Harneys is pleased to announce the hire of Theodoros Zafiropoulos as International Senior Counsel to its Cyprus Banking & Finance practice.
Theodoros joined Harneys in June from Norton Rose Fulbright and has practised in London, Moscow, Amsterdam (on secondment with ING Bank N.V.) and Athens. He has deep experience in banking and corporate finance matters, project finance and energy, restructuring, group refinancing transactions and monitoring problem loans, as well as joint venture arrangements and shareholders’ agreements, share sale and purchase agreements and other M&A transactions.
Theodoros’ clients include multilateral financial institutions, international and domestic banks, private equity funds and corporate borrowers; international oil and gas companies, governments, national oil companies and lenders, and state-owned and private companies for corporate matters.
Pavlos Aristodemou, Managing Partner of Harneys’ Cyprus office, commented: “Harneys Cyprus is known as a heavyweight transactional team with an international focus tailored to the high standards of our global clients. We are pleased to have a lawyer of Theodoros’ calibre join us as we continue to build unparalleled strength in capital markets transactions and international restructurings. We are regularly involved in the jurisdiction’s most complex cross-border financings, largest capital markets transactions, and highest value international restructurings – and we are delighted to add Theodoros to our leading team.”
Theodoros added: “I am very pleased to be joining a team with such an outstanding reputation. It is exciting to be part of the Harneys’ growth story and, after two months in the role, I firmly believe that Harneys Cyprus is the right platform for me to further develop my practice and clientele by offering to the clients in the region an unmatched quality of service that only Harneys can deliver.”
Theodoros has extensive knowledge of Europe’s Oil & Gas sector, and is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. He is a recognised expert in Russian business and is a member of the Hellenic Russian Chamber of Commerce where he served on the board of directors from 2014 to 2017, prior to relocating to Cyprus. Theodoros is recommended for Banking & Finance by Chambers and Partners and IFLR.
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