Expert Team

THE FOUNDER

Soteris Flourentzos is the Founder and Managing Director of Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC.

Soteris Flourentzos

Soteris has 12+ years of broad corporate and financial law experience, including nearly nine years at two prominent Cyprus law firms and three years at a leading corporate services provider, where he represented and advised major multinational corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms in contentious and non-contentious corporate and financial law cases of great magnitude and scale.

Before executing his vision of building his own law firm with a new, innovative business model to accommodate the needs of international equity firms, entrepreneurs and family offices, Soteris was a partner at Soteris Pittas & Co.

Qualifications

  • LL.B. (Hons) Law, University of Exeter, U.K. 2002
  • LL.M. International Business Law, University of Exeter, U.K. 2003

Publications

  • ‘Cyprus: Commission for the Protection of Competition’ (2005) 8 Global Competition Review Supp 37-39.
  • ‘Cyprus’ Anders Etgen Reitz (ed), Labor and Employment Law in the New EU Member and Candidate States (American Bar Association, 2007) 85-106.
  • ‘Cyprus Chapter of the ‘Study on possible national legal obstacles to full recognition of electronic processing of performance information on construction products (under the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EU)’, Enterprise and Industry DG, European Commision (2013).
  • ​’Cyprus Chapter of the in the second Edition of Global Legal Insights – International Arbitration’ (Global Legal Group Ltd, London, 2016).

Professional Appointments

  • Non-Executive Director, London Capital Group, May 2017 – Present
  • Non-Executive Director,  Binary Capital Markets, January 2016 – Present
  • Non-Executive Director, Banc De Binary, December 2012 – May 2017

Memberships

  • International Bar Association
  • Cyprus Bar Association
  • International Business Structuring Association
  • Honorary Member of the Centre of International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria

Professional Experience

  • Director & Partner, Soteris Pittas & Co, ​October 2008 – January 2015
  • Senior Corporate Counsel, Trident Trust, October 2006 – September 2008
  • External Associate – Legal Consultant, Patrikios Pavlou & Co, October 2006 – October 2009
  • Associate Lawyer, Patrikios Pavlou & Co, September 2003 – October 2006

Recent Cases & Transactions Handled by Soteris Include

  • Successfully defending the Respondent in the General Application No. 378/2014 of the District Court of Nicosia between VTB Bank v Sergey Taruta, by which the Bank was seeking the registration and enforcement of a Russian Court Judgment in Cyprus and successfully cancelled certain interim orders obtained on an ex parte basis.
  • Advising HSBC Bank USA on a fixed and floating charge agreement over the assets of a certain Cyprus holding company total value of which was $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 the Ukraine International Airlines.
  • Advising and successfully applying for Court’s approval various cross-border mergers, including that of Moravel Investments with Yukos International, and that of Zellner Holdings with Seaway Design.
  • Advising and successfully applying for the authorization of Investment Firms by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, including PMT Matrix Capital Ltd

Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC has a team of legal professionals who are dedicated to achieving excellent results for our clients. Meet the associates of the Firm.

Yiota Costa

Yiota Costa

Yiota joined Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC in March 2016. She deals with a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including amalgamations, cross-border corporate restructurings, re-organisations and mergers & acquisitions.

Qualifications

LL.B. (Hons) Law, University of Leicester, U.K.; 2013

Previous Professional Experience

Costas Tsirides & Co LLC

Professional Memberships

Member of the Cyprus Bar Association; 2014

Fani Kapari

Fani Kapari

Fani became an associate at Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC in July 2017. She advises companies and HNWIs relating to investment in real estate in Cyprus both for residential and commercial purposes, including investment and corporate relocation in Cyprus. Fani has acted in numerous cross-border transactions regarding immovable property in Cyprus.

Qualifications

– LL.B. (Hons) Law, European University Cyprus; 2013

– Bachelor Degree of Political Science, University of Crete, Greece; 2008

Previous Professional Experience

– Internal Legal Counsel at D. Zavos, Aug 2016 – Jun 2017

– ​Trainee at Costas Tsirides & Co LLC, Aug 2013 – Aug 2014

Professional Memberships

Member of the Cyprus Bar Association; 2014