Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is a top-tier, multi-award-winning law firm with significant experience in the international legal market. Founded in 1963, the firm continually invests in key workforce to maintain a high quality of services and today, it is considered one of the leading and most respected law firms in Cyprus.
The firm’s highly skilled legal team specialises in cross-border work and has been involved in some of the largest transactions in the international and local legal market. The firm’s clients include public and private companies from various industry sectors, local and international banks, financial institutions, entrepreneurs as well as a host of individual clients from Europe, Russia, the CIS countries, Cyprus and others.
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is a member of important professional international bodies, it is recommended by prestigious legal directories globally and it is recognised as a top-performing firm in respect of its distinctive client services and legal advice.
Areas of practice
Dispute resolution and ADR: the largest and most traditional department of the firm handling cases in conventional and alternative forms of dispute resolution, including international arbitration and mediation. The department’s transnational capabilities and experience are substantial since lawyers have arbitrated many commercial disputes in arbitration courts in many countries. A sample of the litigation team’s recent work includes the provision of advice to a Dutch bank on matters related to the recovery of bond holders of funds invested in one of the leading public transportation companies in Russia (claim in excess of $300m).
Corporate, commercial and M&A: one of the internationally recognised and multi-award winning areas of the firm with a reputation for providing high-quality and solutions-oriented consultancy services. The department handles complicated cross-border transactions including major mergers and acquisitions and assists large groups of companies and prestigious international law firms on Cyprus law issues. At present, the corporate team is advising a British construction materials company in relation to a major acquisition of its biggest competitor (transaction value £336m).
Banking and finance: the department continues to expand rapidly offering expert advice on financial and banking services to major European, Russian, local and international banks and companies in the financial services sector. Furthermore, the team has extensive experience in the provision of legal advice in the listings of major companies on local and international stock exchanges. Currently, the legal team provides specialised assistance to a major Russian bank in relation to a complex cross-currency swap transaction for underlying amounts exceeding $1bn involving a complex group structure with Irish, Cayman and Cyprus entities in a currency derivative finance transaction.
Corporate management services: through its close associate Pagecorp Group, the firm offers comprehensive corporate management, administrative, trustee and fiduciary services to several hundreds of companies operating in Cyprus and abroad.
International tax planning: the department provides comprehensive advice on Cyprus tax law matters, complicated tax structures and on possible tax implications arising from cross-border mergers and acquisitions. One of the recent projects of the tax legal team includes the provision of specialised tax advice to a major Cyprus bank in relation to the recent amendment of the Cyprus tax legislation, pursuant to which loan restructurings are temporarily exempt from tax (such as the transfer of immovable property to the creditor/financial institution in exchange for the repayment of debt), regarding a €9m debt to an asset restructuring performed.
The firm’s lawyers also provide professional legal services on trusts and asset protection, IT, internet and e-commerce, competition and EU, real estate and construction, intellectual property, matrimonial, family, administrative and constitutional law and ship registration and ship finance.
Contact Stavros Pavlou
MemberCyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association
Cyprus-Russian Business Association
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
International Tax Planning Association
Association of International Tax Consultants
AEA International Lawyers Network
Number of lawyers 27
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