Kathy Alexander Theodotou

Leaders in Law endorses Kathy Alexander Theodotou as our exclusively recommended Civil Law expert in Cyprus. If you wish to get in touch with Kathy, please use the contact information provided above.

Kathy Alexander Theodotou is Principal of K Alexandrou Theodotou. She has great experience in Litigation, Commercial Litigation and other areas. She has distinguished herself in prominent cases of bilateral jurisdiction and is an expert on property in Cyprus, currently dealing with a number of cases relating to Purchase Agreements for properties in Cyprus.

Kathy Alexander Theodotou was born in Cyprus where she completed her secondary education. She studied in Athens, Ghent and London and she has distinguished herself as a researcher having obtained 2 PhDs with Distinction. Her father was a barrister of distinction.

She has written a report on the Multiple Fibre Agreement and its relationship with GATT and European External Trade with special reference to small clothing industry in London.

She is a registered member of the Nicosia Bar.

Katherine is also an artist and she distinguished herself in painting competitions. She has written two books on Classical Greek Literature of the Third Century BC and she travels extensively. She enlightens the community on law and for this reason she organises community seminars to inform the public on several areas of law. Her hard work and experience has been noted in several newspaper articles in Cyprus.

She founded the European Institute Cyprus in Nicosia, together with Prof. Marc Maresceau, Professor of

European Law at Ghent University. She has organised many events in Athens and Nicosia with prominent speakers including Prof. Snyder (Eur. Institute, Florence), Judge Willis, Prof. G. Vermeulen (Dept.Criminal Law,Univ. Ghent) and Prof.Lord Wallace(LSE).

Katherine has been very active as a Human Rights activist in Iraq during the war. She has stayed there for over three months working voluntarily to protect the rights of arrested persons and others. She works for the self-determination and Human Rights of the Kurds.

Firm Overview:

Alexandrou Law Offices, based in Nicosia, operate in the Cyprus jurisdiction.

It specialises in:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Private Client
  • Company Law
  • Arbitration
  • Contracts
  • Planning and Environment
  • Bankruptcy
  • Banking Law

Alexandrou Law Offices can establish international trusts in Cyprus and advise legal firms in England and Wales whose clients wish to establish tax free international trusts.

 

George Iakovou

Leaders in Law endorses George Iakovou as our exclusively recommended Golden Visa & Residence Services expert in Cyprus. If you wish to get in touch with George, please use the contact information provided above.

George Iakovou is the founder and managing partner of the Legal & Financial Firm in Cyprus, The Grey Arrow. He studied Law in the United kingdom and he is a registered member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2010.

His practise is primarily focused on Corporate, Commercial, Entertainment and Real Estate law as well as on the Licensing/Authorisation of Investment Firms and Alternative Investment Funds.

George’s passion and commitment to achieve excellence throughout each project ensures that the client will recieve reliable, effective and bespoke service.

His firm is regarded as a one-stop-shop for applicants (international producers and film studios) who seek an authorisation/license and on-going legal support regarding the preparation and handling of their application to the Cyprus Film Scheme Committee. George’s experience and exertise on Commercial and Entertainment law will safeguard the interests of the applicant and it will further ensure smooth operation of the project, during the stages of the film’s Development, Pre-production, Production, Post-production and Distribution.

In addition George has a reputable experience on the legal advisory and regulatory legal support on the operations of Investment Firms and Alternative Investment Funds. He is a board member in a number of Cyprus Investment Firms and the exclusive legal advisor of one, which ranked in the top 10 Cyprus based Investment Firms.

Education

Leeds Beckett University, Bachelor of Laws – LLB, 2007 – 2010

Practice Areas

  • Business Formation Law
  • Golden Visa & Residence Services
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Finance & Investments
  • Immigration
  • Real Estate

Firm Description:

Our Boutique Firm is located in Nicosia, Cyprus. Our firm’s core values are based on the following 4 principles and fundamental beliefs: Integrity, Honesty, Commitment to Clients and Quality of Service.

We are made up of professionally qualified lawyers and financial advisors with reputable experience in the sectors of Legal, Corporate and Financial Services. We love and value our clients, but we also love and value our team; Together they make who we are and who we are destined to become.

As a Boutique Firm, we strive with passion and commitment to achieve excellence throughout each project. Our tailor-made services are rendered in a diligent and proactive manner, thus producing tailored fit solutions to support our clients’ business and/or personal growth.

Our main services include incorporation of companies, mergers and acquisitions, legal opinions, drafting of commercial agreements, general legal services, and licensing and support of Alternative Investment Fund Managers, Alternative Investment Funds, Administrative Service Providers and Cyprus Investment Firms.

Our Firm is also engaged in the educational sector, our team of professional experts shares their knowledge on the AML directive implementation as well as on Regulatory Compliance matters through on-site seminars or via the Web.

 

George Iakovou

Leaders in Law endorses George Iakovou as our exclusively recommended Business Formation Law expert in Cyprus. If you wish to get in touch with George, please use the contact information provided above.

George Iakovou is the founder and managing partner of the Legal & Financial Firm in Cyprus, The Grey Arrow. He studied Law in the United kingdom and he is a registered member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2010.

His practise is primarily focused on Corporate, Commercial, Entertainment and Real Estate law as well as on the Licensing/Authorisation of Investment Firms and Alternative Investment Funds.

George’s passion and commitment to achieve excellence throughout each project ensures that the client will recieve reliable, effective and bespoke service.

His firm is regarded as a one-stop-shop for applicants (international producers and film studios) who seek an authorisation/license and on-going legal support regarding the preparation and handling of their application to the Cyprus Film Scheme Committee. George’s experience and exertise on Commercial and Entertainment law will safeguard the interests of the applicant and it will further ensure smooth operation of the project, during the stages of the film’s Development, Pre-production, Production, Post-production and Distribution.

In addition George has a reputable experience on the legal advisory and regulatory legal support on the operations of Investment Firms and Alternative Investment Funds. He is a board member in a number of Cyprus Investment Firms and the exclusive legal advisor of one, which ranked in the top 10 Cyprus based Investment Firms.

Education

Leeds Beckett University, Bachelor of Laws – LLB, 2007 – 2010

Practice Areas

  • Business Formation Law
  • Golden Visa & Residence Services
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Finance & Investments
  • Immigration
  • Real Estate

Firm Description:

Our Boutique Firm is located in Nicosia, Cyprus. Our firm’s core values are based on the following 4 principles and fundamental beliefs: Integrity, Honesty, Commitment to Clients and Quality of Service.

We are made up of professionally qualified lawyers and financial advisors with reputable experience in the sectors of Legal, Corporate and Financial Services. We love and value our clients, but we also love and value our team; Together they make who we are and who we are destined to become.

As a Boutique Firm, we strive with passion and commitment to achieve excellence throughout each project. Our tailor-made services are rendered in a diligent and proactive manner, thus producing tailored fit solutions to support our clients’ business and/or personal growth.

Our main services include incorporation of companies, mergers and acquisitions, legal opinions, drafting of commercial agreements, general legal services, and licensing and support of Alternative Investment Fund Managers, Alternative Investment Funds, Administrative Service Providers and Cyprus Investment Firms.

Our Firm is also engaged in the educational sector, our team of professional experts shares their knowledge on the AML directive implementation as well as on Regulatory Compliance matters through on-site seminars or via the Web.

 

Evi Papacleovoulou

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

Evi obtained her Bachelor degree, after receiving her Letters of Law (LLB) with Honors from Kings College, University of London and continued her studies with the same university and obtained a Master of Letters of Law (LLM) in European Union Law and Taxation with merit Evi has furthered her education in Zurich having completed the International Post Graduate Tax Law Program. Evi is an accredited Arbitrator with the Charter Institute of Arbitration of London and Mediator and a certified Documentary Credit Specialist from the Chartered Institute of Financial Services from the School of Finance and the International Financial Services Association, endorsed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) she further Certified in International Trade and Finance from IFS School of Finance, United Kingdom. She was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association as an Advocate in Cyprus and has served in various committees of the Cyprus Bar Association ever since she jointed.

Evi is a practicing litigation advocate and she has litigated in all the benches of the Courts and the Supreme Court of Cyprus. Evi is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, who currently serves as the secretary of STEP Cyprus. She is a full Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a qualified Mediator in Cyprus. Evi is a Member of the Association of International Arbitrators in the United Kingdom with experience in international arbitration and mediation, Member of the International Association of Risk and Compliance Professionals, Member of the Institute of Directors for directorship, management and leadership for public and listed companies, Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Tax Advisors of the United Kingdom, Member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics of the United States, Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives of the United Kingdom. Evi practices law via Law Chambers Nicos Papacleovoulou LLC a law firm established and working in Cyprus for almost half a century now, in an array of fields of law with Trusts, Company Law, Commercial Law Conveyancing and Property transactions Administration of Probates and Wills. Evi lectures since 2018 as an Academic Scientific Member of teaching of Staff to Universities with subject Company and Commercial Law and sub subject Anti-Money Laundering, Trusts, Estate and Administration Contract law and Business transactions.

Firm Description

Premier Legal Expertise in Cyprus – Your Trusted Law Firm

Welcome to our distinguished law firm in the vibrant heart of Cyprus, where we offer an extensive range of legal services tailored to meet the needs of both local and international clients. With a legacy built on integrity, professionalism, and excellence, we are committed to providing the highest standard of legal support.

Comprehensive Legal Services

Our team of seasoned lawyers is well-versed in Cypriot law and is equipped to handle a variety of legal matters. We offer expert advice and representation across multiple domains: Real Estate and Property Law: Whether you’re buying or selling property in Cyprus, our legal experts can guide you through the intricacies of property law, including title searches, property disputes, lease agreements, and property management. Corporate and Commercial Law: From company formation to complex mergers and acquisitions, we provide strategic legal solutions to businesses of all sizes.

Our services encompass corporate governance, compliance, due diligence, and contract negotiation, ensuring your business interests are robustly protected. Banking and Finance Law: We advise on a wide range of financial matters, including banking operations, financial services regulation, capital markets, and secured transactions. Our clients rely on us for sound legal advice in complex financial negotiations and transactions. Intellectual Property Law: Safeguard your intellectual property with our comprehensive services, including trademark and patent registration, IP litigation, and licensing agreements. Our attorneys ensure your innovations and creative works are legally protected. Immigration Law: Navigate the complexities of Cyprus’s immigration system with confidence. We assist with visa applications, residency permits, naturalization, and citizenship by investment programs. Let us help you establish your life or business in Cyprus.

 

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.

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.

Memberships

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

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.