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L.G. Zambartas LLC

Work +357 25 37 37 34
Limassol, Paphos

The firm: L.G. Zambartas LLC consists of an international team comprising of and blending lawyers from a number of different nationalities including both English solicitors and Cypriot lawyers dedicated to giving clients comprehensive, practical legal advice. What started off as a small niche property practice 11 years ago has now rapidly developed and evolved into a practice which is highly respected internationally and can service a number of different areas of law through its team of ten lawyers, consultants and paralegals and its associated offices in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Italy and the US.

Louise and George Zambartas are two of the few dual-qualified English solicitor/Cypriot lawyers on the island. Dual-qualified lawyers at the firm are governed by both the Law Society of England and Wales and the Cyprus Bar Association. The firm upholds the professional principles of both these bodies and it has adopted client care and complaints procedures in accordance with standards required by the Law Society.

The firm is highly regarded as one of the leading corporate, shipping, property and litigation practices in Cyprus.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: the firm is frequently instructed both directly by leading financial institutions and also through other international law firms based in different jurisdictions on behalf of their clients. It has advised on many high-level transactions by providing corporate/tax due diligence reports and dealing with a full range of Cypriot law compliance issues. A list of recent transactions can be provided on request and includes the firm’s appointment as the Cypriot counsel of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in connection with the EBRD’s acquisition of a 5.39% equity stake in Hellenic Bank Public Company Limited through an investment of just under €20m.

Corporate/mergers and acquisitions: the firm has a breadth of experience in dealing with all types of corporate transactions for clients in a wide range of sectors. It assists clients throughout each stage of the transaction from structuring the deal to negotiating and preparing the agreements. The firm has supported numerous high-value projects.

Litigation: the firm has a strong and rapidly growing reputation in dealing with a broad range of lawsuits including property disputes, banking disputes, notably CHF litigation, contractual disputes, negligence claims, arbitration proceedings, ADR, maritime claims, injunctions, registration and enforcement of foreign judgments and insolvency proceedings.

Property services: the firm offers a full range of both commercial and residential property legal services covering all aspects of Cypriot real estate sale/purchase including large-scale off-plan project development transactions.

Wills and probate: the team has a broad range of multi-jurisdictional experience and is able to offer professional help with estate planning, English and Cypriot wills, Isle of Man wills, English inheritance tax planning advice, trusts, will registrations, probate services and appointment as executors.

Escrow services: the firm offers a full range of escrow services for private clients including the provision of escrow agency services and the drafting of escrow agreements.

Shipping/maritime/admiralty: the firm has combined its legal expertise with a full appreciation of the commercial demands of the shipping industry to cover areas such as worldwide ship and yacht registration, ship finance, vessel sale and purchase, maritime claims, ship arrest in Cyprus and other jurisdictions, advice on new building contracts and review of all contractual documentation required for any shipping-related projects.

Trusts: Cyprus trusts: the firm has substantial experience in assisting clients with Cyprus trusts including Cyprus international trusts.

Citizenship and immigration: the firm has extensive knowledge on immigration and migration issues. Services include citizenship applications, residence permits and visas for third country nationals. Clients are offered a complete range of services and full legal support for all the actions that need to be executed in order to apply for any of the above mentioned applications and/or permits.

  • Contacts
  • George Zambartas
  • Louise Zambartas
  • Sonia Ajini
  • Charis Voskaridou
  • Jasmina Lazic
  • Eva Themistocleous
  • Other offices
  • Paphos
  • Associated offices: BB and Partners (Italy), Marine Legal Bureau (Latvia), Interlegal Law Firm (Ukraine), Remedy Law Firm (Russia), Chalos & Co, PC – International Law Firm (USA).
  • Membership
  • Cyprus Bar Association
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Shiparrested Network
  • Network of Yachting Lawyers
  • Number of lawyers: 10
  • at this office: 8
  • Languages
  • English
  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • Finnish
  • Serbian

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