Zena P. Antoniou, is the visionary behind Antoniou Law Firm, is a lawyer renowned for being “deal-oriented” but also possesses exceptional academic and practical credentials.

 

She is a first-class professional, demonstrating an impressive combination of legal expertise across multiple areas of law, boasting over 15 years of solid experience, especially in corporate, banking and finance, trusts, insolvency, financial services and regulatory fields. Apart from her legal expertise, Zena distinguishes herself through her exceptional human qualities and a sharp understanding of client relationships, positioning her as an indispensable asset in the legal realm. Having practiced across diverse legal areas for more than a decade and a half, she took the entrepreneurial leap in 2023 by founding her own firm.

 

She consistently provides advice on corporate and commercial transactions related to Cyprus entities, with a particular focus on acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings. Zena possesses substantial expertise in transaction support and specializes in a broad spectrum of Cyprus corporate law aspects, including cross-border mergers, reorganization of Cyprus companies, transfers of corporate seat, preparation of legal opinions, due diligence reports, M&A transactions, and more.

Her legal advisory extends to general corporate and commercial law, encompassing compliance and regulatory matters in numerous cases, especially those with a cross-border element.

Zena’s extensive experience in banking and finance is evident through her representation of both local and international financial institutions in high-value secured financing transactions involving Cypriot corporate obligors.


As a licensed insolvency practitioner, Zena has established a highly successful and peer-recognized practice in insolvency and restructuring. She provides guidance on corporate recovery and insolvency, assuming roles as a liquidator, examiner, or receiver in voluntary and compulsory proceedings.


Her expertise extends to the establishment and administration of trusts, offering comprehensive legal advice and opinions, as well as estate and inheritance planning. Zena is fluent in English and Greek languages.

 
Memberships 
  • Cyprus Bar Association since 2005
  • Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners, (STEP)
  • International Migration Council
  • International Compliance Association
Professional Qualifications
  •  Licensed Insolvency Practitioner (2015)
  • TEP (STEP full Member)
  • Advanced Certificate of Professional Competence issued by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commision
  • AML Certified Practitioner (certified by the International Compliance Association)

Phone: +357 25 008 600

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