KINANIS LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus > Firm Profile


Cyprus > Tax Tier 1

The ‘exceptionally responsive’ team at KINANIS LLC garners praise for its ‘profound expertise’ in tax law. The group’s expertise spans transfer pricing, VAT, international tax planning, personal taxation matters and corporate tax, with noted strength in advising on the IP Box Regime. Under the leadership of Charalambos Meivatzis, Marios Palesis and Demetra Constantinou, the department is able to act for prominent international law firms, large accounting entities and other consulting firms. The group is also frequently engaged by clients in the technology, IP, real estate and financial services sectors. Yiota Michael is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Charalambos Meivatzis; Marios Palesis; Demetra Constantinou

Other key lawyers:


‘Key strengths include deep knowledge of local and international tax laws. Most importantly top quality services are offered in a professional manner in all cases, and you get a sense of a great team spirit. Stand out individuals are Charalambos Meivatzis, Marios Palesis and Yiota Michael.’

‘Marios Palesis stands out prominently. His extensive knowledge in the transfer pricing field is truly impressive, and his readiness to assist and answer any questions raised by clients is unmatched.’ 

‘Marios Palesis, Demetra Constantinou and Charalambos Meivatzis are reachable and willing to help.’

‘Charalambos Meivatzis, Marios Palesis, and Demetra Constantinou have a strong understanding of tax laws, regulations, and codes. They stay updated on changes in tax laws and are knowledgeable about various tax strategies. They always provide honest and ethical guidance.’

‘Yiota Michael is always there for us to answer even the most complex queries, and gives comprehensive advice for the benefit of our business. Her level of expertise and knowledge is and always has been of great value to us.’

‘Demetra Constantinou builds excellent relationships, and is always ready to find solutions. Responsive, welcoming, and efficient.’

‘Kinanis’ tax team has always been insightful and practical. I appreciate their efficiency and pragmatic approach. Charalambos Meivatzis and Marios Palesis always bring value to meetings and provide helpful recommendations.’ 

‘Great group of professionals: deep knowledge, responsive and friendly.’

Key clients

Xomonel Enterprises Ltd

Farsonex Investments Ltd

Megatren Investments Ltd

Halman Consultants (Overseas Ltd)

Audax Consulting

Chenor AG

Torwell Holdings


Elsavco Audit Tax Ltd

Istos Global Ltd

VATastic AG

Twiti Investments Ltd

Strikos Group

Tenet Group

Solicia Enterprises Ltd

CEA audit Ltd

Cobalt legal

Estron Corporation Limited

Cyprana Limited

Stalworth Pro Limited

N. Voskarides Audit Limited

Sephora (Cyprus) Ltd

Rubylight Ltd

Cyprus > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The ‘experienced’ and ‘very responsive’ team at KINANIS LLC is led by Andrea Ioakim. The practice's expertise includes advising on the establishment of a company, day-to-day corporate management and governance, local and cross-border mergers, restructurings, liquidations and re-organisations. The department is also developing considerable strength in emerging areas such as nanotechnology. The client base includes entities from the real estate and aviation sectors.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Ioakim

Other key lawyers:

Maria Pavlou; Valando Kavazi; Yiolanda Rotsides


‘Kinanis LLC is a solid practice that one can rely on. They deliver timely, good quality results that are tailored to the needs of the companies of our group. Friendliness, knowledge, experience and personalised approach.’

‘Their key capabilities are many, including quick turn-around, round-the-clock availability and compared to other law firms we work with, their advice is  delivered in a thorough and clear manner. The team’s structure ensures the commercial advice provided is more rounded.’

‘Prompt in delivering legal advice, and highlighting potential risks. Andrea Ioakim in particular has excellent client management skills.’

‘It is great working with Andrea Ioakim. She is always available for us, and constantly up-to-date with all aspects of the work henceforth delivering thorough legal advice.’

‘We have worked predominantly with Maria Pavlou. She is well organised, diligent and ready to adjust to the client’s needs which is very much appreciated.’

‘Everyone at Kinanis LLC is professional, knowledgeable and kind. They take a pragmatic approach.’

‘Valando Kavazi and Yiolanda Rotsides are our principal contacts and we are happy to work with them.’

‘Andrea Ioakim is very experienced in the field of Cyprus corporate law. She is definitely a competent lawyer who can formulate a legal issue, assess risks and offer effective solutions in complex situations. Her legal opinions are always accurate, complete and require no further clarification.’

Key clients



Cyprus > Banking and finance Tier 4

The ‘accessible and practical’ team at KINANIS LLC is co-led by Christos Kinanis and Andri Michael. The practice is sought after by alternative investment funds, and is also instructed by international lenders, credit institutions, borrowers and shareholders in banking and finance matters. The group also garners praise for its experience in blockchain technology, and is adept at advising on the payment services regulatory framework in Cyprus.

Practice head(s):

Christos Kinanis; Andri Michael

Other key lawyers:

Savvina Miltiadou


‘First and foremost the team consists of very professional individuals. Over the years the team has built a strong network with numerous financial institutions and they provide prompt and accurate banking solutions as well as mediation services.’

‘Kinanis LLC’s Banking team is outstanding. Their dedication and skill in dealing with banking institutions results in swift and problem free banking operations for our group. Always proactive and solution orientated.’

‘The banking department of KLLC is outstanding, mostly due to the very capable people who are always very eager to assist us, as their knowledge and expertise in the banking sector is exceptional’.

‘Their detail-oriented approach is proof of their professionalism and excellence, always delivering in a timely manner.’

‘The Kinanis LLC team is assiduous, innovative and forward-looking. We are very pleased with our ongoing collaboration. The team’s keen interest and knowledge on emergent tech in general and blockchain technologies in particular, constitutes a competitive advantage over other law firms in Cyprus.’

‘Our overall experience with the team has been stellar. Their expert opinion is succinct and underpinned by extensive legal knowledge.’ 

‘Their accommodating and proactive approach makes one feel comfortable to engage them on matters related to regulatory compliance of financial services.’

‘Personal and direct access to partners and junior lawyers and other team members, straightforward advice and quick implementation.’

Key clients

EOS Multi-Strategy Fund AIFLNP V.C.I.C. Ltd


Vonpende Holdings PLC

Athena Capital Partners

Chenor AG

Aude FM Limited


Energy Transition Tech Fund RAIF V.C.I.C. Ltd

FinHub Cyprus

Cyprus > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Christos Kinanis and Costas Apokides jointly head up the practice at KINANIS LLC. The group’s core strength lies in advising on disputes concerning shareholder rights and corporate governance issues, and is also noted for handling contentious matters concerning administrative and competition law issues. The client base includes banks and investment funds, as well as healthcare, real estate and technology consulting companies.

Practice head(s):

Christos Kinanis; Costas Apokides


‘Very happy with the team, their experience and approach; very professional, whilst at the same time retaining some personal touch.’

‘Very happy with the associate handling my case; easily accessible, good knowledge; easy to communicate.’

Key clients

Parsimony Ltd

Electi Consulting Limited

Constantinos Christodoulou


Mikkel Morch

Anto Paroian

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
Litigation Christos P Kinanis
Trusts, Estate Planning and Succession Christos P Kinanis
Taxation Charalambos Meivatzis
Accounting and VAT Charalambos Meivatzis
Corporate liquidation Natalie Petrides
Immigration Natalie Petrides
Real Estate, Immovable Property Natalie Petrides
Financial services & Funds Andri Michael
Blockchain Consulting Andri Michael
Capital Markets & Listings Andri Michael
Banking & Finance Andri Michael
Banking & Finance Andrea Ioakim
Corporate, M&A and securities Andrea Ioakim
Data Protection & Privacy Andrea Ioakim
Accounting and VAT Demetra Constantinou
Taxation Marios Palesis
Intellectual property Yiolanda Rotsides
Litigation Costas Apokides
Number of lawyers : 17
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)
International Fiscal Association
C.B.T. Cyprus Blockchain Technologies
Great Britain - Cyprus Business Association
CGBA - Cyprus German Business Association
Contact : Christos P Kinanis

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