2021 Leading Adviser Awards

Acquisition International - Leading Adviser 2021 3 About the Awards Throughout our lives, people always need someone to guide them and offer them advice and insight based on their knowledge and experience. This does not stop as we get older, and no matter how successful, profitable or renowned a business may be, it goes without saying that alongside its own assemblage of talent and expertise, there will always be a network of professionals behind the scenes helping to inform, guide and shape the way in which it operates. Across all sectors and industries, from lawyers, accountants, bankers and consultants to HR professionals, IT specialists and security experts, a vast array of outside agencies and organisations, advisers can contribute massively to a company’s success, having invaluable input for its top tier management team. Playing a major role in a business’s ongoing success, these professionals aim to advise, assist and support their clients, providing essential information that informs and shapes vital strategy. As such, they have become a fundamental part of the ever-evolving business landscape. Since 2014, every year AI looks to highlight some of the most renowned and innovative professionals from around the world. Our dedicated team have left no stone unturned to ensure that these awards are allocated only to the individuals and firms that truly deserve them and have demonstrated excellence within their respective fields. Whether those put forward hail from the largest, international corporations, or the small firms and individuals that work alongside them, we’re aiming to highlight the industry’s shining lights and act as the ultimate guide for those seeking trusted experts. Elliot Ashbourne Head of Features & Senior Sales Executive Contents 7 Eva Schmelz - Leading Family and Divorce Lawyer of the Year, Austria 8 Kanzlei Kleiner Eberl Brandstätter Steuerberatung GmbH Leading International Tax Disputes Consultancy of the Year, Austria 9 Karolina Argyridou - Leading Banking and Financial Services Lawyer of the Year, Cyprus 10 Elena Argyropoulou & Associates LLC - Leading Corporate and Commercial Law Boutique of the Year, Cyprus 11 Andreas Th. Sofokleous LLC - Leading Cross-Border Transactions and Taxation Law Firm of the Year, Cyprus No information contained on or in this website constitutes investment advice or an offer to invest or to provide management services and is subject to correction, completion and amendment without notice. Neither AI nor any of its associated entities are authorised to give financial advice of any nature nor are they regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Prior to making any investment, AI recommends that any prospective investor should consult with its own investment, accounting, legal and tax advisers to evaluate independently the risks, consequences and suitability of that investment. AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility. Editorial Team Sif Brookes, Senior Editor Sofi Bajor, Editor Daniel Long, Writer Gabriel Muers, Writer Rebecca Scotland, Writer Ashley-Francis Cox, Writer Amelia Walker, Writer Design Team Emma Hunt, Creative & Design Assistant Manager Daniela Levinte, Graphic Designer Lauren Baldwin, Junior Graphic Designer 12 Olga Treufeldt - Leading Intellectual Property Rights Lawyer of the Year, Estonia 13 Pax Corporate Finance - Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist IT Consultancy of the Year, France 14 Anne-Katel Martineau - Leading E-Commerce and IT Lawyer of the Year, France 16 Spyridon Spyridis - Leading Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year, Germany 17 Ingo Klaus Wamser - Leading Cross-Border Criminal Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Germany 18 Marc Dieluweit - Leading Employment Law and Contract Lawyer of the Year, Germany 19 Hahnelt Consulting - Leading SME Business Transformation and Development Consultancy of the Year, Germany EUROPE