Athanasia joined the Firm in 2001 and is Joint Head of the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets Group. At the core of Athanasia’s practice is vast experience of structuring, drafting, negotiating and advising on the feasibility and implementation of international financial transactions. She advises extensively on derivatives and collateral arrangements as well as on regulatory compliance. She has been working on the legal and regulatory aspects of the development of a secondary market of non-performing loans in the portfolios of Greek systemic banks and has been advising Greek and international clients on these matters. Athanasia has significant experience in advising corporates and international and domestic credit and financial institutions on financial restructurings and insolvency proceedings. Her clients include all the major banks and financial institutions with a local presence and she has acted in innovative and ground breaking deals which have paved the way for future transactions in the banking sector. Prior to joining the Firm she worked with the Commercial Bank of Greece.