Corporate and Commercial

Our highly specialised team of corporate lawyers counts years of experience in the industry, and is acknowledged for its in-depth legal expertise, drawn from an insightful understanding of the local and international business environment.

The firm offers the full range of corporate services and advice from start-up to the completion of incorporation, the annual operation, compliance, restructures and dissolutions of Cyprus companies. In this context, we regularly advise on corporate and commercial transactions involving Cyprus vehicles, especially acquisitions of both private and public companies, joint ventures (normally entailing the drafting and negotiation of shareholders’ agreements and their eventual incorporation in companies’ Articles of Association), local and cross border mergers, corporate restructurings, secured project financing and securitization.

Our corporate law team has the specialised expertise and resources to deal with any related issues, such as the concentration of enterprises, tax, and corporate governance, to negotiate and draft complex commercial agreements according to the requirements of each transaction, and to represent clients before the courts whenever a court application is required to approve a corporate action, or in any dispute involving corporate organs or competences. We also regularly conduct legal due diligence exercises on companies, either in the context of acquisitions, reorganizations or secured financing, or independently, and issue opinions on corporate capacity and legal standing.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Legal Partners has been the adviser of choice for an impressive range of M&A transactions, including some of the highest profile deals on the island.

During the last few years, the same department legally supported the listing of a few Cyprus Public Companies on the Cyprus Stock Exchange.

In addition to this, our legal support was provided for the reconstruction and re-organisation of international corporate structures involving Cypriot companies. This included drafting, reviewing and advising on various agreements such as: inter alias, joint venture agreements, shareholders and share purchase agreements, escrow agreements, trusts and escrow arrangements, among others.