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PATRICIAN CHAMBERS, 332 AGIOU ANDREOU STR., 3035 LIMASSOL, CYPRUS
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Work +357 25 87 15 99
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Fax +357 25 34 45 48
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Web:
www.pavlaw.com
Limassol, Nicosia

Stavros Pavlou

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Work +357 25 871 599
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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

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Senior & Managing Partner

Position

Stavros Pavlou is the Senior & Managing Partner of the firm. His practice areas include Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking and Finance Law, International Arbitration, Mediation, Commercial Law, Capital Markets, International Tax Planning, Commercial and Criminal Litigation, Intellectual Property, IT Law and European Law.

Career

• Senior & Managing Partner, Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC, Limassol, Cyprus since July 2010 • Senior & Managing Partner, Patrikios Pavlou & Co, Limassol, Cyprus 2002-2010 • Managing Partner, Patrikios Pavlou & Co, Limassol, Cyprus 1993-2002 • Partner, Patrikios Pavlou & Co, Limassol, Cyprus, 1989-1993 • Advocate, Patrikios Pavlou & Co, Limassol, Cyprus 1986-1989

Languages

Greek (native) and English (fluent).

Member

• Honourable Society of Gray's Inn • International Bar Association • English Bar Association • Cyprus Bar Association • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) • International Tax Planning Association (ITPA) • Euroadvocaten • Association of International Tax Consultants (AITC)

Education

Stavros Pavlou obtained a BSc Degree in Economics of Industry and Trade from the London School of Economics in the UK in 1983 and a Graduate Diploma in Law from City University in the UK in 1984. He was then called to the English Bar by Gray's Inn in 1985 and he was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 1986. In 2014, he was successfully awarded the Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration and was then admitted as a member of CIArb. Mr Pavlou is a very experienced litigator and handles complicated cross-border transactions involving international groups, banks and other organizations.


Cyprus

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC’s team ‘does not overly complicate things’ and is skilled at handling multijurisdictional projects: it recently advised an international bank on an amendment agreement to a €260m facility agreement. Stella Louca Pavlou is ‘vastly experienced’ and Lia Iordanou Theodouloukeeps an active involvement in any matter that she is instructed on’. The ‘commercially astuteStavros Pavlou and the ‘precise’ Stella Strati are also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC’s ‘experiencedLia Iordanou Theodoulou led the advice to a media and advertising services provider on the liquidation of one of its member companies. The ‘excellent’ team also includes Stavros Pavlou and Stella Strati, who are both ‘very knowledgeable’.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Stavros Pavlou - Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

Within: Dispute resolution

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLCoperates at the highest level.Stavros Pavlou is ‘immensely experienced’ and Chrysostomos Nicolaou is ‘very responsive’. The group is defending various high-net-worth individuals and companies against a $13m damages claims related to the construction of a residential complex in Moscow. Senior associate Eleana Christofi is ‘excellent’.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Stavros Pavlou heads the team at Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC that regularly advises leading international corporations and high-net-worth individuals from Asia, Russia and other non-EU countries on commercial and residential property acquisitions, particularly with regards to the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Programme.

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Tax

Within: Leading individuals

Stavros Pavlou - Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

Within: Tax

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’.

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