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Menelaos Kyprianou

Managing Partner

Contact Details

T: +357 22 447777

P.O. Box 21150
1502 Nicosia, Cyprus
2 Agias Elenis Street
6th & 7th Floor
1060 Nicosia
Cyprus

Languages spoken

English
Greek
French

Menelaos Kyprianou

Managing Partner

Contact Details

T: +357 22 447777

P.O. Box 21150
1502 Nicosia, Cyprus
2 Agias Elenis Street
6th & 7th Floor
1060 Nicosia
Cyprus

Languages spoken

English
Greek
French

Menelaos Kyprianou is the managing partner of the firm and specialises in the field of litigation with a cross border element. UK and Russian leading law firms regularly refer work to him. The European Legal 500 Directory in its 2015 Edition has described him as "an outstanding lawyer" while according to the Chambers Europe 2015 directory Menelaos is "relied on by clients for his excellent support in corporate disputes".

In 2014 Menelaos was appointed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus as a member of the team advising the President and the chief negotiator in relation to the talks that are taking place with the Turkish Cypriot community with the aim of reuniting Cyprus. Specifically, Menelaos was appointed in the team which advised on issues of European Union law.

Menelaos was also a member of the board of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission during the years 2007 – 2011. 

At present, Menelaos Kyprianou is the Chairman of the Appeal Committee for Financial Disputes of the Cyprus Football Association.

Activities:

  • Submitted a thesis at the FIDE (Federation International de Droit Europeene) conference held in Dublin in June 2004 on the subject “Criminal Law in the European Union: A Giant Leap or a Small Step?”
  • AIJΑ conference in Limassol (19/11/04) – made a presentation on the topic: «Bringing an EU Based Law Case before National Courts: How Does It Work? A Real Life Case Study».
  • Chaired the 1st Annual Cyprus Anti-Money Laundering Forum held in Nicosia on the 24th November 2008. 
  • Made a presentation at the C5 forum in London in 2014 on the interim measures available to litigants in Cyprus in cross border cases.
  • Wrote the Cyprus chapter in the first four editions of ‘The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review.’

CREDENTIALS

LLB (Hons), Nottingham University, UK (1993)
Barrister–at–Law of The Middle Temple (1994)
Cyprus Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
International Bar Association (IBA)
Menelaos has been consistently recommended by the independent international law directories Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 as an expert in the field of dispute resolution.
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS AS PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST EDITION OF THE LEGAL 500:
"Menelaos Kyprianou is by far the best lawyer in Cyprus. His endless knowledge, his kind character, and his efficient decision-making provides the client with adequate security to trust even his/her life to Menelaos."
"Menelaos Kyprianou breaks down otherwise complicated barriers with ease."
Litigation with a cross border element

EXPERIENCE