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Andreas M Sofocleous & Co LLC is one of the most successful corporate and commercial law firms in Cyprus. Headquartered in Limassol and with offices in Eastern Europe and the UK, the firm provides legal services for individuals and companies at national and multinational levels across a wide range of industries, dealing with mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, intellectual property licensing, as well as company formation and management and other business arrangements.

The qualified professionals at the firm include legal and business consultants, advocates, solicitors, accountants, economists, international tax consultants, bankers and trade specialists, as well as its international associates.

Despite the problems in the economy in Cyprus and in Europe in general during the last few years, the practice continues to progress and expand.

Corporate and commercial: Chrysis Sofocleous (partner); Menelaos Sazos (partner); Anna Onoufriou Georgallides; Christina Sofocleous; Florentina Emmanouel.

Litigation and arbitration: Tasos Panteli (Partner); Andri Hadjicharalambous; Christina Antoniadou; Maria Violari.

Areas of practice

Corporate and commercial: the corporate and commercial department advises a wide range of major national and international companies and public authorities. It has maintained its reputation in Cyprus and abroad despite the recent economic events. The firm gives its advice on the incorporation of companies, intellectual property rights, corporate organisation, reorganisation and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity funds and money transfers.

Litigation: the litigation department undertakes legal representation in cases not only in Cyprus but through a network of associates in Europe and Russia, along with the assistance of its Ukraine branch, and in this respect the firm is also able to outsource any case while maintaining full management and supervision of the cases in question. During the past few years, the firm has represented clients in both the European and Russian courts.

The litigation department is divided into two teams, namely as follows: the general litigation department deals mainly with cases such as criminal, personal injury, insurance claims, employers’ liability, debt collection, etc; the corporate and commercial litigation department deals mainly with cases such as international trade and trust cases, company and partnership disputes, corporate dissolutions, shareholders’ rights and derivative actions, construction disputes, commercial assets recovery, etc.

Banking services: the banking and finance lawyers in Andreas M Sofocleous & Co LLC are experienced in a broad range of banking law and corporate finance matters, and apply their understanding of banking law to assist their clients in achieving timely and cost-effective solutions. The firm assists its clients in a tremendous variety of domestic, international, corporate and commercial transactions ranging from those involving relatively small amounts of money to large and very complex financial dealings.

Accounting services: offered by the firm’s affiliate company Gramaro Accounting Services Ltd, is one of the most successful and reputable accounting firms in Cyprus. The firm’s clients operate in many different industries, including oil and gas, retail and wholesale trading, real estate, investment holding, financing and others.

Immigration services: citizenship applications (both through the economic citizenship programme and the conventional route), applications for immigration permits, permanent residence permits, employment permits and visas. The department advises both individual and corporate clients and provides a wide range of services.

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Other offices Kiev

Member International Tax Planning Association

Number of lawyers 20

at this office 17

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    The only requirement for a valid arbitration agreement and subsequently a valid arbitration procedure in Cyprus is the arbitration clause to be in written form. The Cyprus domestic Arbitration Law Cap. 4 which regulates domestic arbitrations provides that the agreement to refer any present or future disputes to arbitration is irrevocable unless the Court decides otherwise.
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