Emily Yiolitis Partner
Expertise and Professional Background
Emily Yiolitis is a founding partner of the Cyprus office, global head of Harneys' Tax and Regulatory practice and heads the Cyprus Fiduciary practice. Emily’s work includes international tax structuring and planning and her clients include professional intermediaries around the globe as well as high net worth individuals.
Emily is a founding Committee Member of STEP Cyprus and served as its Chairwoman for three consecutive years. She has been the Cyprus representative of the European Tax Intelligence Group (ETIG) and served on the board of the Cyprus national telecom authority, CYTA. Emily is a regular speaker at international tax conferences and her work is frequently published in Cyprus and international tax periodicals.
Emily is consistently ranked as one of the leading corporate lawyers in the jurisdiction by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000, and Citywealth Leaders List for her expertise in tax planning matters.
Emily’s recent experience includes:
- Advising Credit Suisse, one of the biggest Swiss banks, on the provision of cross-border prime broker and custody services in Cyprus
- Advising bet365, one of the world’s leading online gambling operators with over 23 million customers in over 150 countries, on its application for a Class B online betting licence in Cyprus
Chambers and Partners: Emily is recognised by clients as possessing strong knowledge of the corporate arena, she is praised for being "very precise and straight to the point" in negotiations, and for her adept handling of complex cross-border tax planning matters. Clients appreciate Emily’s “technical knowledge and ability to give clear advice”.
Citywealth Leaders List: Emily is consistently recognised on Citywealth’s IFC Power Women Top 200 List, which recognises the 200 most powerful women in government, private wealth, education, private client advisory and philanthropy across international financial centres.
IFLR 1000 2018: Emily is recognised as a "highly regarded lawyer" IFLR 1000
Education & Admissions
European University Institute (LLM) 2000
Oxford University, Trinity College (MA) 1999
Oxford University, Trinity College (LLM) 1997
Corporate and Commercial
Trusts & Estates
Tax and Regulatory
Brexit Practice Group
Currently pending ratification, the treaty between Cyprus and Barbados (the Treaty) was signed on the 3 May 2017 by Mr Euripides L Evriviades, the High Commissioner of Cyprus in the United Kingdom, and by Mr Guy Hewitt, the High Commissioner of... read more
Harneys in Cyprus recently acted as legal counsel to Lukoil Overseas Group on corporate restructuring matters. The matter was led by Emily Yiolitis and Margarita Hadjitofi who were supported by Sonia Hamshaw and Marios Koutsios.
Lukoil Overseas is... read more