Firm Profile > Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus

Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC

Cyprus > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC acts for some of the country’s largest developers, investment funds, construction companies, land investors and land owners in all aspects of the development process. It has extensive expertise in immovable property transactions and property disputes acting for both individual and corporate clients in Cyprus and abroad. Nicolas Papaconstantinou heads the department.

Practice head(s):

Nicolas Papaconstantinou

Cyprus > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Under the direction of Doros Lycourgos at Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC the team frequently handles a variety of corporate matters such as joint ventures, mergers, corporate reorganisations and acquisitions. It is well-regarded for its work on national and international transactions. In addition it advises on the full spectrum of commercial matters from insurance, securities and IPOs to providing domiciliation services and advice on company formations. Antonis Karaolis is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Doros Lycourgos

Other key lawyers:

Key clients




Aeolos Swiss (Capo Bay) Limited

Aeolos Group of Companies

Cyprus > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Dimitris Papadopoulos and Charis Papachristodoulou lead the department at Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC. The versatile team concentrates on commercial, corporate and tax disputes but also boasts considerable experience in freezing orders, injunctive relief and shareholder disputes. Clients include major national and international companies.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Papadopoulos; Charis Papachristodoulou

Cyprus > Banking and finance Tier 5

Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC handles a vast array of loan restructuring work and acts for lenders both national and international. Under the leadership of Dimitris Papadopoulos the group is skilled at acting as local counsel in high-value, multi-jurisdictional deals. Antonis Karaolis is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Papadopoulos

Other key lawyers:

The firm: Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC is a commercial law firm based in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. It was established in 1999 through the merger of two well-respected law firms ‘Dimitris Papadopoulos & Associates’ and ‘C. & D. Lycourgos’.

Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC serves international and local clients in complex projects and disputes. Each instruction is thoroughly thought out to best achieve the client’s goals.

The firm is known for its responsiveness, effectiveness and for building a strong rapport with clients. Transparency on all levels is entrenched in the firm’s ethos.

Areas of practice
Dispute resolution: the firm is highly rated in heavy commercial disputes and is preferred by clients for its no-nonsense, results-oriented approach. The team is experienced and formidable in high-stakes cross-border commercial litigation, civil fraud cases, asset tracing/recovery, and shareholder and trust disputes. Known for resolving disputes swiftly and effectively, through perceptive strategizing, the firm is unmatched in cases involving commercial injunctions, particularly freezing, tracing and disclosure orders.

Commercial transactions, M&A: the firm deals with national and international business transactions, such as commercial contracts, sale of business, distribution, agency, licensing and franchising. Instructions include cross-border mergers, drafting tailor-made memorandums and articles of association, drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements, co-ordinating corporate reorganisations and providing legal opinions.

Capital markets and securities: the firm handles the flotation of public companies on the Cyprus Stock Exchange and advises companies on the preparation of prospectuses and on the relevant regulatory framework for the public issuing of securities.

Trusts: the firm is experienced in setting up local and international trusts for family settlements and asset protection.

Immovable property: the firm advises local and foreign clients, including several of the major companies involved in the real estate business in Cyprus, on all aspects of acquisition, sale and securitisation of immovable property in Cyprus, performs the necessary due diligence on immovable properties, drafts contracts of sale and secures the necessary permits for the acquisition of immovable property. Furthermore, it advises on and drafts lease contracts, as well as complicated contracts of land development.

Banking and finance: the firm has a substantial activity and experience in advising banks on banking regulations, bankers’ duties, securities of debts, drafting and reviewing loan agreements, and international credit facilities. The firm has advised the largest banks in Cyprus and has handled one of the most complicated loan restructurings which included the set-up of a complex corporate structure, debt for asset swap, and full debt refinancing.

Corporate structures and tax: the firm handles corporate matters such as the incorporation of Cyprus companies, the setting up of branches of Cypriot and foreign companies, advice on double tax treaties which Cyprus has ratified with other countries and the overall governance of corporate structures. The services of tax advice, tax planning and litigation concern international and domestic aspects of company tax, income tax and VAT. The firm is also involved in providing domiciliation, secretarial and other related services to companies belonging to both resident and non-resident clients.

Intellectual property: the firm handles the registration of trade marks and other intellectual property rights on all levels for national, European and worldwide protection.

Tourism law: the firm advises one of the leaders in tourism activity in Cyprus with regards to travel agency law, law relating to aviation, package travel regulation and hotel liabilities and regulations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute resolution Dimitris Papadopoulos
Corporate and tax Doros Lycourgos
Dispute resolution Charis Papachristodoulou
Wills and estates Nicolas Papaconstantinou
Banking and finance Doros Lycourgos
Banking and finance Maria Spanou
Capital markets and securities Dimitris Papadopoulos
Capital markets and securities Doros Lycourgos
Intellectual property and trade marks Dimitris Papadopoulos
Intellectual property and trade marks Maria Spanou
Wills and estates Dena Ellina
Family Chryso Papafoti
M&A and cross-border transactions Doros Lycourgos
M&A and cross-border transactions Nicolas Papaconstantinou
Immovable property Nicolas Papaconstantinou
Immovable property Dena Ellina
Trusts Doros Lycourgos
Trusts Nicolas Papaconstantinou
Administrative, EU and competition Dimitris Papadopoulos
Insolvency Dimitris Papadopoulos
Insolvency Doros Lycourgos
Employment Doros Lycourgos
Employment Charis Papachristodoulou
Tourism Doros Lycourgos
Tourism Charis Papachristodoulou
Real estate Panagiotis Hadjimichael
Wills and estates Panagiotis Hadjimichael
Intellectual property and trade marks Elena Pastellidou
Corporate Elena Pastellidou
Capital markets and securities Kyriakos Charalambous
Banking and finance Kyriakos Charalambous
Employment Kyriakos Charalambous
M&A and cross-border transactions Michalis Tsangaris
Trusts Michalis Tsangaris
Contract Klitos Platis
Civil litigation Klitos Platis
Corporate and tax Pelagia Kefala
Commercial Pelagia Kefala
Corporate and tax Maria Kelepeshi
Commercial Maria Kelepeshi
Civil litigation Elena Mazeri
Employment Elena Mazeri
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Kyriakos Charalambous  photo Mr Kyriakos Charalambous Associate
Mrs Dena Ellina  photo Mrs Dena Ellina Associate
Mrs Pelagia Kefala  photo Mrs Pelagia Kefala Associate
Mrs Maria Kelepeshi  photo Mrs Maria Kelepeshi Associate
Mr Doros Lycourgos photo Mr Doros Lycourgos Partner
Mrs Elena Mazeri  photo Mrs Elena Mazeri Associate
Mr Charis Papachristodoulou  photo Mr Charis Papachristodoulou Partner
Mr Nicolas Papaconstantinou  photo Mr Nicolas Papaconstantinou Partner
Mr Dimitris Papadopoulos photo Mr Dimitris Papadopoulos Partner
Mrs Chryso Papafoti  photo Mrs Chryso Papafoti Senior Associate
Mrs Elena Pastellidou  photo Mrs Elena Pastellidou Associate
Mr Klitos Platis  photo Mr Klitos Platis Associate
Mrs Maria Spanou  photo Mrs Maria Spanou Senior Associate
Mr Michalis Tsangaris  photo Mr Michalis Tsangaris Associate
Number of lawyers : 15
Other staff : 13