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The first deal to be completed by newly merged firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has been closed by a London-based legacy Dewey Ballantine partner.
Equity capital markets partner George Barboutis closed the deal two hours after the merger between Dewey and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae went live on 1 October.
As such, the deal included the first legal opinion issued by Dewey & LeBoeuf.
Barboutis told The Lawyer: "We were scrambling around at 7am to find the new Dewey & LeBoeuf letterhead. I'd forewarned the client that he would be receiving a Dewey & LeBoeuf opinion even though he had instructed a Dewey Ballantine team."
The deal saw Barboutis, who is qualified in Greece, New York and England, advise Credit Suisse as the underwriters of an €80m (£55.53m) equity offering by the National Bank of Greece, advised by local firm M&P Bernitsas.
It offered its 5 per cent interest in Hellenic Exchanges, the company that owns the Athens Stock Exchange.