Firm overview

Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC has established an enviable reputation as a broad based legal practice. The calibre of the firm's lawyers and their dedication to providing clients with the most practical and cost effective services is the cornerstone of the success of the firm.

  • 1991 founded
  • 54 lawyers
  • 37 support staff
  • 8 offices in five countries
Our locations

We have fully fledged offices in 8 locations: Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos (Cyprus), Birkirkara (Malta), Athens and Salonica (Greece), Kiev (Ukraine) and Dubai (UAE).

  • Birkirkata (Malta)
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • Athens, Greece
  • Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • Paphos (Cyprus)
  • Limassol (Cyprus)
  • Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Our mission
  • To practise our profession with integrity
  • To provide our clients with speedy, practical and cost effective solutions
  • To recruit the best available staff, to provide them with the means and resources necessary for their development and to ensure that they are allocated challenging and interesting work
  • To employ the latest and best methods related to law firm management
  • To sustain our international network of associations and to enhance them further
  • To be constantly up-to-date with all developments related to our fields of practice
  • To disseminate our knowledge and expertise to colleagues and associates by participating in and presenting at international conferences and seminars and by publishing articles in professional journals
Our founding partner

Michael Kyprianou is the founding partner of our firm.

Until 1991, Michael Kyprianou held the post of Senior Counsel working under the Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus.

He ended this aspect of his career with the landmark case of the Republic of Cyprus and the Autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus against Goldberg and Feldman Fine Arts Inc, successfully obtaining an order for the return of the stolen 4th century rare artefacts from a vandalised church at Lythrangomi village.

In 1991, he resigned from his position with the Government to be elected as a Member of the House of Representatives and served as a member at various committees of the House including the chairmanship of the Committee of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.

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Affiliations

Our law firm is a member of the following associations:

  • The Cyprus Bar Association
  • Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau (CIB)
  • The Athens Bar Association
  • The International Bar Association
  • Multilaw
  • The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • The Piraeus Bar Association
  • The International Fraud Group (IFG)
  • The Middle Temple
  • Worldlink for lawyers
  • The International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)
  • The International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
  • The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • The Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
  • The European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA)
  • The Federation of Overseas Property Developers, Agents and Consultants (FOPDAC)
  • The Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP)
  • The UK Trading Standards Institute (TSI)
  • Credit Services Association (CSA)
  • International Association of Commercial Collectors (IACC)
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA Cyprus)
  • European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA)
  • International Law Office (ILO)
  • Cyprus-Russian Business Association (CYRUBA)
  • Cyprus-Russian Association of Paphos
  • Cyprus-China Business Association (CYCHIBA)
  • Cyprus-Israel Business Association
  • Cyprus-GCC Countries Business Association
  • Association of European Attorneys (AEA)
  • Cyprus-Iran Business Association
Our history
  • June 1991

    The firm was founded by Michael Kyprianou, who initially set up the Nicosia office.

  • January 2002

    The Limassol office begins its operation.

  • January 2004

    The Paphos office begins its operation.

  • August 2007

    Menelaos Kyprianou, Tonia Antoniou, Savvas Savvides and Lambros Soteriou become equity partners in the firm.

  • October 2009

    The Athens office begins its operation.

  • May 2011

    The firm moves into new purpose built office building in Paphos.

  • September 2011

    Ilias Tsintavis becomes an equity partner in Michael Kyprianou and Co LLC (Athens) which is responsible for the Greek operations of the firm.

  • March 2013

    The Malta office begins its operation. David Meli becomes an equity partner in Michael Kyprianou and Co LLC (Malta) which is responsible for the Malta operation of the firm.

  • August 2013

    The firm moves into new purpose built office building in Limassol.

  • December 2013

    The Salonica office begins its operation.

  • August 2015

    A survey carried out by the local financial magazine Gold ranks the firm as fifth largest in Cyprus in terms of size.

  • October 2015

    The Kiev office begins its operation. Dmitry Perevoschykov becomes an equity partner in Michael Kyprianou and Co LLC (Ukraine) which is responsible for the Ukraine operations of the firm.

  • February 2016

    The firm is awarded the prestigious export award for services by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the year 2014.

  • April 2016

    The firm is ranked and recommended by the international law directories Legal 500 and Chambers in all the fields that it provides services in: banking and finance, EU and competition, dispute resolution, tax, corporate, commercial and mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, maritime and admiralty and real estate and construction.

  • November 2016

    Dr. Panayiotis Yiannopoulos and Eleni Kozi become equity partners in Michael Kyprianou and Co LLC (Thessaloniki).

  • December 2016

    The Dubai office begins its operation. Khamis Abulhawa becomes an equity partner in Michael Kyprianou (Middle East) DMCC which is responsible for the Dubai operations of the firm.

  • August 2017

    A survey carried out by the local financial magazine Gold ranks the firm as fourth largest in Cyprus in terms of size.