Pambos Ioannides

Pambos Ioannides is a co-founding Partner/Managing Director of Ioannides Demetriou LLC. He has wide experience in all fields of commercial law, offering services to major corporate clients, local and international. He acts as legal advisor to semi-governmental organisations, banks, the Cyprus Stock Exchange, large construction and development/engineering companies, insurance companies, hoteliers and tourism companies, shipping, oil, estate, general trading companies and a plethora of other business concerns, both foreign and domestic.

The Firm:

Ioannides Demetriou LLC is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in Nicosia and Limassol. The firm has a dynamic team dedicated to working for the fulfillment of the firm’s mission, to provide its clients with the highest standard of legal services by giving sound, timely and practical advice in a cost-effective manner and to act at all times in strict accordance with the highest ethical standards of its profession.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC is in a position to meet and exceed the expectations and demands placed upon it by the firm’s enviable client base which includes, amongst others, governments, international and local banks, public bodies, semi-governmental organisations, public and private foundations, universities, international and local contractors and consultants, major international and local commercial enterprises, concession holders spanning all areas of commercial activity.

The firm’s lawyers have acted as advocates in Cyprus’ most high value and complex court cases and as legal advisers in some of Cyprus’ biggest financial transactions.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC have extensive expertise in all key sectors of the legal services market and lawyers who are highly respected by both the local and the international community.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC are the longest standing ISO certified law firm in Cyprus, holding the ISO 9001:2008 Standard for advocacy, legal advisors and legal consultancy in all fields of the legal profession. They also ensure the continuing development of their professional staff through adherence to the Investors in People (IIP) Standard.

The above standards are central to the provision of high quality, responsive and client focused services to our clients.

Memberships:

– International Bar Association
– Cyprus Bar Association
– Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
– Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
– Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus
– Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
– Institute of Directors

International Links:

The firm is a member of the Terralex, Meritas and Legalink global legal networks. It is also a member of the Energy Law Group (ELG). The combined strength of its local offices and the global networks with which it associates provide the firm with access to extensive resources in meeting its clients’ needs in an efficient and effective manner.

Christiana Petrou

We, at Christiana Petrou MILIS LLC, are totally focused on building trusting relationships with you, by providing you with honest, achievable and profitable advises.

Since our inception, Christiana Petrou MILIS LLC has been developed rapidly. Our team consists of young and energetic teams of lawyers and company administration specialists. We aim to provide tailor made solutions in a speedy and confidential manner.

We built long-term relationships with our clients because we are offering quality legal support, profitable business solutions and an on-going contact and communication because we understand the needs of our clients.

Provision of legal advice and support in the following practice areas:

  • formation and buyouts of companies in Cyprus and abroad
  • shareholder agreements and corporate governance issues
  • regulatory compliance (banking and financial services regulation)
  • corporate finance transactions
  • public and private offerings of securities and securities law compliance
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • corporate management and domiciliation services
  • cross-border transactions and joint ventures
  • insolvency advice and restructurings
  • domestic and cross-border loan and security transactions
  • loan documentation for single-lender and syndicated loans
  • security documentation including charges over assets and undertakings of companies, debentures, pledges of share certificates, security assignments of rights
  • restructuring of existing loans and collateral
  • refinancing of existing debts
  • project finance and asset finance
  • construction and project financing
  • indemnities and guaranteescompliance with perfection requirements and registrations of charges
  • legal opinions and legal due diligence exercises

We undertake the incorporation of companies with standard as well as tailor made Objects and Articles in various jurisdictions all around the world utilising our network of legal and corporate service associates.

Michalis Economides

Chambersfield Economides Kranos is an International Law firm, with headquarters in Cyprus that offers complete legal and corporate services, with physical presence in more than 9 countries and provision of fiduciary and corporate services in more than 21 countries. The firm deals with all legal practice areas and the lawyers within can cope with cases regarding any multijurisdictional issue worldwide.

The firm’s cross-border experience and knowledge of the worldwide rapid changes enables it to thoroughly assess and comprehend the market perspectives. The company provides solutions and can advise private users as well as corporate entities, on how to handle private issues and disputes with discretion, how to manage their existing investments or evaluate new investment opportunities as well as how to form a successful portfolio of investment with the greatest percentage of return. Additionally, our expertise allows us to serve as advisors / consultants for wealth management, tax restructuring, risk analysis, management and administration of Trusts at a global level, etc.

Moreover, the firm’s advisory knowledge covers the entire main business field under International Law practice and ranges from the financial, management and banking sector to the incorporation, administration of corporations and fiduciary services, fund registration and management expanding to various other related practice areas.

Through GFA Trust, the other member company of our group, we provide a full spectrum of Corporate and Commercial services such as company formation, administration, Nominee – Fiduciary, Re – Domiciliation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Escrow, opening of Bank Accounts, Incorporation of Foundations, contracts and agreements, commercial dispute resolution, commercial negotiations, settlement agreements etc.

Moreover, the company’s Immigration Law Department, Migration Citizen, has an extensive experience and expertise in regards to Economic Citizenships and Permanent Residence plans worldwide. The firm is able to suggest solutions that are fully compliant with the legal provisions of each and every jurisdiction, in which the client wishes to obtain Citizenship/Passport or Permanent Residence. The firm operates closely with Cyprus/ EU and Caribbean approved schemes.

Chambersfield Economides’ Kranos line of thinking is innovative and exclusive.

Our Key Objectives are to:

  • Offer our clients outstanding legal representation which exceeds their expectations.
  • Recognize and eliminate problems before they appear.
  • Provide solutions to complicated issues for our clients.
  • Ensure that relationships are governed by mutual respect.
  • Focus upon each client’s requirements, having as a prerequisite an in depth understanding of their requests, targets, businesses activities and markets forces.
  • Combine legal experience and international industry knowledge with the highest level of reliability as well as providing excellent cutting edge solution to each project.

The expertise and knowledge of our team enables our in house attorneys to undertake a comprehensive range of complex legal disputes and business cases that fall within the scope of:

  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Admiralty & Shipping
  • Aviation Law
  • Family Law
  • Tenancy Matters
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Law
  • European Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Rights & Brand Protection
  • Energy Law
  • Real Estate & Tax Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Business Crisis Management
  • Debt Recovery
  • Multi – Jurisdictional M & A
  • Tort Law
  • Investment Consultancy
  • Forex / Binary Industry
  • Trusts
  • Citizenships
  • Residency schemes
  • Accident claims
  • Banking & Finance
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Liquidations

The firm provides a comprehensive range of state of the art legal and corporate related services to private and corporate clients, multinational companies, financial institutions and governments on a local, national and global level.

The cross – border experience and knowledge of the worldwide rapid changes, enable us to thoroughly assess and comprehend the market perspectives.

Consequently, we identify the proper actions that need to be taken in order to mitigate risk and yield exceptional results on a macro-economic basis.

Our multilevel experience enable us to actually offer to our clients, personalized solutions and tailor made concepts that will enhance the materialization of their goals.

We value customer relationship, innovation, loyalty, trust, commitment, integrity and teamwork.

Our company promotes a pleasant working environment based on open communication, mutual respect, teamwork, and dedication to what we do and encourages initiative and innovation.

In addition, a timeless commitment of our firm is to be next to those in need. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is design to help society in many different ways, which includes pro bono work, animal welfare, human rights and environmental awareness.

Michael Mantis

Michael is a partner at Mantis and Athinodorou, practicing law in both Paphos and Limassol. He heads up the non-litigation branch of the firm, and has represented private corporations and individuals in several multi-million transactions.

Michael has an understanding of both business and legal aspects of transactions, having completed a Master’s qualification in Management further to attaining his Bachelor of Laws. Additionally, he has successfully executed several business ventures outside the firm, uniquely positioning him to counsel client’s on their investments in light of their business needs.He is a seasoned lawyer in his field, and clients value his contribution, at a technical, business and practical level, as a result of his depth of knowledge and practical know how in his areas. He specialises in working with our British and Russian clientele.

Our Law Firm:

Mantis & Athinodorou LLC is a forward thinking Paphos Law firm, with a proud legacy. We were established in 1979 by Penelope Athinodorou-Mantis, the first female lawyer in Paphos, Cyprus. Through dedication, hard work and a positive outlook she enabled the firm to became one of the leading and most prominent institutions of its kind, in Paphos.

As of 2010, the law firm has morphed into a family-run business, through the addition of Penelope’s sons, Nicolas Mantis and Michael Mantis, as Partners. This has reinvigorated the firm and enabled the application of innovative thinking to pre-existing and new services.

Theodoros Kringou

Theodoros Kringou has a proven record of significantly improving revenue and market share for a growing services company. His achievements include expanding the company to a large international organization with an innovative and pro-active customer-focused approach.

Memberships:

The Federation of Business Information Services (FEBIS)
Aman Union
UN Global Compact
The International Credit Exchange (ICE)
The Federation of European National Collection Associations (FENCA)
The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International)
The Credit Services Association (CSA)
Cyprus-Russian Business Association
Cyprus-GCC Business Association – Member of the Board

Languages:

Greek, Native language
English, Excellent

Practice:

Infocredit Group has been a leading provider of commercial and credit information for almost 45 years, offering high-quality flexible solutions, ranging from Credit Risk Management to Regulatory Compliance, Debt Recovery & Call Centre Services, Training, Corporate Governance and Consulting.

With a focus on the global shift towards transparency, Infocredit Group aims to empower businesses by enabling critical trade and credit decisions, and protects them from precarious scenarios and risky transactions.

Its constantly evolving client portfolio comprises of companies in sectors including Banking, Telecommunications, Audit and Legal Services, Forex, Retail and Wholesale Trade as well as Credit Insurance.

Furthermore, Infocredit Group maintains an extensive network of strategic alliances with reputable companies and associations such as LexisNexis Risk Solutions, ICSA: The Governance Institute, VinciWorks, the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) etc., extending across five continents including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Americas and the Caribbean and Asia Pacific, granting it access to countless resources.

With a substantial presence in the Middle East through its affiliate ICG Middle East Commercial Services DMCC (ICG MECOS), Infocredit Group provides access to high-value intelligence, securing its position as a market leader and trusted specialist in AML and Risk Management solutions.

Andria Andreou

Andria Andreou is a partner in our Cyprus office. She is a UK qualified and registered lawyer with many years experience gained both in London as well as Cyprus law firms. She was admitted to the Law Society of England & Wales in 1990 and the Cyprus Bar Association in 2005. Except for her specialised knowledge in corporate and commercial law, she is well versed in establishing and supporting tax planning structures, providing proactive added value directorship, management and corporate trust services for all types of cross-border corporate vehicles, structured finance vehicles, and corporate holding structures on behalf of institutional and private clients. Andria has held a number of leadership positions during the last few years in Cyprus including head of the corporate team at a top five law firm and most recently as chief executive officer of an international corporate services provider. She is well known and recognized for her analytical, pragmatic and solution driven approach.

Practice:

Athos Group is a highly regarded provider of trust and corporate services, specialising in multi-jurisdictional tax planning, asset protection and tax-efficient exit structures for private clients, entrepreneurs and family owned businesses.

The firm is an international trust boutique with offices in key locations worldwide, including Switzerland, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Malta, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Estonia, United Kingdom and the Caribbean.

The partners and senior staff of the Athos Group consist of highly experienced tax advisors, lawyers and accountants with a broad knowledge of international tax planning, asset protection structures and the fiduciary services industry. By co-designing and implementing effective and creative solutions, Athos Group attracts clients who are accustomed to Expect Success.

Activities:

Athos Group focuses on the implementation and maintenance of global tax planning and asset protection structures for private clients, entrepreneurs and family owned businesses. We work in close cooperation with the client’s own advisors in creating effective tax and legal solutions. We generate added value by providing professional input as well as creative ideas and solutions on the basis of our experience and knowledge in key planning jurisdictions.

Through our offices, we can assist clients in setting up structures and managing companies, trusts, funds and foundations. On the basis of our network of preferred partners, we can also coordinate activities in other desired jurisdictions.

Via Athos Capital Partners, Athos Group also specialises in the development and implementation of tax-compliant exit scenarios whereby we assist clients to exit an inactive corporate holding or investment structure. These exit scenarios include but are not limited to the structuring of cash-rich companies located in various jurisdictions. We currently perform this activity from our offices in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Malta and Luxembourg.

As an independent group, we work with various tax and legal firms as well as wealth managers and (private) banks. This gives us the opportunity to introduce clients and their associates to various sound international (tax) lawyers and banks (asset managers) in all the relevant jurisdictions.

Athos Group is proud to serve reputable families, entrepreneurs and their companies around the globe. We believe in adding value by providing a top quality service with a personal approach and fair pricing.