Vicky Petrides

Partner

Vicky is a partner at the firm. She has over 14 years’ experience in providing legal advice in the areas of taxation, estate planning, immigration and environmental law.  She provides, on a near daily basis, strategic advice to corporations and individuals on immigration law ranging from Cyprus citizenship, all categories of Cyprus residency to work permit applications, liaising with the key personnel in the government ensuring precise and timely advice.  

Vicky advises also on the utilization of the Cyprus International Trust and trusts in general for high-value and complex estates, often containing business assets and offshore elements. As part of her work in this field, she advises on post-death planning and tax mitigation. She also acts for individuals and families, advising them on their lifetime tax and estate planning, preparing trusts to protect valuable assets for future generations.

Vicky additionally advises clients on all forms of intellectual property law including trademarks, copyright, passing off, patents and designs. She is experienced in brand protection, trade mark prosecution and trade mark oppositions before the Cyprus Intellectual Property Department of the Registrar of Companies of Cyprus, and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).  In addition, she acts for private companies of all sizes including start-ups, family offices and entrepreneurs wishing to use the Cyprus company  as a vehicle for holding assets and in particular intellectual property rights. She advises on contractual terms for the sale of assets, shares, reorganizations, increase and reduction of capital, joint ventures and company dissolutions. 

Publications

Retirement in Europe: The tax aspect (Cyprus chapter) published in 2006 by the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environment Law (2005-2008 editions)

International Comparative Legal Guide to:

Pharmaceutical Advertising (2006 & 2007 editions)

Getting The Deal Through: Environment 2008

European Energy Review 2007 (Herbert Smith)

Patents throughout the World, Cyprus chapter, published by West Services Inc, 2006

Designs and Utility Models throughout the World, Cyprus chapter, published by West Services Inc, 2006

Career History

March 2018- present: Partner at Stelios A.Stylianou & Co LLC

2012-2017: Associate at law firm Nicolaides Stylianou LLC

2004-2012: Associate at law firm Kinanis & Co

2003-2004: Trainee at law firm Michael Kyprianou & Co

Education 

Admitted to the Cyprus Bar 2004.

2003-2004-(LLM) University of South Africa

2001-2002-(LLB), University of South Africa

1998-2000-Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) University of South Africa