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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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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

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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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Dispute resolution in Cyprus

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC

The litigation department at Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC is led by the highly regarded George Triantafyllides . It covers a broad spectrum of disputes before all national courts and tribunals, and also handles domestic and international arbitration under internationally recognised arbitration bodies. It has particular strength in interim order applications, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other types of disclosure orders. The group excels in multi-jurisdictional disputes though also handles many cases before the Employment Tribunal and other bodies such as the Family Court. Another core area of expertise lies in handling cases before the Tenders Review Authority and the Commission for the Protection of Competition. Theodoros Economou is also sought after for his work on all aspects of litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Practice head(s):

George Triantafyllides

Other key lawyers:

Theodoros Economou


‘Personal attention by partners. George Triantafyllides’.

‘They are an excellent firm, with top people, particularly George Triantafyllides an Oxford graduate and a very respected and experienced lawyer in Cyprus’.

‘Experience, education, excellent manners, and a sterling reputation in Cyprus.’

‘This law firm is one of the most celebrated and reliable law firms on the island of Cyprus. It enjoys an excellent name and good fame amongst the citizens and is much respected by the courts and by the other lawyers. They are very professional, and they always act according to the rules of ethics and the etiquette’.

‘I personally cooperate with Mr. George Triantafyllides who is one of the senior partners who enjoys an excellent reputation amongst the profession. He has on many occasions handled very serious cases of constitutional and general legal importance before the higher courts of the Republic with great success’.

Key clients

Public Joint Stock Company “PrivatBank”

AB PCO Investment Limited

Hongkong Delsk Business Co. Limited

PPF Group N.V.

Cargill Financial Group INC.

Mechel Group of Companies

Glencore Group of Companies

Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

Hennes & Mauritz AB

Bluehouse Capital

Work highlights

  • Acting for Public Joint Stock Company “PrivatBank”, it filed an action against a leading audit firm for $3bn for breach of statutory, contractual and fiduciary duties and responsibilities primarily in auditing financial statements and negligence.
  • Filed an action on behalf of AB PCO Investment Limited against various parties claiming damages for, inter alia, conspiracy, fraud, misrepresentation, conspiracy to defraud, cause of financial discomfort for the amount of EUR 176,542,231.
  • Represents PPF Group N.V. in proceedings whereby an application for protective measures was filed in accordance with Article 35 of the Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 pending the adjudication of an action based on a loan and a guarantee agreement before the Court of the Czech Republic.

Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants

Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants ‘is one of the leading and most established firms in Cyprus’. The ‘very personable’ team is led by ‘excellent strategistGeorge Mountis ; it has extensive experience before the local courts and in various arbitration courts and tribunals and has the capacity to handle complex and high-value cases across a range of areas and industries. As well as having considerable expertise in commercial and corporate litigation, the group also handles many other areas such as constitutional and administrative law and EU law and is also renowned for its work on complicated litigation in the games and tech industry. Other recommended members of the practice include Victoria-Zoi Papagiannis  and Dimitris Papapolyviou .

Practice head(s):

George Mountis

Other key lawyers:

Victoria-Zoi Papagiannis; Dimitris Papapolyviou; Georgia Georgiou


‘It has become obvious that our attorney, Mrs Georgia Georgiou, cares about our case and about us. She does not view us merely as clients, but as people, and she has made it clear that she will fight for the best possible outcome for us. The team that works with us is very professional, punctual and kind’.

I have worked with Dimitris Papapolyviou, and have found him analytically very sound, and very practical and sensible in his approach’.

‘Strongly recommend Victoria-Zoi Papagiannis and Dimitris Papapolyviou who are excellent to work with and highly supportive of me as expert witness’.

‘They have strong commercial awareness and all -around expertise at all levels of seniority. They have excellent experience in representing clients in both domestic and diverse international fora (CJEU, Strasbourg, arbitration tribunals)’.

‘Mrs Victoria Papagiannis is extremely capable combining legal expertise, good judgment, and efficiency’.

‘George Mountis has excellent strategic thinking and is very creative when it comes to complex claims. Victoria Papagianni is very diligent, competent and clear in her advice. Demetris Papapolyviou is also very reliable’.

‘George Mountis -highly experienced, skilled diverse, ability to add multiple issues to the discussion table to enable opportunities to make trade-offs and concessions based on differing interests keeps lines of communications open, ensure that the business maintains its legal risks at its chosen risk appetite’.

‘Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants is very well known for its excellent multijurisdictional work and how to untangle complex cases. At the same time, they are laser focused but remain very helpful and attentive at all times’. 

Key clients

Wargaming Group Limited

Daimler AG

G.Paraskevaides (1966) Ltd

Avena Nordic Grain

Amstel Exploitatie BV, Netherlands

Altamira Asset Management (Cyprus) Ltd

Hellenic Petroleum Group

Societe Generale Bank – Cyprus Ltd

Housing Finance Corporation

Deloitte Central Europe Ltd

Work highlights

  • Filed a large-scale and complex action 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. It represents a total of 284 plaintiffs (all shareholders of the Bank of Cyprus Public Co. Limited) in a claim valued at approximately EUR 1bn.
  • Represents one of the main defendants – a leading figure in the renewable energy market in Greece – in a multijurisdictional EUR360m fraud claim brought by an established group of companies against 79 natural and legal persons.
  • Representing Amstel Exploitatie BV in a complex multi-jurisdictional EUR 100m fraud case.

Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office

The ‘proactive and collaborative’ team at Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office is ‘always being pragmatic and business orientated’. The ‘smart and talentedDemetris Araouzos heads the large practice which acts on both local and international; it operates across all areas of civil and commercial litigation, as well as advising on administrative recourses.  Advocates are often instructed to appear in appeals before the Supreme Court too and the group has an impressive track record of handling freezing injunctions and other interim procedures. Other areas of expertise include acting in the enforcement and recognition proceedings of foreign arbitral awards and court decisions. Katia Kakoulli is another leading figure in the department which is lauded for its ‘fluent and useful communication‘ and for providing opinions in a ‘clear and assertive way‘.

Practice head(s):

Demetris Araouzos

Other key lawyers:

Katia Kakoulli; Charis Agapiou


‘Readily available team with deep knowledge and hands on experience to advise. Excellent communication skills and eagerness to resolve issues’.

‘Their services are of highest standard. Their track record related to litigation but also to legal opinions in the field of banking law (which is an increasingly complex field in Cyprus) is perfect’.

‘Their analysis and evaluation of the information provided to them help the bank to identify and foresee potential risks and consequences in order to negotiate alternative solutions with its clients’.

‘We would like to point out the personal contribution/engagement of Mrs Charis Agapiou. Her more than 20 years’ experience, the dedication, the constant communication with the bank about the development of each case and their thorough review of all related facts make them different from their competitors’.

‘High professional standards. Duties performed in both a just and amicable way. Excellent legal knowledge and past experience that could lead to quick and fruitful outcome of a dispute resolution case. Stand-out partner- Katia Kakoulli’.

‘A really good quality litigation team, very experienced and knowledgeable, and easy to deal with. Responsive’.

‘Katia Kakoulli is excellent. A real leader in the Cyprus dispute market. A savvy operator and great tactician’.

Demetris Araouzus quickly understood our needs and always showed a practical and effective approach. He has an intuitive capacity to focus on the relevant points of litigation. Besides we really appreciate his empathy. He understood perfectly our problems and design the strategy accordingly. The level of commitment Demetris has to our case was absolutely remarkable‘.

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The ‘experienced professionals’ at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC are quick to grasp the key drivers of efficient dispute resolution and are experienced in cross-border disputes’. The department handles a wide range of complex cases across various sectors and has considerable strength in banking and finance, in addition to insolvency and competition matters. The group receives a regular flow of instructions from major international law firms with key names including Chrysanthos ChristoforouAntonis Glykis  and Anna Demetriou . Christos Melides , Costas StamatiouNicolas Tsardellis  and Nikos Korogiannakis are all well-regarded also. At senior associate level, George Tsardellis  is recommended.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

George Tsardellis; Andreas Christofides; Vassilis Psyrras; Christiana Pyrkotou


‘We regularly work with this Law firm and are very satisfied with quality of work, in depth partners involvement and rapid responses; we feel that any matter is important to them; extremely capable in cross border litigation’.

‘We like working with Chrysanthos Christoforou who is an exceptional and dynamic litigator, very capable and with excellent leadership skills, enjoy working with him on complex cross border matters’.

‘Simply the best firm in Cyprus with quality partners and staff’.

‘Chrysanthos Christoforou and Costas Stamiotis all excellent. Excellent understanding of the law, system and how things work in Cyprus’.

‘I recommend Elias Neocleous & Co LLC for their unique knowledge, experience, professionalism, flexibility and extreme sensitivity in providing services. They are able to propose an out of the box solution to even the most problematic issues. We always receive advice and service of top quality’.

‘I work with Costas Stamatiou, Vassilis Psyrras and Andreas Christofides. They are very efficient, responsive and always solve problems creatively, with consideration to current commercial needs. I would highly recommend them and Elias Neocleous & Co LLC for any future legal issues’.

‘Mr Christoforou is an amazing commercial litigator. He is the most efficient and practical lawyer we have ever worked with in Cyprus. We have been working with him the last 2 years and we are incredibly satisfied with his performance and skills’.

‘We have worked with Chrysanthos Christoforou and Christiana Pyrkotou. They are both brilliant colleagues, with excellent instinct and a pragmatic approach to advocacy in cross-border disputes.’

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


Hellenic Bank Public Company Limited

DV01 Asset Management



Jordan Kuwait Bank

Prodea Investments Limited


Iron FX Global Limited


Tesco Bank

Gordian Holdings Limited

ACE European Group

Work highlights

  • Acting for a leading Forex company against persons falsely representing themselves as employees of the company in order to defraud investors out of millions of Euros.
  • Acting for the majority shareholders of a major international energy conglomerate, against various interests who are alleged to have unlawfully interfered in the clients business affairs causing the collapse of a major international merger transaction with damages to the client in the hundreds of millions of Euros.
  • Acting for an asset management company and administrator of a Greek Bank in proceedings before the Cyprus Courts seeking, inter alia, to annul and reverse a series of fraudulent transactions aimed at depriving the client from recovering a judgment debt.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC

Clients of Ioannides Demetriou LLC remark that they are ‘ always impressed by the firm’s professionalism’.  It provides the full range of civil and public/administrative litigation services for major local and international clients. It is renowned for its expertise in international and commercial litigation. The team frequently appears before the Tender Review Authority and the Committee for the Protection of Competition too and provides the full range of arbitration and ADR litigation services in disputes relating to both private and public-sector projects. Names to note include Pambos Ioannides; Andrew Demetriou and Christos Frakalas . Theo Demetriou ; Demetris Kronides  and recently promoted partners Savvas Yiordamlis  and Anna Christou  are all highly regarded. Clients appreciate that the group ‘provides a tailored approach with a focus on identifying the key issues at an early stage’.

Practice head(s):

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


‘Excellent listeners and amazing willingness to examine any concern of the client. They treat everything in strict confidentiality and always under a professional manner of the highest standard’.

‘The highly skilled staff always provide care and attention to our requests. They have a proven record of acting successfully in complex litigation cases with high profile and value. They are proactive advisors and always up to date with the latest news, updates, etc for the laws in force and court decisions’.

‘Mr. Pampos Ioannides, Mr. Andrew Demetriou  and Mr. Savvas Yiordamlis are the assets of the firm and their extensive knowledge and experience is valuable for us‘.

‘Andreas Demetriou, Pambos Ioannides, Chistos Frakalas and Theo Demetriou are the Partners and Associates I have collaborated with on a number of cases. The care they demonstrate for their clients as well as the honesty with which they contact their affairs makes one feel he is in good hands‘.

‘Mr Pambos Ioannides is a remarkable professional with an incredible depth of experience and intellect. He understands our business needs and provides high-quality practical and innovative advice’.

‘Demetris Kronides is highly professional, very hardworking and with great attention to details. He provides excellent client service. He is always available, very motivated and rigorous in his approach to every matter’.

‘The strengths of these lawyers, beyond their educational background and vast experience, is the personal attention they give to their clients with moderate billing giving value for money’.

Mr. Pambos Ioannides, Mr. Andrew Demetriou and Mr. Savvas Yiordamlis always provide excellent service. They are able to give instant advice on most matters and they are able to grasp quickly specialised issues and they are meticulous in detail’.

Key clients

Eversheds – Sutherland

Centaur Trust Group

Ait Mediterranean SA

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 Ltd

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Medcon Constructions Ltd

Eurobank Cyprus Ltd

Hellenic Bank Public Co Ltd

Paphos Sewerage Board

Rosinka Group

Work highlights

  • Acting for Nicos K. Shacolas, defendant in the retrial of a 1976 action before Nicosia District Court after having successfully defended the defendant at the first hearing in 1999-2002 (over 300 sittings). The retrial of the case (which is the oldest running case in Cyprus) took over 80 sittings between January 2019 and August 2020 and resulted in the rejection of the plaintiff’s claim in its entirety.
  • Acting in a very high-profile case concerning disputes and court proceedings on trusts/finance and corporate matters relating to properties mainly consisting of high value estate development in Moscow.
  • Representing Panicos Panayi before the Supreme Court (in its capacity as an Election Court), in an election petition filed by the client against the election process implemented in Cyprus for the parliamentary elections of 2021 for the District of Nicosia, on the grounds that the process implemented is contrary to the one prescribed by the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

The ‘very strong team’ at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC is co-led by Menelaos Kyprianou and Marina Hadjisoteriou. It is ‘capable of handling the most complex disputes and is one of the best offerings in Cyprus’ and combines ‘traditional advice with innovative solutions’. The firm has strong international affiliations too and focuses on high-value disputes, and is trusted by key insurance and banking institutions, in Cyprus and beyond, to handle a broad array of contentious issues and has a growing practice in the healthcare and transportation sectors. Christos Galanos focuses on commercial disputes and other areas including shareholder litigation. Senior associate Constantina Zantira has been involved in a number of cross-border cases recently and the team is ‘very diligent and pays attention to details’ while also being ‘creative in shaping dispute strategies’.

Other key lawyers:

Christos Galanos; Constantina Zantira; Eleana Poulladou; Andreas Lytras


‘What makes this team stand out is their consistency and thorough case investigation to achieve the best possible outcome. It has people with extensive experience in the field, competent training and modern technological equipment. The whole team is polite and deals with the assigned case accurately and consistently’. 

‘I had excellent cooperation with the excellent lawyer of the firm of Christos Galanos. From start to finish he was accurate, consistent and courteous. He informed me accurately and meticulously as many times as necessary, in order to properly handle the case that concerned us’.

‘Marina has a strong personality and can lead with her knowledge and experience. Eleana is highly motivated and fully aware of the laws and the legal system’.

‘Marina Hadjisoteriou is an experienced lawyer who is an expert on the law of fraud and asset tracing. She is my first port of call for any questions about Cypriot law. Her advice is robust and clear and she works extremely hard to meet clients’ objectives’.

‘We are working together on an extremely complex arbitration case across many jurisdictions, with many issues completely new to Cyprus practice and the team was incredibly innovative and efficient in finding solutions’.

‘Christos Galanos is an outstanding lawyer, very fast to respond, very diligent, communication is easy and solutions provided are elegant and effective’.

‘We have worked with Menelaos Kyprianou, Christos Galanos and Andreas Lytras. The service is perfect. The lawyers reply and report on a 24 hours basis. They react quickly and give proper advice continuously. The billing is reasonable, the people are friendly and the collaboration is remarkable.’

‘We have found Marina Hadjisoeriou to be consistently highly professional and punctual in all our dealings with her, as well as being very knowledgeable on the practicalities of proposed courses of action. Constantina Zantira – very targeted and sharp’.

Key clients

The Libra Group of Companies

Work highlights

  • Representing a well-known Polish real estate developer who is involved in a multi-jurisdictional dispute in relation to the ownership of a stunning and famous Tower in Warsaw, a building which worth EUR 500m and with related court actions in other jurisdictions.
  • Representing 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.
  • Instructed by a BVI company to act on their behalf in a shareholders’ dispute in relation to a Cypriot holding company that owns significant assets in Serbia.

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC fields a ‘very efficient and responsive’ team. Team heads are Stavros Pavlou, who is described as a ‘true master of strategic thinking’, and the ‘enormously experienced’, Chrysostomos Nicolaou . Clients come from various industry sectors and include public and private companies, multinational corporations, banks, financial institutions and entrepreneurs, as well as a host of individual clients from Cyprus and abroad. The team is adept at handing all forms of dispute resolution, including the arbitration and mediation of domestic and international disputes, and is home to Stella Louka Pavlou who excels in banking litigation. Eleana Christofi  has a broad range of expertise including advising on injunctive relief measures and shareholder disputes.  The team is also praised for its ‘amazing attention to detail’. Theodoros Symeonides is now a judge.

Practice head(s):

Stavros Pavlou; Chrysostomos Nicolaou

Other key lawyers:

Eleana Christofi; Stella Louka Pavlou


‘We would like to point out that the personal contribution/engagement of Mrs Stella Louka Pavlou is playing an essential role in managing overcoming and resolving numerous legal issues. Her more than 20 years’ experience and dedication but also the firm’s continuous support make it different from competitors’.

‘Stavros Pavlou definitely – one of the best litigators in the trade and probably the best in Cyprus. Quick reaction, always ready for new approaches to the problems, excellent legal skills and knowledge, extremely high moral principles’.

‘Chrysostomos Nicolaou – extremely experienced, efficient and knowledgeable litigator. Perfect in all the details and peculiarities of Cypriot judicial system. Also, of extremely high moral standards‘.

‘Stavros Pavlou is peerless and the best litigator on the island. He is top dog – book him before the other side get to him’.

‘Stavros Pavlou heads one of the leading firms in Cyprus and enjoys an immense reputation as a leading litigator in that region. Stavros is a lawyer of immense talent and expertise and is a renowned litigator at the very centre of Cypriot international litigation.’

‘We worked with Eleana Christofi, she seems to be extremely professional, always reply back on e-mail very quickly and was available for all additional questions that we had’.

‘The team has a unique combination of business knowledge, legal expertise, common sense and practical problem-solving skills, which are of paramount importance in dispute resolution’.

‘Stavros Pavlou is the ideal arbitrator; shrewd, knowledgeable, practical and efficient, irrespective of the amounts at stake’.

Key clients

Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd

Alpha Bank Greece

Bank of Cyprus PLC

Several HNWI

Several companies undergoing liquidations

Grant Thornton UK LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Lalive Law


Eterna Law

Beogradska Banka D.D.

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP

Work highlights

  • Representing a minority shareholder, seeking remedies and damages for the losses suffered by the company, in a derivative action against inter alia the majority shareholders, who conspired to defraud the company along with the investors of the project involving the construction and sale of a large shopping mall in Romania.
  • Representing the defendants, which include a leading international financial institution, in a $160m litigation relating to the alleged fraudulent way of enforcing securities (pledge agreements).
  • Representing a foreign citizen and a Cypriot company in a EUR45m dispute regarding the mandatory buyout of minority shareholders of one of the world’s largest producers of potash.

A.G Erotocritou LLC

Andreas Erotocritou  heads an ‘extremely responsive team’ at A.G Erotocritou LLC and is a renowned litigator who appears before the District Court and the Supreme Court of Cyprus, frequently acting in many high-value and complex cases; he is particularly skilled at acting in cross-border corporate/commercial disputes and asset recovery cases and has opined on matters of Cyprus law in international arbitrations and court proceedings which are pending before foreign courts. Andreas Koualis handles many complex corporate insolvencies and restructurings and is recommended for his advice on injunctive reliefs.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Erotocritou

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Koualis


‘Quality results and excellent response time. Personal attention from seniors in the firm’.

‘The team was very cooperative and very willing to assist in the matter. The team was very knowledgeable with an extensive experience in the subject. The team was able to provide a high-level service to its clients’.

‘The team consists of individuals who have high level qualifications and experience in the field. Individuals were thoughtful and eager to assist with any issues’.

‘An experienced law firm that can be trusted with the most difficult dispute. We always rely on their opinion when choosing a process strategy, because we know that the most effective solution will be offered. Andreas Erotocritou – a brilliant lawyer! He can solve the difficult problems and win a case’.

‘The A.G. Erotocritou LLC team is very motivated and focused. The lawyers have an eye for detail and never lose sight of the overall picture. They handle the cases very well and they really know their trade’.

‘Andreas Erotocritou is a very skilled and knowledgeable lawyer. No matter the complexity of the issue, he can always give you an answer. He is doing a great job’.

‘Andreas Erotocritou is one of the best litigators I have ever worked with and one of the most efficient and innovative individuals. Andreas has an outstanding reputation, he is always ethical and acts in accordance with the highest professional standards. He is always closely involved in cases and is a brilliant mind in setting the right strategy for the case’.

‘They are an excellent firm which understands that clients require delivery and then provides that delivery on a cost effective basis. Our go to firm in Cyprus’. 

Key clients

Primetel PLC (Cyprus)

Nostira Renewable Energy (Mediterranean Region)

Grecian Group

KPMG (Cyprus)

Cyprus Shipping Association

Fluence Corporation (Israel)

Tatiana Akhmedova

Alter Domus

Quantum Pacific Group (Global)

RCB (Cyprus)


Orphanos Group

Pandomus Group



Wojnar / FA Foodart

Work highlights

  • Instructed to represent one of the leading developers of renewable energy projects in the Mediterranean, in relation to a high-profile, EUR 400m dispute, which spans across various jurisdictions -the firm successfully opposed interim freezing injunctions of the same value that had been issued on an ex-parte basis.
  • Advising 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.
  • Advising one of the largest international banks in various asset tracing exercises, including the coordination of a global exercise to locate assets belonging to a group worth over $200m.

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC

The team at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC is ‘highly knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to legal proceedings in Cyprus. Tasos Coucounis heads the practice which continues to be retained by numerous UK law firms to provide expert opinions and reports on Cypriot law. These cases cover a broad range of matters, from personal injury/package holiday claims through to extradition proceedings or reports on conditions in Cypriot prisons. Alexandros Coucounis  is another seasoned practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Tasos Coucounis

Other key lawyers:

Alexandros Coucounis


Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC has a very strong team well educated and experienced in their field. Available at any time to contact and communicate. They use technology that makes everyone’s life easy‘.

‘A real interest in law. Specialisation in dispute resolution practice. Attention to detail. Provide solutions and options’.

‘Tasos Coucounis is an excellent and a very professional lawyer’.

‘I have worked with Alexandros Coucounis and he is my first point of contact for anything in Cyprus. He is very responsive’.

‘Alexandros Coucounis is very knowledgeable and a great communicator‘.

‘Alexandros Coucounis is the partner we work with most often. I appreciate his genuine approach and honest advice. He is not interested in billing more hours, rather getting a better outcome’.

‘Mr Tasos Coucounis over the whole period. He has been professional, reliable, robust when appropriate and available when needed. Now that we have had the Court’s decision in our favour his advice over a decade has proven to be correct and fair and professional’.

The Team has a highly professional approach in dealing with their clients, has extensive expertise in the area of dispute resolution and they are extremely diligent when proposing alternative options for handling cases’.

Key clients

EasyGroup Ltd

London Borough of Enfield

Deputy Ministry of Tourism of Cyprus

General Attorney of the Republic

Larnaca Sewerage and Drainage Board

Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited

Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd

Themis Portfolio Management Holdings Limited

Gordian Holdings Limited

APS Debt Servicing Cyprus Ltd

Gordian Servicing Ltd

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

Altamira Asset Management (Cyprus) Ltd

Cyprus Company of Management of Property Assets Ltd  (KEDIPES)

B2Kapital Cyprus Ltd

Provident Fund of Pilots and Flying Mechanics of Cyprus Airways Ltd



Seymour Emporio Ltd

Rainelle Limited






Work highlights

  • Retained over many decades by the Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited in numerous banking litigation cases.
  • Retained over many decades by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism of Cyprus (formerly Cyprus Tourist Organization) to prosecute and represent the Ministry in many civil and criminal cases.
  • Advice to APS DEBT SERVICING CYPRUS LIMITED has been instrumental in its commercial decisions on debt to asset swap transactions, repossessions of immovable property and statutory tenancy issues pertaining to acquisition of several commercial properties in Cyprus.

Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC

The ‘high quality team of knowledgeable, experienced and articulate litigators’ at Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC is headed by Gaston HadjianastassiouKypros Ioannides  and Costas Philippou. The team advises on a wide range of disputes from criminal and administrative cases to intellectual property, environmental and employment matters. The ‘dynamic, responsive and competent’ group also advises on a range of contentious tax, competition and public procurement matters, and is recommended for its work on arbitration matters.

Practice head(s):

Gaston Hadjianastassiou; Kypros Ioannides; Costas Philippou


‘The Deloitte Legal team is one of the very few ones in the Cyprus legal scene that operates truly as a team with continuity of service, consistent quality and service delivery standard as well as the provision of varied specialised capabilities’.

‘Kypros Ioannides in particular, I consider him one of the top professionals in Cyprus, extremely knowledgeable with solid judgement and highest integrity. His analysis of any situation and relevant advice are always to the point in either simple or complicated situations’.

‘The team is truly a team – and immensely professional. From the top down, everyone is knowledgeable, responsive, attentive to detail, and collegial’.

‘Kypros Ioannides stands out not only for his substantive expertise, but also for his ability to distil complex concepts, his attention to every practical angle, his effective team management skills, and his clear and persuasive advocacy’.

‘Kypros is excellent- very responsive and provides clear advice.’

‘With the Team in question, all the individuals with whom we have collaborated demonstrated competence, devotion, and zeal. More specifically, Mr. Gaston Hadjianastassiou and Mr. Costas Philippou, certainly fit the preceding assessment. Mr. Kypros Ioannides not only also adheres to the preceding,  but is a rare mixture of professional expertise and personal charisma’.

‘Kypros Ioannides, a highly regarded and efficient lawyer, capable of working effectively on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters’.

‘A strong partner-led team which works well with other firms. Gaston H is knowledgeable an approachable’.

Key clients

Abacus Limited


Alpha Television Cyprus Limited

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer (UK) LLP

Astarti Development Plc

A. Panayides Contracting Limited

Aqua Sol Hotels Public Company Limited

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

Chrigesa Constructions & Developments Limited

Christodoulides Bros Ltd

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

CSC Group Ltd|(holding company of CSC24Seven.Com Limited an electronic money institution licensed by the Central Bank of Cyprus and is also the holding company of CSC Bank Lebanon)

Cyproman Services Ltd

Deloitte Limited

Demstar Automotive Limited

Elekta EPE

Farmakas Beton Ltd

Fissentzides Architects Studio Ltd

Fereos Limited

Forum Private School

Galatariotis Brothers Limited

GPA Vision Drive Ltd

GQS Services Limited

Holy Metropolis of Kyrenia

HLB Cyprus Ltd

HSB Engineering Insurance Ltd

IQ-EQ (Cyprus) Limited (previously known as First Names Group)

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

Latomia Pharmakas Dimosia Etaireia Ltd

Lois Builders Limited

National Bank of Greece (Cyprus) Ltd

New Nissan Cyprus Limited

Nice Day Developments Limited

Penalteez Limited

Pharmacas Beton Ltd

Phoenicia Fereos Cyprus Limited

Savvas C. Charalambous Advisers Ltd

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

Skroutz AE

Stanleybet Group

Sunwing Hotels (Cyprus) Limited

Trade Capital Markets (TCM) Ltd

Vice Vertriebs GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising and representing one the largest sportswear manufacturers and brands in the world, in the context of proceedings before the District Court of Limassol for the recognition, registration and enforcement in Cyprus of an order issued by Greek Courts, with an underlying value of €22m.
  • Advising and defending a large accounting and advisory organisation in the context of Norwich Pharmacal disclosure proceedings, the underlying value of which is in excess of €757.5m.
  • Providing expert legal evidence on Cypriot law at the request of an EU government the context of an international arbitration under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC fields a strong local litigation team which is headed by Andri Mitsigga. The excellent international litigation department is led by Romanos Loizides and home to the highly recommended George Georgiou. The busy group advises on all aspects of disputes from employment and pension litigation to banking and compliance litigation. Other core areas of expertise include advising on judicial reviews and tax disputes, as well as multi-jurisdictional cases handled in co-operation with leading foreign law firms.  It frequently acts in major shareholder disputes, commercial fraud cases and the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards/judgements.

Practice head(s):

George Z. Georgiou; Andri S. Mitsigga; Romanos Loizides

Other key lawyers:

Natasa Zervou; Constantinos Pashiardis


‘The team is ALWAYS available almost 24/7. They communicate between themselves and come up with appropriate proposals They take care to control time and billings in clients’ favour. They are relevant and up to date’.

‘Our contact partner is Ms Natasa Zervou who make us and people we refer to them as part of the family!’.

‘Clear, sophisticated, well thought through advice with excellent response times and a real team player mentality’.

‘George Georgiou is stand out. Experience resonates throughout his advice’.

‘Constantinos Pashiardis and Romanos Loizides are strong members of the team that have full command of the legal and strategic issues’.

‘The practice is young, dynamic and progressive. I like the fact that they work on my case in a team, either permanent or ad-hoc’.

‘Andri Mitsigga is an excellent litigator, very thorough at her work. Romanos Loizides is smart and practical. They are easily accessible’.

‘They work as a team complimenting each other’s strengths. That means that they are all always informed on the case‘.

Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC

Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC has a proven track record in acting for high-profile local and international clients on a range of complex disputes. The team continues to be active in arbitration matters and receives a steady flow of instructions from some international law firms. Key areas of focus include asset tracing and recovery proceedings, as well as advising on multi-jurisdictional and shareholder disputes.  Kyriacos Scordis and Constantinos Adamides are well-regarded, while Alexandros Gavrielides is also sought after for his work on multi-jurisdictional disputes. Christos ScordisPenelope Papapetrou  and Andreas Michaelides  are all recommended.

Practice head(s):

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


‘A very qualified team of specialists who are always promptly in touch. All modern means of communication are effectively used.’

‘I would like to note that Constantinos Adamides carries out complex business communications at the highest professional level in compliance with all legal procedures’.

‘Very strong client-centric approach coupled with excellent legal skills and extensive international network. Clients have access to a large legal firm with all associated benefits (wide pool of legal resources, cross-border advice etc) but at the same time have a client dedicated partner and legal team normally provided by smaller legal firms’.

‘Kyriacos Scordis- strategic thinking, very strong dispute resolution skills, persuasive communicator’.

‘Constantinos Adamides- excellent legal/technical skills, extensive dispute resolution experience, meticulous attention to detail’.

‘The team promptly responds to client requests and always stays in touch, strictly meets the deadlines. The team is very experienced, committed and flexible. The team’s dedication to the project is excellent’.

‘Constantinos Adamides can offer an unconventional approach; he is great negotiator. Always takes into account the wishes of the client and the specifics of projects, which allows you to solve complex problems effectively and on time. Alexandros Gavrielides is-excellent lawyer!’.

‘They understand the Cypriot Court system and are able to deploy it to their client’s advantage. Constantinos Adamides is an experienced practitioner who fights his client’s corner hard and works the system well’.

Key clients

Gramercy Funds Management LLC

PJSC National Bank Trust

Hellenic Bank

NewCytech Business Solutions Limited

Logicom Solutions Limited

Altas Pantou Co Limited

Alexander Filippovich Shchukin

MN Larnaca Desalination Co Ltd, MN Limassol Water Co. Ltd

Bank of Cyprus

Joint Stock Company Commercial Bank “PRIVATBANK”

Dmitry Tsvetkov and Elsina Khayrova

Charalambides Christis Limited

Demetra Holdings PLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Alexander Filippovich Shchukin (now deceased) and some of his heirs in highly complex €260m dispute concerning damages claim for the loss of proprietary interest in Russian coal mines in the context of which a worldwide freezing injunction accompanied by ancillary disclosure orders were secured in favour of its client.
  • Representing 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.
  • Acting for Joint Stock Company Commercial Bank “PRIVATBANK”, in a highly complex claim for damages and other relief for losses suffered by the bank.

Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C

The ‘creative, skilled and extremely professional’ team at Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C is highly regarded for its work on interim orders, including freezing injunctions, receiverships and Norwich Pharmacal orders; it has also been busy advising on matters relating to the recognition, enforcement and the registration of foreign awards too.  The group is well-regarded for its skill at handling large multi-jurisdictional disputes for clients that include well-known individuals, businessmen and companies worldwide and is headed by Soteris Pittas, who is described as a ‘creative lawyer with a ‘can-do’ attitude’. At associate level Kyriakos Pittas also plays an important role in the department.

Practice head(s):

Soteris Pittas

Other key lawyers:

Kyriakos Pittas


‘Soteris Pittas & Co is the most result oriented law firm in Cyprus with respect to dispute resolution. Its lawyers always aim to achieve result as soon as possible with lowest possible costs’.

‘Soteris Pittas himself is a managing partner who works on his clients matters everyday. He is not just a clients-relations manager but an outstanding lawyer’.

‘The team is one of the best in Cyprus to work on urgent interim applications to Cypriot courts. Soteris Pittas is an excellent disputes lawyer. He is very responsive and efficient’.

‘Mr Soteris Pittas himself is the brightest star! He is a brilliant litigator, very experienced, eloquent and convincing. He is the one who could prevent his clients from making mistakes by expressing his objections explicitly and very emotionally’.

‘Soteris made himself available and his advice and view of the case were extremely helpful and to the point. The result was very good as the opposing party withdrew its claim’.

‘Soteris Pittas is very experienced litigator, who provided excellent practical advice’.

‘Mr Soteris Pittas is an outstanding lawyer who is well experienced in legal matters related to different industries’.

‘Both Soteris Pittas and Kyriakos Pittas, with whom we have worked, are outstanding litigators. They provide comprehensive advice to the client, making it perfectly understandable.

Key clients


RCB Bank

Rodovid Bank

Engarde, Ukraine

EDT Offshore

Kennedys Law LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, London

Steptoe & Johnson LLP (London)

Field Fisher LLP

PCB Litigation LLP

Reed Smith (Athens)

AquaSol Hotels Group

Work highlights

  • Acting for Russian National Bank TRUST (“NBT”) in various insolvency proceedings of Cypriot entities against which NBT has claims for recovery of approx. $ 500m.
  • Successfully represented the client (foreign insurance companies) in an insurance subrogated claim filed against the Cypriot government for the recovery of insurance sums.
  • 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 Euro 250m.

AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC

Angelos Paphitis heads a strong team at AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC which handles a wide range of complex cases, including tax issues, corporate/commercial disputes, in addition to advising on regulatory violations and intellectual property breaches. The team works with many large private, semi-public and public organisations and institutions in Cyprus and overseas, and has been busy advising on many significant injunctions and interim orders. Eve Karaviotou has left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Angelos Paphitis

Other key lawyers:

Christos Kastanias


‘I have worked with Angelos Paphitis himself and he is always a competent litigator.’

‘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 AGP is handling it perfectly in all aspects. It is our pleasure to be working with such firm and team, and to have them by our side.’

‘Angelos Paphitis – we can always can rely on as he is an excellent litigator as well as professional. I have also worked with Christos Kastanias a senior associate of the firm, with great experience and client approach. The aforesaid team is truly doing a great job for us, and their strategy has so far proven to be the correct one.’

Key clients


The Mall of Cyprus (MC) Plc

Raycroft Ltd

Heritage Private School

Mayzus Group

Weezzo LTD

Bulcom Ltd

KPM Group

Bank of Cyprus

Hellenic Bank

Alpha Bank


Metarus Group

Electricity Authority of Cyprus

Vardags Solicitors



Work highlights

  • Succeeded in obtaining a judgment by consent, in favour of its clients, in a group action of 53 claimants (its clients) against a Cypriot Investment Firm (a Forex & Market Maker broker whose license has been suspended and later withdrawn by CySEC) and its foreign shareholder.
  • Advised Intelisoft CY, one of the largest tech companies in Cyprus, on a dispute arising from an employee of the company stealing intellectual property for personal gain.
  • Advised Dr. Ar.Z. regarding the initiation of proceedings against his business partner for potential wrongdoing.


Spearheaded by Alexandros Tsirides and Photini Tsirides, the team at COSTAS TSIRIDES & CO LLC enjoys a solid reputation for its work with local businesses, municipalities, semi-governmental organisations and international companies on various high-value cases. The group is a reputed name for its work on interim orders and is sought after for its work on cases involving civil fraud and arbitration. Clients praise the ‘responsiveness, the expertise and the number of lawyers that have a variety of knowledge of complex matters’.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Tsirides; Photini Tsirides


‘The team is great, very knowledgeable, with significant experience. Very prompt, professional, available around the clock. Their fees are very competitive for the market’.

‘Alexandros Tsirides is creating precedents. He is an amazing litigator, he knows all important caselaw by heart, he knows when to suggest to the client to settle and when to pursue a claim. At the same time, he is exceptionally honest, friendly and professional’.

‘People are knowledgeable, professional and billing is reasonable. Alexandros Tsirides is professional, excellent knowledge of the subject, good communication skills’.

‘This team is unique and well respected because of its expertise in Cypriot law and disputes – they are definitely the best experts you can find, and you will always have not only the legal advice but also a proposed legal solution of the problem. Competence and huge practical experience in everything!’.

‘Alexandros Tsirides – the best disputes lawyer in Cyprus! Your case is in good hands if Alexandros is dealing with it’.

‘A very well-organised firm, with experienced and professional attorneys. They are creating long term relationships with their clients. They always fight to get the best settlement for you. Very good communication with client. Excellent ability to present your case, Overall, excellent service and outstanding work’.

‘Alexandros is an excellent attorney. He responds in an extremely timely matter. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy. He will get the best results for his clients! He will provide his clients with sound, clear, and practical legal advice on various issue’.

‘Alexandros Tsirides is the dispute resolution partner I work with. He is very efficient, provides high quality, distilled, clear advice in a way that I, as a client, can easily understand and apply. No nonsense, honest and objective’. 

Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C.

The ‘very responsive’ team at Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C.  ‘makes itself available at all times’ and provides ‘straightforward advice’. It is led by Michael K. Philippou ; Marios Panayides  and Andreas Haviaras and handles a range of general civil, banking, criminal, corporate and commercial disputes. It has considerable strength in the insurance sector and frequently represents local and foreign companies in various sectors such as advertising and real estate.

Practice head(s):

Michael K Philippou; Marios Panayides; Andreas Haviaras


‘H&P has a medium sized dispute resolution practice. Their team is highly efficient and effective, especially when acting for claimants. Andreas Haviaras has extensive experience and is well respected among peers. He has the ability to focus on the material issues. His team is also very effective and efficient’.

‘Highly professional. In depth knowledge. On time providing services. Easily accessible/reachable. Very good litigation practice … one of the best in Cyprus’.

‘Andreas Haviaras – excellent and very efficient/practical litigator’.

‘Knowledge on the case. Excellent experience in corporate and maritime disputes – real forensic and investigatory minds’.

‘Andreas Haviaras stands out as an individual who sincerely seeks to understand the goals of clients and will adopt strategies to meet their aims’.

‘I have worked mostly with Andreas Haviaras who is very good and commercial’.

‘The team excels in the manner they attend the needs of the clients. They pay specific attention to the case and explain in detail any queries. They appreciate that time is valuable to professional clients and make sure that the professional clients attend the procedures when necessary and when required’.

‘Individuals that attend the client legal affairs ensure that they have personal knowledge for the client and at the same time provide a truthful and credible feedback so that clients take the correct legal decisions. Most importantly they indicate the chances of success/failure and feedback provided constantly’.

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


Kendriki insurance company (CENTRAL INSURANCE CO LTD


Fintailor investments

ELEA estates

Audit Pro LTD




Work highlights

  • Obtained a freezing order of the nature of a mareva injunction for euor7m in order to prevent the defendants from alienating any property which was equivalent of the damages claimed by the plaintiff based on the decisions issued from the Greek Courts.
  • Obtained a difficult freezing order for euro8m for the benefit of a minority shareholder in the context of proceedings of a derivative action.
  • Filed a lawsuit and an application for an interim order to secure the movable and immovable property of 13 defendants, equivalent to 24 million euros, which is the amount of the claim.


STELIOS AMERICANOS & CO LLC is home to a thriving practice which handles many complex banking and security enforcement claims, and is also skilled at advising on various pre-emptive remedies such as discovery and asset tracing measures. The practice that is led by Stelios Americanos Soteris Costa  and Akis Koumas; it also excels in advising on winding up and liquidation proceedings, as well as advising on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards. Another core area of focus is handling corporate and shareholder disputes.

Practice head(s):

Stelios Americanos; Soteris Costa; Akis Koumas


‘The team is proactive, taking an initiative when it is appropriate’.

‘Working mainly with Soteris Costa, who is a very smart and reliable person, and easy to deal with’.

Key clients

SAG Automobile Group LLC


Nicosia Mall and others

Aglantzia Municipal


Rinsoco Trading Ltd


University of Nicosia

Focus Expectation

Awendale Resources Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised and assisted the Municipality of Aglantzia regarding a petition challenging the Local Government Reform Law which changed the entire local government structure.
  • Acting on behalf of ALTAMIRA Asset Management (Cyprus) Ltd, which is one of the biggest administrators of bad loans granted by the former cooperative bank – the firm has been entrusted to promote and prosecute many cases involving the collection of debts as well as the enforcement of existing mortgages and other securities.

Harris Kyriakides

Harris Kyriakides acts for a broad spectrum of clients from various sectors, with particular strength in the corporate and financial services industries, and also has considerable experience in advising on freezing injunctions and other interim and financial measures. Michael Kyriakides  and Phivos Zomenis  are among the key members of the department along with Nicolas Kyriakides , Chariklia Theodoulou Constantina Hadjianastasi  and Eleni Neoptolemou. Niki Liassides  is also a noteworthy new name.

Practice head(s):

Michael Kyriakides; Phivos Zomenis; Nicolas Kyriakides; Charikleia Theodoulou; Constantina Hadjianastasi; Niki Liassides; Eleni Neoptolemou


‘The Dispute Resolution team at Harris Kyriakides is very strong, efficient and client-friendly. The team is very good at commercial and corporate litigation’.

‘Michael Kyriakides is an extremely efficient lawyer who delivers strategic advice, deeply understands the client needs, is creative and helpful’.

‘Phivos Zomenis is a very talented litigator who concentrates on results and client needs’.

Key clients

Gordian Real Estate Fund



Hellenic Alico Insurance

Pancyprian Insurance

Ethniki Insurance (Cyprus) Ltd

Minerva Insurance Company Public Ltd

General Insurance of Cyprus Ltd

AGS Agrotrading Group


Petrolina(Holdings) Public Ltd

Primetel PLC

Zemco Construction

Iacovou Construction

PPT Aviation

Cyprus Airports F&B

N. Pirilides & Associates LLC

Neofytos Pirilides and Kyriakos Karatsis lead an excellent team of commercial disputes lawyers at N. Pirilides & Associates LLC which frequently advises on cross-border cases and international arbitration. Areas of expertise include advising on fraud cases and injunctions, as well as shareholder disputes, and is also experienced in advising on insolvency matters and the registration and enforcement of foreign judgments. In addition, the team has been busy advising on numerous contractual disputes, as well as construction and infrastructure cases.

Practice head(s):

Neofytos Pirilides; Kyriakos Karatsis

Other key lawyers:

Antonia Argyrou


‘The team is highly professional, enthusiastic, efficient and willing to assist’.

‘The Team of N. Pirilides & Associates LLC consists of gifted and creative consultants who consistently deliver high quality services. Their energy and enthusiasm for services is endless and they always ensure a solution focus and expertly designed outcome. The team is reliable, flexible and a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them’.

‘Mr. Kyriakos Karatsis has represented our company in a wide variety of legal matters and he consistently stayed ahead of the ever-changing legal landscape. I would highly recommend Mr. Kyriakos Kratsis as an excellent attorney and zealous yet practical advocate that a modern business requires’.

‘The team led by Mr Pirilides is our choice No. 1 for any litigation in Cyprus. We have seen and continue to observe their remarkable performance in obtaining or challenging interim measures. They are very quick to determine an effective litigation strategy’.

‘Mr Pirilides has a wealth of experience making him a reliable and outstanding strategist. Mr Karatsis is a diligent litigator’.

‘N.Pirilides was extremely prompt in answering my emails and taking action, very clear in their pricing/terms and generally very professional. The advice given was also very commercial and resulted in a successful outcome for our client’.

‘Antonia Argyrou was commercial, pro-active and responsive. A pleasure to work with.’

‘The level of professionalism and comfort they provide, together with their success rate is the basis of their own success. They are always extremely friendly and efficient whereas the firm actively encourages their staff to always preform their duties diligently’.

Key clients

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

RCB Bank Ltd

C.M.S. Froutopia Ltd

Larina Estates Ltd

Costas Papaioannou

Commercial General Insurance Ltd

House & Garden Ltd

Work highlights

  • Represented a high-net worth Ukrainian individual and minority shareholder in a Cypriot company, in a €17m derivative claim linked to the breach of the company’s Articles of Association by the rest of its shareholders, and the oppression of the minority shareholders.
  • Defending an Ukrainian national and ex-director in a Cypriot company, in major $200m dispute currently pending before the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
  • Providing an expert legal opinion on the matter of interim injunctions in Cyprus, in the context of a €436m fraud claim in the High Court of Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the BVI.


The well-established practice at PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM advises on a broad spectrum of disputes spanning local and international commercial litigation as well as injunctions and interim relief measures. It also frequently advises on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in addition to providing mediation services. The group covers administrative law and tort law too and is headed by Despo Andreou; Demetris Vakis and Nota Pelekanou.

Practice head(s):

Despo Andreou; Demetris Vakis; Nota Pelekanou


‘People and collaboration. Professional staff’.

‘What I appreciate the most is their immediate efficient care of urgent litigation issues, as well as their permanent and quite transparent monitoring of long term commercial litigation cases’.

‘Demetris Vakis is particularly distinguished for the realistic and pragmatic approach to cases’.

‘Collaboration between the team to achieve the desired goal – team players. Punctual -very good knowledge of Cyprus law -polite / well mannered’.

‘The knowledge structure of members of staff ensure that all areas of law are covered accordingly. Wherever possible technology is implemented to ensure operational efficiency and knowledge availability’

‘Despo Andreou -a highly skilled lawyer who has many years’ experience in dispute resolution. Her partners and associates ensure that all knowledge and legal requirements are addressed accordingly.’

Work highlights

  • Acting in litigation initiated on behalf of the bank as well as defending the bank, involving loans immovable and movable property as well as other interim procedures.
  • Advising on litigation initiated on behalf of the company as well as defending the company, which specialises in the management of assets and non-performing loans.
  • Advising on litigation initiated against its client before the administrative court for matters relating to the client’s regulation of violations in the broadcasting sector.

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC handles a broad spread of matters, from regulatory disputes through to advising domestic and international corporate and financial institutions on resolving disputes through mediation. Athos Demetriou is a key member of the department, while George Ktorides is another primary contact who advises several prominent Cyprus investment firms and also advises on GDPR compliance.

Practice head(s):

Athos Demetriou; George Ktorides


‘We distinguish Athos Demetriou Associates LLC for the level of expertise in complex dispute resolution matters, the depth of knowledge in an ever-shifting landscape and their pragmatic, hands-on approach when dealing with various different matters’.

‘Our first point of contact is George Ktorides. He is an intelligent and extremely knowledgeable lawyer, who is very punctual and always prompt in his responses. George’s analytical skills bring about the provision of practical advice with a commercial focus’.

‘The team is diverse, hardworking, focused, coordinated and can cover the needs of clients efficiently and effectively. They are focused on providing top notch advice at very reasonable prices making their work real value for money’.

‘The individuals in this firm possess unique and diverse expertise in the area of dispute resolution. Athos Demetriou, the founding and managing partner has been working in this area for a great number of years and this reflects in the legal advice he provides’.

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

Forex TB 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

Work highlights

  • Represented Resen Establishment Ltd, a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, before the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) concerning a 10m contractual interpretation dispute.
  • Instructed by K. Treppides & Co Ltd to initiate and defend 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 advise on 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 busy practice at Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC continues to advise on a range of international and complex commercial disputes, as well as fraud claims, injunctions and interim relief matters. With Agis Georgiades and Fofo Georgiadou  at the helm, the group also regularly deals with the enforcement of foreign judgments and awards in addition to international arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Agis Georgiades; Fofo Georgiadou


‘Very responsive, knowledgeable and professional. Pleasure to work with’.

‘Agis Georgiades is our primary contact. We have worked with many Cypriot lawyers, but Agis is really different in terms of speed of reaction to client’s requests and understanding of business realities in FSU and CEE countries’.

‘They have the best dispute resolution team in Cyprus. They like and are able to fight. We appreciate the drive to succeed and their vast experience’.

‘We work with Agis Georgiades. He is a very experienced litigator and arbitrator. He is also very well-known abroad’.

‘Responsive. On time. Precise. No empty promises’.

‘Agis Georgiades. Born litigator. Always on target’.

E & G Economides LLC

The dynamic team at E & G Economides LLC is headed by Klearchos Christofi  and handles numerous contentious matters across various practice areas including civil, commercial and criminal cases. The group also has experience in corporate restructuring and white-collar fraud cases. George Economides is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Klearchos Christofi

Other key lawyers:

George Economides; Konstantinos Ermogenides


‘I have been dealing with Mr Ermogenides on a litigation matter for a mutual client and have found him to be very professional and knowledgeable.’

‘E & G Economides has developed a strong team with expertise in many fields around the dispute resolution spectrum. The team is very responsive with a real “client care “attitude. I think what makes them stand out is their commitment and reliability. The team is always supportive and quick in providing answers to follow-up questions’.

‘Klearchos Christofi is heading the department, he is always open for further discussion and his analysis of domestic and international legislation is excellent, thus his ability to simplifying and explaining to clients, complex litigation proceedings issue with ease’.

Key clients

Bank of Cyprus PLC

Totalserve Management Ltd

Placberg Investments Ltd

Vadim Ryckov

Marek Sapolinski

Anemi Trustees Ltd

Healys LLC

Work highlights

  • Assisted and represented its client in the legal procedures for the reimbursement of losses in relation to a complex dispute against a brokerage firm.
  • Advised its client in relation to a potential litigation matter.
  • Continuously being instructed by the Bank of Cyprus PLC in relation to individuals and institutional debtors.


GIORGOS LANDAS LLC acts for a wide range of local and international clients from various sectors, including public and private companies as well as entrepreneurs and banks. It is well-placed to advise on all aspects of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, and has particular strength in family law matters, as well as personal injury cases and debt collection/security enforcement cases. Giorgos Landas and Elias Agathokleous  jointly head the department.

Practice head(s):

Giorgos Landa; Elias Agathokleous


‘The team is approachable and good listeners. They will deal on a case by case basis’.

‘The people there and especially Giorgos Landa is not driven by revenue generation or leading cases to court. They deal on how the client can resolve the case more effectively’.

‘People and collaboration. Professional staff and owner’.

‘Knowledge. Good communication practices. Experience – good track record on court decisions. Strong human relationship skills’.

Key clients

Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited

Fenix Properties Ltd

L.VDS Property Development Ltd

Themis Portfolio Management Holdings Ltd

Sergei Bykov

S.B.S. SHIPPING (Cyprus) Ltd

D.T.A. Athanasiou Constructions Ltd

Earthlight Park Ltd


Nicolas Michaelides

Work highlights

  • Acting as legal consultants to a foreign interest company which, among other, deals with foreign exchange services and among the top 3 best companies of its kind in Cyprus.
  • Appointed by the BANK OF CYPRUS, the largest credit institution in Cyprus to handle the management of overdue loans.
  • Advised an individual on complicated family law disputes.

Karamanolis & Karamanolis LLC

Yiannis Karamanolis heads the department at Karamanolis & Karamanolis LLC which is praised for its ‘exceptional quality of legal services’. The team has substantial experience in a wide range of contentious matters, such as commercial fraud and cross-border asset recovery, and also excels in advising on the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, winding up applications and trust disputes. Andreas Karamanolis  is highly regarded.

Practice head(s):

Yiannis Karamanolis

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Karamanolis


‘Extremely attentive and knowledgeable manpower, whilst maintaining personal approach. Proactiveness, thorough explanation of facts, procedures and possible solutions, being solution-driven, eye for detail, Yiannis Karamanolis, Andreas Karamanolis‘.

‘What makes this practice unique is that the partners of the firm are extremely knowledgeable and very well respected in the field of commercial litigation. They are very responsive, very professional and I feel that they devote a lot of hours in my case and even take the cases of their clients personally’.

‘Yiannis Karamanolis has proved that he is capable to provide solutions to complex legal situations and his strong legal knowledge provide the safety each client strives for’.

‘Yiannis Karamanolis is a star in his field. Both Yiannis and Andreas have the confidence and knowledge to guide their clients through the toughest of disputes always with an aim to achieving the best result for their clients’.

‘What I like about Andreas is his honesty and simplicity of approach. He is always available, very professional, calm and realistic in the expectations he creates. He takes the time to explain the cases in terms I can understand, listens to my concerns and always delivers what he promises’.

‘Yiannis Karamanolis and Andreas Karamanolis stand out and are valued by our company because they are experts in the field of commercial and corporate litigation, they are excellent tacticians, very transparent and they make us feel that our interests are always safeguarded and very important for them’.

‘Yiannis Karamanolis is an exceptional lawyer and an honest and committed individual who provides clear and practical advice to his clients. His expertise in commercial law is unmatched but he also has clear understanding of the business side of the dispute’.

Andreas Karamanolis is an outstanding lawyer and a gifted litigator‘.

Key clients

Ancoria Investments PLC

The Sievert Larsson Scholarship Foundation

Pafos Public Transport Ltd

Nemet Zoltan Ugyvedi Iroda

Aviaam Leasing PLC

Tsolias Coral Bay Hotels Ltd

Municipality of Agios Theodoros

Avantway Properties Ltd

Timlin Investments Ltd

Mersina Properties Ltd

Efthyvoulos Paraskevaides

G. Paraskevaides (1966) Ltd

Cosmo Developers Ltd

Archimides & Pavlos Paraskevaides Ltd

Sandy Kitium Company Ltd

A.A.M. & C. Limited

Wealth Elevate

AIA Agric Ltd


K. Loizou Fresh Vegetables Cyprus Ltd

Mann Vergan

Ruslan Travel Ltd

Dario Advertising Ltd

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

G&M Energy Management Ltd

Group of ex-Brigadier Generals of the Army Forces

Group of Lawyers of the Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus

Work highlights

  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in the context of interim freezing and disclosure order proceedings initiated by a creditor and potential investor. The claimants filed an appeal which is currently pending before the Supreme Court of Cyprus.
  • Advises and represents one of the most famous Swiss luxury jewellery brands, with worldwide presence, in a dispute related to their distribution and franchise agreement with their previous local distributors as well as in relation to a breach of their intellectual property rights and trespass to goods by their previous local distributors.
  • Represents and provides advice to a group of shareholders of a Cypriot company active in the technology and energy sector, in relation to the removal of the current directors, the enforcement of deadlock provisions and the enforcement of buy-out provisions, contained in a shareholders’ agreement.


A core area of expertise at KINANIS LLC is advising on shareholder rights and corporate governance issues. The team is frequently engaged by major banks and firms across sectors such as healthcare, technology consulting and real estate. The offering is ably led by Christos Kinanis and Costas Apokides and also frequently advises on administrative and tax disputes as well as an array of contentious employment matters. Andrianna Solomonides has left the firm and has been appointed as a district court judge.

Practice head(s):

Christos Kinanis; Costas Apokides


‘Effective team work, collaboration between all the participants during the meeting –Christos Kinanis’.

‘Unlike other law firms, Kinanis LLC makes its clients feel like they are top priority. The team that handled my case involved partners and senior associates and I had a direct access to each one of them’.

‘They were very patient and communicative at all times, involving me in every step of the process. They were thorough, diligent, reliable, professional and very efficient’.

‘Christos Kinanis and Costas Apokides are the individuals that handled my case. They were diligent, thorough, professional and exceptionally efficient both in terms of delivering the legal work but also in terms of communication regarding the management of the case’.

‘I’m especially grateful to Christos Kinanis for spending a considerable amount of his time to explain the law on corporate matters, outline in clear language the steps to be taken, for the reassurance, support, and for going above and beyond to give me a peace of mind in a stressful period. He is knowledgeable, reliable, experienced and professional and I highly recommend him and his team’.

‘The team is well-structured and seem to know their field. There is personal involvement and always available to answer my questions’.

Key clients



Constantinos Papounides

Theodore Pistiolis


Itzhakniya & Co. Law Offices


Constantinos Christodoulou

Michalis Michaelides

Prountzos & Prountzos LLC

Constantinos Agathocleous heads the team at Prountzos & Prountzos LLC which has a strong reputation for its work on various types of disputes. It mostly handles civil and administrative cases, though also works on many corporate disputes usually involving CIS clients and assets. The team is also skilled at advising on injunctions and on different types of interim injunctive relief measures. Charalambos Prountzos is another primary contact.

Practice head(s):

Constantinos Agathocleous

Other key lawyers:

Charalambos G. Prountzos; Tania Tofaridou


‘This practice is unique as it operates as a one-stop shop. Recognition from the outset of business mechanics of a client ensures effective resolution of disputes via the proposed method ranging from litigation to arbitration. The overlap of tax and legal know-how is of great value to clientele and it is a designated skill-set not found in Cyprus’.

‘Tania Tofaridou of EY Law is a distinguished professional with work ethic and quality delivery of work. Eye for detail by Tania. Along with the oversight guidance of Charalambos Prountzos, an outstanding team has been formed’.

‘Direct communication, justified reasoning and objective counselling. Reasonable billing for provided services’.

Key clients




Y.T.M. Stavrides Limited

Pancyprian Organisation of Cattlefarmers (POCF) Public Company Limited

University of Cyprus

Cyprus University of Technology

Municipality of Aglatzia

Papouis Dairies Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Pancyprian Organisation of Cattlefarmers (POCF) Public Company Limited regarding matters of Protected Origin Product (POP) Registration in relation to Halloumi.
  • Frequently provides legal opinions to the University of Cyprus on administrative law nature matters which arise from the implementation of the applicable laws.
  • Frequently provide legal opinions to Cyprus University of Technology on administrative law nature matters which arise from the implementation of the applicable laws.

Stelios Stylianides & Co L.L.C.

Christos Stylianides, Rafaella Georgiou  and Victoria Kadi  head the department at Stelios Stylianides & Co L.L.C. which handles a wide range of disputes, from breach of corporate and commercial disputes to advising on cases relating to the international sale of goods. It is also well-equipped to advise on other disputes such as partnership disputes, banking litigation in addition to corporate fraud and conspiracy cases.

Practice head(s):

Christos Stylianides; Rafaella Georgiou; Victoria Kadi


‘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 for a certainty that they will do their best in any case they will undertake. They are providing their legal counsel and support in a number of dispute resolution both in Cyprus and abroad’.

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

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

  • Advising on a successful application for a summary judgment for debt of 33.206.500 Japanese Yuan plus costs and interest.
  • Successfully represented the client in litigation for the declaration of a constructive trust over immovable property, and successfully resisting applications for stay of execution pending appeal.
  • Representing Altamira Asset Management (Cyprus) Ltd in a €5.000.000= recovery of credit.