We are an independent family-owned law firm in Cyprus offering trusted advice and representation of a world class standard. We have been acting for individuals, families and foreign investors since 1980 and over time our clientele has extended to include some of the biggest companies in Cyprus, local authorities, entrepreneurs and high net-worth individuals.
We focus on 4 practice areas: Immigration & Real Estate, Trusts & Corporate, Litigation and Wills, Probate & Estate Planning.
We have always valued quality over growth and today our team counts more than 10 great individuals in our offices in Paphos and Nicosia. This means that we may not be one of the biggest firms in Cyprus in headcount but we are compact enough to ensure that all the people in our team are exceptional and have been properly trained in order to offer a consistent quality in all aspects of our work.
We are amongst other members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
By offering proper service of the highest standards and having as our single aim the protection of our clients and stakeholders we create and sustain relationships that extend over decades.
We have an insatiable hunger and commitment to be the best in what we do.
We act as trusted advisors to our clients and their families for decades because in addition to achieving results that sometimes appear to be impossible we also adopt an ethical and independent stance for their best interests. And we combine the above with responsiveness and communication clarity as it is vital for us that our clients can rely on us to be in reach at any time for urgencies or international deals.
We strongly believe that what truly sets us apart and will continue to do so in the future is that we constantly push ourselves and each other to continuously improve. This starts from the biggest issues to the seemingly trivial ones. We instil our culture to every new member of our team as we always seek to employ the best candidates and invest the time and resources in training them properly. After all, we treat everyone at the firm - including our clients - as family.
This is how we have formed trusted and decades-long relationships with our clients. It comes down to being proud about what we do and how we do it in building for the future.
Immigration & Real Estate
Cyprus is a great place to raise a family and a prime investment destination. It is an EU member that combines a fantastic climate and “blue flag” beaches together with safety and an excellent business environment. Offering some of the lowest tax rates in the EU, it comes as no surprise that Cyprus has traditionally been an international hub.
Investing in a foreign country however always carries risk. We extinguish the risks and protect you and your family for your investments in Cyprus as we are truly independent and do not get commissions or other secret payments from any agents, developers or companies.
Our experience and knowledge of the Cyprus Real Estate market ensures we provide you with the best and most unbiased advice possible. We have successfully handled thousands of conveyancing transactions and hundreds of immigration applications. It is noteworthy that our team has a 100% success rate in both Citizenship and Permanent Residency applications.
In relation to both the Citizenship and Permanent Residency programs, we will guide you through the application procedure, take all necessary actions on your behalf and deal with any government departments necessary for the successful outcome of your application.
We are known for handling the most complex of issues and our services vary from the purchase of property to obtain Cypriot citizenship, to the complex development of a multimillion project and the handling of construction disputes.
Trusts & Corporate
Boasting one of the most attractive taxation regimes in Europe and closely following the English legal system, Cyprus provides a leading international corporate and trust centre.
We offer a wide array of services to our clients whether they are high net-worth individuals or a group of companies. We draw on our experience from across the firm and apply a collective intelligence policy where we combine the expertise of a corporate and trust specialist, a chartered accountant and other lawyers from the firm to provide a fully integrated service.
Proper international tax planning requires co-operation with tax experts in various jurisdictions. We work together with the client’s existing advisors or our associates whenever necessary in providing a smooth service.
Our service is always bespoke as one size never fits all. Together with our international associates we have helped many of our clients to create and choose the most tax-efficient structure, transfer their centre of operations in Cyprus, merge with international companies and have resolved various trust, corporate and employment disputes.
Wills, Probate & Estate Planning
Individual clients investing or resident in Cyprus, expatriates, families and business owners have been at the core of our business for decades.
A significant part of our work is helping clients to protect their wealth and transferring it to the future generations. Proper planning is necessary to protect one’s assets from going to the wrong hands. Leaving assets to the intended beneficiaries without proper planning may result in undesired consequences. The assets would be at risk of attack from any future divorce settlements, creditors and taxation.
Planning for the future is important to protect the wealth and prevent disputes between heirs from arising. But it is also important when considering the fragilities of human nature which become more evident as we grow old. One must make proper arrangements for the time that one will not be in a position to make the decisions.
Matters may become more complicated when clients have moved countries and when they have assets and investments internationally. We have the experience in co-operating with tax and legal experts from different countries to offer a single solution and smooth service for the international assets of our clients.
Planning for the future offers peace of mind. We help you do it properly.
We handle some of the most eminent and important cases in Cyprus with an excellent success rate. Our litigation department mainly deals with commercial, real estate, construction and corporate disputes but we undertake the entire spectrum of law to support our clients.
We have recently obtained a worldwide freezing injunction for $30.000.000 against a Russian businessman and a corporate services provider for commercial fraud (Petrovich v Motylev and others), acted in a €35.000.000 international fraud claim (St Vincent v Robinson), successfully defended clients in a multi-million international trust dispute after cancelling an issued injunction (Samiotou v Speedy Finance and others), successfully obtained a judgment for a breach of contract and fraud for loans given by our client totaling €7.500.000 (Palshin v Signfays Solutions and others) and obtained a freezing injunction and tracing orders for breach of fiduciary duties by a company director.
In the criminal law spectrum amongst other we have successfully defended a client on manslaughter charges and a client on allegations of theft of a Degas painting worth about €6.000.000.
Here For You
As a law firm which prides itself in its trustworthiness, quality and innovation, we are uniquely equipped to protect you and your family in Cyprus as well as your business needs.