Andreas Lytras

Associate

Contact details

+357 22 447777 andreas.lytras@kyprianou.com 2 Agias Elenis Street 6th & 7th Floor 1060 Nicosia, Cyprus Connect on LinkedIn

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • French

Andreas is an associate of the firm specializing in the areas of dispute resolution and arbitration and of admiralty and shipping. He studied law at King’s College London and subsequently obtained an LLM in International Shipping Law from the Queen Mary University of London. He has been admitted as a member to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2015.

Andreas provides legal advice and represents clients in court in relation to civil and commercial matters, and is actively involved in a number of cross-border disputes. His practice focuses on various aspects of corporate litigation including disputes between shareholders, interim injunctions including freezing and disclosure orders, contractual disputes, banking litigation, insurance law and personal injury claims. Andreas also advises on shipping law matters and practices admiralty litigation.

Credentials

  • Education LLB (Hons), King's College London, UK (2013)LLM (International Shipping Law), Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014)
  • Professional memberships Cyprus Bar AssociationNicosia Bar Association
  • Career progression Associate, Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC (since 2015)
  • Specialization LitigationAdmiralty and shipping

Experience

  • He represented a Spanish beverage company with international activities in relation to the resolution of a dispute concerning the import and distribution of its products in Cyprus. Andreas was successfully involved in the defence of the company regarding the injunctions sought against it, thereby allowing the company to continue to import and distribute its products in Cyprus through a different distributor.

  • He was involved in the representation of a Cypriot company, owned by a Russian entity, in a dispute over the ownership of two extremely high value business centres in Moscow. The case also concerned the assignment of a loan, for which the properties had been placed as security, and which was challenged by the Plaintiffs as being unlawful. A number of injunctions and disclosure orders were issued ex-parte against the company. Our firm successfully defended the company and managed to have the injunctions annulled.

  • He acted on behalf of Russian businessmen in a dispute over the beneficial ownership in a major Russian company. The proceedings in Cyprus concerned a liquidation application as well as a number of injunctions issued against a Cypriot entity involved in the group structure leading to the ownership of the Russian company.

  • He is involved in litigation regarding a dispute over the privatization of the Limassol Port and a related claim for damages of several millions. The case has aspects of both private and public law.