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The firm: Michael Damianos & Co LLC is a Cyprus law firm based in Nicosia, Cyprus. 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 three 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.

  • Number of lawyers: 6
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Member
  • Nextlaw Global Referral Network
  • Cyprus Bar Association

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