Elena Argyropoulou Sakka LL.B., LL.M.

Elena Argyropoulou is our exclusively recommended Trusts & Estate Law expert in Cyprus on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Elena directly using the contact details listed above.

Elena is highly acquainted with providing private client specialised services to high-net-worth individuals and families concerning the accumulation, management and transfer of their personal wealth and she is highly regarded for her professional skills both locally and internationally.

She has strong experience in the setting-up and administration of Trusts and the re-domiciliation of Trusts to and from Cyprus.

Having previously gained experience as a corporate and trust lawyer with two of the largest firms in south-east Europe and the Middle East, during her twelve years of experience, she has been extensively involved in multimillion corporate and financing transactions.

Elena has written on topics within her areas of practice and expertise and has been invited as a keynote speaker at STEP Israel and other industry events both locally and overseas and has lectured for trusts to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus and to a number of major banking institutions.

Firm’s Overview:

Elena Argyropoulou & Associates LLC is a boutique law firm based in Limassol, Cyprus.

With a significant international outlook Argyropoulou & Associates has a diverse client base ranging in nature and size from large multinational publicly owned companies to privately held businesses, high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs.

With common commitment to bestow its expertise, know-how and manpower, Argyropoulou & Associates maintains a local and international network of reliable and highly entrusted professional associates including lawyers, tax consultants, bankers, accountants/auditors and investment advisers, which enables the firm to offer its clients balanced and versatile advice from a multijurisdictional outlook.

The Firm’s profoundly educated and dedicated team composed of talented and experienced lawyers, each in their areas of practice, enables Argyropoulou & Associates to provide streamlined first-class legal services to its rather diversified Cypriot and overseas clientele.

More information about the Firm and the services offered can be found at https://www.argyropouloullc.com/.

Anna Grigorieva

Anna Grigorieva is our exclusively recommended Immigration Law expert in Cyprus on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Anna directly using the contact details listed above.

Anna is the managing partner of the firm who steers and oversees the firm’s strategic direction and local operations. Anna is both qualified to practice law in Russia and Cyprus has extensive experience of corporate and commercial matters, insolvency and restructurings, international tax planning, immigration and real estate.

Anna Grigorieva was a partner at a reputable law firm in Cyprus for more than 10 years prior to setting up her own law firm in 2012. She has been involved in a wide range of operations involving corporate and private clients from all over the world but with focus on Central Eastern Europe. Anna further holds board positions in a number of client companies.

Firm Overview:

AG ADVOCATES is the distinctive name of Anna Grigorieva & Co. LLC, a boutique law firm, providing clients with a wide range of legal services from highly complex matters to day-to-day transactional legal need.

Driven by a genuine commitment to each client, we provide exceptional client services and attention to detail. We pride ourselves on delivering responsive client care and fresh thinking, working at the highest level of professionalism. We develop perceptive solutions to the often-complex needs of each individual client, from international corporations to high net worth individuals.

The diverse team of dedicated lawyers and associates of the firm with their combined skills and knowledge provide clients with comprehensive legal solutions according to the clients’ business needs and objectives, focusing on the best possible outcome and maintaining our high standards. Today, AG ADVOCATES with an esteemed network of professionals and associates including leading audit firms, financial institutions, professional advisers in Cyprus and internationally, invests continually in developing its expertise. The firm is committed to delivering high quality advice and excellent levels of service to its clients, both locally and internationally.

Afxentis Zemenides

Afxentis Zemenides Financial Services Ltd is a boutique firm of accountants, financial advisors and business consultants based in Limassol, Cyprus. We provide our services to both local and international clients.

Our advisory services are based on giving innovative and independent advice. We offer a full spectrum of corporate or retail finance advice tailored to the specific needs of our clients.

We have an edge in negotiating with the banks for finding solutions relating to non-performing loans . In addition we provide company incorporation services and we handle citizenship applications. Through our international network of associates , we provide services such as international tax planning, incorporation of companies and citizenships in other jurisdictions.

Our personnel leverage their comprehensive knowledge of the local regulations and financial environments together with their extensive lender and investor relationships to provide a top-tier one stop shop to all our clients as well as unmatched access and market awareness.

Our aim is to provide our services in a professional manner and of the highest standards.

Lora Stylianou

Lora Stylianou read law in the United Kingdom and graduated from University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with an LL.B (Hons) and from the University College, University of London with an LL.M in commercial and corporate law. She then returned to Cyprus where she qualified as an advocate and became partner in one of the then largest and leading established general practice law firms in Cyprus. In 2006 she co-founded LC LAW Stylianou & Drakou LLC which in 2018 was renamed LC LAW Stylianou & Associates LLC and she is the Managing Director. Since October 2018 she is also a member of the Board of Directors of ALFA International.

Lora specializes in corporate cross border transactions, M&A, joint ventures, flotations on the Stock Exchange, banking and finance, tax planning, advising on inbound and outbound investments and complex due diligence. Part of her practice is also immigration, trusts and estate planning. She advises both domestic and international clients and also serves on the board of directors of a number of private and public companies across a range of sectors of the economy. Lora is also an Insolvency Practitioner. She is also a litigator and a qualified mediator acting regularly for directors, shareholders and companies in corporate disputes and administrative actions.

Firm Overview:

LC LAW STYLIANOU & ASSOCIATES LLC is an independent commercial law firm built on delivering partner-level attention and unflagging dedication to client service.

The firm maintains its practice base in Nicosia and is associated with local firms in all towns of Cyprus. Moreover, through the firm’s worldwide contacts, LC LAW clients can benefit from a geographically comprehensive network of exceptional law firms providing highly effective legal solutions in other jurisdictions in accordance with their needs.

The firm’s mission is to offer clients first-class professional assistance paired with an in-depth understanding of the particular areas of the businesses and, at the same time, taking pleasure in the work and in managing the tasks ahead. LCLAW’s clients can rely on a rapid response to their needs, wherever in the world they may be. They can be certain of getting the most effective advice, service and action. In the large majority of cases, the work is about helping clients gain the maximum commercial advantage in transactions such as acquisitions of companies or property, mergers and joint ventures, the financing of major capital projects and flotations. LC LAW does everything possible to help clients avoid litigation, but, should a dispute go to court or arbitration, the firm’s lawyers are as tough and resourceful as any in the profession. In addition to being outstanding practitioners in their specialist fields, the firm’s lawyers are pragmatic and adaptable, with well-proven expertise in handling complex major transactions. The firm’s objective and commitment is to provide high quality, speedy response and cost-effective legal services and to meet the demands of the modern legal practice.

The clientele of the firm comprises mostly corporate clients and includes international business conglomerates and publicly listed companies, film production companies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, shipping enterprises, international trade companies, energy infrastructure companies, oil & gas companies, private equity firms, investment firms and real estate development companies.

LC LAW is a Lawyers’ Limited Company regulated by the Cyprus Legal Council and the Cyprus Bar Association. The firm conducts business within the framework of applicable professional standards, laws, regulations and internal policies including the Lawyers’ Code of Conduct. The firm also has a stringent Risk and Quality programme in place by which it seeks to assess every client assignment before it is taken on.

International Links:

LC LAW is the Cyprus member of ALFA International, the oldest and one of the largest global networks of independent law firms. ALFA International is comprised of 150 member firms with 80 members in the United States and 70 members across Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Pacific Rim, employing over 8,500 lawyers and 10,000 other legal professionals.

The ALFA International model enables its members to use their local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions, while drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms when necessary. Member firms meet high standards to be part of the ALFA International network and are well respected by their peers in the legal and business community. ALFA firms are focused on progressive client service, superior legal insight and real business value, whilst granting their clients immediate access to a comprehensive worldwide network of law firms.

Elena Nakhratova

Elena Nakhratova is our exclusively recommended Insurance Services expert in Cyprus on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Elena directly using the contact details above.

Insurance experience of Elena Nakhratova started as of 2000 where she joined the team to amend Insurance law in Republic of Kazakhstan. Elena has been very visible in the insurance industry and has been a frequent speaker at various industries and business forums. As CEO of CIS Risk Consultant Company, Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers in Kazakhstan, she has also played a key role in arranging and coordinating agreements with neighbouring countries’ insurance companies as well as servicing various accounts in these territories and contributed to the development and growth of the CIS Risk Consultant Company.

She is MBA graduate and successfully pursuing her studies in CII London. During her activities she has created few insurance companies. She is CEO of the CIS RM Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers Ltd in Limassol, Cyprus.

Our Management philosophy is based on the following five primary principals:

  • Encourage and adopt a positive attitude towards protecting the environment, especially the fauna, flora and natural beauty of Cyprus and its diverse cultures.
  • The use of experienced professionals who have the ability to train nationals and younger entrepreneurs to understand the wider definition of insurance business, combining western techniques and innovation with local knowledge and business practices for the benefit of our clients and partners.
  • The ability to tailor insurance and reinsurance products, including sophisticated financial tools to cater for the diverse requirements of our clients and partners.
  • To keep up-dated and current with changes in the credit rating of Insurance/Reinsurance Underwriters as determined by rating organisations such as Standard & Poor’s. We believe it is essential that only financially strong and resilient Insurers/Reinsurers such as Lloyd’s of London, Munich Re, Swiss Re and similar secure markets offer continuity of professional excellence and financial security for our clients and partners.
  • To respect the confidentiality of a clients/partners business at all times and only disclose to third parties that information, with the approval of the client, essential to protect the interests of the client/partner. “Integrity and Utmost Good Faith” is the motto of the insurance profession and CIS RM Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers LTD adhere strictly to this in all business relationships.

Paris M. Spanos

Paris Spanos was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 1989 and joined the firm upon qualification. Paris is an expert in the field of Employment law having represented a considerable number clients over the course of his career, including international corporations. He also has extensive experience in Corporate and M&A, Litigation, Sports law, Commercial law and Real Estate. He has advised clients and international law firms on various complex, multi-jurisdictional matters involving Cyprus law.

Paris was recognised as one of Cyprus’s most distinguished lawyers by the ‘International Who’s Who of Professionals’ in 2005.

Paris has been the Honorary Consul of the Sultanate of Oman in Cyprus since 2004. In March 2016, he was elected as the Secretary of the Committee of the Honorary Consular Corps of Cyprus.

Throughout his career, Paris has held multiple positions in various organisations, some of which are:

  • Member of the Committee of the Cyprus Industrial Relations and Personnel Management Association
  • Prosecutor in the Sports Tribunal of the Cyprus Football Association
  • Member of the Sports Tribunal of the Cyprus Handball Association and of the Nicosia Amateurs Football Association
  • Assistant General Secretary, Vice President and Spokesman of APOEL Football Club, Nicosia
  • Member of the Committee of Loan Commissioners
  • Member of the Board of Directors of EUROCYPRIA AIRLINES
  • Member of Cyprus Airways (Duty-Free Shops) Ltd
  • Member of the Cyprus Development Bank

His pro bono work includes acting as the Legal Advisor of the Cyprus Olympic Committee since 1991.