Artemis Amalia Metaxa is a Senior Associate practicing in the corporate and commercial department of the firm, having joined the firm in September 2011. She advises clients on a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial law matters and has considerable expertise in acquisition, joint venture and corporate restructuring transactions. In this context she regularly performs legal due diligence reviews, drafts or reviews relevant share purchase and joint venture agreements and undertakes cross-border mergers and relocations of corporate seat.
Amalia also has significant experience in cross-border secured financing and syndicated financing transactions, having in this context acted for a number of local and international banks in transactions involving Cypriot obligors.
As of December 2014, Amalia is a member of the Private Companies’ Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association. In this capacity, she has also been involved in the public consultation process and negotiation of the final form of the law which transposed the 4th EU AML Directive into Cypriot legislation.
Amalia deals with high value acquisition transactions in the context of which she regularly performs legal due diligence reviews and, subsequently, undertakes the negotiation of the terms of and drafting of relevant share purchase and ancillary agreements.
She has worked on a number of multi-million Euro transactions involving Cypriot target entities, notable examples of which are the acquisition of the companies operating the retail and the food & beverage businesses at Larnaca and Paphos International Airports by ARI Group, the acquisition of the Cypriot holding of a Greek online food delivery platform by Delivery Hero, one of the largest international players in the online food delivery market and the acquisition of Cypriot pharmaceutical manufacturer Remedica by Ascendis Health, a South African multinational pharmaceutical company.
Amalia also handles joint venture transactions entailing the drafting or review of joint venture and shareholders agreements, as well as the amendment of constitutional documents. She further advises and assists clients with the completion of cross-border corporate restructuring transactions, including cross-border mergers and relocations of corporate seat.
Amalia regularly advises clients on a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial law matters, including changes in and transfers of share capital, amendments of constitutional documents, changes of company officials, recording and registration of charges, insolvency and winding up, minority protection rights, general corporate administration and AML compliance. She has substantial experience in drafting and reviewing various types of relevant documents (including commercial agreements, corporate approvals, corporate court applications and company registers) and has been the author of the Cypriot law chapter of a number of cross-European surveys on the implementation of the 4th EU AML Directive.
Amalia has acted as legal advisor to a number of local and international banks in the context of domestic and cross-border secured financing and syndicated financing transactions. She has substantial experience in drafting and reviewing facility, security and escrow documents, issuing legal opinions and assisting with the completion of perfection requirements and security registration.
She is currently part of the team advising the syndicate of banks financing the Ayia Napa Marina, one of the biggest project financing transactions to take place in Cyprus in the last years.