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20 February 2020


The Landmark Nicosia, 98 Arch.Makarios III Avenue, Nicosia, Cyprus


2.00pm – 8.00pm

The Legal 500 is delighted to formally announce the inaugural GC Summit Cyprus. February 20th 2020 will see around 80 leading legal minds in Cyprus come together at the Landmark Nicosia to discuss the pressing issues facing in-house counsel today, such as how they have successfully handled crises and how this will inform their approach to the challenges of the future. Sponsored by Dr. K.Chrysostomides & Co, Harris Kyriakides and Elias Neocleous & Co, the event will cover a diverse range of topics, including corporate restructuring, alternative dispute resolution and the future of the bar association in Cyprus. Drawing on the vast experience of our highly accomplished speakers, this event will provide practical, hands-on advice to in-house counsel aiming to reach the next level of their professional development.

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Established in 1976, Harris Kyriakides LLC has grown over the years into the largest law firm in Larnaca and one of the largest law firms in Cyprus. The development of the firm has always been founded on principles of integrity, professionalism and on adhering to the highest standards of excellence. At the same time, the firm remains dynamically and consistently adaptive and responsive to evolving clients’ needs, continuously updating technologies and modern practices to be able to do so.

The firm employs more than 30 lawyers and in total more than 80 professionals. It is structured in 16 separate departments, namely Administrative and Public Law, Banking and Finance, Competition, Procurement and Regulatory, Corporate and Commercial advisory, Corporate Dispute resolution, Data Protection and Cyber Law, Debt Collection, Intellectual Property, Insurance and Personal Injury, Private Client (Trusts, Funds, Estate, Matrimonial), Private Client (Citizenship and residence), Real Estate, Employment, Sanctions, Anticorruption & AML, Shipping & Admiralty and Tax. Each team, which consists of lawyers and paralegals, specialises on a specific area of the law and, where necessary, co-operates in matters which require a multi-disciplinary focus.

The firm provides advisory services and representation in transactional work (from simple to quite complex multinational transactions) and dispute resolution, including heavy-weight disputes with international elements. It has accumulated extensive experience and significant expertise in dealing with the multifaceted complexities of litigation and transactions nationally and internationally and across a wide variety of market sectors. The firm covers the whole territory of Cyprus and serves international and local private clients, businesses, organisations, charities and institutions. Its clientele includes several governments, governmental organisations, national and multinational companies, as well as high-net-worth individuals and family offices.

Harris Kyriakides LLC is a member of, among others, the Cyprus Bar Association (CBA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Larnaca Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cyprus-Bulgarian Business Association (CBBA) and the Cyprus-Ukrainian Business Association (CUBA).

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is among the largest firms in South East Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, with more than 140 lawyers and tax consultants. All are English-speaking and members of staff speak most European languages, as well as major Asian languages. The firm is generally regarded as a regional leader, with a particular forte in cross-border work, advising international clients on all aspects of Cyprus and European law and handling the largest and most demanding cross-border assignments.

Operating out of offices in the three main business centres of Limassol, Nicosia and Paphos, with international offices in key centres of Prague, Budapest, Kiev and Brussels, the firm has strategic and geographic coverage.

Leveraging specialist departments and lawyers practicing in banking and finance; financial services; corporate and M&A; tax planning and advanced business structuring; private client and trusts; insolvency and restructuring; employment; EU and competition; immigration; IT and data protection; intellectual property; admiralty and shipping; real estate; energy; and litigation and dispute resolution, Elias Neocleous & Co has the staff strength and depth of knowledge to efficiently meet the fast-paced modern demands of our clients in all their national and cross border commercial transactions and disputes.

Chrysostomides is a leading independent Cyprus law firm, established in 1981. Now one of the largest law firms in Cyprus, with a team of around 80 legal experts and paralegals, we serve both local and international clients from our Nicosia and Limassol offices. Our work extends across a wide range of practice areas and industry sectors, and our clients range from multinational corporations to private companies and individuals from a variety of jurisdictions and backgrounds. Our lawyers focus on each client’s specific requirements and circumstances and provide customised, comprehensive services and workable solutions.

The quality of our work has long been acknowledged and recognised by clients, who often recurrently seek our advice and support, and international legal directories alike, where Chrysostomides has been consistently ranked among the top firms in Cyprus for our main and key areas of practice. Our lawyers are also listed among the leading practitioners, according to their respective specialisation.

Our firm is the exclusive Cyprus member to leading independent law and multi-discipline professional associations, Lex Mundi and World Services Group, respectively. These memberships and our regular cooperation with major international law firms offer clients access to worldwide legal resources and give it the ability to deliver streamlined, multi-jurisdictional solutions.