Corporate--Commercial-Law

Our Corporate Law Department, having a long and distinguished history, is strong in the depth of its knowledge and the accuracy in its advice. Representing another large area of our operations, our Corporate Law Team has been retained by several of the most wealthy and prominent funds, corporations and individuals in Europe, Russia, the Middle & The Far East who have structured their businesses and private affairs using Cypriot corporate vehicles, taking advantage of an array of tax advantages that the island of Cyprus has to offer to the foreign investor.  

Our law firm’s experience in using the vast number of Double Taxation Treaties Cyprus has signed and complying with the OECD can assist companies and individuals  from around the world in getting tax transparent and beneficial choices.

Having its roots in the old English Companies Law, Cyprus’s company laws provide a straightforward legal framework which provides clear and legally certain answers to a variety of corporate issues. We have used this simple and solid tool to provide our legal services in numerous M&A transactions involving Cypriot companies, giving the comfort to our clients, banking and financial institutions from all around the world, of a legally familiar environment within which to work.

Over time we have assisted our clients in numerous commercial transactions that involved co-operating with an important number of international law firms. We provide excellent advice and service in M&A work and our team comes highly recommended in many international directories and reviews.

We take pride in being the law firm that undertook the complete legal work in the listing of the first shipping company on the Cyprus Stock Exchange. 

Our team has worked on numerous corporate restructuring transactions, assisting clients in adjusting to new economic and financial circumstances. Our depth of knowledge in the area of corporate insolvency has allowed us to offer realistic solutions to many of our clients.  

We provide our support and advice to our domestic and foreign corporate clients on all aspects of their commercial transactions, including negotiating and drafting commercial agreements, such as contracts of sale and lease of immovable and movable property, license, franchising, distributorship, agency and employment agreements. 

In cooperation with our Litigation & Arbitration Team we have represented clients in court in various matters relating to corporate litigation, including share ownership disputes, contentious corporate governance issues, protection of minority shareholding, liquidations, restructurings, share capital increases and reductions and amendments in Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Our senior partner in the Corporate Law Department is an editor of the LawinContext, an online knowledge and training library of laws from around the globe, a prestigious post held for many years now.

Our sister company, Andreas Coucounis & Co (Services) Ltd, is responsible for the maintenance, tax & regulatory compliance, and administration of companies that want to ensure their physical presence in Cyprus is solid and not prone to any challenge from anywhere in the world.

Below you will find a sample of the actual legal work performed by our team:

  • Administration & Domiciliation of Companies
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Insolvency
  • IPOs & Securities Law compliance
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Shareholders’ Agreements
  • International tax planning
  • Formation of trusts