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Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC

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Chairman: Dr Kypros Chrysostomides
Co-Managing Partners: Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris, George Mountis
Senior Partner: Eleni Chrysostomides
Number of partners: 12
Number of lawyers: 28
Languages: English, French, German, Greek, Russian

Firm Overview:
Firm Overview: One of Cyprus’s leading and largest law firms combining an international orientation with a local focus. Its team of lawyers, all of whom are specialists in their own individual fields of practice, combines an extensive knowledge of the Cyprus legal system with an in-depth understanding of international law. The firm’s clients include an array of multinational corporations, private companies and individuals, in both Cyprus and abroad. Through its long-standing cooperation with independent law and multi-discipline professional associations or international legal firms, Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC has access to worldwide legal resources and offers its clients seamless and cost-effective cross-border solutions.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Secured Financing
Capital Markets
Constitutional, Public & Administrative
Corporate & Commercial
Cross Border Transactions, M&A, Restructures
Data Protection
Distribution, Commercial & Franchise Agreements
Employment & Immigration & Citizenship
European Union
Human Rights
Intellectual Property
Investment Services & Funds
Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation
Public & Private International
Real Estate
Shipping & Maritime
Trusts, Wills & Succession

Banking & Secured Financing:
7 partners, 19 senior associates/associates
The firm’s dedicated banking and secured finance department efficiently handles the complex and time-critical requirements of international highvalue financing or refinancing transactions, including project financing, syndicated, subordinated and mezzanine financing, ship financing and related securities such as share pledges, floating charges, financial collateral, mortgages etc. It also advises on the compliance of new and existing banking products and payment solutions with current legislation; on banking regulatory and licensing requirements; on bankers’ custodian agreements, ISDA agreements and related products; asset preservation and security enforcement and procedures and, more recently, on blockchain technology.
Key Contact: Dr Kypros Chrysostomides
Email: [email protected]

Competition & EU Law:
4 partners, 4 senior associates/associates
The firm’s competition team renders assistance to both local and international clients on all aspects of national and EU competition law, including the preparation and handling of Merger Control notifications before the Commission for the Protection of Competition (‘CPC’) in Cyprus, defending businesses on anti-competitive behaviour investigations by the CPC, providing advice in order to ensure compliance with national and European Competition rules or other sectoral regulations and representation before the CPC. The team works alongside the firm’s EU practice lawyers, whose expertise spans across all the main regulatory fields governed by EU law, including data protection, telecommunications, e-commerce, financial services and technology.
Key Contact: Anna Rossides
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
8 partners, 21 senior associates/associates
The department advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law and practice, and has worked on some of the most significant and high-profile transactions involving Cyprus structures, valued at several tens of million to billions of USD. It regularly advises on corporate and commercial transactions involving Cyprus vehicles, especially acquisitions of both private and public companies, joint ventures, local and cross border mergers, corporate restructurings, secured project financing and securitisation.
Key Contact: Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris
Email: [email protected]

2 partners, 2 senior associates/associates
The firm has been advising leading companies within the energy industry from the US, Russia, Ukraine, Canada, the Middle East/North Africa and the European Union for over three decades. More recently the firm has accumulated expertise and has assisted clients in renewable energy projects both in Cyprus and abroad. Local knowledge, coupled with the firm’s long-standing expertise and broad-ranging skills in corporate and commercial law, finance, tax and competition law, ensures the delivery of seamless services in the field of energy law.
Key Contact: Dr Kypros Chrysostomides
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
3 partners, 2 senior associates/associates
The firm’s highly specialised IP practice offers the full range of IP and related services and boasts an extensive list of high-calibre global clients, including top luxury brand owners, pharmaceutical companies, international franchise systems, and some of the world’s leading manufacturers for a wide range of products.
Key Contact: Eleni Chrysostomides
Email: [email protected]

Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation:
5 partners, 14 senior associates/associates
The team provides specialist advice and representation on litigation, arbitration and mediation, and its lawyers have extensive experience before the Cyprus Courts and various international arbitration courts and tribunals. The team deals with highly complex cases of multijurisdictional corporate litigation, shareholders’ disputes, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, disputes arising in relation to employment, intellectual property, professional liability, antitrust, enforcement of pledges, as well as complex insolvency litigation. The team has leading expertise in administrative recourses, debt recovery and family disputes.
Key Contact: George Mountis
Email: [email protected]

2 partners, 2 associates
The tax department’s team members have full knowledge of and understand the intricacies of the Cyprus and international taxation systems, and work with clients in a comprehensive manner to maximise tax benefits, according to their overall objectives. The department provides across-the-board advice on all tax issues, from the simpler matters to multijurisdictional transactions, where the team offers the support needed to plan and implement proposed structures in a tax-efficient manner.
Key Contact: George Ioannou
Email: [email protected]