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Greek firm Potamitis Vekris has helped Athens-headquartered jeweller Folli Follie secure sanction of a long-anticipated rehabilitation agreement with creditors advised by Greenberg Traurig - four years after a forensic audit found the company’s Asian sales had been inflated by more than US$1 billion.
31 January 2022
UK corporates experienced the highest levels of relative distress in Europe during the pandemic, a new study from Weil Gotshal & Manges has found, with liquidity pressures now rising as governments roll back financial stimulus measures.
16 December 2021
Shareholders of Greek ship fuel supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network have reached a partial settlement with PwC’s Greek arm, bringing an end to claims the auditor failed to spot a US$300 million fraud before the company’s bankruptcy.
12 November 2021
Scandal-hit Greek jewellery retailer Folli Follie has announced a preliminary deal with an ad hoc group of unsecured creditors to restructure its outstanding debt.
28 November 2019
Sidley Austin pharmaceuticals client Famar has completed a €174 million debt restructuring in Greece with support from a KKR bad loan management platform advised by Weil Gotshal & Manges.
13 December 2018
The joint liquidators of the Luxembourg-based parent of Greek telecoms group Hellas have been ordered to pay indemnity costs to private equity houses Apax Partners and TPG after the “sudden, unexplained discontinuance” of a €1 billion avoidance claim against them.
18 October 2018
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Watson Farley & Williams have guided container company Danaos through an out-of-court refinancing of its US$2.2 billion debt.
17 August 2018
Greece failed to take “all measures necessary” to recover unlawful state aid awarded to a now-insolvent Greek textile company, breaching its obligations under the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), an EU court has ruled.
22 January 2018
Athens was recently back in the headlines following a public disagreement between the Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund on future bailouts. In this edition of the sovereign debt column, Lee C Buchheit, a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York, reflects back on Greece’s landmark 2012 debt restructuring, which he helped to craft.
20 March 2017
An EU Court has found that the concepts of legitimate expectation and legal certainty cannot be used to challenge monetary policy decisions, rejecting claims against the European Central Bank brought by French investors in Greek debt.
24 January 2017
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