Tassos Stylianou is a Senior Associate who joined the firm in April 1995. He primarily practises in the areas of shipping, immovable property, migration, probate and labour law, dealing with a range of international and local clients who entrust him with repeat work.
Tassos regularly deals with the acquisition and sale of immovable property in Cyprus. He has assisted in real estate transactions for individuals and corporate entities alike, ranging from small plots to multiple property transactions. He also deals with other real estate issues that include Land Registry applications in general, mortgages, leases, and applications for entrapped purchasers of property.
As a member of the team that deals with the acquisition of citizenship by investors, Tassos has dealt with several complex cases since the inception of the naturalisation scheme, involving the purchase of multi-million EUR properties.
Tassos deals with and renders legal advice on a full range of employment law issues and on all aspects of labour Law. In particular, he deals with the drafting of employment contracts, redundancy and termination of employment, advising both employers and employees alike. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2013, Tassos, along with colleagues from the litigation team, dealt with several high-profile redundancy cases which also included in some cases, advice on Provident Funds and active involvement on setting-up and dissolving such funds.
Tassos is a member of the dedicated team that deals with the acquisition of citizenship by foreign investors and is actively involved in the migration and civil registry aspects of these cases. In this context, he prepares and assists with the completion of the applications and follows up their progress and processing until the applicants are naturalised and issued with Cyprus identity cards and passports.
He also deals with the issue of residency permits to expatriate directors employed by companies belonging to foreign interests under the special process before the Migration Department. In this connection, he provides full support that includes advice on the capital investment and other requirements to be met by the employing entity and the employees and providing support and assistance until the relevant permits are issued including, where appropriate, the inclusion of family members in such process. At the same time, he deals with all related follow-up work such as renewals or terminations of permits and company updates.
Tassos works on probate cases that include drafting and proving of wills before the competent courts, probate orders, orders for the re-sealing of wills or grants of letters of administration.
Tassos is regularly involved with the registration, deletion, mortgaging and related matters concerning vessels under the flag of the Republic of Cyprus. His involvement is on an ongoing basis providing support at the Ships Registry on the renewal of vessel’s certificates, granting of dispensations, registration and discharge of encumbrances as well as applications for registration and lifting of injunctions against vessels before the Court.