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FIRMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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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FIRMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

N. Pirilides & Associates LLC

N. Pirilides & Associates LLC is one of the chief law firms in Cyprus in dispute resolution and litigation practices with legal battles being the most significant and extensive part of our Firm’s workload and recipe of success. The Firm, despite being a boutique law firm in size, has successfully been placed in the top tier of the Cyprus legal market from the time of its creation to date, with wide corporate, commercial and civil litigation practices. It has become known in the market that the name “Pirilides ” is widely associated with the word “litigation” and according to many, N. Pirilides & Associates LLC has “perhaps the finest litigation department on the island ”. The Firm stands very proudly to its excellent reputation and its strong correlation to litigation, as there is no dispute, however large and complex, that the Firm has not or does not handle superbly.

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FIRMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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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Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC has 'a detailed knowledge of the legal system in Cyprus and the respect of judges'. The ‘always fully prepared team provides impeccable’ support and has particular expertise in interim order applications, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other types of disclosure and freezing orders. It is also skilled in domestic and international arbitration. George Triantafyllides has 'an exceptionally strong eye for detail’. Clients include the Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus.

Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office acts in a broad range of disputes from corporate litigation through to criminal and regulatory investigations. Head of department Demetris Araouzos is 'a seasoned disputes lawyer who combines a love of the law with extensive experience of complex, cross-border commercial disputes’. Katia Kakoulli and Yiannis Christodoulou are also recommended.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC  ‘hand picks high-quality lawyers’ and as a result is ‘able to provide a better quality service even on the high-level, voluminous and complex matters’. It is representing Paphos Sewerage Board in a dispute over the construction of the Paphos sewerage system. Andrew Demetriou is 'a very astute lawyer’; Pambos Ioannides ‘performs exceptionally well in the courtroom’; and Christos Frakalas is 'very efficient’.

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC was recently engaged by a subsidiary company to obtain interim injunctions in Cyprus against two Ukrainian entities. The injunctions are connected with arbitration proceedings that are currently pending in the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Kypros Chrysostomides, the ‘vastly experiencedGeorge Mountis and associate Dimitris Papapolyviou are the names to note.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC fields a team of ‘hardworking lawyers who have a sharp eye for accuracy and are well prepared’. The group's client base includes Siemens. Marina Hadjisoteriou ‘handles complex disputes across multiple jurisdictions well’ and Menelaos Kyprianou is praised for his ‘all-round knowledge and his attention to detail’. Christos Galanos is ‘clear and adopts a calm and measured approach’ and Charilaos Chrysanthou is ‘outstanding’ – both are senior associates.

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC's ‘professional and attentive’ team handles a wide range of banking litigation. Clients include Commerzbank and Delo Group. Stavros Pavlou ‘achieves great results on complex matters quickly’. Chrysostomos Nicolaou is also an experienced litigator.

AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC has a strong team that handles all areas of litigation. Recent work includes defending an accountancy firm in the UK that has been appointed as trustees in the bankruptcy of the estate of a Russian citizen against an action filed by her husband's trustees. Angelos Paphitis and senior associates Marilyn Terpsopoulou and Niki Liassides are the key figures.

Alexandros Coucounis at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC successfully led the application to cancel an interim order for the Bank of Cyprus. As a result the bank was able to auction a sizeable property to recover its debt. Tasos Coucounis is a prominent practitioner.

At Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC, the ‘exceptionalKypros Ioannides provides 'a top-notch service’ to clients including Abacus and Bet365.

Chrysanthos Christoforou heads the department at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC. The team successfully brought a claim to the European Commission against the Republic of Cyprus; the claim was brought on behalf of two individuals and concerned an unlawful refusal to recognise academic qualifications obtained from a Greek university. Elias Neocleous and Costas Stamatiou are noted.

The ‘hands-on’ team at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC adopts a ‘client-oriented approach’ and has particular expertise in obtaining urgent cross-border interim orders. It is often asked to handle the filing and recognition of foreign judgments in Cyprus. The ‘strongGeorge Georgiou and Andri Mitsigga are the primary contacts along with ‘thorough’ senior lawyer Romanos Loizides.

Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C is defending Sistema in an action over the alleged wrongful enforcement of a pledge over shares. Soteris Pittas is 'passionate about achieving the best outcome for clients’.

Clients of A.G Erotocritou LLC ‘can be absolutely certain at all times that the team will do whatever is needed to achieve the best result’. The group is handling various contentious matters for V.M.H.Y. Holdings arising from a complex restructuring. Practice head Andreas Erotocritou ‘gets the right strategy for each case’.

STELIOS AMERICANOS & CO LLC advises clients such as Eurobank and K. Athienitis Contractors Developers. It has considerable experience in interim injunction proceedings and pre-emptive remedies. Eve Karaviotou and Soteris Costa are the names to note.

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC's team ‘works together as a cohesive unit to ensure that the client is consistently given the best legal advice’. Clients include Uralchem Holding. Phivos Zomenis is a key name and Christodoulos Clerides is 'a master tactician with superb negotiation skills’.

Chryssafinis & Polyviou LLC acts for local and international clients in the full range of litigation and arbitration matters. Stella Polyviou and  Polyvios Polyviou are the key contacts.

COSTAS TSIRIDES & CO LLC regularly represents local businesses, municipalities and semi-governmental organisations and has particular expertise in interim orders in high-value cases. Clients include the Women's Tennis Association. Alexandros Tsirides is recommended.

KINANIS LLC is skilled at advising on mareva injunctions, disclosure orders and on applications for interim injunctions. Christos P Kinanis is well regarded.

Loizos Papacharalambous and George T. Korfiotis are the key contacts at KOUSHOS KORFIOTIS PAPACHARALAMBOUS LLC for corporate and commercial litigation.

Markides, Markides & Co LLC has particular expertise in civil and IP litigation. Alecos Markides is recommended.

Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC is defending a major international construction company and its majority shareholder in an action that has been filed by a foreign construction company. Dimitris Papadopoulos is the key contact.

Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC is representing a high-net-worth individual who is listed in Forbes in a complex and high-value dispute with his former business partner. Constantinos Adamides and Alexandros Gavrielides are the names to note.

Achilles C. Emilianides is a key member of the team at A. & E. C. Emilianides, C. Katsaros & Associates LLC, which routinely acts in complex financial disputes.

Tasos Panteli and Andreas Sofocleous at Andreas M. Sofocleous & Co handle a wide range of disputes, including those pertaining to trust and international trade cases.

The ‘professional and capable’ team at Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC  handled various contentious construction and real estate matters. It also represented clients in a number of domestic and international arbitrations. Agis Georgiades is recommended.

Christos Patsalides L.L.C. has particular expertise in life insurance disputes and routinely acts for clients including Allianz Hellas. Constantinos Kokkinoftas is well regarded.

HARRIS KYRIAKIDES LLC’ clients include the Petrolina group of companies and Larnaca Water Board. Michael Kyriakides heads the team.

Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C. has been busy handling various matters such as obtaining several interim orders through opposed ex parte procedures. Andreas L. Haviaras is ‘an excellent advocate’.

P. N. Kourtellos & Associates LLC is representing the Depositors Protection Scheme in a major cross-border insolvency action. Pavlos Neofytou Kourtellos is recognised for his expertise in this area.

Polakis Sarris & Co LLC successfully obtained a Norwich Pharmacal order, which allowed its client to obtain certain key documents from a major Cypriot bank. Yorgos Trillidis is a name to note.

Prountzos & Prountzos LLC is acting for the Pancyprian Organisation of Cattle Farmers in an action over a substantial unpaid debt. Charalambos G. Prountzos is the name to note.

PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM is skilled at handling financial disputes. Despo Andreou is recommended.

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

The ‘highly efficient’ team at Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC  is acting for a multinational beverage products company in proceedings to prohibit the defendant company from using similar trade marks and importing similar products into Cyprus. Nicos Papaefstathiou is ‘very knowledgeable’.

Y.Georgiades & Associates LLC is representing a large international betting company in a substantial dispute over an investment in a Cypriot company. Yiannos Georgiades is highly rated.

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