Verita Legal | Argyridou & Associates
92 Ifigenias Street
Athena Building, 4th Floor
Tel: +357 22 000 408
Fax: +357 22 000 409
Karolina Argyridou is a Partner at Verita Legal and specialises in banking & finance, investment law and capital markets.
Karolina acts for some of the most prestigious financial and investments firms in Cyprus and routinely advises on all aspects of their business. She is particularly well versed in investments law and in addition to providing specialist advice to clients she also provides training in Cyprus on investment and financial services laws.
Karolina graduated from the University of East Anglia with first class honours (LLB) and subsequently graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences with distinction (LLM in Law of Banking and Financial Regulation). She trained with one of the leading local law firms and subsequently worked as internal legal counsel to a major investment bank and an international bank.
The Banking & Finance Law Practice:
Partners in our firm have extensive experience in single lender as well as syndicated loans having advised on a large number of complex cross border transactions, often with the role of co-ordinating legal counsel.
We are well versed with standard form documentation widely accepted and used in the banking and finance sector. We have advised on a number of single lender loans, syndicated loans, distressed debt and distressed asset trades as well as risk participations under standard LMA terms. We have also negotiated and advised on funded and unfunded risk participations under the Master Risk Participation Agreement (MRPA) framework. Partners in our firm have advised on repos under the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA) framework.
We have extensive experience in advising on trading of distressed debt and distressed assets carried out under standard terms or putting in place tailor made solutions to suit the peculiarities of each deal and asset type, often facing UK funds as counterparties.
We have put together and advised on structured product term sheets, credit linked notes and packaged investment products. Our services include providing legal opinions, conducting due diligence exercises, putting in place security documentation, perfection of security, and advising on and putting in place indemnities and guarantees.
Our team consists of English and Cyprus qualified lawyers. We are able to draw from our extensive experience delivering top notch advice within the most challenging timeframes.
We are a niche law firm consisting of a team of individuals each of which is highly qualified and experienced in the relevant areas in which they practice. Our philosophy is very simple and we try to avoid cliché (‘thinking outside of the box’ and ‘delivering tailor-made solutions’ goes without saying when we advise our clients).
Through routinely working on cross-border transactions and clients with international business, we have developed strong relationships with a network of overseas lawyers and advisers. In this way, we can best serve our clients interests and provide a seamless service in executing complex transactions and deals.
Put simply, then, our philosophy is to deliver intelligent advice in a first class way without compromising the need to deliver value.