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Dr Christos Stylianides

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Stelios Stylianides & Co L.L.C.


Managing Partner


Christos graduated from the University of Sheffield with a scholarship in 2002, and was then called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Gray`s Inn in 2003. He holds a Diploma and a Master of Arts in European Union Law from King`s College London. Christos also holds a PhD in the area of Judicial Review and Rights of Private Parties in EU Law.

He was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2004, with a result that placed him in the 5th position in the professional qualification examinations of June 2004.

Christos is also a fully qualified Insolvency Practitioner, having achieved the 3rd position in the professional qualification examinations of the Insolvency Service in November 2015.


Greek, English


Cyprus Bar Association, Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, Society of Legal Scholars of England and Wales


Bachelor of Laws, University of Sheffield, 2002
Bar Vocational Course, UWE Bristol, 2003
Called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn in 2003
Postgraduate Diploma in European Union Law, King's College London, 2009
Master of Arts in European Union Law, King's College London, 2010
Doctor of Philosophy in Law, 2019


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Stelios Stylianides & Co L.L.C. provides a ‘first-rate service’ and handles a broad range of contentious matters for clients including the Municipality of Limassol. Christos Stylianides is ‘highly capable and very approachable’.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Managing partner Christos Stylianides is the primary contact at Stelios Stylianides & Co L.L.C.. The team has been involved in a range of high-value and complex real estate transactions. Clients include the Costas Athanassiou group of companies.

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