Mr Yiannis Karamanolis > Karamanolis & Karamanolis LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus > Lawyer Profile

Karamanolis & Karamanolis LLC
113 Prodromou Avenue
1st Floor, 2064
Cyprus

Position

Managing Director

Career

Yiannis has been practising law since 2009, and before establishing his own firm, he served as a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department of one of the most prominent law firms in Cyprus.

He has significant experience in a wide range of contentious matters, focusing on:  

  • commercial fraud   
  • management and corporate control disputes
  • derivative claims
  • breach of fiduciary duties
  • winding-up applications and insolvency
  • cross-border asset recovery
  • trust disputes
  • unlawful termination of distribution, franchise and licensing agreements
  • M & A litigation
  • breach of disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • contentious aspects of intellectual property law 
  • enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.

He also regularly represents clients in multijurisdictional cases, which require the issuance of interim freezing injunctions, disclosure orders, search orders, and orders for the appointment of liquidators and receivers

He also has a particular interest in the information and technology sector and provides specialised advice to entrepreneurs, investors and innovative companies.

Yiannis works closely and proactively with corporate law firms and corporate service providers in many transactions and corporate projects and provides clients with strategies and advice on pre-litigation stages.

His work on this field includes reviewing from a litigation perspective of:

  • commercial agreements
  • due diligence documents
  • articles of association
  • shareholders’ agreements

Drawing from his significant litigation experience, Yiannis’ advice is effective and pragmatic and aims in providing strategic advantages to his clients in possible future litigation.

Languages

English, Greek

Memberships

Cyprus Bar Association
Nicosia Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 
Cyprus Consumer Center for Alternatice Dispute Resolution
European Employment Lawyers Association

Education

Yiannis has a law degree with Merit from the National University of Athens (Law Faculty). He also obtained an LL.M in Commercial and Corporate Law from Queen Mary College, University of London, with Distinction.

Lawyer Rankings

Cyprus > Dispute resolution

(Firms to watch)

Karamanolis & Karamanolis LLC is a relatively new entrant to the market. Yiannis Karamanolis and Andreas Karamanolis co-head the department, which receives plaudits from clients for its ‘exceptional levels of service. It’s a boutique firm with senior and knowledgeable lawyers who are experts in commercial litigation’.

Comparative Guides

Cyprus: International Arbitration November 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to International Arbitration laws and regulations that may occur in Cyprus.