The highly regarded team at Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC advises local and international clients on a wide spectrum of matters. Stelios Triantafyllides is at the helm and advises on re-organisations and corporate restructurings, rights issues, mergers and equity raising transactions. Clients include commercial and investment banks, as well as insurance companies, pharmaceutical players and high-net-worth individuals. It is adept at handling a broad range of issues from local and cross-border M&A to management buy-outs and earn-outs, capital raising transactions; corporate governance and the re-domiciliation of companies in and out of Cyprus. At associate level, Elvira Georgiou is also recommended.
Firms in the Spotlight Commercial, corporate and M&A
Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C.
One of the leading law firms in Cyprus, Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C. was founded in 2008. Since then, it has steadily grown to become a team of dedicated and resourceful professionals devoted to the service of its clients’ interests. The firm is greatly respected in Cyprus as well as internationally, well known in particular for …View Profile...
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...
Commercial, corporate and M&A in Cyprus
Other key lawyers:
‘A sizeable and diverse team which is hard-working and responsive. They are solid overall and very strong at partner level’.
‘Stelios Triantafyllides is an outstanding M&A practitioner. Charming, practical, an excellent communicator, and a deep understanding of the local market. A real pleasure to work with’.
‘Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC combines the quality of service expected from one of the biggest law firms in Cyprus with the client service one would associate with a smaller firm’.
‘The individuals at Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC are very knowledgeable and always available and helpful’.
APS Debt Servicing Cyprus Ltd
Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd
Cyprus Chambers of Commerce and Industry
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd
Hennes & Mauritz
Leggett & Platt
- Advised CIAN Plc on the pricing of its initial public offering of 18,213,400 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”). The ADSs began trading on the New York Exchange and on the Moscow Stock Exchange on Friday, 5 November 2021, under the symbol “CIAN”.
- Provided Cyprus law advice and support in relation to the offering conducted by Renaissance Insurance Group Public Joint Stock Company in Moscow and the participation of certain Cypriot shareholders of the client in the offering, as well as on other issues.
- In the context of the relevant public offering of a company, it carried out extensive due diligence exercise over the client’s 17 Cypriot subsidiaries.
Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris leads a ‘highly professional’ team at Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants, praised for its ‘strong technical knowledge’ and ‘good understanding of the business environment’. The first-class team works on many large deals across numerous sectors and has increasingly been advising on transactions in the emerging markets, such as fintech, e-commerce and technology. Clients include some of the world’s largest corporations, middle market and emerging businesses. Anna Rossides has a wide range of experience with particular strength in acquisitions, corporate restructurings, secured project financings and securitisation. Pavlos Symeonides regularly advises clients on multi-jurisdictional transactions, while senior associate Artemis Amalia Metaxa is sought after for her advice on the incorporation, operation and corporate administration as well as winding up of Cypriot companies.
Other key lawyers:
Anna Rossides; Pavlos Symeonides; Artemis Amalia Metaxa
‘The firm has a great synergy between departments so that if any cross over input is required they are able to provide this service with seamless efficiency. They are also masterful at liaising/working with foreign law firms to obtain input for non -contentious and contentious matters’.
‘Individuals are experts in their field who are able to provide their advice in a clear/concise and understandable manner. They are also outcome focused and so look at finding resolutions to any issues which may arise’.
‘Artemis Amalia Metaxa – senior associate; excellent oversight capabilities, flawless coordination of her team, overall very present and hands-on. Does not shy away from getting involved with even the most minute details of the assistance provided’.
‘The service is extremely high quality, accurate and fast. Colleagues work reliably, precisely and accurately. Deadlines are kept. Communication has a high degree, attention is paid to feedback’.
‘Pavlos Symonides cares in a special high professional way for all legal matters and always in finding a proper solution, never losing the view for appropriate and reasonable fees’.
‘The response was quick and on-time regardless of our short time notice and the advices were very reasonable. We mainly worked with Artemis Amalia Metaxa, a senior associate of the firm. Her responses were quick and to the point. She has a broad knowledge regarding corporate matters’.
‘I have worked with the corporate team on a number of international / cross border M&A transactions. The team is very responsive and used to working alongside multi-jurisdictional teams of lawyers to deliver complex cross border transactions’.
Artemis Amalia Metaxa is excellent. Very responsive with significant experience of working on large international corporate transactions. Our go to corporate lawyer in Cyprus. Mr. Pavlos Symeonides always gives prompt attendance to the matters. He is very clear and has a high integrity’.
Societe Generale Bank – Cyprus Limited
Estée Lauder Companies Inc.,
Venus Minerals (Cyprus) Limited
Granit Polus Group
- Engaged to act as Cypriot counsel to United Medical Group CY PLC in relation to the initial public offering of up to 40 million GDRs, by selling shareholders, valued at $500m.
- Advised Tech Mahindra London Ltd (Indian multinational information technology services and consulting company) on the acquisition of 100% of Com Tec Co IT Ltd, as well as a minority subscription in SWFT Technologies Ltd, valued at eur310m and 20m, respectively.
- Advised CRIF S.p.A., a Fintech 100 company, on a EUR multi-million two-tier due diligence and acquisition transaction.
Agis Agapiou leads a large department at Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office which advises on the full range of complex company and corporate matters. Clients include large local corporates, public utility companies, as well as many big multinational groups operating in or out of Cyprus. It also fields a substantial unit that specialises in the registration of companies both in Cyprus and in other jurisdictions. Chris Georghiades has a vast array of experience in corporate and commercial matters and regularly advises on company and business acquisitions, in addition to the sale of both public and private companies. Other areas of focus include advising on corporate reorganisations and shareholder disputes. Michaela Hadjihambi is a known name for her work on corporate transactions, with a particular focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint venture arrangements and complex reorganisations. Other notable members of the department include Chrysses Demetriades and Constantinos Mavrellis.
Other key lawyers:
Chris Georghiades; Michaela Hadjihambi; Constantinos Mavrellis; Demosthenes Mavrellis; Chrysses Demetriades
‘The team is well experienced in various aspects of the sector and has been involved in many different projects, which gives them that extra edge over others. All the partners are available at all times’.
‘Chrysses Demetriades is the top legal firm in CY. A league of its own in the country. New age, high-tech firm with a group of top legal advisors. We have worked with them on specific mandates and they delivered way above our expectations. Billing is competitive’.
‘We have collaborated many times with Mr. Constantinos Mavrellis. Constantinos is a high calibre professional. Young, dynamic, knowledgeable and very transparent. His approach is to the point. Highly recommended’.
‘Knowledgeable, diverse, experienced, friendly, always available and focused. The team is eager to understand the client’s background and needs and will do its best to fulfil its expectations and close the relevant transaction’.
‘The individuals we worked with have thorough knowledge of Commercial, Corporate and M&A Law along with a very practical mindset, which is greatly appreciated in such transactions’.
‘The firm comprises a wide sphere of legal specialties enabling it to provide to its customers a complete full range of advice on the matter at hand. The combination and diversity of legal backgrounds, coupled with the so many years’ experience, makes Chrysses Demetriades & Co LLC unique’.
‘All of Chrysses Demetriades, Michaela Hadjihambi and Demosthenes Mavrellis are easily accessible, eager and ready to assist on any legal difficulty, showing priority over the most pressing matters, understanding the key aspects of the problems faced and offering the desired legal solutions’.
‘Professionals that care to understand and consult based on their customer’s interest. Their understanding of business and close attention, require one meeting to collect the facts and set strategy while with others it takes 3 and 4’.
Amathus Public Ltd
Nest Investments (Holdings) Ltd
NBG Pangaea (now Prodea Investments)
TP AEOLIAN DYNAMICS LIMITED
Trust International Insurance Company (Cyprus) Limited
- Advised Criteo S.A. in its acquisition of ad-trading platform Iponweb.
- Advised Mirland plc in relation to its restructuring arrangements.
- Advised Louis PLC and Celestyal Cruises Limited in connection with the participation of Searchlight Capital Partners UK, LLP in the share capital of Celestyal Cruises Limited and the subsequent financing of the company by Searchlight Capital Partners UK, LLP.
Clients of Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC remark that ‘no matter how complex and difficult the issues are, the replies are received promptly in a very professional way. The ‘pragmatic and very client-orientated team of partners and associates’ continues to attract a significant flow of new assignments from large corporates, Magic Circle and international law firms, as well as other institutional clients, high-net-worth private clients and financial institutions. The firm, under the leadership of the ‘very thorough’ Effie Anastasiou, Stavros Clerides and Andri Stylianou , has developed niche expertise in private equity and joint venture work. In addition, it has substantial expertise in sophisticated cross-border transactional work, tax-orientated deals, regulatory matters, funds and investment structures.
Effie Anastassiou; Stavros Clerides; Andri Stylianou
‘The team is always ready to face the most challenging cases of the practice. Clients should know that they can rely on them. The clients feel that their lawyers have the right solutions for every matter. They are always willing to explain and guide’.
‘Prompt responses, attentive to details, very high quality standards. Effie Anastasiou is head and shoulders above the peers’.
‘Very experienced in working in cross-border transactions; impressive knowledge of law and solution-oriented advice. Effie Anastassiou’.
‘The firm has a team of lawyers who are highly professional and not only meets but very often exceeds our expectations. They have a sound understanding of business matters and the practicalities involved and thus are able to assist us in navigating through various issues in an efficient way. Also their response times are impressive’.
‘One of their strengths is that the corporate team is assisted by an excellent tax team and this way it has value added approach. This combination provides us with complete solutions for all legal needs of our clients’.
‘Stavros Clerides has an exceptional grasp of tax and legal matters together and is of great assistance when we require innovative cross-border structuring work and tax planning. He is a brilliant lawyer with a deep understanding of corporate finance and business matters which inspire complete confidence as to the complex structures he suggests’.
‘We also work with Andri Stylianou who has wide experience in structuring and negotiating complicated cross-border transactions and is also very efficient‘.
‘The team has shown great ability to structure and execute a complex cross-border M&A transaction, including managing competition and tax issues. It has shown excellent ability to deliver under significant time pressure and flexibility to adapt legal work to changing commercial issues.’
Mobileye BV Group
Phanos N. Epiphaniou PLC
SBDA Group Ltd
Southbridge Advisors A.I.F.M.
- Advised SouthBridge Advisors A.I.F.M., an investment fund on their investment in leading entities in (1) the management of online sales business and (2) provision of integrated solutions for hoteliers.
- Advised SBDA GROUP LTD, a key player in data analysis and artificial intelligence on new investment rounds led by leading private equity funds focused on investments in Russia and the CIS.
‘The team of Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is responsive and very proactive. Under the joint leadership of Elias Neocleous and Andrea Kallis Parparinou , it receives plaudits for providing ‘excellent transactional’ support and regularly receives instructions on M&A, as well as restructuring, insolvencies and corporate finance matters. It also excels in providing regulatory advice to a sizeable number of foreign companies and international law firms, and advises many HNWI and UNHWI clients on their corporate structures. Demetris Roti has acted in numerous substantial mergers and acquisitions on behalf of international law firms and corporations, and has also advised credit agencies and foreign commercial and development banks on some major deals. Costas Stamatiou is another known name and is a licensed insolvency practitioner.
Elias Neocleous; Andrea Kallis Parparinou
Other key lawyers:
Demetris Roti; Michael Pelosi; Costas Stamatiou
‘Given the size of our group and complexity of its structure, the ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters is a must for our legal advisors. Elias Neocleous & Co LLC has a great business acumen and understands very well wider framework and implications of transactions’.
‘The team of Elias Neocleous & Co LLC possesses not only excellent and up-to-date legal knowledge, but also understands the business of the client and strives to support their clients´ business needs. The team has also a very professional attitude when communicating with the counterparties, the regulators and authorities’.
‘Mr. Elias Neocleous and Mr. Michael Pelosi are outstanding individuals, I consider them professionals with ethos, positive energy, efficient and it is a real pleasure to know them and cooperate with them and their teams’.
‘It is a full-service law firm, spanning all major transactional and market disciplines. The firm has expert in-depth knowledge on topics such as funds, competition and regulatory, corporate, banking and finance and litigation, as well as a very diligent and highly-responsive fiduciary services team’.
‘Knowledgeable and exceptionally responsive individuals, with strong sense of ownership, client service and timely delivery. Exceptional relationships and service have been forged with the following partners in particular: Elias Neocleous, Demetris Roti and Costas Stamatiou’.
‘Large company with wide focus, well settled. Michael Pelosi’.
‘The Commercial, corporate and M&A practice of Elias Neocleous & Co. LLC is formed by notable practitioners and stands out for their experience in Commercial, corporate and M&A matters including drafting, advising on day to day corporate issues and more complicated commercial and corporate transactions’.
‘Costas Stamatiou and the whole of the team have been excellent advising on each of our transactions and corporate and commercial matters. They are very knowledgeable, experienced, professional and easy to work with’.
Acer Europe S.A
Allea Group Holdings
Aphrodite Hills Resort
Avanti Communications Group
Bank of Cyprus
Blackstone Group International LLP
CPT Cyprus Public Transports Ltd
J.C Flowers & Co
CYREIT Variable Capital Investment Company PLC
International Finance Corporation
LongWing Energy S.C.A
Visa Europe Limited
SAZKA Delta AIF Variable Capital Investment Company Limited
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Futures Industry Association
Mediterranean Hotel Ventures Limited
Landmark Hotel Nicosia
Mall of Cyprus
Deutsche Bank AG
Prodea Investment Company Limited
Pepperstone Group Limited
SOLEK HOLDING SE
BW Shipping (formerly Bergesen Worldwide)
- Advised Singapore sovereign wealth fund on an investment into a geothermal district heating company.
- Advised J. C. Flowers & Co LLC on the Cyprus Law requirements and assisted with obtaining the regulatory approvals required for their eur300m investment into LMAX Group.
- Advised, a global and publicly listed online gaming company on Cyprus law requirements in relation to the issue of Warrants to Purchase Crypto Tokens.
Headed by Demetris Loizides, the first-rate team at Harneys has considerable multi-jurisdictional capabilities and an excellent financial services regulatory team. It is frequently involved in complex international transactions and is often instructed as local counsel for large corporations dealing with high-level acquisitions. The group regularly advises on stock exchange rules, squeeze-out provisions, mandatory takeover bids and dual listings, in addition to funds work and advising on the establishment of investment firms. Nancy Erotocritou has a track record of providing advice to listed companies on matters involving listing regulations, mandatory takeover rules and mergers and acquisitions. Sonia Hamshaw often advises public and private companies on a wide range of corporate transactions in industries such as telecommunications, technology and oil and gas. George Apostolou is also recommended.
Other key lawyers:
Nancy Erotocritou; Sonia Hamshaw; George Apostolou
Isfield Hospitality Ltd
Emma Healthcare Holdings Ltd
Cyprus Stock Exchange
- Advising Euronav NV (listed on NYE and Euronext) in its combination with Frontline Ltd (listed on NYSE and the OSE). This is a major transaction in the Stock exchange industry.
- Acted as Cypriot counsel of Mondelez International in relation to its formal integration with Chipita SA, a high-growth European leader in baked snacks.
- Currently drafting the privatisation bills of the Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE). The privatisation will be achieved within the next 12-24 months.
Praised for its ‘outstanding teamwork and responsiveness’ the team at Ioannides Demetriou LLC is led by Pambos Ioannides, Andrew Demetriou, Christina Ioannidou and Katerina Hadjichristofi. It represents various large commercial enterprises and major semi-governmental organisations, as well as local and international banks, publicly listed companies, accounting firms and fiduciary service providers. The team is adept at advising on M&A and joint venture deals, as well as handling complicated restructurings and syndicated loans; it is also well-equipped to handle major financing/securities deals and is regularly involved in the drafting of key primary and secondary legislation in this area. Zoe Christou advises on many cross-border deals and corporate restructurings.
Pambos Ioannides; Andrew Demetriou; Christina Ioannidou; Katerina Hadjichristofi
Other key lawyers:
Zoe Christou; Savvas Yiordamlis
‘Christina Ioannidou has been exceptional in attention to detail, efficiency of work and communication with clients’.
‘The team is knowledgeable, efficient and very helpful. The lawyers we interact with are always well-informed, helpful and knowledgeable’.
‘The team has an excellent practice that advises on various complex corporate and commercial reorganisations, compliance work, drafting contracts, mergers acquisitions etc. It goes above and beyond clients’ expectations’.
‘Mr. Pambos Ioannides, Mr. Andrew Demetriou, Mrs. Christina Ioannidou, Mr. Savvas Yiordamlis are excellent lawyers and high-quality personalities with extensive knowledge of the legal field’.
‘Mr. Andrew Demetriou is one of the most strategic thinkers I’ve ever come across. He takes a bird’s eye view to the case and tries to think 10 steps ahead on the different outcomes and plans accordingly’.
‘Mr Pambos Ioannides and Mrs Christina Ioannidou are remarkable professionals with incredible depth of experience and intellect. They understand our business needs and provide high-quality practical and innovative advice’.
‘Mr. Pambos Ioannides, Mr. Andrew Demetriou, Mrs. Christina Ioannidou and Mr. Savvas Yiordamlis always provide excellent service. They are able to give instant advice on most matters and they are able to grasp quickly specialised issues and they are meticulous in detail.’
‘I work mostly with Mr. Pambos Ioannides and Ms. Christina Ioannidou. They both provide exceptional service in terms of reliability as they both seek to get an excellent knowledge of the subject matter and examine it within the prevailing law’.
Brink’s Cyprus (Private Security Services) Ltd
Cairo Mezz Plc
Centaur Trust Group
Eversheds – Sutherland
Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus
Air Mediterranean SA
Cyprus Stock Exchange
Cyprus Health Insurance Organisation
NKS Shacolas Group
Hermes Airports Ltd
Petrolina Holdings Public Co Ltd
VLPG Plant Ltd
Archbishopric of Cyprus
Electricity Authority of Cyprus
Cybarco Development Ltd
Cyprus Agricultural Payments Organisation
CNP Cyprus Insurance Holdings Ltd
HD Insurance Ltd
Eurosure Insurance Company Ltd
European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education
Cosmos Insurance Public Company Limited
Eurobank Ergasias SA / Eurobank Cyprus Ltd
Hellenic Bank Public Co Ltd
Apollo Global Equities Fund of Funds Vcic Plc
ING Bank NV
Bank of Cyprus Public Co Ltd
Hellas Insurance Ltd
Cyprus Organisation for Storage and Management of Oil Stocks
- Advised and continue to advise a consortium of local and international investors (Hermes Airports Ltd) in relation to the submission of the tender for the construction and operation of the two airports of the Republic under a 25-year Concession by the Government of the Cyprus Airports.
- Acting as legal advisors to Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd in relation to all matters pertaining to their operations.
- Advising the Centaur Trust Group / defending it against claims for oppression of minority and compulsory management buy-out.
Lambros Soteriou, Tonia Antoniou and Ioanna Solomou co-head a ‘highly efficient and professional’ team at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC which deals with all aspects of corporate and commercial law. It is adept at advising on intragroup corporate acquisitions, as well mergers and restructurings, day-to-day operations, corporate structures, commercial agreements, privacy issues and employment matters. In addition, the team often acts on transactions alongside international law firms, where it often takes a lead role in coordinating issues across multiple jurisdictions. The ‘responsive and friendly’ team advises clients from a wide range of sectors such as healthcare, food and beverages, software, transport and infrastructure.
‘Very competent, attention to detail, fast response time, solution orientated, excellent client service in general, they go the extra mile. Always very fast, erudite and practical response and advice’.
‘Lorena Charalambous has the ability to explain things clearly and logically, meets deadlines and is always fully focused on the matter’.
‘Deep knowledge and great experience with a lot of issues, which enables them to really help. All the advices are practical and absolutely workable’.
‘Tonia Antoniou, Ioanna Solomou and Stephanos Ayiomamitis are real professionals whom you could trust and whom you could recommend to your partners! They have profound knowledge of law and commercial industry and able to offer tailored solutions to the client and provide prompt legal assistance’.
‘We can definitely recommend Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC as highly qualified consultants who are able to perform complex and challenge requests’.
‘Specialists are sympathetic to the deadlines set and always give qualified advice on Cyprus law issues. We believe that the Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC’s team has a worthy place among the best law firms in Cyprus’
‘Ioanna Solomou and her team are extremely talented lawyers who are always looking after our best interest. Great team to work with. They are professionals, extremely prompt and always available’.
‘Responsive and friendly. Ioanna Solomou is lovely to work with and highly responsive’.
- Appointed by an investor to act as the legal counsel in the acquisition of a controlling interest in a foreign credit institution.
- Providing ongoing advice and support to the company and its subsidiary company in Cyprus.
Headed byStavros Pavlou and Lia Iordanou Theodoulou the agile team at Patrikios Legal is recognised for its skill at handling important cross-border M&A. It also excels in advising on complex restructurings and re-domiciliations, both in and out of Cyprus, in addition to trust formations, company liquidations, IP matters and complex governance issues. The firm has significant sector expertise in areas such as real estate and retail, as well as pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. The group enjoys a steady workflow too from some major international law firms. Stella Strati is another key member of the group who advises local and international companies on a variety of cross-border deals and security issues. Angeliki Epaminonda has considerable experience in matters such as corporate governance and corporate restructuring, as well as on multi-jurisdictional deals.
Stavros Pavlou; Lia Iordanou Theodoulou
Other key lawyers:
Stella Strati; Angeliki Epaminonda
‘Brilliant team, who are capable of dealing with any aspect of law’.
‘Stella Strati is very knowledgeable and quick to respond. She understands the client’s needs perfectly and it is always a pleasure to work with her’.
‘The fastest and most impeccable law firm of Cyprus. Always above any expectations. Angeliki Epaminonda makes the difference. Very diligent and helpful’.
‘The core strengths of the team are deep understanding of corporate and banking laws, pragmatic approach to commercial issues and strong litigation capabilities. I deem Patrikios Pavlou to be one of two or three best law firms in Cyprus’.
‘Stavros Pavlou – combines strong corporate and commercial law expertise with an excellent litigation capability. I regard Stavros as one of the leading authorities on Cypriot company law’.
‘Lia Iordanou – one of the most experienced corporate and banking law practitioners in Cyprus. Extremely responsive and proactive on transactions.’
‘Very efficient, comfortable and professional cooperation. Highest level of support and qualification. Absolutely recommended to everyone’.
‘The perfect combination of the local knowledge and experience with international legal and professional standards. They are international lawyers who support you in international matters, being located in Cyprus’.
Deutsche Bank AG
Baker Botts LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
HT&P Law Firm
- Advising a Cyprus Alternative Investment Fund, with an investment portfolio of assets worth approximately $400bn on various corporate law matters.
- Engaged by a long-standing financial institution client based abroad, to provide advice and assistance in the sale of the assets, worth over $1.5bn, of its subsidiary companies to third party purchasers.
- Providing structuring advice on the appointment of a Cyprus company as the trustee to a Jersey law trust and advising on all relative matters including applicable laws, procedures, powers and duties of appointment, regulatory and tax aspects.
The ‘highly skilled’ team at CA Advocates (Pourgoura & Aspri LLC) has ’a lot of practical experience, is flexible and strongly client-oriented. Under the joint leadership of Alexia Aspri and Celia Pougoura, the team excels at advising on cross-border mergers and joint ventures, as well as investment acquisitions, project financing and shareholder matters. It regularly works with major international law firms on multimillion dollar transactions, ranging from IPOs on major stock exchanges to EU mergers. Senior associate Evie Constantinou also plays a pivotal role in the department which is lauded for its ‘excellent delivery of services and value for money’.
Alexia Aspri; Celia Pourgoura
Other key lawyers:
‘The team’s key strengths are mainly the fact that they are extremely knowledgeable in their field with extremely quick turnaround and efficiency! They have a very strong network of affiliates and for this reason it is very easy to use them as a one stop service point for any business transaction one may have in Cyprus or through Cyprus! ‘.
’The team is so organised that we are always confident and at ease that nothing will go wrong in every transaction we have appointed them as our advisors. They are always at our disposal to provide the best possible solution and never consider any matter too small or too big!’.
‘Celia Pourgoura is a hands-on manager with exceptional organisational skills and responsiveness. Alexia Aspri has great client-oriented, practical approach backed by excellent knowledge of the law’.
‘Alexia Aspri and Celia Pourgoura never seem to stop! They are always there for the clients and available to resolve any issue whatsoever in an efficient and reasonably priced manner!’
‘Evie is a very hardworking young professional, always showing great willingness and she is definitely results driven; exactly what a client needs!’.
‘Celia Pourgoura is in a class of her own. She is amazing with clients and always available’.
‘Celia Pourgoura is the fastest and most efficient professional I have ever met! She responds in minimum time and her advice is immaculate every single time! Alexia has in depth knowledge of her area of practice; she is very accessible and her approach is always to the point!’.
‘Alexia Aspri and Celia Pourgoura who have founded the firm are outstanding professionals with plenty of varied but related experience and education. Evie Constantinou is also an outstanding legal practitioner with excellent legal knowledge. Their level of professionalism, manners and commitment to their practice is unmatched’.
Kypros Ioannides heads a ‘strong and organised team’ at Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC. It provides the full range of corporate law services to national and international companies and groups. The practice has a vast array of experience in a myriad of domestic and cross-border transactions and corporate compliance matters, and excels in all aspects of commercial law and regulatory matters. Andreas Thoma is a qualified insolvency practitioner who is skilled in all aspects of corporate law and corporate financing. Calliopi Nicolaidou’s areas of practice include public and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as other aspects of international and local financings. Natalie Kyprianou has a vast array of experience in corporate reorganisations, as well as other areas such as demergers.
Other key lawyers:
Andreas Thoma; Calliopi Nicolaidou; Natalie Kyprianou
‘The firm has a personal interaction with the client and you do not have the feeling that you have a co-operation with a faceless organisation. The structure of the team has been built in a way that can accommodate any queries form our side’.
‘They are available at any time. They have a very good knowledge of what they are doing. The team is very capable, always available and quick to respond to requests. They know the field very well and provide business oriented legal advice’.
‘Wide range of services. All teams have a strong command of the area of law which they specialise in, both at junior and senior level‘.
‘Mr Andreas Thoma: a true professional, a very practical mind and result-oriented. A pleasure to work with. Mr Kypros Ioannides and Ms Calliopi Nicolaidou: very strong command of the law and attention to detail’.
‘Business oriented, professional, solution oriented and problem-solving mentality’.
‘The individuals we cooperate with make the difference from the competitors as they always are willing to help us, to discuss anything, to analyse the issue and provide solutions. Last but not least, the individuals of Hajianastassiou, Ioannides LLC focus on timelines and deadlines according to the customer’s needs’.
‘The firm ensures that everything is running to plan and each member of the team is getting their work completed efficiently. Another strength is the good communication which is essential for keeping track of progress and working together efficiently on the different tasks always taking into consideration what we discuss’.
‘They know the market very well and are quick to understand the client’s needs and visions. They work well with internal legal advisors‘.
Abris Capital Partners
Adidas Cyprus Ltd
Akinita Anthoupolis Limited
Albourne Partners (Cyprus) Limited
Alice SpringsInvestment CorporationLimited
Alpha Television Cyprus Limited
Ancoria Insurance Public Ltd
Apollonio Private Hospital Limited
Astarti Development Plc
A. Panayides Contracting Limited
Aqua Sol Hotels Public Company Limited)
Astra Self Drive Cars Limited
Astro Bank Ltd
CEE Equity Partners
CCHQ Services Limited
Chapo Farmakas Asphalt Limited
Char. Pilakoutas Group Limited
Charilaos Apostolides public company Limited
Chrigesa Constructions & Developments Limited
Citrus Gardens Development Ltd
COCA-COLA HBC Cyprus Ltd (formally known as Lanitis Bros Ltd part of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Group)
Commercial Estates Group Limited
CSC Group Ltd|(holding company of CSC24Seven.Com Limited an electronic money institution licensed by the Central Bank of Cyprus and is also the holding company of CSC Bank Lebanon)
Cyproman Services Ltd
Cyprus Automobile Association
Cyprus Pharmaceutical Organization Ltd
D.H. Cyprotels plc
Demstar Automotive Limited
Dentons UK and Middle East LLP
Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support – European Commission
Embria Projects Ltd
Evexo Pharmaceuticals Ltd
EXIUM Engineering Services Ltd
European Central Bank
GPA Vision Drive Ltd
GQS Services Limited
Hellenic Healthcare Holding Single Member S.A.
HSB Engineering Insurance Ltd
ICC Intercertus Capital Limited
IQ-EQ (Cyprus) Limited
INTERSHIP NAVIGATION CO. LTD
Investors’ Compensation Fund of Clients of Ifs
J & A Philippou Architects Engineers E.P.E.
Lanitis Bros Limited (Coca cola Hellenic Group)
Latomia Pharmakas Dimosia Etaireia Ltd
Lois Builders Limited
Llyr Marine Limited
Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Cyprus
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus
Netherton Investments Limited
New Nissan Cyprus Limited
Nexxie Group Limited
Nice Day Developments Limited
Petrolina (Holdings) Public Limited
PrimeiroPay Cyprus Limited
R.R.Y. Capital Limited
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Limited
Sinergatikos Organismos Paragogis Zootrofon Ltd
Space Law Advisors LLC
Stephenson Harwood LLP
Stox Investments Limited
Sunwing Hotels (Cyprus) Limited
Takis Angelides Furnihome Limited
Trade Capital Markets (TCM) Ltd
Treppides Investments & Holdings Limited
Wealth Fund Services Limited
Womana Medical Developments Limited
X5 Retail Group
- Advising HELLENIC HEALTHCARE HOLDING SINGLE MEMBER S.A, a member of the largest private health care group in Greece, with the circa EUR82,000,000 acquisition of the entire share capital of Apollonio Private Hospital.
- Advising Nexxie Group Ltd, a group of companies offering affiliate marketing, advertising, online customer support and payment solutions for all online industries, in a series of transactions.
- Advising a NYSE listed international household brand company on a major international business group restructuring.
The agile team at KINANIS LLC frequently works on a variety of local and international acquisitions and mergers, reorganisations and restructurings. Under the leadership of Andrea Ioakim , it is likwsie adept at advising on issues arising from the establishment of companies, in addition to regulatory compliance issues and administration/receiverships, shareholders’ rights and corporate governance matters. It often acts as local counsel for some international law firms and the Big 4 accounting firms. In addition, the group has particular experience of advising on the re-domiciliation of corporations.
Other key lawyers:
Christos Kinanis; Yiolanda Rotsides; Maria Pavlou
‘Christos Kinanis – top of the game, when you need genuine advice. Willing to say things you may not want to hear, which is a rare quality among advisors. Yiolanda Rotsides – byword of efficiency in daily dealings’.
‘Andrea Ioakim has excellent communications skills, promptly responding to our needs, and always eager to assist us. Andrea has hands-on experience on corporate re-organisations, corporate and trust law’.
‘Andrea Ioakim and Maria Pavlou are major contacts in the regular maintenance of the business objectives. Highest personal expertise and involvement in resolution of different cases and legal support’.
‘Andrea Ioakim – she is a brilliant. I have worked with Andrea on numerous assignments and have always received clear, concise advice on a timely basis (despite aggressive deadlines). I treat her as a trusted adviser on a broad range of matters’.
‘Kinanis LLC team consists of well versed professionals, who work tightly together, thus enabling clients to get all rounded answers and advice on even the most complex matters. Their work ethic is outstanding, pricing is transparent and well grounded, and they truly value their long standing cooperations’.
‘Andrea Ioakim is very knowledgeable and experienced in corporate law. I can always contact her whenever I need professional advice. Her legal opinions are always accurate, complete and do not require additional clarifications’.
‘Kinanis LLC has a strong team of national and international lawyers. They use their rich experience and market knowledge to provide me with guidance throughout the process. They pay great attention to the situation of customers, and actively seek solutions to practical business problems in complex situations’.
‘Kinanis LLC is a law firm that stands out in Cyprus. It is a very professionally organised firm, with many partners of different expertise that cover holistically the needs of their clients‘.
VONPENDE HOLDINGS P.L.C.
TWITI INVESTMENTS LIMITED
Mouaimis & Mouaimis LLC fields a versatile team that frequently provides legal opinions on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. It regularly advises on group reorganisations and on the setting up/administration of Cyprus tax resident companies, partnerships and other entities. The group is also recognised for its provision of corporate administrative services and advice on the liquidation of Cyprus companies. Panayotis Mouaimis ; Michalis P. Mouaimis and Andriani Mouaimi are the practice heads.
Panayotis Mouaimis; Michalis P. Mouaimis; Andriani Mouaimi
‘A firm that excels in its detailed assessment of any matter. Panayotis Mouaimis and Michalis Mouaimis’.
Dun and Bradstreet
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Bayer Middle East FZE
International Finance Corporation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
PJSC Myronivsky Hliboproduct
Wallem Group Limited
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
- Acted as Cyprus counsel to an oil and gas company in relation to certain amendments to the facility agreements entered into by certain companies of the group and secured, inter alia, by security documents entered into by the Cyprus holding company of the group.
- Acted as Cyprus counsel to an American Food Company in relation to its corporate reorganisation.
- Acted as Cyprus counsel to a large poultry producer in Ukraine in relation to joint ventures with other entities and the establishment of new subsidiary companies by the Cyprus holding company of the group.
The well-established practice at PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM is praised for the ‘continuous availability of partners/associates who undertake the assigned task’. Under the direction of Melina Pyrgou, Demetris Vakis and Georgia Papa, the ‘flexible and professional’ team frequently conducts legal due diligence on various deals and likewise advises on IP matters such as tax planning, protection and litigation. In addition, the practice is skilled at supporting with compliance matters, international regulatory requirements, restructuring and refinancing matters.
Melina Pyrgou; Demetris Vakis; Georgia Papa
‘The servicing team is dedicated to taking time to understand the specific needs of the client and to deliver in the tightest of deadlines. The team is well balanced and flexible with their various specialisations and will easily come together to complete the puzzle.’
‘Melina Pyrgou has a very strong technical and practical understanding of the law and how to apply the law to any situation. This combined with her astute business understanding means that she can assess situations and bring forward for thought and discussion issues which the client might not have considered’.
‘Mr Demetris Vakis is our lawyer for years. His strengths are his experience to the field, understands our company needs and he’s always available to communicate, to advise and find best solutions for our company’.
‘We appreciate their practical approach, expert knowledge of the team, and prompt responses to our requests. Georgia Papa and her team. We highly value her expertise, her personal dedication to our mandates, and her ability to provide easy and understandable solutions’.
‘Demetris Vakis has always valuable advice to give and most of the times alternatives. He is very accurate, cooperative, understands the needs and is willing to participate in difficult discussions. Polite and professional’.
‘I enjoy collaboration with PYRGOU VAKIS due to their expertise, swift responses and friendly approach of team members. I can recommend them as reliable legal counsel’.
‘We have engaged this law firm in the area of commercial and corporate practice. We appreciate their practical approach, expert knowledge of the team, and prompt responses to our requests’.
‘The element of personal immediacy and professional honesty in dealing with the partners/associates of this office is strong‘.
- Acted as the legal advisor for a merger entered into between four Cyprus companies and provided extensive legal advice with regards to all aspects of the transaction.
- Assisted in the implementation of a long term incentive plan of a Cyprus company in the value of EUR 1.500.000.000
Stelios Americanos and Soteris Costa co-head the excellent team at STELIOS AMERICANOS & CO LLC which excels in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. It is also known for its advice on foreign direct investments in Cyprus, especially in the real estate, tourism and energy sectors, and has extensive experience in restructuring and insolvency matters. Despina Americanou is another important member of the department, while at associate level, Michalis Zambyrinis advises on many commercial agreements, joint ventures and on M&A deals. The firm also boasts considerable expertise in blockchain technology.
Stelios Americanos; Soteris Costa
Other key lawyers:
Despina Americanou; Michalis Zambyrinis
‘Very responsive; knowledgeable lawyers; good bench-strength’.
‘Michalis Zambrynis – always willing to go the extra mile, provides sound advice, very capable team around him’.
‘Rapid response and creativeness in resolving unusual problems’.
‘Stelios Americanos is always ready to address urgent requests outside of usual working hours’.
TUS Airways Cyprus Ltd
SAFE GROWTH INVESTMENT FUND AIF
MIRATECH HOLDINGS LTD
Hines International Real Estate Fund
- Advised Knafaim Holdings on 9 million euros acquisition for 49% of TUS Airways Cyprus.
- Advised about a plot of land in Mykonos Greece valued €13.2m for the purposes of building a luxurious 5 star hotel.
- Advised one of the leading Belarus retail companies as to the establishment of a Cyprus-based joint venture on top of the group of companies as part of the group’s business expansion.
The ‘very capable’ team at A.G Erotocritou LLC ‘takes time to understand our needs and responds within the agreed time intervals with accuracy and great quality work’. Practice head Alexis Erotocritou, a ‘great professional‘, has a wide range of experience in corporate, commercial and M&A transactions and has worked with various leading international law firms. In addition, he frequently represents large local and international corporations and banks. Grigoris Sarlidis was recently promoted to the partnership, while senior lawyer Dafni Loizou joined the team from Stephenson Harwood and has considerable experience in acting for management teams on investments by private equity houses.
Other key lawyers:
Grigoris Sarlidis; Maria Papatheodoulou; Dafni Loizou
‘The team shows deep understanding of corporate trends and always there to suggest better options than one could imagine. Alexis Erotocritou is always reachable, always knows what to do and how to structure transaction in the best possible way’.
‘The key strengths are a “can do attitude” and a strong commercial acumen blended with legal expertise. We always felt the team fully understood our objectives and got the big picture objective while taking care of all the details’.
‘We had excellent experience with Alexis Erotocritou. He was the main reason for engaging the firm. We were looking for someone with a creative, commercial and solution-oriented approach. Alexis fit the bill. We worked closely with Grigoris as well. And we found him excellent lawyer who carried the same ethos’.
‘Alexis Erotocritou is on top of everything, to put it shortly! He leads the commercial department with his exceptional skills, knowledge and professional touch. Alexis has become a trusted associate whose opinion is highly valued within our group’.
‘We have also worked with Grigoris Sarlides, and who has experience and depth particularly in financial matters! Maria Papatheodolou is the associate of the team we mostly work with, who is always available and who plays a vital role in keeping the engine oiled, so to speak! This group has immense experience and provides an incomparable service!!’.
‘Alexis Erotocritou is an exceptional person and lawyer. He is an authority in corporate matters and is trusted by the leading companies locally and globally for his services He is very practical and able to solve any legal problem or situation, no matter the complexity’.
‘Alexis Erotocritou is an admirable professional and above all an honest lawyer, who never fails to assist. Alexis doesn’t consistently meet expectations; he exceeds them. He leads a strong team of lawyers, and together with Grigoris Sarlidis, they have entertained every concern, every question, big or small’.
‘Incredibly dedicated and responsive team, very well organised, hardworking and proactive. Always deliver on time despite the challenging deadlines, with competitive prices and transparent billing policy. Alexis Erotocritou, Grigoris Sarlidis, Maria Papatheodoulou, each has their clients’ best interests at heart’.
- Instructed by the largest and fastest growing Italian ship-owner operating globally in the offshore oil & gas industry in relation to a joint venture with a prominent local group with regards to a large local infrastructure project in the energy sector.
- Advising and assisting the client in relation to the set up and establishment of a 5 star hotel in Cyprus.
- Instructed to represent one of the largest banks in the Eastern part of the Russian Federation in the liquidation of VMHY Holdings Ltd.
Headed by Angelos Paphitis and Margarita Sofokleous , the nimble team at AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC excels in complex local and cross-border transactions involving other jurisdictions such as the BVI, Cayman Islands, the Netherlands and Luxembourg entities. It is skilled at handling high-value private equity deals, in addition to the full spectrum of private M&A and joint venture deals, in addition to corporate governance and tax matters. The practice is geared to represents the full spectrum of transactional parties including sellers, purchasers, investors and lenders.
Angelos G. Paphitis; Margarita Sofokleous
Other key lawyers:
‘We have been working with AGP for more than ten years now with respect to corporate and M&A transactions and we intend to continue working with them for many years to come. They are true experts in Cyprus when it comes to corporate & M&A transactions; they appreciate the expertise that different projects require, and they are able to deliver high end results in a timely manner’.
‘The firm’s Commercial & Corporate department consists of true experts, very proactive, understanding issues and taking a constructive approach. I must say that AGP is a market leader in Cyprus when it comes to complex corporate projects’.
‘The corporate – commercial team of AGP is a truly large one, aiming at being high end professionals and to meet all strict deadlines, for sure one of the best legal teams in Cyprus. The firm has an excellent team of corporate lawyers, consultants and administrators’.
‘A few professionals that I have worked with and I highly recommend- Angelos Paphitis an intelligent and high calibre professional as well as Margarita Sofokleous and Maria Hinni both excellent and knowledgeable lawyers. This team stands out because they will go above and beyond for their clients and will do everything humanly possible to achieve the best results’.
‘They have a very strong team, well-coordinated with deep professional expertise, knowledgeable and commercially minded compared to other firms in Cyprus.’
‘Angelos Paphitis, an excellent advocate and leader, always straight to the point and very supportive; Margarita Sofokleous a very knowledgeable corporate lawyer and, of course, Maria Hinni a highly skilled advocate with solid corporate knowledge and experience with whom we are very glad to be working with on a nearly daily basis’.
SHARP CONSUMER ELECTRONICS EUROPE LTD
CENTROGIN HOLDINGS LTD
Pocketbook Holdings Ltd
eToro Capital Limited
FESCO Group (Russia)
RAGUCCI TRADING LIMITED
XML (Cyprus) LTD
Dufry Staer Holding Limited
VS Energy International
Bloomberg Financial Corp
DRAYSS INVESTMENTS LTD
Prochoice Chrimatistiriaki Limited
Nexmark Trade Limited
Attegra Finance Ltd
- Advised Prochoice Chrimatistiriaki on acquisition of a Cypriot investment firm. It was acting as a promoter before the regulator for approval of the transaction.
- Advised Cronall Investments on re-domiciliation from Seychelles to Cyprus. It was also responsible for completing all necessary procedures.
- Engaged to facilitate the re-domiciliation of the company from Cyprus to Switzerland, liaising with the client and organising all documents regarding the re-domiciliation of the company.
Alexandros Economou has ‘created a great legal team’ at Alexandros Economou LLC which fields ‘efficient and professional lawyers. Economou is praised for his ‘commercially attuned mind’ and leads a team adept in supporting banks and financial institutions, as well as big international groups of companies, in addition to international law firms operating on cross-border mandates.
Other key lawyers:
Maria Katsikidou; Electra Theodorou
‘Alexandros and his team are always available to answer our questions and give us solid advice. Additionally, there is a great team at the office consisting of energetic professionals with multi discipline backgrounds. We are collaborating servicing numerous clients’.
‘We have had the pleasure of working with Alexandros Economou on a number of projects and can truly attest to his efficiency, professionalism and skills. Alexandros has extensive knowledge in the commercial, corporate and m&a field, with experience that clearly complements this and takes it on a different level’.
‘The team is comprised of capable associates who are ready and available to assist 24-7. We would happily take on further projects with this refreshing team of lawyers’.
‘Professionalism, prompt service within deadlines, communicative, analysis of the problem and thorough examination to assess potential solutions.’
‘The commercial understanding of Alexandros is what makes him stand out. Maria is always prompt and efficient when dealing with our corporate matters. Electra’s advice is always thorough and tailor made to our needs. The team’s professionalism and reliability make the firm to stand out’.
‘Amazing team work. Dedicated people that make an effort to understand every single detail of our work so that they can provide practical advise/solutions’.
‘Knowledgeable. Named partner Alexandros Economou and associate Electra Theodorou are both superb’.
‘These are great lawyers who live and breathe our core values: quality, ambition, commitment and integrity. They are combining Alexandros’ unique deal-making abilities with Maria’s company law and restructuring edge and Electra’s cutting edge and empowering commercial skills. All whilst they are fun to work with as well!‘
Kinross Gold Corporation
A major investment firm in Czech Republic
A major real estate investment group in Romania
A major real estate investment group in Greece
Theova UHS Enterprise Solutions Ltd
A major international manufacturer of trucks
- Advised a major healthcare and pharmaceutical group in Europe in connection with a cross-border merger by which a Cypriot company of the group absorbed a Dutch company.
- Advised a major international bank in connection with the corporate restructuring of a major real estate group at the Cyprus level and its implications on the existing financing of the group by the bank.
- Advised IDS Borjomi (the producer of the Borjomi mineral water brand) in connection with the acquisition by the Government of Georgia of shares in its Cypriot holding company.
Jointly led by Dimitria Coucouni and Tasos Coucounis, the team at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC enjoys a solid reputation among local and foreign clients for its input on a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. Clients include large funds, corporations and individuals within Europe, the Middle East and Far East. The practice is well-equipped to advise on issues such as insolvencies, share issues and restructurings.
Dimitria Coucouni; Tasos Coucounis
‘Helpful, reliable and responsive. Creative, good clear advice’.
‘What makes this firm stand out is their thorough and structured approach in understanding the specifics of the matter as well as their deep knowledge of the law in question impacting our case’.
‘They always provide us clear direction and guidance on how to put forward well supported arguments. The collaboration with them is excellent, their response is always timely and the deliverable is consistently of high quality’.
‘We would definitely mention their professionalism, ethos, high sense of responsibility and commitment. It is a firm that you can absolutely rely on them to the get the job done’.
‘They operate in one of the most dynamic and active markets in the region. They have an excellent, close-knit team. They are able to cover clients’ needs from start to finish of the deal’.
‘We worked directly with Dimitria Coucouni and were pleasantly surprised by Dimitria’s professionalism, responsiveness and customer focus. Her approach is client-oriented and she is able to look deeply into a problem and provide a non-trivial solution’.
H&R BLOCK INC
HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES
Prime Commercial Properties Management Ltd
Equiti Group Ltd
HELLENIC TECHNICAL ENTERPRISES LIMITED
GMAC HOLDINGS PLC
COBLENCE AVOCATS SA
- Advised Gartner Inc, a US listed global research and advisory company with a worldwide presence, on corporate issues pertaining to the sale of IP assets to the value of $0.5bn.
- Advised Reverso SAS, a world leading company engaged in the industry of on-line language tools, on Cypriot corporate and M&A matters involving a potential M&A buy out to the value of €32m involving several companies.
- Advised H&R Block Inc, a US listed tax preparation services company, on corporate aspects of their worldwide group restructuring.
Michael Damianos heads the practice at Michael Damianos & Co LLC which receives a sizeable number of referrals from international law firms to assist on the local law aspects of international transactions. The team is well-placed to handle a broad range of corporate matters, from joint ventures through to take-overs and restructurings, and also possesses considerable expertise in private equity deals and energy-related projects. The practice is recommended for its commercial work, as well as frequently advising on an array of contracts such as agency and franchising agreements, in addition to advising on privacy and data protection matters.
Other key lawyers:
‘I like working with Michael and his team. They are always available, deliver timely and to-the-point advice. Great value for money. Recommended Michael on multiple occasions’.
‘I worked with Michael Damianos and Maria Anastasiadou. Michael is always hands-on. Like his availability and readiness to do the work himself. Maria helped us a lot on a number of due diligences. Very smart and good with details.’
‘Responsive. Commercial. Michael Damianos’ efficiency and clarity is appreciated’.
‘Very responsive. Michael Damianos is very responsive and practical. Whenever we need something in Cypriot jurisdiction, he is the first contact we think about’.
‘Michael’s team is highly responsive and reliable, they always comply with deadlines and listen and hear the feedback’.
‘Very high level of responsiveness distinguishes Michael Damianos & Co LLC from other Cyprus law firms’.
‘Michael Damianos & Co LLC stands out for their commercial and pragmatic approach. Never have I ever came across such a result-oriented law firm in Cyprus’.
‘Michael Damianos himself is always available and hands-on. It feels that the partner is dedicating your matter sufficient amount of time and does not leave the matter to the firm’s associates only. He is efficient and pragmatic’.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Resolute Asset Management LLP
The experienced team at Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC is recommended for its work with local and international clients on various high-value and complex deals. It is adept at handling issues such as company restructuring, as well as M&A work and venture capital deals. The group is regularly directly instructed by international clients and receives a steady flow of referrals from some major international law firms. Among the key names to note are Kyriacos Scordis and Christos Scordis, in addition to Makis Chrysomilas ;Constantinos Adamides; Matheos Papapetrou and Andreas Michaelides .
Kyriacos Scordis; Christos Scordis; Makis Chrysomilas; Constantinos Adamides; Matheos Papapetrou; Andreas Michaelides
Other key lawyers:
Omiros Klappis; Michael Pittakis; Victoria Economou; Julie Economou
‘The practice is made up of a large team in numbers of partners, associates and para-legal support staff. The organisation of work is such that we always have a response and management of expectations whenever we communicate requesting legal assistance’.
‘We work very closely with Constantinos Adamides (Partner) and Omiros Klappis (Senior Associate). The team of Constantinos and Omiros is effective. Their combined pro-activeness, knowledge and work ethos makes them a dream team’.
‘Kyriacos Scordis – extremely competent and experienced, client oriented, prompt, thinks out of the box. Michalis Pittakis – seasoned, competent and knowledgeable, professional, efficient. Victoria Economou – dedicated and experienced professional, very competent’.
‘Kyriacos Scordis, the managing partner, is ready to give his personal involvement. Julie Economou, a partner, gets deeply involved into client’s day-to-day matters and needs’.
‘Mr Constantinos Adamides – we at all times make him our first point of call , his wealth of knowledge is second to none and he has never left us down ….he always delivers !’.
‘Kyriacos Scordis is a great Cypriot lawyer and somebody that boards and CEOs will consult on all major steps. Extremely well-informed, a great legal mind and somebody that inspires trust’.
‘High experience and dedication‘.
‘Depth of knowledge, expertise, timely delivery, focus on client service‘.
MN Larnaca Water Co Ltd
MN Limassol Desalination
Lordos Hotels (Holdings) Public Limited
Charalambides Christis Limited
XM Group – Trading Point Holdings Limited – Trading.com
Russtiles Association Limited
Litokol Trading Limited
Demetra Holdings PLC
Logicom Public Ltd
House of Hiranandani Group
Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus Ltd
Emerald Coast Properties Limited
- Advised the House of Hiranandani Group, on various multimillion transactions regarding equity changes, debt replacement and tax matters on corporate restructurings of various companies within the group.
- Acted as local counsel for Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus Ltd, in relation to the compliance with casino gaming laws and regulations, representing (and obtaining) ancillary operational licenses, the legal and regulatory framework of security and surveillance in Cyprus.
- Acted again as counsel of the (ex) controlling shareholder of Parklane in the multimillion complex acquisition of Parklane by MHV Mediterranean Hospitality Ventures Ltd.
The commercial and corporate team at Antoniou McCollum & Co. LLC has considerable experience in the technology sector and in private equity matters. Led by Christina McCollum, it also benefits from substantial expertise in other sectors such as telecommunications, consumer, banking and insurance, as well as energy and transport. The team frequently advises on corporate restructurings, reorganisations and other corporate deals, as well as advising on various commercial contracts such as commercial agency and franchising agreements.
‘Great know-how, very warm approach, forthcoming, professional.’.
‘Mr. Antoniou is available all the time, and does not shy away from tackling all aspects of difficult and complex topics. He is not ‘tight’ with his energy and efforts, lifting a finger only on strictly defined tasks. On the contrary, he has been immensely helpful in identifying and gauging the full extent of the exercise at hand and instrumental in navigating us through the challenges we faced’.
‘Anastasios was very quick in understanding what we needed despite the complexity. He coordinated his team very smoothly and delivered the structure on time and according to the budget’.
‘Anastasios Antoniou led the team which included Irena Zannetti. Anastasios led the discussions around structure and provided creative solutions. Irena provided input regarding the local aspects and implementation’.
- Acting for GO plc in the negotiations for the acquisition of share capital of Cablenet, drafting share purchase agreement and closing the deal.
- Acting for APS in the sale of its stake in the first debt servicing platform in Cyprus, to Hellenic Bank.
- Advising Tufton on its corporate reorganisation, through which it split into Tufton Investment Management Ltd and Oceanic Investment Management.
Athos Demetriou and Anna Skouri co-head the department at Athos Demetriou Associates LLC which handles a variety of complex domestic and international corporate and commercial transactions. Its clients include multinational companies as well as leading local and other financial institutions. The group often works in close tandem with international law firms, and has been appointed by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission as the legal advisor to the Investors Compensation Fund.
Athos Demetriou; Anna Skouri
‘Excellent communication, availability and awareness of the needs and goals. Very experienced in their field. Quick to resolve any issues. Professional. Excellent understanding of their clients’ business. Trustworthy. They make no mistakes. Very experienced on the services they provide. Diligent. Attention to detail- Athos Demetriou’.
‘Our current legal advisors in Cyprus are Athos Demetriou Associates LLC at an exclusive basis, which demonstrates our satisfaction in regard to the quality of service we receive’.
‘Our first point of contact for corporate matters is Anna Skouri. Anna is an intelligent and extremely knowledgeable lawyer, who is very punctual and always prompt in her responses. Her analytical skills bring about the provision of practical advice with a corporate focus’.
‘The team is diverse, hardworking, focused, coordinated and can cover the needs of clients efficiently and effectively. They are focused on providing top notch advice at very reasonable prices making their work real value for money’.
‘The individuals in this firm possess unique and diverse expertise in the area of commercial, corporate and M&A law. Athos Demetriou has been working in this area for a great number of years and this reflects in the legal advice he provides’.
‘Athos Demetriou Associates LLC offers clients high-end legal services. The firm has extensive experience in handling complex and sophisticated cases and transactions’.
‘Athos Demetriou and Anna Skouri stand high for their professional standards. The whole team is dedicated in providing high quality legal services. They have the experience and they pay attention to detail’.
FxPro Financial Services Ltd
BDO Ziv Haft
ALTER DOMUS (CYPRUS) LIMITED
Clifford Chance LLP
Mashav Energia Group
Meteor Motortech Kereskedelmi Kft.
Investors Compensation Fund (CySEC)
Tech con gROUP
MAP S. Platis
TREPPIDES INVESTMENTS Limited
hlb (cyprus) limited
PERMIRA (GUERNSEY) LIMITED
Cyta Employees Pension Fund
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
ENGIE UK & IRELAND
Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus Limited
BNKPRO EUROPE LTD
MGL Wallet Ltd
FAMELINE HOLDING GROUP
AUTOMATION YERUHAM & CO. ltd
London & Eastern LLP
eToro (Europe) Limited
eToro Group Limited
Arvis Capital Ltd
OBR Investments Ltd
LATOMIA PHARMAKAS PLC
IFCM CYPRUS LIMITED
SupportYourApp EU Ltd
MELLIUS GROUP OF COMPANIES
MEGA PLOUTOS FUND MANAGEMENT LTD
GAP VASSILOPOULOS INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NETWORK LTD
KRAUSE & KOLLEGEN
- Assisted and advised FxPro Group Limited on restructuring and re-organisation matters and all management and regulatory issues of the Group and also on commercial and corporate issues.
- Engaged by LONDON & EASTERN LLP, to act as the Cyprus legal advisors for the formation of a regulated Cyprus Investment Firm and assist with all regulatory matters.
- Acting as the Cyprus lawyers of the Tech Con Group of Companies on cross-border re-organisation and restructuring matters and assisting with all corporate and compliance issues.
Elena Papandreou heads the department of ‘knowledgeable, commercially minded and hardworking’ lawyers at E. Papandreou & Co LLC; it handles a wide range of corporate matters with particular strength in re-domiciliations, cross-border mergers and funds work, and is also skilled at advising on corporate reorganisations and voluntary liquidations. Stamatia Kondyli is well-regarded too.
Other key lawyers:
‘Clients were very impressed with the services provided. We are pleased to work with them and refer them to our clients for services’.
‘Highly professional. In depth knowledge. On time providing services. Easily accessible/reachable’.
‘High quality of legal services, knowledgeable lawyers, efficiency and good prices. Elena Papandreou is very experienced, efficient and knowledgeable’.
‘Elena Papandreou is a dedicated professional who delivers work of a high standard’.
‘They perform with great dedication. E.Papandreou & Co is an excellent choice in terms of value for money and delivery to budget. We have been completely satisfied with the cooperation with the firm’.
‘My key contact is Elena Papandreou. She’s highly responsive and effective in handling of transactions. I admire her in-depth knowledge, faultless document preparation’.
‘Elena Papandreou – Personable, straight forward, responds quickly: Very professional’.
‘Their practical approach to issue solving, the speed of their performance and the wide ranging scope of their work. Knowledgeable, efficient always being practical and always focused towards providing the best solution’.
Asso Argo Navigation Company Limited
Asso Atalanti Navigation Company Limited
Ozamisio Ventures Limited
The strong team at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC advises numerous domestic and international clients on the acquisitions and disposals of companies. With Dan Gardener, Ted Auld and Polina Christodoulou at the helm, it frequently advises on other issues such as restructuring, business establishment and business relocations. The commercial practice is well-regarded too for its work on a host of contracts. Its regulatory offering is recommended, along with its data protection unit, and the group often advises on technology matters, such as fintech and electronic commerce.
Dan Gardener; Ted Auld; Polina Christodoulou
‘All GZG’s employees and more specifically the data privacy department (with whom we work constantly) are great professionals, always informed about the latest developments, decisions, issued opinions for the data privacy industry and with excellent reflexes when necessary in order to keep their clients informed and protected’.
‘Additionally, they are always available when you need them and they step beside our data privacy team when it comes to challenging occasions (inspections, investigations etc.) and assist with anything we may need’.
‘Polina Christodoulouis is always available for us, even when we need a-last-minute assistance she will put her best efforts to assist us without undue delay and provides us with quick and correct solutions in urgent matters’.
‘Each member of each team is always well-informed and always ready with the appropriate advice’.
State Health Services Organisation (SHSO)
Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC)
Health Insurance Organisation
- Awarded a contract for being the legal advisor of the Sate Health Services Organisation following a public tender procedure.
- Awarded a contract for being the legal advisor of Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation following a public tender procedure.
- Awarded a contract for being the legal advisor in relation to the Health Insurance Organisation’s compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the provision of legal services for matters related to the protection of personal data.
Harris Kyriakides has a thriving practice, which represents local and international companies and institutions on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions. Its work ranges from standard commercial and corporate work to more complex cross-border transactions and investment activities. Recently, the group has also been advising on major cross-border deals and reorganisations, as well as private and public equity and debt financings. Michael Kyriakides , Phivos Zomenis , Eleni Neoptolemou and Niki Liassides are the practice heads
Michael Kyriakides; Phivos Zomenis; Eleni Neoptolemou; Niki Liassides
Other key lawyers:
‘One-stop shop for all sorts of legal issues! Personal attention from well-trained and experienced legal consultants. It is a very friendly team, committed to their engagements and work fast. Provide professional advice’.
‘A diverse, adequately skilled and experienced team, capable of handling complex legal issues and provide clients with services that exceed expectations’.
‘The particular attention to detail and the quick turn-around provides for a smooth working relationship with members of the team. Moreover, they are easily accessible and willing to dedicate time and effort to the client’.
‘The firm is simply brilliant: high standards of excellence, deep and strong experience, unrivalled expertise, well-versed in specialised sectors. A truly international firm, which is hard to find. They quickly understand the intention of deal structures and they are very responsive, able to turn around transactions very fast’.
‘Michael Kyriakides is an exceptional attorney. Extremely strong from a legal and business standpoint and with an unrivalled business acumen, constantly creating solutions to bridge gaps. He is capable of driving deals in a smooth manner and is always one step ahead in all aspects of the transaction’.
‘I would also recommend Eleni Neoptolemou and Juliana Georgallidou. Both are extremely promising lawyers that do exceptional work’.
‘Very responsive, highly skilled negotiator, top quality legal work. Simply put a very good M&A law firm, we will definitely work with them again. Mr. Kyriakides is not just a very good lawyer, but he has exceptional people skills which was very helpful with the transaction as well as offering out of the box solutions to difficult issues’.
‘Reacts fast and communicates very well’.
Cyprus Airports(F&B) Ltd
Petrolina(Holdings) Public Ltd
CEA ECONOMIC ALTERNATIVE SERVICES LTD
Gutami Solar Development International BV
LCA Aviation Fueling System
Tuv Austria Holding
PPT Aviation Services
Charlie Airlines Ltd
Circular Economy Alliance
Mitsides Public Company Ltd
Kitromilidou, Psillidou & Co LLC covers the full spectrum of commercial, corporate and M&A work, acting for a client base which ranges from individuals to start-up companies and larger multinationals. The team has particular strength in the financial services industry and acts for several licensed investment firms in Cyprus. Maria Kitromilidou and Tereza Pendondgis are well-regarded, while Kathryn Psillidou-Theocharous KC and Theodora Miltiadou are also reputed practitioners.
Maria Kitromilidou; Tereza Pendondgis; Kathryn Psillidou- Theocharous; Theodora Miltiadou
‘I have a long standing cooperation with the firm and they deliver the best possible result every time. In my view their lawyers tend to be more available than the other Cypriot law firms’.
‘I also love the women representation among their team. The team is also extremely cost-efficient and very transparent in budgeting issues’.
‘I mostly worked with Ms Kathryn Psillidou and we managed to build what I consider a strong international team for serving our clients. Kathryn is attentive, friendly, highly professional and proactive’.
‘Very humble but knowledgeable team, easy to communicate. Associates’ behaviour and professionalism exemplary’.
‘Maria Kitromilidou leads the firm amicably, Theodora Militadou is a star!’.
‘Individual approach and finding quick solutions’.
‘Honesty and fairness are the most important for me plus on top of that is 24/7 willingness to work. Maria Kitromilidou is very honest person.’
Spyros Droussiotis Real Estates Ltd
Labros Frangos & Associates
Byron Capital Partners Ltd
PKF Savvides & Co Ltd
G4 Shift Services Ltd
Windsor Brokers Ltd
AVVA Pharmaceuticals Ltd
IC Markets (EU) Ltd
ROYAL FOREΧ LTD
Dai Inzu V.C.I.C (RAIF ) Ltd
Bacho Investment V.C.I.C (RAIF) Ltd
Toriant V.C.I.C (RAIF) Ltd
SunMar Residence Ltd
Renedes Investment Management Ltd
Soteris Pittas and Maria Pitta jointly head the department at Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C which has close links with various audit firms, private equity managers and fiduciaries in Cyprus and the former CIS countries. It frequently handles large projects and deals such as M&A work, joint ventures, corporate governance matters and shareholder agreements. The practice often works with leading foreign law firms on various cross-border matters.
Soteris Pittas; Maria Pitta
‘An incredible team all around. Very professional, detail-oriented lawyers who think outside the box. Having them work on our M&A gave us great comfort’.
‘Soteris Pittas simply cannot be beaten. An incredible lawyer who is always available, provides incredible suggestions. No one can compete with his response times! You send him a question and before you can even think of something else you already have a response’.
‘Our experience of dealing with Soteris Pittas & Co LLC has shown that this firm has exceptionally capable experts. The distinguishing features of lawyers at this firm which set it apart of the others are competence and expertise as well as individually tailored approach in finding solutions’.
‘Mr Soteris Pittas is an outstanding lawyer who is well experienced in legal matters related to different industries’.
‘The team is very responsive and professional and has a deep understanding of the issues we engage them for’.
‘Soteris Pittas is a great negotiator. He is extremely responsive and proactive, has a deep understanding of law and local peculiarities, and is often inventive in his approach to problem-solving. We have worked with him on a number of projects and have a great experience overall’.
King & Spalding
Field Fisher (UK)
Reed Smith (Athens)
- Providing legal advice and assistance to Genesis group in relation to new investors.
- Issuing legal opinions in favour of the client bank regarding a credit facility arrangement required by the client’s Cypriot holding entity.
- Providing legal advice and assistance to Genesis group in relation to new European investors.
Andreas Mylonas heads the department at AMG Mylonas & Associates, LLC which advises both newly established companies and long-standing entities on various corporate matters, such as joint ventures and M&As. The team has particular strength in private equity and has expertise in financial services, renewable energy, technology, life sciences and the real estate sector.
‘The firm is responsive and the team works exceptionally well’.
‘Andreas Mylonas is a creative all-rounder who will always go the extra distance for a client’.
‘Professional and prompt !’.
‘Mylonas offers immediate bespoke legal and tax support in private client matters, corporate transactions and tax matters. The speed of response and willingness to also provide a practical, commercial solution is what sets it apart from other firms. We would also go to Mylonas first for Cypriot legal issues’.
‘Andreas Mylonas is the managing partner and is very commercially minded. He is excellent at finding solutions to problems and gives succinct practical advice’.
‘Andreas Mylonas is the leader. Attention to details’.
Internship Navigation Co Ltd
Tototheo Maritime Ltd
Pelagic Partners RAIF V.C.I.C
Pelagic Partners AIFM
Acomo Energy Group
- Advised Acomo Energy Group on a 10MW investment for more than 10m investment in Renewable Energy PV Parks in Cyprus.
- Acting as legal advisors for the Cyprus Shipping Fund Pelagic Partners.
- Advised a group of companies in Greece owning more than 50 restaurants & hotels in Athens and Mykonos island.
COSTAS TSIRIDES & CO LLC enjoys a steady flow of corporate work from local businesses and municipalities, as well as semi-governmental organisations and international companies on a variety of high-value matters. The team is skilled at advising on M&A, as well as other issues relating to shareholder agreements and advising on the constitutional documents of companies. Alexandros Tsirides; Photini Tsirides and Irina Loutchina are the practice heads.
Alexandros Tsirides; Photini Tsirides; Irina Loutchina
Other key lawyers:
‘Sound knowledge and professional attitude, timeliness in responding to requests, comprehensive responses and availability to address and provide follow-up clarifications, aiming to prompt completion/resolution of requests’.
‘The people we deal with are very efficient and cordial. They give time to us and are always available for our requests and queries. They are very knowledgeable also and the info given to us is always accurate and to the point’.
‘Alexandros Tsirides is one of a kind, he knows everything about Cyprus law and European Law and the rationale behind each piece of legislation, which is helpful where the wording of the legislation is not clear. He works literally around the clock 24/7 as he is always available either by email or on his mobile’.
‘We also work with Aristiana Stylianou, she is also very committed and kind, she knows her stuff and can also work under tight deadlines’.
‘Individuals, like the team, are ready to listen, to react quickly, if we ask them that something is urgent, they are understanding. They have sufficient expertise to solve all legal matters as well as to give advice’.
‘Desire to assist the client finding solutions in difficult cases. Mrs Irina Loutchina’.
‘Always accessible every time they are needed. Customer tailored approach. Reasonable pricing’.
‘The people. Very helpful. They provide useful advice and recommendations. Trustworthy. I feel that we are truly partners‘.
The dynamic team at E & G Economides LLC is led by Virginia Adamidou and frequently deals with a wide variety of corporate and commercial contracts. It is well-placed to handle local and cross-border M&A for private and public companies. Clients also include high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs, as well as law firms and multinational corporations.George Economides is also well-regarded.
Other key lawyers:
George Economides; Maria Theocharous
‘I want to highlight George Economides for his deep expertise in Cyprus corporate law’.
‘A responsive team with good all- round experience and a presence in the territory’.
‘Attentive and responsive and with a “can do” attitude’.
‘The team has all the important markers that are important to us when working with them: 1. Professionalism; 2. Timeliness; 3. Adequate pricing; 4. Customer orientation; 5. Interest in work and helping the client; 6. Courtesy’.
‘All our cases were resolved positively and successfully for us. We are very happy to work with such a team that protects our interests‘.
‘The team is result-oriented. Lawyers are professionals and always ready to provide a service urgently, which is very important in our business. We are very satisfied to work with Virginia Adamidou and George Economides’.
‘The team is very competent and its expertise is very thorough. The answers to the questions are provided in a very short time. The communication is very quick and professional. The ordered tasks/projects are prepared with no delays. The work is organised very efficiently.’
‘I have a pleasure to cooperate on the daily basis with Ms Maria Theocharous -very professional and competent with a very high personal culture. Problems are solved very efficiently and substantively’.
New Garden Pharma
The Ability Group
TCI International Inc.
Sistema Venture Fund
Cloudlayer8 Limited (Cl8)
GT Gettaxi Limited
- Acted for a Cypriot company, which went through the acquisition of the 100% of the share capital of yet another Cypriot company, which was the registered owner of a building situated in Limassol, Cyprus. The building has 23 apartments.
- Assisted one of the leading fintech company in Central Europe to accommodate its internal bank account restructuring optimising the group’s cash flow and banking operations.
- Engaged by the client, the biggest and the first independent, carrier neutral, state of the art Tier-3 Data Center in Cyprus.
GIORGOS LANDAS LLC fields an agile team which advises local and national clients (including some high-net-worth individuals) and companies. It acts for numerous construction and development companies, as well as financial institutions. It is likewise adept at advising clients on IP matters. Giorgos Landas heads the department.
‘Hands on, fast responses. Love working with them. Always accessible regardless of time differences, holidays or geographical location’.
‘The owner, Giorgos Landas is exteremely good in troubleshooting; his team is loyal, well-trained and very motivated. He is very well-connected, especially with the local banks and can solve in one phone call what other offices don’t do in a month’.
‘Fast reaction, competent in corporate matters. Pleasant to work with’.
‘Giorgos Landas is particularly remarkable, qualified, available, and leading towards the constructive approach’.
DTA GroupDermira Ltd
ICY Properties Ltd
CLAIN CY Limited
GL Productions Ltd
- Advising the company that is the owner of a luxury yacht – the firm is providing shipping, corporate and commercial legal services and advisory services daily regarding the charters and bank transactions of the company.
- Hired by DTA GROUP for the provision of legal services on all legal matters concerning the group including but not limited to real estate, employment law, banking, and finance.
- Acted for a corporate services provider, in providing advice and services for their clients on corporate and legal matters.
Spearheaded by Loucas Haviaras, Andreas Haviaras and Lia A. Haviaras Philippou , the team at Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C. advises foreign and local clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, from joint ventures through to M&A. In addition, it works closely with its litigation practice to advise on issues relating to shareholders’ disputes, liquidation proceedings and other matters such as derivative actions.
Loucas Haviaras; Andreas Haviaras; Lia Haviaras
‘Good collaboration, understandable billing services’.
‘Willingness to research and advise and explain. Timely responses. Good knowledge, communication and work environment- team spirit’.
‘The members of the law firm are always available and willing to help. They have an understanding of the business needs and they can provide advice not only strictly legal but also taking into account commercial needs’.
‘They provide a high quality of work and their fees reflect their standards of work’.
‘The team is well-organised and prompt with their daily tasks, which ease out our routine and transactions run smoothly. They do not work on clock and are always available whether our demands are sent by email or over the phone’.
‘Mr. Loucas Haviaras uses his knowledge and diverse thinking to the benefit of each transaction’.
‘Swift and professional service, the legal support every modern business needs’.
‘Haviaras & Philippou is very client-oriented law firm, with personal approach in every matter. They are capable of processing large volumes of information quickly and at the same time to formulate an effective strategy for each case’.
Sana Kliniken Ltd
k. Treppides & Co Ltd
Audit Pro Services Limited
- Advised on the financing and asset purchase, for the sale of two properties located centrally in Nicosia for €1.600.000. The finance of this project was through Bank of Cyprus Public Company, with which a settlement agreement was further concluded.
- Involved in the completion of sale and purchase agreements under which its client is able to develop, construct and operate a solar photovoltaic power project with installed capacity of up to 16MWp (two stations of 8MWp each).
- Advised on the reorganisation project of the Paramount Group with tourists’ units being involved, a project which concluded and it is now working efficiently.
Marilou Pavlou Christodoulides LLC is particularly active in M&A transactions, working alongside international law firms on large cross-border transactions for blue-chip companies, FTSE100 companies and multinational companies. The team also has a fiduciary practice which assists clients with tax planning and their business and operational needs. Founder and managing partner Marilou Pavlou Christodoulides is highly regarded.
‘Marilou Pavlou herself and her team are incredibly client-oriented, especially in responsiveness to requests. Marilou is definitely a bright leader and a very professional lawyer. She is one of the market leaders! Secondly all matters are being handled by Marilou’s practice in a very cost-efficient way’.
‘Marilou Pavlou has been consistently demonstrating top class and highest availability, pragmatism and communication’.
‘People, expertise, diligence and reactivity, collaboration, industry-wise view on the issues and approach. Marilou Pavlou: fantastic expert trying its best to help and resolve the issues addressed‘.
‘Their main strengths are their business-like advice, attention to client service and specialisation. Their people are accessible and helpful. They meet deadlines and they keep us informed of progress. They give us practical, constructive advice that solves our problems’.
‘Our experience with them as a one-stop practice for all our clients’ needs has been exceptional. Professionalism, geniality, and flexibility are characteristic of the firms’ employees’.
‘We work primarily with Marilou Pavlou who is always available, very motivated and rigorous in her approach to every matter. She works extremely hard to find solutions for our clients. Marilou Pavlou is all the things you expect of a partner – responsive and flexible to client needs and able to mobilise the resources of her firm quickly to meet deal timeframes’.
‘The firm always has a quick response. Very comprehensive and accurate advice, pragmatic approach’.
‘Marilou is a great lawyer, always available, speed response, very pleasant personality to work with! She has always pragmatic approach and understands the business of the client. Very competitive fees and value for money‘.
TCS Holding Group plc
Norton Rose Fulbright
Squire Patton Boggs
Akelius Property Fund
Inventio Consulting Greece
Mother and Chilid Clinic( Largest fertility clinic in Cyprus)
- Acted for a consortium of investors which included Mubadala.
- Acted as Cyprus counsel to individual investors in the sale of one of Ukraine’s largest containers businesses to a subsidiary of DP World.
Tornaritis Law Firm has a solid reputation for its corporate and commercial work. It regularly conducts legal due diligence exercises on major deals and advises on a myriad of other issues ranging from business start-ups to shareholder agreements and joint venture contracts. Criton Tornaritis and Alexandros Alexandrou co-head the practice with Marios Panayiotou and Anna Abou Shaaban Papaioannou.
Criton Tornaritis; Alexandros Alexandrou; Marios Panayiotou; Anna Abou Shaaban Papaioannou
‘The team is providing goal-oriented advisory, has in-depth legal knowledge and is flexible’.
‘Alexandros Alexandrou is very kind, responsive and goal-oriented advisor’.
Receivers/Managers of Orphanides Public Co Limited
Cyprus Popular Bank Public Co Ltd in Liquidation
Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd
BDO Cyprus (Insolvency & Restructuring)
Quantuma UK & Cyprus
Special Administrator of Cyprus Popular Bank Public Co Ltd
LRC UK GROUP
ELLINAS FINANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LTD
DELTA CAPITAL PARTNERS MANAGEMENT LLC
WTE WASSERTECHNIK GMBH
NEST INVESTMENTS HOLDINGS (CYPRUS) LTD
L.B. Landbank Properties Constultants Ltd
AstroBank Public Company Limited
QQuant Master Servicer Cyprus Limited
TRUST INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
VERTA INSURANCE & REINSURANCE BROKERS (CYPRUS) LIMITED
COMMERCIAL UNION INSURANCE
BOOKIECO BETTING STORES LTD
EXCLUSIVE CHANGE CAPITAL LIMITED
- Acted on behalf of the special Administrator of CPB in support of the Central Bank of Cyprus liquidation Petition which was successfully completed and liquidation order was issued in May 2022.
- Advised on Cyprus Law as to various legal and regulatory matters.
- Successfully acted on behalf of BookieCo and advised on the drafting and submission of application to the National Betting Authority (license issued in 2022).
Varnavas Playbell & Co LLC
The versatile team at Varnavas Playbell & Co LLC handles a broad range of corporate matters, from advising on cross-border and local mergers and acquisitions to assisting with corporate structurings, reorganisations and restructurings. Its commercial offering is strong too and advises on issues such as services agreements and more general contract law issues. Varnavas Playbell and Andrea Melekki co- head the department.
Varnavas Playbell; Andrea Melekki
‘Very thoughtful and business-oriented approach.’
‘Business oriented and thoughtful, ability to quickly react and find acceptable solutions’.
‘Varnavas Playbell is very dynamic and proactive. Experienced and well-informed’.
X Global Markets Ltd
EK Cake & Bake Ltd
- Represented the majority shareholder in buying minority stake of Elgin Group, a portfolio management company.
- Providing ongoing advice to ALUSTEEL (CYPRUS) LTD regarding various legal issues, including but not limited to aspects of the employment law, commercial law, etc.
- Providing ongoing advice to PLUGIT LIMITED regarding various legal issues, including but not limited to aspects of the employment law, commercial law, etc.