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, Smith & Nephew, 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