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Stavros Pavlou

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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

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Senior & Managing Partner


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.


• 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


Greek (native) and English (fluent).


• 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)


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.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The team at Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is adept at handling multi-jurisdictional projects. It is acting for a major Russian bank on the refinancing of a large international oilfield services group. Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UniCredit Bank are also clients. Stella Strati and Lia Iordanou Theodoulou are recommended along with Stavros Pavlou.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC has been active advising on many international mergers and acquisitions as well as reorganisations and liquidations. It counts Eriell Group and UniCredit Bank as clients. The team ‘acts as one and is very reliable, efficient and accessible’. Lia Iordanou Theodoulou  is ‘very professional’; Stavros Pavlou has 'a very deep knowledge of the law’; and Stella Strati is another primary contact.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Stavros Pavlou - Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

Within: Dispute resolution

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC's ‘professional and attentive’ team handles a wide range of banking litigation. Clients include Commerzbank and Delo Group. Stavros Pavlou ‘achieves great results on complex matters quickly’. Chrysostomos Nicolaou is also an experienced litigator.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC regularly advises domestic and foreign individuals and corporate clients on property-related matters. Stavros Pavlou is a primary contact.

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Within: Leading individuals

Stavros Pavlou - Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

Within: Tax

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is praised for its ‘solution-driven’ approach. It routinely handles the setting up of tax planning structures on complex cross-border deals and tax disputes. Clients include Alpha Bank (Cyprus) as well as several high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs. The ‘outstandingStavros Pavlou is ‘passionate about what he does and how he does it’. Stella Strati ‘will always go the extra mile’.

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Legal Developments by:
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

  • Cyprus Implements ATAD

    In light of EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD), the Cyprus House of Representatives on April 5, 2019 voted into law (applicable from January 1, 2019) the partial implementation of legally-anti-abusive measures. These measures include the ‘interest limitation’ rule, the ‘general anti-abuse’ rule, and the ‘controlled foreign companies’ rule. The rest two measures stipulated by the EU ATAD (exit taxes and rules to tackle hybrid mismatches) are expected to be implemented in Cyprus by 2020.
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