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Antis Triantafyllides & Sons has ‘an excellent reputation’. George Triantafyllides is experienced in domestic and international cases with niche expertise in interim injunctions. Antis Triantafyllides is recommended for his work in international arbitrations.

Demetris Araouzos leads the six-partner practice at Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office and has been acting for various listed companies and executives in diverse regulatory matters before the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. Yiannis Christodoulou has been defending a majority shareholder against a complex derivative action filed by a minority shareholder of a Ukrainian public company. Katia Kakoulli is well regarded.

FIRMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C

SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC is a boutique law firm, focusing on the areas of law related to business activity and dedicated to providing its clients with outstanding, highly personalized, legal representation.

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FIRMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

The largest and most experienced department of Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC, the dispute resolution practice, is ranked in the top tier for Cyprus for delivering exceptional service to clients. Furthermore, Senior & Managing Partner, Stavros Pavlou is recommended as a leading lawyer for dispute resolution in Cyprus and therefore, has been included in the Elite Leading Individuals list.

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Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is ‘a great firm with excellent lawyers’. The ‘first-class’ practice handles all aspects of domestic and cross-border dispute resolution. It continues to act for Russia-based OJSC Promsvyazbank in several actions brought in the Cyprus courts by creditors of a Cyprus-registered company. Costas Stamatiou is ‘very attentive and efficient’ and Antonis Glykis is also recommended.

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC’s ‘proactive team’ has a ‘client-centric approach’. It is frequently involved in large multi-jurisdictional disputes. International arbitration expert Kypros Chrysostomidesbrings gravitas to any situation’ and George Mountisthinks outside the box to strengthen his client’s case and inspires confidence in court’. The team is acting in major actions before the General Court of the European Union against the ‘bail-in’ measures that were imposed on Cyprus.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC fields a ‘knowledgeable and responsive team that has the capacity to work well within large multi-jurisdictional teams and can accommodate the complex needs of those various teams’. It is currently advising a shareholder of Maxbet Entertainment Group on an allegedly illegal transfer of his shareholding. Menelaos Kyprianou is ‘a very experienced litigator’ and Marina Hadjisoterioucomprehends complex matters quickly and explains things well to clients’.

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC’s ‘precise and responsive’ team is ‘excellent in international arbitration’. Stavros Pavlou is ‘an outstanding attorney with excellent analytical skills’ and Chrysostomos Nicolaou is ‘an extremely strong litigator’. Recent work includes representing a Russian bank in a multi-jurisdictional dispute for the recovery of a substantial debt.

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC’s ‘excellent and responsive team’ advises individuals and corporations on a broad range of disputes. The team was retained by a UK law firm to provide an expert opinion on Cypriot criminal and immigration law in an extradition case. Alexandros Marios Coucounis is ‘first class’ and Tasos Coucounis is also recommended.

Stella Polyviou heads the team at Chryssafinis & Polyviou LLC, which has been active in various commercial disputes. ‘Meticulous’ advocate Thalia Kaoutzani is well regarded.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC’s ‘able litigators’ represent local and international clients in diverse areas, including competition and IT disputes. Andrew Demetriou and Pambos Ioannides are well regarded.

Markides, Markides & Co LLC is ‘a very efficient firm that punches well above its weight’. Alecos Markides is ‘very experienced’ in all aspects of dispute resolution.

Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C does ‘a lot of heavyweight multi-jurisdictional litigation’. Soteris Pittasis ‘a master tactician’ – ‘not only does he know the law and practice really well but he also knows his way around the Cyprus courts and stays on top of every detail’. Other members of the ‘solution-driven’ team include the ‘very effective’ legal consultant Elizaveta Bokova and associate Nada Starovlah. ‘The rhythm of work at the firm resembles the work of a law firm in London’.

AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC represents clients in a wide variety of complex commercial litigations and international arbitrations. The ‘highly motivated’ team represented the 50% beneficial owner of a group of Cypriot and Ukrainian companies in a large corporate dispute involving allegations of fraud. Angelos Paphitis is ‘experienced’.

The ‘knowledgeableKypros Ioannides at Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC successfully presented an expert opinion on a complex point of Cypriot law in an international arbitration at the request of the Government of Montenegro. Ioannides is able to ‘quickly answer any question on a case, even the tiniest details’. Gaston Hadjianastassiou is also ‘very effective’.

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC’s group is ‘skilled’ in complex multi-jurisdictional matters and is representing a leading bank in various litigation and mediation proceedings. Practice head George Georgiou is ‘very talented’.

Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous LLC is representing a wealthy foreign individual in a dispute concerning the allegedly fraudulent acquisition of various Cypriot and foreign legal entities. George Korfiotis heads the team, in which Loizos Papacharalambous and Andreas Papacharalambous are also names to note.

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC has a strong reputation for handling disputes with a cross-border element and is recommended for its work in obtaining interim remedies and injunctions where large sums of money are at stake. Senior associates Soteris Costa and Eve Karaviotou are key contacts.

A.G Erotocritou LLC’s ‘responsive team gives each and every client the attention that it requires’. ‘What sets this firm apart is its strong team – it is not a “one-man show” so it can handle complex matters effectively and fast’. Antreas Koualis is ‘deeply knowledgeable’ and Andreas Erotocritou has ‘great commercial awareness’.

At Andreas M. Sofocleous & Co, ‘top litigator’ Tasos Panteli and Andreas Sofocleous handle a wide array of disputes, ranging from international trade and trust cases to derivative actions. Advocate Andri Hadjicharalambous is another key figure.

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC assisted a Cypriot bank in reaching a settlement with a group of companies that had defaulted on their loans. Christodoulos Clerides is a name to note.

Kinanis LLC Lawyers’ Limited Company is especially skilled at advising on freezing orders, disclosure orders and interim orders in arbitration proceedings. Christos Kinanis is a key figure.

Dimitris Papadopoulos leads the team at Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC, which has been acting in a difficult shareholder dispute that necessitated the issuance of an Anton Piller order.

Achilles Emilianides is the key figure at A. & E. C. Emilianides, C. Katsaros & Associates LLC, which has an active practice in debt recovery and financial services disputes.

Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC provides ‘a high level of service’, including regarding a number of construction or real estate litigations and arbitrations. Agis Georgiades is ‘responsive’.

Christos Patsalides L.L.C.’s recent work includes acting for Serfin Holdings in a substantial breach of contract case. Avgoustinos Tsarkatzis is the main contact.

The ‘very experienced’ Alexandros Tsirides leads the ‘excellent’ team at Costas Tsirides & Co LLC.

George Y Yiangou LLC handles the full array of civil litigation. Constantine Lambrianides and Kyriacos Theodorides are key figures.

Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm has a broad-ranging practice but regularly handles financial services disputes. Despo Andreou is well regarded.

Yiannos Georgiades is the primary contact at Y.Georgiades & Associates LLC, which handles cases such as IP litigation and disputes between former business partners.

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