Michalis Anastasiou

Leaders in Law endorses Michalis Anastasiou as our exclusively recommended Company Law expert in Cyprus. If you wish to get in touch with Michalis, please use the contact information provided above.

Michalis graduated from the Law School of the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK in 2012. He was called to the English Bar at Gray’s Inn in 2013. He obtained in 2014 his LLM on International Business Law at BPP Law School in London, UK.

He was admitted in the Cyprus Bar Association in 2015. Michalis speaks fluently Greek and English.

Michali’s specialises in business and corporate law, company registration and administration, investment firms and forex brokers cases, forex scam litigation, civil and criminal litigation, personal injury and insurance cases. He appears before the Courts of Cyprus, and he is involved with judicial matters and the drafting of legal documents.

Practice Areas

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law

Education & Bar Admissions

  • University of Sussex; 2012. Brighton, UK
  • The University of Law, 2013. London, UK
  • Admitted to the English Bar at Gray’s Inn, 2013
  • BPP Law School, 2014. London, UK
  • Admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association, 2015

Firm Overview:

Evagoras Anastasiou & Associates LLC is considered an experienced law firm in different areas of law, and it provides a range of specialised legal services to its current, future, local and foreign clients.

Our firm’s specialised lawyers are equipped with the relevant professional knowledge and abilities that put them in position to provide to each client efficient legal advice concerning their needs.

  • To practice our profession with integrity.
  • To acknowledge that each client’s case is unique, and it has its own speciality.
  • To protect our customer’s interests
  • To satisfy the client’s goal and protect his interests.
  • The client’s goal will be achieved with quick, practical, cost-effective, up-to-date and modern methods.


Afxentis Zemenides

Leaders in Law endorses Afxentis Zemenides as our exclusively recommended Business Advisory Services expert in Cyprus. If you wish to get in touch with Afxentis please use the contact information provided above.

He has worked for KPMG (Cyprus), Limassol Cooperative Savings Bank and Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB).

He held major positions in CCB, like Regional Manager for Restructuring (Limassol and Paphos) and Limassol Regional Manager for Retail Banking. He was also a Manager in KPMG in Limassol.

He has extensive experience in the Financial Services sector.

Afxentis is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant, a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He is also a member of the Board of other private and public organizations including the Cyprus University of Technology (TEΠΑΚ) and ANCORIA INSURANCE.

He has an MBA from the University of Kent, UK.

Firm Description:

Afxentis Zemenides Financial Services is a finance advisory and investment firm based in Limassol, Cyprus.

We represent individuals and companies who are either looking for restructuring their loans, apply for new loans or who are looking for financial advice.

Our advisory services are based on giving innovative and independent advice. We offer a full spectrum of corporate or retail finance advice tailored to the specific needs of our clients.

Our personnel leverage their comprehensive knowledge of the local regulations and financial environments together with their extensive lender and investor relationships to provide a top-tier one stop shop to all our clients as well as unmatched access and market awareness.


Savvas Papasavvas

Leaders in Law endorses Savvas Papasavvas as our exclusively recommended Tax Advisory Services expert in Cyprus. If you wish to get in touch with Savvas please use the contact information provided above.

Savvas is the founder and managing partner of SMPA Advisory Ltd, an accounting firm that is based in Limassol, Cyprus, and has a clientele of local and international companies.

Savvas joined Deloitte in 2005 after he finished his studies in the UK and left Deloitte in December 2019 at the level of director. He was a member of the IFRS Consultation Centre of Deloitte Cyprus and specialized in the audit of large local and international companies in various industries, including: Shipping, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Hotel, Investment Holdings, etc.

Savvas gained extensive experience in providing tax advisory services, including advises about the formation of international tax structures, financial advisory services and general business advisory services.

Savvas holds a BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance and he is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

Firm Description:

SMPadvisory|Global is an experienced accountancy practice based in Limassol, Cyprus. We’re a firm of chartered accountants and registered auditors supporting entrepreneurs and  businesses to achieve their financial goals. Our partners collectively have more than 40 years of accounting experience and are some of the most advanced in their field; many of our peers and other professional firms come to our partners for advice on their most critical and complex issues. Indeed, with such vast experience behind us, you can rest assured that SMPadvisory|Global will deliver a professional and reliable service: providing peace of mind and greater profitability for our business clients, and helping our individual clients to enjoy greater financial security and success. We look to offer something beyond pure financial expertise. We’re strategists, not box-tickers.


Yiannos Georgiades

Leaders in Law endorses Yiannos Georgiades as our exclusively recommended International Law expert in Cyprus and Greece. If you wish to get in touch with Yiannos please use the contact information provided above.


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.


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 Area

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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

Leaders in Law endorses Christiana Petrou as our exclusively recommended Company Law expert in Cyprus. If you wish to get in touch with Christiana, please use the contact information provided above.

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 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.