Socrates Parparinos


Socrates Parparinos


Partner/ Head of Cyprus Practice




  • University of Sussex


  • University of Sussex

    LLM in International Commercial Law

Socrates Parparinos

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solution oriented

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Spoken Languages

  • Greek
  • English


+357 22023000



5 Limassol Avenue, Eurosure Tower, 3rd Floor, 2112 Aglatzia,

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Curriculum Vitae

Socrates is the founder and senior partner of Aliant's member firm in Cyprus. He studied Law in the United Kingdom and has been a practicing lawyer since 2007. He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the Nicosia Bar Association, and the TEP Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. His expertise is primarily in International, Commercial, Banking and Corporate Law.

He is currently the legal advisor to over 45 licensed financial institutions, which are regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. He is also a Nominated Advisor (NOMAD) of public companies listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange. In addition, he sits on the Board of the Cyprus Association of Small Businesses and the Self-Employed with over 2,500 members.

He has considerable experience representing both private and government clients in both local and international cases. Over the last ten years, Socrates has represented the Cyprus government before the European Commission; he has worked with both Russian and German banks, advising on complex corporate structures involving multimillion transactions; and in recent years, due to the changing times, he has had considerable exposure to local and international banks overseeing finance loans and pledge arrangements, and group restructuring.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented the Republic of Cyprus before the European Commission during the harmonisation process of Cyprus with the EU law.
  • Legal Advisor for over 45 licensed Cyprus Investment Firms, advising on the legal and regulatory framework of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Representing the major shareholders on a 250 million take-over of the minority shareholder shares in a Russian bank.
  • Legal advisors of a Cyprus Company listed in the Cyprus Stock Exchange with the highest turnover of shares registered on the Cyprus Stock Exchange over seeing its admission, and initial public offering.
  • Representing a Moscow based bank with its acquisition of the Cyprus based subsidiaries of a Russian Regional Bank.
  • Representing Tajik Investment Company with group re-structuring in order to proceed with the take-over of Cyprus based subsidiaries of a London based private equity fund.
  • Conducting complex due diligence on behalf of a Russian JSC in relation to its investment in a Cyprus based holding company of a Russian Development Bank.
  • Concluding full due diligence report as well as legal advice and opinion in relation to a London based IPO for a number of Cyprus based Forex Companies.
  • Providing legal advice to a Cyprus Tech start-up as they look to on-board 55 million in investment in the form of equity shares.
  • Representing the Association of Small Businesses and the Self-Employed in Cyprus with their establishment of a Cooperative Financial Institution and advising on the procedures involved for funding from the European Investment Bank.
  • A complex due diligence investigation on a multi-national group including UK, Cyprus and offshore entities prior to its take-over by Nigeria based state oil Company
  • In charge of the acquisition process of a big pharmaceutical company by a Russian entity.
  • Legal Advisor of the Association of Small Businesses and the Self-Employed in Cyprus – drafting, reviewing and negotiating the restructuring of business and development loans to small businesses.
  • Advising a German Bank on the set up of a regulated Cyprus Investment Firm

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