Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC has been recognized as a top performing firm in respect to their distinctive, professional client services and legal advice and as a result, the Firm has been receiving several international awards. Over the recent years, the Firm received the following prestigious awards and recognitions:
- “Distinguished in Dispute Resolution in Cyprus for the Year 2016" from the Acquisition International Magazine
- " ICFM TOP250 Leading Firms of the Year 2016 in Cyprus" from the InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine
- "Best Lawyers in Cyprus for the year 2015-2016" from Best Lawyers
- “International Business Law Firm of the Year in Cyprus 2015” from European Corporate Excellence Awards
- "International Tax Planning Law Firm of the Year in Cyprus 2015" from DealMakers - Country Awards
- "Best Banking, Capital, Cross-Border and Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year 2013" from ACQ5 Law Awards
- "Tax Lawyer of the year in Limassol 2012 - Stavros Pavlou" from Corporate INTL Legal Awards
- "Best Banking & Finance, Capital Law,Cross-Border Law Firm of the Year 2012-Cyprus" from ACQ5 Law Awards
- "Best Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in Cyprus 2012" from Corporate LiveWire Global Awards
- "Corporate, M & A, Banking & Finance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Cyprus 2012" from Lawyers World Annual Jurisdiction Awards
- Winner of the IAIR (International Alternative Investment Review) Legal Awards for Cyprus - 2011”
- "Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Cyprus 2011” from Corporate INTL Global Awards
- “Best Banking & Finance Firm in Cyprus 2011” from World Finance Legal Awards
- “Best M&A Firm in Cyprus 2011” from World Finance Legal Awards
- “Top Corporate & Commercial Law Firm 2011 – Cyprus” from Intercontinental Finance
- “Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year 2010 – Cyprus” from ACQ Law Awards
- "Banking Law Firm of the Year 2010 - Cyprus" from ACQ Law Awards
- "Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year 2010 - Cyprus" ACQ Law Awards
- "Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year 2010 - Cyprus" ACQ Law Awards
- "Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year 2010 - Cyprus" ACQ Law Awards
- "Cross-Border Law Firm of the Year 2010 - Cyprus" ACQ Law Awards
- "Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year 2010 - Cyprus" ACQ Law Awards
- "Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year 2010 - Cyprus" ACQ Law Awards
- “Banking & Finance Legal Excellence in Cyprus for 2010” from Corporate INTL Global Awards
- “Tax Firm of the Year 2010” from Corporate INTL Global Awards
- “The Best M&A Team in Cyprus 2010” from World Finance Legal Awards
- “Regional Law Firm of the Year 2009 – Southern Europe” from ACQ Global Awards
- “Overall Law Firm of the Year 2009 – Cyprus” from ACQ Country Awards for Achievement
- “European Niche Law Firm of the Year 2009 – Finalist” from The Lawyer European Awards
- “Best Law Firm in Cyprus for Insolvency Legal Work 2009” from Corporate INTL Legal Awards
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is ranked among the TOP TIER recommended firms in Cyprus by prestigious legal directories globally. Below is a small sample of the recent comments the firm received:
"Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC’s ‘creative and excellent
’ dispute group is especially praised for ‘its high level of services, which matches its local knowledge and expertise’.
It is currently acting as Cypriot lead counsel (as part of a team comprising four Cypriot law firms) in parallel arbitration proceedings before local courts in a €120m dispute with multi-jurisdictional ramifications. ‘Respected litigator’ Stavros Pavlou and Chrysostomos Nicolaou are recommended." - The Legal500, 2016 edition for the Dispute Resolution
"The ‘reliable and reputable’
banking team at Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is known for its comprehensive advice. The group recently advised a high-profile Russian corporation on the $2bn refinancing of a Cypriot holding company and also assisted an international financial corporation on the amendment and restatement of a $250m facility agreement. Managing partner Stavros Pavlou heads the practice, who is ably supported by Stella Louca Pavlou and Lia Iordanou Theodoulou." - The Legal 500, 2016 edition for the Banking & Finance
"Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC shows ‘professionalism and rounded legal knowledge’
. Its specialised services are sought by prominent corporations, most notably from Russia and other CIS countries. The team has been advising a Russian bank on Cypriot law elements of a restructuring project in Russia. Stavros Pavlou and Lia Iordanou Theodoulou are recommended." - The Legal500, 2016 edition for the Corporate and M&A
"Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC assists clients with the implementation of effective tax planning structures and provides comprehensive advice on Cypriot tax legislation, including issues arising from cross-border transactions. Stavros Pavlou is the key figure." - The Legal500, 2016 edition for the Tax Law
"Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC’s ‘excellent and creative team’ has ‘a great track record in the litigation arena’. The group successfully represented the shareholders and officers of a corporation in court after it was subject to a raid. It also acted for the claimant in a high-profile and complex $14m divorce case. Practice head Stavros Pavlou and Chrysostomos Nicolaou are recommended." -The Legal500, 2015 edition for the Dispute Resolution practice.
"Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC has a well-rounded banking and finance practice that has been involved in some of the largest transactions in the market. Recent mandates include advising a Russian lender on a $1bn-plus financing project. The ‘reputable’ Stavros Pavlou is leading ongoing advice to a German bank regarding a complex and high-value credit facility." - The Legal 500, 2015 edition for the Banking & Finance practice.
"Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is rated for its ‘professionalism’ and ‘thorough knowledge of the corporate sector’. It specialises in cross-border operations and is well regarded by clients in Russia and other CIS countries. It is advising a major Russian real estate construction company on a $1bn mandate relating to a trust settlement in Cyprus. Stavros Pavlou and Lia Iordanou Theodoulou are the key names." - The Legal500, 2015 edition for the Corporate and M&A practice.
"Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is working alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal CIS B.V.) on the tax elements of a restructuring involving a Cyprus holding company and several subsidiaries of Russian corporates, among others. Stavros Pavlou is the key name to note." - The Legal500, 2015 edition for the Tax Law practice.
"Highly active on corporate litigation and complex arbitration. Recently successful on complex matters in sectors such as construction, healthcare and finance.
Managing partner Stavros Pavlou is an experienced and highly regarded litigator and arbitration lawyer. He recently assisted an Indian construction group with a high-value arbitration enforcement matter.
Practice head Chrysostomos Nicolaou has a depth of experience across corporate, criminal and international commercial litigation and arbitration." - Chambers Europe 2016 edition for the Dispute Resolution practice.
"Well-known for assisting with multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, shareholder disputes and joint ventures. Active across a variety of industries, including oil and gas, real estate and pharmaceuticals.
'This team gives direct and practical advice, from legal and business perspectives. says one client".
Stavros Pavlou is highly regarded for his wide-ranging corporate advice, with experience of many M&A and corporate structuring cases. He has recently been active with prominent private equity clients, notably from Russia, on high-value investments involving Cypriot structuring." - Chambers Europe 2016 edition for the Corporate/Commercial practice.
"The team is well-known for work on complex refinancing and financing matters, including debt and equity financing. Can be seen advising several large international banks. "Precise and detailed - the firm has good knowledge of market developments." says one client". Stavros Pavlou is the contact person for the practice." - Chambers Europe 2016 edition for the Banking & Finance practice.
"The team is known for its strong tax planning practice, advising several multinational corporations and high net worth clients. It has active presence on cross-border mandates, often involving restructuring. 'The team gives you a feeling of security when you work with them - the lawyers are quick to respond and very professional' says one client".
Managing partner Stavros Pavlou is praised by clients as someone who is "solid in his knowledge and quick to find a solution - you know you're in good hands." He is very experienced in the field of international tax planning structures." -
Chambers Europe 2016 edition for the Tax practice.
“The team provides formidable strength in corporate litigation including shareholder disputes and contentious issues arising between creditors. Has significant experience in cross-border arbitration cases. The ‘very responsive and proactive’ Stavros Pavlou is the firm's managing partner….he is well regarded for his cross-border litigation expertise. The ‘brilliant’ Chrysostomos Nicolaou is ‘very good at thinking imaginatively and outside the box’ note market observers. He has extensive experience in advising clients on international disputes." - Chambers Europe 2015 edition for the Dispute Resolution practice.
“Well regarded for its extensive corporate finance offering, securitisation expertise and knowledge of complex M&A matters. ‘The firm provides high-quality and timely services’. Sources single out Stavros Pavlou for his ‘direct and practical advice… reliable, prompt and comprehensive support’. Lia Iordanou Theodoulou is recommended for her expertise in corporate finance." - Chambers Europe 2015 edition for the Corporate/Commercial practice.
"Remains a strong choice for international clients including banks and corporations. Well known for providing expert tax planning and tax restructuring advice as well as engaging in both contentious and non-contentious tax matters. Stavros Pavlou is well regarded by the market for his expertise in handling complex corporate and tax disputes. Clients praise his creativity and promptness." - Chambers Europe 2015 edition for the Tax practice.
"Much of Patrikios Pavlou & Associates work in the past 12 months has been refinancing and debt and corporate restructuring. Though client names are confidential Stavros Pavlou advised an international bank on a refinancing and a Russian bank on various debt restructuring matters.
In the projects space Pavlou again led as the firm advised a client on a PPP (public-private partnership) related to an international airport. In M&A the firm advised, alongside Skadden Arps, a Russian investment firm in relation to the acquisition of various coal mining companies in Russia." - IFLR1000, 2016 Edition
"Patrikios Pavlou is an excellent corporate and litigation law firm. They are only present in Cyprus, but can cover all needs of an international law firm seeking local law advice on Cyprus corporate and litigation matters," says one client. "Top notch in every respect. They are my "go to" law firm for anything Cyprus-related, and I know I have to instruct them quickly in order to get there before the other side do, as they are often conflicted," adds another. - IFLR1000, 2015 Edition
"Patrikios Pavlou has built up an impressive client base of banks and financing institutions of Russian, European and US origin, which has resulted in a stream of mandates in the corporate and acquisition financing space.
Corporate focused managing partner Stavros Pavlou leads the firm and is backed by corporate finance specialist Lia Iordanou Theodoulou and banking partner Stella Louca Pavlou. In the corporate space the firm has acted for a large private equity fund on the establishment of its corporate structure." - IFLR1000, 2014 Edition.
"The firm makes its first appearance in the rankings this year following strong recommendations from peers. "The list would be incomplete without them," says a partner.
The firm is led by Stavros Pavlou, who is the lead partner on most of the firm's main transactions." - IFLR1000, 2013 Edition.
Tax Directors Handbook
"Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC assists clients with the implementation of effective tax planning structures and
provides comprehensive advice on Cypriot tax legislation, including issues arising from cross-border transactions. Stavros Pavlou is the key figure." - Tax Directors Handbook 2016 Edition
"Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC was among a group of Cypriot firms that successfully represented a number of senior civil servants in their recourses against unconstitutional tax cuts implemented by the Cypriot government. Stavros Pavlou ‘knows his way around cross-border tax matters’." - Tax Directors Handbook 2015 Edition.
"Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC’s tax practice complements the firm’s corporate and M&A work. It recently advised on the implement-ation of a tax structure involving the exploitation of IP rights. It is also representing a group of civil servants in challenging allegedly unconstitutional tax cuts brought in by the government of Cyprus. Stavros Pavlou is recommended." - Tax Directors Handbook 2014 Edition.