Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC - Law Firm, Cyprus
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Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC

Profile

The firm was established in 1974 by Christos Georgiades, and gradually evolved into its current legal form, Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC (“CGA”), with offices in Paphos (hq) and Nicosia. Over the years, CGA has progressed to gain widespread market recognition and plaudit.

CGA firm members’ expertise spreads across a broad span of disciplines and industries, with a particular focus on commercial and investment matters. In particular, lawyers of CGA in Cyprus specialize in International Business Transactions, Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration & ADR, Construction & Engineering, Property, Investment & Estates, Intellectual Property, Immigration and Corporate & Insolvency Matters.

Our Cypriot and international clients include some of the leading businesses and professionals in their respective fields. In fact, many of our clients have grown with us since the firm’s inception and continue to retain us with their entire legal portfolio.

Importantly for our international clients, the firm enjoys close links and associations with reputable law firms in a plethora of jurisdictions, as well as with accounting, audit and fiduciary providers of excellent standing.

We always strive to exceed our clients’ expectations and are committed to finding business-efficient solutions. We pride on the relationships we have built over the years and we actively work on ways to better service our clients’ needs.

Areas of practice

International business transactions

CGA members have extensive experience in negotiating, drafting and concluding complex commercial contacts for a broad range of commercial matters.

Christos Georgiades & Associates LLCOur expertise includes commercial contracts for:

  • services
  • sale of goods
  • manufacturing, construction and engineering projects
  • partnership formation and dissolution
  • restructures
  • agency and distributorship
  • intellectual property
  • formation and use of trusts
  • M & A
  • shareholders’ agreements
  • insurance
  • International Business

Commercial litigation

CGA is one of the leading firms in Cyprus in commercial litigation, succesfuly representing clients in a wide range of complex national and international commercial disputes.

Our members have extensive experience in most areas of commercial litigation, including the following:

  • commercial contracts
  • international trade
  • commodities
  • banking
  • joint venture agreements
  • injunctions
  • fraud and asset recovery
  • property
  • professional negligence

International arbitration & ADR

International arbitration is a significant part of the dispute resolution landscape. Advocates at CGA regularly appear on behalf of clients in international and domestic arbitration proceedings in Cyprus and abroad.

CGA Members are familiar with the rules and procedures particular to the different arbitration institutions, including ICC and CEDRAC, as well as the UNCITRAL rules.

Our lawyers are also experienced in representing clients in mediation in civil and commercial disputes, both domestic and international.

In addition to appearing on behalf of clients, members of CGA accept appointments as independent arbitrators, mediators and experts in domestic and international disputes.

Construction and engineering

Christos Georgiades & Associates LLCCGA is one of the leading firms in Cyprus specializing in providing advocacy and advice in the fields of construction, engineering, infrastructure and energy.

We have worked on all types of construction projects, including commercial and industrial buildings, and infrastructure projects.

Our lawyers handle a broad range of issues involved in the construction industry, including:

  • contract procurement and judicial review proceedings
  • drafting and negotiating design and construction contracts
  • construction financing
  • claims and dispute resolution by negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation

Property investment and estates

CGA deals with all matters relating to freehold and leasehold property, including transactions and disputes involving commercial and residential property.

Our members advise both individual and corporate clients in respect of:

  • sale and leasing agreements
  • acquisition of property by non-Cypriots
  • property management
  • estate planning and administration
  • wills and probate
  • estate administration

Intellectual property

CGA deals with all aspects of patent and trade mark protection, design registration, copyright and the licensing of technology.

Our expertise covers the following areas:

  • acquisition, registration and protection of intellectual property
  • agency, franchising and licensing
  • competition
  • patent, trademark and copyrights proceedings
  • passing-off actions

Immigration

Christos Georgiades & Associates LLCBeing a member state of the EU since 2004, Cyprus is situated at the junction of Europe, Asia and Africa and is an ideal location to live, invest, study and travel to.

Our immigration team has substantial experience in serving international clients from many different jurisdictions, including China, Russia, CIS countries, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon and Iran.

CGA expertise covers the following matters:

  • citizenship applications
  • permanent residence permits
  • applications for immigration permits
  • employment permits
  • visas
  • judicial review proceedings

Corporate & insolvency matters

The favourable Cypriot tax regime and the extensive network of double-taxation treaties and bilateral investment treaties have developed Cyprus into an ideal base for foreign businesses seeking to exploit the international market.

CGA lawyers have a wide range of expertise in corporate and insolvency proceedings, including:

  • shareholders’ disputes
  • asset recovery
  • constructive trust proceedings
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • corporate restructuring
  • winding up
  • fraudulent preference

Additionally, Catus Corporate Services is affiliated to CGA, offering corporate services to local and international clients. These services include:

  • establishment and administration of trusts
  • registration and management of companies
  • nominee services
  • opening and managing of bank accounts in Cyprus and abroad
  • tax planning
  • escrow services

 

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