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Banking and Finance

Banking and Finance

Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC has a specialist banking and finance team of Cyprus advocates and legal consultants dedicated to servicing the increasingly complex and time-critical requirements of international financing transactions. 

Our team is at the cutting edge of technical innovation in the field and fully abreast of developments in banking and finance law in Cyprus and globally, offering clients a shared depth and breadth of expertise that is only achievable through a focussed strategy of specialisation, given the complexity of modern banking and finance law.

Our banking and finance team is by far the largest among law firms in Cyprus, enabling our clients to benefit from the highest quality of specialised advice on the Cyprus law aspects of loan and security transactions, whether cross-border or domestic, given promptly, efficiently and clearly. It includes several overseas lawyers who are familiar with the legal and practical requirements of the main destinations for investment from Cyprus.

Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC represents lenders, arrangers and facility agents (on single-lender and syndicated, secured and unsecured loans) as well as borrowers, guarantors and security providers. All clients of Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC benefit from our world-class resources, the unrivalled breadth of expertise and experience of our lawyers and the international reputation of our firm.

We take pride that market-leading international businesses and organisations entrust us with their most important banking and finance affairs, which often include business-critical issues. Our clients include most of the leading Cyprus banks and financial institutions as well as a majority of the leading international commercial banks, investment banks and financial institutions as well as private equity funds, hedge funds and other asset managers. We have been involved in the lion’s share of major loan and security transactions involving Cyprus in recent years.

Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC is recognised by all the leading independent research organisations, including Legal 500PLC Which Lawyer? , IFLR and Chambers, as a top Cyprus law firm in this area.

Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC’s banking and finance team has unrivalled experience in helping clients to navigate the Cyprus legal system across the whole spectrum of banking and finance transactions including:

  • domestic and cross-border loan and security transactions;
  •  loan documentation for single-lender and syndicated loans;
  • security documentation including charges over assets and undertakings of companies, debentures, pledges of share certificates, security assignments of rights etc.;
  • restructuring of existing loans and collateral;
  • refinancing of existing debts;
  •  project finance and asset finance;
  • financing of international trade, including letters of credit, negotiable instruments and related matters;
  •  indemnities and guarantees; 
  •  aviation finance and aviation leasing;
  • securities law compliance;
  • compliance with perfection requirements and registrations of charges;
  • legal opinions and legal due diligence exercises.