Corporate transactions are a core feature of the modern commercial world; N. Xenofontos LLC offers a pragmatic, straightforward and collaborative approach to help our clients attain their goals through these transactions.

With substantial knowledge and experience, we assist our clients in all corporate matters. Our services include:

  • Structuring of transactions
  • Advising on all aspects relating to corporate legislation
  • Advising on, and implementing, corporate transactions such as the issue or transfer
  • of shares, rights issues and other similar transactions
  • All other contractual arrangements relating to entities and its members
  • Regulatory filings with the Registrar of Companies
  • Re domiciliation of companies
  • Drafting and review of shareholders’ agreements, negotiations thereof
  • Duties and responsibilities of directors and company officers
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Cross border transactions
  • Due Diligence

A dedicated section that undertakes company secretarial and related work and provides a full spectrum of company secretarial services.

We ensure that your work and filings are done quickly and within the statutory deadlines.

On the broader range, our services also include:

  • Company name approvals and registrations
  • Preparation of and filing annual returns
  • Reinstatement of entities
  • Deregistration of entities
  • Share conversions, issue and allotment, transfers of shares
  • Reduction and increase of share capital
  • Maintenance of corporate registers
  • Statutory records audits
  • Meeting packs and minute taking

Here at N. Xenofontos LLC we provide innovative solutions to clients involved in distressed company situations, which allow clients to minimise costs, enhance value and properly position themselves for the future.

We represent troubled companies, their boards, management, owners, creditors, lenders, investors and acquirors handling restructurings, financial recapitalizations, business reorganizations, acquisitions and liquidations. Our Managing Director, Mrs. Nicky Xenofontos Fournia, is a licenced insolvency practitioner in Cyprus (licenced by Cyprus Bar Association) and also advises on insolvency issues in corporate and financing transactions and on all aspects of distressed debt trading and securities issues as well as personal bankruptcy. A substantial aspect of our practice focuses on avoiding or mitigating the adverse effects of liquidity or other crises through contingency planning and helping companies overcome the inertia of a downward spiral while they still have alternatives to bankruptcy

Ideas are powerful. They help build business empires, cure disease, inspire enduring creative work – and much more. Ideas produce IP. And because they’re at the root of innovation and growth, they deserve the very best protection.

Our expertise helps you to protect your IP portfolio and enforce your IP rights worldwide. Your IP with us, is in safe hands.

We recognise the true value of your IP assets, your ideas and the future of your IP, whether you’re an individual, large or small corporation, our main focus is your brand and its protection.

Our advice includes:

  • Copyright
  • Brands and image rights
  • Trademark clearance, filing and opposition
  • Trademark portfolio management
  • Trademark registration (national, EU or worldwide)
  • Licensing, franchising and sponsorship
  • Protection of product designs
  • Passing-off and unfair competition litigation
  • Patent registration
  • Business name registration
  • Industrial models and designs
  • Protecting trade secrets and other confidential information
  • Licencing Agreements
  • Franchising Agreements

Immovable property matters need great attention and we effectually provide solid legal advice relating to all such matters.

Our advice covers all legal matters relating to the acquisitions, sale, leasing, renting and obtainment of permissions for acquisition by third country nationals as well as general dealing with real estate such reviewing and drafting of sale purchase agreements, lease agreements, rental contracts and ancillary matters.

Immovable property matters need great attention and we effectually provide solid legal advice relating to all such matters.

Our advice covers all legal matters relating to the acquisitions, sale, leasing, renting and obtainment of permissions for acquisition by third country nationals as well as general dealing with real estate such reviewing and drafting of sale purchase agreements, lease agreements, rental contracts and ancillary matters.

  • Drafting /review of sale, purchase agreements and contracts for the acquisition or purchase of property
  • Drafting /review of lease or tenancy agreements
  • Assistance with applications for the acquisition of immovable property by third country nationals and overseeing the process
  • Legal Due Diligence on the property (title deed checks, charges, mortgages, encumbrances, building, planning permits)
  • Legal Due Diligence on the seller’s credibility, reputation

The connection of wealth and family ties presents a range of legal issues that require an extensive knowledge of the law, considerable forethought, and a great deal of sensitivity. Without proper planning for the future and protection of assets, individuals and families are threatened with losing a significant amount of their legacy to taxation and even legal action.

With extensive experience and knowledge, we pride ourselves in helping individuals and families craft legal strategies designed to protect and pass on their wealth while minimising the possibility of future legal action. From wills and revocable trusts to irrevocable trusts, discretionary trusts, life tenancy trusts, charitable and other types of trusts, transfer of businesses to family members and other estate planning, we work closely with clients to substantially structure their future planning so that succeeding generations can receive more of the family wealth. We also integrate appropriate asset protection strategies as part of the client’s overall estate plan to preserve the estate during the client’s lifetime and afterward. While myriad family dynamics are often a source for conflict in complex cases, we are effective at devising legal strategies to address them and prevent legal action.

We can be engaged to serve as a trustee, personal representative, or guardian, which requires a thorough knowledge of complex rules and laws, as well as the underlying laws applicable to the fiduciary relationship. We also provide advice to fiduciaries named in wills and trusts on administering estates and trusts, minimising taxes, investing assets, and distributing assets to the appropriate beneficiaries.

Trusts are a way of managing wealth – money, investments, land or property – for you, your family, or anyone else who you’d like to benefit.

We can help you set up a trust to:

  • Safely pass on assets to the next generation
  • Fund education for your children and grandchildren
  • Provide for vulnerable loved ones
  • Provide for children and partners from different relationships
  • Protect assets from creditors or divorcing partners.

We understand that every person’s financial and family situation is totally unique that’s why we work close to you to achieve your desired result.

Our services include:

  • Establishment of the trust – Advising clients regarding the creation of trusts under Cyprus Law, including proposing structure ideas for creating, managing, and dissolving trusts and draft all required legal documents
  • Setting up private trustee companies (PTCs), especially useful for family trusts of High Net – Worth Individuals who wish to have a separate and exclusive trustee for their trusts
  • Advising clients and trustees on issues arising in relation to trusts under Cyprus Law, trustee powers, beneficiary rights, interpretation of trust deeds and other trust related documentation
  • Drafting and review of trust settlements, deeds, declarations – Advising clients on the potential flaws and deficiencies of existing trusts
  • Provision of trustee & protector services
  • Day to day management and administration of trusts – Providing trustee, administration, management, and other related services
  • Advising on family asset protection, inheritance matters and family planning
  • Structuring of assets under the trust
    Drafting of letters of wishes
  • Bank account management
  • Preparation of proper books of account for the trust
  • Statutory reporting / compliance
  • Trust disputes – Representing clients and trustees in court proceedings (contentious or not contentious)
  • Supporting and assisting clients in terms of logistics when creating a trust under Cyprus Law

Our network of professional accountants and tax advisors allows us to extend our services to you by offering you an integrated service, under the same roof to cover both your business and personal needs.

Cyprus is a superb location to relocate, work or retire.

Our assistance entails advising you on temporary or permanent resident permits, employment permits, and other such ancillary services relating to relocating to Cyprus.

Employment law is a huge area – but it’s one that we know well. We advise both employers and employees on issues relating to all aspects of employment law.

Our services and experience cover a vast range of employment issues, including:

  • Discrimination & Dismissal Claims
  • Employment Law Issues
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Bullying/harassment in the workplace
  • Grievances
  • Maternity issues
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Settlement agreements
  • Competition issues
  • Unpaid wages

At N. Xenofontos LLC, apart from corporate & commercial services, we offer a broad spectrum of fiduciary services ancillary to the day to day administration and management of companies, enabling our clients’ businesses to establish real substance in Cyprus and rest assured that their business is taken care of in the utmost efficient and professional manner.

We cater to provide complete and comprehensive management and administration services once a company has been incorporation and ready to commence its activities.

Our philosophy is built on the highest and strictest level of honesty, loyalty, and trust. Our responsibilities are both ethical and legal, acting always in the best interests of our clients.

As regulated administrative service providers by the Cyprus Bar Association, we are fully qualified and licenced to provide the below services.

Our services include

  • Provision of fiduciary services for shareholders, directors, secretary, and registered office to meet the requirements of management and control from Cyprus


  • Professional directorships to meet the management and control of a company from Cyprus


  • Provision of professional trusteeships and protectorships


  • Formation, administration and management of private trustee companies


  • Formation, administration, and management of Cypriot companies


  • Redomiciliation of foreign companies to Cyprus and subsequent management


  • Provision of general or limited partners in partnership structures


  • Administrators and executors of Wills


  • Escrow agents


  • Opening and management of bank accounts

Compliance means conforming to a rule, such as a specification, policy, standard or law. Regulatory compliance describes the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts to ensure that they are aware of and take steps to comply with relevant laws and regulations.

Compliance is about demonstrating a company and or an individual follows regulations and best practice according to various standards. Doing so ensures that any risk is minimalised – giving third parties who cooperate with a company or individual confidence in the relationship.

Whatever your sector, your business is required to comply with a growing assortment of legislation, industry regulation and best practice. Failure to do so could result in fines, penalties, and litigation.

With the help of our licenced by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, the below services can be offered:

Our Services

  • Drafting Anti-Money Laundering Manuals
  • Corporate Governance
  • Regulatory Reporting
  • Advice on Anti-Money Laundering requirements
  • Advice on GDPR requirements
  • Designing and executing compliance policies and procedures
  • FATCA & CRS Reporting & Assistance
  • Legal Due Diligence, Financial Due Diligence, Due Diligence Reports and Assessments
  • Undertaking AML, KYC and DD procedures on your behalf

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