Connie I. Milonakis
  1. Counsel

Ms. Milonakis is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the London office. She represents clients in a broad range of capital markets and M&A transactions.

Ms. Milonakis advises international corporations and financial institutions on complex cross-border IPOs and other equity and debt offerings. With extensive experience across EMEA and North America she has particular in-depth market knowledge across the Nordic region. Ms. Milonakis’ M&A experience includes private and public transactions in Europe and the U.K.

Work Highlights

  • ABN AMRO on its €3.3 billion partial privatization, including a public offering the Netherlands 
  • Aer Lingus on its €740.7 million partial privatization, including a public offering in Ireland and the UK
  • A.P. Moller – Maersk on its demerger and $3.6 billion Nasdaq Copenhagen listing of Maersk Drilling
  • Arcadis on its convertible debt issue used to finance its acquisition of Hyder Consulting
  • Artio Global Investors on:
    • its $650 million IPO
    • a follow-on synthetic secondary offering
  • Eltel on its SEK 29 billion IPO
  • EQT on its $1.4 billion IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm
  • Invitel on a tender offer by its controlling shareholder
  • Julius Baer on:
    • the separation of its private banking and asset management businesses
    • a CHF 2.45 billion underwritten rights offering that was used to finance a portion of the acquisition of three private banks and an asset manager from UBS
  • Nederlandse Waterschapsbank Bank on its $60 billion debt issuance program 
  • Netcompany on its DKK 7.75 billion (US $1.2 billion) IPO and NASDAQ Copenhagen listing
  • Nets on:
    • its $2.3 billion IPO on Nasdaq Copenhagen 
    • U.S. aspects of its takeover offer from Hellman & Friedman
  • Nordic Capital on its proposed acquisition of Nordax
  • Novo Nordisk on several strategic transactions
  • N.V. Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten on its aggregate €160 billion debt issuance program 
  • Syngenta in connection with its $4.75 billion senior notes offering 
  • The underwriters:
    • in connection with various SEC-registered and U.S. MTN offerings of debt securities for ING Group 
    • in connection with the approx. $11.2 billion SEC registered rights offering by ING Group 
    • on an offering by Allied Irish Banks of contingent mandatorily exchangeable notes
    • on the SEK 2.9 billion IPO of Nordax Group 
    • on the approximately SEK 5 billion rights offering of SAS 
    • on the SEK 5.4 billion IPO of Dometic Group 
    • on the €2.6 billion recapitalisation of AlphaBank 
    • on the approximately $3 billion SEC-registered underwritten rights offering for AccelorMittal 
  • Pirelli on the separation of its real estate business
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland on numerous debt offerings under its U.S. MTN program and SEC-registered shelf
  • Thule Group on its IPO of shares and listing on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm 
  • UBS as sponsor in connection with the simplification of Unilever’s parent company structure from two legal entities, Unilever PLC and Unilever NV, into a single holding company, New Unilever NV
  • Various sellers in connection with several public and private company auctions

Ms. Milonakis has also provided advice on corporate governance matters to InterContinental Hotels Group, Smith & Nephew, Lloyds and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Professional History

  • Counsel, 2011-present
  • Associate, 2003-2011

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.S., Finance, University of Colorado, 1998
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2003
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editor, Georgetown Law Journal