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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC has a ‘substantial practice that provides an excellent service’ and routinely handles high-value cross-border M&A deals. George Georgiou is ‘superb’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC’s ‘knowledge of the enforcement of foreign orders and arbitral awards is simply excellent.George Georgiou gives ‘consistently excellent advice’ and Romanos Loizides is a ‘rising star’.

Leading individuals

George Georgiou - George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

Equivalent to top firms in the UK’, George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC’s ‘specialised team’ assists local and international clients in the public and private sectors as well as individuals with the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, thereby ‘proposing the most practical solutions without losing sight of the business implications of each decision’.George Georgiou is ‘always available’; Eleni Loizidou-Cleanthous is ‘supportive’ and Nadia Tryfonidou is ‘business-minded’.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC advises funders, companies, landowners, landlords and tenants on the full range of real estate and construction matters. In a recent highlight, the team assisted the Cyprus Public Works Department with the compulsory acquisition of a stadium. George Ioannou ‘gives peace of mind’ and Deborah Primett is ‘very detail-oriented’. George Georgiou is also recommended.

Leading individuals

George Georgiou - George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

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