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
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Work Department

Corporate and Financial Law, International Tax Planning

Position

Partner

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.

Tonia has achieved the first tier in the 2016 Chambers Europe guide in the field of Banking and Finance. She is also recommended in 2016 Chambers Global guide as a “Leader in her Field”. Likewise, she is recommended in 2016 Legal500 guide as a specialist in her field. In addition, she has been selected as a leading lawyer for Cyprus in the area of Banking and M&A by the IFLR1000 guide.

Languages

Greek and English

Memberships

Cyprus Bar Association, Limassol Bar Association

Education

LLB (Hons), LLM

Lawyer Rankings

Cyprus > Intellectual property

Tonia Antoniou heads an established team at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC , which has an excellent reputation for its work in the protection of IP rights as well as their enforcement. It is experienced in both contentious and non-contentious matters, and is known  for its skill at handing high-value IP related litigation. The practice continues to work with some major international law firms and acts for some well-known global organisations on IP matters. Associate Agis Charalambous advises clients on a daily basis on a myriad of intellectual property matters.

Cyprus > Tax

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC concentrates primarily on the tax aspects of major restructurings and reorganisations. With Lambros Soteriou and Tonia Antoniou at the helm, it also advises on transfer pricing and other matters such as re-domiciliation, mergers and liquidations. In addition the team represents clients in court proceedings over disputed taxes. It regularly advises high-net-worth individuals on their tax planning and trust arrangements as part of their investments in Cyprus.

Cyprus > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC is regularly instructed by a wide range of Cypriot based and international organisations. The agile team advises clients on all aspects of their operations from corporate structures to commercial agreements and is experienced in advising on intragroup corporate acquisitions, mergers and restructurings, in addition to financing arrangements and tax structuring. Lambros Soteriou, Tonia Antoniou and newly promoted partner Ioanna Solomou lead the team. Recently promoted partner Lorena Charalambous is another key member of the team that is‘ very capable and knowledgeable’. It provides a ‘prompt and efficient service and is able to meet tight deadlines allowing the client to meet its commercial deadlines’.

Cyprus > Banking and finance

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC‘s active and varied practice frequently works on complex and high-value, cross-border financings that often involve multiple currencies. It has particular sector expertise in areas such as cosmetics, forestry, mining, energy and shipping. The ‘efficient’ team has experience of acting for borrowers, lenders and security providers, and has a long-standing relationship with major international law firms. The practice is led by the well-regarded Lambros Soteriou and Tonia Antoniou. The team has expanded at a senior level in the past year as Ioanna Solomou and Lorena Charalambous were promoted to the partnership.