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Christos Patsalides L.L.C.

Cyprus > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Christos Patsalides L.L.C. provides fiduciary and corporate services to more than 300 registered Cypriot companies through its affiliated company Christos Patsalides Corporate Management Ltd. It is notably strong in handling commercial agreements connected with the life sciences and pharmaceutical sector, such as licence and medical supply agreements, and agreements for the distribution for medical devices. Christos M. Patsalides heads up the department.

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‘In my experience, I found the people I worked with at the firm as being quite friendly and approachable whilst very knowledgeable both with regard to the legal as well as business issues. They are very client-oriented and go out of their way to ensure that the client understands the issues and the solutions offered. Compared to other law firms on the island, irrespective of size, I found them more knowledgeable and solution focused.’

‘Extremely good professionals who can provide help to companies abroad. They have good connections in Cyprus that can be helpful (ie banks etc).’

‘We have been dealing with the law firm for years, and we are really satisfied in all aspects. It is unique as there is a lot of specialisation and attention to detail. Every case is different and is referred to the person who has the most expertise, and then every case is examined again with the expert and the rest of the team that usually deals with our company.’

‘We have instant access to legal advice, prompt replies, in person meetings and good solid advice. Our main legal adviser is Varteni Kasapian, and honestly she is the best adviser we ever had. Always very well prepared, has a deep knowledge of her subject, offers solid advice within hours of our request, even during weekends!!!. No other single adviser in the past could offer us this package.’

Key clients

Allianz Hellas S.A.

Dias Media Group Public Ltd

Lapieto Ltd

Pharmacy Kυriakos G. Kyriakou Egomi Ltd

Velister Ltd

George Petrou Ltd

IMH C.S.C. Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisted with the drafting of various employment, distribution agreements, exclusivity agreements, services agreements, licence agreements of different jurisdictions, notice letters for GEORGE PETROU LTD and it has been providing continuous legal services for all matters raised in the company.
  • Handled the drafting of various employment contracts, drafting of services agreements, licence agreements and securing the magazine licenses through the Press Information Office’s procedures for IMH C.S.C. LTD. It also delivers advice on matters of advertisement and contracts with clients, several GDPR issues and handling of complaints.
  • Ongoing advice to ALLIANZ HELLAS S.A. on all matters and disputes raised from or against insured clients within the territory of Cyprus.

Cyprus > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Christos Patsalides L.L.C.'s team is skilled at representing clients in litigation and arbitration matters. Christos M. Patsalides and Constantinos Kokkinoftas are the joint heads of the department. Under their leadership, the group handles a wide variety of cases, such as family law, inheritance matters, employment and administrative law cases, rental disputes and insurance claims.


‘Well organised, the team deals with issues in a timely manner, reasonable fees.’

‘Personal and continuous attention, scrutiny, in depth knowledge of legal issues and proceedings.’

Key clients

Allianz S.A.

Bank of Cyprus Ltd

Eurobank Ltd

National Bank of Greece, (Cyprus)

A.T. Multitech Corporation

Economides Metal Recycling Limited

Truckoman Ltd

Work highlights

  • Represented TRUCKOMAN LTD in the Court case no 1394/2014 between 1. K. A and C. P v. Truckoman Ltd and others. The hearing was held in the District Court of Nicosia and the outcome was the dismissal of the case in favour of the clients, which were the defendants. Specifically, the clients were accused for a debt of over €750.000,00 by virtue of an alleged loan agreement and the firm succeeded in proving the invalidity of the said loan agreement.

The firm: The firm was founded in Nicosia in 1996 by managing partner Mr Christos Patsalides, under the name ‘Christos Patsalides & Associates’. The firm is based in Nicosia but has associates in Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos covering the whole territory of Cyprus and it is continually expanding its operations.

The firm has a broad practice, offering a full range of quality services to its international clients, with the resources and experience to advise them on transactions and projects domestically and internationally. The firm’s commitment is to provide effective and accurate legal advice and services on any legal matter as well as the representation of its clients in all court proceedings in a prudent and diligent way. The firm specialises in commercial/corporate litigation and arbitration, banking and finance, shipping and private client and it is considered as one of the fastest expanded law firms in Cyprus.

The firm has expanded a lot during recent years. Mr Constantinos Kokkinoftas became a partner in 2002 and Mr Avgoustinos Tsarkatzis in 2009. In the last ten years the firm has doubled in size and currently employs 26 personnel, including ten lawyers, accountants, tax experts, managerial staff and secretarial services. Additionally, the firm offers accounting and corporate services to Cypriot and foreign companies through its affiliated company of ‘Christos Patsalides Corporate Management Ltd’. The success of the office and its rapid expansion is the direct result of the personal attention given to every client, quick response times and high standards of excellence being reflected in all the services carried out.

Areas of practice: the firm offers a wide range of services covering all aspects of the law, from legal consultancy and representation in court, to advisory, corporate and financial services in Cyprus and at an international level.

Banking law: the firm specialises in settling disputes arising from banking transactions such as loans, hire-purchase, credit cards, leasing, bank guarantees, debt collection, and execution of court decisions either on behalf of the bank institution or an individual or company as a client of the bank institution, defending the client’s consumer rights.

Family law: the firm specialises in cases concerning divorce, alimony for spouse and/or child, parental care, adoption and property disputes. The firm’s specialist advocate is Mr A Tsarkatzis.

Employment law: the firm’s advocates specialise in negotiating, drafting and checking employment contracts as well as resolving employment disputes with experience in representing either employer or employee. The firm’s specialist advocate is Mr C Kokkinoftas.

Criminal law: the firm provides legal support and court representation on all stages of criminal procedure with great attention regardless of the severity of the offence. Indicatively, cases concerned with offences against the person or property, private criminal cases mainly concerned with offences involving pretence, issuing a cheque that is later dishonoured or payment is revoked, road traffic offences, criminal offences related to tax etc.

Media law: the firm regularly handles before the courts, all types of cases and disputes concerning defamation, data protection and other related services. As the legal advisors and court lawyers for a major publications corporation the firm has obtained extensive experience, dealing on a daily basis with radio and television legal matters.  This work includes constantly operating in compliance with relevant legislations, journalism ethics, advertisement, audience protection, mass media matters, literary property and telecommunications legislation.

International tax planning: the firm’s team of tax experts advise clients on complex issues in the area of taxation, focusing on the optimal tax structures, while serving the client’s operating needs.

Corporate and commercial: the firm offers legal services and advice in commercial and corporate matters, including: drafting of commercial contracts, mergers, acquisitions, partnership formation and dissolution, corporate governance, strategic legal advice, registration and administration of Cyprus companies, opening and administration of bank accounts etc.

Immovable property: the firm’s expertise on such matters derives from handling matters and disputes related to immovable property, such as legal opinion for investors, contractors, construction companies and potential buyers of immovable property.

Debt collection: the firm’s experienced collection professionals use all the conventional collection procedures, and are particularly knowledgeable in the business environment and practices in the countries covered.

Immigration law: the firm provides a wide range of immigration services from employment permits to residence permits based on the acquisition of immovable property as well as Cyprus citizenship.

IP: the firm provides advice on IP including any court proceedings in matters concerning: registration of trade marks and designs, validation of European patents in Cyprus, protection of industrial designs, infringement of copyrights, registration of domain names.

Administrative Avgoustinos Tsarkatzis
Administrative George Panayides
Banking and finance Avgoustinos Tsarkatzis
Banking and finance Phivi Tramountanelli
Capital markets Avgoustinos Tsarkatzis
Corporate, commercial and M&A Christos Patsalides
Corporate, commercial and M&A Varteni Kasapian
Corporate services, registration, administration Kyriaki Violari
Corporate services, registration, administration Maria Chronia
Citizenship Christos Patsalides
Citizenship Maria Chronia
Debt collection Constantinos Kokkinoftas
Debt collection George Antoniades
Employment, labour and migration Constantinos Kokkinoftas
European law Constantinos Kokkinoftas
European law George Panayides
Family and matrimonial Avgoustinos Tsarkatzis
Family and matrimonial Varteni Kasapian
Human rights Varteni Kasapian
Inheritance Avgoustinos Tsarkatzis
Inheritance George Panayides
Intellectual property Phivi Tramountanelli
International business companies/trusts Christos Patsalides
International business companies/trusts Kyriaki Violari
Media Christos Patsalides
Media George Panayides
Real estate Christos Patsalides
Maria Chronia photoMs Maria ChroniaAdvocate
Giannis Isaias photoMr Giannis IsaiasAdvocate
Varteni Kasapian photoMrs Varteni KasapianPartner – Advocate
Aimilios Kokkinoftas photoMr Aimilios KokkinoftasAssociate of the Firm – Advocate
Constantinos Kokkinoftas photoMr Constantinos KokkinoftasPartner – Head of Litigation Department – Advocate
Elena Manentzou photoMs Elena ManentzouAdvocate
Myria Nicolaou - Pedrides photoMrs Myria Nicolaou - PedridesAdvocate
George Panayides photoMr George PanayidesPartner – Advocate
Christos Panayides photoMr Christos PanayidesAdvocate
Christos M. Patsalides photoMr Christos M. PatsalidesFounder – Managing Partner – Advocate
Avgoustinos Tsarkatzis photoMr Avgoustinos TsarkatzisPartner – Advocate
Number of lawyers : 11
Contact : Christos Patsalides