Areas of Practice

We specialise in a broad range of legal fields.

Administrative Law

Our lawyers have extensive experience on adjudicating before the Supreme Court of Cyprus on behalf of public and governmental bodies, private individuals and corporate enterprises in relation to the constitutionality of laws and on administrative actions. Members of the firm have been also actively involved in the drafting of legislation and regulations regarding the functions and operations of key government bodies.

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Banking and Financial Services Law

KKP is the main legal advisor to the Cyprus Stock Exchange, Strovolos Co-operative Society, Ledra Co-operative Society and Societe Generale Bank – Cyprus Ltd. The firm is also the legal advisor to Ellinas Finance Public Company Ltd. In addition lawyers of the firm regularly advise leading international commercial and investment banks in regards to various aspects of domestic legislation.

KKP has extensive experience in drafting agreements and other instruments used by Banks, Co-operative societies and finance institutions. Our litigation team deals on a regular basis with disputes and litigation between banks and customers, disclosure issues, fraud and tracing claims, repossession disputes, mareva injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal orders and garnishee orders.

KKP is also at the forefront on advising funds on all facets of regulatory compliance and transactions, focusing to achieve the client's business objectives with minimal regulatory burden and risk. The firm has acted on behalf of two foreign funds which have participated in the recent recapitalization of the banking institutions in Cyprus.

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Corporate, Commercial and Tax Law

Our dedicated and experienced corporate legal team provides the following services:

  • formation and acquisition of companies in Cyprus and abroad
  • corporate reorganization and reconstruction
  • shareholder agreements
  • corporate governance issues
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • cross-border transactions and joint ventures
  • capital-raising transactions
  • venture-capital financing
  • public and private offerings of securities and securities law compliance
  • trust formation
  • tax planning
  • corporate management and domiciliation services

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Employment Law

We assist its clients with all aspects of Employment Law from the drafting of employment contracts, management of human resources departments, termination of employment agreements, to negotiation and legal representation before the Courts.

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Insurance Recovery and Advisory

KKP offers mainly two types of services to our clients in this area: claims litigation and insurance coverage disputes and insurance advisory. The firm’s lawyers have been representing for more than two decades private individuals, corporations and insurance companies in litigating coverage issues through trial before both the Supreme and District Courts of Cyprus. The firm is also very experience in advising corporate clients in insurance policy wording and structure, adding value to their commercial and business purposes.

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Intellectual Property Law

KKP Intellectual Property Law practice is one of the leading practices in Cyprus, headed by our Partner Eleni Papacharalambous who is recognized by Legal 500 as a Leading Individual in Intellectual Property Law. Our IP Team comprises of IP specialized lawyers and assisting personnel who are equipped with extensive experience and knowledge. We guarantee the offering of high standard services tailored to each Client’s individual needs.

As members of INTA, MARQUES and PTMG, our IP Team regularly participates in Conferences organized by these Associations enhancing in this way our knowledge on the latest issues and challenges in IP practice.

Operating internationally our IP Department has an extensive list of clients including pharmaceutical companies and famous brand owners.

Experienced in a broad spectrum of sectors we provide a comprehensive range of services with regard to trademarks, patents, industrial designs, trade names, domain names, counterfeiting, copyrights and all court proceedings relating to these matters.

Our IP team handles a significant number of national, community and international trademark registrations before the Cyprus Trademark Registry, OHIM and WIPO respectively. We are also very experienced in trademark opposition, invalidity and cancellation proceedings .Trade mark searches, renewals and recordal of changes are also amongst the services provided by our IP Department.

Being well-acquainted with European Community and national Customs’ anti-counterfeiting procedures we are highly experienced in safeguarding and enforcing our clients’ intellectual property rights in Cyprus.

Our IP team is very experienced with patent proceedings before the Cyprus Patent Registry, including the validation of European Patents in Cyprus, renewals/payment of annuities, recordal of changes, and the registration of national patents.

Our IP services also extend to cover Industrial Designs, including registration and renewal procedures at both national and Community level.

It is worth mentioning that the close cooperation between the IP and the highly competent Litigation Department of KKP provides excellent representation of our Clients before the Cyprus Courts in matters relating to the protection and enforcement of their IP rights.

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Medical Law

KOUSHOS KORFIOTIS PAPACHARALAMBOUS is one of the leading law firms in the area of Medical Negligence Law being involved in a number of cases representing hospitals, doctors or persons claiming compensation for medical negligence.

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Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation

Our litigation engagements – including, among other substantive areas, corporate, financial, insurance, intellectual property, real estate, white-collar criminal, professional liability, tax, bankruptcy and insolvency, competition, employment, administrative and constitutional law, securities and investment company litigation – are among the largest and most complex of any law firm in Cyprus.

The firm also handles a significant number of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution matters involving government contracts, construction and financial legal issues.

The litigation department is divided into two groups:

Group One, deals with banking and finance disputes, company and partnership disputes, debt collection, accidents and personal injury claims, insurance claims and disputes and debt collection.

Group Two, deals with matrimonial law matters, property disputes including construction disputes and rental control, employment law, employer’s liability and all matters relating to administrative law.

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Competition Law

Our firm has provided our clients with legal advice and representation before the Commission for the Protection of Competition and the Supreme Court of Cyprus, regarding all aspects of competition law.

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Investment Immigration

KKP's immigration team deals with citizenship and permanent resident schemes. The firm represents high net-worth individuals and their family dependants who are eligible in applying for citizenship or permanent residence under the special criteria of the Council of Ministers that waived the minimum stay in Cyprus providing a top-notch and efficient service.

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Family Law

KKP family law practice is one of the strongest practices in Cyprus advising on all issues of family law such as divorce and separation, child custody, maintenance and care disputes, adoption, cohabitation, financial provision, asset separation and management, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Members of the firm have over 30 years of experience in this area and they have been dealing successfully with a variety of complex divorce cases, focusing to legal issues pertaining to high-value financial claims, child maintenance, abduction and custody.

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Real Estate and Construction

KKP represents developers, engineers, general contractors, financial institutions and investors providing an integrated portfolio of legal services which includes disputes arising from construction projects, drafting and negotiating contracts, bid protests regarding awards of public works contracts, lending and commercial real estate financing.

The firm also deals with a significant number of complex probate cases involving probate cases and our services range from commencing probate proceedings before the Cyprus Courts to the distribution of assets to the legal beneficiaries.

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International Contracts

Our firm provides services to our international and local clients in the field of cross-border transactions of various kinds including the drafting or reviewing or negotiation of agreements and other documentation and the provision of legal advice with respect to tax, securities, corporate issues, due diligence, trading, provision of services, licensing, joint ventures, agency, distributorship, and all related matters.

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Criminal Law

Our criminal team works collaboratively as it develops a professional approach when in the Criminal Court Room. Our talent and skill, combined with keen legal knowledge and zealous advocacy, provides our clients with the necessary confidence that we can protect their rights, as we are well equipped to provide legal representation in a broad range of criminal cases.

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Public Procurement

KKP represents both individuals and corporate bodies before the Tender Review Authority, the Cyprus Administrative Court and the Supreme Court in Public Procurement disputes. Our practice involves hierarchical and judicial recourses against the validity of tender awards made by public authorities and state organs in Cyprus, temporary measures and appellate procedures.

Our team also advices public authorities and corporate entities on a range of legal issues related to tenders in Cyprus, including structuring the tender transaction and choosing the appropriate tendering procedure, preparing and advising on procurement documents and conducting the evaluation of tenders and managing the procurement process and contract award issues.

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