Yiannos Georgiades

Education

Ealing College of Higher Education (LL.B. Hons.) (1989), Inns of Court School of Law, Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London (Barrister-at-Law) (1990). He gained hands-on experience working at a City of London solicitor’s firm prior to moving to Cyprus. In 1995, he also worked as a visiting attorney at Corboy & Demetrio in Chicago and Baker & Hostetler in Washington, D.C. in the United States.

Member

Cyprus Bar Association, Bar of England and Wales (Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn), President of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration, Vice President of the AEA International Lawyers Network.

Practice Areas

Corporate and commercial law, international tax planning, international trade, cross-border disputes – private international law, real estate, investments, alternative dispute resolution, medical negligence, intellectual property law, franchise law, Internet and media law, litigation.

Firm Description

The firm is now a thriving concern. It is essentially international in outlook with approximately three-quarters of the clientele of international origin. It also has a firm foothold in the domestic market, providing an extensive range of legal consultancy services to both Cypriot and multinational clients. The firm has established a network of legal contacts and associates in many countries around the world. The main focus is on providing a first-class service to its clients, and it has acquired a very good reputation and a wealth of experience across the major practice areas, inter alia, corporate and commercial law, medical law, real estate law, intellectual property law, dispute resolution and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, banking, finance, IT law, media law, and entertainment law.

Over the years, the firm has grown and developed and now offers the diverse professional skills of qualified lawyers, legal consultants and legal assistants. These skills and attributes combine to provide flexible and viable solutions to meet the requirements of clients both in Cyprus itself and worldwide. Our staff can collectively speak a number of different languages, including English, Russian and Greek.

The firm consists of a dedicated professional team of employees who are proud to continue to provide high quality services.

The firm’s clients range from private individuals to banks, property developers, real estate agents and investors, property fund managers, hotels, corporate clients, financial companies, media companies, medical practitioners, trustee companies, accountancy firms, charitable foundations and associations, municipalities, international airlines, TV channels, trademark and patent offices.

The law firm is also registered as a Nominated Advisor (NOMAD) of the Cyprus Stock Exchange for the Emerging Companies Market. Mr Yiannos Georgiades, the Managing Partner of our law firm, is the President of the European Court of Arbitration and Mediation for Commercial Disputes, Cyprus Chapter, and co-founder of Kinisis Ventures Limited, a business accelerator company which promotes start-ups and other innovative companies and assists them in scaling up in the US.

The firm has branches in the United Kingdom and Greece, and associates’ offices in many other countries of the world.

 

Thanos Fiakas

Professional Experience:

  • 2016 – Today: Advocate/Lawyer at Stelios Americanos & Co LLC, Demostheni Severi Av., Office 601, 6th Floor 1080 Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 2015 – 2016: Trainee Lawyer at Stelios Americanos & Co LLC, Demostheni Severi Av., Office 601, 6th Floor 1080 Nicosia, Cyprus

Education

  • 2016 – Cyprus Bar Association Vocational Qualification
  • 2014 – 2015 University of Leicester, UK (L.LM – Master of Laws in International Commercial Law)
  • 2011 – 2014 University of Leicester, UK (L.LB Honours – Bachelor of Laws)

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the Cyprus Bar Association
  • Member of the Nicosia Bar Association

Languages:

  • Greek
  • English

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC:

Stelios Americanos & Co is a full services law firm with headquarters based in Nicosia, Cyprus and a branch in Athens, Greece. It specializes in corporate, commercial and banking law, focusing mainly on transboundary banking financing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.

Additionally, it provides services and consults on areas involving administrative and public law, energy – natural resources , property and construction work , BOT / PFI, competition law, public procurement and tenders and tax services.

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC has strong legal experience in the areas of civil, public and administrative law. It advises clients on banking and financial disputes, registration and execution of judgements and arbitral awards and ensures intermediate remedies and all kinds of interim orders regarding disputes between shareholders, creditors, enforcement of charges and fraud cases.

Furthermore, members of the law firm represent clients in arbitration cases or undertake arbitration proceedings.

The firm is advising governmental and semi-governmental organisations, major financial-banking institutions, public companies quoted in the Cyprus Stock Exchange and multinational corporations in high profile asset finance, project finance and securitisation and on complex cross-boarder transactions including Mergers & Acquisitions and restructuring.

The firm assembled a dynamic team working with cutting edge technology and quickly established an enviable reputation for efficient and competent service and has become a leading niche firm for corporate work.

The firm’s clients are guaranteed continuous and tailored support combined with a positive and constructive approach and an ability to solve complex legal and tax problems in a business oriented mentality.

Michael Mantis

Michael is a partner at Mantis and Athinodorou, practicing law in both Paphos and Limassol. He heads up the non-litigation branch of the firm, and has represented private corporations and individuals in several multi-million transactions.

Michael has an understanding of both business and legal aspects of transactions, having completed a Master’s qualification in Management further to attaining his Bachelor of Laws. Additionally, he has successfully executed several business ventures outside the firm, uniquely positioning him to counsel client’s on their investments in light of their business needs.He is a seasoned lawyer in his field, and clients value his contribution, at a technical, business and practical level, as a result of his depth of knowledge and practical know how in his areas. He specialises in working with our British and Russian clientele.

Our Law Firm:

Mantis & Athinodorou was established in 1979, by Penelope Athinodorou-Mantis, the first female lawyer in Paphos. It has since grown to be one of the most reputed legal advisory services in Cyprus. As of 2010, the firm has evolved into a family-run business, through the addition of Penelope’s sons, Nicolas Mantis and Michael Mantis, as Partners.

Mantis & Athinodorou, pride their personalized services to clients and ensure that every new case is attended to by a Partner. They have five key areas of service which include real estate, immigration (citizenship by investment; and European residency), corporate law, wills and administration and litigation.

Stelios Americanos

Mr. Americanos is the managing partner of the firm, in charge of the corporate and commercial department, heads a team of lawyers with specializations in corporate law, M&A and corporate litigation.

He has extensive experience in the set up and completion of complex joint-ventures and “cross-border” structures and transactions through the use of Cyprus vehicles. 

Mr. Americanos has contributed a number of articles on legal developments in professional journals and has participated in conferences and seminars including delivery of papers and lectures.

His clients include global groups of companies, banking and finance institutions and high-net-worth individuals.  He is a highly recommended lawyer by all the International legal directories.

Mr. Americanos served as a Member of the Board of Directors of CYTA, the country’s national telecommunication authority for six years appointed by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus.

Practice Areas:

·         Corporate and Commercial Law

·         Banking and Finance

·         Tax

·         Mergers and Acquisitions

·         Corporate litigation

Education:

Athens University (Degree in Law).  Admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 1991 and has since been a practising advocate.

Professional Bodies:

·         Cyprus Bar Association

·         International Bar Association

·         International Tax Planning Association

·         Centre for International Legal Studies

·         IAG

·         STEP

·         IGAL

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC:

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC is a full services commercial law firm with its headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus and a branch in Athens, Greece specializing in corporate and commercial law, banking finance, litigation and tax-financial advisory.

The firm is providing its services to governmental and semi-governmental organizations, major financial-banking institutions, public companies and multinational corporations, in high profile asset finance, project finance and securitization and on complex cross-border transactions including mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and litigation.

The firm assembled a dynamic multilingual team working with cutting edge technology, quickly established an enviable reputation for efficient and competent service and has become a leading niche firm for corporate work.

The firm’s clients are guaranteed continuous and tailored support combined with a positive and constructive approach and an ability to solve complex legal and tax problems in a business oriented mentality. We seek to build exceptional working relationships with our clients. By doing so, we are able to develop a deeper understanding of our clients’ businesses, provide commercially astute, innovative advice and create better business outcomes for our clients.

As far as international practice is concerned, the firm has an impressive list of international clientele that includes major financial-banking institutions, investment funds, leading international law firms, multinational corporations and high net worth individuals.

The firm has world-wide contacts with reputable legal and advisory practices and is able to assist clients with all aspects of their cross- border transactions.

Members of the firm are very active in various professional associations and take part as speakers In international conferences and seminars while regularly publishing articles and contributions in a variety of matters related to Cyprus Law.

The firm is a member of several professional associations including: International Bar Association, Cyprus Bar Association, ΓΓΡΑ (International Tax Planning Association) and STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

 

Christiana Petrou

We, at Christiana Petrou MILIS LLC, are totally focused on building trusting relationships with you, by providing you with honest, achievable and profitable advises.

Since our inception, Christiana Petrou MILIS LLC has been developed rapidly. Our team consists of young and energetic teams of lawyers and company administration specialists. We aim to provide tailor made solutions in a speedy and confidential manner.

We built long-term relationships with our clients because we are offering quality legal support, profitable business solutions and an on-going contact and communication because we understand the needs of our clients.

Provision of legal advice and support in the following practice areas:

  • formation and buyouts of companies in Cyprus and abroad
  • shareholder agreements and corporate governance issues
  • regulatory compliance (banking and financial services regulation)
  • corporate finance transactions
  • public and private offerings of securities and securities law compliance
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • corporate management and domiciliation services
  • cross-border transactions and joint ventures
  • insolvency advice and restructurings
  • domestic and cross-border loan and security transactions
  • loan documentation for single-lender and syndicated loans
  • security documentation including charges over assets and undertakings of companies, debentures, pledges of share certificates, security assignments of rights
  • restructuring of existing loans and collateral
  • refinancing of existing debts
  • project finance and asset finance
  • construction and project financing
  • indemnities and guaranteescompliance with perfection requirements and registrations of charges
  • legal opinions and legal due diligence exercises

We undertake the incorporation of companies with standard as well as tailor made Objects and Articles in various jurisdictions all around the world utilising our network of legal and corporate service associates.

 

Tryfonas Tryfonos

Tryfonas Tryfonos is a Lawyer based in Cyprus with experience in corporate, Citizenship by Investment, Business immigration, Investment structures, International tax planning etc.

Tryfonas holds a bachelors degree in Business administration and master degree in Human Resource Management and an LLB degree.

International Tax Planning:

Cyprus offers a range of alternative tax advantages to foreign companies conducting business on the island.  Such advantages derive from the country’s favorable legislation as well as from the wide network of double taxation treaties.  In brief, the main provisions of corporate taxation are:

  • Uniform corporate tax rate of 12.5%
  • Double Taxation Treaties with over 55 countries
  • No withholding taxes on dividends, interest and royalties to non-residents
  • Favorable tax treatment of losses
  • NO tax on capital gains from disposal of securities listed on a recognized Stock Exchange
  • No tax on profits from permanent establishment outside Cyprus, subject to conditions
  • No capital gains tax or net worth taxes, except on sale of immovable property situated in Cyprus
  • Holding companies satisfying minimum requirements can be established with 0% tax rate on dividends, making Cyprus the most competitive jurisdiction for holding companies
  • Freely transferable currency accounts (in any currency) can be kept both in Cyprus and abroad
  • No exchange control restrictions
  • Strictly confidentiality of the real owners

Fiduciary Services:

  • Company formation
  • Nominee Services
  • International Tax Planning
  • Residents Employment Permits
  • Applications for Citizenship
  • International Collective Investment Schemes (ICISs)
  • Business Advisory Services

SUXESS MANAGEMENT LTD

SUXESS is a reputable firm, incorporated in the Republic of Cyprus and situated in the busy commercial town of Limassol – commercial centre of Cyprus and the home of many international companies.  Suxess consists of professionals with in-depth knowledge and broad experience, offering complete services to local and overseas clients.

We have developed particular expertise in providing specialized international business company incorporations, representations, management and tax planning and are supported by a global network of associates in related fields.

The founding philosophy of our firm is to provide professional services to small and medium sized businesses by being large enough to satisfy our  clients’ needs and yet small enough to ensure personal contact and attention to each one of them. Each client is unique and therefore should receive individual cooperation tailored to his needs.

Suxess is a responsible company operating at the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality with an excellent reputation among our professional clients and within the business community.

The firm welcomes its clients to visit the office whenever they wish and meet the people who handle their work.

 

Maria Kitromilidou

Kannava, Kitromilidou & Co LLC is a law firm in its fifth year of existence with its offices located in Limassol, Cyprus.  We are proud to say that in the middle of the most unprecedented global economic crisis, we started off and grew into a most dynamic law firm playing today a leading role on the legal front not only in Cyprus but internationally.  Our team of experts with diversified backgrounds and experiences offer to all our clients the highest level of service within budget and on time committed at all times to achieve for the clients the best possible results, protect their interests long term and minimize risk and uncertainties for them.

We always follow a pragmatic, problem-solving approach, we listen carefully to the clients’ needs and objectives (business or otherwise) and always have the appropriate solution to offer, boilerplate or innovative as the particular case may require.

Our firm covers the whole legal spectrum – we offer services in the areas of Corporate/Commercial Law, Banking/Finance Law, Financial Regulation/Investment Services, Trusts/Fund Administration, Inheritance/Real Estate Law, Intellectual Property/E-Commerce, Employment Law, Immigration Law, Civil Litigation/Arbitration, Criminal Litigation, Matrimonial Disputes/Family Law and Maritime/Shipping Law.

We always look ahead and always strive to improve and expand the services we offer, so we are constantly kept updated with developments and new legal opportunities and solutions for clients.  We are lawyers easy to reach at any time and close to our clients in support for all their needs.

 

Chris Georghiades

Chris has extensive experience of corporate and commercial matters, particularly in relation to company and business acquisitions and sales of both public and private companies, joint ventures, shareholder disputes, corporate reorganisations, insolvency, banking and taxation. He also advises on construction law, sports law, aviation law and administrative law.

He has assisted a number of entities including banks, captive and general insurance companies, offshore financial services companies, international funds and ship management companies to establish themselves in Cyprus and continues to advise them on corporate matters, tax and regulatory compliance. He has advised foreign financiers on a wide range of issues relating to foreign lending in Cyprus with respect to borrowings by the Cyprus government, government institutions and local companies.

Chris is playing a central role in the development of sports law in Cyprus and is currently a member of the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, chairman of Judicial and Disciplinary Committee of the Cyprus Swimming Association and of Cyprus Sailing Association and President of the Anorthosis Famagusta Football Club.

Chrysses Demetriades & Co:

Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC is a Cyprus law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services to local and international clients.We have been instrumental to the development of Cyprus as an offshore and international financial centre and are widely acknowledged as one of the leading law firms in Cyprus in the key areas of corporate activity.

We have long established relationships with many of the world’s leading international financial institutions, professional advisers and regulatory bodies, are consistently highly rated in independent research studies and regularly lead offshore league tables.

Our success is founded on our ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an uncompromising service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice.

 

Agis Agapiou

Agis deals with commercial, company, taxation, banking and the acquisition of immovable property. He has participated and spoken in Business Seminars in Cyprus and abroad.

Agis was a Member of the House of Representatives (2001 to 2006), deputy chairman of the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Institutions, Merit and the Commissioner of Administration (Ombudsman), a member of the committees on European Affairs and on Legal Affairs and he represented the House in COSAC

 

Acquisition Finance Law Practice:

We advise major banks and other debt providers, as well as corporate borrowers and private equity investors in the structuring and documentation of leveraged buyouts, public-to-privates, bid financing, investment grade financing and other acquisition-related financing transactions.

 

Chrysses Demetriades & Co:

Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC is a Cyprus law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services to local and international clients.We have been instrumental to the development of Cyprus as an offshore and international financial centre and are widely acknowledged as one of the leading law firms in Cyprus in the key areas of corporate activity.

We have long established relationships with many of the world’s leading international financial institutions, professional advisers and regulatory bodies, are consistently highly rated in independent research studies and regularly lead offshore league tables.

Our success is founded on our ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an uncompromising service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice.

 

Christos Mavrellis

Christos is the Head of the Company & Commercial Department. He specialises in general corporate work, banking, capital markets and private equity transactions, as well as the tax aspects of such transactions. Christos has also acted domestically and internationally for many companies involved in debt restructuring and recapitalisation as well as working for administrators and liquidators on several high profile insolvencies.

Christos has been the Secretary of the International Tax Planning Association (I.T.P.A.), is a member of the Offshore Institute, founding member of the Mediterranean Maritime Arbitrators Association and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He has published numerous articles in international magazines and has presented various legal issues at international conferences and seminars. He is a member of the board of directors of Cypriot and foreign public companies as well as of many private limited liability companies.

 

Chrysses Demetriades & Co:

Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC is a Cyprus law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services to local and international clients.We have been instrumental to the development of Cyprus as an offshore and international financial centre and are widely acknowledged as one of the leading law firms in Cyprus in the key areas of corporate activity.

We have long established relationships with many of the world’s leading international financial institutions, professional advisers and regulatory bodies, are consistently highly rated in independent research studies and regularly lead offshore league tables.

Our success is founded on our ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an uncompromising service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice.