Cyprus


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Our Cyprus law firm was founded in 2006 as Aristodemou Loizides Yiolitis & Co and in 2009 merged with Harneys to become the first international law firm in Cyprus. The office now has more than 20 qualified lawyers including six partners. 

Overview

Our client base includes the leading international law firms and many of the largest financial and credit institutions in the EU and beyond. As one of the top Cyprus law firms, we are committed to fast, reliable and commercially astute legal services and as a result our lawyers in Cyprus are consistently recommended by leading independent legal directories such as Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, Citywealth and Who’s Who among others. Recent commentary from the directories includes the following:

- IFLR1000 describes the Harneys Cyprus team as “the most responsive lawyers I’ve worked with in Cyprus.”

- Chambers and Partners calls Harneys “an office of the highest calibre from the top level to the trainees” in its corporate/commercial rankings.

- Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Asia ranks Harneys Cyprus in the Top Tier for Banking & Finance, stating that Harneys Cyprus service is “akin to that of Magic Circle law firms.” The directory described the Corporate & M&A team as “truly committed to its clients, very fast to grasp the essence of a deal and very concise in its responses”.
 

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Contacts

Emily Yiolitis
Emily Yiolitis

Partner
Cyprus
Pavlos Aristodemou
Pavlos Aristodemou

Managing Partner
Cyprus
Aki Corsoni-Husain
Aki Corsoni-Husain

Partner
Cyprus
Nancy Erotocritou
Nancy Erotocritou

Partner
Cyprus
Demetris Loizides
Demetris Loizides

Partner
Cyprus
Theodoros Zafiropoulos
Theodoros Zafiropoulos

Counsel
Cyprus
Elina  Mantrali
Elina Mantrali

Associate
Cyprus
Anna Maria Pampaka
Anna Maria Pampaka

Associate
Cyprus
Publications

Articles & Updates

Country-by-country reporting: deadline approaching for Cyprus companies 
Cyprus snapshot: options and advantages 
Will Brexit have an impact on offshore financial services? 
Russia Sanctions and the use of EU-based holding companies and SPVs 
The Cyprus position - ESMA publishes practical guide on transparency directive major holdings notification regime 
Fourth and 'Fifth' Anti-Money Laundering Directives: implementing AML updates and UBO registers in Cyprus 

Guides

Obtaining Cypriot citizenship by investment 
Registration of Cyprus Ships 
Guide to the Russian Deoffshorization Law 
Guide: The Cyprus Holding Company Regime 
Guides to new banking laws in Cyprus 
Freedom of Establishment of Credit Institutions in Cyprus 

Recent Experience

Harneys advises Grivalia Hospitality S.A. on the acquisition of iconic hotel complex 
Harneys advises on restructuring of Synot Group  
Harneys advises on £2 billion investment in Anglo American by Volcan Holdings PLC 
Harneys Cyprus advises on Songa Offshore refinancing 
Aroundtown Property Holding €1 billion bond issues 
Harneys Cyprus acts for Peru agricultural giant, Camposol, on US$200 million exchange offer