Leading Cyprus Law Firm practising merger control, competition law, maritime law, EU law, intellectual property and litigation.

Why Us

 

 

Our Recognition and Expertise

Anastasios Antoniou LLC has been recognized, awarded and ranked amongst the leading law firms in Cyprus:

  • it is ranked as leading Cyprus law firm by the Legal 500 for consecutive years;
  • it is a recommended Cyprus law firm by the IFLR1000;
  • it is included in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers International rankings
  • it has achieved the highest Preeminent Ranking in Martindale Hubbells Client Reviews.

It is featured in Hieros Gamos, JD Supra and Global Law Experts, amongst other eminent legal directories. Our Firm’s “eye for detail” and expertise, being the reason behind our “solid reputation”, according to the Legal 500, is a testament to our uncompromising commitment to legal clarity and our dedication to the provision of the highest quality of legal services in areas such as competition lawmerger controlshipping & maritime lawEU law and regulation and intellectual property. The above reasons, a direct result of our commitment to legal clarity, make it perfectly clear why we have established ourselves as the Cyprus Law Firm of choice for multinational corporations and international law firms.

Indicatively, we have handled Cyprus law matters for Glencore International, Marathon Oil, Western Union, CGG-Veritas, AIG, Henkel, the Government of the Czech Republic, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), Bank of Cyprus, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Czech Ailrines, Global Navigation Solutions, Salvatore Ferragamo, Vale, Tiande, DTEK Donbass, Travelex, Vectone Mobile and others. At the same time, our Firm is regularly instructed on Cyprus law matters by Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Allen & Overy, Travers Smith, Bird & Bird, MacFarlanes, Sidley Austin, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and other global law firms.

Having established ourselves as the Cyprus lawyers of choice for multinational corporations, governments and global law firms, our Firm is focused and specialized in advising on legal issues faced by the oil & gasmaritime securityshippingaviation, telecommunications and e-commerce industries. See the full list of our Practice Areas or the Industries we work with, or read our Publications on the various legal domains we specialize in.

 

Our Human Capital and Diversity

Anastasios Antoniou LLC has been designed to operate in full alignment with modern evolvements in the law and the industries to which it provides its legal services and ensures that it can attract the brightest legal minds who can be thrilled to be part of its team. Our Managing Advocate, Anastasios A. Antoniou, has been honoured with inclusion in the European Competition Lawyers Forum, a group of the leading practitioners in competition law from law firms across the European Union and a forum for senior practitioners and officials from DG Competition to engage in an open dialogue on the topical competition law issues of the day and to discuss areas for reform.

Our Lawyers are Members of their respective local bar associations, the Cyprus Bar Association and the International Bar Association, while they belong to various legal associations and forums such as the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the International Trademark Association.

We treasure diversity and strive to operate in a truly democratic environment in respect of anyone who interacts with our Firm, from our Clients to State Authorities and from Colleagues in the wider legal community to our very own Staff. We believe it is only within such a corporate culture that we can effectively understand, identify and address the precise needs of our Clients, saving them both time and money.

 

Our Vision, Values and Ethos

Our values constitute the first element we want our Clients to be aware of before, during and following our cooperation. This allows them to know the levels of our ethos and embark confidently in forming a fruitful relationship with our Firm that can outlast the provision of our services. Our values irrevocably stipulate that we conduct all of our business with the highest sense of responsibility of being both servants of Justice and providers of legal services.

Properly identifying our Clients’ needs is an imperative aspect of formulating accurate legal solutions at a high value for them. We always seek to clarify our Clients’ requirements and expectations and challenge them when necessary so as to introduce customized solutions which suit their needs and serve their targets, having their best interests in mind. Our Firm strives to create and maintain unique lawyer-client relationships that are based on trust, integrity and reliability. Our vision towards the provision of the highest quality of legal services in an accurate, practical and unambiguous manner is the cornerstone of how we practice the law. We expect from our Clients to seek the highest quality of legal services at the highest value and they should expect from us the provision of clear, customized solutions to their legal needs.

Contact us to discuss your legal needs at info@antoniou.com.cy or visit our offices to meet with our lawyers.

Ranked as top-tier Cyprus law firm, Anastasios Antoniou LLC is a boutique practice advising on Competition law, Merger Control, Intellectual Property, EU law and Maritime law, while our Dispute Resolution team acts in corporate, IP and constitutional litigation and commercial and investment arbitration.

What sets our Firm apart is its commitment to legal clarity. This meas that we strive to provide comprehensive legal solutions to contemporary legal challenges in a clear, reliable and unequivocal manner. Our concrete set of values ensure that formulating client relationships founded on trust, reliability and integrity is a pivotal element of how we work.

Find out why we are the Cyprus Lawyers of choice for a plethora of multinational corporations and global law firms.
Anastasios Antoniou LLC is a lawyers' limited company regulated under the Cyprus Bar Association with LLC Reg. No. 194. It is wholly owned and managed by licensed Advocates that are members of the Cyprus Bar Association. As such, the Firm abides by the Advocates Law, Cap. 2, and practices the law in accordance with the Code of Conduct of Advocates.

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Merger Control and Competition

Merger control, abuses of market dominance and unfair trading practices are areas in which we have established a leading practice. In an increasingly competitive world, regulating cartels and other anticompetitive practices is a fundamental aspect of a strong Economy.

We assist with victims of collusion in the market and advise on circumstances where a monopolistic or oligopolistic market suffers from abuse of dominance.

If your business is merging with another business, whether within Cyprus or as a foreign-to-foreign merger, or is forming a joint venture or acquiring another business, you may need clearance from the Cypriot competition authority. Learn more or contact us directly to discuss your circumstances.

Cyprus & EU Trademarks

A trade mark may be comprised of names, words, logos, symbols, numbers, designs, images, the shape of goods, colours, sounds and smells or the combination of a number of these elements that constitute a sign.

Our Firm, a member of the International Trademark Association, is a leading law firm in intellectual property, specializing in trademarks and IP litigation in Cyprus and the European Union. Our services cover searches, registrations, renewals, assignments and contentious issues in relation to:

  • Community Trade Mark (EU-wide protection)
  • Cyprus Trade Marks

    We also render our legal services in relation to passing-off matters and IP 'Box' tax planning and licensing

    Contact our trademarks team directly or read more about our IP Practice.