Alexis' practice primarily focuses on corporate and M&A, banking, finance, private client and data protection matters. Working consistently with various leading international law firms, he provides regulatory and transactional advice to public and private companies, banking institutions, international law firms, investment advisers, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurial and institutional investors in various sectors.
He has extensive experience acting on behalf of borrowers and financial institutions across a broad spectrum of high value corporate, banking and finance transactions, as well as rendering advice on the mechanics of various security structures and has advised a plethora of HNWI in relation to their investments in and out of Cyprus, some of which constitute the largest real estate transactions which have ever taken place in Cyprus. Alexis has notably advised a major international telecommunication corporation, in relation to the sale of its 99.05% stake in another entity, for a total contract value of €208 million. In addition, he has acted for the lenders on the refinancing of a $600 million secured facility to one of the largest agricultural companies of Eastern Europe and has advised a leading Ukrainian company on a US$180 million tender offer and US$400 million new note issue.
Alexis has authored various publications, mainly in the areas of banking, finance, real estate and tax law. Among others, he is the co-author of the Cyprus Annual Report on Shareholding Disclosure and Short Selling, and the author of the Pre-Insolvency Enforceability of Derivative Transactions under Cyprus Laws. Alexis has also lectured at the European University of Cyprus.
Alexis is regularly featured in leading legal directories which, in recognition of his achievements, have independently elicited selected clients’ comments which have referred to him as “an extremely knowledgeable strategic thinker”, (IFLR 1000), “a very strong work ethic and entrepreneurial attitude” (Chambers and Partners), “dynamic and methodical” (Who’s Who Legal). Chambers and Partners (High Wealth) recognised Alexis as a “Band 1” lawyer in Cyprus, who, according to the directory, wins high praise for his combination of technical skill and an approachable manner. Chambers High Wealth recognised that Alexis maintains a strong reputation for international work and especially with regards to HNWI. Alexis has been also listed in the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 as a (band 1) leading individual in banking and finance. Moreover, he has been recognised consistently as a leading figure in corporate, m&a and real estate and has been described as “extremely efficient” in relation to his work. Lastly, WhosWhoLegal declared Alexis as a recognised figure in the European banking space, highlighted for his first-class corporate finance practice.
LLB (Hons), University of Sheffield
Legal Practice Course, BPP College (London)