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Kyriacos Kourtellos
Advocate - Managing Director

With close to 15 years of experience in high-value, local and cross-border business structuring, project development and transactional work, Kyriacos is a well-rounded legal professional with a broad and deep understanding of various industries and sectors. Kyriacos has played a role in some of the most significant transactions with a Cyprus law angle in recent years.

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Expertise

Prior to founding Kourtellos & Co, Kyriacos trained at a leading litigation practice and held various positions in the Corporate, Commercial, and Energy departments of top-tier and Big 4 law firms. This diverse background has equipped him with extensive legal and operational expertise, making him an invaluable asset to any team. He also serves in outsourced executive roles as a Board Member in multinational groups, offering his strategic guidance to start-ups, SMEs, and large organisations.

Education

  • LLB, University of Leicester (2009)

  • BVC, The University of Law (2010)

  • Called to the Bar of England & Wales by Lincolns Inn (2010)

  • LLM in Environmental Law, Queen Mary University of London (2012)

Memberships

  • Member, The Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn

  • Advocate, Cyprus Bar Association

  • Advocate, Limassol Bar Association

  • Member, Investments, Energy and Environment Committee of the CBA

Publications

Kyriacos has published and co-authored widely in leading journals on the areas of Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, Energy and Environment.

Representative Publications:

  • Cyprus Chapter of IENE’s SE Europe Energy Outlook 2016 – 2017

  • Alternative Investment Funds in Cyprus, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, 2015

  • Environmental Impact Assessments in Cyprus, International Company & Commercial Law Review, Thomson Reuters, 2015

  • Insolvency Law Reform in Cyprus, INSOL Europe, Eurofenix, 2015

  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Governance (Cyprus), Global Legal Group, 2015

  • The legal regime of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in Cyprus waters, International Company & Commercial Law Review, Thomson Reuters, 2015

Experience

Kyriacos has collaborated with the majority of the top global law firms in high-profile, high-value and cross-border matters.

Representative Matters:

  • Startups, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, offering strategic advice and support at every stage of the transaction

  • Legal due diligence and opinions on the corporate capacity of Cypriot entities and the legal validity and enforceability of Cyprus law documentation

  • Ad hoc advice on all aspects of Cyprus law relevant to multi-million domestic and cross-border transactions across various industries

  • Advice on day-to-day operations of holding and trading companies, including major conglomerates, incorporated or trading in Cyprus

  • Corporate applications at Cyprus Courts for business structuring

  • Legal advice and guidance to buyers, sellers, and developers involved in high-end residential, commercial, and industrial real estate transactions

  • Advice to local and international SMEs and large organisations across diverse industries on compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and national legislation

  • Guidance to local and international clients in a wide range of environmental matters and natural resources projects

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