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Chrysostomides Advocates and Legal Consultants

Kypros Chrysostomides

Kypros Chrysostomides



  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Banking
  • Corporate and Business
  • Securities
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • European Union Law
  • Taxation Law

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

WSG Regional Council
Past Member
Banking & Finance Group
IBA Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Dr Kypros Chrysostomides is the firm's Chairman, and one of Cyprus' leading corporate and tax lawyers. He specializes in business law generally, human rights law, international and constitutional law, and has published extensively on all these subjects.

During the early years of his career, Kypros was appointed a research fellow in Private International Law at the University of Bonn and later also worked at the European Commission of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Today, he leads a number of the firm's departments and is particularly known for his corporate law skills, and his substantial experience and expertise in international and tax law.

He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the Greek Institute of International Law, the International Law Association, the International Bar Association and the European Law Institute. He was a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for two consecutive terms, until June 2018. He is currently a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, serving his second term.

Bar Admissions

1973, Cyprus


University of Athens, Law School 1964; University of Luxemburg (Diplome de Droit Compare); University of Bonn, Germany (Doctor of Laws, 1967).
Areas of Practice

Arbitration / Mediation | Banking | Corporate & Commercial Law | Corporate and Business | Cross Border Transactions, M&A & Restructures | European Union Law | Securities | Taxation Law

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Cyprus Bar Association
Gesellschaft fur Rechtsvergleichung
UNIDROIT (Correspondent)
Association of Attenders and Alumni of the Hague Academy of International Law
International Fiscal Association
International Tax Planning Association
Cyprus Bar Council (Treasurer, 1975-1978)
International Bar Association
Mediterranean and Middle East Institute of Arbitration (Treasurer, 1989)
International Law Association


Tax Update - DAC 6: Mandatory Reporting of Cross-Border Arrangements
Chrysostomides Advocates and Legal Consultants, December 2019

  The EU is introducing an additional level of transparency in order to enhance the means tax authorities can use to detect potentially aggressive tax arrangements. In this light, EU Directive 2018/822/EU (hereinafter the “DAC 6”) imposes mandatory reporting of cross-border arrangements, affecting at least one EU Member State, that fall within one of a number of “hallmarks”...

Additional Articles

"Doing Business in Cyprus" 1980
"The Legal and Tax Aspects of Foreign Investments in Cyprus" 1977
"Die Aufbringung des anfanglichen Kapitals der GmbH und der Private Company," 1974
"Travel Contracts and Hotel-Keepers Liability," Article, 1972
"Competence and Incompatibility in the European Convention on Human Rights," Article, 1973
"Taxation of Companies in Cyprus" in "Taxation of Companies in Europe" of the Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
"Cyprus - An Excellent Base for Off-shore Captive Insurance Companies," Article, 1982
"Cyprus - New Off-shore Bank Center," Article, 1982
"The Network of Tax Treaties Between Cyprus and Eastern European Countries," Article, 1992.

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