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Advocate Effie Anastassiou

Tel:
Work +357 25 274050
Email:
Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial.

Position

Ms. Anastassiou is one of the founders of the firm and specialises in corporate and commercial law, asset and project finance and capital markets. She has wide experience in structuring and negotiating complicated cross-border transactions including private equity deals, restructurings, acquisitions and complex financing transactions. Her clients include many institutional groups, foreign state institutions, banks, international law firms and listed companies.

Career

Ms. Anastassiou is a senior partner in the firm. She started her career working with a leading law firm specialising in intellectual property where she headed the Trade Marks Department. She then joined one of the largest law firms in Cyprus where she was the head of the litigation department. She is a senior partner in the firm heading the corporate and M&A practise of the firm.

Languages

English, Greek.

Member

Gray`s Inn; Cyprus Bar Association; Public Companies and Partnerships Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association; Tax Planning Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association; Professional Conduct Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association.

Education

London School of Economics (LSE) Bar Degree in BPP Law School, London; Degree of an Utter Barrister.

Leisure

Dancing and Travelling.


Cyprus

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC’s ‘experienced’ team continues to attract work from its large corporate clients, international law firms and institutional investors. It has been advising Bluehouse Capital on the Cypriot aspects of financing the acquisition of an office complex in Poland. The ‘thoroughEffie Anastassiou heads the seven-strong practice.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Effie Anastassiou - Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC’s ‘proactive’ team has considerable expertise in private equity, investment funds and joint venture assignments and regularly advises clients such as Yandex. Practice head Effie Anastassiou is praised as being ‘accurate’ and senior associate Stephanos Evangelides shows ‘great attention to detail while also maintaining his focus on the bigger picture’.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC is ‘a high-quality law firm with an excellent grasp of the business world, combined with exceptional tax knowledge’. Practice head Stavros Clerides is of ‘great assistance when clients require innovative cross-border structuring and international tax planning advice’. Effie Anastassiou provides ‘top-notch tax advice’.

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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

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  • 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

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    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.