Firm Profile > Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC > Larnaca, Cyprus

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC
9 ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS III AVENUE, LAZAROS CENTRE
SUITE 101-104, PO BOX 40519
6305 LARNACA
Cyprus

Employment Tier 2

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC advises its primarily local client base of employers and employees on the full range of employment law matters such as employee rights and pension benefits as well as representing clients before the labour tribunals in various employment disputes. Tasos Coucounis heads the team that has a wealth of experience in all aspects of employment law from redundancies and social insurance matters to health and safety at work, discrimination at work and collective agreements.

Practice head(s):

Tasos Coucounis

Key clients

Embassy of The State of Qatar in Cyprus

Hellenic Technical Enterprises Limited

Larnaca Sewerage and Drainage Board

Intellectual property Tier 2

Alexandros Coucounis heads up the department at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC that continues to be entrusted by many large foreign companies to prosecute their trademarks registrations in Cyprus and to renew their existing ones. The team is well-equipped to represent clients before the Registrar of Patents and Trade Marks in Cyprus and other authorities.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Coucounis

Other key lawyers:

Tasos Coucounis

Testimonials

Dedicated, flexible and responsive whilst providing clear commercial advice for a difficult mutual client. Alexandros Coucounis is a strong technical lawyer and dedicated to his art‘.

The team has established itself as key players in this area of the law.  The lawyers have good networking and are able to get things done fairly quickly as a result. Good communicators and readily available‘.

The people working in the IP department are very friendly, insightful and always ready to help.  Having created a good relationship with them in dealing with different trademark registrations and renewals, I have received advice from them and guidance – either orally or in writing – which reflected the best interests of the organisation I work for‘.

The initial communication was with Tasos Coucounis, who is the managing partner and then we communicated with Alexandros Coucounis who took on the work. What makes both individuals stand out is the level of attention they give to their clients and how friendly they are‘.

‘Experienced; very friendly contact. Alexandros Coucounis is a very engaged lawyer, well-liked‘.

Key clients

easyGroup Ltd

Catherine Sidonio

Newsweek Inc.

Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited

Chloride Group

Axiom Foods Inc.

Spartan Race Inc.

RHYTHM & BLUE INC. LIMITED

Banq Inc.

Barnes & Noble Inc.

SparkNotes

SSP Group PLC

Hellenic Technical Enterprises Limited

Cozcom Ltd

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC has Dimitria Coucouni and Tasos Coucounis at the helm. The team continues to be busy in advising foreign and national clients on a broad range of issues including insolvency, share shares and restructuring. It has also been providing day-to-day corporate advice to a wide range of clients who are drawn from the pharmaceutical, fisheries, financial services and real estate sectors.

Practice head(s):

Dimitria Coucouni; Tasos Coucounis

Testimonials

‘Strong involvement of the partners of the firm. Deep understanding of the needs of their client. Experience in complex project finance structures’.

‘Tassos Coucounis’ professionalism is remarkable’.

 

Key clients

H&R Block Inc

Gartner Inc

Egis Airports SA

Hellenic Technical Enterprises Limited

Groupe Partouche SA

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC fields a ‘very knowledgeable and well-organised team’. It has a solid reputation for its litigation and arbitration expertise in a wide range of matters from commercial disputes to personal injury claims and admiralty cases. It has a strong track record of handling interim relief applications and other areas such as real estate cases and employment disputes.  Head of team Tasos Coucounis and the other key individual Alexandros Coucounis are both ‘very professional and efficient’.

Practice head(s):

Tasos Coucounis

Other key lawyers:

Alexandros Coucounis

Testimonials

The very good knowledge of each member of the team, the excellent way of cooperation and coordination between them, together with the very good approach towards the legal opponents. The combination of these qualities makes this practice unique. My main experience of the above, is drawn from my personal contact with Tasos Coucounis‘.

Very knowledgeable and well-organised team’.

‘Knowledge and experience. Direct communication and excellent research skills. The partners’ availability and willingness to help their clients. Our company is in direct communication with the partners for all of our cases‘.

The lawyers are highly organised professionals and implement policies that best serve their clients. They know very well the details of the legislation with the consequence that the customer has advantages and better prospects of success. For example Mr Tasos Coucounis is one of the best lawyers I have met in the last forty years. He is distinguished by his impeccable professionalism and dedication to his client, giving us the best advice‘.

Dedicated, flexible and responsive whilst providing clear commercial advice –  Alexandros Coucounis – a lovely man, strong technical lawyer and dedicated to his art‘.

Its knowledge of Cypriot and EU law and its customer service. Its dedication to my cause, knowledge of the complex and tragically slow Cypriot legal system‘.

The most common means of dispute resolution in Cyprus is litigation. The members of the team are very thorough in all the pleadings, and extremely knowledgeable and helpful about every aspect of the legal work. Also, the team can help you claim and safeguard your interests through alternative means of dispute resolution, even when there is no judge involved in this procedure. Very responsive and easy to communicate with‘.

Tasos Coucounis went beyond our expectations to get the interim result we needed and is still working on our case. He worked tirelessly to manage our expectations in full, working weekend and bank holidays to get a case to court on time, which we then won‘.

Outstanding effort from the whole team. All of them worked as a team.  The firm has a long history and is strongly established and strives to always provide an excellent level of service‘.

Key clients

easyGroup Ltd

Gazprom Neft PJSC

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

Gordian Holdings Limited

APS Debt Servicing Cyprus 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

DJ & DJ LTD

ZT3 IMAGE LIMITED

ALDO CYPRUS LTD

GROUPE PARTOUCHE SA

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC advises both public and private entities on a wide spectrum of real estate and construction matters. The group advises local and foreign clients on the sale and acquisition of residential and commercial properties. It also features considerable expertise in property litigation. Executive managing partner Tasos Coucounis heads the department.

Practice head(s):

Tasos Coucounis

Testimonials

‘The team has always been professional and respectful in the way it has managed our affairs for the last 14 years’.

 

Key clients

Hellenic Technical Enterprises Limited

Hellenic Bank Public Company Limited

APS Debt Servicing Cyprus Limited

KPMG Limited

Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited

Cyprus Government

Embassy of The State of Qatar

Tax Tier 3

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC advises on various matters such as tax residence issues, tax management and VAT matters as well as tax litigation. Dimitria Coucouni-Andreou heads the group, which also works closely with its corporate department.

Practice head(s):

Dimitra Coucouni-Andreou

Key clients

H&R Block Inc

Gartner Inc

The firm:  In 2020 Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC completed 50 years of provision of legal services on the island of Cyprus, a milestone in the long-standing history of the firm.

Coucounis has recently undertaken a complete refurbishment of its premises in Larnaca and Nicosia, including total renewal of its IT and telephone/online communications infrastructure, making instant communication between its numerous offices and its clients whether on the island or abroad possible, thus responding to the demands and challenges of the current global ever-changing working environment.

Coucounis takes pride in its highly qualified and multilingual lawyer team and its ability to communicate efficiently and assist clients worldwide having as well a multilingual website www.coucounis.com, which is available in 9 languages.

The firm has published ten volumes of rent control case law, which forms part of a collection of volumes covering 25 years of case law.

As part of its outward-looking approach and determination to serve its corporate and individual clients, the firm’s partners are members of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA), the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the International Fiscal Association, the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) and the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA).

The firm is a full member of the international lawyers’ network “Asociation Europea de Abogados”.

Coucounis international profile comprises of strong cooperation with reputable worldwide law firms, particularly in USA, UK, Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East.

The firm is strong in both its litigation and corporate practices, as well as in regulatory and investment matters. In recent years, it has established its expertise in multi-jurisdictional corporate and investment projects in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Recently, the firm succeeded in being included on the local lawyers’ list of the Russian and Italian embassies in Cyprus, as well as continuing on the same lists of the US, UK, French and Qatari embassies.

In 2020 Coucounis successfully advised a global research and advisory firm in relation to a $2b Intellectual Property transaction.

In 2020 and continuing in 2021 Coucounis has been acting as advisor to a multinational IP Group on their global IP restructuring.

In 2019 Coucounis won another public tender by the Larnaca Sewerage Board for the provision of legal services, thus becoming the Board’s legal counsel.

Coucounis strives to provide professional and highly efficient services to its diverse clientele which includes listed companies, private corporations, banking and insurance institutions, government entities and high-net-worth individuals.

In 2016 Coucounis formed part of the consortium of consultants that successfully bid for an international public tender by the Government of Cyprus for the appointment of a reputable independent advisor with extensive relevant expertise to provide professional services regarding (i) the long term development of the wider area of Troodos’ mountain, and (ii) the private sector participation in specific real estate assets in Troodos, through either a long-term lease and/or licence and/or right to use/exploit them.

Areas of practice:

  • Admiralty & Shipping Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment-Media & Sports
  • EU & Competition Law, Telecommunications & Regulation
  • Family Law
  • Immigration & Citizenship
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Funds, Asset Management & IPOs
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Oil & Gas, Energy & Construction
  • Private Client & Tax
  • Real Estate & Immovable Property Law

The firm’s work in EU, competition and telecoms law has been considerable. The litigation department continues its strong presence in cases involving securities legislation, cross-border disputes, securing of title deeds, debt recovery and negligence cases, as well as matrimonial cases. One of the firm’s main areas of practice is corporate law and M&A. The firm provides valuable services in this area, having advised companies who are leaders in their field of work in their countries. Over the years the firm has been actively involved in the legal affairs of large foreign property groups who have made substantial investments in the commercial property sector in central London and in the US.

The firm is involved in the formation and effective management and administration of Cypriot companies and international trusts used in many commercial activities abroad. The favourable Cypriot tax regime, Cyprus’ increasing number of double taxation treaties and a recent modern law on international trusts allow the firm to provide its international clientele with a wide variety of choices and solutions for tax-efficient transactions and asset ownership all around the world.

Coucounis has also acquired knowledge and experience in advising clients on the setting-up of Cypriot Investment Firms and Funds, a growing sector on the island of Cyprus.

The immovable property law department offers comprehensive, all-round advice to foreign clients. The wills and probate department is active in the administration of estates and advises clients on wills.

The firm takes an active role in assisting foreign companies with their legal matters involving the offshore hydrocarbons industry of the island, as Cyprus enters the prestigious league of countries that have unexplored oil and gas resources.

The firm has been retained over the years by many foreign and local companies to advice on the exploitation, restructuring and protection of their intellectual property rights in Cyprus and worldwide, as well as by wealthy individuals wanting to participate in Cyprus’ permanent residence programs.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Executive Managing Partner Tasos Coucounis tasos.coucounis@coucounis.com +357 24822460, 26930236, 99493046
Senior Partner Dimitria Coucouni-Andreou dimitria.coucounis@coucounis.com +357 22460130
Partner Alexandros Coucounis alexandros.coucounis@coucounis.com +357 24822460
Photo Name Position Profile
 Dimitria Coucouni-Andreou  photo Dimitria Coucouni-Andreou Senior Partner Expertise-Main Areas of Practice Tax, Corporate & Commercial Law, Private…
 Tasos Coucounis  photo Tasos Coucounis Executive Managing Partner Expertise-Main Areas of Practice Litigation & Arbitration, EU &…
 Alexandros Coucounis  photo Alexandros Coucounis Partner Expertise-Main Areas of Practice Litigation & Arbitration, Intellectual Property, Employment Law,…
Number of lawyers : 5
at this office : 3
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Asociación Europea de Abogados (AEA International Lawyer Network)
Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
The Cyprus Bar Association
Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry
International Bar Association (IBA)
International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
Contacts : Tasos Coucounis
Contacts : Dimitria Coucouni-Andreou
Contacts : Alexandros Coucounis
Other offices : Nicosia
Other offices : Paphos