About Us

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Since its establishment in 1983 by Chryso Papandreou, in Nicosia, our firm services domestic and international clients in corporate and civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Over the last 37 years our lawyers have robustly represented domestic and international clients in a wide spectrum of disputes before all Cyprus courts and arbitral tribunals.

In addition, our firm advises on and executes projects on behalf of international and domestic clients in relation to a wide spectrum of areas, including banking, regulation and compliance, consumer protection, real estate, commercial acquisitions, M&A, corporate services, tax planning, registration and administration of funds and international trusts, probate and intellectual property protection.

We take pride in the work we execute for our clients which, without exception, is characterised by excellence and commitment to results.

Through our unique approach we encourage our clients to identify at the outset clear objectives by taking time to thoroughly assist them in evaluating all possible practical options and avenues, potential outcomes and strategies. We view every dispute and every project as a new opportunity for us to create, add value to our clients and grow with them.

Our goal is complete client satisfaction with the professional legal services provided by us. Clients can expect personal, responsive, practical and results-driven approach. Legal integrity, aggressive representation and client satisfaction is and will continue to be our focus as we look forward to our 4th decade of legal practice. 

Today the firm’s managing director is Nataly Papandreou.

In 2010 Nataly obtained a Bachelor in Laws from University College London (UCL) with Honours. She was then trained as a Barrister at BPP Law School (London) and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011, as a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. She was subsequently awarded a scholarship for academic achievement at the Bar, to complete an LLM in Laws which she then obtained with Distinction. She was further qualified as a civil and commercial mediator by ADR Group (London).

Nataly is duly qualified as a Cyprus Advocate and a Barrister in England and Wales with full rights of audience. She is also a qualified Mediator in Civil and Commercial Matters and a member of the Cyprus Consumer Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Nataly is a practising advocate since October 2012, after completion of her legal training with one of Cyprus’ leading law firms.

She subsequently worked as a Barrister in the City of London, specialising in commercial, investment and tax fraud, asset-tracing and recovery, FCA matters and insolvency.

In Cyprus, Nataly worked as a Senior Litigation Associate for the civil and commercial litigation department of two of Cyprus’ leading law firms; representing national and international clients including major national banks, insurance companies, foreign credit institutions and other national and multinational entities in civil, banking, commercial and complex-fraud disputes.

In court, her recent highlights include:

  • issuing worldwide freezing injunctions and other urgent litigation interim remedies in complex commercial fraud disputes involving multiple jurisdictions;
  • representation of banks in enforcement of bank security litigation proceedings and representation of banks in mis-selling proceedings involving specific types of bonds issued and sold by major Cyprus banks during the immediate pre-crisis period;
  • representation of banks in fraud proceedings relating to the issue and payment of a letter of guarantee;
  • issuing a without notice interim injunction for defamation on behalf of an investment company based in Cyprus and against a well-known Cypriot politician and media newspapers and channels;
  • striking out proceedings in Cyprus against foreign corporate defendants;
  • representation of banks in CHF loan litigation proceedings;
  • representation of receivers and managers in enforcement of debenture proceedings.

Nataly is the author of various journal publications in relation to employment law and civil and commercial litigation, delivered university lectures as a guest speaker on civil and banking law and is currently co-authoring a legal textbook on banking law.

What We Do

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We take pride in the work we execute for our clients which, without exception, is characterised by excellence and commitment to results.

Litigation & Arbitration

Litigation and arbitration are at the heart of our practice.

Our vast litigation experience over the last 4 decades in civil and commercial law enables us to deal swiftly with any domestic, cross-border or international dispute before all Cyprus courts and tribunals.

Admiralty & Shipping

Cyprus offers one of the most efficient ship registration systems in the world which, coupled with the immense tax advantages ship-owning and ship management companies enjoy, makes the island the ideal destination for shipping companies from all around the world.

Banking & Finance

We litigate extensively and advise on and draft clear, comprehensive and effective banking documents to cover a wide range of banking related transactions including loan agreements, bills of exchange, letters of credit, letters of guarantee, liens, security documentation.

Employment

We provide support and advise to both employers and empyloees on behalf of and advise both employers and employees on any matter arising from the employment relationship, including termination of employment, redundancies, unfair and wrongful dismissal, termination of employment, discrimination at work. 

Corporate & Commercial

Having its roots in the traditional English Companies Law, Cyprus’s company laws provide a straightforward legal framework which provides clear and legally certain answers to a wide spectrum of corporate issues. Our firm undertakes the execution of a wide spectrum of projects in corporate matters.

Property

We advise and execute projects in relation to a wide spectrum of transactions involving ownership, leasing, alienating, securitisation and development of real estate property for domestic and overseas sellers, purchasers and property developers. 

Intellectual Property

We provide services in relation to both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters including copyright, patents, licensing, registration of trademarks at a local and EU level, franchising and licensing.

Personal Injury

We advise and litigate on accidents in the workplace, personal injury matters and insurance claims. We negotiate and draft all necessary settlement documentation in relation to both liability and quantum. 

Family

The family courts have exclusive jurisdiction to determine petitions for divorce, custody of children, maintenance and property disputes between spouses where the parties are members of the Greek Orthodox Church. If the parties belong to one of the other religious groups, jurisdiction is vested in the Family Court for Religious Groups.

Cyprus Investment Programme

The recent amendments to the Naturalization of Investors in Cyprus by Exception Scheme established the Cyprus Investment Programme (CIP) in 2018. The Cyprus government has formulated a citizenship scheme aimed at high net worth individuals and investors.

ADDRESS

33 Athalassas Street, 2221 Nicosia, Cyprus
P.O. Box 12536, 2250 Nicosia, Cyprus

TELEPHONE

Tel: (+357) 22 485297

EMAIL

info@npapandreoulaw.com

News & Publications

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