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Global Guide

Corporate/Commercial — Cyprus


Chrysses Demetriades & Co - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Chris Georghiades offers extensive experience across a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, particularly public and private M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. He also provides expertise in insolvency and financing matters, regularly advising on the establishment of international funds in the local market.

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Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris is appreciated in the market as "very knowledgeable." She offers a range of commercial experience and has recently advised clients from sectors including TMT and private equity on issues such as public offerings and corporate restructuring.

Nicoletta Kouvara Pantelides is well regarded by clients, particularly for her "good planning and very thorough follow-up." She is a noteworthy adviser for clients in the energy and natural resources field, often assisting with corporate restructuring matters and transactions.

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Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Head of the corporate practice Stelios Triantafyllides advises clients on M&A transactions, joint ventures and restructuring matters as well as commercial advisory issues. He offers additional experience in financing and tax law, and is well versed in regulatory issues.

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The firm’s corporate and commercial department constitutes the cornerstone of our practice. The experience of the firm’s highly reputable and exceptionally specialised team is second to none on the island. The team members provide high-quality practical and innovative advice on all aspects of company law.

The type of work covered by this area include, inter alia:

  • formation, acquisition and sale of Cyprus companies;
  • shareholder agreements and corporate governance issues;
  • capital-raising transactions;
  • public and private offerings of securities and securities law compliance;
  • local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions;
  • management buy-outs and earn-outs;
  • corporate management, and
  • redomiciliation of companies in and out of Cyprus.


A full array of relevant legal services is provided to a domestic and international client base which includes: commercial banks, investment banks, consulting firms, insurance companies, financial services companies and other financial institutions, media and entertainment companies, technology and telecommunications companies, transportation companies, companies in the food and beverage sector, the pharmaceutical industry and high net-worth individuals.

The Managing Partner of our firm, Stelios Triantafyllides, is frequently requested to advise on draft legislation particularly in the corporate sphere, due to his experience in this field.

The firm has acted in numerous high profile and heavily publicised Russian M&A transactions with a Cyprus element.

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Georgiades & Pelides - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Marcos Georgiades has notable experience in the corporate arena, offering particular experience in stock exchange-related matters. He advises on public and private takeovers, joint venture matters and commercial contracts. He is also knowledgeable in competition issues.

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Harneys Aristodemou Loizides Yiolitis LLC - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Emily Yiolitis is well known for her corporate assistance to high net worth individuals and financial institutions. She has had particular recent experience acting on corporate restructuring mandates and licensing issues. She combines her practice with expertise in international tax structuring.

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Harneys’ team of corporate and commercial lawyers in Cyprus is regarded as a trusted resource for many of the world’s largest companies, using unparalleled expertise and technical skill to successfully execute complex deals on a regular basis. 


Our corporate and commercial division offers a diverse suite of services tailored specifically to each client’s needs. We advise companies in relation to listing on major stock exchanges such as New York, Singapore and London and also assist with substantial private equity transactions. These include management buy outs, public to private transactions, closed end private equity funds and a variety of venture capital deals. Harneys has decades of combined expertise in Cyprus and other jurisdictions, giving us unrivalled expertise in negotiating cross border joint venture deals. Additionally, we advise on mergers and acquisitions for both sellers and buyers as well as on reorganisations.


We continue to represent a broad range of clients who regularly take advantage of the benefits Cyprus has to offer. Most recently, we handled the TNK-BP transaction, the largest Western investment in Russia. We also led the €1.2 billion acquisition of Reso Guarantia by AXA in Russia.

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Ioannides Demetriou LLC - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Clients are keen to say that Pambos Ioannides "has one of the most exceptional legal minds in Cyprus." Further interviewees highlight his commercial mind: "He is very accessible and has the ability to understand the business needs of the client." He is experienced in a range of corporate advisory and transactional matters, also collecting praise for his knowledge of stock exchange law. His recent workload includes acting alongside Pinsent Masons for the Ministry of Communications and Works on the privatisation of the Limassol Port.

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The Corporate / Commercial department of Ioannides Demetriou LLC is headed by Pambos Ioannides (managing director) and Christina Ioannidou (director) and provides the full spectrum of Corporate and Commercial legal services to local and international clients, including corporate organisations of the highest prestige in the private sector, major credit institutions, as well as important organisations of the public sector, covering all aspects of their activities, including establishment, structuring and day-to-day advice in commercial matters, corporate governance, regulatory and compliance issues. The Corporate / Commercial department has extensive and wide ranging experience in complex local and cross border mergers and acquisitions, due diligence exercises, structuring commercial transactions, finance deals, corporate and financial restructurings, IPOs and stock exchange listings. The firm’s leaders of the Corporate / Commercial department have acted as legal advisers to some of Cyprus’ biggest infrastructure projects, financial deals, mergers and acquisitions (including acquisitions of major banking institutions and insurance companies), as well as group and financial restructurings. 


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Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Tonia Antoniou is described by impressed sources as a "very responsive, highly motivated and hard-working expert." She regularly acts for international investment funds, retailers and energy groups on their local business and transactions. She also advises on restructuring and privatisation mandates as well as competition issues.

Head of the Athens office Ilias Tsintavis is dual-qualified in Greece and Cyprus. He offers notable experience across the corporate sphere as well as providing advice on international tax, financial products and litigation proceedings.

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Chryssafinis and Polyviou - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Managing partner Polis Polyviou is highly experienced across a range of commercial matters, particularly M&A, employment and competition issues. He regularly acts for clients in the banking, transport, media and energy sectors.

Head of the international corporate practice Stella Kammitsi is experienced in a wide variety of commercial and banking matters, offering additional expertise in wealth management and tax structuring mandates.

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Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Effie Anastassiou frequently advises investment groups and technology companies on M&A transactions and sales of shares. She is experienced in cross-border mandates, especially involving Russia. Several interviewees highlight her responsiveness and business acumen. She has recently assisted Armpitch Holdings with the local aspects of its proposed acquisition of 25% of Agricom.

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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

"A very talented practitioner," Stavros Pavlou collects praise for his extensive experience in corporate matters, alongside his outstanding dispute resolution reputation. He frequently assists banking and energy clients with commercial issues and has notable experience in restructuring mandates.

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Band 1

Ioannides Demetriou LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients are keen to say that Pambos Ioannides "has one of the most exceptional legal minds in Cyprus." Further interviewees highlight his commercial mind: "He is very accessible and has the ability to understand the business needs of the client." He is experienced in a range of corporate advisory and transactional matters, also collecting praise for his knowledge of stock exchange law. His recent workload includes acting alongside Pinsent Masons for the Ministry of Communications and Works on the privatisation of the Limassol Port.

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Band 1

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

"A very talented practitioner," Stavros Pavlou collects praise for his extensive experience in corporate matters, alongside his outstanding dispute resolution reputation. He frequently assists banking and energy clients with commercial issues and has notable experience in restructuring mandates.

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Band 1

Chryssafinis and Polyviou

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Polis Polyviou is highly experienced across a range of commercial matters, particularly M&A, employment and competition issues. He regularly acts for clients in the banking, transport, media and energy sectors.

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Band 2

Chris Georghiades

Chrysses Demetriades & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Chris Georghiades offers extensive experience across a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, particularly public and private M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. He also provides expertise in insolvency and financing matters, regularly advising on the establishment of international funds in the local market.

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Band 2

Marcos Georgiades

Georgiades & Pelides

From the Chambers Global guide

Marcos Georgiades has notable experience in the corporate arena, offering particular experience in stock exchange-related matters. He advises on public and private takeovers, joint venture matters and commercial contracts. He is also knowledgeable in competition issues.

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Band 2

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Elias Neocleous of Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is well liked by market commentators and offers wide experience in cross-border M&A transactions, as well as also providing restructuring, financing and competition advice. He regularly acts for banks, investment groups and energy clients.

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Band 2

Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris

Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris is appreciated in the market as "very knowledgeable." She offers a range of commercial experience and has recently advised clients from sectors including TMT and private equity on issues such as public offerings and corporate restructuring.

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Band 2

Stelios Triantafyllides

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of the corporate practice Stelios Triantafyllides advises clients on M&A transactions, joint ventures and restructuring matters as well as commercial advisory issues. He offers additional experience in financing and tax law, and is well versed in regulatory issues.

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Band 3

Effie Anastassiou

Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Effie Anastassiou frequently advises investment groups and technology companies on M&A transactions and sales of shares. She is experienced in cross-border mandates, especially involving Russia. Several interviewees highlight her responsiveness and business acumen. She has recently assisted Armpitch Holdings with the local aspects of its proposed acquisition of 25% of Agricom.

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Band 3

Michael Damianos & Co LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees praise Michael Damianos of Michael Damianos & Co LLC for being "a super-fast, efficient, reasonably priced and pragmatic lawyer." Further sources highlight his "commitment and diligence" and are impressed by his foresight in identifying risks and ability to pinpoint the important issues. He regularly advises clients from the finance, real estate and energy sectors, particularly on corporate restructuring mandates and transactions. He is also noted for his experience with Russian clients.

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Band 3

George Z Georgiou

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC.

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner George Georgiou of George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC. acts for clients on a wide range of corporate mandates including establishing companies, corporate restructuring and drafting outsourcing and licensing agreements. He advises clients from industries such as banking, pharmaceuticals and insurance.

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Band 3

Harneys Aristodemou Loizides Yiolitis LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Emily Yiolitis is well known for her corporate assistance to high net worth individuals and financial institutions. She has had particular recent experience acting on corporate restructuring mandates and licensing issues. She combines her practice with expertise in international tax structuring.

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Band 4

Stelios Americanos

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Stelios Americanos of Stelios Americanos & Co LLC is widely appreciated by clients, who say that "he is highly commercial and knowledgeable in Cyprus law, as well as cross-border matters." Sources are also keen to emphasise that "it is always a pleasure to work with him." He is experienced in cross-border M&A transactions and regularly advises clients in the finance and tourism sectors.

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Band 4

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Tonia Antoniou is described by impressed sources as a "very responsive, highly motivated and hard-working expert." She regularly acts for international investment funds, retailers and energy groups on their local business and transactions. She also advises on restructuring and privatisation mandates as well as competition issues.

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Band 4

Stella A Kammitsi

Chryssafinis and Polyviou

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of the international corporate practice Stella Kammitsi is experienced in a wide variety of commercial and banking matters, offering additional expertise in wealth management and tax structuring mandates.

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Band 4

Panos Labropoulos

Panos Labropoulos & Co LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Well liked by clients, Panos Labropoulos of Panos Labropoulos & Co LLC regularly advises entities from the finance, technology and energy sectors on cross-border M&A and corporate restructuring mandates. He combines his corporate practice with significant financing and capital markets expertise.

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Band 4

Lorenzo Toffoloni

Andreas Th. Sofokleous LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Lorenzo Toffoloni of Andreas Th. Sofokleous LLC is admired by sources and described as "precise and with extensive experience on contract drafting." He collects praise for his international experience and frequently advises foreign clients on local investments and corporate advisory matters.

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Up and Coming

Nicoletta Kouvara Pantelides

Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Nicoletta Kouvara Pantelides is well regarded by clients, particularly for her "good planning and very thorough follow-up." She is a noteworthy adviser for clients in the energy and natural resources field, often assisting with corporate restructuring matters and transactions.

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Up and Coming

Despina Sofokleous

Andreas Th. Sofokleous LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

The "business-minded and proactive" Despina Sofokleous of Andreas Th. Sofokleous LLC is praised by clients for her creativity: "She is hard-working, dedicated and able to think outside the box." She is well versed in advising foreign clients on their Cypriot business concerns, including local investments. She also acts for local funds and energy clients on commercial issues and the drafting of agreements.

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