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Eleni Zodiates

Eleni Zodiates Associate, Finance

Eleni has experience in a wide range of financing transactions, including leveraged, real estate (property acquisition and development/construction), commodity/receivables financing and general corporate lending acting for a broad range of market participants including funds, banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers in domestic and cross-border transactions. Eleni also has experience in international mergers and acquisitions and asset portfolio/distressed debt acquisitions in a range of sectors. 

Experience Highlights

  • A leading private equity fund in its acquisition and financing of an Africa-based fertilizer and inputs group – awarded Commodity Acquisition Finance Deal of the Year 2017 by TXF, TXF noted the deal was “the first structure of its kind within the commodity finance space, [the fund]’s innovative blend of leverage finance and trade finance techniques raised both the necessary funding for its purchase, and post-acquisition trade finance for the acquired asset”.
  • An American regional bank, as lender and administrative agent, in connection with a credit facility provided to a multinational telecommunications and internet service provider
  • An Asian bank in connection with a credit facility for the development of  residential and commercial property in central London
  • A European real estate investment and fund management firm in connection with the secured term loan for the acquisition of properties in Milan, Italy
  • An American bank providing funds to a listed property investment company for the development of a supermarket and storage facilities in Kent
  • An international real estate fund in relation to the development of a large shopping centre in Yorkshire

Contact Details


T +44.20.7065.6058
F +44.20.7065.6001
20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom
Local time: 9:07 AM
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Eleni's Practices

  • University of Birmingham (LL.B. with upper second class honours), 2012
  • The College of Law, Birmingham, LPC with distinction, 2013
  • Admitted to practice: Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Solicitors and Registered Foreign Lawyers. A list of partner names is available for inspection at 20 Fenchurch Street, 24th Floor, London, EC3M 3BY. Vinson & Elkins RLLP is a limited liability partnership formed under the laws of New York authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (No. 0079019).