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Corporate and M&A
Harris Kyriakides LLC
Chris Georghiades –
Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office
- Pambos Ioannides – Ioannides Demetriou LLC
Christos Mavrellis –
Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office
- Panayotis Mouaimis – Mouaimis & Mouaimis LLC
- Elias Neocleous – Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC
Stelios Triantafyllides –
Antis Triantafyllides & Sons
- Chris Georghiades –
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC ‘always produces high-class work’ across the entire corporate, commercial and M&A space, including on ‘business-critical matters’. The team advised EFG Eurobank on local law aspects of a prospective merger with Alpha Bank. Other clients include Petrolia ASA, Kellogg Co, and Microsoft. Kyriacos Georgiades is ‘an excellent lawyer’, and Panos Labropoulos is ‘a true business lawyer with great business acumen’. Elias Neocleous heads the practice.
Antis Triantafyllides & Sons has built ‘an incredibly strong’ name for its full-service corporate and commercial practice, which is complemented by the firm’s banking and litigation expertise. Stelios Triantafyllides is widely recognised for his corporate experience.
Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office’s company and commercial department provides general advice and deal support, and has a particularly good record in share transactions. Christos Mavrellis and Chris Georghiades are recommended.
The ‘outstanding’ Ioannides Demetriou LLC advises on a wide range of corporate matters and M&A, and is ‘excellent in all respects’. It continues to act for the successful bidder, Kinyras Consortium, on corporate aspects of Cyprus’ first BOT highway project, and also recently advised on the €3bn acquisition of a steel producer in the CIS. Practice head Pambos Ioannides ‘gives clients the comfort of reliability’, Andrew Demetriou ‘delivers service at the highest level’, and Christina Ioannidou is also highly recommended.
Chryssafinis & Polyviou LLC is a well-known and widely respected name in the corporate and commercial space, and advises on local and cross-border matters. Stella Kammitsi heads the international corporate department.
Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC’s corporate and commercial team has ‘broad experience’ and ‘extensive understanding of clients’ business needs’, and there is ‘value added by the excellent tax team’. Highlights included advising private equity firm Argus Capital on its purchase of a stake in the Polomarket group of companies (a supermarket chain in Poland). Stavros Clerides and Effie Anastassiou are highly recommended.
Harneys Aristodemou Loizides Yiolitis LLC is ‘truly committed to its clients’, ‘very fast to grasp the essence of a deal’, and ‘very concise in its responses’. The team has notable expertise in corporate structures involving both BVI and Cyprus companies. Recent highlights include assisting V Group with the restructuring of certain Cypriot entities, and advising Valinor on its IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Pavlos Aristodemou, Nancy Erotocritou and practice head Demetris Loizides are recommended.
Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC provides ‘an excellent level of service’, with ‘very quick response times and a good grasp of key issues’. Its M&A team recently advised an international client in the nanotechnology sector on the $600m purchase of a stake in a Cypriot joint venture company. Key clients include GAZ Group and Gazprombank, while Air Rianta International and Noble Energy are new additions to the roster. Kypros Chrysostomides and practice head Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris are recommended.
‘Simply excellent’, Mouaimis & Mouaimis LLC is marked out by its ‘quality service and the hands-on approach of senior lawyers’. The group handles a wide array of corporate and M&A work, predominantly in an international context. Panayotis Mouaimis is ‘second to none’, and Michalis Mouaimis is also recommended.
Pamboridis LLC ‘combines superior technical knowledge with business acumen’, and, ‘without a doubt, the service is outstanding’. The practice covers a range of corporate advice, including on restructuring. George Pamboridis, Yiota Kythreotou-Theodorou and Electra Papadopoulou Makedona are highly recommended.
Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC’s head of corporate and M&A, Doros Lycourgos, is currently advising a client on a major solar energy park joint venture in Eastern Europe. The group has recently acted on various cross-border transactions. Senior associate Adamos Georgiou is also recommended.
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC ‘provides excellent service and delivers required results’, and its lawyers are ‘real experts in Cypriot and international law’. The team recently advised a natural gas producer on the $400m sale of its stake in three holding companies. Practice head Stavros Pavlou and corporate finance partner Lia Iordanou Theodoulou are ‘excellent lawyers with deep and practical knowledge of complex transactions’.
Andreas Coucounis & Co is recommended by clients for its ‘excellent overall level of service’ and efficiency. Highlights included advising a European-based client on a joint venture agreement relating to the production and distribution of food supplements in the US. Dimitria Coucouni Andreou and practice head Tasos Coucounis are recommended.
Antonis Paschalides & Co produces ‘top-quality legal and professional services’. Clients include Future B and Immofinanz. Antonis Paschalides and Carlos Paschalides are ‘outstanding attorneys’.
Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC has experience in general corporate work, as well as domestic and international M&A, and recently advised on the Cypriot law aspects of a number of multibillion-dollar transactions. Practice head Koulla Demetriou is ‘an excellent contact in Cyprus’.
George Y Yiangou LLC advises on a range of matters from the formation and administration of companies to M&A deals and cross-border transactions. Practice head Chris Yiangou and Lory Cirstea are recommended.
Georgiades & Pelides has experience in general commercial and corporate work with particular strengths in franchise, agency and distribution agreements. Marcos Georgiades is the main contact.
Kinanis LLC’s ‘dedicated team’ is recommended for its ‘straight-to-the-point advice’. It is particularly experienced in incorporations, business ventures and day-to-day support. The team recently advised on a joint venture to develop and operate a container terminal in Russia. Practice head Irene Christodoulou is recommended.
L Papaphilippou & Co LLC continues to advise its loyal client base on corporate and commercial matters, including corporate governance, reorganisations, and public tender work. Leandros Papaphilippou is the main contact.
Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC is praised for its ‘excellent industry knowledge and appropriate advice’. The group continues to advise Reso Holding on corporate and company law matters in Cyprus. Lambros Soteriou gives ‘appropriate advice’, and Zena Antoniou is ‘very responsive and professional’.
Stelios Americanos & Co LLC, which has strong experience in cross-border M&A, recently acted for a number of the Cypriot sellers during a Venezuelan fund’s $416m acquisition of Evrofinanze Mosnarbank. Name partner Stelios Americanos is recommended.
C.D. Messios LLC’s managing partner Constantinos Messios is recommended for general corporate administrative services.
Harris Kyriakides LLC has ‘a wide range of corporate capabilities’, underpinned by ‘strong litigation skills’. Harris Kyriakides and Michalis Kyriakides are ‘extremely reliable and honest professionals’.