Eleni Shiarly is a Senior Associate practicing in the firm’s corporate and commercial department, having joined the firm in 2010 as an Associate. Her areas of practice are primarily corporate law, cross border transactions, banking and secured financing, with a special focus on capital markets, regularly advising on securities and exchange laws and regulations and providing regulatory advice in relation to cross-border provision of financial services.
Eleni advises on corporate law, cross border transactions, banking and secured financing. She is involved in the drafting and reviewing of various types of legal contracts, issuing of legal opinions, incorporation of private and public companies in Cyprus and providing general Cyprus law advice on corporate matters.
Notably, her work includes advising on and undertaking large legal due diligence exercises involving high profile cross border transactions for the acquisition of companies, such as the acquisition of (ex) MTN Cyprus by Monaco Telecom, as well as the acquisition of companies in the food and beverage industry and the energy sector. Eleni also has a special focus on capital markets, regularly advising on securities and exchange laws and regulations where she has also been involved in the successful listing of a Cyprus public company on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
She provides regulatory advice in relation to cross-border provision of financial services where she deals with local and international clients on the establishment, operation, regulatory compliance and cross-border activities of investment funds, fund managers, depositaries and investment firms.
She advises on matters regarding the Cyprus regulatory framework and corresponding EU directives and regulations on capital markets including the prospectus law, market abuse, takeover bids law as well as all legal aspects involved in the listing of Cyprus companies on local and foreign stock exchanges. She particularly assisted on the successful listing of a public company on the Warsaw Stock Exchange which involved amongst others the preparation of the prospectus and advising on all Cyprus corporate law matters relating to the IPO.
Eleni renders advice in relation to the financial services industry particularly corporate regulatory matters concerning investment firms, fund managers, funds and credit/financial institutions on issues relating to, inter alia, permitted activities, licensing, authorization and passporting requirements concerning such entities and the implications of offering and providing financial services to customers in Cyprus.
Eleni advises on banking regulatory matters and, in particular, assesses the viability and compliance of offering and providing products and services covered by the Cyprus Banking and Payment Services law on a local and cross border basis. She also advises on the local incorporation and licensing procedures and requirements for credit institutions in Cyprus.
A considerable part of her work in this practice area, consists of advising local and international banks in relation to secured financing transactions by drafting and/or reviewing loan and facility agreements, share pledge agreements, guarantees and other security documents and assisting with the completion of perfection requirements and security registration.