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Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC has an β€˜excellent reputation’ domestically and internationally with niche expertise in interim injunctions and international arbitration. The group represented the Attorney General of Cyprus in impeachment proceedings against the Deputy Attorney General. George Triantafyllides β€˜wins cases’.

Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office’s dispute resolution team has β€˜a wide range of specialist skills’ and continues to represent Cyprus Popular Bank in proceedings against several former directors. Demetris Araouzos, who has a β€˜good eye for detail’, heads the β€˜responsive’ team that also includes the β€˜excellent’ Thomas Christodoulou and the β€˜very responsive’ Andreas Charalambous.


Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

The largest and most experienced department of Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC, the dispute resolution practice, is ranked in the top tier for Cyprus for delivering exceptional service to clients. Furthermore, Senior & Managing Partner, Stavros Pavlou is recommended as a leading lawyer for dispute resolution in Cyprus and therefore, has been included in the Elite Leading Individuals list.

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Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C

SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC is a boutique law firm, focusing on the areas of law related to business activity and dedicated to providing its clients with outstanding, highly personalized, legal representation.

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Ioannides Demetriou LLC has one of the β€˜most reliable and well-organised teams in Cyprus’, β€˜profound technical knowledge across diverse areas and manages complex tasks well’. Pambos Ioannides is β€˜very experienced’; Andrew Demetriou is β€˜completely focused on finding practical solutions’ and Christos Frakalas is an β€˜able litigator’.

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC has an β€˜accurate team with top advocates at every level’. It continues to act in a case before the General Court of the European Union against the β€˜bail-in’measures that were imposed on Cyprus. The β€˜calm and measured’ Kypros Chrysostomides and the β€˜strategically sharp’ George Mountis are both β€˜excellent in court’ and associate Dimitris Papapolyviou β€˜operates at the highest level’.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC’s dispute resolution group has β€˜top-class lawyers who are thorough and creative’ and recently represented several shareholders of a large producer of ammonia in a $1.4bn shareholder dispute. Practice head Menelaos Kyprianou is β€˜tactically sharp’ and Marina Hadjisoteriou β€˜crafts a legal case like a spider crafts his web’.

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC β€˜operates at the highest level’.Stavros Pavlou is β€˜immensely experienced’ and Chrysostomos Nicolaou is β€˜very responsive’. The group is defending various high-net-worth individuals and companies against a $13m damages claims related to the construction of a residential complex in Moscow. Senior associate Eleana Christofi is β€˜excellent’.

AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC’s team is β€˜well-coordinated’ and frequently represents clients in corporate disputes as well as in arbitral matters. Angelos Paphitis β€˜finds a solution if one is to be found’, Niki Liassidou is β€˜accurate’ and Marilyn Terpsopoulou β€˜magnificent’.

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC’s β€˜very supportive’ team has been defending Trust International Insurance Company in various negligence claims. Tasos Coucounis’ β€˜clarity of written work and his attention to detail are exemplary’ and Alexandros Marios Coucounis β€˜really cares about his clients’.

Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC’s β€˜well-structured team works very well together’. Kypros Ioannides is β€˜well-organised’.

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is defending C Limited and six of seven co-defendants in a multijurisdictional corporate dispute. Elias Neocleous β€˜works tirelessly for his clients’.

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC’s β€˜knowledge of the enforcement of foreign orders and arbitral awards is simply excellent.’George Georgiou gives β€˜consistently excellent advice’ and Romanos Loizides is a β€˜rising star’.

Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C is β€˜very efficient at handling the Cypriot elements of cross-border proceedings’; the group is particularly active in representing clients in corporate and commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes and contentious commercial asset recovery work. Soteris Pittas has an β€˜excellent court presence and stays on top of every detail’ and the β€˜excellent’ Nada Starovlah delivers β€˜sound advice’.

A.G Erotocritou LLC’s dispute resolution team includes the β€˜thorough’ Antreas Koualis, the β€˜accurate’ Andreas Erotocritou and the β€˜very responsive’ Alexis Erotocritou. The team is representing the Cyprus Shipping Agents Union in a dispute over the privatisation of the Port of Limassol.

Chryssafinis & Polyviou LLC handles the full array of litigation and arbitration matters. Thalia Kaoutzani is well regarded.

At Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous LLC, the β€˜highly analytical’ Loizos Papacharalambous has been appointed as a supervising solicitor in a large dispute between a Russian bank and several individuals. George Korfiotis heads the department.

Markides, Markides & Co LLC’s β€˜very competent and efficient’ team exhibits particular expertise in civil and IP litigation.

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC is recommended for its work in cross-border interim remedies and injunctions. It is representing Alexander Lebedev and others in a civil action against a former business partner. Soteris Costa and Eve Karaviotou are recommended.

At Andreas M. Sofocleous & Co, Tasos Panteli and Andreas Sofocleous advise on a broad range of disputes from international trade cases to trust disputes.

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC’s β€˜first-class’ team successfully represented a Cypriot company in an ex-parte order against a former manager prohibiting him from soliciting or communicating with clients. Christodoulos Clerides is an β€˜excellent negotiator’.

Costas Tsirides & Co LLC is β€˜highly effective at finding solutions’ and routinely represents local businesses, municipalities, semi-governmental organisations and international companies in litigation proceedings. Alexandros Tsirides β€˜has a great eye for detail’.

Kinanis LLC Lawyers' Limited Company is adept at advising on freezing orders, disclosure orders and interim injunctions. Christos Kinanis is recommended.

Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC advised a Panamanian company on a disclosure and tracing order against a major bank. Dimitris Papadopoulos is recommended.

Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC has a β€˜super strong team’. Constantinos Adamides is a β€˜seasoned litigator’ and Alexandros Gavrielides and Kyriacos Scordis are β€˜superb out-of-the-box and strategic thinkers’.

Achilles Emilianides at A. & E. C. Emilianides, C. Katsaros & Associates LLC is β€˜tactically excellent’. The team regularly acts in complex financial disputes.

Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC keeps busy advising on contentious construction and real estate matters. Agis Georgiades is recommended.

Christos Patsalides L.L.C. has a β€˜strong team at all levels’ and successfully represented an employee in a claim for wrongful termination. Constantinos Kokkinoftas and George Panayides are β€˜very helpful’.

George Y Yiangou LLC is representing a major CIS credit institution in enforcement proceedings of an LCIA award against a Cypriot company. Kyriacos Theodorides is well regarded.

Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C. provides an β€˜excellent service’ and Andreas Haviaras is β€˜brilliant’.

L Papaphilippou & Co LLC β€˜handles high-value and complex litigation well’. Christakis Christofides β€˜finds solutions immediately’ and Nicos Avraamides is β€˜very efficient’.

P. N. Kourtellos & Associates LLC provides an β€˜outstanding service’ and Pavlos Neophytou Kourtellos is a β€˜strong negotiator’.

Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm regularly handles financial services disputes. Despo Andreou is a key contact.

The β€˜knowledgeable and experienced’ Nicos Papaefstathiou heads an β€˜easily accessible team’ at Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC.

Y.Georgiades & Associates LLC’s 2017 caseload included representing clients in contentious matters related to distribution agreements and trade mark infringement as well as advising on passing off actions. Yiannos Georgiades is recommended.

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