Intellectual property Tier 2

The team at KOUSHOS KORFIOTIS PAPACHARALAMBOUS LLC advises clients, which include international pharmaceuticals companies and high-profile multinational corporations on a range of matters. Trade marks, patents, industrial designs, trade names, domain names, counterfeiting, copyrights, and IP-related litigation are among the myriad areas the firm focuses on. Practice head Eleni Papacharalambous is highly regarded.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

KOUSHOS KORFIOTIS PAPACHARALAMBOUS LLC is particularly active in advising on the formation and administration of local companies, the establishment of trusts, joint venture structures, and the negotiation and drafting of shareholders’ agreements. It also has experience assisting clients with the structuring and financing of non-performing loan package acquisitions through direct financings and notes issuances. Practice co-heads Cleo K. Koushos-Cros and Coralia A. Papacharalambous are names to note.

Practice head(s):

Cleo K. Koushos-Cros; Coralia A. Papacharalambous

Key clients

Aroundtown SA

Grandcity Property SA

Lukoil Group

The firm: KKP LLC comprises more than 20 lawyers based in its offices in Nicosia. KKP is a full-service law firm with an industry focus on financial services including financial, insurance and banking institutions, intellectual property, real estate and construction, corporate and securities.

The firm operates in multi-disciplinary teams, which allows it to provide the client with individualised and expert advice. Its team of lawyers have more than 30 years of experience, combining an extensive knowledge of the Cyprus legal system with an in-depth understanding of international and European law.

The firm prides itself on its extensive and expanding client base ranging from private individuals to multinational organisations. Its involvement with both international and Cyprus-based clients has helped it to anticipate its clients’ objectives and provide a 360-degree perception to multidimensional legal issues.

Areas of practice: Litigation, arbitration and mediation: The firm’s litigation engagements include (among other substantive areas) corporate, financial, insurance, intellectual property, real estate, white-collar criminal, professional liability, tax, bankruptcy and insolvency, competition, employment, administrative and constitutional law, securities and investment company litigation are among the largest and most complex of any law firm in Cyprus.

The firm also handles a significant number of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution matters involving government contracts, construction and financial legal issues.

Banking and financial services law: KKP is the main legal advisor to leading international commercial and investment banks, co-operative societies, finance companies, investment firms and funds in regards to various aspects of domestic legislation.

KKP has extensive experience in drafting agreements and other instruments used by banks, co-operative societies and finance institutions. Its litigation team deals on a regular basis with disputes and litigation between banks and customers, disclosure issues, fraud and tracing claims, repossession disputes, mareva injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal orders and garnishee orders.

KKP is also at the forefront on advising funds on all facets of regulatory compliance and transactions, focusing on achieving the client’s business objectives with minimal regulatory burden and risk. The firm has acted on behalf of two foreign funds which have participated in the recent recapitalisation of the banking institutions in Cyprus.

Corporate, commercial and tax law: The dedicated and experienced corporate legal team provides the following services: formation and acquisition of companies in Cyprus and abroad; corporate reorganisation and reconstruction; shareholder agreements; corporate governance issues; mergers and acquisitions; cross-border transactions and joint ventures; capital-raising transactions; venture capital financing; public and private offerings of securities and securities law compliance; trust formation; tax planning; corporate management and domiciliation services.

Intellectual property: KKP’s IP team comprises specialised lawyers and assisting personnel who are equipped with extensive experience and knowledge. Its extensive list of clients include pharmaceutical companies and famous brand owners. The firm provides a comprehensive range of services, including the registration and renewal of trade-marks, patents, industrial designs, trade names, domain names both locally and internationally, all court and other proceedings before the relevant authorities relating to these matters.

Public procurement: KKP represents both individuals and corporate bodies before the Tender Review Authority, the Cyprus Administrative Court and the Supreme Court in Public Procurement disputes. Its practice involves hierarchical and judicial recourses against the validity of tender awards made by public authorities and state organs in Cyprus, temporary measures and appellate procedures.

The firm’s team also advises public authorities and corporate entities on a range of legal issues related to tenders in Cyprus, including structuring the tender transaction and choosing the appropriate tendering procedure, preparing and advising on procurement documents and conducting the evaluation of tenders and managing the procurement process and contract award issues.

KKP is currently acting as the local legal advisors of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Works in relation to the redevelopment of the Larnaca Port and Marina Area, the Ministry of Education and Culture in relation to the reorganisation of the school boards in Cyprus (a project funded by the European Commission), the Ministry of Justice and Public Order in relation to the legal framework of mediation and the alternative dispute resolution methods, the Cyprus Transmission System Operator of Electrical Energy (which was established following the decision of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to apply the relevant European directive for liberalising the electricity market), the Research Promotion Foundation, the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, the Cyprus’ National Research and Education Network and other public bodies.

Department Name Email Telephone
Loizos Papacharalambous
Ioanna Korfiotis
Corporate and M&A Cleo Koushos-Cros
Corporate and M&A Coralia Papacharalambous
Dispute resolution George Korfiotis
Dispute resolution Thanasis Korfiotis
EU and competition Loucas Koushos
EU and competition Anastasia Haviara
Intellectual property Eleni Papacharalambous
Intellectual property Eleni Korfiotis
Commercial contracts Thanasis Korfiotis
Commercial contracts Loucas Koushos
Administrative and public law Andreas Papacharalambous
Administrative and public law Marita Pantazi
Arbitration Loizos Papacharalambous
Arbitration Ioannis Hadziparaskevas
Immigration Loucas Koushos
Financial services George Korfiotis
Financial services Thanasis Korfiotis
Tax Kyriakos Koushos
Tax Cleo Koushos-Cros
Real estate and construction Kyriakos Koushos
Real estate and construction Andreas Papacharalambous
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Georgia Charalambous  photo Ms Georgia Charalambous
Mr Ioannis Hadjiparaskevas  photo Mr Ioannis Hadjiparaskevas
Mr Loucas G. Haviaras  photo Mr Loucas G. Haviaras
Ms Anastasia G. Haviaras  photo Ms Anastasia G. Haviaras
Ms Marilia Ioannou  photo Ms Marilia Ioannou
Ms Eleni G. Korfiotis  photo Ms Eleni G. Korfiotis
Mr George T. Korfiotis  photo Mr George T. Korfiotis
Mr Thanasis G. Korfiotis  photo Mr Thanasis G. Korfiotis
Ms Ioanna G. Korfiotis  photo Ms Ioanna G. Korfiotis
Ms Elena K. Koushos  photo Ms Elena K. Koushos
Mr Kyriacos J. Koushos  photo Mr Kyriacos J. Koushos
Mr Loucas K. Koushos  photo Mr Loucas K. Koushos
Ms Cleo K. Koushos-Cros  photo Ms Cleo K. Koushos-Cros
Ms Sophie Ch. Nicolaou  photo Ms Sophie Ch. Nicolaou
Ms Sophia Nicolatos  photo Ms Sophia Nicolatos
Ms Marita Pantazi-Stavrinou  photo Ms Marita Pantazi-Stavrinou
Ms Coralia A. Papacharalambous  photo Ms Coralia A. Papacharalambous
Mr Andreas K. Papacharalambous  photo Mr Andreas K. Papacharalambous
Ms Eleni A. Papacharalambous  photo Ms Eleni A. Papacharalambous
Mr Loizos A. Papacharalambous  photo Mr Loizos A. Papacharalambous
Ms Fay Theocharous  photo Ms Fay Theocharous
Ms Irena Zannetti  photo Ms Irena Zannetti
Number of lawyers : 20