BANKING AND FINANCE

BANKING AND FINANCE

Our specialist banking and finance team of Cyprus advocates and legal consultants is the largest and most experienced in Cyprus, with an unmatched record of success in 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 abroad, offering clients a breadth and depth of expertise that is only achievable through a focussed strategy of specialisation, given the complexity of modern banking and finance law.

Our clients 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. Our team includes several overseas lawyers who are familiar with the legal and practical requirements of the main destinations for investment from Cyprus.

Elias 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 our clients 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, most of the leading international commercial banks, investment banks and financial institutions and private equity funds, hedge funds and other asset managers. Our people have been involved in the lion’s share of major loan and security transactions involving Cyprus in recent years.

domestic and cross-border loan and security transactions

Our 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:

  • loan documentation for single-lender and syndicated loans
  • security documentation including charges over assets and undertakings of companies, debentures, pledges of share certificates and security assignments of rights
  • 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
  • construction and project financing; finance leasing
  • indemnities and guarantees
  • aviation finance and leasing
  • compliance with perfection requirements and registration of charges
  • legal opinions and legal due diligence

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