Karatzas and Partners Law Firm

Karatzas & Partners advises TAP’s project financing

We acted as Greek legal advisers to the successful completion of TAP’s 3.9 billion euro project financing, the largest project finance agreed for a European infrastructure project in 2018.
With the financial close achieved, TAP has reached a major milestone of the project’s progress. TAP has voluntarily committed to comply with environmental and social standards required by the international financial institutions. As such, all necessary assessments to substantiate this commitment have been undertaken and met by TAP.
The financing is provided by a group of 17 commercial banks, alongside the EBRD and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Part of the financing is covered by the export credit agencies - bpifrance, Euler Hermes and Sace. The project raised EUR 3765 million in third party senior debt with a door-to-door tenor of 16.5 years, combining commercial debt along with development financial institutions (DFI) and export credit agencies (ECA) related financing.