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

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 neighboring 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.

CIS RM Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers LTD:

History:

The directors and shareholders of CIS RM Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers LTD have over forty years of experience in Prime Global Insurance and Reinsurance Markets. During the past 25 years they have gained substantial knowledge and experience in Russian speaking countries by creating insurance brokerage offices and being involved in day-to-day activities with local insurance companies and Global Multinational Companies active in Energy, Mining and Subsoil and others.

Strategic Objectives:

Our short-term goal is to be known as a reputable and professional Insurance Broker and Consultant firm within the local and international markets with the expertise to design insurance and reinsurance solutions according to our clients/partners exposure to diverse nature of personal and business risks. We are proud to announce we successfully achieved this goal and now our medium and long-term aspirations are to be recognized as the leading independent professional Insurance Brokers/Consultants & Risk Management firm within Cyprus Market. international reputation is already established for the service we provide including access to quality rated underwriters.

Activities:

As a progressive organization we are proud to have built-up a wealth of knowledge on the subjects of Insurance and Reinsurance including from the essential basic vehicle insurance to the sophisticated complex financial instruments described generally as derivatives or ‘hedging’ programs. Risk Identification, Analysis and Assessment of our clients’ business activities are central to our operations and our Risk Management Directors are available to be called upon to assist in identifying, secure, plan and provide risk management advice and solutions to minimize risk exposures.

Philosophy:

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

  1. Encourage and adopt a positive attitude towards protecting the environment, especially the fauna, flora and natural beauty of Cyprus and its diverse cultures.
  2. 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.
  3. The ability to tailor insurance and reinsurance products, including sophisticated financial tools to cater for the diverse requirements of our clients and partners.
  4. To keep up-dated and current with changes in the credit rating of Insurance/Reinsurance Underwriters as determined by rating organizations 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.
  5. 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.

International Recognitions:

CIS RM Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers LTD has business relationships with all other international intermediaries whereby those organizations look to our company to assist in servicing specific business links.

The Team:

Our Team comprises diverse experienced personnel with extensive knowledge of Insurance, Reinsurance and Assessment of risks. The company conducts internal comprehensive training for them as well as organises seminars in London to get international experience.

Paris M. Spanos

Paris M. Spanos was born in Nicosia, Cyprus on the 7 August 1963.

He graduated from the University Of East Anglia (LL.B) in 1987. He then obtained his Masters Degree (LL.M) in International Law at the University of Cambridge, England in 1988. He has been a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 1989.

Paris M. Spanos was also a member of the Committee of the Cyprus Industrial Relations and Personnel Management Association (1991- 93). During the same period he also served as a Prosecutor in the Sports Tribunal of the Cyprus Football Association.

He was also member of the Sports Tribunal of the Cyprus Handball Association and of the Nicosia Amateurs Football Association (1992 – 95). Furthermore he served as Assistant. Gen. Secretary and Spokesman (1994 – 96) and as Vice President and Spokesman of APOEL Football Club, of Nicosia (1998 – 2000).

He was also at one period appointed by the Government as a member of the Committee of Loan Commissioners (1998-2001). He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors in EUROCYPRIA AIRLINES (2001 – 2003), Cyprus Airways (Duty-Free Shops) Ltd (2004 -2005), Cyprus Development Bank (2005 – 2008).

He is the legal Adviser of the Cyprus Olympic Committee since 1991.

Paris M. Spanos is also the Honorary Consul of the Sultanate of Oman in Cyprus since the 4th of March 2004. 

He specializes in the formation of companies and corporate law. During his professional career he dealt with many cases involving re-organization of companies, relocation of companies, mergers, acquisitions and various other complicated corporate matters.”  

Markos Spanos & Co:

We are a modern and progressive firm which nonetheless honours and respects the foundations and traditions of the legal profession.

Our firm’s philosophy is to constantly strive for excellence in our work, maintain the highest professional standards, treat our clients with the utmost respect and loyalty, communicate with them on a human and personal level and exercise maximum effort in assisting them to achieve their individual goals and objectives in a prompt and cost effective way.

We believe that our firm’s greatest asset lies in our human resources. All our lawyers have excellent academic qualifications. They keep up with the developments of the law in their chosen field of specialisation.

Their high standard of knowledge, technical capability, professional integrity and dedication to their work, make them extremely capable professionals who can successfully complete any work they undertake.

Andreas Neocleous

Andreas Neocleous was born in Paphos, Cyprus. He is the founder and managing partner of Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC.

Mr Neocleous graduated in law from Athens University in 1964 and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1965. He is a former member of both the Cyprus Parliament and the Cyprus Bar Council and is currently a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Mediterranean Maritime Arbitration Association (vice-president ) and the International Academy of Tax Advisors. He is also a member of the International Tax Planning Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association and the Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies and is the National Reporter for the Foreign Lawyers Forum of the American Bar Association. He is listed as one of the top International Tax Lawyers in Euromoney’s International Tax Experts Guide. Chambers Guides lists him as a senior statesman of the legal profession.

Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC:

Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC is now one of the largest firms in south-east Europe and the Middle East. Its head office is located in Limassol, which is the commercial centre of Cyprus and the home of many international companies.

Marcos Georgiades

Marcos Georgiades is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, a graduate of Queen Mary College of the University of London with a degree in law (LL.B.) and a Bachelor of Civil Law degree (B.C.L.) from Worcester College of Oxford University.

Before practicing in Cyprus he worked with Slaughter and May in London where he was mainly involved with corporate, stock exchange related and banking work.

He has been in practice in Cyprus since 1989. He has been engaged in drafting project financing and security documentation for local and offshore banks as well as in relation to multi currency loan facility agreements, margin account trading and obtaining of security over movable property.

He has been involved with the introduction of companies to the Cyprus Stock exchange and is experienced in conducting private and public takeovers. His skills include the establishment of sophisticated joint venture structures through the use of Cyprus vehicles and the drafting of distributorship agreements and other commercial contracts.

He is conversant with computer software licensing and has advised the licensors of the Cyprus Stock Exchange.

He has also been involved in advising on Cyprus competition law issues.

Firm Overview:

Georgiades & Pelides LLC is a leading Cypriot law firm with a broad corporate, banking, commercial and litigation practice and a distinct international focus.

The firm was formed in 1998 by the merger of Georgiades & Georgiades, one of the most successful and dynamic younger firms in Cyprus with Nicos Pelides & Co one of the longest established. The firm offers a unique blend of dynamism and experience.

The firm’s skills are particularly suited to the needs of international clients who not only demand a fast, specialized and professional service, but also practical and commercial advice. The firm is client focused and offers its clients a positive and constructive approach to fulfilling their targets and strategic objectives.

Stavros Pavlou

Stavros Pavlou is the Senior and Managing Partner of Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC. Over the last 30 years of his practice, he became highly experienced in corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration and he represents clients in complex dispute resolution matters, including judicial and arbitration proceedings in Cypriot and international courts. Additionally, he has gained great expertise in complicated banking, finance and corporate transactions and cross-border securities and he regularly advises on Cyprus International Trusts, asset protection and international tax planning. His clients include international groups of companies, banks and high-net-worth individuals. He is recommended as a top tier lawyer by numerous international legal directories and clients portray him as a “brilliant lawyer”, “extremely professional, fast-reacting with outstanding analytical and reasoning skills”.

Publications:

Stavros has authored many articles in international professional publications on litigation, arbitration, trusts, securities, tax, financial and corporate matters.

Professional Memberships:

Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, International Bar Association, Cyprus Bar Association, STEP, Fellow of CIArb and Honorary Secretary of CIArb Cyprus Branch, Russian Arbitration Association, AITC, International Law Association.

Qualifications:

– BSc Economics of Industry and Trade (LSE, London, UK), 1983
– Postgraduate Diploma in Law (City University, London, UK), 1984
– Barrister at Law (Gray’s Inn, London, UK), 1985
– Admitted to the Cyprus Bar, 1986
– TEP, 2011
– MCIArb, 2014
– FCIArb, 2017

Firm Profile:

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is a top-tier, multi-award winning law firm based in Cyprus with significant experience in the international legal market.

The Firm proudly announced its 50th anniversary for the provision of professional, efficient and dedicated legal services in Cyprus and abroad.

Founded in 1963 by Mr. Patrikios Pavlou, a barrister (Gray’s Inn, UK) from Limassol, the Firm developed into a partnership, Patrikios Pavlou & Co, in the late 1970s. Through the years, the Firm’s vision, dedication and experience led to a steady and successful growth and since July 2010, the law firm has evolved into a new entity, Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC.

The firm’s creative legal team specializes in specific practice areas and with their combined skills and knowledge can provide expert comprehensive legal solutions on national and international law, according to the client’s particular needs and requirements.

Awards & Recognitions:

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is ranked among the TOP TIER recommended firms in Cyprus by prestigious legal directories globally. The Banking & Finance department along with the Tax, Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions and Litigation & Arbitration departments rank in the first tier of numerous international directories. Furthermore, over the last years, the Firm has received several international awards in respect to its distinctive and professional client services.