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Kyriacos Scordis

Country: Cyprus

Practice Area: International Litigation

  • 30 Karpenisi Street
Academic qualifications
- LL.B. (Hons) – UCL, London, 1992
- LL.M. (Hons) – UCL, London (International Business Transactions), 1993

Professional qualifications
- Barrister-at-Law (1994), Lincoln’s Inn
- Advocate (1995)

Languages spoken
- Greek
- English
- German (basic command)

International Bar Association, International Tax Planning Association, AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers), Cyprus-Russian Business Association, Lincoln’s Inn

Specialisation, Experience
- International Arbitration & Litigation, Company / Commercial, Tax Planning.
- Instructed in major international disputes, including appearing before Tribunals in Moscow & Stockholm (in addition to appearing before Cyprus Courts) for claims in excess of USD 300 million, acted as instructing counsel in a US RICO dispute on behalf of a co-plaintiff in a claim totaling in excess of USD 2,7 bln, acted in a multi-million shareholder’s dispute regarding a company involved in the Russian telecommunications sector, acted in a multi-million shareholder’s dispute regarding the holding company of a group involved in the Russian energy sector, acting in an LCIA arbitration for a claimed amount exceeding USD 1 billion, acting in Cyprus claims involving Russian & Ukrainian commodity holdings in excess of USD 1 billion each, successfully defending actions by a debtor against Bank of Cyprus and recovering in excess of €160,000,000 for the overdue debt of the same debtor (due to Bank of Cyprus as the successor of Laiki Bank) within 4 months of being instructed to defend the claim & formulate a debt recovery strategy
- Advised on and acting in a variety of corporate matters including cross-border sales & acquisitions of Cyprus and non-Cyprus assets, drafted and advised on shareholders agreements, structuring international acquisitions via Cyprus, trusts, escrow arrangements, tax planning.
- Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC: is a firm with an international practice, offering a wide range of legal and corporate services. The firm is headquarters are in Nicosia and it maintains representative offices in Moscow and Athens. The firm acts for Cyprus based, international and multinational clients on a variety of matters, including litigation / arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, admiralty, shipping, family law, company / commercial, administrative law, probate, estate & tax planning.  

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