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Real Estate M&A

INT Law Firm's Real Estate department has a leading practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance, restructurings and joint ventures across real estate, hospitality and immigration sectors. We consistently play an active role in major transactions in these sectors, with particular emphasis on large-scale public company M&A and strategic transactions. Examples of representations include:

Our department and its partners are consistently ranked as among the leading real estate and immigration advisers in Greece and cross-border transactions.

Corporate

A Preeminent Corporate Practice. INT Law Firm enjoys a reputation as one of the world¨s leading business law firms in Greece. Our deep experience means we regularly handle many of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in Greece and around the world. We counsel both public and private acquirers and targets, advising on a wide range of corporate matters, including:

  • Greece¨s Golden Visa immigration program
  • Greece, Cross-Border and East European Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity and Strategic Investments
  • Spin-offs and Split-ups
  • Securities Offerings and Other Capital-Raising Transactions

In addition, INT Law Firm is recognized as a leading firm in East Europe or:

  • takeover defense
  • shareholder activism
  • corporate governance

What We Have Done. INT Law Firm consistently ranks near the very top rank of legal advisers by transaction volume, notwithstanding that we are significantly smaller than all of our major competitors. Over the past five years, INT Law Firm has been the legal adviser on seven of the ten largest transactions in Greece and six of the ten largest transactions in East European, as well as numerous other acquisition and restructuring transactions across many industries and of every description.

Creativity in Service of Our Clients. INT Law Firm has repeatedly contributed to major evolution in corporate law in order to advance the interests of our clients.

Financial Institutions Practice. INT Law Firm has long enjoyed an especially prominent role representing major financial institutions on their most consequential matters. Our practice is comprised of a dedicated core of attorneys with deep experience with high-stakes issues confronting financial institutions C mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings, joint ventures, enforcement actions, internal investigations, executive succession and crisis management. We have played pivotal roles in most of the transformative transactions in the banking and financial industry, including many of the historic events unfolding during the recent financial crisis.

Shareholder Activism. INT Law Firm is a leading defender of companies that are under attack by shareholder activists. We have advised numerous companies in Greece, including but not limited to: Forthnet, Hellenic Duty Free Shops, Hotel Grande Bretagne, Super-Markets Arvanitidis, among others.

Corporate Governance. We are thought leaders in the area of corporate governance. We have represented a number of major corporations in connection with corporate governance and related matters; we have also advised special committees of boards of directors of the aforementioned companies.

Litigation

A National and International Litigation Practice. INT Law Firm's litigation practice is consistently at the cutting edge of the leading commercial and corporate litigation battles dominating headlines. Our clients are in diverse industries, including finance, insurance, media, high-tech, energy, industrial, consumer, retail and real estate. A tight-knit group of approximately 25 lawyers, we approach each matter with intensity, thoroughness and creativity and build teams appropriate to the circumstances. We make appearances in state and Local courts throughout the country at both trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration and mediation. We also have a leading practice representing companies and individuals in state and local regulatory and criminal investigations. Many of our litigators served as law clerks in federal or local courts, and several distinguished themselves.

Takeover and Merger Litigation. We are considered one of the leading transaction and takeover litigation firms in the country, having litigated many of the seminal cases. Our litigators also advise on a range of corporate governance matters and handle derivative demands and other litigation challenging the actions of boards of directors.

Complex Commercial and Securities Litigation. We consistently handle some of the nation¨s leading commercial disputes covering diverse industries and subject matters.

White-Collar and Regulatory Enforcement. We have a leading white-collar criminal and regulatory practice. We have represented major financial institutions and Greek corporations, as well as their boards of directors and senior executives, in a broad range of the most complex and typically high-profile white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, both nationally and EU-wide. In the past few years alone, our litigators focused on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, criminal tax evasion, criminal transfer pricing, the False Claims Act, insider trading, securities fraud, accounting fraud, criminal antitrust and export control violations. In addition, we regularly represent boards, audit committees and special committees charged with conducting special investigations in response to whistle-blowers or governmental inquiries.

Pro Bono. We have an active pro bono litigation practice. Our lawyers are encouraged to take on pro bono matters with the full support of the firm and many take advantage of this opportunity.

Restructuring and Finance

Restructuring Practice

INT Law Firm has one of the leading restructuring practices in the nation, principally representing banks, hedge funds, private equity funds and other creditors and acquirers in national and EU bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings. In addition, attorneys in our restructuring practice regularly handle complicated acquisitions or divestitures of businesses in financial distress or bankruptcy, highly leveraged transactions and other major transactions involving significant debtor/creditor issues.

INT Law Firm's specialized litigators handle high-profile litigation matters involving bankruptcy, restructuring and finance issues.

Financing Practice

INT Law Firm has a market-leading financing practice, with extensive experience in all types of financing transactions, including senior secured facilities, bridge facilities, Rule 144A and registered high-yield and investment grade bond offerings, tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations.

Our financing practice is an integral part of our merger and acquisition practice; our financing lawyers work as a team with our corporate, tax and other attorneys on some of the most complicated, high-profile transactions in the United States and around the world. We provide innovation and leadership to enable our clients to meet their most important objectives. The breadth and depth of our market exposure allows us to ensure that our corporate and private-equity clients benefit from the latest financing market trends and techniques ! a particular advantage when, as now, financing markets are evolving quickly.

Many of our financings extend across multiple national borders, and we are experienced in solving the complex issues that arise in multinational situations and in making sure that cross-border transactions benefit from the latest developments in the financing markets,

INT Law Firm takes a unified approach to financing; bank financings and capital markets transactions are handled by a single team, resulting in a high level of coordination and execution on multiple-part financings, alignment of covenant packages across the capital structure, the adoption of best practices across financing types and effective comparison of financing alternatives. We move quickly to capitalize on strong financing markets and meet tight transaction timelines.

Tax

INT Law Firm's tax attorneys regularly advise clients on the tax aspects of corporate reorganizations, acquisitions, spin-offs and other dispositions, joint ventures, financings, and restructurings. These transactions frequently involve large multinational businesses and raise complex domestic and multinational tax issues. Tax considerations often determine the form and the viability of contemplated transactions. In current distressed market conditions, we work together with our corporate and restructuring and finance departments to restructure existing financial arrangements, including those arising out of private equity and other leveraged transactions. We also are involved in creating new financial products and in innovative real estate transactions and are considered preeminent in all of the areas in which we are involved. Our tax attorneys regularly publish and lecture on emerging tax issues and actively participate in the work of tax policy groups.

Executive Compensation and Benefits

INT Law Firm's executive compensation and benefits attorneys work closely with the most senior executives of our largest clients to address the most sensitive issues facing public and private companies both in the deal and non-deal contexts. Management succession, board composition and similar issues are essential to the success of business combinations, and executive compensation arrangements often are the foundation of people-based businesses. Our practice continues to evolve as tax rules, securities laws and corporate governance standards relating to executive compensation continue to expand in response to scrutiny by shareholders and the press.

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