The corporate and commercial department has vast knowledge and experience in cross-border transactions including mergers, acquisitions, joint venture and shareholder arrangements, corporate restructures and capital markets.
The firm typically takes instructions to advise in complex corporate governance matters including rights and liabilities of shareholders and directors and on shareholder disputes and undertakes legal due diligence in connection with acquisitions of Cyprus companies (private and public). The corporate and commercial department has specialized experience in (inter alia) drafting and negotiating shareholders’ agreements, share purchase agreements, subscription agreements, put and call option agreements, escrow agreements, settlement agreements and self-standing articles of association.
Some of the services provided by the corporate and commercial department
- Drafting and negotiating joint venture/shareholders’ agreements
- Drafting and negotiating share purchase agreements
- Drafting and negotiating subscription agreements
- Drafting and negotiating put and call option agreements
- Drafting and negotiating escrow agreements
- Drafting and negotiating settlement agreements
- Drafting and amending self-standing articles of association
- Providing legal opinions on areas of corporate law
- Providing advice in shareholder disputes
- Conducting legal due diligence on Cyprus companies
- Providing general advice on corporate law
- Advising and assisting in cross-border mergers
- Advising and assisting in de-mergers of public companies
- Advising and assisting in corporate restructurings and re-organisations
- Assisting in redomiciliations (transfers of registered office) in and out of Cyprus
- Converting a private company into a public company and vice versa
- Advising in capital markets transactions
- Advising in liquidations and acting as a liquidator. In accordance with the Insolvency Practitioners Law, 64(I) of 2015, as amended, an individual can act as a liquidator, provisional liquidator, receiver, administrator or examiner (under the Companies Law Cap. 113) only if that person is licensed and meets the minimum standards of qualification according to the provisions of the Insolvency Practitioners Law. Our firm’s insolvency practitioner is duly licensed by the Cyprus Bar Association to provide such services.