Firm Profile > HARRIS KYRIAKIDES LLC > Larnaca, Cyprus

HARRIS KYRIAKIDES LLC
115 FANEROMENIS AVENUE
ANTOUANETTAS BUILDING
6031 LARNACA
Cyprus

EU and competition Tier 2

At HARRIS KYRIAKIDES LLC, anti-trust issues, public procurement matters, EU compliance mandates and the related litigation and advisory work are key areas of strength. The team ‘is unique due to its creativeness, good communication skills, very good judgement, and excellent analytical and research skills’. Its clients include domestic corporations, financial institutions, and governmental agencies. Practice head Michael Kyriakides is the key name to note.

Testimonials

‘Harris Kyriakides & Associates is unique due to its creativeness, good communication skills, very good judgement, and excellent analytical and research skills.’

Key clients

IACOVOU BROTHERS

Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd

Sewerage Council of Ayia Napa

Limassol Municipality

Quality/Radisson Hotels

Ancoria Bank

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Led by experienced managing director Harris Kyriakides, the team at HARRIS KYRIAKIDES LLC is particularly active in development work and advises on projects ranging from office buildings and mixed-use facilities to large-scale urban regeneration projects and major infrastructure mandates. The group also assists clients with construction and engineering agreements, acquisitions, real estate asset management issues, due diligence and property finance matters.

Dispute resolution Tier 5

Led by Michael Kyriakides, the team at HARRIS KYRIAKIDES LLC has considerable expertise in shareholder disputes, banking litigation, freezing injunctions, and other provisional or interim measures. Its client roster includes domestic and international clients in sectors including construction and real estate, banking and finance, insurance, and others. Myria Loizou is noted for her work on freezing injunctions.

Key clients

Graff Cyprus

A.J.K Bureau of Consultants

Petrolina Group of Companies

Iacovou Group

Cyprus Airports (F&B) Ltd

Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd

Larnaca Water Board

The firm: Established since 1976, Harris Kyriakides LLC has grown over the years into the largest law firm in Larnaca and one of the largest law firms in Cyprus. The development of the firm has always been founded on principles of integrity, professionalism and adopting standard of excellence, yet at the same time the firm is dynamic and consistently becomes adaptive and responsive to evolving clients’ needs, by introducing technology and modern practices.

The firm maintains over 30 lawyers and over 80 professionals in total. It is structured in 16 separate departments, namely Administrative and Public Law, Banking and Finance, Competition, Procurement and Regulatory, Corporate and Commercial advisory, Corporate Dispute resolution, Data Protection and Cyber Law, Debt Collection, Intellectual Property, Insurance and Personal Injury, Private Client (Trusts, Funds, Estate, Matrimonial), Private Client (Citizenship and residence), Real Estate, Employment, Sanctions, Anticorruption & AML, Shipping & Admiralty and Tax. Each team of lawyers and paralegals specialises on a specific area of law and, where necessary, co-operate in matters which require a multi-discipline focus.

The firm provides advisory services and representation in transactional work (from simple to quite complex multinational transactions) and dispute resolution (including heavy weight disputes with international elements). It maintains extensive experience and deep expertise in dealing with the complexities of litigation and transactions nationally and internationally and across a wide variety of market sectors. The firm covers the whole territory of Cyprus and serves international and local private clients, businesses, organisations, charities and institutions. Its clientele includes several governments, governmental organisations and national and multinational companies as well as high-net-worth individuals and family offices.

Harris Kyriakides LLC has been regularly recognised for its dedication to clients, its success in the legal and business community and its social responsibility. It was highly ranked in independent research on legal professionals and it was acknowledged in prestigious national and international directories and publications including Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Chambers and Partners. It is also a member of several networks, such as Interlegal.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: advising on the full spectrum of banking and finance matters. Clients include international and local financial institutions, investment companies and security providers.

Insurance and personal injury: the firm represents major international and local insurers and reinsurers as well as private corporations active in the insurance sector. It provides advisory services with an emphasis on compliance matters, and litigation work, specialising on personal injury and professional negligence claims.

Family and estate: the firm deals with all types of estate planning, pre-marital advice and matrimonial dispute resolution. It has leading experience on international child abduction matters. Additionally, it advises on wills, probate and estate administration.

Commercial and employment: the firm advises leading international and local companies on commercial law transactional matters (including JVs, franchise agreements, employment issues). It also acts in litigation matters with an emphasis on debt collection and employment, principally acting for the creditors and employers.

Real estate: the firm provides advisory services on the full spectrum of real estate matters, from simple acquisitions and due diligence to conceiving, implementing and completing large-scale real estate and infrastructure projects in Cyprus.

Administrative: the firm acts for public authorities, companies and individuals in connection with administrative law matters and provides advice and representation in relation to cases brought before the newly established Administrative Court.

Competition and public procurement: Harris Kyriakides LLC maintains one of the leading practices in competition and public procurement matters and maintains substantial experience in the field, having represented the claimants in the matter where the biggest fine was imposed by the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition. The firm provides advisory and representation services on matters related to the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition and the Cyprus Tender Review Authority.

Corporate (advisory): the firm provides legal advice on corporate matters related to the Cyprus Companies Act as well as transactional representation, with particular emphasis on complex and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Corporate (litigation): the firm provides advice and representation in heavyweight cases, often acting in co-ordination with international law firms and litigators. Team members have experience in litigation and arbitration matters, with an emphasis on injunctions, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments or arbitral awards and fraud cases.

Regulatory: the firm provides advice on a variety of regulatory matters, with specialisation in personal data and investment services.

Intellectual property: the firm advises on protection, development and enforcement of intellectual property rights, with an emphasis on international trade mark registration and enforcement.

Shipping: the firm provides legal advice and representation on agreements, litigation and arbitration proceedings concerning shipbuilding, sale and finance of ships, formation and maintenance of shipping companies and ship registration in Cyprus as well as ancillary matters such as charter-parties and marine insurance.

Tax: the tax department focuses on litigation matters, including international investigations and disputes with tax authorities.

Department Name Email Telephone
Accident and personal injury Ioanna Leonidou i.leonidou@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Admiralty and shipping Maria Afxentiou m.afxentiou@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Banking and finance Georgia Karamalli g.karamalli@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Capital markets Tatyana Passiadou t.passiadou@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Corporate and M&A Panagiotis Tsangaris p.tsangaris@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Commercial Harris Kyriakides h.kyriakides@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Competition and state aid Christos Stroppos c.stroppos@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Debt recovery and enforcement Georgina Athanasiou g.athanasiou@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Employment and benefits Charikleia Theodoulou c.theodoulou@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Environment Eleni Neoptolemou e.neoptolemou@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Family and divorce Kleoniki Savvidou k.savvidou@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Foreign investment in Cyprus Michael Kyriakides m.kyriakides@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Information technology Munevver Kasif m.kasif@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Insurance Nicolas Kyriakides n.kyriakides@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Intellectual Property Michael Kyriakides m.kyriakides@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Litigation and arbitration Myria Loizou m.loizou@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Litigation and arbitration Juliana Georgallidou j.georgallidou@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Property and real estate Andrea Newton a.newton@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Public procurement Eleni Neoptolemou e.neoptolemou@harriskyriakides.law +357 24 201600
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Maria Afxentiou  photo Ms Maria Afxentiou
Mr Andreas Anagnostou  photo Mr Andreas Anagnostou
Mrs Charis Andreou  photo Mrs Charis Andreou
Ms Georgina Athanasiou  photo Ms Georgina Athanasiou
Ms Margarita Avraam  photo Ms Margarita Avraam
Ms Angela Charalambous  photo Ms Angela Charalambous
Miss Christina Christodoulou  photo Miss Christina Christodoulou
Ms Juliana Georgallidou  photo Ms Juliana Georgallidou
Ms Kyriaki Georgiou  photo Ms Kyriaki Georgiou
Ms Constantina Hadjianastasi  photo Ms Constantina Hadjianastasi
Ms Elina Kapfchamer  photo Ms Elina Kapfchamer
Mrs Georgia Karamalli  photo Mrs Georgia Karamalli
Ms Munevver Kasif  photo Ms Munevver Kasif
Ms Daniella Kefala  photo Ms Daniella Kefala
Ms Katerina Kefaloniti  photo Ms Katerina Kefaloniti
Mr Harris Kyriakides  photo Mr Harris Kyriakides
Dr Nicolas Kyriakides  photo Dr Nicolas Kyriakides
Mr Michael Kyriakides  photo Mr Michael Kyriakides
Ms Ioanna Leonidou  photo Ms Ioanna Leonidou
Mrs Myria Loizou  photo Mrs Myria Loizou
Ms Eleni Neoptolemou  photo Ms Eleni Neoptolemou
Ms Andrea Newton  photo Ms Andrea Newton
Ms Angeliki Papaefstathiou  photo Ms Angeliki Papaefstathiou
Ms Tatyana Passiadou  photo Ms Tatyana Passiadou
Ms Kleoniki Savvidou  photo Ms Kleoniki Savvidou
Mrs Christos Stroppos  photo Mrs Christos Stroppos
Ms Thekla Theodorou  photo Ms Thekla Theodorou
Mrs Chariklia Theodoulou  photo Mrs Chariklia Theodoulou
Dr Panagiotis Tsangaris  photo Dr Panagiotis Tsangaris
Number of lawyers : 30
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Our approach to diversity and inclusion is important for us. We are committed to the creation of a culture that acknowledges and celebrates the contribution of talented people from all backgrounds and with differing views and experiences. We aim to foster a culture, which provides an inclusive and supportive working environment. We ensure that we keep up to date with best practices in the field and we implement programmes that are promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.

Furthermore, it is important to us that people have access to justice, even if they do not have the financial means to cover the relevant costs. In order to practically realise this fundamental belief, we operate a number of Corporate Social Responsibility schemes that implement this goal.

  • Our Accident and Personal Injury practice applies a programme for impecunious victims of traffic or employment accidents.
  • Our Environment Practice applies a programme for impecunious people who have suffered environment-related damage.
  • Our Employment Practice applies a programme for impecunious people who have been unfairly terminated from their work.
  • Our Corporate Practice applies a programme for providing free legal support to charitable institutions and foundations.

Some of our most notable pro bono work includes the following:

(1) OXygono

OXygono is a non-profit, non-governmental, Cyprus based organisation. It consists of active and ambitious people from a variety of academic, social, political and business backgrounds.

OXygono’s main goals are the promotion of fruitful dialogue and the exchange of views among individuals of all ages. Furthermore, the organisation aims at informing, raising awareness and mobilising citizens to participate in actions related to matters of public interest.

Harris Kyriakides LLC played a major role in the foundation of OXygono by preparing the Memorandum of Association and by remaining at the organisation’s disposal to offer legal assistance in case any organisational and day-to-day operating issues arise. Lawyers of our firm are active members of OXygono’s Board.

(2) The Marine and Maritime Research, Innovation, Technology Centre of Excellence (MaRITeC-X).

The MaRITeC-X consortium aims to create a Centre of Excellence based in Cyprus to act as an enabler of scientific and business excellence in Marine and Maritime issues in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The vision of MaRITeC-X project is to establish the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI). Focusing on key priority sectors such as maritime transport, offshore energy, maritime and coastal tourism and aquaculture, the CMMI will forge partnering relationships with well-known European institutions and businesses, active in the fields of research, technology and innovation for the Blue Economy, thus contributing to the transfer of knowledge, the development, application and dissemination of cutting-edge technologies, the exchange of best practices and the development of a critical mass of infrastructure and human capital in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

We are proud to be part of this innovative project and to offer pro bono assistance to the consortium. As the legal representatives, we assist with start-up issues, preparation of the memorandum of association, organisational and day-to-day operating issues, contractual matters, innovative structural matters and other transactions.

(3) Charisma

Charisma is a Non-profit, Charity Association dedicated to all disabled people who manage to overcome their problems and express themselves through all forms of arts such as music, dance, literature and drawing.

The ultimate goal is to fully integrate these children into society while also to send a message of acceptance of diversity to society, which is still facing disabled people with reservations and skepticism.

We act voluntarily as the legal representative of Charisma Association. Our firm provides legal services including, inter alia, the preparation of the memorandum of association and dealing with any organisational and day-to-day operating legal issues. Members of our staff are active members of Charisma’s Board.