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 top 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 Nordics region and Denmark. Ms. Milonakis’s M&A experience includes private and public transactions in Europe and the U.K.

Work Highlights

Recent Representations
  • Netcompany on its DKK 7.75 billion (US $1.2 billion) IPO and NASDAQ Copenhagen listing
  • N.V. Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten on its aggregate €160 billion debt issuance program update
  • ContourGlobal plc on the U.K. Listing Rules aspects of its acquisition of Acciona Termosolar
  • Nordic Capital on its proposed acquisition of Nordax
  • Nets A/S on U.S. aspects of its takeover offer from Hellman & Friedman
  • Thule Group on its IPO of shares and listing on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm 
  • The underwriters:
    • in connection with an SEC-registered offering of $4 billion senior debt securities for ING
    • on an offering by Allied Irish Banks of contingent mandatorily exchangeable notes
    • on the approximately SEK 5 billion rights offering of SAS AB
    • in connection with an underwritten rights offering for ING Groep which raised gross proceeds of approximately $11.2 billion
    • on the approximately €544 million rights offering of SAS ABPirelli on the separation of its real estate business
  • Arcadis on its convertible debt issue used to finance its acquisition of Hyder Consulting
  • Invitel Holdings on a tender offer by its controlling shareholder
  • Artio Global Investors on a follow-on synthetic secondary offering
  • Julius Baer Holding on the separation of its private banking and asset management businesses
  • Artio Global Investors on its $650 million initial public offering
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland on numerous debt offerings under its U.S. medium-term note program and SEC-registered shelf
  • Aer Lingus on its €740.7 million partial privatization, including a public offering in Ireland and the United Kingdom
  • Julius Baer on an underwritten rights offering, which raised approximately CHF 2.45 billion in net proceeds that were used to finance a portion of the CHF 5.6 billion purchase price paid to UBS in connection with the acquisition of three private banks and an asset manager from UBS
  • Novo Nordisk on several strategic transactions
  • 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, Artio Global Investors 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