SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC is a boutique law firm, in size only, focusing on the areas of law related to business activity and dedicated to providing its clients with outstanding, highly personalized, legal representation. Profile

Our lawyers are specialized in dispute resolution of complicate and multi-jurisdictional commercial and corporate disputes and they have been involved in all major litigation disputes raised before Cypriot Courts. Practices

International Business Transactions

Our Lawyers are uniquely positioned to advise multinational corporations and international investors, on the most complex cross-border business transactions.

Our Lawyers regularly structure, negotiate and implement complex cross-border acquisitions, tender offers, joint ventures, private equity investments, workouts and restructuring, and commercial contracting relationships for Clients, around the world. We also handled equity and debt financing, and complex project and structured transactions.

Our Lawyers provide Clients, with services tailored to meet their foreign transactional and operational needs.

Our Lawyers have assisted, established and emerging companies, from a broad spectrum of industries, including banking, brewing, construction, engineering, high technology, information technology, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, real estate, resort development, telecommunications and transportation.

Major projects undertaken by our Lawyers include:

  • The drafting of all documentation and/or agreements for the acquisition by a large Ukrainian Group of the 50% of a Georgian ferro alloy plant value of USD$ 200.000.000.
  • The drafting of all documentation and/or agreements for the acquisition of a large group of companies involved in the manufacture of plastic bottles in Europe and CIS countries of a total value of EURO 350 millions.
  • Advising and establishing the joint venture vehicle for the acquisition and operation of a large Russian port
  • The drafting of all documentation and/or agreements for the acquisition of the 50% shareholding of a medium size Russian Bank.
  • The drafting of all agreements and advising for the establishment of a joint venture vehicle for the acquisition of immovable property in Russia and Ukraine.
  • Advising a large Russian Company dealing in the construction and operation of energy plants on the acquisition of a large plot in the energy zone of Cyprus for the construction and operation of an energy plant and drafting all relevant contracts.
  • Advising a Greek businessman on the establishment of a Closed Ended Private Fund through which he invested in real estate in Moscow, Russia.
  • Advising a Russian businessman on, and establishing a corporate structure for Cyprus Companies holding immovable property in Limassol, Cyprus.
  • Advising a number of non Cypriots in the acquisition of immovable property in Cyprus for residential purposes.
  • Advising a large Russian state owned bank and a large Russian Financial Investment Group on the establishment of a Closed Ended Private Fund, the preparation of all the necessary documentation for its establishment and operation etc for the acquisition and holding of shares in various Russian Energy Companies, after the dissolution of the Russian Company UES RAO. (Share Capital EURO 2.000.000.000)
  • Handling successfully the process of amalgamation of various Cyprus companies owning and controlling valuable assets in Russia.
  • Handling successfully the process of re-organization of Cypriot Companies owning immovable property in Cyprus.  
  • Drafting a fixed and floating charge agreement over the assets of a certain Cyprus holding company in favor of HSBC Bank USA and advising the said Bank on the project the total value of which was USD $50 million.  
  • Advising certain consortium of Companies for the acquisition of the majority stake in a Cyprus based company which in turn is the owner of a major Ukrainian airline.  
  • Advising on the Cross Merger of Moravel Investments Limited & Yukos International. 
  • Successfully applying for the authorisation of PMT Matrix Capital by the Cyprus Securities Commission as an Investment Firm. 

PUBLICATIONS

NEWS

  • 21 Mar 2017

    METHODS OF PAYMENT / OTHER INSTRUMENTS - In House Seminar

  • 21 Mar 2017

    EU Regulation 655/14 - In House Seminar

  • 3 Mar 2017

    Update from the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver

  • 22 Feb 2017

    LAWYER MONTHLY LEGAL AWARDS - Corporate Law Firm of the Year 2016 in Cyprus

  • 13 Feb 2017

    Update on the collection of information of financial instruments offered by the Cyprus Investment Firm

  • 22 Dec 2016

    DELETION OF COMPANIES DUE TO NON PAYMENT OF ANNUAL LEVY

  • 19 Dec 2016

    CHRISTMAS - NEW YEAR PREPARATIONS 2016-2017

  • 13 Dec 2016

    MEA Markets Business Awards 2016 - BOUTIQUE LAW FIRM of the year in Cyprus

  • 22 Nov 2016

    ORDER 30 OF THE CIVIL PROCEDURES RULES - In House Seminar

  • 9 Nov 2016

    SERVICE OF COURT DOCUMENTS - In House Seminar

  • 10 Oct 2016

    Cyprus- Health-NHS System

  • 4 Oct 2016

    CYPRUS PRIVATISATION OF THE CSE

  • 3 Oct 2016

    ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL Awards 2016 - CORPORATE ADVISER of the year in Cyprus

  • 23 Sep 2016

    ACQ Global Awards 2016 - Corporate and Commercial LAW FIRM of the year in Cyprus

  • 20 Sep 2016

    No interest to buy loans from BoC - CySec

  • 15 Sep 2016

    The Cabinet has approved on Tuesday (13.0916) the revised scheme for granting Cypriot citizenship to non–Cypriot entrepreneurs/investors.

  • 30 May 2016

    Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) - In House Seminar

  • 24 May 2016

    Private Equity Law Firm of the year by CorporateINTL Global Awards 2016

  • 23 May 2016

    Due Diligence for Real Estate Conveyance - In House Seminar

  • 18 Apr 2016

    Ammendments in orders 25 & 30 - In House Seminar

  • 12 Apr 2016

    Participation of our members at the 5 Km Marathon - Run with Smile in Limassol

  • 7 Mar 2016

    Fire Protection and Safety - Training

  • 8 Feb 2016

    Highly Recommended Lawyer by Chambers Global Clients Guide 2016

  • 21 Dec 2015

    BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE LAW - In House Seminar

  • 16 Dec 2015

    CHRISTMAS - NEW YEAR PREPARATIONS 2015-2016

  • 9 Dec 2015

    Mr. Soteris Pittas roundtable discussion with law students of UCLAN University - Cyprus

  • 1 Dec 2015

    Case Management - In House Seminar

  • 13 Nov 2015

    CONFERENCE “KIЕV ARBITRATION DAYS 2015: "THINK BIG"

  • 12 Nov 2015

    Mondaq's Contributor Most Read in Cyprus Award October 2015

  • 3 Nov 2015

    Our MD Mr. Soteris Pittas attended a seminar organised by the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Association of Judges of Ukraine in Kiev 02-11-2015

  • 27 Oct 2015

    Recent changes in Companies Law - in house seminar

  • 22 Oct 2015

    Acquisition International Best Boutique Law Firm - Cyprus Award

  • 28 Sep 2015

    Introduction to the Anti-Money Laundering Legislation - In house Seminar

  • 18 Dec 2014

    FIRST AID training session - Defibrillator

  • 18 Dec 2014

    CHRISTMAS - NEW YEAR PREPARATIONS 2014-2015

  • 11 Nov 2014

    CONFERENCE “KIЕV ARBITRATION DAYS 2014: "THINK BIG"

  • 21 Jul 2014

    25 years of progress – Grand Opening of New Premises (Press Release)

  • 10 Dec 2013

    CHRISTMAS - NEW YEAR PREPARATIONS 2013-2014

  • 21 Nov 2013

    Sponsor in Charity Event

  • 15 Oct 2013

    Participation of our members to charity event

  • 7 Oct 2013

    INTAX EXPRO - VIII Annual Conference and Exhibition

  • 4 Oct 2013

    Conference “Dispute Resolution in M&A Transactions: Tactics, Challenges, Defences“

  • 10 Jul 2013

    “Peculiarities of disputes in Cyprus in post-M&A and shareholder disputes

  • 10 Jul 2013

    Vote of Confidence for Cyprus Banks by Russian Businessmen

  • 10 Jul 2013

    New photos of the construction for our New Premises

  • 10 Jul 2013

    Visual Photos for our New Premises

  • 10 Jul 2013

    VAT Update on the changes as from 1 January 2010 in relation to the following matters

  • 10 Jul 2013

    The visit to Cyprus of the Russian President Mr. Dmitry Medvedev.

  • 10 Jul 2013

    Participation of Members of our Law Firm in Charity Event

  • 10 Jul 2013

    New Photos of the Construction of our new premises.

  • 10 Jul 2013

    Less Bureaucracy for Business Enterprises

  • 10 Jul 2013

    Latin Legal Maxims and Phrases

  • 10 Jul 2013

    Increase of the Cyprus VAT Rate, but still the second lowest in EU

  • 10 Jul 2013

    CONFERENCE “KIЕV ARBITRATION DAYS 2012: "THINK BIG"

  • 10 Jul 2013

    Commission takes action against Cyprus and other 11 Member States to implement the Shareholder’s rights Directive

  • 10 Jul 2013

    Beginning of the Construction for our new Premises

  • 10 Jul 2013

    Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation between Cyprus and Slovenia

  • 10 Jul 2013

    Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation between Cyprus and Qatar

  • 10 Jul 2013

    Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation between Cyprus and Kuwait.

  • 10 Jul 2013

    ABA Conference / Moscow / September 2011