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Panayiota Pieri



Panayiota is a Counsel at our Firm, originally joining in 2020. She graduated from the University of Leicester, where she obtained her Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB Law) in 2011 and she was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2012. Panayiota specialises in the areas of M&A and Joint Ventures, Banking & Finance, Corporate Restructuring, general commercial arrangements, Trusts & Private Client and Data Protection.

Recent Work

Panayiota’ s recent experience includes advising:

  • Searchlight Capital Partners, on all aspects of Cyprus law, in relation to its agreement to acquire a majority stake in Celestyal Cruises, a leading cruise operator in the Greek Islands and East Mediterranean, and related debt financing arrangements;
  • the lenders on all Cyprus law aspects in relation to the landmark $11bn Arctic LNG 2 financing;
  • KAZ Minerals in relation to provision of Cypriot law security in connection with its US$5.7B loan facilities from VTB, in connection with the take-private offer for KAZ Minerals PLC and refinancing of existing KAZ Minerals facilities;
  • a Ukrainian private equity group and its Cypriot group entity in relation to all aspects of Cypriot law with respect to its bank facility and related novel pledge arrangements over fund units;
  • the banks on all aspects of Cypriot law with respect to project financing over a significant advanced copper-gold exploration project in Russia;
  • FTV Capital Partners in its minority investment in PeopleCert, an examination and awarding body for professional and language certifications, allowing also for the acquisition by PeopleCert of Axelos;
  • Volpi Capital, a European private equity firm specialising in technology companies, on its investment in insurance software provider Adacta;
  • Sistema VC on their acquisition of additional stake in the JV company holding the Ozon Group;
  • Interxion, a Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) company and a leading European provider of data centre solutions, on its acquisition of Lamda Hellix, a Greece-based colocation and interconnection services provider in Southeastern Europe;
  • Avax / Terna construction consortium on analysis and consequences with respect to potential force majeure and/or frustration of the main construction contract of the Casino Integrated Resort in Cyprus, one of the biggest projects in the history of Cyprus;
  • I Squared Capital on the USD 2.15 billion acquisition of GTT Communications’ business infrastructure in Central, Southern, and Eastern Europe;
  • Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, the owner and president of the DCH group, on Cyprus law elements of his acquisition of all shares of Bank Credit Dnipro from a Cyprus seller;
  • advising clients on matters of corporate governance, commercial and corporate agreements;
  • advising clients on a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial law matters and cross-border transactions such as reorganisations and restructurings, joint ventures and shareholders’ arrangements;
  • advising on private client matters, including the formation and administration of trusts and drafting of trust related documents; and
  • advising on corporate liquidations and corporate restructuring matters.
Professional Qualifications: Lawyer - Member of the Cyprus Bar Association, 2012
Education:2008 – 2011: LLB, University of Leicester
Career to Date2023 to date: Counsel, Kaimakliotis LLC
2022 to 2023: Cyprus Courts Registrar
2020 to 2022: Senior Associate, Kaimakliotis LLC
2020 to 2021: Associate, Kaimakliotis LLC
2016 - 2019: Senior Internal Legal Advisor, A.J.K. Bureau of Consultants Ltd
2014 - 2016: Associate - Supervisor, S. Koukounis LLC
2012 - 2014: Corporate Lawyer – Supervisor, Executive Business Consultants Ltd
2011 - 2012: Trainee Lawyer, Andreas Kareklas law firm