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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Finance 2011 (2)

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Innovation€1.8bn capital raising for the National Bank of Greece
Originality6
Rationale6
Impact5
Total17
DescriptionFaced with a need to increase the bank’s capitalisation, the firm used extremely short-term convertible debt-for-equity notes to circumvent a restriction on new equity offerings. Has significantly improved the bank's core tier-1 capital ratio.

Finance 2011

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InnovationTele Columbus restructuring
Originality6
Rationale6
Impact6
Total18
DescriptionPut in place the first English scheme of arrangement for a German company. The scheme enabled €1.1bn of debt to be effectively restructured, expanding the range of jurisdictions in which a UK scheme would be effective.