Firm Profile > Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC

Banking and finance Tier 1

Led by Stelios TriantafyllidesAntis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC acts for lenders, borrowers and security providers on some of the most high-profile mandates in the country. 'Tactically very strong', the team acted for Hellenic Bank on its acquisition of assets and liabilities worth €10.3bn belonging to Cyprus’ second-largest bank, the Cyprus Cooperative Bank. Names to vote include vastly experienced practice head Stelios Triantafyllides; banking expert and senior managing associate Marios Hadjigavriel, whose background is 'very helpful as he knows not only the theory but also the practice'; and associate Christiana Vassiliou Miliou.

Practice head(s):


‘Technically very strong in a jurisdiction where this is not always the case. Also, have the wherewithal to assist on substantial financing transactions and comply with necessary timeframes.’

‘The stand-outs from our perspective are Marios Hadjigavriel, Christiana Vassilou Miliou and Olga Adamidou.’

‘They have acquired good experience in this area of the law and are in a position to give good practical advice and solutions.’

‘Marios Hadjigavriel is a key player with banking background. This is very helpful as he knows not only the theory but also the practice. A good practical approach.’

‘Very responsive and capable team. Provide efficient and pragmatic advice.’ 

‘James West is extremely responsive and on top of all issues.’

Key clients

APS Debt Servicing Cyprus Ltd


Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd


Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Goldman Sachs

Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd

JP Morgan

Roust Corporation



VTB Bank

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The 'very astute and responsive' team at Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC acts for underwriters and issuers on public and private security offerings and has expertise in acquisition and capital-raising transactions. Among other multi-jurisdictional work, the firm advised HeadHunter Group, Russia's leading online recruitment platform, on its $253m initial public offering. Practice head Stelios Triantafyllides leads a 'very knowledgeable' team that 'thinks of legal mechanisms and structures that solve complex problems'.

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‘The team is proactive and they meet strict deadlines for closing a transaction which is very important taking into account that all our projects involve legal advisers from various jurisdictions (UK, Russia) which are top professionals and expect our Cyprus legal team and their deliverables to be of high quality.’

‘Antis Triantafyllidis & Sons has been acting as our corporate lawyers in Cyprus for most of our international industrial holdings (worth more than Euro 1 billion) for over 20 years. They are knowledgeable and professional, reliable, cooperative and available at short notice and practical in problem solving.’ 

‘The individuals at the firm are very knowledgeable, most of the with very strong academic qualifications, cooperative and always available when needed. Pleasant personalities as well.’

Key clients


Cyprus Chambers of Commerce and Industry

ENI Group

Hennes & Mauritz

NCH Group


Schlumberger Oil

Sibur (Cordiant Ltd)

Vostok Cement


Swissport International Ltd

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Led by George Triantafyllides, the robust team at Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC handles a broad range of disputes, specialising in corporate litigation. This includes but is not restricted to interim order applications, Norwich Pharmacal orders, freezing orders, and other types of disclosure orders. The practice is instructed on cases before the District Courts and the Supreme Court of Cyprus, but its matters also extend to claims before the majority of the courts and tribunals in Cyprus, including the Employment Tribunal, the Rent Tribunal, the Tenders Review Authority and the Commission for the Protection of Competition. The firm also has an enviable track record in arbitration and mediation. Associate Theodoros Economou is another key practitioner.

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Key clients

Public Joint Stock Company “PrivatBank”

Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd

Interpipe Group

Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries S.A.

Hennes & Mauritz AB

Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

Cyprus Import Corporation

S & T Equity (Overseas) Limited

VTB Bank Group of companies

Public Joint Stock Company “Bank Credit DNEPR”

Tax Tier 2

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC focuses on tax litigation for domestic clients, and also has a notable track record advising international and local companies on a wide range of Cypriot tax issues arising from large-scale transactions. Key clients include local and international groups of companies as well as financial institutions. The firm’s litigation department, led by George Triantafyllides, is regularly instructed on high-profile tax cases. Fellow practice head Stelios Triantafyllides is another key contact.

Key clients

Builders’ Provident Fund

CLR Investment Fund Ltd

Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Ltd

The firm: The law firm of Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC was founded in 1955. It is one of the oldest and best established law firms in Cyprus providing high-quality legal services in all areas of law to corporations, institutions, government entities and high-net-worth individuals. Its main practice focuses on domestic and international corporate and banking and finance law, it also boasts one of the strongest litigation teams in the country and a leading tax department. The firm currently employs 72 staff, including 35 lawyers and legal consultants.

Antis Triantafyllides, the founder of the firm, was the Cyprus member of the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce throughout the greater part of his legal career.

The firm offers an optimum service to clients in terms of high-quality transactional work combined with practical advice, demonstrating a depth of knowledge and technical expertise in a number of fields including financial services and regulation, structured finance and debt capital markets, and public and administrative law.

The highly trained team successfully provide a blend of local expertise with an international outlook to provide exact and comprehensive advice to both domestic and international clients.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: the highly experienced banking and finance team handles secured and unsecured lending, international high-value financing and refinancing transactions, including project financing, syndicated, subordinated and mezzanine financing, and related securities such as share pledges, floating charges and financial collateral. The firm regularly advises on compliance and banking regulatory and licensing requirements, asset preservation and security enforcement and procedures. The highly experienced members of the team bring the wealth of their experience to the department, making it one of the strongest in the country.

Capital markets: the capital markets practice specialises in debt and equity capital markets, derivatives and structured finance, securitisation, corporate trust and agency. The team regularly acts on public offerings for regulated and non-regulated markets internationally and locally, as well as private placements, Eurobond issues, reverse takeovers etc, acting for issuers, underwriters and lenders.

Corporate and company: the corporate department constitutes the cornerstone of the firm’s practice. The experience of the highly reputable and exceptionally specialised team is second to none in Cyprus. The department’s practice covers the formation, acquisition and sale of Cyprus companies, shareholder agreements and corporate governance issues, capital raising transactions, local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and earn-outs, corporate management, and redomiciliation of companies in and out of Cyprus.

Financial services and securities regulation: the firm has unprecedented expertise in this area of Cyprus law, and together with years of experience, leads the thinking on regulatory developments in the financial and investment sectors.  It helps and guides clients in lobbying on, planning for, and implementing changes as they occur. The team maintains day-to-day contact with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and is often engaged in drafting legislative amendments in this area of law. The firm has in-depth and technical knowledge of financial services regulation laws including MiFID, MiFID II, laws regulating funds and investment collective schemes, and advises asset managers, investment banks, investment firms and brokers/agents on fund and manager formation and distribution and regulatory issues.

Litigation, arbitration and mediation: the litigation team is considered one of the best in Cyprus and covers all areas of general and commercial law. The firm offers a wide range of dispute resolution and mediation, representation of clients before all national courts and tribunals as well as domestic and international arbitration under internationally recognised arbitration bodies. The team also specialises, non-exhaustively, in interim order applications, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other types of disclosure orders, as well as freezing orders.

Tax: the tax department has a reputation for developing effective solutions that are both tax-efficient and practical. The firm’s tax practitioners are integrated into transactional teams and advise corporations and individuals on a wide range of Cypriot tax issues arising in the context of international and local transactions, including court disputes.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Constitutional, public and administrative
Corporate and company
Data protection
Financial services and securities regulation
Intellectual property
Litigation, arbitration and mediation
Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructuring
Real estate and construction
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Olga Adamidou  photo Ms Olga Adamidou Advocate Olga Adamidou’s focus is on corporate, banking and finance transactions, with…
Mr Marios Hadjigavriel  photo Mr Marios Hadjigavriel Senior Managing Associate Marios Hadjigavriel has been extensively involved in large scale…
Mr George Loizou  photo Mr George Loizou Advocate George G. Loizou specialises in cases relevant to Corporate Litigation, Banking…
Ms Nataly Partassidou  photo Ms Nataly Partassidou Advocate Nataly Partassidou has specialized experience in Banking Law, Competition law, Labour…
Mr Stelios Triantafyllides photo Mr Stelios Triantafyllides Stelios Triantafyllides has been a partner of the law firm Antis Triantafyllides…
Mr George Triantafyllides  photo Mr George Triantafyllides George Triantafyllides is a partner in Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC and…
Ms Christiana Vassiliou  photo Ms Christiana Vassiliou Advocate Christiana Vassiliou has worked with domestic and multinational clients including banking…
Mr James West  photo Mr James West Advocate James West focuses primarily on advising and representing major international financing…
Number of lawyers : 35
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Managing Partner : George Triantafyllides
Managing Partner : Stelios Triantafyllides