G. Leontiou LLC represents the continuation of Zomenis & Leontiou partnership as of 7th July 2011 and is a law firm based in Nicosia. It practices all fields of Cyprus law with strong specialization in the areas of Company Law, Taxation Law, Banking and Finance, Financial Services Law, Commercial Law, Shipping Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation, Competition Law, Internet Law and Regulation, the Law of Trusts, Property Law, Administrative Law and Arbitration Law. The firm draws from its wide and long experience in the legal profession and houses a team of professionals coming from the fields of finance and tax that give expert advice on corporate structures, restructuring and tax optimization. All lawyers of the firm are Barristers-at-Law educated in the U.K. (both their first degrees and their professional qualification at the English Bar) and members of the Inns of Court in London (Lincoln’s Inn and Gray’s Inn) as well as registered advocates of the Supreme Court of Cyprus.
The firm practices both under the English and the Greek languages fluently and is proficient in the Russian language.
The firm has established a wide practise and experience in the field of Internet Development and Interment Investments and has represented a number of clients in internet related projects and Joint Ventures for the establishment and promotion of Research and Development companies and the exploitation of new technologies, software and hardware in the Internet section and generally conserving Information Technology.
The firm’s corporate practice includes, the set-up and registration of local and international business companies both for trading, investment, tax planning-optimization, set up of companies regulated under the Financial Services law, e.g., Asset Management, Foreign Exchange transactions etc., group restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, the registration of charges and mortgages, shareholders’ agreements, share option agreements, legal audits and due diligence, share and bond issues, directors’ powers, winding-up procedures, disputes to include minority oppression actions and general company litigation. The above services coupled with the firm’s long experience in Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, Financial Services Law, Taxation Law and Mergers and Acquisitions, allows the firm to give comprehensive advice and tailor made solutions to clients on a pro-active rather than a re-active basis. The firm represents a number of international Companies and has acted abroad both for private clients and governmental institutions. The law firm also has wide experience and specialization in international litigation and arbitration and international transactions, including acquisitions and cross-border financing and has acted in the representation of clients at the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague and the High Court of England and Wales and the Royal Court of Guernsey as part of a team with XXIV Old Buildings Barrister’s Chambers.