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

Lia Iordanou Theodoulou

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Work +357 25 871 599
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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

Work Department

Corporate and Finance departments

Position

Lia Iordanou Theodoulou is the Corporate Finance Partner of the firm. Her practice areas include Corporate Finance, Ship Finance, Corporate, Commercial and M & A, Foreign Investment, Trust, Real Estate and Asset Protection.

Career

• Corporate Finance Partner, Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC, Limassol, Cyprus since July 2010 • Corporate Finance Partner, Patrikios Pavlou & Co, Limassol, Cyprus October 2007 – June 2010 • Senior Associate, commercial department, Patrikios Pavlou & Co, 1 January 2006 - 30 September 2007 • Associate lawyer, commercial department, Chrysses Demetriades & Co, 1 June 1989 - 31 May 2005 • Pupil lawyer, litigation department, Chrysses Demetriades & Co, December 1988 - May 1989 • Pupil barrister, Hollis Whiteman Chambers, London, May - December 1988 • Pupil barrister, Alan Tyrrel Chambers, London, October 1987 - April 1988

Languages

Greek (native) and English (fluent)

Member

• Honourable Society of Gray's Inn • International Bar Association • English Bar Association • Cyprus Bar Association • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) • The Corporate and Securities Law Group • Academy of European Law (ERA) • Member of the Environmental Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association

Education

Lia Iordanou Theodoulou obtained a Law Degree from University of East Anglia, Norwich in the UK in 1986. She was called to the English Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1987 and in 1989 she was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association.


Cyprus

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC’s ‘reliable team always seeks to achieve the best outcome for its client’. It has been advising a major Russian bank on an amendment of a $7bn facility agreement and is also advising a global investment bank on various issues. ‘Very efficient’ practice head Stavros Pavlou is recommended along with Lia Iordanou Theodoulou and Stella Strati, who provides ‘prompt and comprehensive advice’.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC’s ‘excellent’ team is advising a Hong Kong-listed company on a Cypriot due diligence exercise and regularly handles transactions for large companies from Europe, including the CIS. Stella Strati and Lia Iordanou Theodoulou are ‘solution-driven and quick’; Stavros Pavlougets the deal done’.

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Legal Developments by:
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

  • ICLG:International Arbitration Cyprus 2016

    The only requirement under the main laws applicable to arbitration (see below) is that the arbitration agreement has to be a written agreement to submit present or future disputes to arbitration and, under common law principles, this agreement has to be clear and certain.  Read more...
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  • Cyprus: Changes To The Inheritance Process Under European Succession Regulation 650/2012

    The growing importance of cross border successions within the European Union and the difficulties and complications resulting from the diversity of succession and private international law rules relating to succession, prompted the European Commission to examine the possibility of introducing a Regulation that would facilitate and streamline cross border successions.
  • A fight against corruption by the proposed introduction of Criminal Record Certificates for Companie

    Due to existing problems with regards to companies competing for the undertaking of public projects, on the 28 th  September 2015 the Cabinet decided to give an end to the scandals involving the squander of millions of public money by approving an amendment Bill, which would add to the conditions for public tenders, the requirement of providing a Criminal Record Certificate for legal entities. Until today, this was not required due to gaps and loopholes in the existing Law. Provided this Bill will be passed into Law by its publication at the Official Gazette of Cyprus, companies applying for public tender will be asked to produce a certificate that would show they have a clean criminal record.
  • LIS ALIBI PENDENS UNDER THE COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) NO 44/2001 ON JURISDICTIONAND THE RECOGNITION AN

    Lis Alibi pendens is Latin for "suit pending elsewhere" . Both Articles 27 and 28 of the EU Regulation 44/2001 regulate the existence of lis alibi pendens and related judicial actions. In particular it is a doctrine that regulates the jurisdictional relationship of courts hearing concurrent proceedings involving the same or related causes of action between the same parties pending in the courts of different Member States.
  • The new features under the Recast Regulation 1215/2012

    The significance of the EU Regulation 44/2001 is well known as its rules determine both the jurisdiction of courts in the EU in civil and commercial disputes and the conditions for the recognition and the enforcement of their judgments in other EU member States.
  • ECJ CASE C-28/26 - RECOVERABILITY OF INPUT VAT OF A HOLDING COMPANY

    Case C-28/26 - Examines the right of a holding company to deduct input VAT on services acquired in the interest of its subsidiaries where those services are offered to its subsidiaries with no consideration.
  • European Commission proposes new VAT rules to support e-commerce and online businesses in the EU

    On 1 December 2016, the European Commission has published proposals to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. Particularly, the proposed changes, aiming to allow start-ups and SMEs, to buy and sell goods and services more easily online.
  • Unjust Banking Practices in Swiss Franc Loan Agreements

    The Cypriot banking system is currently being confronted with the issue of providing foreign loans and in particular Swiss francs to both locals and foreigners to cover their housing requirements. Of principle concern in Cypriot and European Courts are the banking practices used in attracting clients to these financial institutions. It seems that misinformation through the use of various means of bank notifications and practices point towards the use of the distortion and the concealment of essential information to borrowers. The Cypriot banking system (that is sanctioned by European banking) in the provision of Swiss Francs did not in most cases provide a complete and proper briefing of the risks involved in these types of loan contracts that also incorporated exchange and interest rate fluctuations.
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  • CYPRUS: ARBITRATION – ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION ISSUED BY ARBITRATORS

    The European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’) in the Gazprom Case (2015) held that anti-suit injunctions issued by arbitral tribunals in relation to the pursuit of Court proceedings within the EU, are not incompatible with the Brussels Regulation. The ECJ held that the BrusselsRegulation does not prevent a Court in an EU Member State from recognizing and enforcing an award containing such an anti-suit injunction, either pursuant to national law, or the New York Convention.
  • Cyprus: Worldwide freezing orders

    In the English case of Derby& Co v Weldon (No3 and 4) (1990) Ch 65, the Court of Appeal held unequivocally that a court can order a defendant’s assets to be frozen even if they are situated outside of the jurisdiction. However what is vital to be established in such circumstances is: