Artemis Amalia Metaxa is a Senior Associate practicing in the Corporate and Commercial Department of the firm since September 2011. She advises clients on a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial law matters and has considerable expertise in M&A transactions, with a particular emphasis on private acquisitions, joint ventures and related corporate restructuring transactions. In this context she regularly performs legal due diligence reviews, drafts or reviews share purchase / subscription, option 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 banking institutions in transactions involving Cypriot corporate obligors.
Amalia served as a member of the Private Companies’ Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association between December 2014 and December 2017. In this capacity, she was involved in the public consultation process of the law which transposed the 4th EU AML Directive into Cypriot legislation. She has since authored the Cypriot chapter of a number of cross-European surveys on the implementation of EU AML Directives in Cyprus and regularly advises clients on relevant matters.
Amalia is consistently ranked as a Rising Star lawyer for Commercial, Corporate and M&A and highly recommended for Banking and Finance by The Legal 500.
Amalia deals with high value private 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 acquisition 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 negotiation of the terms of and drafting of joint venture agreements, as well as the underlying amendment of constitutional documents. She further advises and assists clients with the completion of various types 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). Amalia has further been the author of the Cypriot chapter of a number of cross-European surveys on the implementation of EU AML Directives in Cyprus and she regularly advises clients on relevant matters.
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.