Mr. Anastasios A. Antoniou

Mr. Anastasios A. Antoniou

Managing Partner

Anastasios Antoniou LLC

Grigori Afxentiou 3, 102
Limassol 4003

Phone +35725750003
Fax +35725104574
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Website Mr. Anastasios A. Antoniou - Managing Partner, Limassol, Cyprus

Lawyer's Profile

Anastasios A. Antoniou practices the law in Cyprus as an Advocate of the Supreme Court and is the founder of our Firm. Apart from heading the Firm itself, Anastasios heads the EU and Competition Law Practice Group.

Anastasios is ranked as a leading Cyprus lawyer by The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers International and IFLR1000 in his practice areas of expertise. He has also received the ILO/Lexology Client Choice Award for competition law.

Anastasios advises on Merger Control, Competition, EU law and International law matters. At the same time, he is a renowned litigator and appears before all courts of Cyprus and international tribunals in high-profile cases involving corporate, commercial, human rights and constitutional issues, while he also represents parties in international commercial arbitration and has hands-on international investment arbitration expertise.

Anastasios has been at the forefront of advising our Firm’s eminent clientele, including Glencore, Unilever, Gazprom, the Kingdom of Denmark, Western Union, the French Republic, Henkel, CGG, Petroleum Geo Services, Marathon Oil, Transocean, International Lease Finance Corporation, Vale, Czech Airlines, Vectone Mobile and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Bar Admission

• Cyprus Bar Association
• International Bar Association
• Limassol Bar Association


• European Competition Lawyers Forum
• Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
• Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
• British Institute of International and Comparative Law
• International League of Competition Law

Languages Greek, English, Spanish

Joined the Law Firm in 2009

Lawyer's Areas of Practice

Additional Practice Areas: European Union Law, Merger Control, International Commercial Arbitration

Litigation Percentage 50%


Professional Experience

• Practicing Cyprus and EU law as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Cyprus and ranked as a leading lawyer in competition law and merger control, shipping law, energy law and international law by eminent ranking houses, including The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers International.
• Handling matters in practice areas of expertise: merger control, competition law, maritime and shipping law, commercial litigation and international commercial/investment arbitration
• Appearing as counsel before national and international courts and arbitration tribunals in high-profile maritime, energy, competition and international law disputes

Indicative recent work

• Advising and acting for Gazprom in notification and clearance of cross-border transaction
• Advising and acting for Glencore in notification and clearance of cross-border transaction
• Advising Fujitsu General on dispute resolution issues involving competition and distribution law
• Advising Marathon Oil in relation to EU, commercial, dispute resolution and international law issues
• Acting for International Lease Finance Corporation in a dispute resolution matter
• Advising CGG and PGS on Cyprus law aspects
• Acting for Western Union in notification and clearance of a cross-border acquisition
• Acting for Bank of Cyprus in commercial litigation
• Advising the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on European Union and international law
• Advising Transocean on Cyprus and EU law issues
• Advising the Czech Republic and Czech Airlines on Cyprus merger control matters
• Acting for Henkel in notification and clearance of a cross-border acquisition
• Advising Sovereign (permanent UN Security Council member, EU and NATO member) on the application of EU law on occupied territories


• Cyprus Chapter, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Global Legal Insights series, 2013
• Cyprus Chapter, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Oil & Gas Regulation 2013
• Cyprus Chapter, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Merger Control 2013
• 'Oil Regulation and Natural Gas', Cyprus Law Digest (2012) Nomiki Bibliothiki
• 'Antitrust Regulation - Cartels - Abuse of Dominance', Cyprus Law Digest (2012) Nomiki Bibliothiki
• 'Notification of Concentrations/Merger Control', Cyprus Law Digest (2012) Nomiki Bibliothiki
• 'Protection of Foreign Investments', Cyprus Law Digest (2012) Nomiki Bibliothiki
• Cyprus Chapter, The European Antitrust Review 2013 at GCR's website
• Cyprus Chapter, Merger Control 2013 Getting the Deal Through
• 'The legal elements of private funds regulation in Cyprus which classify it as an ideal alternative funds jurisdiction', The Euromoney Global Asset Management & Servicing Review 2012/13 2011
• Cyprus Chapter, Merger Control 2012 Getting the Deal Through
• The Essential Facilities Doctrine before European Community Courts: Ostracized or Expanded? (2010) Cyprus and European Law Review
• Increasing Rights Protection in the EU: the Charter of Fundamental Rights in Trajectory of Enforcement (2009) 4 Hellenic Review of European Law 97


• Southampton Maritime Law Course
• International Investment Arbitration (UNITAR)

Past Employment Positions

• Advocate, Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC
• General Counsel, Dioratico Ltd


• Kingston University
• London School of Economics

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