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Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC

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Chairman: Antis Triantafyllides

Partners: Antis Triantafyllides, George Triantafyllides and Stelios Triantafyllides

Number of Partners: 3

Number of Lawyers: 35

Languages: English, French, German, Greek, Russian

Firm Overview:

The law firm of Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC was founded in 1955. It is one of the oldest and best established law firms in Cyprus providing high quality legal services in all areas of law to corporations, institutions, government entities and high-net-worth individuals. The firm’s main practice focuses on domestic and international corporate and banking and finance law, and also boasts one of the strongest litigation teams in the country and a leading tax department. The firm currently employs 72 members of staff, including 35 lawyers and legal consultants. Antis Triantafyllides, the founder of the firm, was the Cyprus member of the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce throughout the greater part of his legal career.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Competition Law

Constitutional, Public & Administrative Law

Contract Law

Corporate & Company Law

Data Protection Law

Employment Law

Energy Law

Financial Services & Securities Regulation

Immigration Law

Insolvency Law

Intellectual Property

Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation

Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures & Corporate

Restructuring

Real Estate & Construction Law

Tax

Trusts

Banking & Finance:

The firm’s highly experienced Banking and Finance team handles secured and unsecured lending, international high-value financing and refinancing transactions, including project financing, syndicated, subordinated and mezzanine financing, and related securities such as share pledges, floating charges, financial collateral and other securities.

The firm regularly advises on compliance and banking regulatory and licensing requirements, ISDA agreements and related products, asset preservation and security enforcement and procedures.

The highly experienced members of the team bring the wealth of their experience to their department making our banking team one of the strongest in the country.

The firm’s litigation team supports the banking team by dealing with debt collection and security enforcement, representing in this respect both local and international banking institutions.

The firm’s main client base consists of high profile international lenders, arrangers and facility agents (on single-lender and syndicated, secured and unsecured loans) as well as borrowers, guarantors and security providers. Our clients include international financial institutions such as EBRD, IFC, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse as well as local banking institutions, such as Bank of Cyprus, Hellenic Bank and AstroBank.

Capital Markets:

The capital markets practice of the firm covers the full range of capital markets products and specialises in debt and equity capital markets, derivatives and structured finance, securitisation, corporate trust and agency.

The firm’s team is highly experienced, having played an active part in major developments in capital markets related to Cyprus and regularly acts on public offerings including initial, secondary and dual public offerings on regulated or non-regulated markets, both within and outside the EU, as well as private placements, Eurobond issues, reverse takeovers etc.

The team regularly acts for lenders, underwriters, and issuers, issuing legal opinions and advising clients through every step of an equity raising transaction.

The key to our success in this field is our analytical rigour and expertise noting that most of the cases we work on in this area are unprecedented in Cyprus and our clients and overseas counsels therefore rely on our vast experience, know - how and technical expertise to apply untested areas of the law to the case at hand.

Corporate & Company Law:

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 types of work under this area include:

◼ 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;

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

Financial Services & Securities Regulation:

In a world where there is increasing regulation on the financial and investment sectors, with companies having to devote more resources to governance, risk and compliance issues, our team provides practical detailed guidance to clients to help them understand the relevant legal obligations arising from these constantly changing regulatory regimes.

The team has an effective working relationship with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (the “CySec”), being their preferred retained legal adviser, and together with its expertise and years of experience in this area of Cyprus law, we lead thinking on regulatory developments, helping clients in lobbying on, planning for, and implementing changes as they occur. By maintaining day-to-day contact with the CySec and being engaged in drafting legislative amendments in these areas of law, the firm can advise clients on the direction of reform and help them structure their business and activities to gain commercial and strategic advantages.

The group has in depth and technical knowledge of financial services regulation laws including MiFID, MiFID II, laws regulating fund managers and fund formation and we provide immediate and effective responses to client queries in such areas of financial regulation.

The firm advises asset managers, investment banks, and brokers/agents tackling issues such as fund formation and distribution, and cross-border regulatory issues. The portfolio of clients includes Cyprus Investment Firms belonging to the groups of some of the largest regulated investments banks such as Sberbank and Renaissance Capital, FX trading companies, and companies that are leaders in “social investment trading”, such as Etoro.

Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation:

The firm’s litigation team is one of the best in Cyprus and is led by George Triantafyllides, a widely admired member of the Cyprus Bar Association.

The litigation department covers all areas of general and commercial law and offers:

◼ a wide range of dispute resolution;

◼ practical advice and guidance to clients in an effort to avoid lengthy court actions;

◼ detailed advice on proceedings and procedures;

◼ representation of clients in litigation disputes before all national courts and tribunals;

◼ both domestic and international arbitration under internationally recognised arbitration bodies.

Legal assistance and guidance in relation to various litigation matters is provided. Whether immediate action is required in an interim order application or well-thought tactics in a long standing lawsuit before the Courts, the client can always rely on the firm’s experienced litigation team for the appropriate service and tailored advice.

The team specialises, non-exhaustively, in interim order applications, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other types of disclosure orders, as well as freezing orders.

The firm’s litigation practice is not limited to fighting cases before the District Courts or the Supreme Court of Cyprus, but also extends to claims before all courts and tribunals in Cyprus, including, among others, the Employment Tribunal, the Rent Tribunal, the Tenders Review Authority and the Commission for the Protection of Competition.

Alternative means such as the option of arbitration and mediation are also areas where we excel in the Cyprus legal market.

Tax:

The tax department has a reputation for developing effective solutions to tax problems that are both tax-efficient and practical, meeting the requirements of the clients within the real constraints under which they operate.

The firm’s tax practitioners are integrated into the firm’s transactional teams and they advise corporations and individuals on a wide range of Cypriot tax issues which may arise in the context of international and local transactions in a variety of industry sectors. Key clients of the firm in this field include local and international groups of companies as well as financial and other local and international institutions.

The firm’s litigation department, led by George Triantafyllides, is regularly involved in various high profile tax cases. Furthermore, Stelios Triantafyllides often provides advice to the Republic of Cyprus in connection with tax matters, including assisting the latter with the drafting of Cyprus tax laws and also with the preparation of reports submitted to international organisations with the aim to enhance the attractiveness of Cyprus as a holding company jurisdiction and a premier international business centre.

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General Business Law
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Stelios Triantafyllides
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Stelios Triantafyllides
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Marios Hadjigavriel
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Marios Hadjigavriel
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George Triantafyllides
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George Triantafyllides
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