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

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC
1 IRAS STREET
1060 NICOSIA
Cyprus

Cyprus > Employment Tier 1

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC has a large and experienced team, which advises on a wide ambit of contentious and non-contentious employment and pensions matters. It acts for a mix of public and private sector bodies, local and international organisations, as well as individuals. The group regularly represents clients in arbitration proceedings and mediations, in addition to being active in matters heard before the employment courts and the Supreme Court of Cyprus. Nadia Tryfonidou heads up the practice, which advises on all aspects of employment and HR issues, with work ranging from the recruitment process to the termination of the employment relationship. Managing partner George Z. Georgiou is another prominent member of the team.

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Testimonials

‘Deep subject matter expertise, professionalism and results oriented. Trusted advisers.’

‘To the point and extensive technical knowledge, amazing expertise and problem solving approach. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. To the point evaluation of the cases and immediate response.’

‘We have a long standing collaboration with the employment practice team at GZG. During the pandemic, the support received was very effective and the collaboration through the technology available was very efficient. A team of young professionals, as well as senior consultants with vast experience of employment matters, is readily available to provide timely advice that meets the requirements of a constantly evolving environment.’

‘Nadia Tryfonidou, Partner and Head of the Employment Practice at GZG, is an expert in the field of employment law, keeping up to date with all relevant legislative and regulatory updates and providing timely advice.  The team is also supported by an expert consultant, Mrs Moscho Zambakides, former President of the Employment Tribunal, who provides added value advice.’

Key clients

Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC)

Aon Solutions Cyprus

Work highlights

  • Awarded a contract for being the legal advisor of Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation following a public tender procedure. The firm is currently advising in the areas of employment, pensions, administrative, civil, corporate, commercial, data protection, intellectual property, and technology.
  • Advises Aon Solutions Cyprus on all legal HR and non-contentious employment matters as well as the multi-employer fund administered by the client.

Cyprus > Dispute resolution Tier 2

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC regularly advises on complex commercial and corporate litigation involving urgent interim injunctions and discovery/disclosure orders. It frequently advises clients on issues such as shareholder disputes, commercial fraud, the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and other issues such as breach of contract claims and intellectual property matters. George Z. Georgiou leads the international litigation department, while Andri Mitsigga leads the local litigation offering. Romanos Loizides made partner.

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Testimonials

‘In the short period we have been cooperating with George Z. Georgiou office, I am happy to say that the people we work closely with are professional, have the competence to support us and are detail-oriented. They understand how to prioritise tasks. Andri knows who to direct the queries to in order to immediately resolve them or where her involvement is needed. She is a person with high management skills.

‘Experienced, experts in every field of law. Provides high levels of legal services.’

‘It has a near-unrivalled experience of cross-border disputes and excellent up-to-date knowledge of the latest legal developments in this area, particularly in relation to interim relief. It is very professional and the service it provides reflects that in terms of turnaround times and quality of legal advice, written advocacy and oral advocacy.’

‘George Georgiou is an excellent strategist who has a sophisticated understanding of how to deploy his extensive knowledge effectively in specific cases. He is also a persuasive advocate who is able to distil his arguments with authority because his profound knowledge of commercial disputes (particularly shareholder-disputes and commercial fraud) is immediately apparent in his advocacy.’

‘They have been excellent on all fronts – in terms of the high quality of legal advice, collaboration between firms, communication with a variety of foreign advisers and clients, responding to unexpected events and explaining the complexities of Cypriot law. They are strategically adept, highly knowledgeable, responsive and skilled at working with both professionals and clients from other jurisdictions. I highly recommend them.’

‘George Georgiou is a very experienced, highly strategic, talented and knowledgeable lawyer. He is also a pleasure to work with. He has managed his team with aplomb throughout the pandemic and while navigating a complicated, multijurisdictional dispute with many different parallel strands and a variety of foreign advisers.’

‘This is the best team of lawyers in Cyprus, especially for complex, high value litigation. They are creative, responsive and highly collaborative.’

‘George Georgiou is a remarkable lawyer. He is both very technical and highly creative. He is always looking for a new angle to improve the client’s position. He is incredibly hardworking and always makes himself available. Most importantly, he usually wins. His team, including Romanos Loizides, is similarly impressive.’

Cyprus > Real estate and construction Tier 2

The team at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC, which is led by George Ioannou, generates work from funders, companies, landowners, landlords and tenants. Its expertise includes funding and construction issues, as well as the purchase, sale and maintenance of properties. It is skilled at advising on debt to asset swaps, and also planning and environmental issues. The team also frequently handles property and construction litigation.

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Testimonials

‘This practice is truly unique as there are only a few lawyers here on the island that know construction law, and the head of the property and construction practice at this firm is a construction law database himself. A trustworthy firm that will treat its clients, no matter the size of the business, with the same amount of respect, time and care.’

‘George S. Ioannou is a very respectable lawyer, his knowledge and professionalism do stand out, as well as the way he always finds solutions and cares for his clients. He is an exceptional lawyer!’

Cyprus > Intellectual property Tier 3

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC's clients include individuals, artists, TV celebrities, musicians and distributors. It also acts for municipalities, banks and international software companies. Through its extensive experience in corporate and competition law, the firm is well-equipped to support its corporate clients on all related IP and media matters. It routinely advises on the registration of domain names, brand management and contentious IP matters. It also provides tax advice on IP rights for groups of companies and individuals. George Z Georgiou leads the practice.

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Key clients

Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC)

Work highlights

  • Awarded a contract for being the legal advisor of Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation following a public tender procedure. It is currently advising in the areas of employment, pensions, administrative, civil, corporate, commercial, data protection, intellectual property, and technology.

Cyprus > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC regularly advises domestic and international clients on acquisitions and disposals of companies, as well as restructurings. It is also skilled at advising on the establishment of businesses on the island. Dan Gardener heads up the corporate department, while Ted Auld leads the commercial group. Polina Christodoulou is the head of the regulatory practice. The team is increasingly prominent in the tech sector.

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Testimonials

‘Knowledgeable, contactable and fast.’

‘The team is consistent in their customer service style.’

‘George Georgiou is an excellent lawyer and always makes every member of our team feel safe that the case has been understood and will be dealt with as if it is his own personal case.’

Key clients

Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC)

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Administrative law
Arbitration and mediation
Banking and compliance
Civil litigation
Competition and EU
Construction
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
Media
Mergers and acquisitions
Probate and wills
Property
Number of lawyers : 25
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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