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Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Work +357 22 44 77 77
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Athens, Birkirkara, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos

Tonia Antoniou

Work +357 25 36 36 85
Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Work Department

Corporate and Financial Law, International Tax Planning




Tonia has obtained an LLB Degree from the University of Essex in the UK and a Masters degree in Commercial Law from the University of Bristol in the UK.

She concentrates in banking and finance law by representing international corporations and financial institutions since 2002. Often instructed by Magic Circle firms and acts for international banks in relation to finance transactions and security agreements and she is frequently involved in ship and aviation finance, corporate and company law including reorganisations and M&A and regulated markets law.

She heads the banking & finance department and the corporate department of the Limassol office.

Tonia has achieved the first tier in the 2016 Chambers Europe guide in the field of Banking and Finance. She is also recommended in 2016 Chambers Global guide as a “Leader in her Field”. Likewise, she is recommended in 2016 Legal500 guide as a specialist in her field. In addition, she has been selected as a leading lawyer for Cyprus in the area of Banking and M&A by the IFLR1000 guide.


Greek and English


Cyprus Bar Association, Limassol Bar Association


LLB (Hons), LLM


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC fields a large team that has wide-ranging experience in complex domestic and cross-border transactions. The group was appointed by Herbert Smith Freehills CIS LLP's Moscow office to act for VTB Bank on a large facility that was granted to Fesco, where a number of Cypriot entities were acting as guarantors and obligors. Tonia Antoniou and Lambros Soteriou are key contacts and senior associate Lorena Charalambous is also noted.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The team at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC is ‘commercially focused and results-oriented’. It advised Asian Development Bank on the Cypriot law aspects of the acquisition of shares in Ameriabank of Armenia. SMT Shipping (Cyprus) is another major client. Lambros Soteriou provides 'accurate' advice and Tonia Antoniou is ‘responsive and clear’. The 'very responsive' Lorena Charalambous and the 'readily available' Ioanna Solomou are recommended-both are senior associates.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC has an ‘active’ team that routinely works with the World Patent & Trademark Law Office, Com Laude and Inspicos European Patent Attorneys. Tonia Antoniou heads the department.

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Maritime and admiralty

Within: Maritime and admiralty

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC has an ‘accessible’ team that acts for ship owners, managers and financial institutions such as DP World Limassol and regularly provides legal opinions on a range of ship financing transactions. Lambros Soteriou and Tonia Antoniou are recommended.

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Cyprus: Intellectual Property (2nd edition)

July 2018. By Tonia Antoniou, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to intellectual property law in Cyprus . It will cover intellectual property rights, licensing, enforcement, establishing infringement or liability, and challenges to intellectual property. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Intellectual Property. [Continue Reading]

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