The Intellectual Property and Related Rights (Amendment) Law of 2022, published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cyprus on 7 October 2022, aims to harmonise the Cyprus copyright regime with various acts at the European Union (‘EU’) level and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty. This Law amends and redefines already existing concepts and establishes new definitions and obligations. Its main object is to modernise copyright protection in light of the advances in technology...
Chrysostomides is a leading independent Cyprus law firm. Taking our clients business personally, we strive for excellence in reaching quality, tailored legal solutions and building strong, long-lasting relationships. We combine a deep, multi-faceted knowledge of the law with a strong sense of professionalism in delivering results through effective team work.
Established in 1981, Chrysostomides grew into one of the largest law firms in Cyprus with a team of over 80 legal experts and paralegals, serving both local and international clients from our Nicosia and Limassol offices. Our work extends across a wide range of practice areas and industry sectors, in which we endeavour to stay at the forefront of developments to better understand clients' business and challenges.
Our clients range from multinational corporations to private companies and individuals from a variety of jurisdictions and backgrounds. Our effort is to focus on each client's specific requirements and circumstances to provide customised, comprehensive services and workable solutions.
The quality of our work has long been acknowledged and recognised by clients, who often recurrently seek our advice and support, and international legal directories alike, where Chrysostomides has been consistently ranked among the top firms in Cyprus for our main and key areas of practice. Our lawyers are also listed among the leading practitioners, according to their respective specialisation.
Demonstrating our commitment to the wider community at large, we undertake pro bono work and offer the same level of service to clients who find themselves in particularly challenging situations or to aspiring new entrepreneurs. Through this process, we gain invaluable experiences and job satisfaction, making us stronger and more accomplished leaders in our respective practice areas.
Year this Office was Established: 1981
Lawyers Worldwide: 40
Languages: Greek, English, French, German, Russian
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The late 1990s to early 2000s were a time when the internet – still in its infancy – was akin to the wild-west; new, uncharted, and rapidly growing in usage and adoption. The accompanying excitement over this new technology fuelled a stock market bubble caused by untenable speculation on dot-com companies. The bubble finally burst in March of 2000, resulting in the NASDAQ ‘falling by more than 75 percent between March 2000 and October 2002, thus wiping out more than $5 trillion [USD] in market value...
We are thrilled and immensely proud to announce that our firm has maintained its leading position in the Cyprus legal market, having achieved leading Top Tier rankings in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA for all the areas of law it is listed in: Banking and finance Commercial, corporate and M&A Dispute resolution Employment EU and competition Intellectual property Tax The Legal 500 EMEA also recognises a significant number of the firm’s partners and senior associates, who are listed among Cyprus’ Leading Individuals, Rising Stars and Next Generation Partners in their respective areas of expertise: Eleni Chrysostomides – Intellectual Property Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris – B
We couldn’t be happier for our client the American University of Beirut (AUB), for the historic agreement it signed with the Municipality of Paphos for the establishment of an AUB campus in the town. AUB has been providing high-quality American-style education to students from around the world for more than 150 years and its presence in Paphos is undoubtedly of significant importance. The campus will be an integral part of AUB, with extensive interaction with the Beirut campus in the form of student exchanges, faculty exchanges, collaborative research projects, expanded online and hybrid learning opportunities...