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Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC

9 ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS III AVENUE, LAZAROS CENTRE, SUITE 101-104, PO BOX 40519, 6305 LARNACA, CYPRUS
Tel:
Work +357 24 82 24 60
Fax:
Fax +357 24 62 61 06
Email:
Web:
www.coucounis.com
Larnaca, Nicosia, Paphos

Dimitria Coucouni-Andreou

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC

Position

Senior Partner

Expertise-Main Areas of Practice

Corporate & Commercial Law, Private Client: Tax, Trusts & Estate Planning, Banking Law & Finance, Immigration & Citizenship, Real Estate & Immovable Property Law, Conveyance

Career

Dimitria was the Chairwoman of the Cyprus Women’s Coop Bank Ltd (2010-2014) and served on its Board of Directors for many years. Dimitria also serves on the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Cyprus)

Publications

Dimitria Coucouni Andreou has been for many years the VAT editor for Cyprus in the LawInContext, which is a valuable online legal information database of Baker & McKenzie.

Dimitria is the author of numerous articles on tax and trusts in Cyprus, e.g. “The use of the Cyprus Holding Company in International Tax Planning”, “Using the Tax Treaties of Cyprus”, “International Trust Registration in Cyprus”, “The Cyprus International Trust rises”.

She was the co-editor of the 8th and 9th Volumes of “Rent Control Court Cases” in 2003 and 2005 respectively.

Dimitria is regularly on TV broadcasts speaking on a variety of legal issues and is a regular speaker of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry missions speaking on Cyprus as an International Services Centre in many conferences abroad

Languages

Greek, English, German and French

Member

  • Cyprus Bar Association (since 1997)
  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)

Education

University of Leicester, United Kingdom

1991-1994

LLB Law

Lincoln’s Inn-BPP Law School, United Kingdom

1994-1995

Barrister-at-Law

University College London, United Kingdom

1995-1996

LLM in Taxation


Cyprus

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC has been busy advising the Bank of Cyprus on the restructuring of various loans through debt to asset swaps. Dimitria Coucouni heads the group, which is praised for its ‘partner interaction on all matters’.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC is advising the Bank of Cyprus on various corporate and insolvency matters. Dimitria Coucouni and Tasos Coucounis,  who is ‘highly efficient’, are the names to note.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

The ‘client-focused and professional’ Tasos Coucounis is a key contact at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC. The ‘approachable and knowledgeable’ team is advising the Bank of Cyprus on several property transactions including debt-to-asset swaps and on the sale of substantial properties. Dimitria Coucouni is also recommended.

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Tax

Within: Tax

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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