Elina Kollatou

Associate

Limassol

+357 25 110165

[email protected]

Languages

English,Greek


Practice area

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and Commercial

Biography

Elina has extensive experience in corporate law, trusts and estate planning. She advises trustees on trust management and high net worth individuals and family trusts on succession and estate planning.  She has experience in cross-border transactions including acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and refinancing.

  • Advised and assisted in the acquisition of two Greek islands by Cypriot trustees through the use of a Cyprus company as a vehicle for the acquisition of the properties
  • Advised and assisted in a public takeover of a UK listed company
  • Advised and assisted on the Cyprus aspect of the debt restructuring of a multinational shipping group of companies
  • Advised on the creation of a joint venture relating to the control of a major energy service provider based in Switzerland
  • Advised and assisted on the financing of Cypriot trustees by the acquisition of loans and the provision of guarantees and securities by related Cyprus entities
  • Advised major international banks on cross-border financing transactions, including the drafting of security and guarantee documentation governed by Cyprus law
  • Graduated in law from the University of Leicester, UK in 2008
  • LLM International Commercial Law, University of Leicester, UK, 2009
  • MA International Relations and World Order, University of Leicester, UK, 2010
  • Admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2012
  • Compliance officer for a Cyprus bank in London, UK September 2010 – August 2011
  • Speaks Greek and English
  • Author of Article “Privatisations in Cyprus: the beginning of a new era”, in International Corporate and Commercial Law Review, published by Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Limited (2015)
  • Co-author of “Cyprus scores high in unprecedented audit on the national application of anti-money laundering legislation”, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, published by Sweet & Maxwell (2014)
  • Co-author of Article “Cyprus scores high in unprecedented audit on the national application of anti-money laundering legislation”, Accountancy Cyprus (2013)
  • Co-author of  “Handbook of Cyprus Laws”, 2nd edition, published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, University of Cyprus and Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC (2013)
  • Co-author of the Cyprus chapter in “The Private Client and Private Wealth Review”, published by the Law Business Research (2018).
  • Cyprus chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Client 2019
  • Personally referenced in IFLR1000 Reviews 2018, in the financial and corporate sector.

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Great work with all stakeholders including the government relations both in Cyprus and EU
IFLR 1000 Client Feedback 2019
Deal makers, professionals and service oriented.
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To the point, very helpful and complement advice. Was always aiming to get it done in an efficient and timely manner. Delivered results despite some obstacles in between.
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