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www.pittaslegal.com

The firm

Soteris Pittas & Co LLC is a boutique law firm, in size only, focusing on the areas of law related to business activity and dedicated to providing its clients with outstanding, highly personalised, legal representation.

The firm’s lawyers and associates provide comprehensive legal solutions according to clients’ particular business needs, requirements and objectives. The firm is committed to representing its clients at all stages of disputes, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation, in order to secure just compensation and legal vindication.

The firm has close links and strong associations with reputable audit firms, private equity managers, and fiduciaries in Cyprus, Russia and the former CIS countries.

Areas of practice

Members of the firm have more than 20 years of industry experience, and have gained considerable exposure in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of high-profile complex cross-border disputes, handling them with professionalism and expertise. All work undertaken by the firm is partner-led by lawyers from the respective departments.

Corporate, commercial, M&A: the firm handles a wide range of commercial litigation, including breach of contracts, fraud and misrepresentation, partnership and shareholders’ disputes, corporate dissolutions, shareholders’ rights and derivative actions, construction disputes, commercial assets recovery, collection cases, etc.

Admiralty and maritime law: the firm’s clients include ship-owners and charterers, P&I clubs, shipyards, ship and bunker supply companies, brokers, freight forwarders, hull and cargo insurers, marine engineering companies, salvors, etc. Handling on behalf of Cyprus shipping companies with the assistance of the firm’s local associates admiralty proceedings commenced in South Korea, Netherlands, Greece, Malta, Scotland, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, India, Italy, etc.

International and domestic litigation: the firm offers assistance, representation and advice at all stages of the arbitration process, including pre-contentious negotiations, the conduct of arbitral proceedings, advocacy at trial, and the challenge and enforcement of arbitral awards. It also appears before Cyprus courts to prosecute or defend applications for interim measures, in support of arbitrations such as injunctions, attachments, discovery orders and orders preserving evidence. It has handled numerous arbitrations in a variety of different forms, including the International Court of Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, the Vienna Arbitration Centre and the Russian International Court of Arbitration.

Corporate law services: the firm offers comprehensive legal advice and services in general commercial and corporate matters, including: drafting of commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, strategic legal advice, registration and administration of Cyprus companies, establishment and administration of international trusts, incorporation of funds (open and closed), collective investment schemes and legal audits.

International business transactions: the firm’s lawyers regularly structure, negotiate and implement complex cross-border acquisitions, tender offers, joint ventures, private equity investments, workouts and restructuring, and commercial contracting relationships for clients, around the world. The firm also handles equity and debt financing, and complex project and structured transactions. Its lawyers have assisted both established and emerging companies from a broad spectrum of industries, including banking, brewing, construction, engineering, high technology, information technology, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, real estate, resort development, telecommunications and transportation.

International tax planning: the firm provides tailor-made tax planning and management all over the world. Although the firm is proud of its aggressive legal handling, it also has a friendly ‘boutique’ approach, and strives to give its clients’ problems its utmost attention.

ContactsSotirios Pittas
Antonis Alexopoulos

LanguagesEnglish
French
Greek
Italian
Russian
Serbian

Other officesLarnaca
Nicosia

MemberCyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Number of lawyers 9

Above material supplied by Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C.

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