Dr Kypros Chrysostomides > Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus > Lawyer Profile

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC
1 LAMPOUSAS STREET
1095 NICOSIA
Cyprus
Kypros Chrysostomides photo

Work Department

Taxation law

Position

Chairman

Career

Dr Kypros Chrysostomides is the firm’s Chairman, and one of Cyprus’ leading corporate and tax lawyers. He specializes in business law generally, human rights law, international and constitutional law, and has published extensively on all these subjects.

During the early years of his career, Kypros was appointed a research fellow in Private International Law at the University of Bonn and later also worked at the European Commission of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Today, he leads a number of the firm’s departments and is particularly known for his corporate law skills, and his substantial experience and expertise in international and tax law.

He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the Greek Institute of International Law, the International Law Association, the International Bar Association and the European Law Institute. He was a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for two consecutive terms, until June 2018. He is currently a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, serving his second term.

Parallel to his legal career, he served as Government Spokesman of the Republic of Cyprus between 2003-2005. In May 2006 he was elected a member of the House of Representatives, where he served as deputy chairman of the Home Affairs Committee. He was appointed Minister of Justice and Public Order in February 2008 and, since December 2008, has returned to full time practice with the firm.

He has been decorated by the Republic of France in 1991 as an Officier de l’Ordre national du Mérite and as Chevalier in 2004, and by Greece in 2004 with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix.

Languages

Greek, English, French, German

Memberships

Cyprus Bar Association, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Education

LLB, Law School of the University of Athens; Diplome de Droit Compare, University of Luxemburg; Doctor of Laws, University of Bonn, West Germany

Lawyer Rankings

Cyprus > Banking and finance

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC  handles a broad range of instructions for an array of multinational lenders, foreign and local credit institutions, and large corporations. Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris and Kypros Chrysostomides jointly head the team, which has particular expertise in acquisition finance, restructuring, insolvency, project finance, structured corporate financing, and equity financing. Anna Rossides is another key practitioner in this space.

Cyprus > Tax

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC’s team demonstrates its ‘wealth of knowledge in a variety of engagements, from simple drafting of agreements to complex cross-border transactions’ involving tax considerations. As well as advising private clients on wealth and personal tax matters, the group is also active in acting for high-profile clients in an array of sectors on the tax elements of mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, joint ventures, commercial projects and due diligence matters. Kypros Chrysostomides heads up the practice, which includes highly regarded associate Andreas Charalambides and tax specialist George Ioannou, who is ‘very knowledgeable in tax and corporate law and has always been very responsive, providing concrete, concise, up-to-date and precise advice’.

Cyprus > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC‘s practice handles a broad range of instructions in this space, and is particularly active on mergers, purchases and sales of assets and businesses, due diligence, purchases and sales of securities, joint ventures, and transfers of corporate seats. Alongside the transactional work, the firm offers advice on corporate governance and directors’ responsibilities and corporate regulations. Its clients primarily operate in the financial, infrastructure, telecoms, technology, energy, cosmetics, transport, agriculture, and life sciences sectors. The group acted for USB Bank on the sale of its banking business to Astrobank. The highly regarded Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris and Kypros Chrysostomides head the practice. Nicoletta Kouvara Pantelides primarily acts on complex mergers and acquisitions, where she specialises in drafting joint venture agreements and purchase agreements. Another name to note is senior associate Artemis Amalia Metaxa.