ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Limited is proud to announce the inclusion of its affiliated law firm, namely C. Samir & Co. LLC within the 2017 world-renowned Legal 500 Rankings for Europe, the Middle East & Africa. The Legal 500 rankings highlight pre-eminent firms in the world’s strongest and most competitive legal markets through rigorous independent research.
The IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. Their first rankings were published in 1990 and their research currently covers over 120 jurisdictions worldwide. Through their survey within the financial and corporate areas, IFLR1000 highlights the firms and lawyers which are believed to be the market leaders in the different areas of practice.
The collective business approach of ConnectedSky and its affiliated law firm, namely C. Samir & Co. LLC, has resulted in C. Samir & Co. LLC’s inclusion as an IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Recognised Firm which accentuates some of its recent transactional highlights in the following practice areas:
- Banking and Finance:
Advising on share pledge for securing credit facility of €100 million.
- Mergers & Acquisition:
Cross-Border merger with estimated assets of €200 million.
- Corporate Litigation:
Registration of foreign court decision of €100 million relating to intra-group corporate transactions.
- Restructuring and insolvency:
International charity organizations restructuring for tax optimization;
Liquidation of group of companies and asset distribution of €50 million.
- Financial Restructuring:
Incorporation of trust for investment purposes with over €250 million.
- Financial Services Regulatory:
Restructuring of investment services group of companies involving more than 5 jurisdictions.
- Staubach International Law firm Alliance (“SILFA”)
SILFA is a network and alliance among renowned, independent law firms throughout Europe, Russia, China and the UAE, and has been established as a Swiss non-profit association with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
All members of SILFA are legally and financially autonomous law offices, working in close cooperation with one another while remaining independent. SILFA's philosophy and aim is to facilitate and increase the competency of its members' international legal work for the benefit of the clients of each of its members.
ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Limited, through its affiliated law firm C. Samir & Co. LLC is proud to confirm its exclusive SILFA membership -and representation rights within Cyprus.
- Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus ("ICPAC")
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus is the only institute recognised by the Council of Ministers as a body of accountants in Cyprus and the competent authority for the licensing of statutory auditors and audit firms. ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Limited is pleased to confirm its membership with ICPAC through its professionals.
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”)
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is a global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification (ACCA or FCCA). These highly respected and valued international qualifications are recognised by the member states of the European Union and the United Nations. ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Limited s is pleased to confirm its membership with ACCA through its professionals.
- Polish-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce
The Polish-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce is the first European business association operating under the auspices of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry with dual seats being registered associations in both Cyprus and Poland.
This pioneering union of Cypriot and Polish businessmen, the interests of whom it represents, aims at the promotion of business relations between the business communities of both Cyprus and Poland.
ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Limited is proud to confirm that its founder and CEO, Mr Charalambos Samir is a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce.
- CYPRUS BAR ASSOCIATION (“CBA”)
The Cyprus Bar Association is the professional body of lawyers with over 2700 members. In addition to the Disciplinary Board and the Legal Council, the Cyprus Bar Association is one of the only three bodies regulating the legal profession in Cyprus.
The Cyprus Bar Association is a full member of the Council and Bars of the European Union representing over 700,000 practicing lawyers. It is furthermore a member of the International Bar Association and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Mediterranean Bar Association, and the Union of the Balkan Bar Associations.
ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Limited is regulated by the Cyprus Bar Association under License Number 524 and is considered by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission as an Eligible Person to conduct Fiduciary, Trust and other Administrative Business under the Law regulating companies providing administrative services and related matters of 2012.
The idea behind CYMEBA (Cyprus Middle East Bridge with Africa), which has been founded by Mr Charalambos Samir, is to create a truly global financial, cultural and humanitarian bridge connecting Cyprus, the Middle East and Africa between them and with the rest of the world and vice versa.
Cyprus has been working closely for decades with the countries of the Middle East and Africa on various aspects, and as such our aim is to strengthen the financial, cultural and humanitarian ties between them, in order to assist corporations and private investors to deal with any uncertainties and difficulties around how to successfully work with different business cultures.