Associate Partner Pavlos Mundis is a member of the firm’s litigation department and has extensive experience in financial services regulation and considerable experience in company and banking litigation.
Pavlos advises on a range of issues including corporate capacity, authority and proper execution, the perfection and enforcement of securities, regulatory compliance, fintech and blockchain and cryptocurrency. He has been heavily involved in the areas of international business, compliance, project finance, syndicated lending and property law. He deals with drafting and updating standard or tailored made legal documents, such as credit facility agreements, security agreements (i.e., pledge, lien and assignment agreements), escrow agreements, syndicated loan agreements and terms and conditions of the use of debit and credit cards. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for seven years in the Legal Department of the largest bank in Cyprus.
Pavlos advises local, EU and third country credit institutions on regulatory requirements under CRD, CRR as well as local banking laws and regulations.
Pavlos advises clients on the legislation for the acquisition of credit facilities and the Securitisation Law of 2018, on debt restructuring and on the regulatory framework on foreclosures and the procedure for the resolution of non-performing loans.
Pavlos has also advised financial technology companies on the aspects of the Payment Services Directive and the Electronic Money Directive.
Pavlos represents clients in multi-jurisdictional cases which require the issuance of interim freezing and disclosure injunctions in management and corporate control disputes, derivative shareholders’ claims, breach of fiduciary duties claims debt recovery and complex banking litigation cases, involving legal entities under liquidation or administration. He also performs negotiations of contracts and agreements for out of court settlement.
Pavlos is involved in drafting and reviewing various types of legal documents, as well as the provision of legal opinions on various aspects of corporate law, including but not limited to liquidation.
Pavlos can assist clients with identifying potential legal issues arising from either the adoption of distributed ledger technology or the launch of new distributed ledger technology initiatives in Cyprus. His experience in the field of financial services regulation and his knowledge of the legal framework for virtual assets can be leveraged by clients that are interested in providing services in relation to, or investing in, crypto-assets in, or from, Cyprus. Pavlos is able to advise any existing CASP providers in relation to their ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements.