Litigation

“Our dedication and ethos determine how we work. But the results we produce for our clients define who we are.” 

Over a century of experience has earned us an enviable rank among the most distinguished litigation firms in the country, capable of handling complex and challenging litigation disputes.

Our 25 trial attorneys are known islandwide for their principled, driven as well as accomplished advocacy. Regularly and repeatedly they demonstrate their skills as the present cases before all district courts in Cyprus, as well as to the Supreme Court of Cyprus and employment tribunals.

Our clientele includes numerous prestigious organisations, both local and international, in addition to some of the largest international legal firms. Local and international banks and financial institutions, investment and insurance companies, hedge funds, airlines, petroleum companies, among others, trust us to represent them legally – and effectively – under Cyprus law.

So it comes as no surprise that our firm has been highly commended by legal ratings organisations such as Legal 500 and Practical Law.

Our areas of work include

•    Aviation Law
•    Banking & Finance Law
•    Competition Law
•    Constitutional and Administrative Law
•    Corporate and Commercial Law
•    Employment Law
•    European Union Law
•    Insurance Law
•    Litigation & Arbitration
•    Media Law
•    Public Law
•    Trusts
•    Winding Up/LiquidationBanking & Finance Law

Notable Cases

Dismissal of money laundering claims
Our firm was the legal representative of a commercial bank in a mammoth claim for money laundering ($26m), with the claims being dismissed.

Dismissal of professional negligence claims
We also represented a commercial bank accused of professional negligence (€23m), again with the claims being dismissed.

Landmark insurance law case
In an insurance law case, where a paraplegic was awarded the sum of €2.2m (the largest sum ever awarded as compensation in an accident), action against our client was dismissed.

Sole arbitration between a major bank and trade unions
Mr P G Polyviou was appointed by the Republic of Cyprus as the sole arbitrator in a dispute between a major Greek bank, which has a presence in Cyprus, and the trade union of its employees.

Legal advisor following unprecedented banking crisis
Following the events of March 2013 and the Eurogroup’s decision regarding the country’s banking sector, our firm has been advising the Bank of Cyprus as well as the ex-Laiki Bank on all cases filed against them. It has also been defending these banks before the Cypriot courts against claims related to the bailout agreement of March 25th, 2013.