Georgiades & Pelides
Based in: Nicosia, Cyprus
Number of partners: 4
Number of other fee-earners: 25
Practice areas: Banking; Bankruptcy; Competition; Compliance & Corporate Governance; Corporate Administration; Corporate & Commercial; Employment & Labour; Energy; Litigation; Private Client; Real Estate; Regulation; Technology & Telecommunications
tel +357 22889000
email [email protected]
address 16 Kyriakos Matsis Avenue
Georgiades & Pelides LLC is a leading Cypriot law firm with a broad corporate, commercial and litigation practice and a distinct international focus.
The firm was formed in 1998 by the merger of Georgiades & Georgiades, one of the most successful and dynamic younger firms in Cyprus, with Nicos Pelides & Co, one of the longest established. The firm’s skills are particularly suited to the needs of international clients who not only demand a fast, specialized and professional service, but also practical and commercial advice. The firm is client focused and offers its clients a positive and constructive approach to fulfilling their targets and strategic objectives.
The firm provides advice on all aspects of banking law, including secured commercial lending, project and corporate finance, enforcement and realization of securities, leasing and hire purchase as well as on the regulatory regime relating to banks in Cyprus, including the establishment and acquisition of banks and substantial stakes in such institutions. The firm is the retained lead counsel of the second largest bank in Cyprus.
The firm has extensive experience in advising clients on bankruptcy and insolvency law matters in Cyprus, including voluntary members' as well as creditors' winding-ups. Two members of the firm are licensed insolvency practitioners.
The firm regularly advises on the competition and regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures and has repeatedly successfully represented clients in competition cases before the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition. The firm provides a full spectrum of advice, ranging from merger control notifications (with over 30 submitted in the past year alone) to assisting clients the subject of investigations or dawn raids.
Compliance & Corporate Governance
The firm has a strong team of compliance specialists and regularly advises financial service providers, banks, funds and listed companies in connection with their compliance obligations. The firm has also acted for the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and the Central Bank of Cyprus.
The firm offers a diverse range of services in the company administration space, including provision of company directors, secretarial and registered office services, preparation and filing of annual returns, assistance in the filing of annual accounts, preparation and execution of filings with companies' registry, as well as arranging for the execution, notarisation, certification and translation of documents.
Corporate & Commercial
One of the largest practice areas of the firm, advice is provided to both local and international clients on joint ventures, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border mergers, private and public takeovers, IPOs, listings on the Cyprus Stock Exchange and listing of GDRs on international exchanges.
Employment & Labour
The firm provides a wide variety of practical, every-day employment law advice, including advice on employment manuals and policies, transfer of undertaking regulations and representing clients before the courts and the employment tribunal.
The firm has had a leading role in advising companies engaged in the energy sector in Cyprus since its inception. The firm advised the operator of the first-ever awarded production sharing contract with the Cypriot government, as well as other operators with licenses to drill in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone. The firm also regularly advises on all aspects relating to renewable projects (including permitting, financing, regulatory and construction issues), with involvement in seven renewables projects in the last year alone.
The firm has a large litigation practice whose ability to mobilise is second to none, ideal for handling urgent or large scale cases. The firm advises an impressive range of clients in the litigation space, including financial institutions and technology companies.
The Private Client department deals with all matters relating to probate and administration of estates, including tax, advice to executors and trustees and advice on the establishment and administration of Cypriot and international trusts.
The firm advises on the full range of real estate related matters, from land acquisition to pioneering real estate development projects in Cyprus.
The firm offers regulatory advice to a wide variety of financial services clients, including financial institutions, insurers, investment and listed companies, brokers and other issuers, funds and collective investment schemes and governmental bodies (including the Cyprus Stock Exchange).
Technology & Telecommunications
The firm advises on all aspects of software licensing and software and hardware maintenance contracts, as well as on the registration and enforcement of IP rights including copyrights, trademarks, patents and confidential information.
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