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AGP CHAMBERS, 84 SPYROU KYPRIANOU AVENUE, 4004 LIMASSOL, CYPRUS
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Work +357 25 73 10 00
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Angelos Paphitis

Tel:
Work +357 25731000
Email:
AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC

Work Department

Advocate - Founder and Head Office.

Position

His main areas of practice are general Commercial, Corporate, Company and Tax law with a special expertise in international tax planning, Civil Litigation, Shipping and Admiralty, Property Law and Conveyancing, Intellectual Property Law, Finance and Banking law, Foreign Investments in Cyprus and abroad.

Career

He joined a Cyprus leading law firm in 2003 and in 2006 he set up A.G. Paphitis & Co Law firm.

Languages

Greek and English.

Member

Admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2004. He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the International Tax Planning Organization, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the International Law Office and the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn.

Education

He graduated in Law with honours from the London South Bank University in 2001. In 2002, he successfully completed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) and has been qualified as Barrister at Law in England and Wales, member of Gray's Inn. He obtained his LL.M at University College London (UCL), University of London, in 2002 and he was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2004. In 2006 he has been certified as a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the same year he obtained a post graduate diploma on International Tax Law from Robert Kennedy College in Zurich, Switzerland.


Cyprus

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘really efficient’ team at AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC has vast experience of advising clients before the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and routinely advises foreign banks on large credit facilities. George Paphitis is recommended along with Angelos Paphitis, who is ‘very detail-oriented and helpful’.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC handles a wide range of corporate and restructuring matters under the leadership of Angelos Paphitis.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC represents clients in a wide variety of complex commercial litigations and international arbitrations. The ‘highly motivated’ team represented the 50% beneficial owner of a group of Cypriot and Ukrainian companies in a large corporate dispute involving allegations of fraud. Angelos Paphitis is ‘experienced’.

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Tax

Within: Tax

AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC acts for clients such as Bright Capital Group and TWILINE (Group) Russia. Angelos Paphitis and Nicolas Patsalis are well regarded.

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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

    Lis Alibi pendens is Latin for "suit pending elsewhere" . Both Articles 27 and 28 of the EU Regulation 44/2001 regulate the existence of lis alibi pendens and related judicial actions. In particular it is a doctrine that regulates the jurisdictional relationship of courts hearing concurrent proceedings involving the same or related causes of action between the same parties pending in the courts of different Member States.
  • 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

    Case C-28/26 - Examines the right of a holding company to deduct input VAT on services acquired in the interest of its subsidiaries where those services are offered to its subsidiaries with no consideration.
  • European Commission proposes new VAT rules to support e-commerce and online businesses in the EU

    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.
  • Cyprus: Worldwide freezing orders

    In the English case of Derby& Co v Weldon (No3 and 4) (1990) Ch 65, the Court of Appeal held unequivocally that a court can order a defendant’s assets to be frozen even if they are situated outside of the jurisdiction. However what is vital to be established in such circumstances is: