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Stelios Americanos & Co LLC

Europe 2023
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Tel: +35722465500
Managing Partners: Stelios Americanos
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 22
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainica

Firm Overview:
Stelios Americanos & Co LLC is a full services, highly innovative 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), corporate and commercial litigation, real estate, financial and investment regulatory compliance and blockchain legal advisory. The firm assembles a dynamic and reliable legal team, working effectively and efficiently with cutting edge technology, establishing, thus, an enviable reputation for its effectiveness, competency and innovative practises. Stelios Americanos & Co LLC always seeks to build exceptional working relationships between the clients and the firm members, aiming to develop a deeper understanding and knowledge of the clients’ businesses, provide commercially astute and innovative consultation and therefore creating optimal business results for the clients.

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC provides its services to governmental and semi-governmental organizations, major international financial-banking institutions, investment firms, public companies and multinational corporations, in matters related to international finance and securitization, complex cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financial advisory, regulation, restructuring and litigation before courts or arbitral bodies. Moreover Stelios Americanos & Co LLC has created close and long-lasting relationships with reputable international legal and consulting firms overseas and is, thus, able to assist clients with any aspect of their cross-border transactions and needs. The culture of our firm focuses on constant improvement and learning of new objectives and thus the members of the firm are very active in various professional associations and participate as speakers in international conferences and seminars while regularly publishing articles and opinions in a variety of matters related to Cyprus Law. The firm’s mission is to provide high quality legal services with integrity, professionalism and respect to its clients and the law.

Practice Areas
Litigation & Arbitration
Corporate & Commercial Law
Banking & Finance
Financial & Investment Regulatory Compliance
Restructuring, Receivership & Liquidation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Innovation & Blockchain
Corporate Administration
Real Estate, Immigration & Citizenship
Accounting & Taxation

Main Areas of Practice

Corporate, Commercial and M&A
3 Partners, 9 fee earners
Formation, acquisition and dissolution of companies in Cyprus and abroad; corporate governance management and secretarial services; insolvency services; trustee fiduciary services; advising on shareholders issues, including advice on the drafting negotiation and implementation of subscription and shareholders’ agreements; capital increases, equity contribution and differentiation of class rights venture capital financing; and redomiciliation of companies.
Cross-border transactions and joint ventures; agency, distributorship and franchise agreements; private and public offerings and takeovers; sophisticated structures involving Cyprus entities; securities law compliance; and all intellectual aspects of commercial transactions.
Structuring and tax optimisation of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; financial and tax due diligence in connection with acquisitions involving Cyprus companies; drafting and negotiation of subscription/share purchase agreements, shareholders and joint venture agreements; legal and tax advice on corporate, regulatory, securities, competition, labour and enforcement matters.
Key Clients: Baker & McKenzie, DLA Piper, Linklaters, Dentons, CSS Alpha Fund, Trust Bank, Nicosia Mall, Papaellinas, Ewave Israel, ARGUS Capital, Fattal/Leonardo Group, Talos, Sharelink Financial Services, Athienitis Contractors Developers Public Ltd, Immofinanze, Pap Medical, B2kapital
Contact:Stelios Americanos [email protected]

Banking and Finance
3 Partners, 8 fee earners
• The firm has developed a strong practice in the Banking & Finance Department. A significant volume of high-value and profile international transactions related to acquisition and project finance, refinancing, real estate financing, syndicated and bilateral lending have been handled by the firm in the last years. We have acted as Cyprus law counsels for both lenders and borrowers, particularly on inward investment to CIS and Eastern Europe.
• Our banking and finance team assist lenders and borrowers in all stages of the structuring, implementation and formalization process of banking, financial and credit transactions.
• Conducting negotiations and draft the required legal documentation, including but not limited to, in connection with the financing and implementation of acquisitions of companies, industrial and real estate assets, syndicated loans and structured financing.
• Providing legal assistance for the implementation of sureties and security interests as well as for the restructuring of financings and debts of distressed companies.
Key Clients: Nicosia Mall Holdings (Nmh) Ltd, Erste Bank, Credit Europe (Russia) Ltd. Vtb Bank (Jsc), Bank Of Cyprus, Alfa Bank Ukraine, Ak Bars Bank Pjsc, Hines International Fund Management Company S.A.Rl, Bank Hapoalim, Zubr Capital
Contact: Despina Americanou [email protected]

Real estate and construction
2 Partners, 6 fee earners
• Our firm’s real estate practise provides individuals and corporate clients high-end legal advice on the sales, acquisitions, long-term and short – term leases, construction, licensing and permits.
• The firm’s objective is to always guide the clients throughout the process providing cost effective and practical solutions to facilitate their goals.
• Legal services include negotiation and drafting of contracts, property due diligence reports, bid protests as to public work contracts, construction agreements, property management for non-residents, wills and probate.
Key Clients: Mantis Group,Spica SA, IMMOFINANZE,Fattal/Leonardo Group, Talos, Sharelink Financial Services (SFS Group), Papantoniou Supermarkets, COFCO Agro, ADAMA Group, eWave, Olympic Capital, ClassOne Ltd, Athienitis Contractors Developers Public Ltd, PAP Medical, H&M Group (Cyprus), Outono Limited
Contact: Stelios Americanos [email protected]

Dispute Resolution
2 Partners, 5 fee earners
• National and international arbitration; banking and financial; stock exchange and securities legislation; taxation; bankruptcy; enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards; pursuing interim pre-emptive remedies.
• Vast array of corporate and commercial litigation for major local and international clients and frequently advises banking institutions and asset management companies on sizeable cases against debtors.
• The team also garners praise for its experience in other areas such as pre-emptive remedies, fraud and asset tracing cases and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Key Clients: Altamira, CRI Group, Altius Insurance, Bank of Cyprus, Alfa Bank Ukraine, “SBERBANK” PJSC, Astrobank, Eurobank, Arricano Real Estate PLC, Nibro Capital Management, Eraclis Fiduciary Limited
Contact: Soteris Costa [email protected]

Financial & Investment Regulatory Compliance
1 Partner, 5 fee earners
• Licensing support services for regulated entities under the Central Bank of Cyprus and Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), Financial services regulatory advisory and reporting, Capital markets regulatory advisory and reporting, Financial and economic sanctions
• Anti-money laundering (AML) compliance, FATCA & CRS compliance and reporting, Regulatory Compliance and Remediation
• Fund licensing and administration services, Risk management services, Competition Law Advisory and Representation
Contact: Dr Charis Savvides [email protected]

Innovation and blockchain
1 Partner, 3 fee earners
• Regulatory Compliance Consulting for Financial technology (FinTech) and Insurance Technology (InsurTech) Businesses, Legal support on contemporary finance and tech related projects such as e-wallets and peer-to-peer lending (P2P), Strategy Formulation and Business planning for Start-ups investing in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
• Legal Advice and Regulatory Compliance Support over Crypto-asset projects, Legal review and structuring over Coin and Token Offerings (ICOs, IEOs, STOs)
• Accounting and Taxation in Cryptocurrencies and Tokens Regulatory and legal compliance of blockchain companies concerning licensing, GDPR, structure, jurisdiction, criminal litigation and digital asset investigation.
Contact: Dr Charis Savvides [email protected]


Cyprus, Nicosia
12, Demostheni Severi Av.
Office 601, 6th Floor 1080
Tel: +357 22 46 55 00
Fax: +357 22 33 85 00
[email protected]

Greece, Athens
4 Valaoritou Street
1st Floor, Kolonaki, 10671
[email protected]

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Stelios Americanos & Co LLC rankings

Europe Guide 2023
General Business Law
1 Ranked Lawyer
Stelios Americanos
Stelios Americanos
Band 4

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