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Maria Panayi

Maria joined Joelson’s Corporate and Commercial team in 2017. She is dual qualified as a solicitor in England and an advocate in Cyprus.

She has extensive experience advising on a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, group reorganisations, AIM transactions and shareholder arrangements. Maria regularly advises early-stage companies, angel investors and VCT/EIS funds on equity/debt investments. On the commercial side, she assists clients on general commercial matters, focusing on the drafting of terms & conditions, commercial partnering arrangements, consumer contracts and GDPR privacy policies.

Maria has experience in a variety of sectors, including technology, mineral processing and food & drink. Her multi-jurisdictional legal background has proven particularly beneficial for cross-border transactions.

Her transactional experience includes advising:

  • the shareholders of a global digital subscription business on the £24m sale to a global specialist information company
  • a European public company on the acquisition of a digital agency
  • a well-known juice brand on an asset purchase which was driven by the requirements of the Competition and Markets Authority
  • a fem-tech company on its over £20m series B fundraise
  • a global gaming company on its circa £16m investment and joint venture with a betting company
  • an AIM-listed mineral resource company on its re-domiciliation and re-admission with AIM

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