Firm Profile > Antoniou McCollum & Co. LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus

Antoniou McCollum & Co. LLC
Nikitara 9
1080 Nicosia
Cyprus

EU and competition Tier 1

Led by the vastly experienced Anastasios A. Antoniou, Antoniou McCollum & Co. LLC handles EU and competition matters for global private equity funds and multinational corporations. In a recent highlight, the group acted for Unilever before the Cyprus competition authority in successfully clearing its acquisition of cosmetics company, Tatcha. Alongside the practice's EU competition expertise, the team also handles the competition aspects of GDPR compliance mandates.

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Key clients

Sainsbury’s

Schwarz Group (Lidl)

L Brands (Victoria’s Secrets)

Tek Experts

Investment Corporation of Dubai

Unilever

Baring Private Equity Asia

TetraLaval

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The team at Antoniou McCollum & Co. LLC is ‘highly responsive, commercially minded and proactive’ and acts for multinational corporations in the consumer goods and IT sectors, and assists global private equity funds with a range of corporate and commercial mandates. The ‘dedicatedChristina McCollum heads up the practice, while Anastasios A. Antoniou attracts praise for his ‘in-depth knowledge of the practice area’ and ‘ability to provide spherical analyses’.

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Testimonials

‘Absolute understanding of the subject they handled. Full guidance of the customer at all stages of the procedure. Perfect coordination among the members of the firm within the procedure.’

‘Mr. Antoniou, who handled our case, has in depth knowledge of the practice area. Always available to help and guide. Proactive and polite. Good listener and able to provide spherical analyses.’

‘The firm is highly responsive, commercial-minded and proactive.’

‘The two main partners – Antoniou and McCollum – are committed and dedicated individuals.’

Key clients

APS

Sainsbury’s

Schwarz Group

Yamaha

Fujitsu General

YNV Holding

MedEuropa

Alleya Capital

Wizzair

Antoniou McCollum & Co. is a top-tier Cyprus law firm specialising in commercial transactions, corporate and competition law.

The firm delivers bespoke legal services across major business sectors, supporting domestic and international clients.

The firm prides itself on its strong client relationships premised on integrity and a commitment to deliver the highest quality legal services.

Areas of practice

Transactions and M&A: Antoniou McCollum & Co. routinely advises and supports clients on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, divestments, joint ventures, private equity and financing transactions.   The firm acts for some of the biggest global private equity firms and investment funds.

The firm carries out comprehensive corporate, commercial and regulatory legal due diligence, as well as providing support on deal structuring, drafting transaction documents and engaging in regulatory problem-solving and implementation.

Banking and finance: The firm advises borrowers and lenders on corporate lending transactions; property development finance; debt sales and distressed lending and trading; debt and equity restructuring; receiverships and administrations; and on residual and other debt recovery and security enforcement.

Antoniou McCollum & Co. is highly versed in the regulatory framework governing credit institutions, investment funds, financial service providers and credit-acquiring companies, advising clients on all aspects from authorisation and licensing to on-going compliance and operations. Our track record includes advising on the establishment of the first NPL servicing platform in Cyprus.

Corporate: The firm’s core expertise is advising on the full range of corporate transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, amalgamations and restructurings, private equity, strategic investments and joint ventures.

Antoniou McCollum & Co. provides advice on all aspects of Cyprus corporate law, including on issues relating to share capital and classes of shares, dividends, redeemable equity, shareholder rights and directors fiduciary duties, as well as on charges and their enforcement, share pledges, financial collateral and statutory compliance.

We also deal with corporate insolvency matters, including liquidations, receiverships, examinerships and restructurings.

The firm’s experience of the Cyprus market enables it to identify and tailor corporate vehicles (public or private) to suit the commercial and regulatory requirements of clients.

Commercial: The firm is recognised for its expertise in drafting complex commercial agreements, as well as supporting clients on a broad range of transactions, including financing, loan and credit facilities; collateral, pledge and guarantee agreements; asset sale and purchase agreements; joint ventures; asset leasing; software and IP licences; franchising and distribution agreements; electronic commerce and online sales documentation; and consumer and retail sales contract.

The firm’s intellectual property practice is experienced in protecting online brands, software applications and know-how and has a deep understanding of the novel challenges faced in online branding and IP.

Competition and merger control: Antoniou McCollum & Co. is recognised as one of the leading competition practices in Cyprus.  The firm has been consistently advising Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations on merger control matters and undertakes the filing and clearance of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures with the relevant competition authorities.

The firm’s expertise includes: advising and representing clients on competition law compliance; EU antitrust issues; cartels, abuse of dominance; abuse of economic dependence, leniency and immunity cases.

Data protection: The firm has broad expertise in data protection matters and advises on compliance with the GDPR and Cyprus data protection laws. It advises on a range of matters relating to electronic commerce and assists clients in navigating through the complex regulatory framework governing the online sale of goods and services in Cyprus.

Intellectual property: The digital age has transformed the challenges posed by copyright infringement.  Authors, artists, the media, publishers, communications providers and ISPs handling user-generated content on their platforms are facing increasingly complex legal issues in respect of copyright.

We advise on copyright with respect to artistic work, literature, music and film, as well as software and databases, including issues relating to intermediary liability.

We also have a thriving trademarks practice and advise on the registration, renewal, assignment, enforcement and exploitation of trademarks in Cyprus and the EU.

Technology: The digital and data practice has expertise in drafting terms of use, terms of sale, privacy policies and other contractual documentation relating to online commerce as well as in advising intermediary online providers.

Antoniou McCollum & Co. is particularly versed in assisting clients on emerging technologies issues, such as artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology and the Internet of Things.

Department Name Email Telephone
Transactions and M&A Christina McCollum christina.mccollum@amc.law +357 22 053333
Corporate Christina McCollum christina.mccollum@amc.law +357 22 053333
Commercial Christina McCollum christina.mccollum@amc.law +357 22 053333
Competition and merger control Anastasios A. Antoniou anastasios.antoniou@amc.law +357 22 053333
Intellectual Property Anastasios A. Antoniou anastasios.antoniou@amc.law +357 22 053333
Data protection Christina McCollum christina.mccollum@amc.law +357 22 053333
Digital and Technology Anastasios A. Antoniou anastasios.antoniou@amc.law +357 22 053333
Dispute resolution and litigation Anastasios A. Antoniou anastasios.antoniou@amc.law +357 22 053333
Banking and finance Anastasios A. Antoniou anastasios.antoniou@amc.law +357 22 053333
Insolvency Christina McCollum christina.mccollum@amc.law +357 22 053333
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Anastasios A. Antoniou  photo Mr Anastasios A. Antoniou Anastasios heads the EU, Competition and Regulatory practice of Antoniou McCollum &…
Ms Ifigenia Iacovou  photo Ms Ifigenia Iacovou Associate
Ms Christina McCollum  photo Ms Christina McCollum Christina McColllum is a partner at Antoniou McCollum & Co. and heads…
 Irena Zannetti  photo Irena Zannetti Senor Associate
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Partner : Anastasios A Antoniou
Partner : Christina McCollum