Sophia Alonistioiti is a counsel within our Real Estate and Energy practice groups. She has played a critical role in completing numerous multimillion-euro transactions, advising clients on the most efficient transaction structures and conducting detailed due diligence.
She provides expert legal due diligence in support of real estate acquisitions for a range of clients including major international and domestic REICs such as BriQ Properties and Grivalia Properties, as well as global real estate developers such as Hines. These real estate investments range from office complexes and commercial properties in Athens to listed buildings in Piraeus, and hotel and leisure properties and developments throughout Greece.
As well as acquisitions and sales, Sophia advises clients on a variety of leasing, sale and leaseback transactions, operation agreements, and relocations and refurbishing.
Sophia also works within our Energy practice, providing legal due diligence on a wide range of renewables projects, including wind and photovoltaic farms. She regularly advises on transfers of energy production and trading licenses and has represented clients before Greece’s energy regulator when disputes have arisen.
Sophia is a leading expert in the real estate sector. She has led the Lambadarios team in detailed due diligence on a wide range of assets including malls, supermarkets and retail and office spaces, State-owned buildings, hotels, greenfield projects, transport and logistics sites and warehousing, and mining assets. She has also led due diligences on the real estate collaterals in NPL portfolios for buy and sell-side transactions and in a variety of banking and finance arrangements.
Sophia advises companies on the formation of property holding companies and joint ventures, and on the most appropriate transaction structures, including share and sale-and-purchase arrangements.
She advises clients, including many leading global corporations, on their head office leasing arrangements, sale and leaseback transactions, relocations and refurbishing. Sophia has also worked with the leading REICs in negotiating and executing complex triple-net leases on properties for lease to key clients, and has supported clients in the hospitality and tourism sector advising on operation agreements and leasing of properties to major hotel operators.
She works closely with our notary team for acquisitions and due diligence on real estate assets, including environmental (forestry, land-use rights), and urban-planning legislation issues such as normalizing assets prior to sale.
Real Estate Investment Companies (REICs) – Recent Projects
Real Estate Funds
Leasing & Rentals
Sophia applies her legal due diligence expertise to transactions in the energy sector, working with our Energy practice on a wide range of renewables projects including wind and photovoltaic farms, as well as transfers of SPVs that own licenses relating to renewables. She advises clients on issues relating to licenses of electric energy production from renewables, electricity trading, complex agreements on RES projects and, where necessary, represents clients before the energy regulator.
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