Firm Profile > KINANIS LLC > Nicosia , Cyprus


Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

At KINANIS LLC, the well-regarded Christos P Kinanis is the key name. Highlights included acting as local counsel to the purchaser on the acquisition of shares in a Cypriot company for approximately €40m.

Tax Tier 2

Charalambos Meivatzis heads the department at KINANIS LLC, which advises on the full range of tax issues from corporate tax to international tax planning

Banking and finance Tier 4

KINANIS LLC acts for borrowers and guarantors in addition to international lenders and major credit institutions. Christos P Kinanis is well regarded.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

KINANIS LLC is skilled at advising on mareva injunctions, disclosure orders and on applications for interim injunctions. Christos P Kinanis is well regarded.

The firm

Kinanis LLC, a law and consulting firm, is one of the leading business law firms in Cyprus and advises international investors and private clients on all aspects of law, tax and accounting. Kinanis LLC’s involvement and participation in international transactions over the years has established the firm as one of the key players in the field.

Areas of practice

Corporate/M&A and securities: the firm has extensive experience in advisory, procedural and transactional matters for JV transactions, M&A, reorganisation and restructuring, due diligence and legal opinions, pre-IPO compliance, as well as IPO and listings in stock exchanges both locally and internationally.

Taxation: the firm provides consulting on all aspects of Cyprus tax law, to both corporate and private clients, and assists clients in international tax planning, creating tax efficient corporate structures as well as providing ancillary services.

Banking and finance: the firm provides advice on banking and finance transactions consisting of drafting, reviewing and structuring finance projects, including advising on securities, guarantees, pledges and other encumbrances.

Incorporations and management of companies: the experienced corporate team advises clients on company matters such as incorporation, re-domiciliation, administration and management of Cyprus and overseas companies. It provides management services and may assist in the introduction of executive directors. Part of its consulting services include office facilities, IT support and HR consulting. Its specialist foreign desks can assist clients in the incorporation and management of companies of various jurisdictions (EU and Offshore).

Trusts, estate planning and succession: the firm has extensive experience in wills and probate, the establishment and administration of Cyprus international trusts, as well as local and foreign trusts and foundations, including acting as trustee and protector.

Financial services and funds: the team is ready to provide appropriate solutions and may assist with the establishment, registration and licensing of AIFs, CIFs, UCITS, FOREX, BINARY OPTION and insurance companies.

Accounting and VAT: maintaining proper books and records and management reporting under IFRS. The team of accountants provides VAT advice, compliance and payroll, as well as liaising with external auditors.

IP: the firm advises on IP tax structuring as well as on registration and protection of IP rights locally, internationally (CTM)/(WIPO) or EU-wide, as well as handling relevant oppositions at the corresponding fora.

Immovable property: the firm advises on commercial and residential legal issues regarding dealings with real estate, as well as providing ancillary services regarding management of real estate.

Litigation: the highly specialised litigation team represents clients in all aspects of corporate or commercial disputes, injunctions and interim relief, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments or arbitral awards, representations in arbitration proceedings and pre-court negotiations.

Corporate liquidation: provides advice on the procedure of corporate liquidation and dissolution of companies locally and internationally.

Immigration and migration: the firm advises and assists individuals on making the best choice of citizenship or residency schemes based on their relocation needs. It obtains permanent residence permits, and also handles applications for citizenship by naturalisation or by exemption for Cyprus and Malta, Schengen Visa applications for Malta and other related ancillary services.

Energy: the firm advises on all aspects and activities related to energy operations, including advising on oil and gas finance transactions, advising on renewable energy and environmental law and regulations, and assisting with application/tenders on all types of energy projects etc.

Aviation and shipping: the firm provides advice on all legal, tax and VAT aspects of the acquisition, registration, financing, operation and disposal of vessels and aircrafts.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate, M&A and securities Christos P Kinanis
Corporate, M&A and securities Nanette Kalava
Taxation Charalambos Meivatzis
Taxation Marios Palesis
Corporate liquidation Natalie Petrides
Corporate liquidation Christos P Kinanis
Intellectual property Maria Makridou
Intellectual property Marios Palesis
Immovable property Natalie Petrides
Immovable property Nanette Kalava
Accounting and VAT Demetra Constantinou
Accounting and VAT Charalambos Meivatzis
Financial services and funds Andri Michael
Financial services and funds Maria Makridou
Banking and finance Christos P Kinanis
Banking and finance Nanette Kalava
Trusts, estate planning and succession Andri Michael
Trusts, estate planning and succession Nanette Kalava
Litigation Christos P Kinanis
Litigation Andrianna Solomonides
Incorporations and management of companies Andri Michael
Incorporations and management of companies Maria Makridou
Immigration migration Natalie Petrides
Immigration migration Andrianna Solomonides
Energy Charalambos Meivatzis
Energy Christos P Kinanis
Aviation and shipping Demetra Constantinou
Aviation and shipping Yiota Michael
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Kallia Agrotou  photo Mrs Kallia Agrotou
Mrs Andrea Ioakim  photo Mrs Andrea Ioakim
Ms Nanette Kalava  photo Ms Nanette Kalava
Mr Christos P Kinanis  photo Mr Christos P Kinanis
Ms Maria Makridou  photo Ms Maria Makridou
Mr Charalambos Meivatzis  photo Mr Charalambos Meivatzis
Mrs Andri Michael  photo Mrs Andri Michael
Mrs Natalie Petrides  photo Mrs Natalie Petrides
Ms Andrianna Solomonides  photo Ms Andrianna Solomonides
Number of lawyers : 16
Cyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association (IBA)
International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Cambridge Commonwealth Trust
Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Commercial Law Group (CLG)
Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry
US-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
Contact : Christos P Kinanis