ALEXIS C. TSIELEPIS, BSc, FCA
Director, Business Development
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Alexis graduated from the University of Bristol where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree (First-Class, Hons.) in Economics and Accounting with an emphasis in Continental Europe. He subsequently trained as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), London.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).
He is the Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus VAT Association (CYVA) and holds the Expert in European VAT Degree, which he earned with the highest grade ever awarded in the history of the coveted diploma.
Alexis is a dedicated tax specialist. His areas of expertise go beyond the borders of Cyprus’ direct and indirect tax. Over the last ten years, Alexis has been an integral part of multi-jurisdictional teams of advisors on cross-border mergers, acquisitions and reorganisations. He possesses a solid understanding of double-tax treaties, VAT Directives and Trust legislation. Alexis offers a broad scope of knowledge, expertise and experience when advising his clients, who range from multi-national corporations to high-net worth individuals.
Alexis sits on various committees charged with tax matters and has authored a number of tax syllabuses. He also examines and advises reputable international professional bodies on advanced Cyprus taxation. He lectures extensively on VAT, anti-money laundering and Cyprus direct taxation, and has written a number of related articles on matters pertaining to Cyprus and EU tax.
Alexis’ in-depth understanding of the workings of double-tax treaties, his experience and knowledge of the Cyprus local tax legislation and its usages, his detailed comprehension of EU VAT matters and decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), all position him uniquely to give comprehensive and authoritative advice to his clients. Alexis examines in depth the tax planning needs of his clients in order to recommend and formulate the best possible tax effective solutions.
Alexis also structures and administers Cyprus international trusts and currently acts as Trustee in trusts holding assets, situated in a number of jurisdictions, worth billions of Euros. His integrity, experience and results-oriented attitude, make him an indispensable consultant and partner to his clients.
Alexis is responsible for the company’s business development efforts. He places tremendous effort in communications with his clients in order to understand each proposed transaction. He is then responsible to work closely with the Tax Department, and where required, international associates, in order to propose the optimal structure. Following this, Alexis will ensure the execution and implementation of the structuring plan.