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

Oil and Gas




We advise on the complex legal and regulatory issues associated with upstream, midstream and downstream developments in Cyprus. Our legal services for the Oil and Gas industry have been specifically formulated to address the growing requirements of multinational companies for clear and practical legal advice on the various aspects of Cyprus law, EU law and international law with respect to the exploration, exploitation and distribution of natural gas. Since the early announcements relating to the discovery of major hydrocarbons reserves offshore Cyprus, we have prepared our energy practice to deal with the legal challenges entailed in the Oil and Gas industry. This structuring of our oil & gas practice in this area has enabled us to become the Cyprus lawyers of choice for a number of key players in the industry, while our established expertise and commitment to legal clarity have led our practice to wide recognition and top tier rankings in global legal forums on Oil & Gas legal advisory and counsel.

Our Firm attaches particular emphasis on its advisory services with respect to contractual and other legal aspects of the Oil and Gas industry from a Cyprus perspective, including production sharing contracts (PSC), concession joint venture agreements (JVA), joint operating agreements (JOA), asset sale and purchase, financings, farm-ins, farm-outs, unitisations, drilling and development contracts and short and long term gas, LNG, LPG and crude sales contracts. Furthermore, we have developed particular know-how on pipelines, gas and oil product allocation, storage and shipping, while we also address the legal aspects of acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and asset swaps of the downstream operations of international oil and gas companies and national oil and gas companies.

Indicatively, particular areas in which we provide our legal services include:

  • Hydrocarbons exploration and exploitation, licensing and regulatory issues
  • Oil and Gas commercial transactions
  • Joint Operating Agreements
  • International Drilling and Service Contracts
  • Seismic Contracts, Well Data Use and Exchange Agreements
  • Natural Gas Sales Agreements
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Transportation
  • LNG Project Development
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Investment protection advice, counsel and dispute resolution
  • Corporate energy matters, such as corporate structuring, taxation and governance
  • Energy M&As, shareholders relationships and corporate transactions
  • Energy dispute resolution and litigation
  • Competition issues in energy markets, abuse of dominance
  • State Immunity issues
  • Boundary Disputes

Contact us to discuss your oil and gas law reqirements at energy@antoniou.com.cy.

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.