Firm Profile > George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

Cyprus > Employment Tier 1

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC fields a large and experienced employment and pensions team that advises a wide range of bodies and organisations in the public and the private sector as well as individuals. It represents clients in mediations and arbitrations as well, and is adept at handling issues surrounding collective bargaining, industrial disputes and other issues including collective redundancies, work place policies and handbooks. Managing partner George Z Georgiou is highly regarded. Nadia Tryfonidou advises clients on employment law, provident funds and pensions. Eleni Loizidou-Cleanthous is also recommended for her work on a broad range of employment matters with particular expertise in matters concerning discrimination and sexual harassment.

Practice head(s):

Nadia Tryfonidou; Eleni Loizidou Cleanthous

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is quite experienced in matters of Cyprus employment law and can provide quick answers to simple and common questions arising in the ordinary course of business. The team was quite responsive during the Covid19 lockdown here in Cyprus during which we had to act fast and respond to questions from both clients and staff. The firm also provides information on legal updates to retainer customers which is quite useful.’

‘Nadia Tryfonidou: Responsive and helpful’.

Cyprus > Real estate and construction Tier 2

George Ioannou leads the team at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC , which advises funders, companies, landowners as well as landlords and tenants on the full range of contentious and non-contentious real estate and construction-related matters. It has increasingly been advising in areas as diverse as debt-for-assets swaps as well as planning and environmental law. Firm managing partner George Z Georgiou is another key member of the team; he is particularly skilled at representing clients in court and mediation proceedings relating to land law.

Practice head(s):

George Ioannou

Other key lawyers:


‘Excellent and deep knowledge – ability to provide solutions’.

‘The team is impressive in that it collates knowledge from both English and Cypriot law. We have so far co-operated with George Z. Georgiou and George Ioannou who provided services of a high standard’.

‘Knowledge and experience are the key capabilities of the team. Key people have the knowledge, the experience and the know-how which makes them stand out from competition’.

Cyprus > Dispute resolution Tier 3

The team at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC has ‘incredible depth of experience and a large team to call upon with an impressive track record’. Under the leadership of the 'impressiveGeorge Z Georgiou and Andri Mitsigga it is well placed to advise on a whole host of contentious matters from competition and regulatory disputes to complex trust disputes. Other strengths lie in national and international commercial and corporate litigation as well as arbitration matters. Senior lawyer Romanos Loizides also receives a lot of plaudits.

Practice head(s):

George Z Georgiou; Andri Mitsigga

Other key lawyers:


‘George Z Georgiou and Romanos Loizides have a unique insight into cross-border disputes and the way in which the Cypriot legal system and disputes there can be used to assist clients in much larger, cross-border claims. Their expertise ranges from financial matters to complex fraud and they are able to give the most client-friendly advice even where the factual and legal points are incredibly complex’.

Incredible depth of experience and a large team to call upon with an impressive track record’.

‘George Z Georgiou is a great tactician and a delight with clients. He is clearly one of the superstars of the Cypriot legal world. Romanos Loizides is a very reliable hand and personable to boot’.

‘I have been hugely impressed by George and his team. They assisted us on an extremely complex international fraud dispute with multiple freezing orders. George is extremely insightful and analytical, but also pragmatic. His team was extremely responsive, accurate and personable. One of the very best disputes outfits in Nicosia’.

‘Capacity to conduct complex, multi-party fraud litigation. Proactive approach, geared towards solving problems rather than being daunted by them. The firm secures mandates from a range of clients, big and small, and does outstanding work in its chosen practice areas. It is commercial in its approach’.

‘Partner George Georgiou and leading associate Romanos Loizides have delivered a high quality service and in a very user-friendly way. It is an outstanding dispute resolution practice, particularly in relation to corporate and shareholder disputes and anything requiring urgent interim relief (freezing injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal orders and the like)’.

‘The team is extremely responsive and provides helpful and practical advice in a very cost effective manner. Romanos Loizides is very responsive and provides concise, accurate and practical advice. George Z. Georgiou always makes himself available and shows a good level of engagement in matters’.

‘George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC has one of the best dispute resolution teams in Cyprus. The lawyers are quick to understand the core of the dispute and suggest a suitable litigation strategy. They are fine to work under time pressure and still deliver the best result. They also know well all the practicalities in handling the proceedings and give their advice in a very practical manner’.

‘George Z. Georgiou himself is a very ‘hands-on’ partner having vast experience in various proceedings (both arbitration and litigation), he provides solid and helpful advice at short notice. Besides him, we also worked with Romanos V. Loizides, who managed the team of associates and delivered a consistently good service in running the case before the Cypriot courts.’

Key clients

Chr. Hadjichristofi (Athienitis) Limited

Renos Agrotis & Son Ltd

Cyprus > Intellectual property Tier 3

Clients of George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC's IP & Media practice include individuals, artists, TV celebrities, musicians, distributers, companies, municipalities, banks and international software companies. Highly-respected litigator and managing partner George Z Georgiou heads the department.

Practice head(s):

George Z. Georgiou


‘Its specialisation in IP matters is what made us select the firm. There are not many other firms in Cyprus with hands on experience in these matters. Its attention to detail and thoroughness were noteworthy and it is a trait that is often overlooked by other firms these days’.

‘The personal touch and interest shown by the lead lawyer that went above and beyond to push through to a successful deal ’.


Cyprus > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Led by Ted Auld the commercial team at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC regularly drafts and negotiates a wide range of commercial contracts and agreements and provides support on contentious matters, in addition to representing clients in local and international commercial disputes. The corporate department under the leadership of Dan Gardener advises domestic and international clients on various deals and reorganisations as well on structuring their investments. George Z Georgiou is also highly regarded.

Practice head(s):

Ted Auld; Dan Gardener

Other key lawyers:

George Z. Georgiou; Polina Christodoulou


‘High performing, quick response and professional staff’.

‘More modern approach and constantly seeking satisfaction’.

‘The team members of GZG law firm are professionals with deep knowledge on the legal subject. GZG consultants provides us with constant updates of the industry news, updates, revised regulations etc. and helps us be proactive by initiating early informative emails, meetings etc. in order to avoid any possible exposure and set strategic plans that help us face the continuously evolving legal landscape’.

‘Individuals that constantly develop their skills with trainings (Polina Christodoulou) ,participate in several committees with regards to specific industry initiatives- theses are factors which make the team  able to provide us with different perspectives and inside views of the everyday challenges’.

‘Readiness to respond productively to problems.’

‘The managing partner’s ability to take a personal interest and respond efficiently with the help of his associates’.

‘GZG understood the underlying commercial needs of the client with regards to Cyprus-related issues in the context of the wider international transaction’.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative law
Arbitration and mediation
Banking and compliance
Civil litigation
Competition and EU
Corporate and commercial
Corporate immigration
Dispute resolution
Employment and pensions
Insurance law
Intellectual property and trade marks
International tax, trusts and estate planning
Internet and e-commerce
Mergers and acquisitions
Probate and wills
Number of lawyers : 25
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Athens Bar Association
Cyprus Arbitration and Mediation Centre
Cyprus Bar Association
Cyprus-Russian Business Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
European Circuit
European Employment Lawyers Association
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance
International Bar Association
Ius Laboris - Global Human Resources Lawyers Alliance
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
The Law Society of England & Wales