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Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

2 AGIAS ELENIS STREET, 6TH AND 7TH FLOORS, 1060 NICOSIA, CYPRUS
Tel:
Work +357 22 44 77 77
Fax:
Fax +357 22 76 78 80
Email:
Web:
www.kyprianou.com
Athens, Birkirkara, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos

Cyprus

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC fields a large team that has wide-ranging experience in complex domestic and cross-border transactions. The group was appointed by Herbert Smith Freehills CIS LLP's Moscow office to act for VTB Bank on a large facility that was granted to Fesco, where a number of Cypriot entities were acting as guarantors and obligors. Tonia Antoniou and Lambros Soteriou are key contacts and senior associate Lorena Charalambous is also noted.

Next generation lawyers

Lorena Charalambous - Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

The team at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC is ‘commercially focused and results-oriented’. It advised Asian Development Bank on the Cypriot law aspects of the acquisition of shares in Ameriabank of Armenia. SMT Shipping (Cyprus) is another major client. Lambros Soteriou provides 'accurate' advice and Tonia Antoniou is ‘responsive and clear’. The 'very responsive' Lorena Charalambous and the 'readily available' Ioanna Solomou are recommended-both are senior associates.

Next generation lawyers

Ioanna Solomou - Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC fields a team of ‘hardworking lawyers who have a sharp eye for accuracy and are well prepared’. The group's client base includes Siemens. Marina Hadjisoteriou ‘handles complex disputes across multiple jurisdictions well’ and Menelaos Kyprianou is praised for his ‘all-round knowledge and his attention to detail’. Christos Galanos is ‘clear and adopts a calm and measured approach’ and Charilaos Chrysanthou is ‘outstanding’ – both are senior associates.

Leading individuals

Marina Hadjisoteriou - Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Menelaos Kyprianou - Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Next generation lawyers

Christos Galanos - Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC has a skilled team that advises local and international clients on all aspects of national and EU competition law. Menelaos Kyprianou is a name to note, along with the ‘intelligent’ Marina Hadjisoteriou.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC's team ‘inspires confidence’. It advises major employers and employees on the full array of employment issues. Lambros Soteriou and Savvas Savvides are highly rated.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC has an ‘active’ team that routinely works with the World Patent & Trademark Law Office, Com Laude and Inspicos European Patent Attorneys. Tonia Antoniou heads the department.

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Maritime and admiralty
Maritime and admiralty - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC has an ‘accessible’ team that acts for ship owners, managers and financial institutions such as DP World Limassol and regularly provides legal opinions on a range of ship financing transactions. Lambros Soteriou and Tonia Antoniou are recommended.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Savvas Savvides at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC ‘always finds solutions to difficult problems and his advice is impeccable and flawless’. Senior associate Esme Palas is ‘extremely thorough and pragmatic' and provides 'clear and concise advice promptly’. The team regularly advises international clients on property investments in Cyprus. The practice has 'an impeccable reputation and although it is a very busy firm, the team remains readily accessible’.

Leading individuals

Savvas Savvides - Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Next generation lawyers

Esme Palas - Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

The team at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC provides ‘accurate’ advice on a range of matters from the tax aspects of restructurings and reorganisations through to advice on transfer pricing. The team has been instructed by Yust Law Firm to advise on the establishment of various Cypriot international trusts for a client. Lambros Soteriou is a key contact.

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Cyprus

Offices in Paphos, Nicosia, Limassol, and Birkirkara

Greece

Offices in Athens

Legal Developments by:
Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

  • Pre-1995 Leases in Malta

    Recently, the Maltese courts may have possibly brought about the beginning of the end of a legal and social question concerning landowners who were, and still are, subjected to pre-1995 rent laws. The judgement given in  Anthony Debono et v. Avukat Generali et. , may prove to be a milestone in Maltese rent laws.
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  • Cyprus Implements ATAD

    In light of EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD), the Cyprus House of Representatives on April 5, 2019 voted into law (applicable from January 1, 2019) the partial implementation of legally-anti-abusive measures. These measures include the ‘interest limitation’ rule, the ‘general anti-abuse’ rule, and the ‘controlled foreign companies’ rule. The rest two measures stipulated by the EU ATAD (exit taxes and rules to tackle hybrid mismatches) are expected to be implemented in Cyprus by 2020.
  • Pre-1995 Leases in Malta

    Recently, the Maltese courts may have possibly brought about the beginning of the end of a legal and social question concerning landowners who were, and still are, subjected to pre-1995 rent laws. The judgement given in  Anthony Debono et v. Avukat Generali et. , may prove to be a milestone in Maltese rent laws.
  • IS SILENCE GOLDEN? The added value of emergency media response plans

    In the words of  WARREN BUFFET:
  • Why Cyprus for Maritime?

    Recognizing the political, economic and social importance of shipping, as from 1963, Cyprus managed to develop the country into a fully-fledged shipping centre combining both a sovereign flag and a resident shipping industry, which is renowned for its high-quality services and standards of safety.
  • Changes to UK capital gains tax

    Since April 2019, the new rules regarding capital gains tax have been implemented in UK. The intention of the implementation of new rules is to remove the advantage of non- UK residents who did not pay tax over the gains from the disposal of all their property in UK.
  • Increase of Property Rents in Cyprus: Permissible and Non-Permissible Limits

    It has been many times that my clients have expressed the question as to when and how the rental amounts increase.  This question is voiced by both Landlords and Tenants of real estate.
  • Shipping at the spotlight of terrorism

    Is terrorism the new norm for shipping?
  • Adidas three stripe Trademark Revocation

    In a judgment of the General Court of the European Union of the 19th June 2019, Adidas saw their hopes of extending their three stripes trademark dashed, as the court ruled that there was no distinctiveness in the three stripes trademark. Furthermore, the court held that the Adidas had failed to prove that the mark had acquired distinctive character through use throughout the member states of the EU.
  • David against Goliath – Libra vs Central Banks: Who will win?

    Working in the crypto and DLT space is like being on an emotional rollercoaster with feelings which range from curiosity, excitement, euphoria, revelation, shock, disappointment, hope, wonder and determination – did I miss any?
  • UK Telecoms company fined £100K over unsolicited marketing messages

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) which is the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, recently issued a fine of £100,000 to EE Limited, a telecoms company operating in the UK. The fine was issued in response to EE Limited having sent two and a half million unsolicited direct marketing messages to its customers, back in early 2018. The direct marketing messages were sent without EE Limited having first obtained the required consent to send them to its clients.