Soteris Pittas & Co

Cyprus

Address:
10, Chrysanthou Mylona Str.
Magnum House
3030, Limassol
Cyprus

+357 2502 8460

+357 2502 8461


Key contacts:

Managing Director: Sotirios Pittas
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Senior Corporate Council: Liza Bokova
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 7
Languages: Greek, English, Russian, Serbian, French, Italian


The firm’s lawyers and associates provide comprehensive legal solutions according to clients’ particular business needs, requirements and objectives. The firm is committed to representing its clients at all stages of disputes, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation, in order to secure just compensation and legal vindication. 

Soteris Pittas & Co LLC provides clients with comprehensive legal advice and services in general commercial matters, including: drafting of commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, strategic legal advice, registration and administration of Cyprus companies, establishment and administration of international trusts, incorporation of funds (open and closed), as well as collective investment schemes and legal due diligence. 

The firm has close links and strong associations with reputable audit firms, private equity managers, and fiduciaries in Cyprus, Russia and the former CIS countries. 

The firm’s partners and associates have more than 20 years of vital industry experience, and over the years have gained considerable exposure in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of Company Law, Corporate Commercial Law; Admiralty and Shipping Law; Insurance and Reinsurance; Mergers & Acquisitions; Commercial Litigation; International Arbitration; Dispute Resolution; Agency and Distributorship; Asset Protection; Commercial Law; International Taxation; Tax Law; Trusts & Estates.

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Financial services regulatory

  • Advising together with PWC Cyprus, a Cypriot Company, holding the majority stake in the largest private gas company in Russia, on the defense of a tax claim raised by the German State and successfully assisting in establishing that its central management and control (“CMC”) was exercised from Cyprus and not Germany (Tax claim of Euro 1.2 billions);
  • Advising a Russian Bank on the multi million purchase of a stake in Qiwi PLC;
  • Providing legal assistance to high profile land and property developers in the Russian Federation in structuring their JV in Cyprus;
  • Assisting long standing clients with an SPA transaction involving elements of complex chain of escrow arrangements;
  • Assisting an American client in a multi-jurisdictional M&A deal through the medium of Cyprus JV to purchase a stake in a European automobile manufacturer;
  • Issuing legal opinions for various banks including state Bank of Russian Federation in connections with financing of the Cyprus HoldCos.

  • Oil and gas
  • Shipping
  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Insurance 
  • Financial Services
  • Investment Management