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Mythily Katsaris

Mythily Katsaris

Partner

I lead the India Desk with Sunil Sheth, and I am the head of the Luxury Assets Group, and I am our Inclusion and Diversity partner. I am dual-qualified in England and Wales as well as India. I am recognised by Legal 500, Chambers and the India Business Law Journal for my specialism in cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures. I have particular expertise in advising entrepreneurs on a variety of business interests, including real estate, manufacturing, hospitality and leisure.

About

After qualifying as a lawyer in India, while working for a former Solicitor General, I came to London to study at the LSE. I then joined Fladgate as a newly qualified solicitor, where I rose through the ranks to become the youngest female partner at the firm in 2013.

My clients include Indian companies and HNW individuals from the Indian diaspora. I also advise companies wishing to do business in India.

I have a pragmatic approach when advising clients who appreciate my handling of difficult situations with tact, calm and a positive, can-do attitude. I provide innovative commercial solutions to a wide ranging client base. I have particularly enjoyed advising on the sale and purchase of container ships, private jets, helicopters, vintage cars, boutique hotels, restaurants and more.

When not lawyering with my clients, I am busy being a trustee of Sense UK, a charity for people with complex disabilities and a member of their Finance and Audit Committee. I am also a trustee of Kamal India Foundation UK and a member of the Development Committee of PAN Intercultural Arts.

My husband (whom I married 3 times in 3 different countries) and two boys, take up what is left of my time. For this reason I love travelling extensively to meet clients, and, on occasion, take them along to adventurous treks. Some will never forgive me for dragging them to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal.

I was shortlisted in the professional category for the Women of the Future Awards 2017, and have since been an ambassador of the programme. I speak Hindi, Tamil and Greek and can cook a decent ‘Indo-Greek’ meal.

Expertise

We act across a broad swathe of corporate matters in the UK and internationally on both public and private deals.

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A team with the expertise, track record and resources to service a wide range of domestic and international clients on large-scale transactions, and our clients range from entrepreneurs to quoted multinational corporations, we have particular strength and an established reputation in the mid-market.

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We have a detailed appreciation of the hotel industry’s dynamics and an understanding of the corporate, commercial, tax, real estate, planning and construction issues that affect businesses in the sector. This enables us to support clients in undertaking a wide range of sophisticated and complex transactions both in the UK and internationally.

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The leisure sector is experiencing a period of accelerated change and expansion in response to new technologies and changing consumer behaviours. Drawing on the expertise of our diverse firm, our team provides advice on a wide range of legal and business challenges.

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We are well-placed to assist clients with all aspects of the ownership of significant personal assets to ensure an appropriate balance between commercial interests and family wealth planning.

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Experience

  • Advised Bharti Group Limited on the sale of its 20% stake in SB Energy Holdings Limited to Adani Green Energy Limited, the largest acquisition in the renewable energy sector in India, valuing SB Energy Holdings Limited at an enterprise value of approximately USD 3.5 billion.

  • Acted for Pune-based ABIL Group in the acquisition and financing of 5 Strand, London for a purchase price of £92.5 million. The property is to be redeveloped into a 5 star hotel, and I continue to be involved in ongoing matters.
  • Acted for the owners of various Central London restaurants, including Jamavar, Bombay Bustle and Meraki in the acquisition and ongoing matters.
  • Acted on the acquisition, financing, refinancing and development of the Taj hotel in the Burj Khalifa District, Dubai, including the hotel management arrangements with the Taj Group. I continue to be involved in ongoing matters for the owners.
  • Acted for OneWeb Limited, a broadband satellite communications company owned by the UK Government and Bharti Global Limited, on a range of corporate and commercial matters.

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