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Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC

Banking and finance Tier 1

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC has an experienced team that advises multinational companies as well as foreign and local credit institutions. It advised Endo International on a major refinancing that involved the repayment of an existing credit facility with Deutsche Bank (New York branch). Other key clients include Hellenic Bank. Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris heads the ‘hands on’ team that includes the ‘outstanding’ Pavlos Symeonides and senior associate Artemis Amalia Metaxa.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Kypros Chrysostomides and Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris are key contacts at Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC. The ‘extremely knowledgeable' Elena Ioannides and senior associate Artemis Amalia Metaxa are well-regarded. The group routinely handles high-value international transactions.  Recent work includes acting as local counsel to Monaco Telecom International on the acquisition of the issued share capital of MTN Cyprus. Other clients include Ascendis Health.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

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.

Employment Tier 1

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC advises on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Clients include Lloyds Banking Group, Iron Mountain Cyprus and British Airways Cyprus Employees Provident Fund. The ‘extremely professionalYiannis Karamanolis and George Mountis provide ‘assistance 24/7’.

EU and competition Tier 1

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC handles a broad spectrum of competition matters with substantial experience in cartel investigations and abuse of dominance cases. It is advising the Martracon Group on various matters. Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Poste Italiane are also clients. George Mountis and Anna Rossides have considerable experience in the space.

Intellectual property Tier 1

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC has 'a well-organised team that works well together’ when advising on all aspects of IP. The ‘excellentEleni Chrysostomides heads the team and Alexandros Georgiades is ‘very knowledgeable’.

Tax Tier 1

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC is advising Ovostar Union N.V. on a complex transfer of the main holding company from the Netherlands to Cyprus as part of a reorganisation of the group of companies. Moody’s is another client. George Ioannou and Kypros Chrysostomides are recommended.

The firm: Chrysostomides was founded in 1981 by managing partner Dr Kypros Chrysostomides and senior partner Eleni Chrysostomides and it continues to be one of Cyprus’ leading and largest law firms. Since its establishment, Chrysostomides has expanded and diversified, both in terms of its members and areas of practice, having also established a second office in Limassol. Today, it employs over 70 lawyers, paralegals and support staff.

The firm’s lawyers, all of whom combine extensive knowledge of the Cyprus legal system with an in-depth understanding of international and EU law, provide quality legal solutions to international and Cyprus-based clients that include an array of leading multinational corporations, private companies and individuals. The firm is the exclusive Cyprus member to leading independent law and multi-discipline professional associations, Lex Mundi and World Services Group, respectively. The firm’s memberships and its regular cooperation with major international law firms offer clients access to worldwide legal resources and give it the ability to deliver streamlined, multi-jurisdictional solutions.

Areas of practice

Banking and secured financing: the department efficiently handles the complex and time-critical requirements of international high-value financing or refinancing transactions, including project financing, syndicated, subordinated and mezzanine financing, ship financing and related securities. It also advises on the compliance of new and existing banking products and payment solutions with current legislation; on banking regulatory and licensing requirements; on bankers’ custodian agreements, ISDA agreements and related products; asset preservation and security enforcement and procedures.

Competition and EU: the firm’s competition team renders assistance to both local and international clients on all aspects of national and EU competition law, including the preparation and handling of merger control notifications before the Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) in Cyprus, defending businesses on anti-competitive behaviour investigations by the CPC, providing advice in order to ensure compliance with national and European competition rules or other sectoral regulations and representation before the CPC. The team works alongside the firm’s EU practice lawyers, whose expertise spans across all the main regulatory fields governed by EU law.

Corporate and commercial: the department advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law and practice, and has worked on some of the most significant and high-profile transactions involving Cyprus structures, valued at several tens of million to billions of US dollars. It regularly advises on corporate and commercial transactions involving Cyprus vehicles, especially acquisitions of both private and public companies, joint ventures, local and cross-border mergers, corporate restructurings, secured project financing and securitisation.

Energy: the firm has been advising leading companies within the energy industry from the US, Russia, Ukraine, Canada, the Middle East/North Africa and the European Union for over two decades. Local knowledge, coupled with the firm’s long-standing expertise and skills in corporate and commercial law, finance, tax and competition law, ensures the delivery of seamless services in the field of energy law

Intellectual property: the firm’s specialised IP practice offers a full range of IP and related services, boasting high-calibre global clients, including top luxury brand owners, pharmaceutical companies, and some of the world’s leading manufacturers for a wide range of products.

Litigation, arbitration and mediation: the firm’s lawyers have extensive experience before the Cyprus courts and international arbitration courts and tribunals, and deal with highly complex cases in areas such as business, commercial and corporate, tax and finance, intellectual property, professional liability, antitrust, administrative and criminal law.

Taxation: the tax department’s team members have full knowledge of, and understand the intricacies of, the Cyprus and international taxation systems, and work with clients in a comprehensive manner to maximise tax benefits, according to their overall objectives.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and secured financing Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris
Banking and secured financing Pavlos Symeonides
Capital markets Anna Rossides
Capital markets Nicoletta Kouvara Pantelides
Competition and EU law Anna Rossides
Competition and EU law George Mountis
Constitutional, public and administrative law Dr Kypros Chrysostomides
Constitutional, public and administrative law Alexandros Taliadoros
Corporate and commercial Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris
Corporate and commercial Nicoletta Kouvara Pantelides
Cross-border transactions, M&A, restructuring Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris
Cross-border transactions, M&A, restructuring George Ioannou
Data protection Alexandros Georgiades
Data protection Elena Ioannides
Employment and immigration Alexandros Taliadoros
Employment and immigration Yiannis Karamanolis
Energy Dr Kypros Chrysostomides
Energy Elena Ioannides
Human rights Dr Kypros Chrysostomides
Human rights Victoria-Zoi Papagiannis
Family Georgia Georgiou
Family Victoria-Zoi Papagiannis
Intellectual property Eleni Chrysostomides
Intellectual property Alexandros Georgiades
Investment services and funds Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris
Investment services and funds Nicoletta Kouvara Pantelides
Litigation, arbitration and mediation Alexandros Taliadoros
Litigation, arbitration and mediation George Mountis
Public and private international law Dr Kypros Chrysostomides
Public and private international law Georgia Chrysostomides-Mountis
Taxation law Dr Kypros Chrysostomides
Taxation law George Ioannou
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Georgia Chrysostomides-Mountis  photo Ms Georgia Chrysostomides-Mountis
Mr Yiannis Karamanolis  photo Mr Yiannis Karamanolis
Number of lawyers : 37
at this office : 34
Lex Mundi
World Services Group
International Bar Association
International Trademark Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
Other offices : Limassol