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The Legal 500: Recognition of A.G. Erotocritou LLC as leading firm in Cyprus for 2020 and special awards to its members

The Legal 500: Recognition of A.G. Erotocritou LLC as leading firm in Cyprus for 2020 and special awards to its members

We are delighted to announce that, for another consecutive year, A.G. Erotocritou LLC has been recognised in various practice areas as a “Leading Firm” in Cyprus by The Legal 500 – one of the world's largest legal directories. The Legal 500 analyses and assesses the capabilities and strengths of law firms across the world, in over 150 jurisdictions, provides the most prestigious and comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended Law firms.

Our firm has been recognised as a Leading Firm across 4 practice areas, namely Dispute Resolution, Real Estate & Construction, Banking & Finance, and Commercial, Corporate and M&A. Our firm’s abovementioned departments have been recognised and recommended for their excellence by the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa for Cyprus for the year 2020.

Moreover, members of the team have been recognised as leading lawyers in Cyprus in a number of practice areas. More specifically, Andreas Erotocritou has been recognised as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution and Banking & Finance. Alexis Erotocritou has been recognised in the elite "Leading Individuals" list in Banking & Finance, as a leading lawyer in Commercial, Corporate and M&A as well as in Real Estate, whilst Antreas Koualis has been again recognised as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution.

Dispute Resolution Department

According to the independent assessment provided by The Legal 500, our Dispute Resolution department was recognised as one of the leading practices in the country (ranked at Tier 3). Moreover, Andreas Erotocritou and Antreas Koualis have been selected as recommended lawyers of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020.

Commentary from the directory

"The firm’s “main focus is handling applications for interim injunctive relief and the appointment of interim receivers, usually for international banks, financing institutions, investment firms, or multinational corporations. It receives a steady flow of such instructions from local and international law firms. Andreas Erotocritou heads the practice, which attracts praise for its ‘practical experience and knowledge of the various nuances of litigation both in Cyprus and in other countries’. Antreas Koualis was recently promoted to the partnership.”


'The team always took the initiative – warned about possible difficulties during court hearings; offered various options for solving a particular problem with a detailed description of the positive and negative sides of each option, anticipating our requests; directed us at difficult moments in litigation by giving valuable advice. Their practical experience and knowledge of the various nuances of litigation both in Cyprus and in other countries is impressive.’ 

'Andreas Erotocritou is an excellent lawyer who is commercial in his outlook and who is creative in pushing the legal boundaries.’ 

'Andreas Erotocritou and Antreas Koualis are two great litigators.’ 

'As with banking, the dispute team of the firm is very strong. They have frequently large disputes for which we open client accounts via the bank as part of the litigation. They are very professional litigators with excellent reputations.’

'Highly qualified dispute resolution team, which can react immediately to solve a problem. They have very good knowledge of Cyprus court proceedings and can propose effective protection strategy in any dispute.’ 

'Andreas Erotocritou is fantastic dispute resolution lawyer. Protection strategies proposed by Andreas were always correct and effective. Good knowledge of Cyprus law and court proceeding allows him to propose winning court strategies and we always feel secure when he handles our cases.’ 

Banking and Finance

The firm was once again recognised as a leading firm in Cyprus in this practice area. Alexis Erotocritou has been recognised in the elite "Leading individuals" list whereas Andreas Erotocritou is a recommended lawyer of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020.

Commentary from the directory

“The ‘versatile’ banking and finance team receives instructions from myriad multinational clients and international law firms on non-contentious, advisory, and litigation matters. Project financing, complex restructuring, securitisation, derivatives, and day-to-day advice constitute the bulk of the firm’s workload. Practice head Andreas Erotocritou stands out for ‘being an exceptional strategic thinker’, with an ‘extensive track record in working with financial institutions internationally’.”

Selective testimonials

‘We are very satisfied with the responsiveness, patience and general professionalism of the Erotocritou team.’  

‘This team is very versatile in their banking and finance expertise. They provide not only a high quality service but also they work closely with their clients which allows them to provide a service that is adapted to each client’s particular business needs.’ 

‘Alexis Erotocritou stands out for being an exceptional strategic thinker that has an incredible ability to identify any possible shortcoming at an early stage of a matter. Alexis has an extensive track record in working with financial institutions internationally.’ 

‘A.G Erotocritou LLC consists of hard working lawyers who operate as a team to deal with every legal matter. Their professionalism goes beyond their clients’ expectations and they always aim to achieve the finest results.’

‘Andreas Erotocritou and Alexis Erotocritou’s professionalism, organisation and ways of thinking are unique, making their firm one of the most exciting and promising for future clients.’

Real Estate Department

The firm was recognised as a leading firm in Cyprus in the real estate sector and has been ranked at Tier 2. Moreover, Alexis Erotocritou is a recommended lawyer of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020.

Commentary from the directory

“The firm has ‘a very solid real estate practice in the public and private sectors’ and ‘extensive experience in working with key real estate investors’. The group focuses on international transactions: its notable work includes the construction of skyscrapers, the implementation of large-scale projects including the construction of five-star hotels and industrial parks, and the provision of advice on real estate matters to high-net-worth individuals from various jurisdictions. The team is led by Alexis Erotocritou, who is ‘one of the most highly distinguished lawyers, with exceptional experience in real estate transactions’.”

Selective testimonials

The firm has a very solid real estate practice in both public and private sectors. I am aware the real estate and construction team has extensive experience in working with key real estate investors as well.’

‘Alexis Erotocritou is a highly proactive and dedicated expert with particular in-depth knowledge in real estate and banking & finance legal matters.’

 The firm consists of qualified lawyers who are very consistent and very professional. Their team has the ability and know-how to assist clients with all legal procedures for buying or selling a property.’

‘Andreas Erotocritou and Alexis Erotocritou have the know-how for any legal case or business transaction and are willing to push a colleague a step further for a client by sharing their knowledge, passion and interest for achieving the best result.’

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

A.G. Erotocritou LLC has also been praised in so far as the Commercial, Corporate and M&A sector is concerned (ranked at Tier 4), with Alexis Erotocritou being a recommended lawyer of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020.

Commentary from the directory

The firm “is 'involved in many large-scale projects’ and the team provides a ‘personal service’. The group focuses on restructurings and shareholder agreements, as well as handling wider corporate and commercial matters. Clients stem from the food and drink, agriculture, and real estate sectors. Practice head Alexis Erotocritou’s ‘experience in corporate finance work is indisputable’.” 

Selective testimonials

‘Alexis Erotocritou heads up the corporate team at the firm. His knowledge and experience in corporate finance are indisputable.’

‘The firm is involved in many large-scale projects in Cyprus. They can lead any project no matter how complex. They provide a personal service and any referral can feel safe about the quality.’ 

 Highly professional team with great experience in Cyprus and English corporate law issues. They can effectively solve all legal issues. Standards of work comply with international law firms standards. ‘  

‘Alexis Erotocritou is brilliant in corporate law and M&A. He assisted during a complex international debt restructuring project and helped to solve difficult legal problems at the interface between Cyprus, UK and BVI law.’ 

More information

More information regarding the 2020 rankings of our firm by the Legal 500 can be found at https://www.legal500.com/c/cyprus/ 

Our firm’s profile (which includes information regarding the firm, areas of practice, details of the members, testimonials, etc) can be accessed at https://www.legal500.com/firms/17582-ag-erotocritou-llc/23475-limassol-cyprus/

As a firm, we are grateful for the recognition and proud of our achievement. We believe that the above is not only a testament to the calibre of our services and the hard work we put into every individual case, but also to the trust our clients place in us and the quality of our work.

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