number of other confidential mandates in the tourism sector. In project finance, the firm, like much of the market. has seen mandates in the renewable sector including new projects but also the sale of portfolios in the areas of solar and wind.