Firm Profile > Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C > Limassol, Cyprus

Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C
CHRYSANTHOU MYLONA 10
MAGNUM HOUSE
3030 LIMASSOL
Cyprus

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C is ‘skillful in litigation and specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial and corporate disputes’, demonstrating ‘an impressive expertise in negotiation and mediation’. The team is led by Soteris Pittas, who provides ‘comprehensive legal solutions in different fields of law such as arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation, banking and finance, and others.’ Associate Antonis Alexopoulos is another key practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Soteris Pittas

Testimonials

‘The team have detailed knowledge of Cypriot law and litigation within Cypriot Courts. Always on hand to assist in a potential litigation case and providing a simple easy to understand analysis.’ 

‘Soteris Pittas is always on hand to assist and provide an in-depth analysis of a pending case, or a potential case. Evi Lamprou works alongside Soteris in assisting all cases.’ 

‘Soteris Pittas is a very creative lawyer who is willing to run difficult arguments often required in complex litigation in particular in order to obtain interim relief necessary to protect the client’s position.’ 

‘Soteris Pittas is incredibly open and friendly person who is pleasant to work with. He always tries to suggest a better option for the case, and is always emotionally and intellectually involved in solving the client’s problem.’

‘The team is skillful in litigation and specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial and corporate disputes. Besides that, the team demonstrates an impressive expertise in negotiation and mediation.’ 

‘Soteris Pittas is a distinguished lawyer and a respectable team leader with an impressive expertise in a wide range of legal tasks for business. He provides a comprehensive legal solutions in different fields of law such as arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation, banking and finance and others.’

‘I have dealt with Antonis Alexopoulos on numerous occasions. I found him extremely efficient and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to assist us (communicating out of office hours).’ 

Key clients

EUROCHEM

Sistema

Alpha Bank

PrivatBank

Russian National Bank TRUST

A1 Investment Company

Engarde From

Kennedys Law LLP

Khrenov & Partners

PCB Litigation LLP

Field Fisher LLP

Signature Litigation LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills CIC LLP

Dentons

Morgan Lewis

Candey Limited

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Aton

Maxbet

Santalex

Bank of Cyprus Old

Donna

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Elizaveta Bokova and the ‘outstandingSoteris Pittas jointly head the ‘highly professional, client-oriented and extremely responsive’ team at Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C, which specialises in assisting audit firms and private equity managers from Cyprus and overseas on corporate matters. This includes producing due diligence reports, issuing legal opinions and reviewing and drafting corporate documents, namely shareholders agreements, investment agreements, pledges and escrow agreements.

Practice head(s):

Soteris Pittas; Elizaveta Bokova

Testimonials

Highly professional, client-oriented and extremely responsive team.

Soteris Pittas and Antonis Alexopoulos have unique expertises.

Soteris Pitas is an outstanding professional capable of combining law firm management with hands-on client work.

Lisa Bokova is a very great addition to corporate, M&A and private client service groups who also speaks perfect Russian and can present complicated legal aspects in a very simple manner to Russian-speaking clients.

Key clients

Sberbank

Essar Group

Sberbank Premier

Aton Group

Primecap

A1

Otkritie

King & Spalding

Genotek LLC

Glencore

King & Spalding

Aton Group

The firm: Soteris Pittas & Co LLC is a boutique law firm, in size only, focusing on the areas of law relating to business activity and dedicated to providing its clients with outstanding, highly personalised, legal representation.

The firm’s lawyers and associates provide comprehensive legal solutions for each client’s particular business needs, requirements and objectives. It is committed to representing clients at all stages of disputes, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation, in order to secure compensation and legal vindication.

The firm has close links and strong associations with reputable audit firms, private equity managers, and fiduciaries in Cyprus, Russia and the former CIS countries.

Areas of practice: Members of the firm have more than 20 years’ industry experience, and have gained considerable exposure in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of high-profile complex cross-border disputes, handling them with professionalism and expertise. All work undertaken is partner-led by lawyers from the respective departments.

Corporate, commercial, M&A: the firm handles a wide range of commercial litigation, including breach of contracts, fraud and misrepresentation, partnership and shareholders’ disputes, corporate dissolutions, shareholders’ rights and derivative actions, construction disputes, commercial assets recovery, collection cases, etc.

Admiralty and maritime law: the firm’s clients include ship-owners and charterers, P&I clubs, shipyards, ship and bunker supply companies, brokers, freight forwarders, hull and cargo insurers, marine engineering companies, salvors, etc. Handling on behalf of Cyprus shipping companies, with the assistance of the firm’s local associates, admiralty proceedings commenced in South Korea, Netherlands, Greece, Malta, Scotland, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, India, Italy, etc.

International and domestic litigation: the firm offers assistance, representation and advice at all stages of the arbitration process, including pre-contentious negotiations, the conduct of arbitral proceedings, advocacy at trial, and the challenge and enforcement of arbitral awards. It also appears before Cyprus courts to prosecute or defend applications for interim measures, in support of arbitrations such as injunctions, attachments, discovery orders and orders preserving evidence. It has handled numerous arbitrations in a variety of different forms, including the International Court of Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, the Vienna Arbitration Centre and the Russian International Court of Arbitration.

Corporate law services: the firm offers comprehensive legal advice and services in general commercial and corporate matters, including: drafting of commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, strategic legal advice, registration and administration of Cyprus companies, establishment and administration of international trusts, incorporation of funds (open and closed), collective investment schemes and legal audits.

International business transactions: the firm’s lawyers regularly structure, negotiate and implement complex cross-border acquisitions, tender offers, joint ventures, private equity investments, workouts and restructuring, and commercial contracting relationships for clients, around the world. The firm also handles equity and debt financing, and complex project and structured transactions. Its lawyers have assisted both established and emerging companies from a broad spectrum of industries, including banking, brewing, construction, engineering, high technology, information technology, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, real estate, resort development, telecommunications and transportation.

International tax planning: the firm provides tailor-made tax planning and management all over the world. Although the firm is proud of its aggressive legal handling, it also has a friendly ‘boutique’ approach, and strives to give its clients’ problems its utmost attention.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Director Soteris Pittas spittas@pittaslegal.com 25028460
Legal Department Lisa Bokova lbokova@pittaslegal.com 25028460
Office Manager Marios Pittas mpittas@pittaslegal.com 25028460
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Liza Bokova  photo Mrs Liza Bokova Associate Lawyer
Ms Eleana Dimitriou  photo Ms Eleana Dimitriou Associate Lawyer
Miss Evi Lamprou  photo Miss Evi Lamprou Partner – Associate Lawyer
Mrs Anna Lamprou  photo Mrs Anna Lamprou Associate Lawyer
Mr Alexandros Mavrommatis  photo Mr Alexandros Mavrommatis Legal Consultant
Mr Christodoulos Neofytou  photo Mr Christodoulos Neofytou Associate Lawyer
Ms Maria Pitta  photo Ms Maria Pitta Partner – Associate Lawyer
 Soteris Pittas photo Soteris Pittas Managing Director of Soteris Pittas & CO LLC.
Mr Kyriakos Pittas  photo Mr Kyriakos Pittas Associate Lawyer
Ms Christina Poursanidou  photo Ms Christina Poursanidou Associate Lawyer
Number of lawyers : 10
English
Greek
Russian
Cyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Contacts : Sotirios Pittas
Other offices : Larnaca
Other offices : Nicosia

  1. Acting for a Shareholder of a Russian Bank in obtaining interim injunctions in aid and in support of the LCIA Arbitral claim for enforcement of a call option Agreement (claim USD 70 millions).
  2. Acting for a Respondent in opposing of a drastic anti suit injunction precluding Respondent from filing court or arbitral proceedings worldwide except before LCIA and succeeding in quashing and cancelling such anti-suit injunction by certiorari (USD 70 millions).
  3. Acting for a Claimant in an LCIA Arbitral Claim in applying before Cyprus Court to obtain extensive inter relief in aid of its unfair prejudice LCIA Arbitral Claim (i.e. USD 160 millions).
  4. Advising in co-operation with Winston & Strawn (Los Angeles and Paris offices) on behalf of a large multinational corporation for defending an ICC arbitral claim raised by distributor for breach of a distributorship Agreement (Euro 25 millions).
  5. Advising a large Russian Bank which has been nationalized for the taking of steps for the tracing and recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars which have been stolen from the Bank by its previous management and owners (USD 300 – 500 millions).
  6. Advising and acting for a Claimant in proceedings for enforcement of its call option rights and for damages for breach of the Call Option Agreement and obtaining interim relief (i.e. USD 150 millions).
  7. Advising a holder of an Arbitral Award issued against a foreign state on the basis of a bilateral investment treaty about enforcement of an arbitral Award in Cyprus against assets owned by the foreign state and on the defense of state immunity (USD 350 millions).
  8. Handling the preparation and monitoring of a criminal complaint with Cypriot criminal authorities filed by a large Russian group against former employees for misappropriation of legal funds and for obtaining bribes (USD 100 millions)
  9. Working with Essar Group with interests in steel, shipping and oil refining on the project relating to crude oil whereas we have assisted with the amendment of the Articles of Association of the Target CypCo, provided legal opinion and assisted and review and drafting of the associated transaction documentation.
  10. Working with Sistema Group on debt restructuring. Cyprus element included preparation of the legal opinions and die diligence of the Cyprus entities. The transaction is a multimillion transaction and has been completed on 31st December 2018;
  11. Advising Reed Smith Greece on hotel restructuring project. Cyprus part involved review of the pledge agreements and diligence of the Cyprus entities.
  12. Advising King & Spalding in relation to the investment to be channelled by one of the investors and associated legal steps in amending the articles of association of the Cyprus entity.
  13. Working with Jacob Katz & Co on the complex Escrow Agreement relating to gaming industry, share purchase agreement and amendment of the Articles of the Cyprus target arrangements in the light of the reorganization of the transaction to secure the performance of the obligations under the current SPA and protection of any 3rd party buyer.


SOTERIS PITTAS recently established the non-profit organization LETSHELP. The Organization’s main purposes is to help children with learning difficulties especially autism, to support students, who cannot afford their studies and to provide a helping hand to the families that are in need. More information on the non-profit organization LETSHELP you can find on the following webpage letshelp.eu.

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SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC is a boutique law firm, focusing on the areas of law related to business activity and dedicated to providing its clients with outstanding, highly personalized, legal representation.

The lawyers and associates of the firm with their combined skills-set and knowledge can provide comprehensive legal solutions according to the clients’ particular business needs, requirements and objectives. We are committed to representing our clients at all stages of disputes, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation, in order to secure just compensation and legal vindication. Our corporate and M & A departments provide full-fledged support ranging from formation of companies world-wide to legal support in complex corporate, commercial and finance transactions. The Firm has close links and strong associations with reputable audit firms, private equity managers, and fiduciaries in Cyprus, Russia and the former CIS countries.

Our Firm announces the appointment of two new Partners

SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC is pleased to announce that as of the 23rd of December 2019, Mrs. Maria Pitta and Mrs. Evi Lamprou have been promoted as partners in our Firm.

Cyprus

Our MD Mr. Soteris Pittas attended a seminar organised by the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Association of Judges of Ukraine in KIEV 02-11-2015

Our MD Mr. Soteris Pittas attended a seminar organised by the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Association of Judges of Ukraine at the premises of the High Specialised Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases. The topic was "Application of New York Convention for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards".


Conference “kiЕv Arbitration Days 2015: “think Big”

Our MD Mr. Soteris Pittas attended as a speaker, the International Conference “KIЕV ARBITRATION DAYS 2015: Think Big!” held on 05-06 November 2015, in Kiev, Ukraine, under the auspices of Ukrainian Bar Association.


Basic Principles Of Corporate Law

In House Seminar for the Employees of SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC & MAGNUMSERVE LTD

The personnel of SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC and MAGNUMSERVE LTD, attended the In-House Seminar "Basic Principles of Corporate Law - with the hint of Business Law and Practice" which was successfully held on the 18th of December 2015 at our premises MAGNUM HOUSE by the Firm's Senior Legal Consultant, Mrs. Liza Bokova.


Case Management

In House Seminar for the Employees of SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC & MAGNUMSERVE LTD

The personnel of SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC and MAGNUMSERVE LTD, attended the In-House Seminar "Case Management" which was successfully held on the 27th of November 2015 at our premises MAGNUM HOUSE by the Firm's Managing Director, Mr. Soteris Pittas.


Service Of Court Documents

In House Seminar for the Lawyers of SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC

The lawyers of SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC, attended the In-House Seminar "Service of Court Documents" which was successfully held on the 4th of November 2016 at our premises MAGNUM HOUSE by the Firm's Associate Lawyer, Ms. Nada Starovlah.