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

Headed up by Alexandros Coucounis, the team at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC advises its predominantly domestic client base of employers and employees on a range of employment-related matters. As well as advising on employment issues and employee contracts, the group also has substantial experience in local employment disputes. Managing partner Tasos Coucounis is the key contact.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Coucounis

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Dimitria Coucouni-Andreou leads the team at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC, which is active in advising a combination of foreign and domestic clients on corporate matters. Insolvency, share sales, restructuring, and shareholder-related transactions, as well as day-to-day corporate advice, are among its key areas of strength. It acts for a number of clients drawn from the pharmaceutical, fisheries, financial services, and real estate sectors.

Practice head(s):

Dimitria Coucouni

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC is particularly active in banking and finance-related disputes, in which it tends to act for domestic clients in locally significant mandates. Its client roster includes private companies and public bodies or banks. The firm also has a track record of handling disputes relating to intellectual property, employment, and real estate. Alexandros Coucounis and executive managing partner Tasos Coucounis are the two key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Tasos Coucounis

Intellectual property Tier 3

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC specialises in advising prominent international clients on their IP rights in Cyprus. Recent work includes handling trade mark registrations and enforcement actions arising from infringements. Alexandros Coucounis heads up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Coucounis

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC maintains a presence advising public and private entities on real estate and construction matters. Key areas of strength include advising foreign companies which own immovable property, domestic and foreign clients on conveyancing issues, and handling the acquisition and sale of assets including residential and commercial properties in Cyprus and abroad. Executive managing partner Tasos Coucounis leads the practice and is a key contact for real estate work.

Practice head(s):

Tasos Coucounis

Tax Tier 3

The tight-knit team at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC provides clients with advice on tax residence, tax management, and VAT, as well as acting on clients' behalf on occasional litigation matters. The team’s work overlaps heavily with its corporate department. Dimitria Coucouni is a key contact.

The firm: Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, following the creation of its brand new website and new corporate identity and logo some time ago.

The  firm has recently undertaken a complete refurbishment of its premises in Larnaca and Nicosia, including total renewal of its IT and telephone infrastructure, making instant communication between its numerous offices on the island possible, thus allowing its personnel to work more efficiently.

The firm takes pride in its European-orientated, highly qualified and multilingual lawyer team, which has responded to evolving needs and to the challenges posed by Cyprus’ accession into the EU.

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) and the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA).

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

The firm has continued its best friends’ alliance with the French law firm Simon Associés.

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 2016 Coucounis formed part of the consortium of consultants that successfully bid for a 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.

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.

Areas of practice: The firm’s stature in the Cyprus legal market took a significant boost in 2016 when the firm’s immovable property team (a) formed part of the successful consortium of experts who won a ‘Cyprus Privatisation Unit Tender’ in August 2016 for the privatisation of government-owned assets in the Troodos mountains of Cyprus, a project lasting well into 2019 aiming to help the Cyprus government in establishing its long-term strategy for the Troodos area and aiming to find suitable investors to invest in the government-owned state assets in the Troodos area, and (b) was retained as a main advisor to the Real Estate Management Unit (REMU) of the Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited.

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, 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.

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 companies to protect their intellectual property rights in Cyprus, as well as by wealthy individuals wanting to participate in Cyprus’ citizenship and permanent residence programmes.

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
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)
Contacts : Tasos Coucounis
Contacts : Dimitria Coucouni-Andreou
Contacts : Alexandros Coucounis
Other offices : Nicosia
Other offices : Paphos