International Senior Counsel
Expertise and Professional Background
Theodoros Zafiropoulos is a Banking and Finance lawyer in Harneys’ Cyprus office. Theodoros regularly acts for multilateral financial institutions, international and domestic banks, private equity funds and corporate borrowers, in banking and corporate finance matters, as well as in project finance and energy, advising international oil and gas companies, governments, national oil companies and lenders on major energy transactions.
Theodoros has extensive experience working with financial institutions and borrowers on restructuring and work-out arrangements, group refinancing transactions and monitoring problem loans, and has been involved in corporate matters advising state-owned and private companies on joint venture arrangements and shareholders’ agreements, share sale and purchase agreements and other M&A transactions.
Theodoros studied law at the University of Athens and obtained an LLM in International Economic Law from Warwick University. He is qualified to practice in England and Greece and is a member of the International Bar Association, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Hellenic Russian Chamber of Commerce (where he served on the board of directors from 2014 to 2017, when he relocated to Cyprus).
Prior to joining Harneys in 2017, Theodoros worked at Norton Rose Fulbright (2001-2017) in London, Moscow, Amsterdam (on secondment with ING Bank working on the front desk of its Oil and Gas desk for Europe and the CIS) and Athens.
University of Athens – School of Law (LLB) 2000
University of Warwick – School of Law (LLM in International Economic Law) 2001
England & Wales 2004
Chambers Global: Theodoros is recommended by Chambers Global 2012 in Banking & Finance, Russia “for his ability to handle challenging negotiations” and in Corporate/M&A for “his ability to understand Russian business and to match it with the demands of Western clients”.
IFLR1000: Theodoros is recommended by IFLR1000 in Banking & Finance for the years 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
IFLR1000: Theodoros is recognized as a "rising star" by IFLR1000 in Banking & Finance,Greece 2018.
The Best Lawyers in Russia: Theodoros was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Russia 2014 in the field of Banking and Finance Law.