Corporate and project finance, secured commercial lending, recovery, restructuring, loan refinancing, licensing, collateral securities

Advising on a broad spectrum of loan and security transactions including single lender and syndicated loans, secured/unsecured financing and preparation of financing and security documentation including pledges over shares, charges over assets, debentures and equitable assignments by way of security.

We can advise on a variety of banking & finance related matters, particularly:

  • Registration of charges
  • Legal opinions and due diligence
  • Advising on the restructuring of existing debts
  • Refinancing transactions
  • Indemnities and guarantees
  • Project finance
  • Asset finance
  • Financing of international trade transactions, letters of credit and negotiable instruments

Contact

Melina Dionysiou

Director

Melina Dionysiou

Director

+357 25 866 480
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Melina is a Director in E & G Economides LLC, and is also the leading corporate lawyer. She is particularly experienced in company acquisitions and in the sales of private and public companies, joint ventures, M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations. She also advises on corporate finance transactions and she specialises in drafting and advising on corporate documents.

Melina has been practicing law for more than 20 years. She started her career as a lawyer with a large law firm in Cyprus where she trained in a general spectrum of law for 6 years. She then moved on to Totalserve Management Ltd where she gained experience as a corporate lawyer and headed the corporate department. In 2006 she was appointed as a Director in E & G Economides LLC where she has been working as a corporate lawyer ever since.

Melina has written several articles on topics pertaining to her areas of practice and is a regular speaker at a number of international conferences and forums.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Manchester
Diploma, University of Leicester

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Virginia Adamidou

Partner

Virginia Adamidou

Partner

+357 25 866 480

Virginia holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Leicester in the UK and a Masters on Business Administration (MBA) from the CIIM. She is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2004. 

She specialises in corporate and commercial matters on issues such as acquisitions and mergers, shareholders agreements, disputes and generally all kinds of corporate transactions. She provides legal representation, support and substantial assistance to clients relating to the acquisition of a real estate in Cyprus by handling the entire property acquisition procedure from the negotiating stage, development, leasing through to the completion. 

Before joining E & G Economides LLC, Virginia was also dealing with litigation cases focusing mostly on banking, tort, real estate and administration proceedings. 

In her current position, Virginia is focusing on corporate & commercial and banking & finance matters, as well as drafting and reviewing corporate agreements of various sorts and legal transactions. 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Leicester, UK
Masters in Business Administration (MBA) (CIIM)

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Marilyn Theodotou

Senior Advocate

Marilyn Theodotou

Senior Advocate

+357 25 866 480

Marilyn holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of International Commercial Law, both from the University of Surrey. She further holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law and Practice with specialisation in patent drafting from Bournemouth University. She was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2014.

At the beginning of her legal career, Marilyn worked as a trainee lawyer at a prestigious law firm, where she trained in a general spectrum of litigation, corporate and employment law matters by preparing pleadings and presenting cases before the District Court.

Marilyn specialises in the field of corporate and commercial law by advising clients on formation of Cyprus and foreign corporate entities, corporate governance matters, corporate re-structurings and by drafting and reviewing of various legal agreements, contracts and corporate documents.

She also assists corporate clients with the coordination and completion of multi-million acquisition deals in cross-border transactions by drafting, negotiating and reviewing corporate transaction documents and ensuring compliance with notification obligations to the relevant authorities. Further, she advises clients on the various aspects of the granting of charges, pledges and other securities over the assets of corporate entities.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Surrey
Master of Laws in International Commercial Law, University of Surrey
Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Bournemouth University

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Simoni Pilatsi

Advocate

Simoni Pilatsi

Advocate

+357 25 866 480
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Simoni graduated in law from Lancaster University, and further holds an LL.M in Commercial Law from the University of Bristol. She was later admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2013.

Prior to joining the firm, Simoni has worked in the corporate and commercial department of a reputable law firm in Limassol where she acquired significant experience in areas including, inter alia, corporate governance, compliance, corporate re-organisations and restructurings, administrative matters, drafting and reviewing of all types of legal documents, opinions, agreements and contracts etc.

Simoni also worked as a senior legal consultant in the legal department of a large debt servicing company, dealing with all legalities on corporate and retail debt recovery to all real-estate transactions of any kind.

In her current position, Simoni is involved in corporate matters and deals with the administrative and legal elements of Cyprus and foreign companies. She is also responsible for reviewing and drafting legal agreements and documents.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Lancaster
Master of Laws in International Commercial Law, University of Bristol

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Panos Zevlaris

Advocate

Panos Zevlaris

Advocate

+357 25 866 480
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Panos graduated in law from the University of Bradford (UK) and holds a certificate in Business Studies from the University of Salford (UK). He further holds a Master in Human Resource Management and Corporate Strategy from the Cyprus Institute of Marketing (CIMA). Also, he was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2014 while working with a highly respectable law firm in Limassol, Cyprus.

Panos has previously worked in the corporate and commercial departments of reputable law firms in Limassol, Cyprus where he acquired significant experience in areas including, inter alia, corporate governance, corporate re-organisations, set-up of investment holding companies with multiple-level owners, consultation of clients on a wide range of corporate transactions and administrative matters, drafting of legal documents, agreements and contracts.

In his current position, Panos mainly deals with drafting and reviewing of legal agreements as well as advising on corporate transactions documents.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Bradford
Business Studies, University of Salford

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Rafaella Christou

Advocate

Rafaella Christou

Advocate

+357 25 866 480

Rafaella holds a Bachelor of Laws from the De Montfort University and a Master of Commercial Law from the University of Leicester.

In 2017, Rafaella successfully passed the Cyprus Bar exams and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association while working within the corporate and commercial department of E & G Economides LLC.

In her current position, Rafaella is acting as an Anti-Money Laundering Legal Consultant and Compliance Officer and is responsible for overseeing and managing regulatory compliance issues within the firm.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, (L.L.B.) De Montfort University 
Master of Laws in International Commercial Law, University of Leicester

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

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Articles - 24 May 2023

Redeemable Preference Shares – A useful tool in corporate financing

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