Nikolaos G. Andronikos: Lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Nikolaos G. Andronikos


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Practice Areas

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Latin America
  • Africa
  • Corporate Governance
  • Infrastructure
  • Private Equity
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Restructuring
  • Capital Markets
  • Leveraged Finance & Lending
  • Equity & Debt Capital Markets
Contact InfoTelephone: -16835
Fax: -16885
EducationUniversity of Athens, Greece (D.Law, 1990); Columbia Law School (LL.M., 1993)
Admitted1992, Athens, Greece (inactive); 1994, New York; 2003, Paris (inactive). (Not admitted in England)
LanguagesEnglish; French; Greek

Nikolaos Andronikos has been a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell since 2002 and has broad-based international corporate and finance experience mainly in Europe and Latin America, including in:

•Mergers and Acquisitions:

Advising corporate, private equity and sovereign wealth fund clients as principals, as well as representing financial advisers, on public and privately negotiated transactions (both buy-side and sell-side, including in auction and dual track structures) and in joint ventures.

•Capital Markets, Strategic Finance and Restructuring:

Advising corporate and financial institution clients and governments on international equity and debt financings in the capital markets, including initial public offerings, rights issues and privatizations and on other complex financing or reorganization transactions, as well as on ongoing corporate and securities law matters.

•Project Development and Finance:

Advising mainly sponsors on all aspects of multi-faceted projects, mostly in emerging markets, generally involving multiple sponsors and financing sources, including on consortium and other inter-sponsor arrangements, foreign investment, concession and other host government arrangements, project agreements (including construction, operation, tolling, throughput, offtake and other commercial agreements) and financing arrangements.

As part of his practice, Nikolaos Andronikos has acquired extensive industry expertise in several sectors, including:

•Energy and Environment


•Natural Resources, including Oil and Gas and Metals and Mining

•Telecommunications and Technology

Based in London since 2008, Nikolaos Andronikos has previously been assigned to the Firm's offices in Paris (1996-1998 and 2001-2007) and New York (1993-1996 and 1999-2001).

Nikolaos Andronikos is a member of the Firm's Diversity Committee.

He is member of the New York bar and has also been admitted to the Paris and Athens bars (both inactive). He speaks English, French, Greek and German.

Selected Publications

Recent publications include A U.S. lawyer's perspective on the EU Takeover Directive inCommon Legal Framework for Takeover Bids in Europe, Cambridge University Press, Law Practitioner Series, 2008.


Chambers Global(2013, 2014)

European Legal Experts: Project Finance and Energy(2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

European Legal Experts: Banking & Finance(2006, 2007, 2008, 2010)

Euromoney'sGuide to the World's Leading Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers(2006, 2008, 2009)

The Legal 500- Latin America (2013)

Reported CasesSELECTED REPRESENTATIONS Private M&A; Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in the DKK8 billion investment by funds managed by it in DONG Energy alongside two Danish pension funds;Brait and Lord Kirkham as members of a consortium in the 1.45 billion acquisition of Iceland Food Group Limited;Goldman Sachs Capital Partners VI Funds on their 1.2 billion acquisition, with TPG Capital, of Ontex from Candover Investments;Rio Tinto in the over $3.5 billion divestment of its Alcan Global Packaging business;France Telecom in the 3.3 billion sale of its remaining interest in PagesJaunes to private equity fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts;Thomson in connection with its joint venture with TCL International Holdings to form TTE Corporation Public M&A; Coca-Cola HBC in its exchange offer for the shares of Coca-Cola Hellenic in view of the listing of the Coca-Cola Hellenic group on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange and the NYSE with a parallel listing on the Athens exchange under a new holding company;Goldman Sachs International as financial advisor to Eurobank EFG in connection with the exchange offer for its shares by National Bank of Greece;Natixis as financial advisor and presenting bank in relation to Paris Orleans, in connection with its reorganization by way of a series of contributions in kind of participations followed by a mandatory tender offer;Kubota Corporation in its acquisition of Kverneland ASA;A financial adviser to Gaz de France in its $60.85 billion merger with Suez;Allianz SE in its approximately $13.3 billion acquisition of the minority interests in Assurances Generales de France (AGF);France Telecom in the approximately $715 million acquisition of the minority interests in Equant by way of a synthetic merger;France Telecom in its $4.9 billion acquisition of the minority interests in Wanadoo Capital Markets; Funds managed by Goldman Sacs Merchant Banking Division and TPG Capital, as selling shareholders, in connection with certain aspects of the initial public offering of the Ontex Group;Barclays in connection with strategies to improve its capital ratios;Suez Environnement in its 8.3 billion partial spinoff from Suez (now Suez GDF) and initial listing;EDF in the 390 million initial public offering of EDF Energies Nouvelles;Axa in its 4.1 billion capital increase as part of its financing plan for the Winterthur acquisition;The underwriters in the 930 million global initial offering of Eutelstat Communications;The underwriters in the 6.35 billion global initial offering of EDF;France Telecom in the $1.63 billion initial public offering of PagesJaunes;France Telecom in the transaction that brought the Republic of France below majority ownership by way of a 1.15 billion secondary share sale and issue of convertible bonds Project Development and Finance; Kinross Gold Corporation in connection with its projects in Mauritania;The project sponsors and then the project company in the $1.2 billion financing of the OCP crude oil pipeline project in Ecuador;The project sponsors and then the project company in the $2.4 billion Ocensa crude oil pipeline project in Colombia;The sponsor consortium in the $385 million Jose crude oil terminal in Venezuela
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Nikolaos G. Andronikos

1 New Fetter Lane
London EC4A 1AN

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