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1 IRAS STREET, 1060 NICOSIA, CYPRUS
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George Z Georgiou

Tel:
Work +357 22 763340
Email:
George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

Work Department

All departments in the civil law firm. which offers a wide variety of work, both contentious and non-contentious, local and international.

Position

Managing Partner at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC. Expert in: commercial, corporate & tax; dispute resolution; employment, pensions & corporate immigration; and land & real estate.

Career

George was called to the Bar of England & Wales, by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 2000. Upon his return to Cyprus he was called to the Cyprus Bar in 2001. He worked at a major law firm in Cyprus until 2005. George has been the Managing Partner of George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC since 2005.

Languages

Greek and English.

Member

- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple - Nicosia Bar Association - Cyprus Bar Association - European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) - The European Circuit - The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) - Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) - International Bar Association (IBA) - Cyprus Human Resource Management Association - Nicosia Chamber of Commerce - Cyprus Chamber of Commerce - Cyprus-China Business Association - Cyprus-Russia Business Association - Cyprus-Ukraine Business Association - Cyprus-United Kingdom Business Association - Cyprus - India Business Association.

Education

LL.B.(Hons) Law, Bristol, 1999 PGDL (Bar Vocational Course), 2000 MCIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), 2005 MRICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), 2011.


Cyprus

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC's ‘professional and knowledgeable’ team has a particular focus on advising international clients on structuring their investments and on reorganisations. It also assists Cypriot entities operating in sectors such as insurance, manufacturing and investments. George Georgiou is highly regarded.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

George Georgiou - George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

Within: Dispute resolution

The ‘hands-on’ team at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC adopts a ‘client-oriented approach’ and has particular expertise in obtaining urgent cross-border interim orders. It is often asked to handle the filing and recognition of foreign judgments in Cyprus. The ‘strong’ George Georgiou and Andri Mitsigga are the primary contacts along with ‘thorough’ senior lawyer Romanos Loizides.

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Employment

Within: Employment

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC fields 'an accessible, knowledgeable and diligent’ team that advises individuals as well as local and international organisations in the public and private sectors. In addition, it is adept at handling contentious employment and pensions matters. Key names include managing partner George Z Georgiou, Eleni Loizidou-Cleanthous and Nadia Tryfonidou.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

George Georgiou - George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

Within: Real estate and construction

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC has 'a highly skilled and motivated team that provides an exceptional service’ to funders, companies and landowners, as well as to landlords and tenants on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious property and construction matters. George Georgiou and George Ioannou are ‘very professional and intelligent and have excellent communication and people skills’.

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George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

Legal Developments in Cyprus

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Cyprus Implements ATAD

    In light of EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD), the Cyprus House of Representatives on April 5, 2019 voted into law (applicable from January 1, 2019) the partial implementation of legally-anti-abusive measures. These measures include the ‘interest limitation’ rule, the ‘general anti-abuse’ rule, and the ‘controlled foreign companies’ rule. The rest two measures stipulated by the EU ATAD (exit taxes and rules to tackle hybrid mismatches) are expected to be implemented in Cyprus by 2020.
  • Pre-1995 Leases in Malta

    Recently, the Maltese courts may have possibly brought about the beginning of the end of a legal and social question concerning landowners who were, and still are, subjected to pre-1995 rent laws. The judgement given in  Anthony Debono et v. Avukat Generali et. , may prove to be a milestone in Maltese rent laws.
  • IS SILENCE GOLDEN? The added value of emergency media response plans

    In the words of  WARREN BUFFET:
  • Why Cyprus for Maritime?

    Recognizing the political, economic and social importance of shipping, as from 1963, Cyprus managed to develop the country into a fully-fledged shipping centre combining both a sovereign flag and a resident shipping industry, which is renowned for its high-quality services and standards of safety.
  • Changes to UK capital gains tax

    Since April 2019, the new rules regarding capital gains tax have been implemented in UK. The intention of the implementation of new rules is to remove the advantage of non- UK residents who did not pay tax over the gains from the disposal of all their property in UK.
  • Increase of Property Rents in Cyprus: Permissible and Non-Permissible Limits

    It has been many times that my clients have expressed the question as to when and how the rental amounts increase.  This question is voiced by both Landlords and Tenants of real estate.
  • Shipping at the spotlight of terrorism

    Is terrorism the new norm for shipping?
  • Adidas three stripe Trademark Revocation

    In a judgment of the General Court of the European Union of the 19th June 2019, Adidas saw their hopes of extending their three stripes trademark dashed, as the court ruled that there was no distinctiveness in the three stripes trademark. Furthermore, the court held that the Adidas had failed to prove that the mark had acquired distinctive character through use throughout the member states of the EU.
  • David against Goliath – Libra vs Central Banks: Who will win?

    Working in the crypto and DLT space is like being on an emotional rollercoaster with feelings which range from curiosity, excitement, euphoria, revelation, shock, disappointment, hope, wonder and determination – did I miss any?
  • UK Telecoms company fined £100K over unsolicited marketing messages

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) which is the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, recently issued a fine of £100,000 to EE Limited, a telecoms company operating in the UK. The fine was issued in response to EE Limited having sent two and a half million unsolicited direct marketing messages to its customers, back in early 2018. The direct marketing messages were sent without EE Limited having first obtained the required consent to send them to its clients.