Firm Profile > Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC > Limassol, Cyprus

Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC
6 KOLOKOTRONI STREET
3032 LIMASSOL
Cyprus

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Under the leadership of Effie Anastassiou, Stavros Clerides and Andri Stylianou the 'very experienced and knowledgeable' team at Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC is ‘highly professional – it not only meets but very often exceeds expectations’. It has enjoyed another busy year with a significant flow of new and key corporate assignments. It works for large corporate clients, international law firms, institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals. It handles the full array of corporate and commercial work with substantial experience in cross-border transactional work and complex financial arrangements such as IP transactions, PE and venture capital deals.  Other strengths lie in advising on derivatives, start-ups and angel financings. It has a substantial client base from the CIS region as well as the US, the UK, CEE, the Balkans and the MEA region.

Practice head(s):

Effie Anastassiou; Stavros Clerides; Andri Stylianou

Testimonials

‘Effie Anastassiou is a great corporate lawyer, always available and ready to help’.

‘Highly professional – it not only meets but very often exceeds expectations’.

‘During the project it became obvious that  the team is totally familiar even with recent changes in Cyprus law and the application of such changes. Demonstrated great experience and provided a feeling that we were in safe hands’.

‘Worked with Effie Anastasiou: Effie was very clear in her advice, it became obvious that she is very experienced with cross-border transactions’.

‘The team has a sound understanding of business matters and the practicalities involved and thus is able to assist us in navigating through various issues in an efficient way. Also its response times are impressive’.

‘Very good firm we have been working with the firm for years. Very responsive and knowledgeable’.

‘We work with Effie and consider her our ‘go-to’ contact for difficult corporate law queries’.

The firm offers specialist knowledge, high level of quality and prompt responses. It has an extremely efficient team of lawyers with in-depth knowledge of corporate and tax law and high levels of professionalism and solution-oriented attitude. It is among the very best in Cyprus, having the ability and willingness to put extra resources behind a matter, if required’.

‘Our group of companies is mostly served by Stavros Clerides and Effie Anastassiou. 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. Effie has deep legal knowledge, can think outside the box and she is results-oriented. She is highly professional, proactive, with excellent response times. We also have contact with Andri Stylianou. She is very responsive and dedicated and combines legal and industry knowledge’.

Key clients

Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP

Yandex (Technology)

Bluehouse Capital

AFI Development PLC (Developer)

Vodafone Panafon Hellenic Telecommunications S.A.

Pay-Me (Software Development)

ARGUS Capital Group (Private Equity Fund Management)

Mohari (Hotel Management)

Silverbird (IT Platforms)

GT Gettaxi Ltd (On-Demand Mobile Company)

Tax Tier 1

Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC has a thriving practice with substantial experience in sophisticated cross-border and local transactional tax matters covering advice on both national and international tax law.  It has particular strength in advising on M&A deals and more complex financial arrangements, and it has developed niche expertise in PE and venture capital deals as well as start-ups and angel financing. Head of department is the 'outstandingStavros Clerides who receives a lot of plaudits. Andri Stylianou is another key member of the team who also garners praise for her work on a variety of complicated transactions. Clients include international businesses, notable international law firms and high-net-worth individuals.

Practice head(s):

Stavros Clerides

Other key lawyers:

Andri Stylianou

Testimonials

‘The firm has a team of lawyers who are highly professional and not only meets but very often exceeds our expectations. The lawyers have a sound understanding of business matters and the practicalities involved and thus are able to assist us in navigating through various issues in an efficient way. Also their response times are impressive. Their fees are competitive and they are always flexible to accommodate budgets’. 

‘One of its strengths is that its corporate team is assisted by an excellent tax team and this way it has a value added approach. This combination provides us with complete solutions for all the legal needs of our clients. Stavros Clerides has an exceptional grasp of tax and legal matters and is of great assistance when we require innovative cross-border structuring work and tax planning‘.

Stavros is a brilliant lawyer with a deep understanding of corporate finance and business matters which inspires complete confidence about the complex structures he suggests’.

We also work with Andri Stylianou who has wide experience in structuring and negotiating complicated cross-border transactions and is also very efficient. ’

‘Clerides Anastassiou Neophytou LLC has been and remains our first point of contact in respect of business and tax law matters when Cyprus is involved. Our collaboration counts many years and regards mainly tax law issues for private clients and cross-border corporate, capital and financing deals for banks and large corporates. The firm works deeply in each case and provides clear and timely advice, taking into account the nature of the issue and the requirements of each particular client while trying to achieve the best solution’. 

‘The lawyers at Clerides always act with professionalism, skill and competence in every aspect of the cases they have been instructed on. Our main point of contact at the firm has always been Stavros Clerides in tax law issues.  Stavros has a great and deep knowledge in all fields of taxation and we would recommend him as one of the kind. Stavros is a real expert. ’

‘The firm offers specialist knowledge, a high level of quality and prompt responses. It has an extremely efficient team of lawyers with in-depth knowledge of corporate and tax law and high levels of professionalism and a solution-orientated attitude. It is among the very best in Cyprus, having the ability and willingness to put extra resources behind a matter, if required.’

‘Our group of companies is mostly served by Stavros Clerides. Stavros is 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-orientated advice. We also have contact with Andri Stylianou. She is very responsive and dedicated and combines legal and industry knowledge’.

Key clients

Bluehouse Group

DLA Piper

Mobileye Technologies

Monarch

Tiger Global

Phanos N. Epiphaniou PLC

Global University Systems B.V.

KM Real Estate Investments Fund Ltd

Bluehouse Investment Advisors Limited

Linklaters

Banking and finance Tier 4

Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC is a boutique firm that acts for high-net-worth individuals, financial institutions, and large corporates. It frequently collaborates with international law firms on cross-border deals, notably large bi-currency financial deals. Other strengths include complex security structures and significant project financings. Stavros Clerides, Effie Anastassiou and Andri Stylianou head up the team.

Practice head(s):

Stavros Clerides; Effie Anastassiou; Andri Stylianou

Testimonials

‘The firm has a team of lawyers that is highly professional and not only meets but very often exceeds our expectations. The lawyers have a sound understanding of business matters and the practicalities involved and thus are able to assist us in navigating through various issues in an efficient way. Also the response times are impressive. The fees are competitive‘.

‘We work with Effie Anastassiou for corporate and bank finance transactions and with Stavros Clerides for tax matters’.

Effie Anastassiou is providing 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 can be reached any time and has always managed to meet our deadlines however tight they may be‘.

Stavros Clerides has an exceptional grasp of tax and legal matters together and is of great assistance when we require innovative cross-border structuring work and tax planning. He is a brilliant lawyer with a deep understanding of corporate finance and business matters which inspire complete confidence as to the complex structures he suggests’.

We also work with Andri Stylianou who has wide experience in structuring and negotiating complicated cross-border transactions and is also very efficient’.

‘The firm offers specialist knowledge, high level of quality and prompt responses. It has an extremely efficient team of lawyers with in-depth knowledge of corporate and tax law and high levels of professionalism and solution-oriented attitude. The lawyers are among the very best in Cyprus, having the ability and willingness to put extra resources behind a matter, if required’.

‘Our group of companies is mostly served by Stavros Clerides and Effie Anastassiou. 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. Effie has deep legal knowledge, can think outside the box and she is result-oriented. She is highly professional, proactive, with excellent response times. We also have contact with Andri Stylianou. She is very responsive and dedicated and combines legal and industry knowledge. ’

 

Key clients

Amalgam Rail Investments

Credit Agricole S.a.

Alpha Bank

Afi Development

Pay-me

Bluehouse Accession Property Holdings Iii S.a.r.l

Argus Capital Group

Sberbank

Allen & Overy

Big Solar A.e

The firm: The firm is committed to excellence and round-the-clock service. Its philosophy is to focus on total client needs, to add value in all assignments and provide quality service with personalised attention. The firm is considered a leader in Cyprus in its areas of expertise, which include corporate and commercial law, international tax, set up of regulated and investment entities, cross-border work and private equity deals. The firm’s attorneys are assisted by qualified professionals such as financial experts, all able to bring added value to deals.

A significant part of the firm’s clientele is international, mainly from Central and Eastern Europe, the US and UK, Israel, the Middle East, South Africa, China and India. The firm’s clients are involved in a broad range of activities, including banking and finance, airline, telecoms, investment management, manufacturing, real estate development, commerce, insurance, provision of services, international trade and investments. They range from Magic Circle law firms, listed and large privately held commercial businesses, financial institutions and multinationals to medium and small size enterprises and from state-owned funds to the individual investor/businessperson.

The firm maintains strategic alliances with counterpart firms in other major international business centres worldwide and is positioned to offer clients cost-effective cross-border solutions.

Areas of practice: The firm’s attorneys have extensive epxerience  in corporate and commercial law, financial transactions, international tax services, regulated fund structures, private equity deals and joint ventures, M&A, bank finance, structuring cross-border transactions, capital markets and IPOs.

Private equity and venture capital transactions: the firm has significant experience in international joint venture, private equity and international corporate transactions, being instructed by foreign investors and acting with international law firms on complex deals.

Corporate and commercial: the firm’s lawyers have extensive knowledge of corporate and commercial law and M&A and have wide experience in complicated international transactions and LDD work. The firm offers advice on group reorganisations and solution-oriented consultancy services.

Tax law and international tax planning: the firm has strong local and international tax expertise with the team of tax experts comprising highly trained tax attorneys and financial specialists with substantial experience in international structuring.

Banking and finance: the firm provides continuous legal service to major local and international banks, industrial organisations and financial institutions, and undertakes financing transactions, including drafting of finance and security documents and provision of legal opinions. The firm also advises on debt restructurings and receiverships.

Funds: the firm has in-depth experience in structuring alternative investment funds and has been involved in a multitude of complicated deals from across the world. The firm can handle all legal and SEC regulatory aspects of setting up regulated AIFs, AIFMs and feeder funds in Cyprus, and assists with obtaining regulatory approvals, negotiation with investors and other third parties.

Mergers and acquisitions: the firm has significant experience in M&A, including restructuring work, cross-border mergers as well as representing clients for competition matters.

Capital markets: the firm has extensive knowledge of capital markets law, stock exchange listings and IPOs and has undertaken the listing of shares and debentures of Cyprus companies in foreign exchanges, the acquisition of stakes in Cyprus listed companies and advises on corporate governance matters and application of Cyprus stock exchange laws and on regulatory compliance.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Effie Anastassiou
Capital markets Effie Anastassiou
Capital markets Stavros Clerides
Corporate, commercial and M&A Effie Anastassiou
Corporate, commercial and M&A Stavros Clerides
Corporate services, registration and administration of companies Rodoula Achillidou
Funds and regulated entities Stavros Clerides
Litigation Nicos Neophytou
Litigation Effie Anastassiou
Real estate Nicos Neophytou
Private equity and venture capital transactions Stavros Clerides
Private equity and venture capital transactions Effie Anastassiou
Redomiciliation/liquidation of companies Andri Stylianou
Shipping Nicos Neophytou
Structuring cross-border transactions Stavros Clerides
Structuring cross-border transactions Effie Anastassiou
Tax and international tax planning Stavros Clerides
Trusts and inheritance Stavros Clerides
Photo Name Position Profile
Advocate Effie Anastassiou  photo Advocate Effie Anastassiou Ms. Anastassiou is one of the founders of the firm and has…
Ms Andri Stylianou  photo Ms Andri Stylianou Ms Stylianou is a Partner in the firm. In addition to her …
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