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Harris Kyriakides

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Insurance Law and Personal Injury




Partner and Head of the firm’s Banking & Finance and Insurance Law Departments, Nicolas Kyriakides is one of Cyprus’s most celebrated young commercial lawyers and academics. He is known as widely internationally as he is domestically: he is regularly involved in projects with the leading banking, finance and insurance brands in Cyprus, as well as foreign equivalents globally in relation to their Cypriot operations; and in addition to a doctorate from the University of Oxford with Professor Adrian Zuckerman, he is a two-time Master of Laws with qualifications from UCL and New York University. Nicolas has also been a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School (Spring 2020) with Professor David Rosenberg. He is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He also lectures regularly at the University of Nicosia.

Nicolas’s work encompasses the full range of insurance issues – clinical and professional negligence, motor accidents and employers’ and public liability. He advises both claimants and defendants (more common in Cyprus) so has a 360-degree view of the issues that arise on both sides of the equation, from which all his clients benefit. He also supervises teams advising insurance companies and banks on regulatory and compliance issues.

He is particularly known for his out-of-the-box legal thinking and his track record of establishing new legal concepts and ideas. He has contributed to a number of high-level innovative legal research initiatives and papers, particularly in the area of Civil Procedure, in the course of both his commercial practice and his academic life. As a result he is regularly consulted to advise on changing legislation and regulation.


Greek, English, French


Member of the Cyprus Bar Association

Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Arbitration Forum

Founder and co-director of the Procedural Law Unit at the University of Nicosia

Fellow of the European Law Institute (ELI) and member of its Insurance Law SIG

Member of the Insurance Institute of Cyprus

Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers


DPhil (PhD), University of Oxford, 2016
LLM, New York University, 2013
MSt, University of Oxford, 2012
LLM in Corporate Law, University College London, 2011
LLB, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2010

Lawyer Rankings

Cyprus > Banking and finance

Led by Dr Nicolas Kyriakides and Georgia Karamalli, the team at Harris Kyriakides acts for various financial institutions and funds on a broad range of matters ranging from banking and finance to regulatory, advisory and restructuring work. Clients include domestic commercial banks and other credit institutions as well as international financial institutions, credit acquiring companies, and financial intermediaries.