This article examines whether the impact of COVID-19 pandemic may constitute a force majeure event under Greek law perspective and if so, how it may affect the performance of contractual obligations in the Greek jurisdiction
Our deep industry expertise in transport, energy and real estate allows us to deliver exceptional value to private equity investors.
As new entrants increasingly invest in non-traditional sectors, a real understanding of the underlying assets can be the key to success. Having worked with early market participants in our core sectors, we continue to provide deep industry expertise and legal acumen to help private equity investors navigate the complexities of these markets.
We advise private equity and venture capital funds across a range of sectors and investment solutions including open-end funds, leveraged buy-outs (LBOs), M&A, Management Buy-ins (MBIs) and Management Buy-outs (MBOs), mezzanine finance, venture and growth capital, private investments in public equity (PIPES) and access to public markets.
By bringing together our expertise in tax, corporate, regulatory, employment, finance and restructuring we deliver on all stages of the lifecycle of an investment – from fund establishment, through due diligence, investment, management to eventual wind down. Not only is this approach valuable for new market entrants in their initial risk assessment, but across the industry where funds are often required to set out an exit strategy at the outset.
We have particular expertise in non-performing loans. Our international team has advised on some of the most high profile loan portfolio sales and purchases in the maritime sector. This experience of complex portfolio transfers of syndicated and bilateral loans, as well as hedging products, alongside our expertise in maritime finance and security means we are uniquely suited to advise on such transactions.
We also have experience in trading all types of maritime debt in the secondary market and regularly act for private equity houses, hedge funds and commercial banks, helping them manage the disposal and acquisition of these loan assets.
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The spread of COVID-19 has caused in view of the potential effect on facility agreements. While the effect of the pandemic may be temporary, there is likely to be an increased need for liquidity in an environment, where new loans will be difficult to obtain.
Germany has implemented measures to support businesses struggling from the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic. This includes a protective financial shield as well as changes to German civil and insolvency law.