Pavlos Kaimakliotis


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Pavlos is a dual qualified lawyer (Cyprus and England and Wales) and is the founder and a partner of Kaimakliotis LLC. Prior to setting up the Firm, Pavlos has worked as a solicitor at the London, Moscow and Warsaw offices of Linklaters LLP, the global Magic Circle law firm. Pavlos has also worked as a legal secondee at the London offices of Essar Oil.

Recent Work 
Pavlos’ recent experience includes advising: 

  • Galileo Global Education and Providence Equity Partners on all matters of Cyprus law with respect to the acquisition of European University Cyprus from Laureate Education, one of the largest and most complex transactions in Cyprus in 2017
  • the seller in relation to the sale of 50% of the shares in Vikay Industrial Limited (the holding company of the New Stream Group and the Antipinsky Oil Refinery in Russia) to ARETI Gasenergy and related shareholding matters
  • an undisclosed bidder with respect to the proposed acquisition of National Bank of Greece’s subsidiary bank in Cyprus
  • an international deepwater drilling group on Cyprus elements of its restructuring programme
  • a Ukrainian human resources solutions group on its cross border joint venture with a Polish group active in the same industry
  • a supranational lender with respect to a transaction involving the acquisition of certain receivable obligations by a Cypriot borrower
  • a multi-national Russian bank on Cypriot elements of a swap transaction involving a Ukrainian group
  • a private equity firm on Cypriot elements of a transaction regarding the sale of one of its Polish portfolio companies
  • Dogus and Tourism Enterprises of Messinia S.A. (TEMES) on the acquisition of Ionian Hotel Enterprises S.A., the owner of Athens Hilton Hotel, from Alpha Bank of Greece, and the related joint venture arrangements between the buyers.
  • Apollo and The Rohatyn Group on the sale of their majority interest in CDA Group Limited, the holding company for the Karavan shopping centres in Ukraine, to DCH Group
  • Novartis on the sale of its vaccines business to GSK as part of a transaction where Novartis acquired GSK's oncology business and Novartis also combined its OTC business with GSK's consumer healthcare business in a joint venture
  • Qatari-based beIN Media Group on the acquisition of Turkey’s biggest satellite network and pay-TV provider Digitürk
  • Unicredit on the sale of Ukrsotsbank to Alfa Bank
  • PZU, a key shareholder of Alior Bank in the latter’s acquisition of Bank BPH from GE Capital
  • AIG/Lincoln on the sale of “White Square” Office Centre in Moscow, Russia, for US$1bn
  • the lenders on project financing of a portfolio of 7 wind farms owned by GDF Suez
  • the lenders in relation to the refinancing of facilities relating to the Rion crossing in Greece (a fixed link crossing over the Gulf of Corinth under a concession granted by the Greek State)
  • Fibabanka, in the strategic sale of a stake in its capital to EBRD and EIB
  • Fibabanka, in the sale of a minority stake in its capital to The Abraaj Group
  • Elsevier Limited on the acquisition of 100% of InferMed Limited, a London-based clinical decision support technology company
  • Borsa İstanbul on the sale of its 10% stake to EBRD. This is a landmark deal which will support Turkey’s efforts to reshape its capital markets
  • Yıldız Holding, Turkey's largest food and beverage company, on the acquisition of United Biscuits from Blackstone and PAI Partners
  • Nestle on the US$11.85bn cash acquisition of Pfizer Inc.’s infant nutrition business
  • BP on the US$27bn sale of its 50% share in TNK-BP to Rosneft, the major Russian integrated oil and gas company
  • BP on its investment in TNK-BP and associated issues
  • United Capital Partners, a Russian private equity fund, on the acquisition of a 48% stake in the leading Russian social network, VKontakte, for an undisclosed amount
  • MIR Capital S.C.A., SICAR on the US$247.5m combination of assets held by certain subsidiaries into a joint venture holding fund
  • Ophir Energy plc on its £118.2m recommended offer for Dominion Petroleum Limited
  • BNP Paribas on the refinancing of an up to US$450m revolving borrowing base facility for Afren Resources Limited for the development of an off-shore oil field in Nigeria
  • Genel Energy plc on its acquisition of US$156m interest in the Miran Block and US$294m bilateral facility provided by Genel Energy plc to Heritage Oil plc
  • Lloyds Development Capital, the venture capital arm of Lloyds Banking Group, on its purchase as part of a management buyout of Ocean Outdoor group from its early stage investors, Smedvig Capital and other vendors
  • Millennium and Copthorne Hotels PLC on the US$50m committed unsecured bilateral multi-currency revolving credit facility agreement

Professional Qualifications: 

Member of the Cyprus Bar Association 
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales


2011: Legal Practice Course (Distinction), College of Law, Moorgate
2007 – 2010: LLB (First Class Honours), Queen Mary, University of London

Career to Date: 

2016 – to date: Partner, Kaimakliotis LLC
2011 – 2016: Solicitor, Linklaters London, Moscow and Warsaw
2010 – 2011: Lawyer, Georgiades & Pelides LLC, Cyprus