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Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC ‘stands out: all team members are dedicated, highly proactive and exceptionally responsive to clients' needs’. The team has substantial experience in complex cross-border and local transactional work and on the application of tax treaties. Stavros Clerides and Effie Anastassiou are ‘very experienced’. Clients include Yandex and Monarch Group.

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC has a dedicated team of tax lawyers, chartered accountants and other tax specialists that regularly work on complex cross-border projects and investments. It is also skilled at advising on domestic tax work and in tax litigation. Clients include Avanti Communications Group, Kellogg’s and Limassol Marina. Elias Neocleous is a key name.

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Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC is advising Ovostar Union N.V. on a complex transfer of the main holding company from the Netherlands to Cyprus as part of a reorganisation of the group of companies. Moody’s is another client. George Ioannou and Kypros Chrysostomides are recommended.

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is praised for its ‘solution-driven’ approach. It routinely handles the setting up of tax planning structures on complex cross-border deals and tax disputes. Clients include Alpha Bank (Cyprus) as well as several high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs. The ‘outstandingStavros Pavlou is ‘passionate about what he does and how he does it’. Stella Strati ‘will always go the extra mile’.

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC is acting for Builders’ Provident Fund in Cyprus in four court cases that have been filed against the Republic of Cyprus concerning the imposition of tax on property transactions. The team has ‘vast experience and expert knowledge’ and its response rates are ‘exceptional’. George Triantafyllides  and Stelios Triantafyllides provide ‘very efficient solutions’.

Harneys has particular expertise in advising on the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and on the Common Reporting Standard. It receives a steady flow of instructions from firms such as Clifford Chance LLP and regularly advises Rosneft on various tax matters. Emily Yiolitis is a name to note.

Charalambos Meivatzis heads the department at KINANIS LLC, which advises on the full range of tax issues from corporate tax to international tax planning

The team at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC provides ‘accurate’ advice on a range of matters from the tax aspects of restructurings and reorganisations through to advice on transfer pricing. The team has been instructed by Yust Law Firm to advise on the establishment of various Cypriot international trusts for a client. Lambros Soteriou is a key contact.

AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC has 'a highly professional team’. Angelos Paphitis ‘always tries to find solutions’ and Nicolas Patsalis is another key contact. The team works with a number of high-net-worth individuals and families and regularly works with Forbes & Manhattan (Ukraine) on various tax matters.

AMG Mylonas & Associates, LLC advised clients including Internship Navigation on various tax matters. Andreas Mylonas is a key contact.

The ‘client-focused’ team at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC is advising a Cypriot-holding company with trading subsidiaries overseas on various issues. Practice head Dimitria Coucouni is ‘responsive’.

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