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.

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 Advisers. 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.

Firm Overview:

We are Cyprus’s largest law firm, and we are generally recognised as leaders in the South-Eastern Mediterranean region. We are proud of our 50-year history, but our focus is firmly on the present and the future.

Our clients include individuals and businesses of all sizes, including many market-leading multinational companies and international organisations. We advise them on all their legal issues and challenges with relation to Cyprus and European law. We listen to them in order to understand their objectives, and give them practical advice and assistance to help achieve them.

We are organised into specialist departments and our people are leaders in their fields. Our strength in depth gives us the flexibility to form multi-disciplinary teams to respond quickly and effectively to our clients’ needs.

We recruit the best people and help them achieve their potential, with challenging work and a career development and knowledge management infrastructure that are second to none. Our values are based on hard work, integrity, passion for progress and reason.

Our goal is to use our talents and organisation to serve our clients and contribute positively to society in line with our values.

We hope you enjoy your visit.