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Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC has an ‘extremely efficient team of lawyers with in-depth knowledge of corporate and tax law’; the group is particularly experienced in advising on international tax treaties and international tax structuring. Stavros Clerides provides ‘exceptional assistance to clients that require innovative cross-border structuring and international tax planning advice’ and Effie Anastasiou has ‘vast experience of structuring and negotiating cross-border transactions’.

Considered as ‘one of the foremost law firms in Cyprus for tax’, Elias Neocleous & Co LLC’s dedicated department has ‘excellent’ tax lawyers, chartered accountants and other tax specialists and is ‘clearly able to deal with complex projects’; it packs a particular punch in advising on tax matters related to large cross-border investments. Clients include 3i and Kellogg’s. Philippos Aristotelous is ‘vastly experienced’ and Elias Neocleous is ‘very knowledgeable’.

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Sizinos & Co

With our tax specialists across our international network, we are able to provide both domestic and cross-border advice to assist any client’s inquiry, whether they are individuals or corporate entities.

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Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC provides ‘concise advice’ on the full spread of domestic and multijurisdictional tax matters. George Ioannoustands out for his depth of knowledge and appetite to offer a personal, quick and excellent service’ and Kypros Chrysostomidesis among the best tax lawyers in Cyprus’.

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC‘s ‘very responsive’ team routinely advises on the whole array of contentious and non-contentious tax issues, including assistance with multijurisdictional tax restructuring and tax aspects of fund formation. The group is headed by Stavros Pavlou who is ‘very knowledgeable about Cypriot corporation tax law and trust legislation in addition to Anglo-Saxon tax law’ as well as ‘brilliant at interpreting international tax conventions’.

As part of the firm‘s transactional practice, Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC‘s tax team frequently advises corporations and individuals on tax aspects of domestic and multijurisdictional transactions. George Triantafyllides, Stelios Triantafyllides and James West are ‘very responsive’.

Harneys’ strong team is adept at advising on the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and the Common Reporting Standard as well as assisting large multinationals and magic circle law firms with all aspects of Cypriot tax law. Emily Yiolitis is recommended.

Charalambos Meivatzis heads the ‘very professional’ practice at Kinanis LLC Lawyers' Limited Company that advises on the full spectrum of tax issues from international tax planning to the creation of efficient corporate structures in Cyprus.

Lambros Soteriou at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLChas the ability to put himself into the shoes of a company director’. In 2017, the team kept busy advising on a range of tax matters relating to major restructuring and reorganisation projects as well as contentious matters. Associate Ioanna Solomou is ‘very responsive’.

AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC acts for clients such as Bright Capital as well as wealthy individuals and families. Angelos Paphitis and Nicolas Patsalis are well regarded.

At AMG Mylonas & Associates, LLC, Andreas Mylonas is ‘completely focused on finding practical solutions’.

Andreas Coucounis & Co’s ‘responsive’ team advised various Cypriot companies on the tax aspects of intergroup finance and loan arrangements. Practice head Dimitria Coucouni Andreou is ‘vastly experienced’.

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