Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC

Corporate & Financial Law Firm in Cyprus

Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC

Spiridonos Lambrou, 10
Neapolis

Limassol CY-3106
Cyprus

Phone+357 (25) 107-242
Fax +357 (25) 105-682

Website www.sflourentzos.com
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Law Firm Overview

Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC, located in Limassol, Cyprus, is a corporate and financial law firm dedicated to and designed for international equity firms, entrepreneurs, and family offices. Our practice areas include corporate and commercial litigation and transactions, tax law, liquidations, investment law matters, and real estate.

We also provide corporate, trust, and fiduciary services such as formation and daily management of corporate structures in virtually any jurisdiction including registered office, maintenance of statutory records, holding and organizing of general board meetings, corporate filings, and acting as “outsource in house counsel” for many clients. We guide clients through the options for a Cyprus International Trust for asset protection and tax optimization.

Founder and Managing Director Soteris Flourentzos has more than 12 years of experience in corporate and financial law, including nine years at two prominent Cyprus law firms and three years with a corporate services provider. The firm provides tailored services to meet clients’ needs and provides specific solutions to their legal business matters.


Languages: Russian, Greek, English

Areas of Law










Additional Areas of Law: Corporate / Commercial Transactions; Liquidations; Cyprus International Trusts; Business Disputes; Shareholders’ Disputes; Investment Disputes; Post-M&A Disputes; Oppression on the Minority; Contentious Companies’ Dissolutions; Derivative Actions; Commercial Assets Recovery; Corporate Fraud; Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Debt Recovery; Commercial Arrangements; Corporate Structuring; Management and Governance; Raising Capital; Strategic Alliances; Corporate Restructuring; Cross Border Mergers; Amalgamations; Debt Transactions; Acquisitions of Specified Assets; Leveraged Buy-outs; Divestitures and Dispositions; Restructurings and Recapitalizations; Sales of Businesses; Ground Leases; Construction Contracts.


Areas of Law Description

Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC provides a broad range of legal services on corporate & financial law matters, which can be divided into the following distinct practice groups:

Corporate & Commercial litigation
Corporate & Trust Services
Corporate Transactions
Investment Law Matters



Chairman

Soteris Flourentzos Mr. Soteris Flourentzos
Lawyer
Asset Protection, Business Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Litigation



Associates

Nikoleta Christofidi Ms. Nikoleta Christofidi
Associate
Contracts, Corporate Law, Financial Services Law

Yiota Costa Ms. Yiota Costa
Lawyer
Business Formation, Business Law, Corporate Law, Insurance

Fani Kapari Ms. Fani Kapari
Associate
Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning, Landlord and Tenant Law, Naturalization and Citizenship, Property Law

  

Affiliations

  • International Referral
  • Cyprus Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Business Structuring Association

More Information on Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC

Corporate & Commercial Litigation
Corporate, Trust & Fiduciary Services
Corporate & Commercial Transactions
Investment Law
Liquidations
Real Estate
Tax Law
Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC News and Publications

Articles Published by Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC

 International Arbitration of Global Legal Insights: Cyprus

There has been a large increase in the use of arbitration as a commercial dispute resolution method in Cyprus because of its development as an international business centre, but Cyprus has not yet succeeded in becoming a popular venue for international arbitrations. However, an increase in the initiation of litigation proceedings seeking interim relief of foreign arbitration procedures can also be identified.

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 Amendments to the Cyprus "Citizenship by Exemption" Scheme

In an effort to accelerate growth and attract foreign investment, the Council of Ministers of Cyprus in September 2016 revised the citizenship by exemption program and has set new economic criteria on the basis of which Cypriot citizenship can be obtained by investment.

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 Conclusion of a Protocol that Will Amend the Double Tax Convention between Cyprus and Ukraine

The Ministry of Finance of Cyprus announced on 08 September 2015 the conclusion of the negotiations with Ukrainian Ministry of Finance. The two Contracting States agreed to a Protocol that will amend the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect on taxes on income when it expire.

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 Succession to Cyprus Shares

Shares in a Cyprus company are treated as being located for legal purposes in Cyprus. Therefore, when a registered shareholder of a Cyprus company dies, her/his shares cannot be transmitted to her/his heirs until, in the case of a will, a grant of probate or, in the case of no will, grant of letters of administration has been granted from the Cyprus Court (a "Grant").

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 Asset Tracing in Cyprus

Even in cases in which the identity of the wrongdoer or the whereabouts of the misappropriated property is unknown, there are tools available for recovery of property, or proceeds of property, which have been misappropriated from a Cyprus company or a company managed and controlled from and in Cyprus.

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 Cyprus Companies Law Further Amended

Cyprus is keen to preserve its favourable recognition amidst changes in the global economy. The aim of the new amendments to the Cyprus Companies Law, Cap. 113 (“CCL”) is therefore to ensure that Cyprus continues to offer a clear and stable approach to corporate law by updating or adapting a number of existing provisions to meet recent developments.

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 The Cyprus International Trust

The Cyprus International Trust is a powerful asset protection tool because it effectively removes the assets from a less favorable jurisdiction, and places the ownership of the assets in the Trust.

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 Cyprus and Barbados to Negotiate a Double Taxation Treaty

Cyprus and Barbados announced earlier this month, that they are to begin negotiating a double taxation treaty to strengthen economic relations between them.

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 Cyprus and Bahrain Signed a Treaty for the Avoidance of Double Taxation on Income and on Capital

The Cyprus Ministry of Finance officially announced on 09 March 2015 that the Republic of Cyprus and the Kingdom of Bahrain signed a Treaty for the Avoidance of Double Taxation on Income and on Capital.

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 Setting Up a Cyprus Company

A Cyprus company can be registered within two working days provided the pertinent documentation is submitted to the Registrar of Companies.

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 Cyprus Courts Do Not Recognise Foreign Arbitration Awards when Neither Party Has its Domicile in Cyprus

The Supreme Court of Cyprus ruled on 17 February 2015, in STX OFFSHORE & SHIPPING CO. LTD v. STX (DALIAN) SHIPBUILDING CO.LTD, Civil Application No. 152/2014, that in order for a foreign arbitration award to be recognized and enforced in Cyprus either the applicant or the respondent must have its domicile in Cyprus.

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 Supreme Court of Cyprus Reaffirmed the Principle that Directors do not Owe Fiduciaries Duties to Shareholders

In Wail Abuljebain v. Unetec-United Engineering and Technical Consultants et al, Civil Appeal 182/2009, 05 February 2015, the Supreme Court of Cyprus delivered a salutary reminder that Directors’ fiduciary duties are owed to the Company itself, as a whole, and not to its shareholders, parent or affiliate Company.

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 CIMA Added Cyprus in the List of Countries Implementing Equivalent Legislation on Money Laundering

As of 21 November 2014, Cyprus is included in the Third Schedule of the “Guidance Notes on the Prevention and Detection of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Cayman Islands”, which lists the Countries and Territories which are considered by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority implementing equivalent legislation on the prevention of money laundering as the Cayman Islands

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 Why it is Still Good to do Business in Ukraine Through Cyprus

In 2014, the share of Cyprus companies exceeded 30% of the total foreign direct investment in Ukraine. Following the recently imposed duty to disclose beneficial owners, the proposed denunciation of double tax treaty with Cyprus initiated by the Ukrainian government, and the improved Ukrainian transfer pricing rules, the question is whether it is still good to do business in Ukraine through Cyprus.

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