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Dispute Resolution — Cyprus


Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC - Dispute Resolution

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: George Triantafyllides
- 1 partner
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Exemplary litigation practice acting on a wide range of disputes, notably cross-border commercial cases and interim injunctions. Represents a number of major banking institutions, in addition to large corporates and private individuals. Also provides expert arbitration and mediation services.

Strengths Sources commend the firm for its noteworthy capabilities in dispute resolution matters, endorsing its "respectable litigation practice."

Work highlights Assisted the Attorney General of Cyprus with impeachment proceedings against the Deputy Attorney General.

Acted for Nanoenergo Fund on a USD45 million Mareva injunction.

Significant clients J&P Overseas, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, Bank of Cyprus, Alpha Bank, Petrothermical Holding.

Notable practitioners

George Triantafyllides continues to impress market commentators, who call him a "top litigator," and he recently took a lead role in acting for CAT Trading on the defence of an application for interim orders. He is highly skilled across a variety of litigation types, including ADR methods such as mediation and arbitration.

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Chrysses Demetriades & Co - Dispute Resolution

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Highly respected outfit for its activity across the commercial dispute resolution spectrum, handling regulatory, competition, tax and property litigation matters. Notable experience in fraud, asset recovery, insurance and restructuring disputes. Strong capabilities in both domestic and cross-border litigation and arbitration.

Strengths The firm enjoys an excellent reputation for its "strong practice" in dispute resolution, having been highlighted by sources as "one of the most reputable and biggest law firms on the island."

Notable practitioners

Clients describe Demetris Araouzos as "extremely thorough and well-read" in his areas of expertise, comprising a variety of litigation matters such as corporate and commercial, IP, personal injury and construction. One source comments: "He is very diligent, hardworking and an excellent lawyer."

Katia Kakoulli is a well-regarded figure for dispute resolution matters, having been endorsed as "an experienced litigator." She offers wide-ranging experience in civil and commercial disputes, with particular expertise in the property, IP and pharmaceutical fields.

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Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC - Dispute Resolution

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Kypros Chrysostomides and George Mountis
- 7 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boasts an excellent reputation for high-profile international banking litigation, in addition to corporate and commercial disputes. Extensive experience of ADR methods such as arbitration and mediation cases. Increasingly active on employment-related matters, acting for a number of significant clients spanning the banking, pharmaceutical and insurance industries.

Strengths The firm is revered for its dedication to its clients. One source commends the team's "very direct approach, fast and reliable replies. They're a very strong team and I would say they have a personalised approach." The same source also notes that the lawyers "have excellent character, all of them."

Further sources are keen to emphasise the team's impressive understanding of both local and international law. One client comments: "We are satisfied with their knowledge of not only Cypriot law, but also of the European legal framework as a whole," while another adds: "They have a good understanding of international law and they are well connected."

Work highlights Represented Amstel Exploitatie in a cross-border fraud case alleging the alienation of assets valued at over EUR100 million.

Assisted EN+ Group with a EUR100 million damages claim, successfully securing an interim freezing injunction of bank accounts and assets.

Significant clients Deloitte Europe, CET21, Basic Element, Universal Music France, R.A.M Oil Cyprus.

Notable practitioners

Kypros Chrysostomides draws praise from market sources as a "capable professional with a good reputation." Specialising in international corporate and commercial litigation, he is described by others as "knowledgeable, methodological and hardworking." He recently led the team in assisting Bank of Cyprus shareholders with the filing of a EUR1 billion action against the imposition of 'bail-in' measures.

According to clients, George Mountis "takes into consideration the business aspect when providing his legal advice, and, in general, has broad knowledge on litigation and banking matters." Offering expertise in shareholders' disputes, fraud and insolvency matters, he took a lead role in the team's recent representation of Amstel in a multinational fraud case.

Georgia Georgiou impresses clients with her dedication to cases, receiving praise for having "always said we would take everything step by step" and "studied everything very well." She covers a broad range of disputes with particular expertise in family law matters, in addition to banking, personal injury and criminal litigation.

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Ioannides Demetriou LLC - Dispute Resolution

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Continues to enjoy widespread market recognition for its leading dispute resolution services, offering expertise on both local and cross-border matters. Also noted for its capabilities in major international arbitration cases. Recently particularly active on a significant number of construction and real estate disputes.

Strengths Clients value their positive working relationships with the team's lawyers. One states: "A few of the company’s main strengths are the specially trained personnel and their eagerness to resolve the matters at hand," while another adds: "The lawyers of the firm are easily accessible, give their clients personal attention and are prompt in responding."

Other sources point out that the team is "very creative," adding: "They fulfilled all obligations concerning the client's instructions, and they were able to work with huge volumes of information."

Notable practitioners

According to one client, Andrew Demetriou is "the most competent lawyer in Cyprus in construction law and also in dispute resolution by mediation, arbitration or litigation." In addition to his excellent reputation for construction matters, he is highly skilled in the fields of corporate, commercial and energy law. Another source enthuses: "He is experienced, professional and consistent but at the same time friendly."

Sources value Pambos Ioannides for being "always ready to help," also noting that "his approach is always friendly and he is very experienced in his field." He is extremely well-reputed for his long-standing dispute resolution practice, offering notable experience as both a litigator and arbitrator.

Christos Frakalas receives numerous endorsements for his skills as a litigator, with one client reporting that "I liked working with him very much" and another commenting that he "provides excellent service." His experience extends to arbitration in addition to construction and competition law matters.

Department profile by Ioannides Demetriou LLC

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

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Stavros Pavlou and Chrysostomos Nicolaou
- 4 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Gains a top-tier ranking thanks to its notable activity in complex litigation and arbitration cases, particularly those involving cross-border elements. Experienced in handling a range of disputes across the corporate, banking, civil and criminal sectors. Acts for a broad client base including a number of leading international banks.

Strengths The firm's arbitration and mediation expertise is of particular value to clients, one of whom notes: "They know about the latest trends in ADR, and this really helps when we have a very serious case," adding: "We have very good co-operation all round, and their advice has been really good so far."

Other sources comment: "In our opinion, they have the expertise to handle complex and urgent issues and they have experience in a wide variety of claims and disputes."

Work highlights Assisted Unitech with the enforcement of a GBP350 million LCIA arbitration award.

Represented Bank of Moscow in a GBP180 million debt recovery case spanning multiple jurisdictions and involving a well-known high net worth individual.

Significant clients Gazprombank, Bank of Cyprus, Limitless Holdings, Alpha Bank, VTB Bank.

Notable practitioners

Stavros Pavlou wins acclaim for his dispute resolution capabilities, frequently assisting high-profile organisations and private individuals with both litigation and arbitration. One client states: "Stavros is really good - he's very professional and he's training all the time." He assisted North Financial Overseas with three arbitration proceedings relating to a EUR120 million cross-border borrower and creditor dispute.

Chrysostomos Nicolaou is a civil law expert, often handling both domestic and cross-border commercial, criminal and shareholder disputes. He recently provided Bank of Moscow with ongoing support relating to a series of judgments and awards against companies and individuals, amounting to USD3 billion.

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Chryssafinis and Polyviou - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Reputable outfit representing domestic and international clients from a range of sectors in commercial and civil disputes. Notably experienced in cases involving professional negligence, banking and employment issues. Clientele includes domestic and international banks, investment funds, insurance companies and airlines.

Strengths The firm's lawyers are described by one source as "very bright thinkers," while another adds that they are "good litigators, especially on matters to do with banks."

Notable practitioners

Polis Polyviou continues to receive outstanding feedback from sources, one of whom calls him "an exceptionally good lawyer," while another adds: "He has a lot of authority - he's extremely thoughtful and capable, and when you have someone like him in court he's very effective." His litigation experience is complemented by knowledge of competition, employment and banking law.

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George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC. - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong offering across a wide variety of disputes, including general commercial and corporate in addition to construction, banking and trade mark litigation. Assists a range of financial institutions, businesses and private individuals, also regularly providing pro bono services.

Strengths The team is widely appreciated for the innovative approach it brings to its cases. Clients remark: "They display a great deal of creativity in their problem-solving," adding that "they communicate well with us and respond promptly to our requests."

Another client notes: "Apart from their accurate legal and factual analysis of the cases assigned to them, they always have good recommendations for alternative legal ways out, illustrating good judgment, expertise and a mature assessment of the legal risks involved."

Notable practitioners

George Georgiou is held in high esteem by both peers and clients, one of whom describes him as "an open-minded lawyer with excellent communication skills." He is particularly well-versed in employment-related disputes, with additional expertise in pensions law.

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Industry expertise:

The Firm is recognised as one of the top ranked litigation firms on the island, with particular expertise in obtaining urgent cross-border interim orders. The Firm’s lawyers are frequently asked to provide advice on the filing and recognition of foreign judgments in Cyprus. The Firm’s dispute resolution team consists of specialised and experienced trial lawyers, arbitrators, mediators and legal consultants (former judges) ready to undertake civil and commercial cases in all courts and arbitral tribunals in Cyprus.


Types of work:

• Arbitration and Mediation

• Banking & Compliance Litigation

• Commercial Litigation

• Competition and Regulatory Disputes

• Construction & Real Estate Disputes

• Corporate Litigation

• Defamation

• Employment & Pension Litigation

• Financial Services Litigation

• Judicial Review and Public law

• Tax Disputes


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IP & Media clients include individuals, artists, TV celebrities, musicians, distributers, companies, municipalities, banks and international, software companies. The Firm has extensive experience in the fields of corporate and competition law and are therefore able to fully support corporate clients in all IP and media related matters.

George Z.  Georgiou & Associates LLC is the sole Cypriot member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, GALA.



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L Papaphilippou & Co LLC - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Respected dispute resolution practice offering particular expertise in corporate and white-collar litigation. Also handles administrative, IP, fraud and insurance disputes, frequently co-operating on cross-border matters with high-profile international law firms.

Notable practitioners

Loukis Papaphilippou is the firm's main point of contact for dispute resolution matters.

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Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Menelaos Kyprianou and Savvas Savvides
- 2 partners
- 19 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly reputable firm for complex cross-border litigation, particularly involving corporate law, thanks to close co-operation with its strong corporate department. Also handles local disputes, including those relating to personal injury. Strong client base of leading international banks, investment funds and pharmaceutical companies.

Strengths The firm draws particular praise for the high quality of its client service. One source reports: "They're very co-operative and they have been helpful and dedicated to what they do."

Sources also appreciate the fact that "they have offices in different cities in Cyprus, which is good because they have many points of contact and can move from office to office if they need to."

Work highlights Assisted Agrium-Agroport Romania with freezing injunctions valued at USD7.2 million subsequent to the failure of Racova Group to perform its payment obligations.

Acted for Commerzbank on an appeal against the discharging of a freezing injunction in the client's favour, valued at USD80 million.

Significant clients ABN AMRO, Sibneft Oil Trade Company, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Onexim Group.

Notable practitioners

Michael Kyprianou remains a key figure on the dispute resolution market and, according to one source, is "very well-known for criminal litigation" in particular. He offers notable experience in handling cross-border disputes.

Sources have great respect for Menelaos Kyprianou, describing him as "very capable" and "an excellent litigator." He represents both corporate clients and private individuals in a range of local and international disputes. His recent work highlights include advising Suez Recycling and Recovery UK on its new agreement with Vassiliko Cement Works.

Department profile by Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

The firm's Dispute Resolution team is especially known for its experience in complex cross-border commercial and corporate litigation and its involvement in local high profile litigation.

We regularly receive referrals from leading international law firms while it has also undertaken the case management of very high-value disputes that took place in foreign jurisdictions.

Our firm is a member of exclusive international law networks, a fact which assists it in handling disputes with a foreign element. An example is the International Fraud Group which consists of handpicked law firms from a number of jurisdictions focusing on asset tracing and recovery.

With 18 lawyers in its ranks, our dispute resolution team is one of the largest in Cyprus and gives our firm the breadth to handle complex matters effectively.

Our Dispute Resolution Department is consistently recommended for its work by leading international legal directories such as the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. In its latest edition, the Legal 500 described our dispute resolution practice as 'excellent and outstanding'.


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Senior Statesmen

Kypros Chrysostomides

Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Kypros Chrysostomides draws praise from market sources as a "capable professional with a good reputation." Specialising in international corporate and commercial litigation, he is described by others as "knowledgeable, methodological and hardworking." He recently led the team in assisting Bank of Cyprus shareholders with the filing of a EUR1 billion action against the imposition of 'bail-in' measures.

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Michael Kyprianou

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Michael Kyprianou remains a key figure on the dispute resolution market and, according to one source, is "very well-known for criminal litigation" in particular. He offers notable experience in handling cross-border disputes.

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Demetris Araouzos

Chrysses Demetriades & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients describe Demetris Araouzos as "extremely thorough and well-read" in his areas of expertise, comprising a variety of litigation matters such as corporate and commercial, IP, personal injury and construction. One source comments: "He is very diligent, hardworking and an excellent lawyer."

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Ioannides Demetriou LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to one client, Andrew Demetriou is "the most competent lawyer in Cyprus in construction law and also in dispute resolution by mediation, arbitration or litigation." In addition to his excellent reputation for construction matters, he is highly skilled in the fields of corporate, commercial and energy law. Another source enthuses: "He is experienced, professional and consistent but at the same time friendly."

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One Essex Court

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients "can only speak very highly" of Marcos Dracos of One Essex Court, who remains a market-leading figure for dispute resolution. He is widely commended for his "excellent knowledge of the law both in England and Cyprus" and, according to one client, "he takes a calm and measured approach, but with the right dose of aggression where he needs it."

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Ioannides Demetriou LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources value Pambos Ioannides for being "always ready to help," also noting that "his approach is always friendly and he is very experienced in his field." He is extremely well-reputed for his long-standing dispute resolution practice, offering notable experience as both a litigator and arbitrator.

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Markides, Markides & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market commentators "have huge respect" for Alekos Markides of Markides, Markides & Co, who is widely commended for his long-standing experience in dispute resolution matters. One sources notes: "Quality-wise, I'm always impressed by his work."

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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Stavros Pavlou wins acclaim for his dispute resolution capabilities, frequently assisting high-profile organisations and private individuals with both litigation and arbitration. One client states: "Stavros is really good - he's very professional and he's training all the time." He assisted North Financial Overseas with three arbitration proceedings relating to a EUR120 million cross-border borrower and creditor dispute.

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Soteris Pittas & Co LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Soteris Pittas of Soteris Pittas & Co LLC draws extensive praise for his litigation skills and is particularly appreciated by clients for his "brilliant mind, rich experience and deep knowledge not only of Cypriot legislation but also English law," as well as his "very creative approach." He recently led the firm in assisting Rodovid Bank with proceedings to recover USD57 million that had been previously stolen.

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Chryssafinis and Polyviou

From the Chambers Europe guide

Polis Polyviou continues to receive outstanding feedback from sources, one of whom calls him "an exceptionally good lawyer," while another adds: "He has a lot of authority - he's extremely thoughtful and capable, and when you have someone like him in court he's very effective." His litigation experience is complemented by knowledge of competition, employment and banking law.

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George Triantafyllides

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

George Triantafyllides continues to impress market commentators, who call him a "top litigator," and he recently took a lead role in acting for CAT Trading on the defence of an application for interim orders. He is highly skilled across a variety of litigation types, including ADR methods such as mediation and arbitration.

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Christos Frakalas

Ioannides Demetriou LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Christos Frakalas receives numerous endorsements for his skills as a litigator, with one client reporting that "I liked working with him very much" and another commenting that he "provides excellent service." His experience extends to arbitration in addition to construction and competition law matters.

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George Z Georgiou

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC.

From the Chambers Europe guide

George Georgiou is held in high esteem by both peers and clients, one of whom describes him as "an open-minded lawyer with excellent communication skills." He is particularly well-versed in employment-related disputes, with additional expertise in pensions law.

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Andreas L Haviaras

Haviaras & Philippou LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources call Andreas Haviaras of Haviaras & Philippou LLC  "a very knowledgeable and experienced lawyer," remarking on his notable litigation capabilities. He is also renowned in the shipping sector.

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Chrysses Demetriades & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

Katia Kakoulli is a well-regarded figure for dispute resolution matters, having been endorsed as "an experienced litigator." She offers wide-ranging experience in civil and commercial disputes, with particular expertise in the property, IP and pharmaceutical fields.

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Menelaos Kyprianou

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources have great respect for Menelaos Kyprianou, describing him as "very capable" and "an excellent litigator." He represents both corporate clients and private individuals in a range of local and international disputes. His recent work highlights include advising Suez Recycling and Recovery UK on its new agreement with Vassiliko Cement Works.

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Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to clients, George Mountis "takes into consideration the business aspect when providing his legal advice, and, in general, has broad knowledge on litigation and banking matters." Offering expertise in shareholders' disputes, fraud and insolvency matters, he took a lead role in the team's recent representation of Amstel in a multinational fraud case.

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Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources single out Costas Stamatiou of Elias Neocleous & Co LLC for his expertise in shipping-related litigation. He also offers notable experience in handling corporate, commercial and financial disputes.

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Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Loucia Astreou of Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC is recognised in particular for her experience acting on disputes for leading insurance companies, with notable expertise in personal injury claims. She also frequently advises construction companies and private individuals.

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Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Marios Eliades of Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC is described by market commentators as a "strong" litigator, gaining particular endorsements for his work on corporate and trust disputes.

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Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Georgia Georgiou impresses clients with her dedication to cases, receiving praise for having "always said we would take everything step by step" and "studied everything very well." She covers a broad range of disputes with particular expertise in family law matters, in addition to banking, personal injury and criminal litigation.

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Chrysostomos Nicolaou

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Chrysostomos Nicolaou is a civil law expert, often handling both domestic and cross-border commercial, criminal and shareholder disputes. He recently provided Bank of Moscow with ongoing support relating to a series of judgments and awards against companies and individuals, amounting to USD3 billion.

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Nicos G Papaefstathiou

Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to clients, Nicos Papaefstathiou of Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates is "a very experienced lawyer" in the field of dispute resolution. He also offers arbitration capabilities, in addition to knowledge of construction, banking and public procurement law.

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