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
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:
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
Industrial models and designs
Protecting trade secrets and other confidential information
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.
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.
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 services include
Provision of services for shareholders, directors, secretary and registered office
Maintenance of the company’s corporate register
Preparation and submission of annual returns
Convening, holding and minuting of annual and extraordinary general meetings of the shareholders and meetings of the Board of Directors
Accounting & Corporate Compliance
Legal Due Diligence
Drafting of corporate legal documents and execution for recording changes to a company’s officers, shareholders, change of name, registered office
Drafting of legal documents and execution of transfer of shares, increase, issue and allotment of shares, conversion of shares, variation of shareholders’ rights, court applications and attendance for capital reductions
General court applications relating to all issues regarding companies
Drafting of legal documents relating to amendments to a company’s articles of association and memorandum
Drafting of documents and submission with the Cypriot Registrar of Companies on the creation and discharge of mortgages and charges
Certification and Apostille of documents
Opening of bank accounts in Cyprus and abroad, acting as authorised bank signatories
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.
Our experienced legal team has through their respective areas of expertise, can assist you with all your regulatory and compliance needs and implementation thereof.
Initial basic assessment of existing and new clients
Drafting and advising on policies and procedures
Drafting and advising on Anti Money Laundering Manuals
Xenofontos LLC is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We comply with the European Data Protection regulation (EU 2016/679) and the local laws applicable to data protection and privacy.
In the terms of our engagement, we tell you in detail how we use and share your personal information and explain your rights regarding how we use your personal information.
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