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Global Guide

Dispute Resolution — Cyprus


Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

George Triantafyllides is highly experienced acting before the local courts, offering notable know-how in high-profile disputes. He provides additional expertise in arbitration proceedings, as well as contentious employment, competition and family matters. He is the head of the firm's litigation practice and is held in high esteem by market commentators, who highlight him as "one of the top litigators in Cyprus."

About the Team (content provided by Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC)

The firm's litigation department, led by George Triantafyllides (a widely respected member of the Cyprus Bar), covers all areas of general and commercial law and offers:

  • a wide range of dispute resolution;
  • practical advice and guidance to clients in an effort to avoid lengthy court actions;
  • detailed advice on proceedings and procedures;
  • representation of clients in litigation disputes before all national courts and tribunals;
  • both domestic and international arbitration under internationally recognised arbitration bodies.


Legal assistance and guidance in relation to various litigation matters is provided. Whether immediate action is required in an interim order application or well-thought tactics in a long standing lawsuit before the Courts, the client can always rely on the firm’s experienced litigation team for the appropriate service and tailored advice.

The team specialises, non-exhaustively, in interim order applications, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other types of disclosure orders, as well as freezing orders.

The firm’s litigation practice is not limited to fighting cases before the District Courts or the Supreme Court of Cyprus, but also extends to claims before all courts and tribunals in Cyprus, including, among others, the Employment Tribunal, the Rent Tribunal, the Tenders Review Authority and the Commission for the Protection of Competition. 

Alternative means such as the option of arbitration and mediation are also areas where the firm excels in the Cyprus legal market.

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Chrysses Demetriades & Co - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Demetris Araouzos remains a well-liked figure in the Cypriot market, acting for clients on a variety of disputes involving areas such as commercial, banking, IP and real estate. He also offers experience in personal injury and criminal disputes, which is appreciated by clients, who say that he is "an excellent complex civil and criminal litigation lawyer."

Katia Kakoulli is well respected in the market, offering notable experience across a range of civil and commercial disputes. She is also well versed in real estate, pharmaceutical and IP-related claims.

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Ioannides Demetriou LLC - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Clients hold Andrew Demetriou in high regard, saying: "He has strong knowledge, extensive experience and an ability to focus quickly on the important issues of the case, and is very efficient." He is highly skilled in international and domestic arbitration proceedings, particularly construction and projects-related claims. His recent activity includes representing Lois Builders in a EUR20 million claim against the Municipality of Larnaca regarding the construction of a public parking complex.

Christos Frakalas is experienced in a range of local and international disputes. He regularly acts for clients active in the real estate, energy and investment spheres. He advised Unitech India on a matter to set aside an application for the recognition and enforcement of a EUR300 million arbitral award.

Clients emphasise their "excellent relationship" with Pambos Ioannides, who has long-standing expertise in the dispute resolution market and has particular recent experience acting as an arbitrator.

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The Litigation department is headed by Pambos Ioannides, Andrew Demetriou and Christos Frakalas. It has a full complement of litigators of all ranks with specializations in all areas where litigation arises, such as complex international corporate disputes, shareholder disputes, international and local contractual and commercial disputes, construction law disputes, insurance claims administrative law recourses and processes. Its clients include governments, state organisations, Universities and foreign governments. The litigation department’s lawyers handle cases in all courts and administrative bodies in Cyprus such as the Tender’s Review Authority, the Competition Authority and the Taxation Commissioners. The team also has a significant international / cross border litigation and International Arbitration workload having participated in the last year in ICC, LCIA and Stockholm arbitrations working closely with clients and foreign counsel in multinational teams.


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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Experienced in a range of litigation and arbitration proceedings, Stavros Pavlou is believed to be "the best Cypriot litigator" by his clients. Other sources highlight his responsiveness: "He is always reachable and answers the questions promptly." He is well versed in cross-border cases, regularly representing Russian clients.

Chrysostomos Nicolaou is admired by clients for being "very practical." He regularly represents banks and investors in their local and cross-border disputes. He offers further experience on debt recovery and enforcement matters. His recent workload includes advising a Russian bank on an application to strike out a USD118 million claim brought for alleged breaches of contractual obligations by third parties.

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Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

George Mountis comes recommended by clients "to anyone looking for a strategy-focused, passionate and determined litigator." He represents foreign and local clients in a variety of disputes including debt collection, class actions and damages claims. His recent workload includes acting for EN+ Group on a damages claim against a Montenegrin legal entity, including an injunction to freeze bank accounts and assets up to EUR100 million.

Kypros Chrysostomides is widely experienced in the Cypriot disputes market, combining extensive corporate and tax knowledge to assist his clients. He is noted by market commentators for his activity as an arbitrator at the ICC.

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Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Menelaos Kyprianou offers extensive experience in commercial disputes as well as regularly acting on arbitrations before the LCIA. Clients "rely on the effective and practical advice he provides in complex situations." He recently acted for Sociedad Anónima Damm on a dispute brought by its former agent alleging that their business relationship had been unlawfully terminated.

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Chryssafinis and Polyviou - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Polis Polyviou is described as "a top litigator" by market commentators. He has wide-ranging experience in dispute resolution matters including litigation, arbitrations and tribunals. He is also well versed in human rights issues.

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George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC. - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

George Georgiou is greatly appreciated by clients, who describe him as "a really brilliant and outstanding lawyer." He receives particular acclaim for his experience in contentious insolvency matters and corporate litigations. He regularly represents banks, investment funds and corporate clients as well as private individuals in a variety of disputes including IP, debt collection and negligence claims.

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L Papaphilippou & Co LLC - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Christakis Christofides is the head of the litigation department at the firm, which assists with corporate and white-collar litigation. Also handles arbitration proceedings.

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Senior Statesperson

Kypros Chrysostomides

Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Kypros Chrysostomides is widely experienced in the Cypriot disputes market, combining extensive corporate and tax knowledge to assist his clients. He is noted by market commentators for his activity as an arbitrator at the ICC.

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Senior Statesperson

Markides, Markides & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Alekos Markides of Markides, Markides & Co maintains his excellent reputation for dispute resolution, drawing admiration from sources who describe him as "fair and competent."

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Band 1

Demetris Araouzos

Chrysses Demetriades & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Demetris Araouzos remains a well-liked figure in the Cypriot market, acting for clients on a variety of disputes involving areas such as commercial, banking, IP and real estate. He also offers experience in personal injury and criminal disputes, which is appreciated by clients, who say that he is "an excellent complex civil and criminal litigation lawyer."

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Ioannides Demetriou LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients hold Andrew Demetriou in high regard, saying: "He has strong knowledge, extensive experience and an ability to focus quickly on the important issues of the case, and is very efficient." He is highly skilled in international and domestic arbitration proceedings, particularly construction and projects-related claims. His recent activity includes representing Lois Builders in a EUR20 million claim against the Municipality of Larnaca regarding the construction of a public parking complex.

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Band 1

One Essex Court

From the Chambers Global guide

Marcos Dracos of One Essex Court garners exceptional praise from interviewees, who say that "he is highly responsive, diligent and practical, and absolutely committed to everything he does. He is highly skilled and has far-reaching legal knowledge of the Cypriot market, as well as experience in international cases." They add: "It is obvious that he is the true master of his trade." He remains a prominent figure in the Cypriot disputes market and is especially active in arbitration proceedings. He recently represented TogliattiAzot in a dispute against Uralchem concerning conspiracy to injure by unlawful means.

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Ioannides Demetriou LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients emphasise their "excellent relationship" with Pambos Ioannides, who has long-standing expertise in the dispute resolution market and has particular recent experience acting as an arbitrator.

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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Experienced in a range of litigation and arbitration proceedings, Stavros Pavlou is believed to be "the best Cypriot litigator" by his clients. Other sources highlight his responsiveness: "He is always reachable and answers the questions promptly." He is well versed in cross-border cases, regularly representing Russian clients.

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Soteris Pittas & Co LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Impressed interviewees laud Soteris Pittas of Soteris Pittas & Co LLC as "a master tactician, and he knows his way around the courts." Other sources highlight his proactive approach and say he is a "hands-on fighter." He is appreciated for his long-standing experience in dispute resolution, especially in corporate litigation, and is particularly noted for his CIS-related expertise. He recently represented a Cypriot company in the enforcement of an LCIA arbitral award.

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Chryssafinis and Polyviou

From the Chambers Global guide

Polis Polyviou is described as "a top litigator" by market commentators. He has wide-ranging experience in dispute resolution matters including litigation, arbitrations and tribunals. He is also well versed in human rights issues.

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Band 1

George Triantafyllides

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

George Triantafyllides is highly experienced acting before the local courts, offering notable know-how in high-profile disputes. He provides additional expertise in arbitration proceedings, as well as contentious employment, competition and family matters. He is the head of the firm's litigation practice and is held in high esteem by market commentators, who highlight him as "one of the top litigators in Cyprus."

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Band 2

George Z Georgiou

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC.

From the Chambers Global guide

George Georgiou is greatly appreciated by clients, who describe him as "a really brilliant and outstanding lawyer." He receives particular acclaim for his experience in contentious insolvency matters and corporate litigations. He regularly represents banks, investment funds and corporate clients as well as private individuals in a variety of disputes including IP, debt collection and negligence claims.

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Band 2

Andreas L Haviaras

Haviaras & Philippou LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Andreas Haviaras of Haviaras & Philippou LLC is a well-regarded disputes lawyer, noted by commentators for his knowledge of the market.

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Band 2

Chrysses Demetriades & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Katia Kakoulli is well respected in the market, offering notable experience across a range of civil and commercial disputes. She is also well versed in real estate, pharmaceutical and IP-related claims.

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Band 2

Menelaos Kyprianou

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Menelaos Kyprianou offers extensive experience in commercial disputes as well as regularly acting on arbitrations before the LCIA. Clients "rely on the effective and practical advice he provides in complex situations." He recently acted for Sociedad Anónima Damm on a dispute brought by its former agent alleging that their business relationship had been unlawfully terminated.

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Band 2

Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

George Mountis comes recommended by clients "to anyone looking for a strategy-focused, passionate and determined litigator." He represents foreign and local clients in a variety of disputes including debt collection, class actions and damages claims. His recent workload includes acting for EN+ Group on a damages claim against a Montenegrin legal entity, including an injunction to freeze bank accounts and assets up to EUR100 million.

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Band 3

Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Marios Eliades of Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC is well recognised for his experience in international litigation and draws praise from clients for being a "strong, invaluable business partner."

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Band 3

Christos Frakalas

Ioannides Demetriou LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Christos Frakalas is experienced in a range of local and international disputes. He regularly acts for clients active in the real estate, energy and investment spheres. He advised Unitech India on a matter to set aside an application for the recognition and enforcement of a EUR300 million arbitral award.

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Band 3

Chrysostomos Nicolaou

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Chrysostomos Nicolaou is admired by clients for being "very practical." He regularly represents banks and investors in their local and cross-border disputes. He offers further experience on debt recovery and enforcement matters. His recent workload includes advising a Russian bank on an application to strike out a USD118 million claim brought for alleged breaches of contractual obligations by third parties.

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Band 3

Nicos G Papaefstathiou

Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Nicos Papaefstathiou of Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC is experienced in a range of dispute matters, often acting on banking and construction-related arbitration proceedings. Clients, impressed with his experience in dispute resolution matters, say he "gives us confidence that the cases will be resolved with the best possible outcome."

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Band 3

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very capable" Costas Stamatiou of Elias Neocleous & Co LLC offers experience across shipping-related disputes as well as in cases concerning corporate and finance matters. He has notable recent experience in claims arising from fraud.

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