Firms To Watch: Commercial, corporate and M&A

At Akis Papakyriacou LLC, Akis Papakyriacou is recommended for his ‘extremely timely, practical and business-oriented advice’ and ‘excellent availability’.
Neofytos Pirilides leads the team at N. Pirilides & Associates LLC, which is lauded for its ‘truly impressive ability to navigate complex legal issuesand ‘going above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcomes’.

Firms in the Spotlight Commercial, corporate and M&A

Patrikios Legal

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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.

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P. N. Kourtellos & Associates LLC

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The firm: P. N. Kourtellos & Associates LLC is an independent and dynamic law firm in Limassol, founded by Dr Pavlos Neofytou Kourtellos and Ioanna Demetriou in 2011.

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Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C.

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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 …

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Commercial, corporate and M&A in Cyprus

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC

At Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC, the firm’s corporate and commercial department acts as the cornerstone of the firm. Its highly reputable team is led by Stelios Triantafyllides, and handles a broad range of matters from advising on the formation, acquisition and sale of Cypriot companies, to management buy-outs and earn-outs. Securities matters are another key pillar of strength for the group, which regularly handles issues surrounding the re-domiciliation of companies. The client base includes high-net-worth private individuals, food and beverage entities, domestic and international commercial banks, investment funds, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and financial institutions. Elvira Georgiou is singled out for her contributions.

Practice head(s):

Stelios Triantafyllides

Other key lawyers:

Elvira Georgiou; Marios Hadjigavriel; Olga Adamidou


‘The team is very responsive and commercial. They know the Cypriot corporate landscape better than anyone.’

‘Stelios Triantafyllides – he “wrote the book” on corporate law. He is also the strongest finance lawyer on the island. He is responsive and always supports his clients in difficult situations.’

‘Reliability, high quality of work and staff, reasonable pricing.’

‘Stelios Triantafyllides is excellent, approachable and resourceful.’

‘Deep knowledge of legal matters. Reasonable charges. Efficient collaboration. Quick access to any member of the team.’

‘The partner is on top of everything. The associates are knowledgeable with business minded approach as well. They deliver on time.

Stelios Triantafyllides and his team have proved to be very knowledgeable in the areas of their Corporate and M&A practice and what sets them apart is their direct approach to address each matter at hand in a very professional and timely manner. We highly respect and value our relationship.’

‘Stelios Triantafyllides, Marios Hadjigavriel and Olga Adamidou have proved to be extremely diligent, knowledgeable, trustworthy and consistent in the standard of the legal advice and/or expected deliverables and have always acted with utmost professionalism and diligence.’

Key clients


Altamira Asset Management



Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd

Central Bank of Cyprus

Cyprus Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Ernst & Young

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Freedom Finance Europe Ltd

Halma Plc

Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd

Hennes & Mauritz

Leggett & Platt

NCH Group

Omnam Group

Schlumberger Oil


Swissport International

Work highlights

  • Acted as local counsel to Omnam Group on the successful implementation of its strategic partnership with Mohari Hospitality.
  • Advised the client on its EUR150m acquisition by FirePro.

Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants

The team at Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultantsleaves a great impression’. Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris heads the practice, which has a wealth of experience advising on a range of complex agreements including shareholder agreements and financial contracts. The client base includes some of the globe’s largest corporations and financial institutions to middle-market, emerging and start-up companies. Pavlos Symeonides regularly advises clients on multi-jurisdictional transactions as well as setting up, management and restructuring corporate entities, while Anna Rossides has a solid track record in handling company restructurings. In June 2023, the ‘very professional, fast and efficientArtemis Amalia Metaxa, along with Elena Panayiotou and Eleni Shiarly, were promoted to associate partner.

Practice head(s):

Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris

Other key lawyers:

Artemis Amalia Metaxa; Christia-Lydia Kastellani; Anna Rossides; Pavlos Symeonides; Elena Panayiotou; Eleni Shiarly


‘Artemis Amalia Metaxa and Christia-Lydia Kastellani are very skilled and talented individuals with great professional and communication skills. ‘

‘The team is very responsive and provides clear and concise advise. Anna Rossides was an absolute pleasure to work with. Knowledgeable and personable, I felt I was in very good hands.’

‘We have worked with Artemis Amalia Metaxa. She has been highly accommodating in meeting urgent deadlines and client billing later than initially agreed on. Highly professional, straight to the point and a pleasure to work with!’

‘The firm had a very professional and friendly approach towards our company. The team is very professional and client-friendly.’

‘Artemis Amalia Metaxa has deep knowledge and experience in the corporate field and beyond.’

‘They have considerable breadth and depth of experience, and are quick to find the right partner to assist with our inquiries, who in turn seems willing and able to assist quickly and directly.’

‘Anna Rossides and Amalia Metaxa have been excellent support for us.’

‘Artemis Metaxa and Anna Rossides have both been excellent. They have a depth of commercial understanding that makes it much easier to weave legal and business matters together easily and efficiently. I received clear and constructive advice throughout from a diligent and hardworking team. They are very organised.’

Key clients

Horizon Capital

Veeam Software

VNV Global

Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Venus Minerals (Cyprus) Limited

Granit Polus Group

Wolt Cyprus Limited

Wolt Enterprises Oy

Lone Star

American University of Beirut

ESL Shipping

The CSL Group

Astarta Holding

Prospective Technologies Venture Capital


Work highlights

  • Engaged by the CSL Group to assist with a EUR50m transaction involving the acquisition of a 50% stake in Mariac Belt Shipping Company Limited from Inter American Coal.
  • Advising the American University of Beirut on a $60m investment related to the establishment of a new university in Cyprus.

Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office

Demosthenes Mavrellis and Michaela Hadjihambi co-head a large team at Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office. The client base includes some of the biggest companies on the island, as well as many significant multinational groups operating in and out of Cyprus. The group is vastly experienced in handling corporate acquisitions, re-organisations and mergers, and has been kept busy advising equity funds on their investments into Cyprus. The department is also noted for having one of the largest units on the island for registering companies both in Cyprus and in other jurisdictions. Managing partner Agis Agapiou and senior consultant Chris Georghiades are key names in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Demosthenes Mavrellis; Michaela Hadjihambi

Other key lawyers:

Chrysses Demetriades; Chris Georghiades; Agis Agapiou


‘Extremely responsive, experienced, efficient, hands on/practical approach, analytical but also able to see the bigger picture.’

‘Responsiveness to requests and quick turn around times, in particular, Michaela Hadjihambi and Chrysses Demetriades.’

‘Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office commercial and corporate practice shows great care for its clients, provides accurate replies promptly and sufficiently uses all necessary resources to provide the best possible services to its clients.’

‘Michaela Hadjihambi is an excellent lawyer, with attention to detail and business acumen.’

‘The team is very detailed and agile and is able to address the particularities of each project successfully.’

‘The individuals that we have worked with are very knowledgeable and have a business-oriented mindset that makes them able to address the particularities of each project successfully.’

‘They are always trying to understand the case, the business and circumstances before they express an opinion and they combine the legal with the business effectively.’

‘High professional standards and can accept an argument. Easy to talk to and ready to explain.’

Key clients

Amathus Public Ltd

Olympia Group


Nest Investments (Holdings) Ltd

NBG Pangaea (now Prodea Investments)

Eurogate Cyprus

Columbia Marlow


Lanitis Group



Trust International Insurance Company (Cyprus) Limited

Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited

Interorient Navigation

Work highlights

  • Advised Criteo S.A. in its acquisition of ad-trading platform Iponweb.
  • Advised Bank of Cyprus in relation to the financing of MyMall.
  • Advised Thome Group in connection with its merger with OSM Maritime Group.

Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC

The ‘very responsive team at Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC is lauded for its ‘experience and skill at finding solutions and solving problems’. The group has deep experience in advising on cross-border deals, regulatory matters, funds and investment structures, and angel financing matters. Under the leadership of Effie Anastassiou, Stavros Clerides and Andri Stylianou , the group continues to enjoy a steady stream of work from large corporate clients, major international law firms and institutional investors. The firm is also noted for its expertise in private equity and joint venture matters.

Practice head(s):

Effie Anastassiou; Stavros Clerides; Andri Stylianou


‘Effie Anastassiou provides an exceptional quality of service, complete and accurate legal advice. She is very thorough, committed on every assignment and always has valuable comments and creative suggestions to make. She has always managed to meet our deadlines however tight they may be.’

‘Andri Stylianou has wide experience in structuring and negotiating complicated cross-border transactions and is also very efficient and diligent.’

‘Andri Stylianos is a lawyer destined for great things, quick to respond, professional and an all rounder to work with.’

‘Effie Anastassiou is a powerhouse in the Cypriot legal scene, an exceptionally gifted partner in the field of corporate law.’

‘Effie Anastassiou has deep and diversified knowledge of all aspects of corporate law. Her solid experience on cross-border transactions makes her a valuable associate for our company. She is a deal maker and handles matters in a professional way and at the same time with a friendly approach.’

‘Andri Stylianou is very prompt, dedicated and committed on every single assignment. She can provide clear and straightforward legal advice on all aspects of corporate law.’

‘The firm offers specialist knowledge, high level of quality and prompt responses. They have an extremely efficient team of lawyers with in-depth knowledge of corporate and tax law and high levels of professionalism and solution-oriented attitude. They are among the very best in Cyprus.’

‘Stavros is an outstanding practitioner, highly creative and skilled and has huge experience in the arrangement of complex structures. He has in-depth legal knowledge of specialised legal issues, common-sense and provides valuable business-oriented advice.’

Key clients

Mobileye Bv Group

Phanos N. Epiphaniou Plc

Southbridge Advisors A.I.F.M.

Dla Piper (Law Firm)

Sakyrco Properties Ltd (Real Estate)

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, And Popeo

Work highlights

  • Advised a government-owned company on the acquisition of a leading global player group of companies in the fresh fruit market.
  • Advised institutional lenders on structuring the financing for the building of two luxury passenger cruise vessels.
  • Assisted a client and his asset management company managing funds with the acquisition of shares of a Greek professional sports club.

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The ‘commercial, practical and very responsive’ team at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC garners praise for its ‘truly proactive approach’ and ability to ‘provide quick-fire advice under pressure’. Under the joint leadership of Elias Neocleous and Andrea Kallis Parparinou, it has an enviable position in the market for its strength in handling prominent public and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as complex restructurings, insolvencies, regulatory matters and corporate finance work. The group is also noted for advising on large cross-border matters for globally renowned corporates, high-net-worth individuals and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Demetris RotiMichael Pelosi and Costas Stamatiou are prominent names in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Elias Neocleous; Andrea Kallis Parparinou

Other key lawyers:

Costas Stamatiou; Andreas Christofides; Michael Pelosi; Demetris Roti


‘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 regulators and authorities.’

‘Business acumen and understanding of clients’ business needs is one of their strengths. Ability to offer timely and to the point legal advice are also their strong points. An excellent added value of the team is its truly proactive approach and finding feasible solutions for their clients.’

‘Collaboration within the tax and corporate team is exemplary. They work cohesively, pooling their diverse talents and experiences to provide clients with well-rounded solutions. These qualities are embodied by standout partners like Costas Stamatiou.’

‘The practice is unique because it offers well-rounded services covering all practice areas that my business operates in. They have an expert in each field which collaborate perfectly with each other thereby making their team unrivalled.’

‘Team’s strengths include their business-like advice, their attention to client service and dedication. 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.’

‘ Andreas Christofides is very knowledgeable, pro-active and practical. Costas Stamatiou and Andreas Christofides are very reliable.’

‘Andrea Kallis is an exceptionally strong lawyer. She is always responsive, good humoured and uses her knowledge of the company to flag issues that the internal teams may not have considered. A true business partner.’

‘Michael Pelosi has practical experience and is able to translate complex issues (sometimes not even legal issues) into simple language for the client to make decisions. He always gives his advice in a positive and professional manner. He is simply a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients


Allea Group Holdings

Allwyn Group

Aphrodite Hills Resort


Atterbury Europe

Avanti Communications Group

Blackstone Group International LLP


BW Shipping (formerly Bergesen Worldwide)

CPT Cyprus Public Transports Ltd

Deutsche Bank AG

EPH European Property Holdings PLC

Eurobank S.A

Euroclear Bank N.V

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Flipnation Limited

Futures Industry Association

G.E. Capital

Heineken International B.V

Huuuge Global Limited

J.C Flowers & Co


Landmark Hotel Nicosia

Limassol Marina

LongWing Energy S.C.A.

Mall of Cyprus

Mediterranean Hotel Ventures Limited

Pepperstone Group Limited

PeWeTe Group

Prodea Investment Company Limited


Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited


Visa Europe Limited

W. Dennis Insurance Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Heineken International B.V on the Cyprus law aspects of its buy-out of Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company’s interest in their joint venture Cyprus distribution business.
  • Advised Huuuge Games on its negotiations with ByteDance Studio concerning licensing issues pertaining to the marketing and publishing of certain games, and the purchase of rights in further games.
  • Acted as Cypriot counsel alongside US and UK lawyers in assisting a MENA-based multinational with its proposed SPAC merger.


The accomplished team at Harneys is frequently instructed in complex international transactions, and often acts as local counsel for large private and public corporations across many industries. The group regularly handles high-profile, complex acquisitions and reorganisations, stock exchange rules, squeeze-out provisions, mandatory takeover bids and dual listings. The team is also noted for its strength in assisting clients with securities matters. Demetris Loizides is the practice head. Nancy Erotocritou is often instructed by financial institutions and multinational corporations. In January 2023, Sonia Hamshaw made partner; she has a solid track record in advising public and private companies on a wide range of corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Demetris Loizides

Other key lawyers:

Nancy Erotocritou; Sonia Hamshaw; Valentina Hadjisoteriou; Marissa Christodoulidou; George Apostolou


‘Knowledgeable, responsive, diligent, good people.’

‘Excellent support on complex corporate transactions from the Harneys’ team. Knowledgeable, easy to work with, responsive and commercial. Exactly what I need from local counsel.’

‘Valentina Hadjisoteriou – excellent lead counsel. Marissa Christodoulidou – a stand out associate who I have confidence in.’

Key clients

Euronav NV

Isfield Hospitality Ltd

Singer Capital Markets Advisory LLP


Shareholders of ChartWorld

Melco International Development Limited & Integrated Casino Resort (ICR)

Work highlights

  • Advising LetterOne on all areas of corporate law, most recently on its acquisition of Emma Healthcare Holding Ltd, the holding company of the Remedica and Sun Wave pharmaceutical groups.
  • Advised Melco International Development Limited and Integrated Casino Resort on casino licence matters.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC

The ‘very professional’ and ‘extremely competent’ team at Ioannides Demetriou LLC has extensive experience in corporate transactions and M&A deals. The ‘excellent’ Pambos Ioannides is well versed in acting as leading counsel in major local and international commercial transactions, and Christina Ioannidou has a key focus on M&As and takeover matters. Katerina Hadjichristofi is well-regarded for her work on corporate governance and corporate acquisitions. The group regularly acts for large commercial enterprises in Cyprus, major semi-governmental organisations, and a number of the island’s municipalities. Other key practitioners include Andrew Demetriou, newly promoted partner Zoe Christou and Evie Constantinou, who joined the group in September 2023.

Practice head(s):

Pambos Ioannides; Andrew Demetriou; Christina Ioannidou; Katerina Hadjichristofi

Other key lawyers:

Zoe Christou; Savvas Yiordamlis; Anna C. Christou; Theo Demetriou; Evie Constantinou


‘Christina Ioannidou and Pambos Ioannides are highly skilled and qualified and have broad and remarkable knowledge and experience. They are both always keen to offer their services at the highest level and collaboration with them is always good, constructive and efficient.’

‘Knowledgeable, sound advice, dedicated, efficient, reliable. Christina Ioannidou is always available, extremely efficient and hard working. Provides well documented advice and support.’

‘Pambos Ioannides – very astute and quick-minded. To the point with vast experience. Christina Ioannidou – very intelligent, always accessible and quick to respond, down to earth advice. Savvas Yiordamlis – well read, thorough.’

‘The partners and the associates of Ioannides Demetriou are highly knowledgeable, experienced and well respected professionals. Over the years it has been a pleasure to work with Andrew Demetriou, Pampos Ioannides, Christina Ioannides and Anna C. Christou.’

‘Good listeners, open minded, analytical, good assessors of all potential risks and benefits. Available and planning ahead. Both Andrew Demetriou and Theo Demetriou have been excellent.’

‘Katerina Hadjichristofi is notable for her efficiency; a partner who makes herself available and whom you can rely on for having things done properly and on time. ’

‘Christina Ioannidou is the best! She is very knowledgeable, hard working and always delivers high quality work on time.’

‘Pambos Ioannides and Christina Ioannidou both provide exceptional service in terms of reliability as they both seek to acquire an excellent knowledge of the subject matter and examine it within the prevailing law. Their delivered job is always of high calibre, well prepared and to the point.’

Key clients

Brink’s Cyprus (Private Security Services) Ltd

Cairo Mezz Plc

Centaur Trust Group

Eversheds – Sutherland

Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus

Cyprus Stock Exchange

Cyprus Health Insurance Organisation

NKS Shacolas Group

Hermes Airports Ltd

Louis Group

Petrolina Holdings Public Co Ltd

VLPG Plant Ltd

Archbishopric of Cyprus

Electricity Authority of Cyprus

Frederick University

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

Grant Thornton

Mercuria Energy Group

Apollo Global Equities Fund of Funds Vcic Plc


Bank of Cyprus Public Co Ltd

HD Insurance Ltd

Tsokkos Group

Cyprus Organisation for Storage and Management of Oil Stocks

Universal Life

Work highlights

  • Acting as counsel to a consortium of local and international investors (Hermes Airports Ltd) in relation to 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 relating 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.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

At Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC, key areas of expertise for the team include mergers, restructuring matters and intragroup corporate acquisitions. The group also excels at advising leading corporate entities on commercial agreements and day-to-day operations, to name a couple of areas, and has a solid track record in representing clients in the healthcare, food and beverage, transportation and infrastructure sectors. The practice is led by the triumvirate of Lambros Soteriou, Tonia Antoniou and Ioanna Solomou.

Practice head(s):

Lambros Soteriou; Tonia Antoniou; Ioanna Solomou

Other key lawyers:

Andria Kouloumi; Andreas Kapsalis


‘Andria Kouloumi is always committed and client oriented.’

‘The individuals I work with stand out because they are knowledgeable, honest, and transparent.’

‘Super professional team, from associates up to partners. Personal approach and personal touch, high availability for every enquiry. The dedication they show and their personal involvement sets them apart from their competitors. This is particularly true for Lambros Soteriou and Andreas Kapsalis.’

Amazing team, always delivers before deadline, very professional. Excellent lawyers. Tonia Antoniou is our right hand in every decision we make.’

Key clients


Patrikios Legal

The practice at Patrikios Legal is recognised for its ability to provide ‘informed, commercial and pragmatic support’. The ‘ever responsive and solutions focused’ team is renowned for handling local and international corporate and commercial matters. Key areas of focus include advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and re-domiciliation work in and out of Cyprus, as well as company liquidations, trust formations and complex corporate governance matters. At the helm are Stavros Pavlou and Stella Strati. Lia Iordanou Theodoulou is well versed in handling group restructurings and re-organisations.

Practice head(s):

Stavros Pavlou; Stella Strati

Other key lawyers:

Lia Iordanou Theodoulou; Angelos Onisiforou; Giovanna Papamichael


‘Stavros Pavlou has always impressed me with his in-depth understanding of law and practically how it should apply. This is very important when it comes to strategising for the benefit of a client.’

‘Angelos Onisiforou displays exceptional devotion to the task at hand. He strives to ensure accurate and complete understanding of the transaction under review. I have found Angelos and Stavros to be an exceptionally efficient and dynamic team to act as legal counsel.’

‘The team delivers the requests on time with an exceptional final product which is hard to be disputed or questioned. Stavros Pavlou – an exceptional, motivated and very experienced lawyer.’

‘Stella Strati – hard worker, very smart. She gives attention to detail and she has an amazing approach for advice.’

‘Stavros Pavlou and Giovana Papamichael have a deep vision of the needs of business.’

‘Lia Iordanou is first rate and a stand out authority on Cypriot banking and finance transactions and enforcements. Lia consistently demonstrates exceptional ownership, client service and delivery. Lia knows how to get to the heart of a client’s needs and to deliver knowledgeable and informed client focussed support.’

‘Stavros Pavlou enjoys impeccable legal acumen and is “the” person you want in your corner on the most complex of financial matters. Stavros has a profound commercial awareness and understanding of what clients want and how to deliver on those client business needs.’

‘Stella Strati is ever reliable, always responsive and a trusted safe pair of hands. Stella quickly handles the most complex tasks and is very responsive. She enjoys an in-depth understanding of industry and is committed to delivering strong client outcomes.’

Key clients


Bank of Cyprus

White & Case

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Chabrier Avocats

LSR Group

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Work highlights

  • Advising a purchaser in relation to a transaction involving the acquisition of shares in a Cyprus holding company (value of $30m), which is part of an international oilfield group and advising on a number of restructuring steps to be concluded post completion of the sale.
  • Advising a high-net-worth individual on the restructuring of the group of companies under his ownership, including the settlement of a Cyprus International Trust, for the purposes of succession planning.
  • Advising in relation to the cross-border merger of two Cypriot companies which will be absorbed by a Dutch company.

A.G Erotocritou LLC

The ‘highly professional' team at A.G Erotocritou LLC is led by the ‘responsive and reliableAlexis Erotocritou. The group routinely handles a wide range of corporate, commercial and M&A transactions, and continues to advise on a steady flow of instructions from large international law firms, national and foreign corporations, and banks. Grigoris Sarlidis and Dafni Loizou are key names in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Alexis Erotocritou

Other key lawyers:

Grigoris Sarlidis; Dafni Loizou


‘The team at A. G. Erotocritou is a unique blend of talents that are always ready to deliver in the most sophisticated projects and transactions. Alexis Erotocritou heads the team with fantastic care and understanding. Dafni Louizou is a senior associate that is always ready to resolve any matter in a practical and professional way.’

‘Personal attention, highly commercial approach and the ability to simplify complex issues and challenges. Alexis Erotocritou is an excellent lawyer, extremely commercially astute and can come up with creative solutions when needed. I always felt he was aligned with our objectives and not just a lawyer clocking time.’

‘Very capable and knowledgeable team of lawyers with a vast expertise in most of the practice areas delivering high quality advice for a competitive price. Alexis Erotocritou- very hardworking, efficient, accommodating and responsive.’

‘Alexis Erotocritou -his competence in commercial and corporate matters is top-notch, focusing on delivering high-quality work combined with strict attention to detail. It is a pleasure to work with him because of his firm commitment to results that are in the client’s interest and his openness and high ethical standards. ’

‘They are immediately available, very responsive. Their commercial approach to matters gives value to their advice. They are fresh and have also the depth required to handle big projects. Alexis Erotocritou-  very positive and eager to help.’

‘We consider that the ability of AG Erotocritou to complete transactions efficiently and quickly gives our firm a value added benefit. Not only are they problem solvers but they do it in the most cost effective way. Their ability to think outside the box and form a strategy, is a most valuable service to us.’ 

‘AG Erotocritou have in place a highly professional team, with deep knowledge of corporate matters. Alexis Erotocritou is always responsive, but above all is an excellent negotiator. He has the ability to come up with solutions, especially in complex situations. He and his team provide our firm with first class support.’

‘Alexis Erotocritou, Grigoris Sarlidis and Dafni Loizou are very knowledgeable in their respective fields and extremely approachable and accessible. All of the team members have a deep understanding of the key issues that may arise on a matter and are always willing to go out of their way to assist and advise us.’

Key clients


RPT Group


Skywell Capital Partners

Kuehne + Nagel

Grecian Group



Match Trade




Unicredit Bank

Ancora, sro

Equity – i

Orphanos Group



Kitendo Capital

Tactics Group

Kaleide Property Group


JD Sports

Pandomus Group

Aksioma Tech



Cyprus Shipping Association

Work highlights

  • Assisting a ultra-high-net-worth individual with a joint venture with a local partner, with the aim to set up and construct a large development in Cyprus comprising a shopping mall, residential units, and other facilities.

AGPLAW | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC

AGPLAW | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC's team garners praise for its 'client-oriented approach' and 'deep professional expertise' in the corporate and commercial arena. Practice head Angelos Paphitis is 'an excellent lawyer, very reliable with impeccable knowledge', and under his leadership the group has been kept busy advising on joint ventures, M&As, large-scale due diligence exercises and corporate compliance and regulatory matters, as well as major voluntary liquidation mandates. Margarita Sofokleous stands out as 'an experienced and confident corporate lawyer'.

Practice head(s):

Angelos Paphitis

Other key lawyers:

Elias Economou; Margarita Sofokleous; Michael Alexandrou; Maria Constantinou


‘Angelos Paphitis is a well-educated, strategical and a highly active lawyer. Apart from being an exceptional lawyer he also sees the business side of our tasks. Margarita Sofokleous is a great lawyer and professional.’ 

‘They have a dedicated corporate M&A team, handling corporate transactions on an exclusive basis as well as commercial law. They are able to deliver high-end results. Their corporate department consists of experienced lawyers and consultants who understand clients’ exact business needs. ’

‘The firm has an excellent team of corporate and commercial lawyers and consultants. A few professionals that I have worked with are Angelos Paphitis, an intelligent and high calibre professional, as well as Margarita Sofokleous, an experienced and confident corporate lawyer.’ 

‘What makes the firm’s corporate practice unique is the variety of the high level of professionals it consists of along with their exceptional teamwork. Michael Alexandrou offers great tax advice on corporate tax matters and has a very hands-on approach.’ 

‘Margarita Sofokleous is a very experienced lawyer with a get-it-done attitude.’

‘Their team is well-coordinated with deep professional expertise and is commercially minded.’ 

‘Their corporate team is thorough, hardworking and efficient. We work with Angelos Paphitis, a brilliant advocate and a leader, always straight to the point and very supportive.’

‘Margarita Sofokleous a very knowledgeable and commercially minded lawyer. Michael Alexandrou provides excellent advice across the entire spectrum of international and domestic tax matters.’

Key clients

Sharp Consumer Electronics Europe LTD

TZ Capital Partners LTD

Bonofa LTD



eToro Capital Limited

Twiline Commercial LTD

VS Energy International


NCC New Covenant Church

Work highlights

  • Advising a client on the restructuring of the group of companies as a result of the liquidation of another subsidiary company, for which the firm also acted as liquidators.
  • Advising Quester on re-domiciliation from Liechtenstein to Cyprus.
  • Acting for the purchasers in a commercial transaction for the acquisition of a luxury property on a skyscraper situated in Limassol for approximately EUR12m.

Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC

Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC fields a team of ‘experienced professionals who respond immediately, giving solutions and excellent service’. Under the leadership of Kypros Ioannides, the group advises across the full range of corporate law matters, from corporate compliance and acquisitions to joint ventures and shareholders' agreements, and is adept at representing national and international companies in mandates. Andreas Thoma has substantial experience in corporate financing transactions. Calliopi Nicolaidou and Natalie Kyprianou are key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Kypros Ioannides

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Thoma; Calliopi Nicolaidou; Natalie Kyprianou; Natalie Sepou


‘They are a strong team and they are quick to grasp the problem and find solutions. Collaboration with the team is excellent, and has been throughout. The speed of the service is amazing.’

‘The team has repeatedly shown an excellent combination of technical skills and business approach on the legal matters we have cooperated in. The team members are proactive with respect to the client’s needs.’ 

‘Working with Andreas Thoma is a great experience. He is always respectful and attentive to the client’s needs. He communicates difficult legal issues in a clear and business comprehensive way. He acts swiftly in order to effectively resolve problems and ensure positive outcomes.’

‘The individuals we work with truly stand out for their exceptional expertise, dedication and client-focused approach.’

‘The team has in depth knowledge of corporate matters in Cyprus and are able to quickly help and resolve any arising issues and also make excellent recommendations.’

‘The team, from its more junior members to its more seniors members, all have a client-centric approach, with strong command of their area of expertise.’

Key clients

Abacus Limited

Abbyy Plc

Abris Capital Partners

Adidas Cyprus Ltd

Alpha Television Cyprus Limited

Ancoria Insurance Public Ltd

Apollonio Private Hospital Limited

Astro Bank Ltd

CEE Equity Partners

Char. Pilakoutas Group Limited

COCA-COLA HBC Cyprus Ltd (formally known as Lanitis Bros Ltd part of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Group)

Commercial Estates Group Limited

CSC Europe Limited

FattalHolding SAL

GQS Services Limited

HSB Engineering Insurance Ltd

IQ-EQ (Cyprus) Limited

Intership Navigation co. Ltd

Investors’ Compensation Fund of Clients of Ifs

ISWM group

Lanitis Bros Limited (Coca cola Hellenic Group)

Latomia Pharmakas Dimosia Etaireia Ltd

Llyr Marine Limited

Midis Group

Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Cyprus

Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus

Moneygate Solutions Limited

Nissan Cyprus Limited:

Nice Day Developments Limited

Petrolina (Holdings) Public Limited

Sinergatikos Organismos Paragogis Zootrofon Ltd

Stanleybet Group

Tanana Limited

Universal Life Insurance Public Company Ltd

Wealth Fund Services Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised a client, a member of the largest private health care group in Greece, on the circa EUR 40,000,000 acquisition of 99.07% of the share capital of Aretaeio Private Hospital.
  • Advised a client on a liquidation matter, involving the liquidation of a Cypriot entity and the distribution of its assets to its shareholders.
  • Advised a client, operating in the pharmaceutical industry, on the EUR5,000,000 sale of all of its shares in a Cypriot company.


The corporate department at PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM houses 'distinguished lawyers with efficient expertise and experience'. The group excels in advising on a wide spectrum of corporate work, including corporate compliance issues, due diligence exercises, international regulatory requirements, refinancing and restructuring matters. The practice is led by the triumvirate of insolvency expert Melina Pyrgou, Demetris Vakis and Georgia Papa.

Practice head(s):

Melina Pyrgou; Demetris Vakis; Georgia Papa


‘High technical expertise, excellent speed. Reachable, friendly, supportive, practical approach.’

‘This legal firm provides exceptional services because of the way it is structured, team building is a priority in its operations and the knowledge and experience exceptional. Melina Pyrgou and Demetris Vakis are exceptionally knowledgeable, experienced and technology driven.

‘The team is always looking for the best for the client and is always willing and capable to suggest the most efficient way (even other professionals) towards a suitable solution.’

‘Georgia Papa and her team are dedicated to taking time to understanding us and our requests and deliver the highest quality of work, even when working with tight deadlines. The technical and practical understanding of Commercial and Corporate Law is one of the team’s strongest suits.’

‘The team is efficient and helpful.’

‘They are all responsive and professional.

Work highlights

  • Instructed to provide a legal opinion in relation to a Cyprus company entering into a Company Guarantee Agreement.
  • Acted as the legal advisors in relation to a local merger between two Cypriot companies.
  • Assisting a football club and its management with making amendments to their management agreement.


The ‘excellent’ team at STELIOS AMERICANOS & CO LLC has an enviable track record in handling major cross-border mergers and acquisitions. The group is highly regarded for its expertise in assisting with foreign direct investments into Cyprus, particularly in the real estate, tourism and energy sectors, as well as providing ‘decisive, practical and objective advice‘ on restructurings and insolvencies. Stelios Americanos spearheads the practice; Michalis Zambyrinis has extensive experience in assisting with mergers and acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements, and complex corporate governance matters.

Practice head(s):

Stelios Americanos


Other key lawyers:

Michalis Zambyrinis


‘Agile in facilitating legal solutions in a swift manner. Very good knowledge of commercial, corporate and finance legal matters.’

‘The managing partner of the firm Stelios Americanos is always available, very proactive, thinks out of the box and provides excellent and business oriented advice.’

‘Michalis Zambyrinis is a very good lawyer with very good knowledge of corporate and finance law, experienced, agile, very willing to explain, listen and propose solutions.’

‘Timely, responsive, friendly and professional; at the same time, fighters. Excellent.’

‘The team is always approachable, responsive and prepared to go that extra mile.’

‘The approach to any matter either legal or consultation is excellent and to the point.’

‘Hardworking and always available to address different issues.’

Key clients

Nicosia Mall

Tus Airways

Zubr Capital

Argus Group

Knafaim Holdings

Banque de Commerce et de placement

Barlinek S.A

AJA Group

Work highlights

  • Facilitated a domestic merger under Cyprus Companies Law, dissolving Anafasis Limited and merging it with an existing affiliated company.
  • Acted as Cyprus legal counsel in an M&A transaction on behalf of the purchaser for the acquisition of a solar project portfolio in Greece.
  • Assisted TSG Talent Solutions Limited with a share capital restructuring to launch an employee incentive scheme.

Alexandros Economou LLC

The well-established team at Alexandros Economou LLC receives a steady stream of instructions from banks and other financial institutions, large international groups and foreign law firms. Under the leadership of Alexandros Economou, the group is adept at advising on local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, re-domiciliations and transactions in the real estate sector, as well as assisting with insolvencies. Senior associate Maria Katsikidou and associate Electra Theodorou are singled out for their contributions.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Economou

Other key lawyers:

Maria Katsikidou; Electra Theodorou


‘The team’s experience and commercial understanding makes the most difficult project look easy and straight forward. The team consists of great professionals who can promptly handle even the most complex tasks. Always proactive with a high level of professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the sector.’

‘Maria Katsikidou and Electra Theodorou are extremely responsive and proactive on transactions with strong corporate and commercial law expertise. Alexandros Economou- excellent coordination of his team and generally very present and hands-on.

‘The firm has a great competence in Corporate governance. They are also very competent in Mergers and Acquisitions. They know very well the legal processes to merge or liquidate companies.’

‘The team is very competent. They work fast and very efficiently. You can really rely on their recommendations and actions. They are very nice to work with, always willing to help.’

‘Maria Katsikidou and Alexandros Economou- I strongly recommend working with them. Maria and Alexandros are business oriented.’

‘The team is unique in terms of dedication, reliability and knowledge in their practice. Their resolve to bring about the successful conclusion of the tasks at hand is admirable. The team is unique in this respect.’

‘All the people of the firm have such a bond that they are like a family. They make a formidable team on the negotiating table.’

‘Alexandros Economou and Electra Theodorou are both excellent.’

Key clients

Kinross Gold Corporation

Penta Group

Theova UHS Enterprise Solutions Ltd

A major real estate and hospitality group in Greece

A major European trading company based in the Czech Republic


Dufry Group

A Cyprus start-up with foreign investors

An indoor farming start-up

A major real estate group in Romania

Work highlights

  • Advised a major international bank in connection with the corporate restructuring of a major real estate group in Cyprus.
  • Advising a major international group of companies on the restructuring of the group.
  • Advised a major European group of companies on several cross-border mergers and a corporate restructuring of the group involving various jurisdictions.

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC

At Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC, the team continues to advise multinational corporations with a presence in Cyprus on a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial matters, including restructurings. The client base includes large corporates, funds and individuals based in Europe, the Far East and Middle East. Practice co-heads Dimitria Coucouni and Tasos Coucounis are the key names.

Practice head(s):

Dimitria Coucouni; Tasos Coucounis



‘What makes this firm stand out is their expertise, deep knowledge of the law and thorough and structured approach in understanding the specifics of the matter. They consistently provide us with clear direction and guidance on how to put forward well supported arguments.’ 

‘The individuals in this firm stand out for their professionalism, ethos, integrity, high sense of responsibility and commitment. It is a firm that you can absolutely rely on to get the job done. We are greatly satisfied with them.’ 

Incredible team.’

Key clients

Gartner Inc.

Avalara Inc

Prime Commercial Properties Management Ltd



Chameleon Specialty Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Gartner Inc, a US listed global research and advisory company, in corporate work concerning the sale of IP assets worth more than €3bn.
  • Advised a chemical company on the corporate aspects of a group restructuring in relation to subsidiaries in China, India, the UK and Netherlands.


The ‘experienced’ and ‘very responsive’ team at KINANIS LLC is led by Andrea Ioakim. The practice's expertise includes advising on the establishment of a company, day-to-day corporate management and governance, local and cross-border mergers, restructurings, liquidations and re-organisations. The department is also developing considerable strength in emerging areas such as nanotechnology. The client base includes entities from the real estate and aviation sectors.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Ioakim

Other key lawyers:

Maria Pavlou; Valando Kavazi; Yiolanda Rotsides


‘Kinanis LLC is a solid practice that one can rely on. They deliver timely, good quality results that are tailored to the needs of the companies of our group. Friendliness, knowledge, experience and personalised approach.’

‘Their key capabilities are many, including quick turn-around, round-the-clock availability and compared to other law firms we work with, their advice is  delivered in a thorough and clear manner. The team’s structure ensures the commercial advice provided is more rounded.’

‘Prompt in delivering legal advice, and highlighting potential risks. Andrea Ioakim in particular has excellent client management skills.’

‘It is great working with Andrea Ioakim. She is always available for us, and constantly up-to-date with all aspects of the work henceforth delivering thorough legal advice.’

‘We have worked predominantly with Maria Pavlou. She is well organised, diligent and ready to adjust to the client’s needs which is very much appreciated.’

‘Everyone at Kinanis LLC is professional, knowledgeable and kind. They take a pragmatic approach.’

‘Valando Kavazi and Yiolanda Rotsides are our principal contacts and we are happy to work with them.’

‘Andrea Ioakim is very experienced in the field of Cyprus corporate law. She is definitely a competent lawyer who can formulate a legal issue, assess risks and offer effective solutions in complex situations. Her legal opinions are always accurate, complete and require no further clarification.’

Key clients



Michael Damianos & Co LLC

Michael Damianos heads up the practice at Michael Damianos & Co LLC. The department is well known for handling a large number of referrals from international law firms in order to assist with Cypriot legal aspects of international transactions. Other core areas of instruction include venture capital deals, technology matters, and gaming-focused mandates.

Practice head(s):

Michael Damianos

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Petridou; Maria Anastasiadou


‘Michael Damianos is a standout among legal professionals. His expertise is matched by his ability to simplify complex legal issues, ensuring clients feel empowered every step of the way. Beyond his technical skills, Michael’s empathy sets him apart in a competitive field.’

‘With Michael, you’re guaranteed a mix of deep knowledge, commitment, and personal care that is truly exceptional.’

‘An excellent focused firm. Business minded. Cost efficient. Gets the job done well. Delivers an excellent partner led service.

‘They were very responsive and very knowledgeable.’

‘Responsive, commercial, good value. Michael Damianos is particularly strong.’

‘I have only best recollections from my cooperation with Michael and his team. Very responsive. They stand out in terms of quality and speed among other Cypriot law firms I worked with.’

‘First of all, speed and quality of advice. They are reachable whenever needed. I also like their commercially oriented approach to work (focus on practical risks etc).’

‘Very commercial, and understands client needs and the commercial side of deals very well. Super efficient and cut through complex issues with ease. Michael Damianos, Maria Anastasiadou and Andrea Petridou  – simply a brilliant team!’

Mouaimis & Mouaimis LLC

Under the joint leadership of Michalis P. Mouaimis and Andriani Mouaimi , the skilled team at Mouaimis & Mouaimis LLC routinely handles a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. The group's workload includes reorganisations, setting up Cyprus tax resident companies and partnerships, and liquidations of local companies. The department is also sought after for its track record in providing corporate administrative services.

Practice head(s):

Michalis P. Mouaimis; Andriani Mouaimi

Other key lawyers:

Panayotis Mouaimis


‘An excellent Cypriot firm. Full service and the depth of advice provided is impressive.

Key clients

Dun and Bradstreet

McCormick & Company, Inc.

Bayer Middle East FZE

Interpipe Limited

International Finance Corporation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

PJSC Myronivsky Hliboproduct / MHP SE

Wallem Group Limited

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC

Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC has an excellent reputation for assisting national and international clients with high-value and complicated transactions. The group is also adept at handling company restructurings, venture capital deals, and M&A work, to name a few key areas of strength. The team continues to handle a steady stream of instructions directly from international clients, including some international law firms. The key practitioners to note include Kyriacos Scordis, Christos ScordisMakis Chrysomilas and Constantinos Adamides, alongside Matheos Papapetrou and Andreas Michaelides.

Practice head(s):

Kyriacos Scordis; Christos Scordis; Makis Chrysomilas; Constantinos Adamides; Matheos Papapetrou; Andreas Michaelides

Other key lawyers:

Omiros Klappis


‘The key strength is the availability of solid advice whenever it is required. This means that the firm has a pool of talent from which it can draw resources to offer its legal services. Very often we face tight deadlines so this is one firm on which we can rely, and have never been disappointed with the quality of the advice.’

‘Constantinos Adamides is a person who pays tremendous attention to detail.’

‘Very skilled. Tailor made assistance and advice.’

‘People are knowledgeable and responsive. The collaboration is excellent and a multitude of matters can be addressed with ease.’

‘Andreas is always available and ready to assist in any matter.’

‘Big firm, diverse resources. Substantial experience in area combined with market and business knowledge.’

Key clients

Demetra Holdings PLC

Errante Global Services Limited

House of Hiranandani

XM Group – Trading Point Holdings Limited –

MN Larnaca Water Co Ltd / MN Limassol Desalination Ltd

Logicom Public Ltd

House of Hiranandani

Integrated Casino Resorts

Emerald Coast Properties Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting as local counsel for Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus Ltd, providing ongoing extensive legal advice in relation to compliance with casino gaming laws and regulations, as well as resort operations.
  • Acts as longstanding counsel to MN Larnaca Desalination Co Ltd / MN Limassol Water Co Ltd concerning corporate matters and contractual obligations vis-à-vis the Water Development Department of the Ministry of Ministry of Agriculture of Cyprus.

Antoniou McCollum & Co. LLC

Led by Christina McCollum, the agile team at Antoniou McCollum & Co. LLC is frequently instructed by private equity firms and multinational corporations in high-value corporate and commercial transactions. The group has solid experience in handling distribution and franchising agreements, cross-border matters and commercial agency agreements, to name a few core areas.

Practice head(s):

Christina McCollum

Other key lawyers:

Anastasios A. Antoniou


‘Flexibility, personal touch, approachable, knowledgeable, connected, experienced. ’

‘Very approachable, very open and available.’

‘This is a fantastic team. They blend deep expertise and legal sophistication with high commercial understanding and awareness. They have a practical approach and deliver impeccable solutions.’

‘They have saved us from expensive litigation by drafting clauses in our commercial and corporate transactions that take into account the latest legal developments.’ 

‘We most value the fact that Christina McCollum, who heads the corporate practice, is so involved in projects, completely leading them from start to finish. Working with Christina and her team is equal to working with global law firms. She is approachable, grounded, incredibly sophisticated and is always one step ahead.’

Key clients



Tufton Oceanic

GO plc

Hermes Airports


Epsilon Hellas



Work highlights

  • Acting for GO in its acquisition of the share capital of Cablenet.
  • Advising Tufton on its corporate reorganisation.
  • Acting for APS in the sale of its stake in its joint venture with Hellenic Bank, to Hellenic Bank.

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC handles a variety of complex domestic and international corporate and commercial transactions. Under the joint leadership of Athos Demetriou and Anna Skouri, the group is well versed in acting for multinational companies and leading Cypriot financial institutions in a range of corporate matters. The firm is also noted for its appointment by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission as legal advisor to the Investors Compensation Fund.

Practice head(s):

Athos Demetriou; Anna Skouri


‘The value of the team is in its people, who are available when needed, experienced and technically very competent. They are very approachable.’

‘The team is very strong. Athos Demetriou is excellent.’

‘The team has been involved in multiple M&A transactions and can help with complex issues arising while addressing such issues in legal agreements for the benefit of their clients. They are a go-to for commercial matters and for M&A deals.’

‘The team is very detailed and agile and is able to address the particularities of each project successfully.’

‘The individuals that we have worked with are very knowledgeable and have a business-oriented mindset that makes them able to address the particularities of each project successfully.’

‘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 has experience and expertise and is dedicated in providing high quality legal services.’

Key clients

FxPro Financial Services Ltd

BDO Ziv Haft

Alter Domus (Cyprus) Limited

Alter Domus Group

StoneX Group


Meteor Motortech KERESKEDELMI KFT.

Investors Compensation Fund (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission)

Tech-Con Group

Pelican Trading (London and Eastern LLP)

Ashtrom Group

Map S. Platis

Treppides Investments Limited

HLB (Cyprus) Limited

Permira (Guernsey) Limited

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

Jefferies GmbH

J+A Philippou architects – engineers

Latomia Pharmakas PLC

IFCM Cyprus Limited

Mellius Group of Companies


Arvis Capital Limited

Inango Systems


Fiduserve Management Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisted FxPro Group Limited with restructuring and reorganisation matters.
  • Assisted Alter Domus Group with restructuring and regulatory matters.
  • Acting as Cypriot legal counsel to the Tech Con Group of Companies on cross-border re-organisation and restructuring matters, as well as shareholder issues.

E. Papandreou & Co LLC

The 'professional and efficient' Elena Papandreou heads up the practice at E. Papandreou & Co LLC. The group is well-equipped to assist with a wide range of corporate matters, and has particular strength in advising on the re-domiciliation of corporate entities and cross-border mergers. Stamatia Kondyli is a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Elena Papandreou

Other key lawyers:

Stamatia Kondyli


‘Elena Papandreou is a problem solver, highly responsive to our needs, excellent at her work and helps us come up with creative ways to manage potential issues.’

‘Professional people, perfect collaboration, prompt response and efficiency. Very strong in Corporate law.’

‘The team is very cohesive, resourceful, with exceptional expertise and excellent business understanding. We have established a wonderful working relationship and regularly use its services, including diverse corporate and commercial issues. ’

Key clients

Tarava Holding Limited

Haltaro Limited & Kodelario Finance House Limited

Milos Ventures Ltd


Work highlights

  • Advised Tarava Holding Limited on its re-domiciliation from BVI to Cyprus.
  • Advised Haltaro Limited and Kodelario Finance House Limited on the restructuring/merger of the two companies.

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC fields an excellent team, which routinely advises on local and cross-border transactions, corporate restructurings and insolvencies, as well as handling the establishment and relocation of businesses. Under the leadership of George Z Georgiou, Dan Gardener, Ted Auld and Polina Christodoulou, the group has significant experience in conducting due diligence exercises for public and private clients and financing institutions. Regulatory matters are another key area of instruction for the practice.

Practice head(s):

George Z. Georgiou; Dan Gardener; Ted Auld; Polina Christodoulou


‘Approachable, business oriented and able to grasp the issues, with wide in-depth knowledge.’

‘Personalised service. Speed and relevance of their response.’

Key clients

State Health Services Organisation (SHSO)

Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC)

Health Insurance Organisation

Work highlights

  • Advising a major foreign financial service provider on a EUR35m transaction involving the purchase of a 53% stake of a Cyprus company.
  • Advised a client on the EUR400m restructuring and amendment of its portfolio management arrangements, and securities required under Cyprus Law.

Harris Kyriakides

The team at Harris Kyriakides represents national and international companies and institutions in a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions. The group has expertise in advising on the commercial and corporate aspects of multi-jurisdictional deals and investment mandates, and has been kept busy handling corporate transactions in the technology sector. Michael Kyriakides and Eleni Neoptolemou are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Michael Kyriakides; Eleni Neoptolemou


‘The firm provides professional services with personal approach on contractual issues. Their response is within the time frame agreed.’

‘I have found this practice to be of international standards. They are extremely experienced on cross border transactions, they get a lot of work from big international firms and they have an amazing network all over the world.’

‘They are able to familiarise themselves with transactions extremely fast and they also deliver work of extremely high standards in fast speed, because they are well resourced and have experience. Their work is truly amazing.’

‘The practice is led by Michael Kyriakides who is absolutely brilliant, superb and very client-friendly. He is a fantastic oral and written advocate with an amazing eye for detail.’

‘Michael treats every case with enthusiasm and precision. He prepares incredibly well and is very easy to work with. His associates are also exceptionally good. Fast, efficient, to the point.’

Michael Kyriakides and Eleni Neoptolemou offer effective solutions and excellent services. They are also distinguished for their excellent communication and information skills and above all for their deep and comprehensive knowledge and professionalism.’

Key clients


NCR (Cyprus) Ltd

Gutami Solar Development International BV

Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd

LCA Aviation Fueling System

Olympios Intelligent Technologies A.E

GEO Pavlides Automotive LTD

Cyprus Airports (F&B) Ltd

Kappa Star Limited

Larnaca Municipality

Work highlights

  • Advised Trustpoint LLC on the acquisition of Commit Global.

Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C

Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C has 'a very knowledgeable team with vast experience in advising clients on complex transactions', with noted strength in M&A deals. Other key areas of instruction include joint ventures, shareholder agreements, due diligence exercises and corporate governance matters. The department has a solid track record in acting in tandem with international law firms to assist with cross-border mandates. Practice head Soteris Pittas stands out as 'one of the most seasoned Cypriot lawyers in this field'.

Practice head(s):

Soteris Pittas

Other key lawyers:

Maria Pitta; Kyriakos Pittas


‘Incredible speed of response, in depth knowledge of Cyprus law and commercial awareness.’

‘The firm has a very knowledgeable team with vast experience in advising clients on complex transactions or other corporate matters, as well as in representing clients in complex cross-border commercial disputes. The members of the team are hardworking, client-oriented and always available.

‘Soteris Pittas is one of the most seasoned Cypriot lawyers in this field. He has the ability to deliver focused, innovative and comprehensive advice and can walk clients through even the most complicated legal processes with utmost ease.’

‘Maria Pitta and Kyriakos Pittas exhibit great legal knowledge, commercial understanding and professionalism.’

‘The team is very responsive and commercially oriented. Soteris Pittas is a recognised star and is very impressive. ’

‘Soteris Pittas and Co is a highly experienced legal team that specialises in providing exceptional legal services, particularly in the field of M&A. They have a client-centric approach to problem-solving, and their communication style is clear and collaborative.’

‘What distinguishes the individuals of Soteris Pittas and Co is their personalised service and attention to detail in M&A transactions. They are always seeking innovative ways to enhance efficiency and communication with clients during M&A deals.’

‘Overall, Soteris Pittas and Co is a legal firm that offers exceptional M&A services with a unique approach that puts clients first. Their team of experts is dedicated to finding solutions to even the most complex legal challenges in M&A transactions, making them a top choice for clients seeking high-quality legal representation in this area.’

Key clients

EDT Offshore

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, London

Steptoe & Johnson LLP (London)

Field Fisher LLP

PCB Litigation LLP

Reed Smith (Athens)

AIMIS Healthcare Group

Align Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advising EDT on contractual arrangements.
  • Assisted the client with the sale of the high-profile project called Marr Tower.

AMG Mylonas & Associates, LLC

Under the leadership of Andreas Mylonas, AMG Mylonas & Associates, LLC‘s practice handles a wide spectrum of corporate matters, including M&A work and corporate structures. The team acts for investment firms and clients in the shipping, energy and real estate sectors, among others, and is recognised for its capabilities in private equity and financial services matters.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Mylonas


‘Hands-on, personalised service.’

‘Dedicated, success-driven team.’

‘The corporate commercial practice at AMG Mylonas & Associates, LLC distinguishes itself in the legal landscape through its exceptional expertise and a special focus on renewable energy, expertly led by Andreas Mylonas.’

‘The professionals in the corporate commercial practice are distinct in their unwavering dedication to client success and their propensity for innovative legal strategies, attributes clearly embodied by Andreas Mylonas.’  

Key clients

Internship Navigation Company Limited

Tototheo Maritime Ltd

Acomo Energy Group

Pelagic Investment Fund RAIF V.C.I.C. PLC

GMF Global Maritime Fund RAIF V.C.I.C. PLC

CYPV Sunpower Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting as the legal advisors of the GMF Shipping Fund.


At COSTAS TSIRIDES & CO LLC, the 'dedicated, efficient and accessible' team has an established track record in representing local businesses, municipalities, semi-governmental organisations and international companies in mergers and acquisitions and shareholders’ agreements, among other areas. Alexandros Tsirides and Irina Loutchina are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Tsirides; Irina Loutchina


‘The team is great, each individual is an expert in their field. So they solve requests quickly without problems.’

‘Enthusiastic team, always willing to offer tailored services to meet the client’s expectations. Alexandros is always just a phone call away.’

‘Fast solving problems within legal framework. Company reputation very top level. Professionals who are looking to find the best solutions for the client for sensitive problems. Value for money, our top recommendation.’

‘High professional attitude. Great experience and practice.’

‘Very efficient and helpful. They make sure they understand your needs and that the right person is dealing with you.’

‘Alexandros Tsirides has an amazing knowledge of a wide range of fields and always seems to have the answers to all your questions; he always seems to know what the next step is in approaching a problem.’

E & G Economides LLC

Virginia Adamidou heads up the corporate practice at E & G Economides LLC, which counts complex corporate restructurings as a key area of instruction. The team is also strong in handling a broad range of contractual matters, and regularly represents high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, multinational corporations, international law firms, equity funds and shipping institutions in corporate issues. George Economides is a key practitioner to note.

Practice head(s):

Virginia Adamidou

Other key lawyers:

George Economides


‘E&G Economides LLC has a team of professionals with deep knowledge in corporate and M&A. They provide a full range of legal services in these areas.’

‘George Economides is an outstanding lawyer in civil and corporate law in Cyprus.’

‘This practice offers a high level of professionalism with a quick response time. George Economides has provided support and in depth knowledge.’

‘They are highly qualified. Very professional in terms of rendering services and providing principals with substantial data to evaluate the case.’

‘Efficient and responsive team – ready to listen and find solutions.’

Key clients

Venteri Capital Ltd

Szecskay Law Firm

Venedig Ltd

Alma Advisors Ltd

VQ Biotech One Ltd

Aircraft Handling Alliance Ltd

New Garden Pharma

The Ability Group

Polsteam Group


TCI International Inc.

Ianira Enterprises Limited

D. Zavos Group


GIORGOS LANDAS LLC‘s team, led by Giorgos Landas, has a solid track record in representing construction and development groups in Cyprus in corporate and commercial matters. The department is also noted for its strength in assisting high-net-worth individuals, major financial institutions and commercial banks.

Practice head(s):

Giorgos Landas


Other key lawyers:

Nikoletta Charalambous


‘Proactive – dedicated on solving your issue. Extremely professional and well versed and attention to details.’

‘The unique communication and negotiation skills of the team and their main focus in covering the needs of the customer results to always exceed the customers expectations.’

‘I deal mainly with Nikoletta Charalambous and Giorgos Landas who are always available to meet and resolve any issues that may arise.’

‘The best thing about the team is their main focus is to help you solve your problem, not just identify and present the risks or issues. They are the most client-oriented law firm we’ve ever met in Cyprus. They are ready to go the extra mile to help you.’

‘Every member of the team we’ve worked with is exceptional. They put themselves in your shoes while working to ensure that your needs are met.’

‘Personalised approach to meet client’s needs, very attentive and problem solving mindset, offering comprehensive legal advice and support.’

‘Giorgos Landas is a reliable partner and great professional. In terms of billing, prices are reasonable and justifiable 100% by their work.’

‘Individualistic approach for each client. They have a deep understanding of business.’

Key clients

Curzon Group



Cornillia Ltd


Korona Developments Ltd

One Sea Solutions Ltd


A. Athanasiou Holdings Ltd

Work highlights

  • Hired by the COALCO GROUP for the provision of legal services on all legal matters concerning the group.
  • Assisting FLINTERA GROUP with all legal matters pertaining to commercial and corporate law.
  • Advising ICY Group and its clients on corporate and commercial matters.

Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C.

Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C. has a solid reputation in the corporate space for advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity deals and corporate governance. The group is also noted for its strength in handling contentious matters, and assists with liquidation proceedings. The practice is led by the triumvirate of Loucas Haviaras, Andreas Haviaras and Lia A. Haviaras Philippou.

Practice head(s):

Loucas Haviaras; Andreas Haviaras; Lia A Haviaras

Other key lawyers:

Marios Panayides


‘Attention to client, good analytical skills.’

‘Professional, punctual to deadlines, responsive. My experience with Marios Panayides has been excellent.’

‘I have found HP Law Office to have exceptional legal professionals with a deep understanding of the law and its complexities. Their extensive knowledge and experience in corporate law have been instrumental in successfully resolving complex legal issues.’

‘They exhibit excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and an ability to think critically, which greatly contribute to their effectiveness as lawyers.’

‘HP has the mixture of all the qualities that should be present in an excellent law office.’

Key clients

LRC Group


YWhales LLC

Limassol Marina Limited

Abraxas Marketing Limited &Amp; Bertolucci International Limited

Michalis Avraam

Kaimakliotis LLC

Led by Pavlos Kaimakliotis, the versatile team at Kaimakliotis LLC acts in tandem with international law firms on cross-border transactions. Commercial law is a key pillar of strength for the practice, which is also active in joint ventures, corporate restructurings and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Pavlos Kaimakliotis


‘They are extremely responsive to queries, requests and also provide output and feedback quickly. Communication is also very clear and concise which is highly appreciated. ’

‘Pavlos Kaimakliotis is very responsive and always endeavours to provide advice/services within a short timeframe. I have valued his responsiveness, kindness and pleasant and transparent collaboration.’

‘I’ve been working for years with Pavlos Kaimakliotis from Kaimakliotis LLC for our M&A and corporate needs in Cyprus. The firm has the Magic Circle quality in the firm’s work product.’

Key clients



DLA Piper

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Baker McKenzie


Skybound Capital Group

NEPI Rockcastle



KPMG International

Ekistics Property Advisors

Dromeus Capital

Siguler Guff & Company, LP

Target Global

Searchlight Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Searchlight Capital Partners on all aspects of Cyprus law in relation to its agreement to acquire a majority stake in Celestyal Cruises, a leading cruise operator in the Greek Islands and East Mediterranean.
  • Advised Skybound Capital on corporate and regulatory Cyprus law aspects, in relation to its acquisition of Fenix Capital Markets Trading Ltd, a CYSEC regulated financial services provider.
  • Advised Farfetch on the acquisition of Wannaby Inc. (trading as Wanna).

Marilou Pavlou Christodoulides LLC

The ‘highly experienced’ Marilou Pavlou heads up the practice at Marilou Pavlou Christodoulides LLC. M&A transactions are a key area of expertise for the team, which has a solid track record in working alongside international law firms in order to advise on large cross-border transactions for blue-chip entities, FTSE100 companies and multinational companies.

Practice head(s):

Marilou Pavlou


‘Marilou Pavlou is very active and responsive. She understands the problem and provides the best solution with regard to the laws and regulations.’

‘Marilou Pavlou Christodoulides combines rigorous legal scholarship with practical experience, thereby offering clients not just theoretical advice but actionable strategies.’

‘Marilou is very professional lawyer who provides legal services at a high level. ’

‘Responsive. Services at a level of an international law firm. Creative and willing to help a client to find the best solution.’

‘Marilou Pavlou is an excellent professional and partner.’

‘The firm has a partner led approach to all matters and has a very quick and comprehensive response to client’s needs. Marilou has a comprehensive business approach – she delivers quick and problem solving oriented advice.’

Key clients

Hellenic Bank Public Company Limited

TCS Holding Group plc

Norton Rose Fulbright


Squire Patton Boggs

Zenfinex Limited

Gateley Legal

Akelius Property Fund

Rymarz Zdort

Mother and Child Clinic (Largest fertility clinic in Cyprus)

Work highlights

  • Advised Kismet Capital Group on acquiring a 22.68% stake in HeadHunter Group PLC from Highworld Investments Limited.
  • Acted as Cyprus counsel to Delo Group on its acquisition of a 30.75% stake in Global Ports from APM Terminals.

Pittas + Koullouros LLC

At Pittas + Koullouros LLC, the 'knowledgeable and dynamic' team is led by Panayiotis Koullouros, who 'has a very unique blend of commercial acumen and legal knowledge'. The group stands out for providing advice to stakeholders in relation to transactions; the group regularly acts as sole transactional counsel to companies as well as assisting international law firms with the Cypriot legal aspects of the transactions.

Practice head(s):

Panayiotis Koullouros



‘The team at Pittas + Koullouros LLC has been exceptional to work with, not only because of their knowledge of the legal sector, but more importantly their personal approach made a whole difference. Their approach to collaboration, efficiency combined with a very pragmatic approach have made them the perfect firm to work with. ’

‘Panayiotis Koullouros has a very unique blend of commercial acumen and legal knowledge. His responsiveness, attention to details and efficiency are second to none. His deep knowledge of the private equity sector meant we were able to get matters done swiftly.’

‘Excellent understanding of cross-border transactions. Easy to deal with and professional. Panayiotis Koullouros stands out with his knowledge, availability and innovation. He is a great partner on cross-border matters.’

‘They are a team of young but knowledgeable and dynamic individuals with excellent knowledge of their national law but also an extensive knowledge of international law too. Their speed and great customer service are two key elements that make the practice unique.’ 

‘Pittas + Koullouruos distinguishes itself by anticipating client needs, and being proactive in finding solutions and generate multiple options and pathways for issues that require legal attention.’

‘Panayiotis Koullouros is a people person -100% dedicated to his clients’ needs and priorities. He always provides pragmatic commercial advice with a personal touch. Understanding us and our needs, makes him able to deliver the best solutions and/or options for us to choose and implement with him.’

‘Panayiotis Koullouros is world class.’

Key clients

Providence Equity Partners LLC


TPG Europe, LLP

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Pascal Education (Cyprus) Limited

CYPET Technologies Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Globeducate, a portfolio group of companies of Providence Equity Partners and one of the top five K-12 education networks, in its acquisition of Pascal, the largest K-12 co-education organisation in Cyprus.
  • Advising a global gaming and technology company and mobile games publisher on the corporate spin-off of a key design studio.


Helen Mourashko and Savvas Savva co-head the dynamic team at REVERA Law Firm. The group has particular expertise in advising on M&A, investments, data protection issues, and commercial contracts matters for clients in the technology sector.

Practice head(s):

Helen Mourashko; Savvas Savva

Key clients



Work highlights

  • Acted for AppCapital in a major M&A deal within several jurisdictions that resulted in setting up a joint venture.
  • Advised a client on setting up a company in Cyprus and resolving contractual matters as well as labour and IP issues.

S. Dionysiou & Partners LLC

The team at S. Dionysiou & Partners LLC is ‘extremely organised and prompt, empathises with the client and provides practical and cost-effective solutions'. Dionysia Dionysiou and Theos Vrahimis co-head the department, which is sought after for advising on the incorporation of companies, corporate restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Dionysia Dionysiou; Theos Vrahimis

Other key lawyers:

Soulla Dionysiou


‘It is a team of professionals who take care of each of their clients, as if every client is very important and try to find the best solution for their client. The whole team is super friendly, professional, efficient.’

‘Amazing and knowledgeable team, very good at meeting deadlines, provide honest advice. Available on short notice, reliable, good value for money.’

‘The practice comes across as caring and focused on client service. The ethos of the team led from the top down is one of quality and excellence of service at all times.’

‘All the partners and senior managers focus on providing an excellent level of legal knowledge.’

‘Competent, with quick reaction time. Client-oriented law firm, striving for excellence. Always willing to assist, immediately responsive.’

Soulla Dionysiou is always available and very bright. She understands the problem/situation quickly and provides clear advice/course of action.’

‘S. Dionysiou & Partners combine the advantages of a professional team and a personal touch from the very first meeting. The company has been able to provide us with all legal support needed in any aspect of my company’s and my personal affairs.’

‘They make you feel as if you had known them for a decade. They are very business focused but personal relationships and chemistry are very important for them, and for me, as well.’

Key clients

DLA Piper

Swiss Legal

SBVB Headoffice Limited

Leo Trust Cyprus Ltd

Palisandro Investments Limited

Blackbeard Asset Management Ltd

Stif Fund Services Limited

DMK Accountants Limited

Aster Finance Corporate Services SA

Yulia Barnes

Work highlights

  • Advised multiple high-net-worth individuals on the acquisition of DELFI CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LTD, a company licensed as a small alternative investment fund manager.
  • Successfully handled the acquisition of a company owning real estate assets from the Bank of Cyprus, on behalf of its clients, a joint venture structure.
  • Advised a pharmaceutical company on transferring its assets from a UK public company to a newly established public company in Cyprus.

Tornaritis Law Firm

The ‘forward-thinking‘ team at Tornaritis Law Firm is active in handling due diligence exercises on major deals, however under the collective leadership of Criton TornaritisAlexandros Alexandrou and Marios Panayiotou, the group is also instructed on a range of other matters, including shareholder agreements and joint venture contracts.

Practice head(s):

Criton Tornaritis; Alexandros Alexandrou; Marios Panayiotou

Other key lawyers:

Charalambos Artemis


‘TORNARITIS LAW FIRM’s Commercial, Corporate, and M&A practice stands out due to its strategic expertise, diverse industry knowledge, innovative use of technology, client-centric approach, collaborative culture, global reach, transparent billing practices, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.’ 

‘Exceptional lawyers. They continuously update their knowledge and are recognised as subject matter experts in their respective fields.’

‘Knowledgeable, hardworking, and very responsive team. Geared to provide a unique service supporting the journey from inquiry to implementation (including administration and logistics).’

Key clients

AstroBank Public Company Limited

Cyprus Popular Bank Public Co Ltd in Liquidation

Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd

Lakatamia Municipality

BDO Cyprus (Insolvency & Restructuring)

Quantuma UK & Cyprus

Fidescorp Limited

LRC UK Group

Ellinas Finance Public Company Ltd

WTE Wassertechnik GmbH

Nest Investments Holdings (Cyprus) Ltd


Trockland Cyprus

L.B. Landbank Properties Constultants Ltd

Animalia Genetics Limited (in Administration)

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

Varnavas Playbell & Co LLC

The team at Varnavas Playbell & Co LLC handles a wide array of corporate matters, ranging from advising on multi-jurisdictional and local mergers and acquisitions, to assisting with corporate restructurings and restructurings and reorganisations. Contractual matters are another key area of instruction. Varnavas Playbell and Andrea Stefani are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Varnavas Playbell; Andrea Melekki


‘Knowledgeable professionals looking to provide a clear and practical legal and other professional advice.’

‘Quick communication and to the point. Exceptional people.’

‘The team led by Varnavas Playbell is very efficient and friendly.’

Key clients

Lmax Broker Europe Limited

Terkenlis S.A

Elgin Group

Plugit Limited

X Global Markets Ltd

Deltamark Fund Managers

EK Cake & Bake Ltd

G.T. Geto Group Ltd

G.T.-B.M. Group Ltd

OEXN Limited

KPMG Limited

Match Liquidity DMCC

Group63 (UAE)

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing assistance to G.T. Geto Group Ltd relating to the client’s business operations.
  • Providing ongoing assistance to Homan Engineering (EU) Ltd with the establishment and operation of their new engineering company.
  • Providing ongoing assistance to Killick Insurance Brokers Ltd with the establishment and operation of their new insurance company.