Firms in the Spotlight Banking and finance
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC
The corporate and M&A team at Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is ranked in the top tier for Cyprus for providing professional, high-quality consultancy services to clients. The team effectively handles complicated cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and assists large groups of companies and prestigious international law firms on Cyprus corporate law issues.View Profile...
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC
The Banking and Finance team at Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is ranked in the top tier for Cyprus, duly acknowledged for delivering outstanding legal services to its clients. With extensive experience in the legal market and the international culture, the lawyers and legal consultants of the Firm successfully handle challenging cross-border corporate finance transactions …View Profile...
Banking and finance in Cyprus
Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC ‘frequently acts in the most significant financing and international deals in the region’. The ‘readily accessible’ team acts for lenders, borrowers and security providers. Highlights included advising the Copelouzos Group on the local law issues relating to the financing of a number of project companies, which were involved in the privatisation of 14 regional airports in Greece. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and JP Morgan are also clients. Stelios Triantafyllides and senior associate Marios Hadjigavriel are ‘concise and very experienced’.
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC regularly advises local and foreign banks on complex deals and receives referrals from international law firms. The ‘client-oriented and experienced’ team advised a consortium of banks from Austria, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia on the Cypriot law aspects of a €20m facility for the construction of a new hotel. Other key clients include Coutts and Bloomberg. Demetris Roti heads the team, which includes ‘precise and meticulous’ duo Elias Neocleous and Costas Stamatiou. The team is also ‘very experienced in asset recovery work’.
Harneys has ‘a significant banking and finance practice’ and frequently handles complex cross-border financings, capital market listings and restructurings. The group advised Songa Offshore SE on its acquisition by Transocean for approximately $3.4bn. The team ‘perfectly understands the banking and financial industry as well as complicated and structured investment products’. The ‘super responsive’ Pavlos Aristodemou heads the group. The ‘committed’ Nancy Erotocritou has ‘boundless energy’ and provides ‘tailored solutions to suit each client’s needs’.
Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC has an experienced team that advises multinational companies as well as foreign and local credit institutions. It advised Endo International on a major refinancing that involved the repayment of an existing credit facility with Deutsche Bank (New York branch). Other key clients include Hellenic Bank. Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris heads the ‘hands on’ team that includes the ‘outstanding’ Pavlos Symeonides and senior associate Artemis Amalia Metaxa.
The team at Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is adept at handling multi-jurisdictional projects. It is acting for a major Russian bank on the refinancing of a large international oilfield services group. Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UniCredit Bank are also clients. Stella Strati and Lia Iordanou Theodoulou are recommended along with Stavros Pavlou.
Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office
Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office is advising the sponsor, M.M. Makronisos Marina, on a large project financing deal. It is also acting as leading local counsel to a major bank on the restructuring of the €170m debt of E.C. Lanitis Group. Demosthenes Mavrellis heads the team, which also includes Christos Mavrellis.
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.
Athos Demetriou Associates LLC receives a steady flow of instructions from international law firms such as Allen & Overy LLP. Athos Demetriou ‘combines deep technical skills with vast experience and a commercial awareness’. The team provides a ‘personalised service and practical and reliable solutions’.
Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC has been involved in a number of major bi-currency financing transactions. It acts for high-net-worth individuals, financial institutions and corporate and institutional clients such as Crédit Agricole. Effie Anastassiou provides 'an exceptional service’ and Stavros Clerides is a key member of the ‘knowledgeable and experienced team’.