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The Legal 500: Retained top tier rankings for 2024

The Legal 500: Retained top tier rankings for 2024

We are thrilled to announce our outstanding rankings in the prestigious The Legal 500 EMEA Guide, as our firm has once again been recognised as a top tier firm in Cyprus, and several of our team members are recognised as leading lawyers in several areas of law. The Legal 500 is one of the world's largest and most reputable legal directories.

Specifically, the firm achieved a Top Tier rank in Real Estate and Construction, and has been highly recommended in Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, and Corporate, Commercial & M&A.

Moreover, several of our team members have been recognised by the directory; namely, Andreas Erotocritou as a leading individual in Dispute Resolution, Alexis Erotocritou as a leading individual in Real Estate/Construction, Banking and Finance and Corporate, Commercial & M&A, Grigoris Sarlidis in Banking and Finance and Georgia Demou in Real Estate and Construction.

More information regarding our firm and the 2024 rankings by The Legal 500 can be found here.

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.

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.

Real Estate & Construction

The firm received an outstanding award as it has been recognised as a Top Tier firm in Cyprus in the real estate sector for another consecutive year.

Commentary from the directory

The ‘very responsive and professional’ team at Erotocritou is praised for its ‘personal and friendly approach’ and ‘quick problem solving skills’. The group handles a broad range of complex real estate transactions, and frequently oversees the implementation of large-scale projects, for example the construction of five-star hotels, industrial parks and shopping malls. In addition, the practice often acts for UHNWI and HNW individuals from around the world. Other key clients include foreign conglomerates, international law firms, and banking institutions. The practice is also noted for its strength in supporting the firm's litigation department with contentious real estate matters. The highly regarded practitioner Alexis Erotocritou heads up the practice; senior associate Georgia Demou is singled out for her contributions.

Some testimonials include:

  • ‘The team is very specialised and has inside-out knowledge of all real estate matters and a very high commercial awareness. I was impressed by the responsiveness but also how each department cooperated so smoothly with each other during our tasks.’
  • ‘There is great quality. Lawyers work on the highest professional standards (those that you can find from a large firm in US/UK). They have high ethics, are very responsive, and very transparent in terms of billing. You are in safe hands.’
  • ‘They’re very thorough, which is crucial for making sure our legal documents and contracts are accurate.
  • ‘Their deep expertise and client-centric approach. They are very flexible with client needs. Staff is very friendly and pleasant to talk to.’

Dispute Resolution

According to the independent assessment provided by The Legal 500, the firm's Dispute Resolution department was recognised as one of the leading practices in the country, being ranked at Tier 2. Andreas Erotocritou has been recognised as one of the Leading Individuals of the sector. 

Commentary from the directory

At A.G Erotocritou LLC, the 'highly accessible, efficient and responsive' team is led by Andreas Erotocritou, who fields expertise in advising on international disputes and the Cypriot law aspects relating to international arbitrations and court proceedings. The group's workload takes in cross-border corporate / commercial disputes, asset recovery proceedings, and significant injunctions. Andreas Koualis is a key name in the department.

Some testimonials include:

  • ‘The team is working with us on several projects, always professional very responsive and meeting deadlines. We feel in safe hands. Responsive and attentive to clients needs, work together as partners practical, skilled, experienced.’
  • ‘The work undertaken by AG Erotocritou is always of outstanding standard and meets our requirements every time we use them.’
  • ‘We have worked with Andreas Erotocritou and Andreas Koualis, both of whom are very competent and knowledgeable in their field. The whole team led by Andreas and Andreas is very responsive and approachable and is available to the clients at all times.’
  • ‘The advice provided by the team shows their legal experience in the field and their capabilities in assisting in disputes, irrespective of their complexity. The team always “thinks outside the box” which is essential when discussing the strategy for a complex matter.’
  • ‘The team is a dynamic litigation team that excels in every aspect. The team is reliable and prompt. The team is outstanding in dealing with interim orders and has a good reputation in this market.’

Banking and Finance

The firm was once again recognised as one of the leading firm in Cyprus in this practice area, ranked at Tier 2. Alexis Erotocritou has been recognised as a leading individual in Cyprus whilst Grigoris Sarlidis has been recognised as a leading lawyer and Next Generation Partner.

Commentary from the directory

The 'very professional, dedicated and expert' team at A.G Erotocritou LLC is praised for its ‘broad and deep knowledge of national and international finance’.  Alexis Erotocritou has extensive experience in advising on banking and finance transactions and security structures. The team regularly works with leading international law firms, large local and international corporations and banks. The group continues to advise on the restructuring of large groups of companies. Grigoris Sarlidis has a particular focus on financial services matters, and acts for large international banks, investment firms, asset managers, funds and other market participants in the space.

Some testimonials include:

  • 'The team has deep understanding of financial transactions and regulation, as well as commercial understanding of the related matters.'
  • ‘Working on projects with A.G Erotocritou LLC has been great, they were always proactive with consultations and guidance. The team has highly qualified people that are efficient and pay attention to the small details. We felt it was part of our team and we had a great rapport with all their members.’
  • ‘Grigoris Sarlidis -his knowledge of the legislation concerning the financial services has been a significant plus. He is exceptional in all aspects of legal advice and I always reach out when needed. He always finds the time and that was really appreciated.’
  • ‘Clear advice in often a difficult jurisdiction to navigate. Accessible, and strong connection with a major law firm in the UK meant that advice was also coordinated for cross-border projects.’

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

The firm was once again recognised as one of the leading firm in Cyprus in this practice area, ranked at Tier 2. Alexis Erotocritou has been recognised as a leading individual in Cyprus.

Commentary from the directory

The ‘highly professional' team at A.G Erotocritou LLC …routinely handles a wide range of corporate, commercial and M&A transactions, and continues to advise on a steady flow of instructions from large international law firms, national and foreign corporations, and banks. 

Some testimonials include:

  • ‘They are immediately available, very responsive. Their commercial approach to matters gives value to their advice.
  • ‘We consider that the ability of AG Erotocritou to complete transactions efficiently and quickly gives our firm a value added benefit. Not only are they problem solvers but they do it in the most cost effective way. Their ability to think outside the box and form a strategy, is a most valuable service to us.’ 
  • ‘AG Erotocritou have in place a highly professional team, with deep knowledge of corporate matters. Alexis Erotocritou is always responsive, but above all is an excellent negotiator. He has the ability to come up with solutions, especially in complex situations. He and his team provide our firm with first class support.’
  • The team members are very knowledgeable in their respective fields and extremely approachable and accessible. All of the team members have a deep understanding of the key issues that may arise on a matter and are always willing to go out of their way to assist and advise us.’

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