Ms Tonia Antoniou > Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus > Lawyer Profile

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC
2 AGIAS ELENIS STREET
6TH AND 7TH FLOORS
1060 NICOSIA
Cyprus

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, International Tax Planning, Intellectual Property, Investments Firms Regulation, Media and Entertainment, Private Client, Data Protection & Privacy

Position

Partner, Head of Banking & Finance Department

Career

Tonia has obtained an LLB Degree from the University of Essex in the UK and a Masters degree in Commercial Law from the University of Bristol in the UK.

She concentrates in banking and finance law by representing international corporations and financial institutions since 2002. Often instructed by Magic Circle firms and acts for international banks in relation to finance transactions and security agreements and she is frequently involved in ship and aviation finance, corporate and company law including reorganisations and M&A and regulated markets law.

She heads the banking & finance department and the corporate department of the Limassol office.

Languages

Greek and English

Memberships

Member of the Cyprus Bar Association
Member of the Limassol Bar Association
Member of the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)
Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)

Education

LLB (Hons), LLM

Lawyer Rankings

Cyprus > Intellectual property

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC has an excellent reputation for intellectual property work, with its team advising on the registration and exploitation of IP rights, as well as high-value IP disputes and the enforcement of IP rights. It attracts a steady work flow of work from leading international law firms and it is entitled to represent clients before the European Patent Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Tonia Antoniou heads up the team, which includes Agis Charalambous.

Cyprus > Maritime and admiralty

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC acts for various ship owners, ship managers, financial institutions and other entities on a wide range of matters pertaining to the shipping industry. It regularly advises on many contentious issues, such as charter party disputes, the carriage of goods by sea and cargo claims, as well as disputes under ship building contracts and marine insurance claims. The group is also recommended for its experience in major shipping transactions and at issuing legal opinions on numerous ship financing deals. Tonia Antoniou, Ioanna Solomou and Peter Schodder are the practice heads.

Cyprus > Banking and finance

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC is frequently instructed in cross-border transactions that involve financings in multiple currencies and industries as diverse as cosmetics, forestry, mining, energy, professional services and shipping. It typically acts on matters with a value in excess of €20m and has also been involved in a sizeable number of deals exceeding €100m. Tonia Antoniou and Lambros Soteriou co-head the department, which often works with leading international banks and global law firms on many high-value and complex matters. Ioanna Solomou and Lorena Charalambous are among the other names to note at senior level.

Cyprus > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC regularly advises clients on all aspects of intra-group corporate acquisitions, mergers, restructurings and commercial agreements. It also assists with related financing arrangements and provides tax structuring advice. Lambros Soteriou, Tonia Antoniou and Ioanna Solomou co-head the department, which advises clients from a range of sectors, such as healthcare, food and beverages, financial services, transport and infrastructure. It is experienced in acting on transactions alongside international law firms, and often takes a lead role in coordinating matters with a cross-border dimension.

Cyprus > Tax

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC fields a multidisciplinary team, which primarily advises on restructurings and reorganisations that generate tax work. It also advises on transfer pricing, as well as general tax matters in the context of redomiciliations, mergers and liquidations. On the contentious side, the group is also frequently instructed to represent clients in tax litigation. Lambros Soteriou and Tonia Antoniou are both highly regarded.

Comparative Guides

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