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Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

2 AGIAS ELENIS STREET, 6TH AND 7TH FLOORS, 1060 NICOSIA, CYPRUS
Tel:
Work +357 22 44 77 77
Fax:
Fax +357 22 76 78 80
Email:
Web:
www.kyprianou.com.cy
Athens, Birkirkara, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos

Cyprus

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC’s team gives ‘well-balanced advice’ and has extensive experience of domestic and cross-border loan and security transactions, where it is regularly instructed by international law firms. The practice is Cypriot counsel to Silk Road, a Chinese state-owned investment fund. Lambros Soteriou and Tonia Antoniou are ‘very thorough and commercial’, and ‘knowledgeable’ associate Lorena Charalambous is also recommended.

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Lorena Charalambous - Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC’s ‘responsive’ team is ‘prepared to always go that extra mile’. It provides ‘a top-level service’ in capital markets and corporate governance capabilities, and acted as local counsel alongside an international law firm on a large overseas takeover and associated business combination and restructuring. The ‘approachableLambros Soteriou and the ‘experiencedTonia Antoniou are recommended along with ‘technically excellent’ associate Ioanna Solomou.

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Ioanna Solomou - Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC fields a ‘knowledgeable and responsive team that has the capacity to work well within large multi-jurisdictional teams and can accommodate the complex needs of those various teams’. It is currently advising a shareholder of Maxbet Entertainment Group on an allegedly illegal transfer of his shareholding. Menelaos Kyprianou is ‘a very experienced litigator’ and Marina Hadjisoterioucomprehends complex matters quickly and explains things well to clients’.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC recently acted for Alvarez & Marsal Europe LLP during an investigation by the Central Bank of Cyprus into the Cypriot banking sector. Menelaos Kyprianou is well regarded.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC advises on the full range of IP matters for clients such as Thomson Reuters and as local counsel to international law firms. Tonia Antoniou heads the team.

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Maritime and admiralty
Maritime and admiralty - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC’s team acts for shipowners, ship managers and financial institutions involved in the shipping industry. Tonia Antoniou heads the team, which is skilled at issuing legal opinions on a range of ship financing transactions, guarantees and other security documentation. It also routinely handles vessel registrations under the Cypriot flag and the chartering, sale and purchase of ships.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC’s ‘professional team’ is headed by Savvas Savvides, who gives ‘clear and concise’ advice. Associate Esme Palas (an associate) ‘stays on top of every detail and keeps clients well informed’. The team has substantial work with Chinese investors.

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Esme Palas - Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC has been advising on major restructuring and reorganisation projects and the tax aspects of liquidations. The department is also skilled at handling tax controversy work. Lambros Soteriou heads the team.

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Cyprus

Offices in Paphos, Nicosia, Limassol, and Birkirkara

Legal Developments by:
Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

  • 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.
    - Michael Kyprianou & Co

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