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

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC

Banking and finance Tier 1

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLCfrequently acts in the most significant financing and international deals in the region’. The ‘readily accessible’ team acts for lenders, borrowers and security providers. Highlights included advising the Copelouzos Group on the local law issues relating to the financing of a number of project companies, which were involved in the privatisation of 14 regional airports in Greece. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and JP Morgan are also clients. Stelios Triantafyllides and senior associate Marios Hadjigavriel are ‘concise and very experienced’.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC has 'a super organised, efficient and pragmatic team’ that is ‘extremely responsive and is accustomed to handling large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions’. It advised Cyprus Phassouri (Zakaki), a member of the CNS Group, on various issues relating to the construction of a large casino resort in Limassol. Stelios Triantafyllides and George Triantafyllides have ‘extensive experience and knowledge and can find solutions as they arise’.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC has 'a detailed knowledge of the legal system in Cyprus and the respect of judges'. The ‘always fully prepared team provides impeccable’ support and has particular expertise in interim order applications, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other types of disclosure and freezing orders. It is also skilled in domestic and international arbitration. George Triantafyllides has 'an exceptionally strong eye for detail’. Clients include the Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus.

Tax Tier 2

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC is acting for Builders’ Provident Fund in Cyprus in four court cases that have been filed against the Republic of Cyprus concerning the imposition of tax on property transactions. The team has ‘vast experience and expert knowledge’ and its response rates are ‘exceptional’. George Triantafyllides  and Stelios Triantafyllides provide ‘very efficient solutions’.

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 32 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
Number of lawyers : 32
International Lawyers Network
Contacts : George Triantafyllides
Contacts : Stelios Triantafyllides