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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

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Senior & Managing Partner: Stavros Pavlou
Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 30
Languages: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Slovak

Firm Overview:
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is a leading, highly recommended and multi-awarded law firm in Cyprus. Backed up with 57 years of experience in the local and international legal market, the firm has developed a distinguished expertise in multiple practice areas and personalized client service. The legal team handles cases in conventional and alternative forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation in Cyprus and abroad and it has been involved in some of the largest cross-border banking, financial and corporate transactions. Clients include public and private companies from various industry sectors, local and international banks, financial institutions, entrepreneurs as well as a host of individual clients from Europe, Asia, the USA, Russia, the CIS countries, Cyprus and others. Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is a member of important professional international bodies and it has established an esteemed network of associates worldwide. The firm is recognized as a top performer in respect of its distinctive, professional client services and legal advice. With a young and highly qualified team of associates, the firm will keep adding real value to its clients’ business, while managing complexity with swiftness, strategic thinking and accuracy.

Main Areas of Practice:
Dispute Resolution & ADR
Corporate, Commercial & M&A
Banking & Finance
Restructuring & Insolvency
Capital Markets
International Tax Planning
Real Estate, Trusts & Asset Protection
Ship & Aircraft Finance

Dispute Resolution & ADR:
5 partners, 21 fee earners
The traditionally strong dispute resolution department, undisputedly acknowledged in complex cases of all types and across the border, has recently handled cases such as:
■Handling more than 50 cross-border cases, with an aggregate amount in excess of USD 3 billion, of one of the leading banks in Russia, involving the registration, recognition and enforcement of Russian judgements and arbitral awards
■Providing legal advice to a multinational telecommunications group in relation to the enforcement of foreign judgements for USD 4 billion by promoting a civil claim of fraud against the judgement debtors
■Representing a Cyprus company in a USD 900 million claim for damages against a Ukrainian group of companies for conspiracy with unlawful means and breach of contract
■Representing a leading Russian manufacturer of industrial automation systems in arbitration proceedings regarding an alleged breach of a Sale Purchase Agreement
Contact: Chrysostomos Nicolaou
Email: [email protected]

Corporate, Commercial, & M&A:
4 partners, 9 fee earners
The team advises on cross-border corporate, commercial and M&A matters such as:
■Providing corporate and structuring advice to one of Russia’s leading real estate developers on four ongoing major projects involving M&A deals and investments around the world, in excess of EUR 200 million
■Advising an international provider of aviation services in relation to several proposed crossborder mergers and acquisitions
■Advising a global tobacco company on a proposed acquisition of a leading low cost e-cigarette business
Contact: Stavros Pavlou
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets:
4 partners, 8 fee earners
Accustomed to the challenge of handling complex finance transactions, the department has recently been involved in the following deals:
■Advising a major financial institution based in Luxembourg, in relation to an uncommitted on demand trade finance facility transaction with one of Russia’s largest agricultural companies
■Engaged by one of the most well respected investment banks in the world to provide specialized advice in relation to the transformation of an Alternative Investment Fund (value of USD 400 million) with limited to unlimited number of investors ■Assisting in an aviation financing matter, regarding the novation of a USD 50 million aircraft financing transaction
Contact: Lia Iordanou Theodoulou
Email: [email protected]

International Tax Planning:
3 partners, 3 fee earners
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC has extensive expertise in advising in the implementation of effective tax planning structures designed to minimize tax liabilities. Sample of cases recently handled:
■Providing legal advice in relation to the tax treatment of a return of a shareholder’s capital contribution valued at EUR 34 million, comprising of investments and financial instruments
■Providing specialised tax advice to a shareholder of a Cyprus company operating in the field of medical and pharmaceutical supplies with operations in Africa, in relation to a reorganization plan and a proposed division of the group
■Provided structured tax advice on the tax implications of a structuring of a joint venture valued at USD 75 million, between a leading private express delivery operator in Russia and a German transportation and logistics company
Contact: Stella Strati
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate, Trusts & Asset Protection:
3 partners, 4 fee earners
The department provides comprehensive assistance on the Cyprus International Trusts and on real estate matters. Recent work includes:
■Assisting the trustees of a Cyprus International Trust, holding movable and immovable assets situated worldwide, in relation to the restructuring of the relevant trust structure, the appointment of the trust property to the beneficiaries and the termination of the trust
■Advising a Ukrainian HNWI client on the structuring of additional investments into commercial and residential properties estimated at EUR 6 million following approval by the Cyprus Investment Programme
■Advising a British entrepreneur on a EUR 4 million purchase of a local private residential property requiring approvals of multiple governmental authorities and land registry department
■Providing expert advice to a consortium of international real estate investors on a EUR 10 million multiple unit residential luxury development in a landmark location; advising on the corporate structure, urban planning licensing, engineering contracts and sales and lease agreements
Contact: Stavros Pavlou
Email: [email protected] Org


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