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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

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Senior & Managing Partner: Stavros Pavlou
Number of partners: 7
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 based in Cyprus. With 55 years of experience in the local and international legal market, the firm has developed a distinguished expertise in multiple practice areas and a personalised client service.
The firm’s lawyers handle cases in conventional and alternative forms of dispute resolution, including international arbitration and mediation, and specialise in cross-border work. The legal team has been involved in some of the largest transactions in the international and local legal market. 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, and particularly strong links with major international law firms. The firm is recommended by prestigious legal directories globally and is recognised as a top performing firm in respect of their distinctive, professional client services and legal advice.
Today, Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC has evolved in one of the leading and most-respected law firms in Cyprus.

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:
4 partners, 18 fee earners
The traditionally strong litigation department, undisputedly acknowledged and preferred in complex cases of all types and across the border, has recently handled cases such as:
■Extensively advising and representing a wellknown private investment group of companies in Russia, involved in the development of real estate and finance assets, in a dispute between the group of companies and a Russian commercial bank, claiming damages in the amount of EUR 600 million
■Representing a high-net worth individual based in Scotland in a cross-border dispute arising out of a joint venture for the exploitation of immovable property value of EUR 20 million in the Russian Federation
■Representing a Russian government-owned development bank in a litigation initiated in Cyprus against the bank and third parties for the amount of USD 119 million on the basis of alleged breaches of contractual obligations by third parties
Contact: Chrysostomos Nicolaou
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Law, Commercial Law, and M&A:

4 partners, 9 fee earners
The team advises on complicated corporate, commercial and M&A matters including large international cross-border and domestic transactions such as:
■Advising a leading real-estate company from China, in relation to the acquisition of a large investment group operating in the Russian commercial real-estate market, owing properties of more than USD 4 billion
■Provided legal advice on the re-structuring of the shareholding of a group of companies, in preparation for its acquisition by a Strategic Investor, and the setting up of special purpose vehicles under Belize law and Cyprus law for the purposes of the acquisition amounting EUR 110 million
■Advising and assisting, along with a major Russian bank, a private equity investments international group, with headquarters in China, managing assets of more than EUR 1.5 million, with the establishment of an international investment group and with setting up a Cyprus company to act as the investment manager to a fund to facilitate investments in Asia. Providing specialised advice including preparation of investment manager agreements, shareholders’ agreements, licensing requirements etc
Contact: Stavros Pavlou
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets:
4 partners, 8 fee earners
Accustomed to the challenge of handling complex finance transactions involving inter alias major international financial institutions and multinational companies, the department has recently been involved in the following deals:
■Advising a multinational investment and financial services provider on a new margin loan to a Cyprus borrower in the amount of USD 800 million secured inter alia by a pledge of shares of a foreign jurisdiction public listed company
■Acted as the advisors of a major Russian bank, in relation to a facility of more than USD 320 million provided by the bank to an Austrian energy company trading in oil and oil-related products within the EU market
■Advising an Asian development bank, proposing to provide a reputable supplier of quality fuel with a direct loan in the amount of up to USD 4.1 million
Contact: Lia Iordanou Theodoulou
Email: [email protected]

International Tax Planning:
3 partners, 3 fee earners
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC has extensive expertise in advising and assisting clients in the implementation of effective tax planning structures designed to minimise tax liabilities. Sample of cases recently handled:
■Advising a trustee of a Bermudan trust in relation to the re-domiciliation of the trustee and subsequently of the trust in the Republic of Cyprus for the purposes of taking advantage of the Cyprus International Trusts Law and the applicable tax regime
■Providing specific tax and corporate advice to a Cyprus start-up company, in relation to the optimisation of its corporate structure and the establishment of its business in the field of fiscal representation; the project involves one of the world’s largest online marketplaces and services provider and multi-jurisdictional tax aspects within the EU
■Providing corporate and tax advice in relation to the cross-border re-organisation of one of the largest insurance companies in the world, involving Cyprus entities and entities from five other European and international jurisdictions
Contact: Stella Strati
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate, Trusts & Asset Protection:
3 partners, 4 fee earners
Sample of cases handled:
■Advising one of the leading property developers in the Eastern Mediterranean on the development, planning and licencing on their landmark projects, considered to be among the largest private real estate investment opportunities in Cyprus
■Advising one of the major banking institutions of Cyprus, in relation to all loan restructurings performed by them pursuant to an amendment of the Cyprus tax legislation, according to which certain loan restructurings are temporarily exempt from tax, where such restructurings include the transfer of immovable property to the creditor/ financial institution in exchange for the repayment of debt
■Advising a number of high-net-worth individuals from Russia, Asia and other non-EU countries on the purchase of premium commercial and residential properties, which qualify for the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Programme
Contact: Stavros Pavlou
Email: [email protected]


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