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Charis Mamantopoulos, Managing Director

MD Charis Mamantopoulos gives an overview of his firm’s operation in Cyprus.

1) What do you see as the main points that differentiate Savvas Mamantopoulos & Partners LLC from your competitors?

Our law firm has 45 years of experience in legal areas, both litigation and corporate. We are a small law firm which means that clients will communicate with Senior Partners directly. We apply high standards of confidentiality and information security. We are in a position to guide, support and advise our clients in different areas of law such as contracts, civil, land, company, etc. As the firm is comprised of efficient and reliable lawyers of different educational backgrounds, we are capable of dealing with cases in all areas, as well as having our own specialized fields, with the aim of providing our clients with the best and most coherent legal advice and service.

2) Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

Maintaining a high quality standard of service is our priority. We anticipate that legal support for acquiring Cyprus citizenship by investment will be an area with increased demand. Our law firm specializes in this program offering an A-Z service to interested clients. Additionally, support for tax planning is seen as a growth area and this is included in our area of expertise. We also strongly believe that in the future corporate litigation will generate a substantial amount of legal disputes requiring litigation services.

3) What's the main change you've made in the firm that will benefit clients?

Keeping direct communication with our clients is the key to evaluating and supporting their needs. Our firm’s employs qualified and trained staff who treat our clients’ needs with high standards of professionalism. Confidentiality and preservation of our clients’ personal data and information is a constant priority along with our aim to provide a professional and efficient service culminating in the best possible result for our client.

4) Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

In 2018 you cannot work without the assistance of technology. Through the years our law firm has constantly upgraded its technical assets in order to assist us in providing the fastest and most efficient service to our clients

5) Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms - where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

We have experience in the law business in Cyprus since 1973 and, since that time, many changes have taken place. It is important to us to maintain the same high level of professionalism. Our staff are our assets and to which we invest.

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