Charilaos Chrysanthou

Senior Associate

Contact details

+357. 2 Agias Elenis Street 6th & 7th Floor 1060 Nicosia, Cyprus Connect on LinkedIn

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Charilaos is a member of the litigation team of the firm. He has significant experience as a litigation lawyer, specialising in civil, criminal, family and labour law. He handles various cases including applications for interim relief in support of arbitration proceedings filed in the LCIA.

Practice area specialization


  • Education LLB (Hons), University of East Anglia, Norwich (1999)
  • Professional memberships Cyprus Bar AssociationNicosia Bar Association
  • Career progression Senior Associate, Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC (since 2017)Associate, Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC (since 2015)Associate in two law firms (2005-2015)Lawyer, Office of the Attorney General (2002-2005)Legal Counsel of the Republic of Cyprus (2000-2002)
  • Specialization Civil LawCriminal LawFamily Law Labour Law


  • He represents clients in cases of disputes between the shareholders of companies and disputes for and against various Government Departments.

  • He represents insurance companies and handles serious cases of medical negligence, traffic offences including fatal accidents and breach of insurance contracts.

  • He represents private clients in their claims against commercial banks and other financial institutions on the basis of breach of loan agreements and guarantees.

  • He represents accused persons at the Criminal Courts and at the Assizes Courts, in relation to serious criminal offences, e.g. offences of economic crime/white collar related offences, possession of drugs, illegal employment of citizens of third countries, bribery, criminal offences relating to breach of trust and fraud.

  • He initiates private criminal prosecutions on behalf of clients - complainants.

  • He represents clients in various family law proceedings including, divorce, child custody disputes, adoption and child abduction, property issues between spouses and other related matters.

  • He represents various companies as employers and a number of private clients as employees in disputes relating to employment law legislation before the Employment Court. He represented a director of a company who was dismissed on the basis of redundancy. Charilaos applied to the Employment Court claiming damages on the basis that the director was unfairly dismissed. The Court held that the dismissal of the director was unfair and awarded a substantial amount of money as compensation.

  • He was instructed by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) as a prosecutor in a number of disciplinary proceedings of the Chamber, relating to offences committed by Contractors, Architects and other members of ETEK.

  • He advises and represents in Court private clients regarding applications for the administration of estates of deceased persons and drafting of wills.

  • He advises and represents in Court, construction companies regarding construction law claims.