Margarita Kontogeorgou is a member of our Litigation team and also assists our M&A practice. She has advised on a wide range of complex corporate issues such as sale-and-purchase agreements and IPOs to the main market of the Athens Stock Exchange and was a member of the Lambadarios team advising on the demerger of DEPA, the public gas corporation. On the litigation front, she has represented energy providers, including Volterra and Heron on dispute matters relating to consumer protection rights.

Her areas of expertise include Greek and German civil law, private international law and European private law.

She has authored numerous publications in distinguished Law Journals in Germany and in Greece.

Areas of expertise

Notable M&A cases


  • Advised Hellenic Petroleum S.A. (HELPE) on its €90million acquisition from Copelouzos Group and International Constructional S.A. of two operating wind farms in Mani with a total capacity of 55.2MW.
  • Advised Dromeus Capital on the acquisition of real estate entity Ektonon, a GEK Terna-affiliated entity.
  • Advised Louis subsidiary Celestyal Cruises limited, one of the leading cruise companies in Greece, on its acquisition by Searchlight Capital Partner.
  • Advised on the acquisition of certain interests in Famar Group, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Greece, by Metric Capital Partners LLP.
  • Advised Fiera Capital as local councils in the acquisition of shareholders’ stake in the optic-fiber entity Medianet.
  • Advised listed company Epsilon Net in the acquisition and corporate restructuring of Singular Logic.
  • Advised Engie S.A., a French multinational electric utility company, in divesting its Greek subsidiaries through the share sale-and-transfer of its facilities-management entity Engie Hellas to an upcoming Greek fund.
  • Advised, Engie S.A., a French multinational electric utility company, on the sale of its energy entities Heron I and Heron II to leading Greek energy company GEK Terna.
  • Advised Kew Capital and Monterock International on the acquisition of one of the larger mixed-use resorts in Mykonos by way of share transfer deal.
  • Advising ICON Infrastructure, one of the leading infrastructure funds out of the UK, on a major investment into a listed company in the Athens Stock Exchange ATHEX active in renewable energy.
  • Advising El Sewedy Electric in the legal due diligence and acquisition of four SPVs currently operating wind farms in Greece.
  • Advising DEPA the public gas corporation on the privatization process run by the HRADF for the sale of the DEPA Commercial to an interested investor for an estimated value of between €300m and €400m.
  • Advising DEPA the public gas corporation on the privatization of DEPA Infrastructure through a privatization process run by the HRADF for the sale of the gas grid infrastructure around Greece for an estimated €700m.
  • Advising Hines on a joint venture with the National Bank of Greece to redevelop Athens Heart Mall into a 22,000m2 premium-outlet mall, named Gazi Outlets.

Notable Real Estate cases


  • Advised Dromeus Capital on the acquisition of real estate entity Ektonon, a GEK Terna-affiliated entity.
  • Advised Kew Capital and Monterock International on the acquisition of one of the larger mixed-use resorts in Mykonos by way of share transfer deal.
  • Advising Hines on project Cyan for the acquisition of several hotels in Crete through two major share sale-and-purchase transactions valued in total at approximately €70m.

Notable Capital Markets cases


  • Advised Epsilon Net on the process to be re-listed on the stock exchange on the primary market without affecting its pricing on the secondary market.
  • Advised listed company Epsilon Net on the acquisition and corporate restructuring of Singular Logic.
  • Advised GHCO UK on setting up a new company under Greek law, including obtaining authorization from the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission and issuing a license under a specific financial direction.
  • Advised Epsilon Net on migrating from the secondary ATHEX market to the main market of the Athens Stock Exchange.
  • Advised BriQ REIC on company set-up and IPO to Athens Stock Exchange.
  • Completed the due diligence on BriQ REIC to be listed on the Athens Stock exchange for the purposes of the prospectus to be filed with the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission for the listing of the shares. We acted for Eurobank on this matter.
  • Advising Alpha Bank in financing Hines for the development of Academy Gardens, a greenfield project in the Athens Metro Area.

Notable Project Finance & Development cases


  • Advised Sterner Stenhus on the first secondary sale of an availability – based PPP in Greece. Avax sold an operational school PPP comprising of 10 schools in the Attica region.

Litigation

Notable Litigation cases


  • Representing Heron S.A., an energy provider, in regulatory procedure before the Regulatory Authority for Energy in relation to delays in payment of regulatory charges and in regulatory procedure before the Athens Court of First Instance against a number of consumer unions. GP
  • Representing Volterra S.A., an energy provider, in regulatory procedure before the Athens Court of First Instance against a number of consumer unions.
  • Greek
  • English
  • German
  • PhD in Private International Law & Law of Capital Markets, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (2018)
  • LLM in Civil Liability issues of international Rating Agencies, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau (2014)
  • Law Degree, Demokrition University of Thrace (2011)

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