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Alexis Erotocritou

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Work +357 25 370101
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A.G Erotocritou LLC

Work Department

Commercial & Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Alexis' practice primarily focuses on corporate and M&A, banking, finance, private client and data protection matters. Working consistently with various leading international law firms, he provides regulatory and transactional advice to public and private companies, banking institutions, international law firms, investment advisers, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurial and institutional investors in various sectors.

He has extensive experience acting on behalf of borrowers and financial institutions across a broad spectrum of high value corporate, banking and finance transactions, as well as rendering advice on the mechanics of various security structures and has advised a plethora of HNWI in relation to their investments in and out of Cyprus, some of which constitute the largest real estate transactions which have ever taken place in Cyprus. Alexis has notably advised a major international telecommunication corporation, in relation to the sale of its 99.05% stake in another entity, for a total contract value of €208 million. In addition, he has acted for the lenders on the refinancing of a $600 million secured facility to one of the largest agricultural companies of Eastern Europe and has advised a leading Ukrainian company on a US$180 million tender offer and US$400 million new note issue. 

Alexis has authored various publications, mainly in the areas of banking, finance, real estate and tax law. Among others, he is the co-author of the Cyprus Annual Report on Shareholding Disclosure and Short Selling, and the author of the Pre-Insolvency Enforceability of Derivative Transactions under Cyprus Laws. Alexis has also lectured at the European University of Cyprus.

Alexis is regularly featured in leading legal directories which, in recognition of his achievements, have independently elicited selected clients’ comments which have referred to him as “an extremely knowledgeable strategic thinker”, (IFLR 1000), “a very strong work ethic and entrepreneurial attitude” (Chambers and Partners), “dynamic and methodical” (Who’s Who Legal). Chambers and Partners (High Wealth) recognised Alexis in 2018 as a “Band 1” lawyer in Cyprus, who, according to the directory, wins high praise for his combination of technical skill and an approachable manner. Chambers High Wealth recognised that Alexis maintains a strong reputation for international work and especially with regards to HNWI. Alexis has been also listed in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in corporate, banking and finance and real estate and has been described as “extremely efficient” in relation to his work in the real estate sector. Lastly, WhosWhoLegal declared Alexis as a recognised figure in the European banking space, highlighted for his first-class corporate finance practice. 

Languages

Greek, English

Member

Cyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association
International Lawyers Association

Education

LLB (Hons), University of Sheffield
Legal Practice Course, BPP College (London)


Cyprus

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

A.G Erotocritou LLC’s clients include Rosbank and Samsung. Alexis Erotocritou heads a ‘competent’ team that is ‘dedicated to providing excellent legal services’.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

A.G Erotocritou LLC counts UniCredit Bank, Samsung and Byblos Bank as clients. Alexis Erotocritou has 'a very deep knowledge of corporate and commercial matters’.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

A.G Erotocritou LLC fields 'an energetic and very experienced team that can deal with various complicated matters well’. It assisted Iktinos (a company that is listed on the Athens Stock Exchange) with various complex real estate matters relating to its acquisition of substantial assets from Dolphin (an AIM-listed company). The ‘very reliable’ Alexis Erotocritou heads the team.

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