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73 METOCHIOU STREET, EGKOMI, 2407 NICOSIA, CYPRUS
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Work +357 22 76 12 00
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www.ehrlawoffice.com

The firm: Elena Hajiroussou LLC was established in 1993 in Nicosia, Cyprus by Elena Hajiroussou. Company law has been the main area of practice since the firm’s formation. In response to client demand it has expanded its service areas to include trusts, real estate, immigration and tax.

With steady growth since 1993 to form a strong team of experienced professionals qualified in several jurisdictions, legal clerks and a hi-tech office at a premium location in the centre of the beautiful city of Nicosia, the firm is working towards recognition of its services on an international level.

Areas of practice: The firm’s main areas of practice are company law, commercial law, trusts, immigration, real estate and tax.

Manifesting dynamic and steady growth in the provision of quality legal services in Cyprus to mid- and large-size international businesses, international law firms and high-net-worth individuals, the firm provides tailored legal solutions for its clients.

Company: The firm advises private and public listed companies on a wide spectrum of corporate governance matters.

Commercial: The firm has extensive experience in advising clients on shareholder agreements and joint ventures and providing escrow services.

Trusts: The firm has more than 15 years of advising high-net-worth individuals on trust formation and estate planning.

Immigration: The firm assists international clients with residency permits and naturalisation.

Intellectual property: The firm has extensive experience in advising clients on registration and licensing of trade marks, trade names and patents with Cyprus, the European Union and worldwide authorities, representing clients in support or opposition of the registration of trade marks and advising clients on franchise agreements.

Real estate: The firm is experienced in advising corporate and private clients on acquisitions and divestments of Cyprus commercial and residential properties.

Tax: The firm assists clients with Cyprus tax law matters including corporation tax, payroll taxation and VAT.

  • Number of lawyers: 10
  • Languages
  • English
  • Greek
  • Russian

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