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Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC is ‘a high-quality law firm with an excellent grasp of the business world, combined with exceptional tax knowledge’. Practice head Stavros Clerides is of ‘great assistance when clients require innovative cross-border structuring and international tax planning advice’. Effie Anastassiou provides ‘top-notch tax advice’.

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC’s dedicated department is staffed by ‘incredibly brilliant’ tax lawyers, chartered accountants and other tax specialists with a particular focus on international tax planning on large cross-border investments. Clients include 3i and Kellogg’s. ‘Consummate professional’ Elias Neocleous is ‘at the top of his game’ and the ‘attentive’ Philippos Aristotelous provides ‘high-quality advice’.

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC’s ‘excellent’ tax team works closely with its corporate department and regularly acts for the major audit firms. Kypros Chrysostomides and George Ioannou are ‘among the best tax lawyers in Cyprus’.

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons advises its corporate, banking and finance clients on the taxation aspects of their business activities.

Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office is experienced in contentious and non-contentious tax matters and is skilled at advising on commercial trusts and property tax. Agis Agapiou, Chris Georghiades and consultant Christos Mavrellis are recommended.

Harneys’ specialist team represents clients such as Ernst & Young. Practice head Emily Yiolitis is ‘prepared to go the extra mile for her clients’. Regulatory and investment expert Aki Corsoni-Husain gives ‘practical tax advice’.

Kinanis LLC Lawyers’ Limited Company’s ‘excellent team’ advises on ‘a broad range of issues’ from general tax compliance support to international tax planning. The ‘very quick and professionalCharalambos Meivatzis heads the practice.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC has been advising on major restructuring and reorganisation projects and the tax aspects of liquidations. The department is also skilled at handling tax controversy work. Lambros Soteriou heads the team.

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC’s ‘responsive team’ has been advising a number of foreign high-net-worth individuals. Stavros Pavlou is known for his work on international tax planning.

AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC acts for clients such as Bright Capital Group and TWILINE (Group) Russia. Angelos Paphitis and Nicolas Patsalis are well regarded.

Andreas Coucounis & Co’s team is highly regarded for its ‘trusts expertise’. Other recent work includes advising Cypriot companies on the tax aspects of intergroup financial arrangements. Dimitria Coucouni heads the practice.

Soteris Pittas at Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C is a ‘very experienced’ tax lawyer.

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