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Alex Kyriakoulis

Partner

London

Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

Office Telephone: +44 (0)20 7264 8000
Office Fax: +44 (0)20 7264 8888

Direct Dial (London): +44 (0)20 7264 8782

Mobile: +44 (0)7823 532 674

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Alex focuses on complex corporate matters worldwide. He represents entrepreneurs, governments and companies ranging from start-ups to multinational conglomerates, and is highly recommended by clients in the Legal 500 UK 2017 which states that the 'well-informed, resourceful, responsive and highly effective' Alex Kyriakoulis is a 'trusted pair of hands', and 'always excels', and is als recommended in the Legal 500 UK 2014, which states that he 'works very well under extreme pressure'. IFLR1000 lists him as Highly Regarded for M&A and Project Development. Prior to HFW, Alex was with Clifford Chance in London.

Alex's expertise:

  • Representing buyers, sellers and management teams on cross-border M&A, private equity and buy-out transactions involving the acquisition or disposal of companies or assets, including AIK Banka a.d. on the acquisition of Alpha Bank Serbija, Australian private equity house Pacific Road on the disposal of Mantle Diamonds, and the managers of Bambi and Knjaz Milos on the sale of the Danube Food group of companies to private equity firm Mid Europa Partners
  • Advising on large scale infrastructure projects structured as PPPs or privatisations, including representing the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on the €535 million sale of a majority stake in the national natural gas transmission system operator, representing the Panama Canal Authority on the multi-billion tender for the construction and operation of the Corozal transshipment container terminal in the Panama Canal, advising ICTSI on numerous bids for ports in the Mediterranean, advising the owner of a regional UK business jet airport on its proposed expansion and development, and advising COSCO Pacific on numerous matters such as the €230 million extension of its concession to operate the Piraeus Container Terminal
  • Advising boards of directors of listed and unlisted companies and public sector clients on a wide range of corporate governance and strategic matters, including the board of directors of Croatian oil company INA on the potential sale of MOL's 49% stake in INA, Jersey Ports on the proposals to transform it into a body corporate owned by the States of Jersey (the corporatisation is the subject of a public consultation), and the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development on certain national issues relating to its maritime transport sector
  • Representing private family investors, financial institutions and other sponsors in the UK, mainland Europe and around the world on a broad range of innovative funds and strategic partnership/JV transactions including a complex FFA fund, the first shipping fund aimed at the UK retail market, a Cayman Islands dry bulk shipping fund, a proposed US$500 million aircraft leasing fund and numerous joint ventures between established ship-owning families and financial investors
  • Assisting entrepreneurs and privately held companies on a broad range of transactions including an energy storage start-up, the establishment of a diagnostics distribution business in EMEA, an investment in a litigation fund, and acquisitions of commercial property (hotels)
  • Advising issuers and investors on listed and unlisted debt securities such as the novel Synthesis trade finance receivables securitisation structured as a US$500 million medium term note listed on the Luxembourg stock exchange
  • Advising on the structuring and implementation of complex restructurings, such as representing an Asia-Pac bank on a US$300 million debt-to-(synthetic) equity-swap involving a major international commodities company, a seller of over US$500 million worth of claims in the STX Pan Ocean Rehabilitation following a successful auction sale process, an agribusiness group in CEE on its financial and corporate restructuring involving numerous banks, shareholders and other stakeholders, and shareholders on their interests in a power plant project in West Africa

London

The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.

It offers the full range of services that HFW provides globally, with partners from the London office working closely with all the other HFW offices, as well as in many jurisdictions around the world. HFW moved to its current premises in September 2008, having previously been in nearby Lloyds Avenue for almost 100 years.

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