Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

The ‘very helpful‘ team at A.I. Kitsios LLC is co-led by Christoforos Ioannou Kitsios and Socrates Ioannou Kitsios. The group regularly acts for individuals, corporations, local authorities, charities, and NGOs in the disputes space.

Firms in the Spotlight Dispute resolution

Patrikios Legal

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Our Top Tier Dispute Resolution practice is the largest and most experienced department of the firm. As one of the leading departments in Cyprus, it is renowned for delivering exceptional service to clients. Senior & Managing Partner, Stavros Pavlou is an Elite Leading Individual in Cyprus and praised for his “very deep knowledge of the …

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Y. Argyrides & Associates LLC

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‘Our mission is to provide in-depth, high-quality legal and corporate services efficiently, while being accessible and approachable for our clients’

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P. N. Kourtellos & Associates LLC

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The firm: P. N. Kourtellos & Associates LLC is an independent and dynamic law firm in Limassol, founded by Dr Pavlos Neofytou Kourtellos and Ioanna Demetriou in 2011.

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Dispute resolution in Cyprus

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC

The first-rate team at Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC is praised for its 'absolute professionalism, competence, in-depth knowledge and team spirit'. Practice head George Triantafyllides is 'excellent, resourceful and approachable' and often appears before the national courts, as well as the Tenders Review Authority, the Commission for the Protection of Competition, the Employment Tribunal and the family court in a range of contentious matters. The department is recognised for its strength in handling Norwich Pharmacal orders, freezing orders and interim order applications, however the group is equally adept in alternative dispute resolution. High-profile, multi-jurisdictional disputes are prominent in the practice's workload. George Loizou is singled out for his contributions. Theodoros Economou left the firm in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

George Triantafyllides


Other key lawyers:

George Loizou


Testimonials

‘With George Triantafyllides, our business relationship is flawless.’

‘George Triantafyllides is probably the best litigator in Cyprus. He is incisive and a very good advocate. He is supported by very able assistants and junior partners.’

‘An exceptionally capable firm, boasting a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable lawyers. Their commitment to delivering top-quality services is appealing, and they consistently maintain a high standard of excellence in their work.’

‘Everyone we work with displays a remarkable combination of friendliness and a shared commitment to our mutual goals on the case. George Triantafyllides efficiently leads the team. He is an excellent strategic thinker, dedicated, and meticulously addresses every minor nuance and detail.’

‘An excellent firm, consisting of numerous very well qualified lawyers. George Triantafyllides is one of the best lawyers in Cyprus, with an excellent reputation and absolutely reliable. For me, if I had a serious legal problem that I had to submit to dispute resolution, I would engage them.’

‘High quality of service, reasonable pricing, very capable staff.’

‘George Triantafyllides is excellent, resourceful and approachable.’

‘George Triantafyllides is exceptionally good, widely respected for his integrity and honesty, and orates in court with a magnificent performance.’

Key clients

Public Joint Stock Company “PrivatBank”


AB PCO Investment Limited


Oleg Bakhmatyuk


PPF Group N.V.


Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission


Auditor General of the Republic of Cyprus


Argentem Creek Partners Ltd


Dolphin Capital Partners Ltd


Kernel Holding S.A.


JSC BTA Bank


Unit4 Business Software Limited


Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants

Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants fields a ‘very deep team‘; ‘the service is excellent and outstanding‘. The group has an excellent reputation for advising on complex litigation, and regularly appears before the Cyprus Courts and international arbitration centres. Practice head George Mountis is ‘always alert and proactive‘, and Victoria-Zoi Papagiannis has considerable experience in handling complex, high-value corporate and commercial disputes, often with cross-border elements, involving, among other issues, allegations of fraud. Dimitris Papapolyviou’s varied practice includes shareholder disputes and applications for interim relief. Georgia Georgiou advises on a broad spectrum of civil, commercial, and family law disputes.

Practice head(s):

George Mountis


Other key lawyers:

Victoria-Zoi Papagiannis; Dimitris Papapolyviou; Pavlos Mundis; Alexandros Taliadoros; Christodoulos Christodoulou; Georgia Georgiou


Testimonials

‘The immediate personal reply, the punctuality to advices and the high standard of collaboration with any other lawyers/team overseas. George Mountis & Dimitris Papapolyviou are an excellent example of this.’

‘They are highly professional and efficient both in dealing with clients and with counsel. They are on top of the file and think through carefully alternatives before deciding. They are excellent negotiators. They exercise first class judgment.’

‘Victoria Zoi Papagiannis is outstanding. She is knowledgeable, she has excellent communication skills and the ability to focus on the key points of the case. She is an excellent negotiator. She has a first class mind and sound judgement.’

‘George Mountis is a great strategist, yet ready when necessary to absorb details. He leads a very capable team of partners and associates, like Victoria-Zoi Papagianni, Dimetris Papapolyviou and Christodoulos Christodoulou. It is very rare to find true depth in Cypriot firms, but Chrysostomides is an exception.’

‘George Mountis is an excellent strategist and experienced in many areas of law. Pioneer on complex cases and pleasure to work with. Always alert and proactive, giving the right feedback on time.’

‘Very professional, very responsive, high level of service. Victoria-Zoi Papagiannis  is very professional, very responsive and delivers always within the deadlines provided.’

‘Attention to detail and thoroughness of work. Timely response and clarity of explanations with commercial outlook.’

‘Ability to grasp the essence of any issue no matter how difficult. Ability to articulate in a concise and precise manner the required action. Responsive to critical thinking.’

Key clients

Wargaming Group Limited


Mercedes Benz AG


Astrobank Public Co Ltd


Altamira Asset Management (Cyprus) Ltd


Hellenic Petroleum Group


Societe Generale Bank – Cyprus Ltd


Housing Finance Corporation


Deloitte Central Europe Ltd


Work highlights


  • Representing 284 plaintiffs (all shareholders of the Bank of Cyprus Public Co. Limited) in a EUR1bn claim brought before the  Nicosia District Court against the ‘bail-in’ measures imposed in the Republic of Cyprus back in 2013, against the Republic of Cyprus itself and the main national authorities or players involved.
  • Representing one of the main defendants in a multijurisdictional EUR360m fraud claim brought by an established group of companies against 79 natural and legal persons.
  • Representing two high-net-worth individuals in the context of a complex EUR500m fraud and conspiracy case, involving multiple jurisdictions.

Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office

The team at Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office is adept at advising on a broad spread of dispute resolution. Led by Demetris Araouzos, the department often acts on complex international and domestic matters, often for leading Cypriot corporations, in commercial and civil litigation, and is also recognised for its capabilities in contentious administrative matters. The group's varied workload includes advising on freezing injunctions and other interim procedures, which often relate to high-value arbitrations or foreign court proceedings, as well as enforcements and recognition of foreign arbitral awards and court decisions. In addition, the team is often instructed to act in appeals before the Supreme Court. Katia Kakoulli has extensive experience in corporate litigation, and often works with major international firms on arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Demetris Araouzos


Other key lawyers:

Katia Kakoulli; Yiannis Christodoulou; Charis Agapiou; Costas Georgiades


Testimonials

‘Always available to assist. Knowledgeable and effective in identifying and implementing solutions.’

‘Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office has a very strong dispute resolution practice that is excellent to collaborate with, efficient and precise in every part of the work.

‘Katia Kakoulli is a very intelligent, skilled lawyer and a charming person. Yiannis Christodoulou is another stand-out partner. He possesses profound experience, an analytical mindset, and is known for his thorough and well-organised approach.’

‘Their services are of high quality and they hold a perfect track record related to dispute resolution in the field of banking law (which is an increasingly complex field in Cyprus).’

‘ In our opinion, they have the expertise to handle complex and urgent issues and they have the experience in a wide variety of claims and disputes. Charis Agapiouis is playing a pivotal role in managing, overcoming and resolving several legal issues. ’

‘I value the high level of the team and their ability to adapt to urgent matters. They understand our needs and our expectations and have a practical and effective approach. They define clear strategies with exceptional advocacy skills.’ 

‘Demetris Araouzos – I am really impressed by his excellent technical knowledge and experience in liaising with complex issues. I also appreciate his responsiveness and availability. It is extraordinarily easy to work with him.’

‘Depth knowledge of the law, responsiveness, attention to detail, people, collaboration, dynamic presence. Katia Kakoulli and Costas Georgiades are excellent professionals with in depth knowledge and attention to detail.’

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC has a stellar reputation in the dispute resolution space. The skilled team has particular expertise in the banking and finance sectors, and handles insolvency and asset tracing disputes. The group is frequently instructed by key international law firms, and handles a large volume of domestic litigation for financial institutions, insurance companies and investment firms. Contentious competition work is another key area of instruction. Chrysanthos Christoforou has an excellent track record in handling cross-border litigation and arbitration, and Costas Stamatiou has extensive experience in asset tracing and recovery cases. At a senior level, other names to note include Antonis Glykis, Anna DemetriouChristos Melides, Nicolas Tsardellis and Nikos Korogiannakis. Senior associate George Tsardellis is singled out for his contributions.

Practice head(s):

Chrysanthos Christoforou; Antonis Glykis; Anna Demetriou; Christos Melides; Costas Stamatiou; Nicolas Tsardellis; Nikos Korogiannakis


Other key lawyers:

George Tsardellis; Christiana Pyrkotou


Testimonials

‘Professional, experienced and practical lawyers. Excellent grasp of cross-border issues. We have achieved very notable results in cross-border enforcement cases, working with Chrysanthos Christoforou and Christiana Pyrkotou.’

‘Chrysanthos Christoforou and Christiana Pyrkotou are excellent dispute lawyers.’

‘Collaboration is at the heart of their practice. They work seamlessly within our team to ensure comprehensive and holistic solutions. Their professionals bring extensive industry-specific expertise to the table, ensuring a thorough understanding of our sector’s dynamics.’

‘With a network of partners and associates worldwide, they offer a global perspective that can be invaluable in today’s interconnected business landscape.’

‘They have diverse strengths, and deep industry expertise, commitment to client satisfaction, and innovative approaches.’

‘Chrysanthos Christoforou and Costas Stamiotis are first class.’

Key clients

Aphrodite Hills Resort


Limassol Marina


Bank of Cyprus


Altamira Asset Management Limited


APS Holding a.s


Intel Capital Corp


Pafos Municipality


Notesco Financial Services Limited


Alokozay Group


CYREIT Property Fund


Eurobank Cyprus Limited


Hellenic Bank Public Company Limited


DV01 Asset Management


Reuters


Caterpillar


Jordan Kuwait Bank


Prodea Investments Limited


Citibank


Iron FX Global Limited


KKCG Group


Tesco Bank


Gordian Holdings Limited


ACE European Group


Work highlights


  • Acting for the majority shareholders of a large energy company in a claim for damages worth over EUR400m relating to actions leading to the collapse of a significant merger transaction.
  • Acting for a multinational corporation in a complex claim brought against senior management involving allegations of fraud, breach of contract, breach of trust, breach of duties, and criminal misappropriation.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC

The team at Ioannides Demetriou LLC garners praise for its 'unwavering commitment to putting the client first and the ability to navigate complex legal challenges efficiently and creatively'. The group handles the full range of civil, public and administrative law litigation for major local and international clients; the practice has established expertise in international and local commercial litigation, banking, financial and other corporate disputes. Pambos Ioannides and Andrew Demetriou are 'strategic thinkers, able to look ten steps ahead and plan to ensure the best results for the client.' At a senior level, Christos Frakalas, Theo Demetriou and Demetris Kronides, along with Savvas Yiordamlis and Anna C. Christou, stand out as 'very strong professionals'.

Practice head(s):

Pambos Ioannides; Andrew Demetriou; Christos Frakalas; Theo Demetriou; Demetris Kronides; Savvas Yiordamlis; Anna C. Christou


Other key lawyers:

Christina Ioannidou; Anna P. Christou


Testimonials

‘The dispute resolution team at Ioannides Demetriou LLC is, without doubt, an exemplar in its field. Their unique combination of seasoned veterans and ambitious young talent brings together a fusion of traditional legal knowledge and innovative problem-solving.’

Andrew Demetriou’s expertise in international dispute resolution is unparalleled. His understanding of both legal intricacies and business implications allows him to offer strategic advice that’s both sharp and holistic. What truly sets him apart, though, is his excellent communication skills’.

Anna Christou was very organised, constructive and methodical in her approach to the legal dispute we were facing.’

‘Pambos Ioannides is respected as a trusted adviser at the highest levels of our business. We respect him for his invaluable experience and first-class advice. He is a remarkable professional with incredible depth of experience and intellect who understands the business needs of the client.’

‘Pambos Ioannides – unique ability to see the most important aspects, ability to think creatively.’

‘Savvas Yiordamlis – very high professional level, absolutely unique communication skills, great writing skills, attention to details, great time management, very responsive and has ability to always make himself available for discussion even being extremely busy.’

‘Christos Frakalas is really valuable to the firm both with regard to his collaboration skills and experienced approach.’

‘Andrew Demetriou, Theo Demetrius and Christos Frakalas are very distinguished professionals.’

Key clients

Eversheds – Sutherland


Centaur Trust Group


Caramondani Engineering


Cosmos Insurance Company Public Limited


Electricity Authority of Cyprus


Hermes Airports Ltd


NKS Shacolas Group


Petrolina Holdings Public Co Ltd


CNP Cyprus Insurance Holdings Ltd


Lois Builders Ltd


Cybarco Contracting Ltd


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP


Medcon Constructions Ltd


Eurobank Cyprus Ltd


Hellenic Bank Public Co Ltd


Paphos Sewerage Board


Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC team stands out for its 'responsiveness and attention to detail'; the group's 'high level of professionalism and in-depth technical knowledge provides clients with a feeling of security'. Menelaos Kyprianou and Marina Hadjisoteriou co-head the department, which has a focus on high-value commercial disputes with international elements. The client base includes prominent insurance and banking companies, and reports an increase in instructions from the healthcare and transportation sectors. In addition, the group also handles referrals from major international law firms. Christos Galanos excels in advising on commercial disputes, shareholder litigation and liquidation proceedings, and Eleana Poulladou has substantial experience in handling high-value fraud and asset recovery litigation. Constantina Zantira was promoted to the partnership in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Menelaos Kyprianou; Marina Hadjisoteriou


Other key lawyers:

Christos Galanos; Constantina Zantira; Eleana Poulladou; Yiannis Zavros; Andreas Lytras


Testimonials

‘Their depth of knowledge is what stands out. They are a large firm with a boutique feel. Partners are approachable and available. Billing is fair and transparent. Constantina Zantira is very dynamic, articulate and knowledgeable.’

‘I worked with Christos Galanos and Yiannis Zavros extensively during the whole lifecycle of a very unusual arbitral dispute. Christos is extremely competent and Yiannis was always there to help us.’

‘Marina Hadjisoteriou is the first person I call if I need assistance with any cross border litigation or asset tracing matter. She is extremely knowledgeable and highly experienced in complex commercial litigation. She is very responsive and offers unparalleled insight. ’

‘Christos Galanos has a talent for taking complicated situations that are difficult to explain, and manages to boil them down to where they are obvious on even a cursory reading. He is prompt and a delight to work with.’

‘The team is certainly one of the best – if not the best – in Cyprus. They are very well positioned, know the law and know how to present the case to the court. In other words, they know how to win. The quality of their service is exceptional and I am quite sure that the potential clients will be impressed by the team’s dedication and professionalism.’

‘We worked with Marina Hadjisoteriou and Constantina Zantira. Both had a great strategic approach and at the same time great attention to details.’

‘Eleana Poulladou has excellent communication skills and pays great attention to details. Her motivation to get things done is impressive. She possesses great analytical skills. She has a very pleasant personality and ensures that client’s interests are well protected.’

‘Menelaos Kyprianou and Andreas Lytras are very strong in their ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters and have exceptional litigation experience.’

Key clients

The Libra Group of Companies


Work highlights


  • Acting for a well-known Polish real estate developer in a multi-jurisdictional dispute in relation to the ownership of a famous Tower in Warsaw, and with related court actions in other jurisdictions.
  • Acting for a number of HNWIs and their family members in proceedings filed before the Administrative Court of Cyprus against the Republic of Cyprus, challenging the dismissive decisions of the Council of Ministers to their applications for naturalisation by investment after the termination of the Cyprus Investment Program in Cyprus in November 2020.
  • Acted on the behalf of a BVI company in a shareholders’ dispute relating to a Cypriot holding company that owns significant assets in Serbia; the team successfully obtained an injunction prohibiting any changes in the shareholding structure of the Cyprus company and ultimately the assets controlled by it from an intervention to the structure by any third party.

Patrikios Legal

Patrikios Legal's dispute resolution practice is home to a 'fearless and strategic team of civil litigators'. The department is strong in all areas of dispute resolution, and regularly acts for public and private companies, multinational corporations, banks, entrepreneurs and private individuals in a broad range of matters. The team's diverse workload includes shareholder disputes, interim orders, insolvency proceedings, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Stavros Pavlou and Chrysostomos Nicolaou are 'incisive and efficient' practitioners; the duo jointly head up the practice, which also receives instructions from significant international law firms. Eleana Christofi fields experience in advising on domestic and international civil, commercial and corporate litigation cases.

Practice head(s):

Stavros Pavlou; Chrysostomos Nicolaou


Other key lawyers:

Eleana Christofi; Eleni Dionysiou; Katerina Filippidou


Testimonials

‘We would like to point out that the personal contribution/engagement of Stavros Pavlou is playing an essential role in managing, overcoming and resolving numerous legal issues. His more than 30 years’ experience and dedication but also guidance to the rest of the team involved make them different from their competitors.’

‘Stavros Pavlou – a true master of procedure, prepared even for the unexpected, never loses the target. ’

‘The key person in the team is the managing partner Stavros Pavlou who is greatly regarded within the profession. If you want the best possible results you go to this practice.’

‘Stavros Pavlou has vast experience, and good commercial knowledge. ’

‘Top class talent and experience and a true understanding of the purpose of Dispute Resolution.’

‘Stavros Pavlou is a true master of strategic thinking.’

‘Chrysostomos Nikolaou is an enormously experienced litigator and ably heads the litigation department. Eleana Christofi is probably the best litigator of her generation in Cyprus.’

Key clients

Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd


Alpha Bank Greece


Bank of Cyprus PLC


Several HNWI


Grant Thornton UK LLP


Republic of Latvia


BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP


Clyde & Co LLP


JURE Law Firm


Lalive


Mishcon de Reya


Peters & Peters


Larson LLP


Michael Papadopoulos LLC


NCTM Studio Legale


Revita Turnarounds Ltd


Work highlights


  • Represented one of the global leaders in the IT services market in a dispute brought against the client by a previous shareholder and employee.
  • Representing the heirs of a billionaire in a cross-border dispute in relation to the administration of his estate, which is disputed in a number of jurisdictions both in the EU and in third countries by multiple alleged heirs.

Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C

Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C stands out as 'a consistently excellent heavyweight litigation firm with top-tier experience in complex cross-border disputes'. The group has an excellent track record in handling interim orders, as well as applications for the recognition, enforcement and the registration of foreign awards. Multi-jurisdictional litigation is a key area of strength for the team, which is often instructed by high-profile individuals and global companies in the disputes space. Practice head Soteris Pittas is 'a tenacious litigator'. At associate level, Kyriakos Pittas is a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Soteris Pittas


Other key lawyers:

Kyriakos Pittas; Anna Lamprou; Christodoulos Neofytou; Alexandros Mavrommatis; Thea Pitta


Testimonials

‘A consistently excellent heavyweight litigation firm with top tier experience in complex cross-border disputes. The team has a practical approach and dedicates itself to achieving results for its clients while being efficient and cost-sensitive.’

‘Soteris Pittas is among the most experienced cross-border litigation lawyers in Cyprus. He is a tenacious litigator who represents his clients’ interests with passion and a results-based approach.’

‘Anna Lamprou is a strong litigator with solid drafting and presentation skills. Kyriakos Pittas is a creative thinker and exhibits solid commercial awareness and understanding.’

‘Soteris Pittas is a very responsive and efficient law firm. Soteris is one of the best Cypriot lawyers available to handle interim measures applications.’

‘They are proactive, engaging and sophisticated. Practicing cutting edge advocacy. I have worked with Soteris Pittas who is a very good lawyer. Quick on his feet and very intelligent.’

‘The firm has an extensive knowledge of its field of practice, litigation and arbitration in Cyprus. Soteris Pittas is a very experienced lawyer, with great understanding of client’s needs and very useful and practical advice.’

‘The leadership and competence of the team makes the firm unique. Soteris especially stands out with his wealth of experience which is unparalleled. Soteris Pittas and Kyriakos Pittas are always ready to explain legal aspects in a comprehensive way to a person from another jurisdiction.’

Key clients

EDT Offshore


Kennedys Law LLP


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP


Rodovid Bank


Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, London


Steptoe & Johnson LLP (London)


Field Fisher LLP


PCB Litigation LLP


Reed Smith (Athens)


AquaSol Hotels Group


Finstella Ltd


Johnson & Johnson


AIMIS Healthcare Group


Work highlights


  • Representing a number of insurance companies in proceedings brought against them in Cyprus by a privately owned hospital for a claim under an insurance contract.
  • Acting on behalf of a large Cypriot hotelier group in defending numerous actions filed by Cypriot banks to enforce mortgage and floating charges regarding debts of Euro250m, over numerous hotels owned by the client.

A.G Erotocritou LLC

At A.G Erotocritou LLC, the 'highly accessible, efficient and responsive' team is led by Andreas Erotocritou, who fields expertise in advising on international disputes and the Cypriot law aspects relating to international arbitrations and court proceedings. The group's workload takes in cross-border corporate / commercial disputes, asset recovery proceedings, and significant injunctions. Andreas Koualis is a key name in the department.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Erotocritou


Other key lawyers:

Andreas Koualis


Testimonials

‘The team is working with us on several projects, always professional very responsive and meeting deadlines. We feel in safe hands. Responsive and attentive to clients needs, work together as partners practical, skilled, experienced.’

‘Andreas Erotocritou is the name to know for anyone who seeks high quality legal advice in Cyprus, thorough strategy planning and strong court representation. He is such a strong litigator. Andreas literally exceeded our expectations.’

‘The work undertaken by AG Erotocritou is always of outstanding standard and meets our requirements every time we use them.’

‘We have worked with Andreas Erotocritou and Andreas Koualis, both of whom are very competent and knowledgeable in their field. The whole team led by Andreas and Andreas is very responsive and approachable and is available to the clients at all times.’

‘The advice provided by the team shows their legal experience in the field and their capabilities in assisting in disputes, irrespective of their complexity. The team always “thinks outside the box” which is essential when discussing the strategy for a complex matter.’

The team is a dynamic litigation team that excels in every aspect. The team is reliable and prompt. The team is outstanding in dealing with interim orders and has a good reputation in this market.’

‘Andreas Erotocritou is a true leader and one of the best lawyers we have ever worked with. ‘

‘Very detailed research, well prepared for every step. Large team of experienced people on the job.’

Key clients

Primetel PLC (Cyprus)


Nostira Renewable Energy (Mediterranean Region)


Grecian Group


KPMG (Cyprus)


Cyprus Shipping Association


Fluence Corporation (Israel)


Generation Partners


Alter Domus


Quantum Pacific Group (Global)


Finstella


Fattal Group


Kroll


Orphanos Group


Pandomus Group


Alibaba Group


Eureka


Wojnar / FA Foodart


JD Sports


Kuehne + Nagel


Work highlights


  • Representing one of the leading developers of renewable energy projects in the Mediterranean, in relation to a high-profile, EUR400m dispute, which spans across various jurisdictions, and which relates to a banking scandal in Greece, in the context of which the firm successfully opposed interim freezing injunctions of the same value that had been issued on an ex-parte basis.
  • Acting for one of the individuals in a highly publicised, cross-border probate case of an estimate value exceeding $4bn, which has given rise to proceedings across various jurisdictions by several persons claiming to be beneficiaries of the deceased, in an attempt to claim substantial assets, some of which are in Cyprus.

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC

Tasos Coucounis leads the ‘responsive and helpful’ team at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC, which continues to work with several UK law firms to provide expert opinions and reports on Cypriot law. The group is skilled at handling a diverse range of contentious matters, with established expertise in advising on personal injury/package holiday claims, extradition proceedings and reports on conditions in local prisons. Alexandros Coucounis is a highly regarded practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Tasos Coucounis


 


Other key lawyers:

Alexandros Coucounis


Testimonials

‘They have a well-known reputation for the high quality of their work in Cyprus and their solid integrity. ‘

‘Alexandros Coucounis genuinely cares about his work, the client and his firm. I have recommended him several times to other parties.’

‘Their knowledge of EU and Cypriot dispute resolution and commercial law is extensive. They are extremely responsive and proactive in dealing with my ongoing legal matter. Their attention to detail and approachability. Alex is simply amazing to deal with.’

‘I worked with Alexandros Coucounis and he was able to quickly give my client clear advice as to how to proceed with a matter. Alexandros is very knowledgeable and I value his ability to give advice in a way that is clear and easy for the client to understand.’

‘Excellent team providing first rate advice on Cypriot law issues. Tasos Coucounis and Alexandros Coucounis provide clear and pragmatic advice and guidance on Cypriot law issues. Also both are very responsive. ’

‘Alexandros is a pleasure to work with. Diligent and committed. Alexandros’ diligence and commitment mixed with his clear technical prowess.’

‘I value the personal touch I have whenever I contact Alexandros, nothing is too much trouble. They are also very responsive. The team has excellent knowledge of the law and business in Cyprus and they are able to clearly advise as to the options available.’

‘Their attention to detail and approachability. Alex is simply amazing to deal with.’

Key clients

easyGroup Ltd


London Borough of Enfield


Deputy Ministry of Tourism of Cyprus


General Attorney of the Republic


Larnaca Sewerage and Drainage Board


THESEUS VILLAGE APHRODITE HILLS ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE


Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited


Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd


Themis Portfolio Management Holdings Limited


Gordian Holdings Limited


Hellenic Technical Enterprises Limited


General Insurance Cyprus Ltd


Pancyprian Insurance Company Ltd


Trust International Insurance Company (Cyprus) Ltd


Commercial General Insurance Limited


Cyprus Hire and Rejected Risks Pool


B2Kapital Cyprus Ltd


Altamira Asset Management (Cyprus) Ltd


Cyprus Company of Management of Property Assets Ltd (KEDIPES)


Provident Fund of Pilots and Flying Mechanics of Cyprus Airways Ltd


SOPRAL S.A.S.


Seymour Emporio Ltd


Rainelle Limited


DJ & DJ LTD


ZT3 IMAGE LIMITED


ALDO CYPRUS LTD


GROUPE PARTOUCHE SA


Work highlights


  • Retained over many decades by the Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited to advise on numerous banking litigation cases.
  • Acts as longstanding counsel to the Deputy Ministry of Tourism of Cyprus (formerly Cyprus Tourist Organization) relating to civil and criminal proceedings.

Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC

The ‘highly supportive, engaged and reassuring’ team at Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC is praised for its ‘business orientated’ approach. It is collectively led by Gaston Hadjianastassiou, Kypros Ioannides and recently promoted partner Costas Philippou, and advises many global and local clients on high-value, complex cases in the civil, administrative, family, tax and real estate law spaces. It also covers a wide array of contentious matters relating to intellectual property, competition and public procurement, and is equally adept at handling arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Gaston Hadjianastassiou; Kypros Ioannides; Costas Philippou


Testimonials

‘The team stands out for its expertise, responsiveness, and reliability. They are very easy to work with. Kypros Ioannides is hard-working, practical, and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Partners are very experienced and give the appropriate guidance to others – the team is young and vibrant. Gaston Hadjianastasiou – responsive. Kypros Ioannides – thorough and careful.’

‘Professional, prompt, articulate and always have the clients best interests at heart. Costas Philippou has been extremely helpful, efficient and competent in all dealings we have had with him across several legal requests. ’

‘All partners and associates have been very helpful and prompt in their responses. Kypros Ioannides is a very efficient lawyer who always provides timely advice.’

‘Gaston Hadjianastassiou is extremely responsive and ready to provide his assistance when needed even under extreme short notice. He is also very knowledgeable in respect to insolvency matters as well as great commercial awareness.’

‘Great team of experienced and well versed litigators with high command of local and international law. Kypros Ioannides is a highly regarded colleague with acute understanding of complex cases.’

‘Kypros Ioannides is without doubt one of the best lawyers in Cyprus. He is knowledgeable, efficient and very reliable. Costas Philippou is also a safe pair of hands.’

‘Special Mention: Costas Philippou (Partner) is very knowledgeable and thorough, and was able to work with tight deadlines.’

Key clients

A. Panayides Contracting Limited


Abacus Limited


Adidas


Alpha Television Cyprus Limited


Aqua Sol Hotels Public Company Limited


Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer (UK) LLP)


Astra Self Drive Cars Limited


Astro Bank Ltd


Baker Tilly Klitou & Partners


Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd


CareerFinders Recruitment Services Limited


CEE Equity Partners Ltd


Char. Pilakoutas Group Limited


COCA-COLA HBC Cyprus Ltd (formally known as Lanitis Bros Ltd part of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Group)


CSC Group Ltd


Deloitte Limited


Elekta EPE


Galatariotis Brothers Limited


GPA Vision Drive Ltd


GQS Services Limited


HLB Cyprus Ltd


HSB Engineering Insurance Ltd


J & A Philippou Architects Engineers E.P.E.


National Bank of Greece (Cyprus) Ltd


Nice Day Developments Limited


PPF Banka A.S


Sinergatikos Organismos Paragogis Zootrofon Ltd – Cooperative Food Production Organisation – SOPAZ


Stanleybet Group


Trade Capital Markets (TCM) Ltd


Work highlights


  • Advising and representing several defendants in the context of a civil action brought before the District Court of Nicosia on behalf of an international conglomerate for damages of around €500m and other remedies for conspiracy to defraud.
  • Representing a leading administrative services provider within the context of complex litigation proceedings before various Cypriot Courts concerning a shareholders’ dispute with an underlying value of around $243m.
  • Advising a number of clients on a dispute over the shareholding and ownership of a large international cosmetics company.

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC' 'extremely efficient' practice is led by George Georgiou, who garners praise as ‘a fabulous team leader, great advocate and strategist'. The team excels in civil and commercial disputes, with particular expertise in advising on complex commercial and corporate litigation matters. Urgent interim injunctions and discovery/disclosure orders are also prominent in the group's workload, as well as shareholder disputes, commercial fraud issues and liquidation proceedings. Andri Mitsigga leads the local litigation team, and Romanos Loizides spearheads the international litigation group.

Practice head(s):

George Z. Georgiou; Andri Mitsigga; Romanos Loizides


Other key lawyers:

Agathi Zervou; Natasa Zervou; Maya Athanatou;


Testimonials

‘George Georgiou is a very canny litigator who mulls over the next move and senses where to apply pressure.’

‘George Georgiou is bright, wise, well-connected and energetic in his pursuit of client goals in litigation.’

‘They provide a friendly personal re-assuring service to clients. Agathi and Romanos interacted well with each other and as such produced a powerful approach when dealing with the other side’s lawyers as well as giving the clients a sense of confidence about the eventual good outcome of the case.’

‘GZG provides a great combination of niche technical expertise and strategic judgment. They are assiduous in keeping up to date not just with the latest legal developments in their own jurisdiction but also in numerous other jurisdictions relevant to the cases they commonly work on.’

‘The whole team at George Z. Georgiou is fantastic. They are highly responsive, produce excellent drafting, and are very user-friendly. George Georgiou, Natasa Zervou and Maya Athanatou are first-class. They are good strategic thinkers, draft well, and are the people you would want on your side in any complex multi-jurisdictional dispute.’

‘The team, led by George Georgiou, is fiercely intelligent and on top of all detail. They are team players who, while authoritative in their field, understand when to step back in support of an overall objective in international litigation.’

‘George Georgiou uses his extensive experience to provide confident and well considered strategic advice. He is open to and works to devise creative ideas in litigation which is of significant benefit to clients and those working alongside him. Romanos Loizides is passionate and tenacious.’

‘Natasa Zervou and Andri Mitsigga respond in an extremely timely matter, they are very knowledgeable, effective and trustworthy but what impressed me the most is their ability to absorb lots of information and highlight the key issues in a short time. They explained the law and they outlined very clearly the process needed to be done.’

Key clients

State Health Services Organization


Work highlights


  • Acting on behalf of a HNWI in Cyprus in a highly contested case relating to the succession of an estate.

Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C.

The 'well-respected' team at Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C. has 'built a name for itself as efficient and quick'. The 'very experienced' Andreas Haviaras co-heads the practice with Michael K. Philippou and Marios Panayides. The group handles a broad spectrum of disputes, from civil, banking and criminal litigation, through to insurance and family law cases. It and also has strength in advising on contentious real estate and corporate commercial matters. The client base includes local and foreign companies in a range of sectors, including advertising, food, and pharmaceuticals.

Practice head(s):

Michael K Philippou; Marios Panayides; Andreas Haviaras


Testimonials

‘Excellent collaboration with the client. Andreas Haviaras: leadership, availability, quick understanding. Marios Panayides: expertise, communication skills.’

‘Andreas Haviaras is a tenacious and intelligent lawyer who understands clients’ needs and makes every effort to achieve their desired outcomes.’

‘Professionalism, expertise, people, diversity and collaboration.

‘The team is amazing in explaining and implementing the technical issues raised in each case.’

‘Well qualified and trained partners. Available all the times to talk/meet discuss the legal cases/matters.’

‘All members of management stand out for their ability to find solutions to disputes and propose methods of resolution.’

‘Michael Philippou and Marios Panagides stand out for their professional approach at all times.’

Key clients

Trust Insurance co LTD


Marathon Trading Ltd


Israel Land Development Malls and Shopping Centers Ltd (Israel Stock Exchange)


Gan insurance LTD


MEDIPOWER (Overseas) Public Co Limited (Israel Stock Exchange)


Prime insurance LTD


Cosmos insurance LTD


Aenias Hotels Ltd


AC Technometal Ltd


CDA college


Adboard Advertising


ARGUS stockbrokers LTD


K Treppides & Co


Pek limited


Dali Municipality


Doms Cars Ltd


Alkis H. Hadjikyriacos (Frou-Frou Biscuits) Public Limited


Meridien Hotels Ltd


Vassos Markides Estates Ltd


Meinl Bank – Austria


HERO DELIVERY Ltd – Foody


Kendriki insurance company (CENTRAL INSURANCE CO LTD


DEMSTAR AUTOMOTIVES LTD


Fintailor investments


ELEA estates


Audit Pro LTD


CITY UNITY


CLEVERPATH HOLDINGS LIMITED


ALTIUS INSURANCE LTD


Work highlights


  • Retained to represent TEAMWORK ENTERPRISES LIMITED and ECHOTRAP LIMITED in a case involving an alleged conspiracy to defraud.
  • Representing a minority shareholder of a company in an action claiming oppression of minority shareholder by the majority shareholders.

Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC

Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC has an excellent track record in advising prominent national and international clients on complex disputes and arbitrations. In addition, it frequently works with major international law firms on matters as diverse as asset tracing and recovery proceedings, as well as multi-jurisdictional disputes and shareholder litigation. The key practitioners to note are Kyriacos Scordis, Constantinos AdamidesAlexandros GavrielidesChristos Scordis, Penelope Papapetrou and Andreas Michaelides.

Practice head(s):

Kyriacos Scordis; Christos Scordis; Constantinos Adamides; Alexandros Gavrielides; Penelope Papapetrou; Andreas Michaelides


Testimonials

‘The litigation team of Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC is highly skilled and efficient. They always provide thorough and to the point legal analysis in even the most complex cases and they are easily accessible.’

‘Alexandros Gavrielides is one of the best and most reliable litigation lawyers in Cyprus. He is a true expert in Cypriot private law and he has a very good understanding of international and foreign private law, as well.’

‘A single lawyer which we single out as being particularly brilliant is Constantinos Adamides. His work is always of high quality and his expertise is highly trusted. His tried and tested skills in corporate litigation and contracts law are unparalleled. Kyriacos Scordis always stands out for his professionalism and experience.’

‘The team at Scordis have a deep understanding of Cyprus litigation and they are strategic and commercial in approach. They are incredibly good to work with and more often than not they get results. Alexandros Gavrielides is an exceptional litigator.’

‘The team is excellent for in-depth analysis and very good in strategy. Constantinos Adamides has the very strong ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters.’

‘What attracts us to this firm apart from their exceptional grasp of the issues and sound advice, is their responsiveness and respect towards us. We always receive prompt, professional and courteous advice, in an easy to understand format.’

‘Both Alexandros Gavrielides and Penelope Papapetrou are exceptional lawyers and personalities. They have a depth of knowledge and experience, as well as boldness and ability to think laterally and out of the box, that maximises our efforts and produces results.’

Key clients

Tylmania Holdings Limited


NewCytech Business Solutions Limited


Gramercy Funds Management LLC


National Bank Trust


MN Larnaca Water Co Ltd / MN Limassol Desalination Ltd


PJSC National Bank Trust


Work highlights


  • Acting for the two consortium companies of MN Larnaca Desalination Co Ltd and MN Limassol Water Co. Ltd and a subsidiary of Israel’s water company in numerous contractual and other disputes involving claims against the Water Development Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of Cyprus, on the basis of BOT contracts for two water desalination projects in Cyprus.

AGPLAW | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC

At AGPLAW | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC, managing partner Angelos Paphitis is well versed in handling cases involving injunctions and interim orders. The group is adept at advising on disputes involving freezing injunctions, disclosure proceedings, and Norwich Pharmacal and Anton Piller orders. Maria Constantinou, who made partner in May 2023, fields expertise in advising on commercial and corporate disputes, contentious banking and construction cases, and fraud claims. Timothy Frith is a notable practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Angelos Paphitis; Maria Constantinou; Timothy Frith


Other key lawyers:

Christos Kastanias


Testimonials

‘Professional and dedicated practice.’

‘Complete understanding of the situation that needed to be resolved. Maria Constantinou gave concise advice and direction on the matter concerned.’

‘They were very thorough in understanding my problem , and very precise in providing their professional advice, as an English only speaker I found their approach and professionalism first class.’

‘Their litigation team is one of the best in Cyprus in my opinion with a wide range of knowledge and always able to think outside the box. The case is ongoing and the firm is handling it perfectly in all aspects.’

‘Angelos Paphitis is an excellent litigator as well as professional.’

‘Maria Constantinou is an exceptional litigator and a very goal oriented professional. Their team is truly doing a great job for us, and their strategy has so far proven to be the correct one.’

Key clients

Halimeda International Ltd


Heritage Private School


Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC)


Bulcom LTD


Group Action of 77 claimants


Bank of Cyprus


Corey Manigault


Intelisoft Cy Limited


Metarus Group


The Attorney General’s Office in Cyprus


Work highlights


  • Representing Halimeda International Ltd in a shareholders’ dispute.
  • Acting in a case of alleged fraud and conspiracy to defraud, brought against an investment services group and its owners and management by multiple entities.

COSTAS TSIRIDES & CO LLC

The ‘very efficient, knowledgeable and experienced’ team at COSTAS TSIRIDES & CO LLC is jointly led by Alexandros Tsirides and Photini Tsirides. The group continues to act as counsel to local businesses, municipalities, semi-governmental organisations and international companies on a range of high-value disputes, and is also sought after for its experience in advising on interim orders, civil fraud matters and arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Tsirides; Photini Tsirides


Other key lawyers:

Eleni Apostolidou; Angeliki Charalambides


Testimonials

‘Alexandros Tsirides simply stands out. He has a very thorough knowledge of various fields of law that he applies and his advice is always reliable, well supported and always proves to be correct. He is very clear in his advice, very honest and the client’s interest is his priority. He is also a great negotiator.’

‘Alexandros Tsirides and Eleni Apostolidou – both provide accurate opinions and advices for claims purposes. You can contact them easily.’

‘The team has a really unique expertise in insolvency and injunctive measure cases in support of foreign courts and arbitration proceedings. The strategic approach is followed by genuine attempts to find creative and tailor made solutions.’

‘Alexandros Tsirides is a first hand contact for complicated matters and delivers valuable strategic advice.’

‘We have always found Alexandros Tsirides and his team, including Angeliki Charalambides, to be extremely proactive, helpful and user-friendly, as well as being very plugged into the Cypriot legal/court system. ’

‘Alexandros Tsirides and his team know the Cyprus legal market and the courts inside out. There is simply no other law firm in Cyprus I would go to.’

‘Alexandros Tsirides lives and breathes Cyprus law. His knowledge and ability to get every result he aims for is simply unparalleled.

Harris Kyriakides

The team at Harris Kyriakides is praised for its ‘high level of knowledge’ and 'very friendly approach’. Led by Michael Kyriakides, Phivos Zomenis and Niki Liassides, the practice fields expertise in a wide range of areas, with strength in advising on commercial litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. It is well-placed to handle cross-border disputes, international trade conflicts, and multi-jurisdictional litigation. The group continues to advise on other issues including real estate and construction claims, contentious energy and natural resources matters, and employment disputes.

Practice head(s):

Michael Kyriakides; Phivos Zomenis; Niki Liassides


Testimonials

‘A complete grasp of the fundamentals of the case ensuring that the application was water tight. This was achieved by a thorough examination of all of the potential evidence and setting out the case so that a complex matter was easily understood by the judge presiding.’

They have been very responsive in providing advice and answering ongoing questions as the case has progressed.

‘Harris Kyriakides has an incredible dispute resolution practice in all respects. It is very diverse, ranging from banking/insurance/contracts to more complex matters, such as corporate and commercial disputes and civil fraud.’

Key clients

Belka Games CY Ltd


Ags Agrotrading Ltd


Gordian Holdings ltd


Paphos Municipality


STELIOS AMERICANOS & CO LLC

Soteris Costa, Akis Koumas and George Constantinou jointly head up the practice at STELIOS AMERICANOS & CO LLC, which frequently advises on complex banking and security enforcement claims, in addition to other issues relating to asset tracing measures. The team is skilled at handling winding up and liquidation proceedings, as well as advising on the enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards.

Practice head(s):

Soteris Costa; Akis Koumas; George Constantinou


Other key lawyers:

Loria Papaconstantinou


Testimonials

‘The dispute resolution team has been our right hand in handling our cases. They are fast to respond, they have in-depth knowledge of the field and they provide effective solutions to any problem that arises.’

‘They all demonstrate an exceptionally client-oriented approach.’

‘We have excellent cooperation with Akis Koumas and Loria Papaconstantinou. Both are very responsive, organised and highly skilled in what they handle. ’

Reliable, proactive, and flexible.’

‘Soteris Costa – very easy to work with. Suggests appropriate solutions and always acts in our best interests.’

Excellent communication and collaboration.’

Key clients

Cyprus University of Technology


Arricano Real Estate Ltd


Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA)


Aglantzia Municipality


Altius Insurance


Fattal Hotel Management Ltd


Themis Portfolio


Bank of Cyprus


Altamira – Dovalue Cyprus Limited


Trust Insurance


Work highlights


  • Acting on behalf of ALTAMIRA Asset Management (Cyprus) Ltd/ Dovalue Cyprus Limited in litigation involving the collection of debts as well as the enforcement of existing mortgages and other securities.

Karamanolis & Karamanolis LLC

The ‘highly accessible, reliable and dependable’ team at Karamanolis & Karamanolis LLC is ‘comprised of very experienced lawyers who are proactive and commercial’. Yiannis Karamanolis spearheads the practice, which focuses on commercial and corporate litigation and arbitration. The team has considerable experience advising on a wide range of contentious matters, including fraud cases and cross-border asset recovery proceedings. Andreas Karamanolis is another eminent practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Yiannis Karamanolis


 


Other key lawyers:

Andreas Karamanolis


Testimonials

‘Yiannis Karamanolis is extremely well-versed in dispute resolution. He exerts a polite and supportive demeanour, and responds to queries promptly. At the same time, he has a solid grasp of the technicalities of legislation and legal processes, which bodes well for steering cases in favourable directions for the client.’

‘A small but well managed practice with personal attention, for clients who want to have the direct personal attention by the partners.’

‘Yiannis Karamanolis can analyse the legal facts of the case and advise the strengths and weaknesses and fight for the best outcome.’

‘Yiannis Karamanolis guided us with great confidence and assuredness. We appreciated his availability, reliability, honouring the agreed deadlines, knowledge of the applicable regulation and local practices, and the ability to anticipate the steps of the counterparty.’

‘Very strong technical expertise combined with a pragmatic approach. Andreas Karamanolis has outstanding expertise combined with deep knowledge of litigation environment in Cyprus.’

‘Yiannis Karamanolis is extremely reactive and available. His advice is both legally sound and commercially oriented.’

‘The team is hardworking and extremely responsive. The team is very personable and are excellent strategists, always looking to find the best solution for the client. The combination of Yiannis Karamanolis and Andreas Karamanolis is what makes this firm the best in Cyprus. Their knowledge in the area of commercial litigation is unmatched. ’

Key clients

Ancoria Investments PLC


Let Petit-Fils de L.U. Chopard & Cie S.A


Playgendary Limited


HOMA Games SAS


Nuscience Belgium NV


AXON Neuroscience SE


3Commas Technologies Cyprus Ltd


Alexandrion Group


Paphos Public Transport Ltd


Cyprus National Oil Gas (C.N.O.G) Co Ltd


C&M Energy Management Ltd


Dario Advertising Ltd


Allied Asset AG


Vasos Matolis Ltd


Municipality of Agios Theodoros Larnaca


Tsolias Coral Bay Hotels Ltd


Ruslan Travel Ltd


Avantway Properties Ltd


Timlin Investments Ltd


Archimides & Pavlos Paraskevaides Ltd


Cosmo Developers Ltd


Work highlights


  • Representing several video game developers and publishing companies in various contentious matters including intellectual property infringement disputes.
  • Acting for a group of shareholders of a prominent technology company in a dispute pertaining to the removal of the current directors, the enforcement of deadlock provisions and the enforcement of buy-out provisions, contained in a shareholders’ agreement.
  • Advising a famous Swiss luxury watch and jewellery brand, with a worldwide presence, on a dispute concerning its distribution and franchise agreement with previous local distributors as well as in relation to a breach of their intellectual property rights and trespass to goods by previous local distributors.

N. Pirilides & Associates LLC

The ‘responsive and professional’ team at N. Pirilides & Associates LLC is adept at handling a broad spread of high-value commercial disputes. It frequently works on substantial cross-border cases alongside some international firms. Department head Kyriakos Karatsis has particular expertise in advising on complex commercial litigation, asset recovery matters and fraud cases. Neofytos Pirilides  and Antonia Argyrou, who is well versed in handling cross-border commercial litigation as well as arbitration, are names to note.

Practice head(s):

Kyriakos Karatsis


Other key lawyers:

Neofytos Pirilides; Antonia Argyrou; Savvas Theofanous


Testimonials

‘Our company has had long successful relationship with Kyriakos Karatsis, who helped on very complicated matters requiring complex and sophisticated legal approach. Currently we work with Antonia Argyrou who showed brilliant knowledge and understanding of legal matters and their implications to our case.’

‘Kyriakos Karatis and his colleague Antonia Argyrou from day one provided the required attention to detail that is required in a complex case.’

‘Their main strengths as I see it are in their vast knowledge on the local law; international perspective; ability and experience in collaborating with other firms from different jurisdictions on international matters; knowledge on international arbitration.’

‘Kyriakos Karatsis – vast experience; great ability to focus on relevant points and ignore “background” noises; a true leader who will take the case/client to desired destination.’

‘Antonia Argyrou – vast knowledge on local law; combined with deep understanding of international arbitration; provides great service and endless availability, very diligent.’

‘Savvas Theofanous – a rising talent as I see it.’

‘Kyriakos Karatsis is a very good strategist and at the same time into all the details. He’s available when needed and prioritise you and your case. He’s definitely worth recommending! ’

‘Neofytos Pirilides is a very experienced litigation lawyer with very good business acumen. Kyriakos Karatsis is an experienced litigator, always responsive and available and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

GDEV INC. (formely known as NEXTERS INC.)


Eterna Law (on behalf of various clients)


Anaergia Inc.


Silver Leaf Developments Ltd


Axios Capital Properties Ltd


D. Zavos Group


Olympic Holidays Group Limited


Nomikos Theodoros Mechanical Installations P.C.


K. Kythreotis – Skyrodema Ltd


Symphony Ventures Pte. Ltd


Marismare Ltd


Mattheos Ioannou Etoimo Mpeton Ltd


Work highlights


  • Representing the biggest online gaming company in Europe in an action which is connected to a shareholders’ dispute.

PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM

PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM has a solid track record in advising on a wide array of national and international litigation. The group is adept at handling banking and finance disputes, contentious employment matters and tort litigation. Despo Andreou, Demetris Vakis and Nota Pelekanou collectively head up the department, which often advises on injunctions and other forms of interim relief applications, as well as on the enforcement of foreign judgments. Melina Pyrgou is singled out for her contributions.

Practice head(s):

Despo Andreou; Demetris Vakis; Nota Pelekanou


Other key lawyers:

Melina Pyrgou


Testimonials

The service is excellent. The lawyers respond on time’.

Demetris Vakis’ strengths are his experience, understands our company needs, and he is always available for advice to find our best solution for our company.’

‘Very experienced professionals, very dedicated and committed people. Always available when needed and always explaining legal terms that are difficult to understand if you are not a lawyer. ’

‘Despo Andreou is an outstanding professional that is always available and helpful. Always on time and proactive.’

‘Pleasant to work with always available thinking outside of the box.’

‘Thorough analysis of the pros and cons of each legal case always available.’

‘Excellent team- reachable- professional handling of cases.’

This firm’s fundamental principles are based on: Knowledge, Teamwork, Experience, Professionalism, Transparency, Technology, Quality of external resources used when needed.’

Work highlights


  • Initiated litigation on behalf of a bank as well as defending the bank, involving loans relating to immovable and movable property as well as other interim procedures.
  • Representing a company, which specialises in the management of assets and non-performing loans, in contentious matters.

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC

Under the joint leadership of Athos Demetriou and George Ktorides, the excellent team at Athos Demetriou Associates LLC is increasingly active in a variety of complex domestic and international disputes for corporate and financial institutions. Ktorides has expertise in handling mediation and dispute resolution matters on behalf of prominent Cyprus investment firms, as well as providing specialist advice on regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Athos Demetriou; George Ktorides


Other key lawyers:

Marios Michael


Testimonials

‘Dispute resolution is very dependent on reliable and solid legal advice one can receive, alongside the effective involvement of a senior lawyer in negotiations who is able to achieve a deal. This is the core value added by Athos Demetriou Associates LLC.’

‘The team shall provide all necessary information and possibilities of success and failure on different scenarios in case the client wishes to pursue the dispute further.’

Excellent team members and excellent service. Athos Demetriou and Marios Michael are excellent professionals and well established in their practice and field.’

Athos Demetriou gives personal attention on all matters especially in the dispute resolution cases.’

‘We collaborated successfully with Athos Demetriou on a cross-border case. I was impressed with the professionalism of Mr. Demetriou and the team. I would emphasise an excellent grasp of legal concepts, litigation skills and the ability to implement a wide and creative perspective. Excellent team work and cooperation.’

‘Leadership and precision in advancing legal solutions. Inter-personal skills.’

‘The team is very detailed and agile and is able to address the particularities of each case successfully.’

‘The individuals that we have worked with are very knowledgeable with a multi-dimensional mindset that makes them able to address the particularities of each case successfully.’

Key clients

Autotechnica (cyprus) ltd


Alter Domus (cyprus) ltd


Arvis Capital ltd


Astrobank ltd


Banc de Binary ltd


Bitconvert ltd


Blossem Services limited


eToro Group ltd


F1markets ltd


Forextb ltd


Fxpro Financial Services ltd


HLB Cyprus ltd


Hoch Capital ltd


Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus ltd


Investor Compensation Fund (cysec)


J+A Philippou architects – engineers


K. Treppides & co ltd


Linkia Trust ltd


Magnum fx (cyprus) ltd


Mount nico corp. ltd


Nenel d.o.o. beograd


IOS investments ltd


Obr investments ltd


Resen Establishment ltd


Rodeler ltd


Royal Forex ltd


Trea Secretarial ltd


Utorg ou


Wadja Media ltd


FOLLOE AIF V.C.I.C. LTD


Fiduserve Management Ltd


Work highlights


  • Acting for K. Treppides & Co Ltd in initiating and defending actions for and against various administrative receivership and insolvency/liquidation proceedings before the District Courts of Cyprus.
  • Instructed by Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus Ltd to handle matters relating to national and European betting law and regulations, prepare agreements with gaming affiliates and acting as their legal representatives in all matters relating either to civil or criminal actions.

Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC

The ‘outstandingAgis Georgiades leads the international dispute resolution team at Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC; he is 'an experienced litigator' and is also a registered practitioner in the DIFC Courts. Key areas of focus for the department include international commercial, construction, and corporate disputes, as well as injunctions and interim procedures.

Practice head(s):

Agis Georgiades


Testimonials

‘Agis Georgiades is a very experienced and knowledgeable dispute resolution lawyer, with a very good understanding of cross-border disputes and typical issues in the CEE and FSU regions. I can always rely on his judgement in complex and challenging situations. ’

‘With Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC, I always get a response when I need it and I receive frank and practical oriented advice, as well as information necessary to take business or procedural decision.’

‘Agis Georgiades is very knowledgeable and capable of working effectively with international teams. He has an excellent knowledge of local and international arbitration. Very reliable and efficient.’

Key clients

Lakos SA


Nicosia Municipality


D.A. Blue Orange Property Management Services Ltd


Marystone Limited


Greentech Limited


Vavlitis J. Hotels Limited


Iacovou Brothers Constructions Ltd


Leptos Estates


Work highlights


  • Represented the Municipality of Nicosia in disputes relating to Freedom Square, an international construction project in the capital of Cyprus.

E & G Economides LLC

Under the leadership of Klearchos Christofi, E & G Economides LLC's team is adept at handling a wide range of contentious civil, commercial and criminal cases. Other key areas of instruction for the group include white-collar fraud matters and corporate restructuring issues. George Economides is a key practitioner in the department.

Practice head(s):

Klearchos Christofi


Other key lawyers:

George Economides


Testimonials

‘An experienced team of lawyers with very high standards. Well informed and hard working. Modern approach to delivering business. Accurate and able to come up with solutions to difficult problems. Reasonable charging rates and getting value for money.

‘Efficiency of all professional members of the firm.’

‘George Economides and Klearchos Christofi are top lawyers and would not hesitate to recommend them to other professionals or clients. They both have a business acumen and provide well documented advice.’

Key clients

Bank of Cyprus PLC


Totalserve Management Ltd


Placberg Investments Ltd


Vadim Ryckov


Marek Sapolinski


Anemi Trustees Ltd


Hellenic Bank Public Company Limited


Palodia Community Council


Puzzle Entertainment Ltd


RSS Logistics Ltd


Work highlights


  • Represented the client in the legal procedures for the reimbursement of losses in relation to a complex dispute against a brokerage firm.
  • Acted as counsel to RSS LOGISTICS LTD in litigation concerning a damages claim for VAT and tax fraud.

Georgiades & Pelides

Led by Nicos Georgiades, the disputes team at Georgiades & Pelides is adept at advising on a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes. The group regularly acts for companies in the insurance and technology sectors, as well as foreign governments, international banks, financial institutions and private clients. Debt collection matters are another key area of instruction. Sotos Kasinos is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Nicos Georgiades


Other key lawyers:

Sotos Kasinos


Testimonials

‘Very good indeed. It is an experienced firm, consisting of serious and capable lawyers. Nicos Georgiades, a very good litigator.’

‘They handle complex cross border corporate disputes with a high success rate.’

‘Nicos Georgiades: he is the leading litigation partner with good availability. He is an forceful litigator who is well respected among his peers.’

‘Excellent team and engagement in all matters, excellent quality of work of each member of team. Sotos Kasinos – great quality and knowledge, professional.’

‘The individuals we work with are highly responsive in our requests, they deliver their work in an efficient manner and in good quality, through their commitment and hard work they have managed to win very hard and complex cases at court.’

‘They are very knowledgeable and if there is something they are not aware of, they will try to find it right away, they are constantly kept up to date about new or upcoming legislation and will provide these updates to us if they think they are relevant without charging.’

Key clients

Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd


Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd


Central Bank of Cyprus


Themis Portfolio Management Limited


The Cyprus Development Bank Public Company Ltd


National Bank of Greece (Cyprus) Ltd


Beker Trading Limited


Cyprus Popular Bank Public Co Ltd under liquidation


EPIC Limited (one of the largest telecommunication providers in Cyprus)


PHC Franchised Restaurants Public Ltd (the largest company of franchised restaurants & cafes in Cyprus)


G.N. Terminal Enterprises Ltd (in receivership and provisional liquidation)


Work highlights


  • Represented the Central Bank of Cyprus in a petition for the appointment of a special liquidator over FBME Bank Limited (“FBME”).

GIORGOS LANDAS LLC

Giorgos Landas heads up the practice at GIORGOS LANDAS LLC, which provides a ‘personalised service‘ to a client base of public and private companies, multinational corporations, banks, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and individual clients from Cyprus and abroad. The team is adept at handling litigation, arbitration, and mediation in Cyprus, with recognised strength in advising on family law matters, personal injury claims, and debt collection/security enforcement cases.


Practice head(s):

Giorgos Landas


 


Other key lawyers:

Anna Pavlou


Testimonials

‘Very innovative in terms of organisation, technology and of applying new ideas. A culture for high customer service and high level of responsiveness. Outstanding team of people at all levels.’

‘George Landas stands out for his commitment to provide high quality services to his clients and associates, his high level of skill and excellent knowledge on a broad spectrum of legal matters and his outstanding ability for problem solving.’

‘Giorgos Landas LLC team is made up of professionals who are fully qualified in dispute resolution. The team uses very effective practices and they are supported with latest generation technology equipment. They invoiced in very good prices.’

‘The individuals who work in Giorgos Landas LLC are very friendly and give you the best advice for every different case. The above applies to both the founder and all the employees of Giorgos Landas LLC.’

‘Unique quality of the practice: deep expertise in the area of dispute resolution; commitment to personalised service; their dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for the client.’

‘Team’s strengths and key capabilities:extensive knowledge and experience; their ability to communicate clearly and keep clients informed throughout the process.’

‘I had the privilege of working closely with Anna Pavlou who provides invaluable support.’

‘Immediate responses.’

Key clients

Themis Portfolio Management Holdings Ltd


Sozoshills Consultancy Limited


EASTICK LIMITED


Petre Ion


Adonis Meshitis


S.B.S. Shipping (Cyprus) Ltd


IQ Option Europe Ltd


Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited


X-Treme Stores


Heracles Heracleous


Work highlights


  • Appointed by the BANK OF CYPRUS to handle the management of overdue loans.
  • Represented an individual in complicated family law disputes.

KINANIS LLC

Christos Kinanis and Costas Apokides jointly head up the practice at KINANIS LLC. The group’s core strength lies in advising on disputes concerning shareholder rights and corporate governance issues, and is also noted for handling contentious matters concerning administrative and competition law issues. The client base includes banks and investment funds, as well as healthcare, real estate and technology consulting companies.


Practice head(s):

Christos Kinanis; Costas Apokides


Testimonials

‘Very happy with the team, their experience and approach; very professional, whilst at the same time retaining some personal touch.’

‘Very happy with the associate handling my case; easily accessible, good knowledge; easy to communicate.’

Key clients

Parsimony Ltd


Electi Consulting Limited


Constantinos Christodoulou


ARK36 AIFLNP V.C.I.C. LTD


Mikkel Morch


Anto Paroian


Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC

The ‘excellent and professional' team at Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC is jointly led by Dimitris Papadopoulos and Charis Papachristodoulou. Key areas of instruction for the group include cross-border litigation, disputes with the state and public officials, contentious family law matters and shareholder disputes  involving family-owned businesses and corporations.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Papadopoulos; Charis Papachristodoulou


Other key lawyers:

Xenia Kantouna


Testimonials

‘Charis Papachristodolou has demonstrated a high level of professionalism and a very attentive and sympathetic ear.’

Dimitris has strong technical skills. Together with Charis, they formed a strong team, by formulating and executing the right strategy to achieve the desired outcome. Xenia demonstrated a high degree of good communication, analytical, and research skills, and most importantly people skills.’

‘Knowledge and expertise. Responsiveness and availability of team members. Quick turnaround of deliverables. Taking charge of a given situation. Supporting and fighting for the rights of their client.’

‘The team is very professional. Excellent collaboration and very knowledgeable personnel.’

‘Easy reachable and always willing to assist. Charis Papachristodoulou was a key person to our case and assist us to obtain a positive result. ’

‘The team consistently excels in all aspects of their work. It is evident that the company’s culture places a strong emphasis on treating customers with respect, a sense of urgency, responsibility, and professionalism. ‘

‘What truly sets them apart from other competitors is their unwavering commitment to providing immediate responses to every request. Furthermore, their dedication to delivering high-quality services includes not only the partners but extends to all associates within the organisation.’

Work highlights


  • Represented the clients in a cross-border dispute concerning the transfer of shares in a company, involving issues of succession rights arising from the original shareholder’s death.
  • Represented the client in a challenge to a tax authority decision that deposits lost during the 2013 bank bail-in were a non-deductible expenditure.

Stelios Stylianides & Co L.L.C.

Christos Stylianides, Rafaella Georgiou and Victoria Kadi collectively head up the practice at Stelios Stylianides & Co L.L.C., which counts commercial litigation as a key pillar of strength. The team continues to assist with a diverse range of contentious matters, ranging from alleged breaches of corporate and commercial agreements to shareholder disputes. Cross-border freezing injunctions are another area of instruction, and the group is also sought after for handling litigation relating to the appointment of receivers and liquidators.

Practice head(s):

Christos Stylianides; Rafaella Georgiou; Victoria Kadi


Testimonials

‘What makes Stelios Stylianides and CO LLC unique, is their personal approach. They are always ready to provide any kind of support and advice in any kind of dispute resolution.’

‘Christos Stylianides and his team provide support in a number of dispute resolution matters both in Cyprus and abroad, cooperating effectively with other law firms.’

‘Proactive approach to cross-border claims, attending international conferences to ensure they are up to date with developments facilitating cooperation across the jurisdictions.’

Key clients

Cooperative Asset Management Company Ltd (previously the Cyprus Cooperative Bank Ltd)


Medochemie Limited


National Bank of Greece (Cyprus) Limited


Altamira Asset Management (Cyprus) Ltd


The Municipality of Limassol


Heiwa Auto, Osaka, Japan


Costas Athanasiou Group of Companies


A.M. Schinis (Investments) Ltd


S.A. Mesaritis Developers Limited


George Roussos Group of Companies


The Municipality of Pano Platres


Slater & Gordon, Solicitors, England


Hudgell Solicitors, England


Work highlights


  • Assisted with a successful application for a summary judgment for a debt of 33.206.500 Japanese Yuan plus costs and interest.
  • Acting for the client in court proceedings brought against the liquidator of a limited liability company.
  • Acting for the National Bank of Greece (Cyprus) Ltd in a claim of approximately €40.000.00 plus interest as well as court orders relating to the sale of pledged shares of a company from the same group.