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Elias Neocleous & Co LLC’s ‘totally accessible’ team primarily focuses on large cross-border transactions where it benefits from a solid referral relationship with major international law firms. Recent work includes advising on the Cypriot aspects of the €400m acquisition of Digital Entertainment plc by GVC Holdings plc. The ‘very experienced’ Elias Neocleous heads the department. Panos Labropoulos is also recommended, along with senior associate Demetris Roti, who ‘makes sure that the service the client receives is always excellent’. Marissa Christodouloidou is a ‘a very responsive associate’.

Under the leadership of Chris Georghiades at Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office the group is regularly involved in multi-jurisdictional deals and corporate restructurings. Michaela Hadjihambi is advising on the sale of a group of companies involved in renewable energy projects in Greece.


Stelios Americanos & Co

Stelios Americanos & Co is a full-service commercial law firm with its headquarters in Nicosia, specialising in corporate and commercial law, banking finance, litigation, tax and financial advisory.

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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

The corporate and M&A team at Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is ranked in the top tier for Cyprus for providing professional, high-quality consultancy services to clients. With a 52-year experience in the legal market and the international culture, the lawyers and legal consultants of the firm effectively handle complicated cross-border transactions including mergers and acquisitions and assist large groups of companies and prestigious international law firms on Cyprus corporate law issues.

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Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC’s ‘proactive’ team has considerable expertise in private equity, investment funds and joint venture assignments and regularly advises clients such as Yandex. Practice head Effie Anastassiou is praised as being ‘accurate’ and senior associate Stephanos Evangelides shows ‘great attention to detail while also maintaining his focus on the bigger picture’.

George Y Yiangou LLC receives a steady flow of instructions from major corporate clients, financial institutions and leading international law firms. It recently acted for a large Russian real estate group on a multimillion-dollar acquisition of a stake in a Cypriot holding company. Chris Yiangou and international project manager Lory Cirstea are the key figures.

Harneys’ ‘outstanding team’ acts for major clients such as Porsche and Goldman Sachs, with recent deals including acting for Advent International on its acquisition of a large stake in Crompton Greaves’ consumer electricals business and advising on the establishment of Turquoise Variable Capital Investment Fund plc, an EU-approved alternative investment fund focusing on Iran. Pavlos Aristodemou and Demetris Loizides are key figures in the practice.

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC’s ‘thorough’, ‘first-class team’ assisted with the drafting of a registration statement that was filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission relating to notes that were guaranteed by the Cypriot subsidiary. M&A and joint ventures work included assisting Delivery Hero/Rocket Internet with the acquisition of E-Food Greece. Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris heads the practice, in which ‘pragmatic’ senior associate Artemis Amalia Metaxa is recommended along with Elena Ioannides, who provides ‘top-notch service’.

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC’s ‘excellent’ team is advising a Hong Kong-listed company on a Cypriot due diligence exercise and regularly handles transactions for large companies from Europe, including the CIS. Stella Strati and Lia Iordanou Theodoulou are ‘solution-driven and quick’; Stavros Pavlougets the deal done’.

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons advises on complex corporate and commercial matters, such as shareholder agreements. Stelios Triantafyllides is recommended.

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC’s ‘fast team produces work of excellent quality in a cost-effective way’. It advised one of the biggest commercial and real estate development companies in Russia on a major restructuring within the group. The ‘outstandingChristodoulos Vassiliades, the ‘exceptionalKoulla Demetriou and the ‘knowledgeable’. Michalis Pittakis are recommended.

Georgiades & Pelides is ‘technically strong on stock exchange matters’. It is also skilled at advising companies on corporate restructurings and M&A. Marcos Georgiades is a key figure.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC provides full-service corporate advisory support to public and private sector clients and is adept at stock exchange listings and public offerings. Pambos Ioannides is recommended.

Kinanis LLC Lawyers’ Limited Company’s highlights included advising on a merger between two Cypriot companies in the steel industry and working on the re-domiciliation of a company from Gibraltar to Cyprus. Christos Kinanis is ‘knowledgeable’ and Andri Michael is ‘an excellent problem-solver’.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC’s ‘responsive’ team is ‘prepared to always go that extra mile’. It provides ‘a top-level service’ in capital markets and corporate governance capabilities, and acted as local counsel alongside an international law firm on a large overseas takeover and associated business combination and restructuring. The ‘approachableLambros Soteriou and the ‘experiencedTonia Antoniou are recommended along with ‘technically excellent’ associate Ioanna Solomou.

Mouaimis & Mouaimis LLC’s clients include banks and major international law firms. Michalis Mouaimis and the ‘thoroughPanayotis Mouaimis are the names to note.

AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC handles a wide range of corporate and restructuring matters under the leadership of Angelos Paphitis.

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC’s diverse practice recently advised an investor owning several commercial projects in the Middle East on a possible re-domicilation to Cyprus. Tasos Coucounis and Dimitria Coucouni are key contacts.

Stella Kammitsi is the key figure at Chryssafinis & Polyviou LLC, which is well regarded for its work with international and Cypriot companies.

Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC provides a ‘high-quality service’ to some excellent clients such as Citibank Group. Kypros Ioannides is ‘an absolute perfectionist’ and senior associate Natalie Kyprianou is ‘very responsive’.

Michael Damianos & Co LLC has particular expertise in public offerings in overseas markets and energy sector deals. Michael Damianos heads the team.

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC frequently advises financial institutions and multinational corporations. Clients include Geopromining and CYPV Energy. Stelios Americanos heads the group.

Antoniou, McCollum & Co advises an impressive array of household names such as Unilever and H&M. Anastasios Antoniou is a key contact.

CA Advocates (Pourgoura & Aspri LLC) delivers ‘high quality and clear advice’. Alexia Aspri and Celia Pourgoura are ‘very professional’. The team ‘manages to meet extremely tight deadlines in a cost-effective way’.

Kannava, Kitromilidou & Co LLC has a ‘thorough team that provides timely advice’. Mandates included acting for Cleantech Momentum Capital Fund in liquidation proceedings. Maria Kitromilidou and Maria Kannava are ‘knowledgeable’.

Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm’s ‘responsive team’ handles the full array of corporate and commercial matters. ‘Experienced’ partners Demetris Vakis and Melina Pyrgou are recommended.

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC acts for clients such as FXPro Financial Services. Athos Demetriou is the main contact.

Christos Patsalides L.L.C. is particularly skilled at providing trust and trustee services. Christos Patsalides is a key contact.

G. Vrikis & Associates LLC’s ‘knowledgeable’ team includes George Vrikis, who gives ‘prompt and accurate answers’.

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC routinely advises on structuring investments, reorganisations and divestments. George Georgiou is ‘responsive’.

Harris Kyriakides LLC advises companies in a variety of industries. Michalis Kyriakides is the key contact.

Ierotheou, Kamperis & Co. LLC provides ‘fast and reliable service’. Michail Kamperis shows ‘attention to detail’.

Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous LLC handles corporate work for a number of real estate sector clients, such as Aroundtown Property. Cleo Koushos-Cros is recommended.

Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC has considerable experience of cross-border deals. Doros Lycourgos is recommended.

Prountzos & Prountzos LLC is advising a major chemicals distributor on its corporate and tax restructuring, as well as intellectual property management. Charalambos Prountzos heads the practice.

Elizaveta Bokova is the key figure in Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C’s ‘effective team’.

Tornaritis Law Firm has ‘a very efficient team that shows great attention to detail’. Alexandros Alexandrou is a key contact.

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