CHAMBERS: NICOSIA & PAPHOS T:00357 22 677776 T: 00357 26 100344 24/7 T: 70000529 (70000LAW)


We advocate all over Cyprus we arbitrate all over the world.

IN THE HEART OF THE NICOSIA BUSINESS AREA, OUR OFFICES ARE NEXT TO THE SUPREME COURT, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, AND NATIONAL THEATRE.

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WE OFFER OUR CLIENTS MORE THAN JUST A LEGAL ADVICE

Seek your Legal Advice from a Boutique Law Firm with a Strong Team and a Successful Background in Litigation. Our team also handles out of court settlements. Our Legal team includes accredited Mediators and International Arbitrators.

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  5 REASONS TO TRUST OUR LEGAL TEAM.

 Honesty:

 If you want an honest Lawyer you have to be an honest Client. Honesty is always respected and appreciated by Courts and Judges. This is how we always build strong long term relationships with clients. Don't be afraid to tell us the truth this is the best way to get you the best result possible.

 Proactiveness:

 Our legal staff can advice you in order to get all your legal matters in order and cover you before a lawsuit. We can help you draft your will. We can also help you minimize legal costs. We do not advice anyone to consult a lawyer after being sued since it’s probably too late.  

 Mitigate Damages:

 However in the event that you have already been sued it’ s still not late if it is in the initial stages. Our legal staff can help, assist and advice as to mitigate any damages.

 Drafting Agreements:

 Draft or negotiate your contracts with us. We can help you with your customer, employee, supplier agreements or even with buying/selling or renting contracts. Drafting the agreements yourselves can quickly cause problems and your likely to miss (legal) and/or non legal aspects that can lead to a number of complications whilst also getting you in big trouble.

 Business Incorporation/Advice/Structural Decisions:

 Whether you incorporate your new business or restructuring your existing one trust our firm and our team of financial experts. We will help you understand liabilities, tax obligations, setup fees, ongoing expenses just to name few.  

 OUR AIM IS ALWAYS TO HELP CLIENTS TO AVOID FUTURE LEGAL PROBLEMS BY BEING PROACTIVE.  

CYPRUS LEGAL SYSTEM & COURT STRUCTURE

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Cyprus was a British colony until 1960, when the island became an independent republic.   Until independence  the legal system was based on the English legal system.   The laws enacted for the colony applied to Cyprus  the principles of common law and equity.  Many of those laws are still in force today. After independence in 1960 the English legal system was largely preserved.  The laws applicable are the following: 

 

  • The Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus  
  • The laws retained in force by virtue of Article 188 of the Constitution 
  • The principles of Common Law and Equity 
  • The Laws enacted by the House of Representatives. 


Following the accession of The Republic of Cyprus to the European Union in 2004, the Constitution was amended so that European law has supremacy over the Constitution and national legislation.  


COURT STRUCTURE
 

  • SUPREME COURT (Nicosia)
  • APPEAL COURT (Nicosia)
  • ASSIZE COURT (Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca/Famacusta, Pafos) 
  • DISTRICT COURT (Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca/Famacusta, Pafos)
    • Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction 

COURTS OF SPECIAL JURISDICTION
 

  • ADMINISTRATIVE COURT (Nicosia)
  • FAMILY COURTS(Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca/Famacusta, Pafos)
  • INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES (Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca/Famacusta, Pafos) COURT 
  • RENT CONTROL COURT(Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca/Famacusta, Pafos)
  • MILITARY COURT (Nicosia)

COURTS AND AREAS OF PRACTICE:

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COURT PROCEDURES

  • Supreme Court/Constitutional Law   Actions for Mandamus, Habeas Corpus, Certiorari, Prohibition. 
  • Appeal Court  Criminal, Civil Appeals and Special Jurisdiction Court Appeals. 
  • Criminal Courts:   Personal Criminal Liability, Corporate Criminal Liability, Extradition procedures, European Arrest Warrants, White collar Crime.
  • Civil Courts: Medical negligence, Bank Claims, Small Claims litigation, Accidents at work, Road Traffic Accidents,  Fatal Accidents and Inquests  

SPECIAL JURISDICTION COURTS:

  • Industrial Disputes Court: Employer Employee dispute.
  • Rent Control Court: Landlord and Tenant Disputes and Litigation   
  • Family Courts:   Divorce, Divorce and financial settlements Maintenance Child Protection Mental incapacity Stop List problemS.
  • Administrative Court Administrative Actions under 146.6 of Constitutional Law
  • Wills/Probate   Drafting of Wills, Probate Procedures, Inheritance Disputes, Trusts.

OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENTS

  • Arbitration/Mediation   What is Arbitration? What is Mediation? As part of a Court case
  • Company/Commercial: Commercial contracts Commercial property transactions Company creation and dissolution Liability of Directors Criminal Liability.
  • Property Matters: Buying and selling property Donation of property during your lifetime.
  • Immigration/ Migration Residency Permits: All Europeans who come to live in Cyprus must apply for a residence permit 6 (six) months after arrival in the Country, which is available from the immigration department. However, if you are coming to Cyprus to work, you need to obtain your permit as soon as you arrive in conjunction with signing your employment contract and signing up for social insurance. 
  • Visas for Non-Europeans: This is a very complex matter with different rules for different countries. We can assist you with this process.  
  • Settle in Cyprus/Passports: We offer support and provide services for non-Europeans citizens who took the decision to settle in Cyprus. We will take care of all paper work and inspection of the property. The client has the choice to enter into an agreement with us in order to receive guidance at all the time. Under certain conditions non-Europeans citizens can obtain a Cyprus/European passport. We can advise and guide you through the procedure.  

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Soteris Argyrou & Partners L.L.C

Nicosia offices: 4 Diagorou Avenue, 6th Floor, Suite 604, 1097 Nicosia, Cyprus Pafos Offices: Agiou Athanasiou, GLOBE Business Center 1st Floor, Suite 102, 8021, Pafos, Cyprus

NICOSIA T:22 677776 (4 LINES) F:22 677667
PAFOS T: 26 100344 F:26 100706
PANCYPRIAN T: 7000 0529 (7000 0LAW) F: 7000 1529 (7000 1LAW)

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