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...
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC
The corporate and M&A team at Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is ranked in the top tier for Cyprus for providing professional, high-quality consultancy services to clients. The team effectively handles complicated cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and assists large groups of companies and prestigious international law firms on Cyprus corporate law issues.View Profile...
Commercial, corporate and M&A in Cyprus
Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC has 'a super organised, efficient and pragmatic team’ that is ‘extremely responsive and is accustomed to handling large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions’. It advised Cyprus Phassouri (Zakaki), a member of the CNS Group, on various issues relating to the construction of a large casino resort in Limassol. Stelios Triantafyllides and George Triantafyllides have ‘extensive experience and knowledge and can find solutions as they arise’.
Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC has 'a highly qualified team that finds solutions’. It routinely receives referrals from international law firms such as Trowers & Hamlins LLP and has considerable skill in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Koulla Demetriou is recommended along with the ‘very organised and competent’ Michalis Pittakis. Senior associate Maria Taki is ‘smart and highly professional’.
Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office
Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office fields 'a responsive' team that stands out for its 'accurate’ advice; the group has ‘a real ‘can-do’ attitude’ and is led by Chris Georghiades. Highlights included advising German Oncology Centre on setting up a private clinic in Cyprus. Columbia Shipmanagement is another significant client. Michaela Hadjihambi and Christos Mavrellis are also noted.
Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC is instructed by a Greek law firm to advise Vodafone on the proposed acquisition of 100% of Cyta Hellas Telecommunications S.A., which is owned by the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority. Head of team is the ‘client and results-oriented’ Effie Anastassiou. Senior associate Andri Stylianou is another key member of the team.
George Y Yiangou LLC acts for clients such as Sberbank CIB and Promsvyazbank and frequently works with a number of international law firms. Highlights included advising a major international bank on all Cypriot aspects of the complex restructuring of a large real estate group. Chris Yiangou and Lory Cirstea are noted.
Harneys has 'a strong and dynamic team of committed lawyers’. Highlights included acting for Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia on its purchase of a majority interest in leading Greek cosmetic producer Korres. Rosneft is another important client. The ‘highly technical and creative’ Demetris Loizides heads the team. Emily Yiolitis is 'a safe pair of hands’ for international tax structuring; Theodoros Zafiropoulos is 'a smart and versatile lawyer’; George Apostolou is ‘very clever’; and Nancy Erotocritou is ‘excellent’.
Kypros Chrysostomides and Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris are key contacts at Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC. The ‘extremely knowledgeable' Elena Ioannides and senior associate Artemis Amalia Metaxa are well-regarded. The group routinely handles high-value international transactions. Recent work includes acting as local counsel to Monaco Telecom International on the acquisition of the issued share capital of MTN Cyprus. Other clients include Ascendis Health.
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC has been active advising on many international mergers and acquisitions as well as reorganisations and liquidations. It counts Eriell Group and UniCredit Bank as clients. The team ‘acts as one and is very reliable, efficient and accessible’. Lia Iordanou Theodoulou is ‘very professional’; Stavros Pavlou has 'a very deep knowledge of the law’; and Stella Strati is another primary contact.
Ioannides Demetriou LLC acts as legal advisers to the Electricity Authority of Cyprus and has been advising Eurobank Cyprus on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. Hermes Airports is another major client. Pambos Ioannides has ‘such vast experience that it usually means that he can answer even the most complex question quickly’; the ‘thorough’ Christina Ioannidou ‘exceeds expectations’ and the ‘hardworking’ Katerina Hadjichristofi has 'a deep understanding of complex legal and financial issues’. Andrew Demetriou and Zoe Christou are other key names.
The team at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC is ‘commercially focused and results-oriented’. It advised Asian Development Bank on the Cypriot law aspects of the acquisition of shares in Ameriabank of Armenia. SMT Shipping (Cyprus) is another major client. Lambros Soteriou provides 'accurate' advice and Tonia Antoniou is ‘responsive and clear’. The 'very responsive' Lorena Charalambous and the 'readily available' Ioanna Solomou are recommended-both are senior associates.
AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC acts for the entire international group of Forbes & Manhattan Ukraine on various matters and Pocketbook is another significant client. Angelos Paphitis (‘it seems like nothing is impossible for him’) and Margarita Sofokleous (‘attentive and reliable’) are key names.
Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC's team, which has ‘a high level of attention to detail’, led the advice to Alpha Television Cyprus on all aspects of the proposed change of ownership of this tv channel. Gaston Hadjianastassiou is regarded and Andreas Thoma joined the team from George Savvides LLC. Kypros Ioannides is ‘methodical and organised'. Natalie Kyprianou is also recommended.
STELIOS AMERICANOS & CO LLC
George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC's ‘professional and knowledgeable’ team has a particular focus on advising international clients on structuring their investments and on reorganisations. It also assists Cypriot entities operating in sectors such as insurance, manufacturing and investments. George Georgiou is highly regarded.