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Sioufas & Associates Law Firm is a leading Greek law firm operating in Greece, with offices in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patra, Romania, and Singapore. For more than 20 years they have been providing top quality legal services to all major Greek banks, financial institutions, servicers, foreign investment funds and corporate clients.

Sioufas & Associates Law Firm is committed to long lasting relationships providing strong and enduring support, delivering tailor-made solutions to their clients, within the current, challenging environment.

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Debt Management Technology Partner

Founded in Greece in 1995, Relational FS has grown to become one of the leading international software solutions providers with a footprint in 35 countries within EMEA.

Our headquarters and global R&D team are based in Athens, which is nowadays an international center of excellence for many globally known IT companies. We also have offices in Romania as well as local presences in the UK, Kenya and Dubai.

With a wide range of business class software solutions, we address core industries such as banking, telcos, retail and government sector, and we proudly serve over 300 corporate customers. We deliver Loan Origination, Loan Management and Debt Management solutions through our own i-Apply, LMS and AroTRON products. Our long-lasting partnership with a number of international software vendors such as SAP, Informatica and BMC allows us to also offer Business Service Management, Analytics and Data Governance solutions.

Together with you, we design and implement IT solutions to meet your business needs.

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Block Sponsors

Debitos is the leading European NPL transactions platform, established in Frankfurt in 2010 by Timur Peters, its current CEO. Debitos has transacted over 800,000 loans in more than 16 countries with more than 1,800 registered investors.

Through an auction-based online transaction platform, banks, corporates and funds can sell their debts (loans, claims & real estates) to specialized investors.

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Grant Thornton is one of the world's leading organizations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms, with 68,000+ people in over 140 countries. And we’re here to make business more personal and build trust in to every result.

Grant Thornton Greece is a leading provider of audit, tax and advisory services. With our presence in 5 cities in Greece and the headcount exceeding 1.000 people, we apply strong technical expertise and extensive experience to ensure that our clients receive a truly different experience. We offer an integrated approach, focusing on our clients’ needs, draw on the knowledge arising from our local insight and understanding, combined with our global presence.

Through our promise “Go Beyond. Move forward together”, we positively shape tomorrow together, we move together into the new era and we stand by our people, our society, our clients and our partners, at every step. We redefine the way the businesses operate and go beyond the “business as usual” concept.

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Archeiothiki SA, a Greek company founded in 2006, is a trusted partner to more than 300 organizations from all economic sectors, including Banks, Insurance Companies, major industrial clients, healthcare providers, public sector, etc. With more than 320 employees and 8 office blocks, the company has run over the years a dynamic and successful course in the field of Management and Storage of physical and electronic files, as well as in the digitization / extraction of data from physical and electronic documents. This way, Archeiothiki facilitates the path to digitization by streamlining client processes, offering easy access to their data.

Archeiothiki actively demonstrates its commitment to innovation by establishing a constantly growing R&D team, with particular focus in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) using and the most advanced AI techniques. With continuous research and investment, the R&D team ensures that the latest available tech is always used to ensure optimal results and maximum document processing performance. Thus, clients no longer need to worry about demanding, labor-intensive document processes that often conceal unforeseen costs and risks.

Moreover, through long-lasting partnerships with international organizations such as Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) and ELO, Archeiothiki is able to provide cutting-edge Information Management Technology, offering customizations and support in Greek language.

Last, but certainly not least, Archeiothiki, knowing importance of keeping clients’ sensitive data safe, pays particular attention to data protection. Consequently, the company heavily invests to ensure that the most advanced security measures are employed to safeguard clients’ data, in line with international best practices, in both physical (paper) and electronic format.

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Cepal is a pioneering company in the Greek market, specializing in providing servicing management for loan and credit receivables, regulated by the Bank of Greece.

Our unique approach and 1200 talented people allow us to optimize the services we provide to both our clients and borrowers, while implementing our vision of marking a new era in the evolution of the Greek banking sector.

Using a customer-focused and friendly approach, advanced Data Analytics & IT systems, as well as long term amicable solutions, we bring a revolutionary methodology to the Greek loan servicing market, equivalent to the highest international practices.

In Cepal, we take pride in our solution-providing capabilities and high ethical standards and we are fully transparent and committed to complying with the Code of Conduct issued by the Bank of Greece (BoG), as well as with the relevant regulatory provisions governing our operating framework.

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Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership, associated with EY Greece, member of the EY Law network

Platis - Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership is part of the ΕΥ Law network operating in 90 countries globally and is comprised of 3,500+ people. We are an independent law office with a core team of 45 lawyers. Our office provides high quality legal services across the full range of commercial and financial transactions.

Especially in our geographical area, we have established an ongoing cooperation with the respective law firms which are associated with EY, in order to offer seamless and consistent regional services to our clients that have cross country operations.

Our experience allows us to better understand our clients’ needs and offer them integrated multidisciplinary solutions in the fields of accounting, tax and financial advisory services. Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates law office is solution focused. We work closely with our clients to seek innovative and practical ways of dealing with their issues. Our priority is to help our clients meet their business objectives. Our expertise, commitment and enthusiasm has resulted in the build up of a client base which includes local and international listed, state and private sector companies and financial institutions.

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Serafim Sotiriadis & Associates is a market leader in Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring law.

Our extremely well-qualified and experienced lawyers, finance experts and business consultants have the all-round knowledge required to offer sound integrated solutions and advice both in the spheres of Commercial, Civil, Corporate and Criminal law and in relation to business issues.

Our clients include major banks, leading construction and commercial concerns, energy companies, clothing and furniture manufacturers, shipbuilders, investment groups, craft businesses, and a number of investors and funds with a Greek presence.

As the first law firm in Greece to successfully submit and ratify a rehabilitation agreement, S. Sotiriadis & Associates laid the cornerstone for all debt restructuring in Greece over the last decade. In the light of this unique expertise, lawyers and legal firms regularly entrust their clients to us in cases pertaining to our areas of specialisation.

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doValue Greece, is a member of the doValue S.p.A. Group and holds a leading position as an independent loan and real estate management company in Greece and a growth hub in Southeast Europe. At Group level, doValue is a leader in the management of non-performing loans and real estate in South Europe, following the acquisition of the Spanish Altamira Asset Management, and is the largest non-performing exposures management company, NPL and UTP in the Italian market. After the integration of doValue Greece in the Group, doValue currently manages more than €162 bn in loans and real estate, having a deep knowledge of all kinds of credit exposures in all phases of their cycle, while operating across the NPLs management range at the level of strategy development, decision making and support services, in collaboration with a network of international consulting firms, real estate appraisers, brokers and lawyers. doValue Greece, at the forefront of the Greek market, combines in its activities the advantages of the existing platform and the specialized know-how of its staff with the best practices of doValue and its experience in managing loans, credits and real estate in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus.

The key objective of the company is to manage non-performing loans (NPLs) assigned by credit or financial institutions. We provide

  • Credit servicing & portfolio management
  • Due diligence advisory
  • Securitisation operations
  • Property management
  • Amicable settlements for the restructuring of debts held by individuals and businesses, operating in compliance with the relevant rules and regulations.

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Karatzas & Partners law firm was established in 1963, and has since grown and expanded steadily. We offer legal services and advice as regards the entire spectrum of commercial and financial law, including banking and finance law, capital markets law, general corporate and commercial law, competition law/anti-trust, energy law, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, project finance law, real estate law, telecommunications law, employment law, tax law, data protection and intellectual property. Our litigation department represents clients in litigation before courts and arbitral tribunals.

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The Federal Association of Loan Purchase and Servicing (‘Bundesvereinigung Kreditankauf und Servicing’ or BKS) is based in Berlin and represents the interests of buyers, servicers and various other specialised investors involved in the purchase and servicing of non-performing loans (NPL) from credit originators in Germany since 2007.

Our goal is to develop market standards and best practices for the transfer, trade and management of non-performing loans. We offer several platforms that promote the exchange of ideas and experiences. We also host conferences, roundtables and training events on a regular basis and have established several working groups on specific topics. We are doing research on the German NPL market and we share our findings in printed as well as in digital publications several times a year.

At the same time, we enhance our industry’s reputation through effective self-regulation and by developing and maintaining corporate governance rules and ethical guidelines for dealing with debtors.

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Hellenic Association of Debt Management Companies

Amidst dire economic conditions the role of debt management services becomes even more significant, and the responsibilities of the people engaged in this line of business grow even bigger.

In this respect, the need for efficient and effective management of mature claims led to the establishment of the Hellenic Association of Debt Management Companies (ESEDA).

In 2005 the 10 largest and most reliable debt management agencies in the Greek market founded the Hellenic Association of Debt Management Companies (ESEDA). Today, the member companies of ESEDA employ approximately 2.500 individuals.

The member companies of the Association uphold and abide by a strict Code of Ethics, while they collaborate with the largest credit organizations, including prominent companies of the banking industry, telecom operators, insurance companies, state agencies and organizations, as well as large corporations of the private sector. All collaboration agreements and business contracts are based on the standards set by the Bank Greece, which ensures entirely the protection of personal data, as well as the security of all transactions.

ESEDA is a member of FENCA, the Federation of European National Collection Associations.

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