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The firm: The firm is committed to excellence and round-the-clock service. Its philosophy is to focus on total client needs, to add value in all assignments and provide quality service with personalised attention. The firm is considered a leader in Cyprus in its areas of expertise, which include corporate and commercial law, international tax, set up of regulated and investment entities, cross-border work and private equity deals. The firm’s attorneys are assisted by qualified professionals such as financial experts, all able to bring added value to deals.

A significant part of the firm’s clientele is international, mainly from Central and Eastern Europe, the US and UK, Israel, the Middle East, South Africa and India. The firm’s clients are involved in a broad range of activities, including banking and finance, airline, telecoms, investment management, manufacturing, real estate development, commerce, insurance, provision of services, international trade and investments. They range from Magic Circle law firms, listed and large privately held commercial businesses, financial institutions and multinationals to medium and small size enterprises and from state-owned funds to the individual investor/businessperson.

The firm maintains strategic alliances with counterpart firms in other major international business centres worldwide and is positioned to offer clients cost-effective cross-border solutions.

Areas of practice: The firm’s attorneys specialise in corporate and commercial law, financial transactions, international tax services, regulated fund structures, private equity deals and joint ventures, M&A, bank finance, structuring cross-border transactions, capital markets and IPOs.

Private equity and venture capital transactions: the firm is heavily involved in international joint venture, private equity and international corporate transactions, being instructed by foreign investors and acting with international law firms on complex deals and pioneers in the establishment of innovative schemes.

Corporate and commercial: the firm’s lawyers have extensive knowledge of corporate and commercial law and M&A and have wide experience in complicated international transactions and LDD work. The firm offers advice on group reorganisations and solution-oriented consultancy services.

Tax law and international tax planning: the firm has strong local and international tax expertise with the team of tax experts comprising highly trained tax attorneys and financial specialists with substantial experience in international structuring.

Banking and finance: the firm provides continuous legal service to major local and international banks, industrial organisations and financial institutions, and undertakes financing transactions, including drafting of finance and security documents and provision of legal opinions. The firm also advises on debt restructurings and receiverships.

Funds: the firm has in-depth experience in structuring alternative investment funds and has been involved in a multitude of complicated deals from across the world. The firm can handle all legal and SEC regulatory aspects of setting up regulated AIFs, AIFMs and feeder funds in Cyprus, and assists with obtaining regulatory approvals, negotiation with investors and other third parties.

Mergers and acquisitions: the firm has significant experience in M&A, including restructuring work, cross-border mergers as well as representing clients for competition matters.

Capital markets: the firm has extensive knowledge of capital markets law, stock exchange listings and IPOs and has undertaken the listing of shares and debentures of Cyprus companies in foreign exchanges, the acquisition of stakes in Cyprus listed companies and advises on corporate governance matters and application of Cyprus stock exchange laws and on regulatory compliance.

  • Number of lawyers: 14
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Above material supplied by Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC.

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