CHRYSANTHOS
CHRISTOFOROU

CHRYSANTHOS
CHRISTOFOROU

LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Contacts

+357 25 110136

Chrysanthos heads the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department as well as team 3 within the department, which deals with cross-border disputes involving multinational enterprises, high net worth individuals, international funds, trusts, banks and other credit institutions. Chrysanthos has been involved in many of the largest and most notable litigation disputes ever heard by the Cyprus courts with a consistent record of success. He has been the choice of leading international law firms to act for them on their own private matters. He has extensive experience covering a wide range of commercial litigation with emphasis on corporate litigation, shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, fraud, trusts and international trade. Chrysanthos has broad experience in and handles all types of urgent injunctive relief cases such as ex parte applications for freezing injunctions, receivership and Anton Piller orders, Norwich Pharmacal and disclosure orders.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • General corporate litigation
  • Shareholders’ and partnership disputes
  • White collar crime and fraud
  • Applications for injunctive relief (freezing injunctions, receivership and Anton Piller orders, Norwich Pharmacal and disclosure orders)
  • International trade disputes
  • Business contracts
  • Trusts
  • Data protection
  • Intellectual property
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Advising and acting for various international banks and financial institutions in relation to major litigation claims involving issues including loan agreements, pledge agreements and letters of credit.
  • Advising and representing multinational enterprises and high net-worth individuals in multi-million commercial disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals.
  • Advising and acting for leading forex companies in relation to court claims and regulatory issues.
  • Advising and acting for some of the world’s largest construction businesses and jointventures in relation to the largest and most notable procurement projects undertaken in Cyprus, including Larnaca International Airport and the Paphos-Polis motorway project.
  • Advising and representing a Cyprus holding company in a shareholders’ dispute over Russian oil terminals.
  • Advising and representing a major international telecommunications entity on multijurisdictional settlement and litigation.
  • Providing strategic advice on drafting dispute resolution provisions and on enforcement risks.
  • Acting for judgment creditors in proceedings for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Cyprus.

CAREER, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduated in law from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  • Awarded an LL.M in International Commercial and Business Law
  • Awarded an LL.M in International Trade Law
  • A partner in our legacy firm since 2008.
  • Speaks Greek and English

PUBLICATIONS

Chrysanthos has numerous published articles on Cyprus litigation topics to his credit and has been selected by leading legal publishers to write the Cyprus chapter of reference works including:

  • International Execution against Judgment Debtors (Thompson Reuters)
  • International Agency and Distribution Law (Juris Publishing, Inc)
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, edited by Louis Garb and Julian Lew (Kluwer Law)

He has also many published articles in other leading international legal journals including:

  • Prohibiting Unauthorized Use of Confidential Information
  • Injunctions Affecting Letters of Credit in Cyprus
  • Norwich Pharmacal Relief and Disclosure Orders: remedies well established in the Cyprus legal order
  • Appointment of a receiver by Cyprus courts
  • Court decides on taking of evidence via teleconferencing

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