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Elias Neocleous & Co LLC provides ‘an impeccable service and its response rate is second to none’. The team advises on a range of matters, including major commercial developments. Key clients include Russian Commercial Bank (Cyprus). Elias Neocleous ‘quickly identifies the key issues and potential pitfalls, comes up with practical solutions and then makes things happen’. The ‘meticulous’ Christos Vezouvios is another name to note.

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC is the main adviser to the real estate management arm of the Bank of Cyprus. It has been retained by two foreign owners’ residents associations in a dispute with the District Officer of Cyprus. Tasos Coucounis is recommended.

Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office has been busy advising on property developments and purchases or sales. Highlights included acting as borrowers’ counsel in the €400m debt refinancing of a leading local property developer. Chrysses Demetriades and Christos Mavrellis are recommended.

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC advises funders, landowners, landlords and tenants on a wide range of property matters. It has been advising a municipality on a complex compulsory acquisition. George Georgiou and George Ioannou are recommended.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC is representing the concession holders in the design, construction, management and operation of the two international airports in Cyprus. Andrew Demetriou is experienced on the projects side and Pambos Ioannides is also recommended.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC’s ‘professional team’ is headed by Savvas Savvides, who gives ‘clear and concise’ advice. Associate Esme Palas (an associate) ‘stays on top of every detail and keeps clients well informed’. The team has substantial work with Chinese investors.

Nicolas Papaconstantinou heads the real estate and energy department at Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC, which recently represented the seller of a large hotel and residential development.

A. & E. C. Emilianides, C. Katsaros & Associates LLC’s clients include major land developers and banks. Achilles Emilianides is the key contact.

A.G Erotocritou LLC gives a ‘very personalised service’ to many high-net-worth individuals. Alexis Erotocritou is ‘commercially aware’.

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC has been acting for some wealthy international clients concerning their real estate holdings. Advocate Savvas Georgiou is ‘knowledgeable and responsive’.

Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC advises clients on a broad array of real estate matters. Christos Georgiades is recommended.

Christos Patsalides L.L.C. has been advising clients on their property investments. George Panayides is a key contact.

The ‘organised and accuratePenelope Athinodorou-Mantis and the ‘responsiveMichael Mantis are the key figures at Mantis & Athinodorou LLC.

Prountzos & Prountzos LLC has considerable experience in major development projects and niche expertise in energy law. Charalambos Prountzos is a key contact.

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  • Notional Interest deduction 11/17

  • Cyprus: Changes To The Inheritance Process Under European Succession Regulation 650/2012

    The growing importance of cross border successions within the European Union and the difficulties and complications resulting from the diversity of succession and private international law rules relating to succession, prompted the European Commission to examine the possibility of introducing a Regulation that would facilitate and streamline cross border successions.
  • A fight against corruption by the proposed introduction of Criminal Record Certificates for Companie

    Due to existing problems with regards to companies competing for the undertaking of public projects, on the 28 th  September 2015 the Cabinet decided to give an end to the scandals involving the squander of millions of public money by approving an amendment Bill, which would add to the conditions for public tenders, the requirement of providing a Criminal Record Certificate for legal entities. Until today, this was not required due to gaps and loopholes in the existing Law. Provided this Bill will be passed into Law by its publication at the Official Gazette of Cyprus, companies applying for public tender will be asked to produce a certificate that would show they have a clean criminal record.

    Lis Alibi pendens is Latin for "suit pending elsewhere" . Both Articles 27 and 28 of the EU Regulation 44/2001 regulate the existence of lis alibi pendens and related judicial actions. In particular it is a doctrine that regulates the jurisdictional relationship of courts hearing concurrent proceedings involving the same or related causes of action between the same parties pending in the courts of different Member States.
  • The new features under the Recast Regulation 1215/2012

    The significance of the EU Regulation 44/2001 is well known as its rules determine both the jurisdiction of courts in the EU in civil and commercial disputes and the conditions for the recognition and the enforcement of their judgments in other EU member States.

    Case C-28/26 - Examines the right of a holding company to deduct input VAT on services acquired in the interest of its subsidiaries where those services are offered to its subsidiaries with no consideration.
  • European Commission proposes new VAT rules to support e-commerce and online businesses in the EU

    On 1 December 2016, the European Commission has published proposals to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. Particularly, the proposed changes, aiming to allow start-ups and SMEs, to buy and sell goods and services more easily online.
  • Unjust Banking Practices in Swiss Franc Loan Agreements

    The Cypriot banking system is currently being confronted with the issue of providing foreign loans and in particular Swiss francs to both locals and foreigners to cover their housing requirements. Of principle concern in Cypriot and European Courts are the banking practices used in attracting clients to these financial institutions. It seems that misinformation through the use of various means of bank notifications and practices point towards the use of the distortion and the concealment of essential information to borrowers. The Cypriot banking system (that is sanctioned by European banking) in the provision of Swiss Francs did not in most cases provide a complete and proper briefing of the risks involved in these types of loan contracts that also incorporated exchange and interest rate fluctuations.


    The European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’) in the Gazprom Case (2015) held that anti-suit injunctions issued by arbitral tribunals in relation to the pursuit of Court proceedings within the EU, are not incompatible with the Brussels Regulation. The ECJ held that the BrusselsRegulation does not prevent a Court in an EU Member State from recognizing and enforcing an award containing such an anti-suit injunction, either pursuant to national law, or the New York Convention.

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