AI Issue 11 2017

Acquisition International - November 2017 21 Ikonomopoulos and Partners is a boutique firm engaged in Greek and International legal practice. We profile the practice to learn how it came to be awarded ‘Leading Adviser in Foreign Investment Law – Greece’ in our renowned Leading Adviser Awards 2017. ocusing on corporate law, Ikonomopoulos and Partners supports a wide range of clients in a myriad of practice areas including foreign direct investment, privatizations, M&A, banking, capital markets, real estate, property and tourism investment and development. As such, the firm is able to support a range of clients. In the Tourism Investment sector, the firm acted, between 2007-2014, inter alia, as the Greek legal counsel to Dolphin Capital Investors a leading investor in the residential resort sector in south-east Europe and at some point, the largest real estate investment company listed on AIM. It has also been appointed and provided advice to the Inter Ministerial Committee of Privatizations on an ETA asset privatization project, to the Hellenic Republic Asset Fund, institutional investors a.o. In terms of engagement with large infrastructure projects, the firm was, inter alia, appointed in 1996 by the Parliamentary opposition as the legal controller of the Concession agreement for the Design -Construction, Financing and Operation of the Rion-Antirion Bridge (budget: 460MECU) as well as for the Concession Agreement for the Design- Construction, Financing and Operation of Elefsina – Stavros -Spata Airport Motorway & Ymittos Western Peripheral Motorway (budget: 898MECU). Company: Ikonomopoulos & Partners, LLP Contact: Harris Ikonomopoulos Contact Email: ikonomopou- Address: 4, Koumbari St. Athens, GR 10674, Greece Phone: 0030 210 3613 615 Website: Leading Adviser Awards 2017 & Leading Adviser in Foreign Investment Law - Greece F 1710AI08 With regards to the firm’s engagement with the requirement for transparency in major cases of public interest against corrupt practices the firm initiated, funded and advised a mass citizens group requiring disclosure regarding the “SIEMENS” case and advised in 2009 SYRIZA’s Parliamentary Group during the Rogatory Committee on the “Siemens scandal”. In the Downstream Oil & Gas field the firm has granted, among others, advice to the London’s Headquarters of the British Petroleum Company Plc on issues pertaining to the merger of its lubricant and retail fuel business with Mobil Oil in Greece. Additionally, in the Upstream field, the firm advised Triton Energy Limited in 1996 and in the course of the First Licensing Round for the bidding, negotiations and award of two License Agreements for Exploration and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons in Western Greece and, in particular, in the offshore area of Gulf of Patraikos (West) and onshore Aitoloakarnania. Legal Services are provided on an hourly rate basis as a standard practice with minimum charges according to the Attorneys Code of Ethics or a special written agreement. Ultimately, the guiding principle of Ikonomopoulos and Partners’ service to its clients is the exercise preventative law, and moving forward this will remain the practice’s core focus as it looks to build upon its current success and grow even further. “...the guiding principle of Ikonomopoulos and Partners’ service to its clients is the exercise preventative law, and moving forward this will remain the practice’s core focus...”