Marilena is a Partner and the Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department of N. Pirilides & Associates LLC.
Marilena has in-depth knowledge and substantial experience in a spectrum of commercial law matters and transactions, including but not limited to, private and public company registrations in various jurisdictions, corporate structuring, creation and administration of international trusts, registration and execution of pledges, transfers of the corporate seat of companies to and from Cyprus, registration of national and international trademarks and general administration of companies.
She also undertakes and advises on various private client issues and immigration matters mainly relating to the acquisition of Cyprus citizenship and residence permits. Marilena also provides legal and tax advice to local and international clientele in a wide range of industries and sectors. In terms of her involvement in the Firm’s land and real estate sector, she has particular knowledge in land-registry procedures, drafting or reviewing purchase/sale of land agreements and has dealt with many real-estate cases over the years, ranging from simple acquisitions and sales by individuals to composite big-scale development projects. Her all-rounded capabilities have allowed her to offer clients tailor-made solutions and personalized advice.
She is also involved in the provision of legal consultation to Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs), providing the legal assistance essential for the acquisition of the necessary license(s) from the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission. She also regularly deals with investment management transactions, advising on corporate and regulatory issues relating to all types of investments funds (UCITS, AIFs and private equity funds).
She authored various publications, mainly in the areas of corporate and commercial law, financial services, banking regulation and immigration law.
Marilena graduated in Law and acquired an LL.M in European Law from the University of Kent in 2004 and 2005, respectively. She is a registered advocate in Cyprus and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2006.