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Firm Profile

L Papaphilippou & Co LLC

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 17 Ifigenias Street
  • Nicosia
  • Nicosia District
  • Cyprus
  • 2007

Firm profile submitted by L Papaphilippou & Co LLC

Managing Partner: Mr Leandros Papaphilippou
Number of partners: 16
Number of lawyers: 36
Languages: English, French, Greek, Mandarin, Russian

Managing Partner:
Leandros Papaphilippou
Email: [email protected]

L Papaphilippou & Co LLC was founded in 1963 by Loukis Papaphilippou. After three mergers, and on the basis of the firm’s home grown partner tradition, L Papaphilippou & Co LLC has grown to become one of the leading international firms in Cyprus in terms of size, links and trusted affiliations, clientele and quality of service offered.

The firm is proud to be the Cyprus member of the State Capital Group – a Group organised in 1989 by 50 independent law firms in the US with practices in their respective State capitals. Member firms of the State Capital Group practise independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law; membership is by invitation only, and is limited to one representative per state capital.

L Papaphilippou & Co LLC offers legal services to businesses, individuals, public organisations and governments. The firm has a strong litigation team, handling all forms of commercial dispute resolution, and has considerable experience in arbitrations and litigation. At the firm’s disposal are a number of professional contacts in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East and, accordingly, the firm is equipped to provide comprehensive support to clients active in cross border business, via its multijurisdictional and multidiscipline packages.

Furthermore, during its long history, L Papaphilippou & Co LLC has been retained and instructed by a number of valuable and prestigious private, public and government organisations. Today, the firm’s partners endeavour to maintain long lasting relationships with all clients through constructive cooperation. The firm has recently established a joint venture company with Chinese partners to assist Chinese clients in citizenship matters and investments in Europe and elsewhere.

L Papaphilippou & Co LLC is comprised of lawyers and advocates of both common law and continental law backgrounds who are totally committed to excellence in the services that they provide. The firm constantly deals with clients based abroad and has the opportunity to interact with professional teams of different vocational backgrounds, for example lawyers, accountants and actuaries, all of which are based in different jurisdictions and represent a common reference point of analysis of the tasks undertaken. Moreover, the firm liaises with regulatory officials, domestic and foreign, concerning pending litigation as well as administrative matters.

Specifically, the firm advises on matters of cross border mergers, acquisitions of companies, international liquidations, international civil and criminal litigation, establishment and protection of brands and intellectual property (IP), admiralty and shipping, banking and finance, competition as well as international tax planning corporate and commercial and real estate.

The firm operates from its newly opened state-of-the-art offices in Nicosia, reflecting its confidence to the future.

Practice Areas:
■ Admiralty & Shipping 
■ Banking & Finance 
■ Competition
■ Corporate & Commercial 
■ Immigration & Citizenship
■ International Tax Planning 
■ IT & IP 
■ Litigation & Arbitration 
■ Mergers & Acquisitions 
■ Real Estate