Firm Profile > Michael Damianos & Co LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus

Michael Damianos & Co LLC
4TH FLOOR, 2 DRAMAS ST.
NICOSIA 1077
Cyprus

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The ‘exceptionalMichael Damianos leads a team at Michael Damianos & Co LLC that specialises in acquisitions, most of which originate overseas. Restructurings and joint ventures constitute the remainder of the firm’s workload, with the vast majority of the its work emanating from referrals from international law firms.

Testimonials

‘Micheal Daminos is an exceptional lawyer.’ 

‘Michael Damianos is an excellent lawyer. He’s very professional and particularly strong in drafting commercial agreements.’

Key clients

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

CMS Cameron McKenna

Bird & Bird LLP

Linklaters LLP

Dentons Watson Farley & Williams

Asters Law Firm (Ukraine)

Hogan Lovells LLP

Simmons & Simmons LLP

Resolute Asset Management LLP

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Banking and finance Tier 5

Michael Damianos & Co LLC frequently receives referrals from international law firms including Dentons and CMS for matters with a significant Cypriot angle. Practice head Michael Damianos is 'efficient, solution-oriented, reasonable, pragmatic and easily accessible'. Associate Loukia Herodotou is also noted.

Testimonials

‘Michael Damianos is very efficient, solution-oriented, reasonable and pragmatic, efficient, easy accessible, with excellent cost-quality balance approach.’ 

‘The team dealt with the requests with ease and in a timely manner, without trying to over complicate things. A number of practical advices were given, but in the same time protecting interests of the lender, as our joint client.’

‘Both Michael Damianos and Loukia Herodotou offered high level of service.’ 

‘Attentive to clients’ needs, polite and professional.’

Key clients

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

CMS Cameron McKenna

Bird & Bird LLP

Linklaters LLP

Dentons

Watson Farley & Williams

Asters Law Firm (Ukraine)

Hogan Lovells LLP

Simmons & Simmons LLP

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Maples Teesdale LLP

Resolute Asset Management (Cyprus) Limite

The firm: Michael Damianos & Co LLC is a Cyprus law firm based in Nicosia. The firm’s founder is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association. He is a graduate of the University of Southampton with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with First Class Honours and a graduate of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge with a degree of Master of Law (LLM). Before practising in Cyprus he qualified as a solicitor at the London office of Simmons & Simmons and then moved to the London office of Lovells LLP (now Hogan Lovells), where he was mainly involved in mergers and acquisitions (general), energy-related mergers and acquisitions and energy-related commercial and regulatory work.

The firm has grown in size considerably since its formation in 2010. It now employs six lawyers and four paralegals.

The firm’s objective and commitment is to provide best-quality, practical and cost-effective advice/services to its clients and to rapidly respond to their instructions and needs. It has an expanding client base ranging from financial institutions, to high-net-worth individuals, a variety of corporate entities and multinational organisations (private/public company and funds), but despite the diversity of its clients, it recognises that each client is unique with particular business concerns and needs and, therefore, it exercises a personal commitment to all of its clients.

Areas of practice: The firm’s practice is highly international with a strong corporate, banking, energy and private client focus. Although a full-service Cyprus law firm, the firm’s main areas of practice are international (and local) mergers and acquisitions, general corporate advice (including corporate disputes), insolvency and corporate recovery, capital markets, banking, energy, general commercial work, fiduciary/corporate services, real estate, data protection and immigration to Cyprus for high-net-worth individuals. The firm’s founder has been an energy corporate lawyer while working at Hogan Lovells in London and while in Cyprus he has been involved in major projects both in the oil and gas sector and the renewables sector.

The majority of the firm’s work comes from referrals from international law firms in relation to the Cypriot element of international transactions that are usually run by overseas counsel, or by clients of such international law firms in relation to transactions that the firm will run itself for them directly from Cyprus. The firm, therefore, specialises in this type of transactions. Local corporate and banking work comes from Cypriot groups of companies (in various sectors) in relation to their legal work in Cyprus (and sometimes abroad) and also with respect to their advisory role with Cypriot banks as outsourced consultants.

In addition to the firm’s purely legal work, it also practises in the area of company formation and administration/corporate services. The firm incorporates Cyprus companies (along with companies in various other jurisdictions, mainly offshore) to suit its clients’ needs and provides a complete range of fiduciary/corporate services to such companies (such as the provision of company secretarial services, registered office address, company directors, company nominee shareholders and bank account opening). The firm is also able to assist its clients to establish representative offices in Cyprus and, through its associated companies, provide them with all relevant services for such purpose.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Michael Damianos michael@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Banking and finance Annita Praskelli apraskelli@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Banking and finance Christina Aloupa caloupa@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Banking and finance Loukia Herodotou lherodotou@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Corporate and M&A Michael Damianos michael@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Corporate and M&A Annita Praskelli apraskelli@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Corporate and M&A Loukia Herodotou lherodotou@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
EU and competition Annita Praskelli apraskelli@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
EU and competition Loukia Herodotou lherodotou@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Intellectual property Christina Aloupa caloupa@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Intellectual property Marilena Shambarta mshambarta@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Real estate Michael Damianos michael@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Real estate Christina Aloupa caloupa@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Capital markets Michael Damianos michael@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Capital markets Loukia Herodotou lherodotou@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Energy/commercial Michael Damianos michael@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Energy/commercial Christina Aloupa caloupa@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Cyber Loukia Herodotou lherodotou@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Immigration Christina Aloupa caloupa@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Immigration Loukia Herodotou lherodotou@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Trusts Michael Damianos michael@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Trusts Christina Aloupa caloupa@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Trusts Marilena Shambarta mshambarta@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Employment Loukia Herodotou lherodotou@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Employment Christina Aloupa caloupa@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Private client Michael Damianos michael@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Private client Christina Aloupa caloupa@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Private client Annita Praskelli apraskelli@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Private client Loukia Herodotou lherodotou@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Fiduciary services Marilena Shambarta mshambarta@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Data protection Christina Aloupa caloupa@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Shipping Michael Damianos michael@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Shipping Annita Praskelli apraskelli@damianoslaw.com +357 22021212
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Christina Aloupa  photo Ms Christina Aloupa
Ms Christina Charalambidou  photo Ms Christina Charalambidou
Mr Michael Damianos photo Mr Michael Damianos
Ms Loukia Herodotou  photo Ms Loukia Herodotou
Ms Annita Praskelli  photo Ms Annita Praskelli
Ms Marilena Shambarta  photo Ms Marilena Shambarta
Lawyers : 6
Paralegals : 4
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Cyprus Bar Association
Nextlaw Global Referral Network

Corporate Social Responsibility is at the heart of the firm’s strategy. Michael Damianos &Co LLC acknowledges that Corporate Social Responsibility is one of the most important ingredients for achieving the firm’s business objectives and, therefore, it is operating to the highest ethical standards, delivers high quality services to its clients (including pro bono services), supports its people and minimises its environmental impact.

Michael Damianos & Co LLC treats everyone equally and with the same attention and respect, regardless of factors such as gender, age, nationality, race, religion, disability and sexual orientation. The firm values diversity, promotes equality of opportunity and treatment and ensures that selection for employment is based solely on a person’s ability, as it recognises the wealth of experiences that a diverse workforce has to offer.

The firm’s pro bono service seeks to facilitate access to justice and safeguard the rights of the most vulnerable in our society. Every year members of the firm handle pro bono cases, by providing legal advice and representation, amongst others, to individuals who cannot afford legal representation before governmental authorities.

The protection of the environment is a major concern for Michael Damianos & Co LLC. In our effort to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment, our offices are equipped with energy efficient heating/air-conditioning equipment. The firm’s management encourages employees to print less, recycle and use online sources more than hard copies.

 


International transactions constitute a major part of the firm’s work. The firm assists its clients with cross-border transactions and advises them on the Cyprus law elements of those transactions.

The firm represents and acts for clients from all around the globe. The firm is doing work for a number of international clients including, between others, European listed entities in the pharmaceutical and food delivery sectors and clients from the UAE, the USA and the Eastern part of Europe and generally of the world.

In addition to the legal services that the firm provides, it also provides a complete range of fiduciary, corporate and administration services to Cypriot and offshore companies (including, between others, companies established in the BVI, UK and Belize).

Before the establishment of Michael Damianos & Co LLC in Cyprus, the firm’s managing partner qualified as a solicitor at the London office of Simmons & Simmons and then moved on to the London office of Lovells LLP (now Hogan Lovells).

Further to the above, the firm is a member of international associations, having access to lawyers and service providers in a number of foreign jurisdictions all over the world. The firm can, therefore, quickly establish an international team to undertake a global matter and/or introduce to its clients counsels from other jurisdictions who are willing and capable to assist such clients with their non-Cypriot work.