Fraud and White-Collar Crime

Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC is a leading law firm in Cyprus representing clients in matters relating to civil and criminal fraud, such as white-collar crime, financial fraud and funds misappropriation. Our team is experienced in assisting individual and corporate clients who have been defrauded or are facing prosecution in such situations. The team regularly handles high-value complex multi-jurisdictional matters for clients based across the globe and works closely with market leading law firms in other jurisdictions. The firm is a member of the exclusive International Fraud Group, an international network of lawyers specialising in international fraud and asset recovery cases.

At Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC, technical legal excellence is a given – our advice is clear and strategic; our solutions are innovative and pragmatic. Whether you are a claimant or a defendant, dealing successfully with investigations, prosecutions and other actions requires specialist knowledge. When instructed, we focus on protecting our client’s interests and devising a strategy to achieve the best possible result. We build dedicated teams for our client’s case to ensure that they receive effective advice in a cost-efficient way.

Our Dispute Resolution and Arbitration team is consistently recommended for the quality of its work by the leading international directories, Legal500 and Chambers, commenting that the firm has a team of ‘hardworking lawyers who have a sharp eye for accuracy and are well prepared’.

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  • Represented a well-known global brand in civil and criminal proceedings for misappropriation of assets and fraud, amongst others. Action was taken against former members of the board of directors, and companies they own, accused of defrauding the company. Similar proceedings were progressing across a number of jurisdictions. We successfully obtained an interim injunction to protect the client’s assets and assisted the client in negotiating a favourable settlement in relation to all disputes.

  • Represented an Investment Firm in a high-value action for alleged fraud and obtaining money by false representations. The allegation was that the investment firm induced an investor to make trades that were manipulated, causing a loss to the investor. We successfully defended our clients who were acquitted of all counts after a substantive hearing.

  • Represented an investor in civil proceedings for the recovery of assets against an investment firm on the grounds of fraud and misappropriation of funds. We successfully obtained an interim freezing order against the investment firm, including its bank accounts and personal funds of its director who was personally involved. We also successfully obtained summary judgment in our client’s favour.

  • Represented the defendant in a case brought by his former business partner, seeking substantial damages on the allegation of fraudulent misappropriation of a successful business. The matter involved proceedings in several jurisdictions. We successfully defended an application for a freezing order and filed a criminal complaint for perjury against a witness.

  • Represented a client in relation to an action for multi-million-dollar damages on the basis of fraud and conspiracy to defraud. The matter involved coordination across a number of jurisdictions to protect the client’s ability to seek redress. We successfully obtained world-wide freezing orders against the defendants as well as disclosure orders against 3rd parties involved.