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Criminal Case before the Limassol District Court No. 22313/13 Director of Fisheries Department v. Constantinos Leonidou et. al. - 19.4.2016.

Acted on behalf of the Defendants.
Aquittal of 4 Defendants from criminal accusations of illegal fishing using spear-guns.

Rent Control Panel Case before the Famagusta Rent Control Panel Court No. K5/2011 K.K. EXTREME ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED v. B & P MICHAEL ESTATES LTD - 28.01.2016.

Acted on behalf of the Plaintiffs.
Succeeded in lowering of the level of monthly rent in a commercial establishment (Bar) in touristic area of Ayia Napa from €3,588.- down to €1,425.- retrospectively from 7.4.2011.

Ms. Nasia Sergiou joins our Neophytou & Neophytou LLC Law Chambers as Trainee Lawyer in the Litigation Department in Nicosia. - 12.10.2015.

 

Hierarchical Recourse Case before the Supreme Court of Cyprus No. 7/2013 Ocean Reef Properties Ltd v. Republic of Cyprus through 1. Director of Inland Revenue and/or Ministry of Finance - 06.10.2015.

Acted on behalf of the Plaintiffs.
Succeeded in challenging the validity of a VAT Ruling, thus, succeeding in securing a VAT Refund in the Region of €70,000.-

Criminal Case before the Nicosia District Court No. 8132/13 Chief of the Police Nicosia v. Enin Fejzaj - 28.9.2015.

Acted on behalf of the Defendant.
Aquittal of the Defendant from criminal accusations of causing Actual Bodily Harm (A.B.H.).

Ms. Aegli Solomontos joins our Neophytou & Neophytou LLC Law Chambers as Trainee Lawyer in the Litigation Department in Nicosia. - 24.09.2015.

 

Ms. Chrystalla Kantara joins our Neophytou & Neophytou LLC Law Chambers as Advocate in the Litigation Department in Nicosia. - 01.09.2015.

 

Hierarchical Recourse Case before the Cyprus Supreme Court No. 656/2011 Chief Constable 720 Panagiotis Antoniou v. Republic of Cyprus through the 1. Minister of Justice and/or 2. Chief of the Cyprus Police - 11.9.2014.

Acted on behalf of the Plaintiff Chief Constable 720 Panagiotis Antoniou.
Secured a Judgement in the favor of the Plaintiff for violation of fundamental human rights.

Mr. Afxentis Hadjiafxentis joins our Neophytou & Neophytou LLC Law Chambers as Trainee Lawyer in the Litigation Department in Nicosia. - 01.09.2014.

 

Civil Case before the Nicosia District Court No. 8571/12 USB BANK PLC v. 1. Christakis Koronidis et. al. - 9/4/2014.

Acted on behalf of the Plaintiff Bank.
Secured a Court Order following a Court Decision in favor of the Plaintiff Bank and against all 3 Defendants by way of deducting a monthly sum from the Defendants’ salaries to be paid in satisfaction of the Debt.

Ms. Anastasia Ioannou joins our Neophytou & Neophytou LLC Law Chambers as Trainee Lawyer in the Litigation Department in Nicosia. - 01.09.2013.

 

Registered our Law Chambers and Connected Companies as Duly Registered & Regulated Fiduciary Service Providers regulated under the Cyprus Bar Association pursuant and in accordance to the to the enactment of Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering Activities Law of 2007 (No. 188(I)/2007 as amended and with the Law Regulating Companies Providing Administrative Services and Related Matters of 2012 (No. 196(I)/2012), as amended. - 31.05.2013.

 

Civil Case before the Nicosia District Court No. 8571/12 USB BANK PLC v. 1. Christakis Koronidis et. al. - 22.4.2013.

Acted on behalf of the Plaintiff Bank.
Secured a Decision in favor of the Plaintiff Bank and against all 3 Defendants for a Loan Debt.

Labour Case before the Nicosia Labour Court No. 366/2010 NEFELI MISURACA v. FREDERICK UNIVERSITY - 16.4.2013.

Acted on behalf of the Plaintiff.
Secured a Decision in favor of the Plaintiff for unfair / illegal Dismissal.

Our Law Offices acquired further presence and establishment in Limassol (Commercial as well as Litigation Department] and in London UK [Litigation as well as Commercial Department]. Total areas of our offices locations (Nicosia CY, Paralimni CY, Larnaca CY, Limassol CY, Piraeus GR, London UK) is 600mp. - 16.4.2013.

 

Ms. Christina Christodoulides joins our Neophytou & Neophytou LLC Law Chambers as Trainee Lawyer in the Litigation Department in Nicosia. - 18.02.2013.

 

Hierarchical Recourse Case before the Cyprus Supreme Court No. 1129/2010 Chief Constable 720 Panagiotis Antoniou v. 1. Chief of the Cyprus Police , 2. Minister of Justice and Public Order of the Republic of Cyprus - 16.05.2012.

Acted on behalf of the Plaintiff Chief Constable 720 Panagiotis Antoniou.
Secured a Judgement in the favor of the Plaintiff for violation of fundamental human rights.

Launch of new web pages for our Law Offices and updating the information they include. June 2011.

 

Purchase of the entire 3rd floor on 49 Metochiou street in Nicosia, to cover all our professional needs. May 2011.

The total area of our offices in Nicosia is of 350mp. The total area of all our offices, including the regional offices (Nicosia, Larnaca, Paralimni and Piraeus) is of 575mp.

Attendance at the Seminar organized in Journalists' House focussing on the new Cypriot Planning Amnesty Laws. May 2011.

 

Handling Marine Mortgage cases for our Bank customers. April 2011.

 

Police Disciplinary Case 7/2010 Chief of the Cyprus Police v. Chief Constable 720 Panagiotis Antoniou - 19.01.2011.

Acted on behalf of the Defendant.
Secured an acquittal decision in favor of the Defendant Chief Police Constable 720 Panagiotis Antoniou.

The Litigation Department of our Offices was opened in Larnaca, with an office area of 50mp. January 2011.

The Litigation Department of our Offices was opened in Larnaca, with an office area of 50mp. Along with our offices in Nicosia (175mp), Paralimni (85mp) and Piraeus (60mp), the total area of our offices is of 370mp.

Handling the case for the recognition and enforcement of judgment issued by the International Court of Arbitration of Kiev, Ukraine. October 2010.

Handling the case for the recognition and enforcement of judgment issued by the International Court of Arbitration of Kiev, Ukraine in the Hellenic Courts, in Thiva on behalf of our Ukrainian clients against a Greek Company. The case was won at first instance and has a pending appeal to the Supreme Court in Athens.

Handling Marine Mortgage cases for our Bank customers. July 2010

 

Handling complex cases related to Company Law. May 2010.

Handling complex cases related to Company Law, including counterfeiting, illegal assets, illegal lending from the Company, repression of shareholding rights, etc.

Nicosia District Court Case No. 1847/09 Costas Sofroniou v. Dafnios Eftychiou et. al. - 20.01.2010.

Acted on behalf of the Defendants.
Secured a favorable decision by which the Defendants were recognized as customary Tenants of the Landlord, whereas the tenant lost his locus standing. Case stayed and referred to Nicocia Rent Control Panel case 114/2010
Defendants finally acquitted on 26.02.2016 with a judgement on costs in their favor.

Establishment of a separate Corporate Department of our Offices, that covers all supporting services related to companies. January 2010.

 

Ms. Georgia Michaelides joins our Law Offices as Advocate in the Litigation Department in Nicosia. December 2009.

 

Attendance at the Specialized Seminar focusing on Detachment of Employees within European Union. October 2010.

 

Hellenic Real Estate Law in conjunction to newly established Hellenic Land Registry Law: A hands on experience on the island of Crete. Crete Island - Hellas. 15-26 April 2009.

Real Estate Law & Hellenic Land Registry. Employment Law, Contract Law & EU Law. Court Actions against bad debtors in Greece. Ownership rights upon land. Registration of land in Greece on offshore trusts.

Take-over acquisition of Romanian company by Cyprus registered company. Port of Costanta - Romania. 10 April 2009.

Company Law. Take-over, acquisition of the 100% of the shares of a Romanian registered s.r.l. company by a Cyprus Limited company. Transfer of various assets, employees, etc., from the Romanian s.r.l. onto the Cyprus Limited company.

Attendance at the 8 Hour Course "Cyprus as an International Corporate Service Centre ...and comparison with International Financial Centers" of the LexAct business and legal solutions. Nicosia - Cyprus. 24-25 February 2009.

At Neophytou & Neophytou Law Chambers our ever lasting endeavor is to always be way ahead of our competition in providing the best legal solutions for our clients. This course served as an orientation for our personnel for the inner workings and added value of Cyprus as an international service provider centre.

Ms. Viorica Lupascu, BA(Hons) Econ, joins Neophytou & Neophytou Law Chambers as a Customers Relations Officer. Nicosia - Cyprus. 19 November 2008.

Ms. Viorica Lupascu, BA(Hons) Econ, joins the Neophytou&Neophytou Law Chambers as a Customer Relations Officer. Ms. Lupascu has full command of the Greek, English, Russian, Romanian, French, Spanish, Italian, Bulgarian and Serbian languages. She also possesses valuable accounting skills, thus enabling the Neophytou&Neophytou Law Chambers optimum possible internal organization, productivity and performance in the backend. At the same time, Neophytou&Neophytou ever demanding clients have already appreciated the front-end improvement of service with the adoption of numerous technological advancements in the every-day provision of services. These include skype internet telephony communication, paperless office protocols, recorded transmission of information, virtual private networks, client-server and ftp facilities to selected clients, etc.

Further expansion of the range and spectrum of legal and management services provided by Neophytou&Neophytou Piraeus Regional Law Office, with the co-housing of a ship-management, a ship-repairs, a real-estate, and a Service Provider company. Piraeus - Hellas. July-August 2008..

The Neophytou&Neophytou Piraeus Regional Law Office is housed along with a Publication Company, a Ship-Management Company, a Ship-Repairs Company, a Real Estate Company, and a Law Office, thus being able to facilitate and to handle a wide spectrum of cases in many areas of law. These companies are affiliated, or, they are under the direct, or direct control of the Neophytou&Neophytou Piraeus Regional Law Office thus enjoying central administration directly from Cyprus, while keeping the overhead expenses to the absolute minimum.

Ms. Georgia Ch. Liasides, LLB(Hons) joins Neophytou&Neophytou Law Chambers as a trainee advocate. Nicosia - Cyprus. 23 June 2008.

Ms. Georgia Ch. Liasides, LLB(Hons) joins the Neophytou&Neophytou Law Chambers as a trainee advocate. Her main areas of interest are 1)Land Law, 2) Contract Law, 3) Defamation, 4) Patent/Trademarks, 5) Family Law, 6) Labor Law, 7) EU Law and 8) Company Law.

Acquisition of the new Neophytou&Neophytou Office Headquarters. Nicosia - Cyprus. 17 June 2008.

The Neophytou&Neophytou Law Chambers acquire their new temporary office Headquarters. The new temporary headquarters are housed in a spacious 175m2 office located at 49 Metochiou Avenue, 3rd Floor, Office 301, Nicosia 1011, Cyprus. They are comprised of 8 separate offices, including a reception, a conference room and an archive/servers/telephone center room. The temporary headquarters of Neophytou&Neophytou Law Chambers shall serve our needs up until the withdrawal of all illegal Turkish troops from occupied towns of Kyrenia and Famagusta, Neophytou&Neophytou Law Chambers main headquarters.

Information Technology (IT) Law: Acquittal of 18 Charges. CYPRUS: District Court of Nicosia, Criminal Division: The Case of "Nicosia Police
Superintendent v. P.S. Tsiakkis Ltd, Charalambos Tsiakkis C.L.R 17126/06".
Presiding: Hon. Mrs. Justice O.A. Loizou
For the Prosecution: Mrs. Yiallourou, Mrs. Shiapani
For the Defense: Mr. Christos A. Neophytou
10 June 2008

The defendants were accused with 18 charges for illegally possessing and illegally distributing computer software contrary to Articles 2,3,4, 7B, 12, 13, 14(1)(5) and (6), 14A(1)(α)(β)(2), 22 of the Cyprus Intellectual Property Act N.59/76 as amended by Article 20 of the Cyprus Criminal Code Cap. 154.
Thanos A. Neophytou and Christos A. Neophytou acted for the defendants.
Christos A. Neophytou challenged the credibility of all 5 witnesses for the prosecution including the credibility of the Cyprus Police Officer and the "expertise" of the Cyprus Police IT expert. The witnesses for the Prosecution, including the "spy" used by Microsoft Corporation were all undermined due to effective cross-examination exercised by Christos A. Neophytou on technical IT matters. As an effect, the prosecution failed to substantiate a case at first instance for 9 out of 18 charges for which the defendants were acquitted at once. The Defense then called their own witnesses.
Upon callings their own defense witnesses and with clear and rounded closing submissions, the defendants were acquitted of all 18 charges.

Attendance at Poseidonia International Shipping Exhibition and Conference in Piraeus, Hellas. Piraeus - Hellas. June 2008.

Contacted and strengthened our relations with many clients in the shipping industry, especially with marine engineers, ship owners, ship operators, ship managers, ship charterers and ship insurers. Attended various meetings, parties and events of Ship-owners, P&I Clubs, Charterers, Insurers, Publishing advertisers, etc.

Further expansion of the range and spectrum of legal and management services provided by Neophytou&Neophytou Law Office, with the establishment of the Piraeus - Hellas Office - Specializing in Company Formations, Taxation Planning, Employment Law, Real Estate, Banking, Shipping/ Admiralty Law, and other related legal, accounting and operational services. Piraeus - Hellas. March 2008.

Established a solid presence in Hellas (Greece) by establishing the Neophytou&Neophytou Piraeus Regional Law Office in the heart of the business district of the port of Piraeus, Hellas (Greece). The Neophytou&Neophytou Piraeus Regional Law Office is located at 11 Sachtouri Street, 2nd Floor, Piraeus 185 36, Hellas, opposite the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas and with a sea-view of the Piraeus Sea Port. The Neophytou&Neophytou Piraeus Regional Office can be contacted at Tel: +30 210 45 17 544, Fax: +30 210 45 18 890, or by email at piraeus@neophytou-law.com The Neophytou&Neophytou Piraeus Regional Law Office is aimed to offer international company formations in jurisdictions such as the state of Delaware USA, Belize Central America, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Hellas/N89/67, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, et. al., international company management, ship/yacht registrations, marine insurance and marine chartering services, ship-management services, ship-repairs services, international trusts, international taxation planning, international contract agreements, real estate agreements, secretarial and auxiliary services, etc.

Employment Law - E.U. Directive for borrowing Employees in two or more EU Member States. Bucharest - Romania. December 2007.

Contacted and strengthened our relations with many employment agencies in Romania. Discussed ways to safely borrow personnel from one EU member state to another. Discussed EU inter-state Employment Law issues such as social security insurance, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, medical insurance, family matters, custody of children, Personal Injury (P.I.) Law issues and other social insurance and Family Law issues. Special consideration is always given in the safeguard of the social security and personal safety of the employees and their children and the avoidance of their exploitation when working abroad.

Attendance at Maritime City - United Arab Emirates - Dubai. December 2007.

Contacted and strengthened our relations with many clients in the shipping industry, specifically in the marine engineering industry. Visited shipyards, and warehouses and attended various meetings and events of Ship-suppliers. Discussed jurisdictional problems, drafting of international contracts, finding suitable legal forums and making provisions for arbitration clauses in order to safeguard the respective rights of all parties in any international contract dispute.

Attendance at MarineTec 2007 - International Shipping Exhibition and Conference in Shanghai, China. November-December 2007.

Contacted and strengthened our relations with many clients in the shipping industry, specifically in the marine engineering industry. Visited shipyards, factories, warehouses and show-rooms, and attended various meetings and events of Ship-suppliers and ship-spare-parts-manufacturers. Discussed jurisdictional problems, drafting of international contracts, finding suitable legal forums and making provisions for arbitration clauses in order to safeguard the respective rights of all parties in any international contract dispute.

Shipping, Dry Claim - Piraeus, Hellas: Shipmanagement dispute, Arrest of a ship, Restraint order, Change of Shipmanagment. PIRAEUS, HELLAS:
ΠΡΩΤΟΔΙΚΕΙΟ ΠΕΙΡΑΙΩΣ - ΤΜΗΜΑ ΑΣΦΑΛΙΣΤΙΚΩΝ ΜΕΤΡΩΝ.
Case No. 11555/2007
Presiding: Hon. Mrs. Justice Sophia Doulkidou
For the Claimants: Mr. Kyriacos Liasides
For the Defendant: Mrs. Vassiliki Klosides
November-December 2007.

We have been instructed to arrest a ship of Cyprus interests that was sailing in Hellas. The source of the dispute were allegations of bad shipmanagement exercised by the shipmanagement company. After thorough legal study we decided to apply for a restraint order that would bar any change in the legal and/or actual status of the vessel and further an order for the change of the shipmanagement company of the vessel. After a Court hearing, and with the help of our associates in Piraeus, Hellas, we achieved and secured both Court orders.

Information Technology (IT) Law: Provision of Expert Evidence in A Landmark Case. CYPRUS: District Court of Limassol, Criminal Division: The Case of
"Limassol Police Superintendent v. Dr. AB C.L.R.1767/06"
Presiding: Hon. Mr. Justice D.I.Kitsios
For the Prosecution: Mrs. Napoleontos
For the Decence: Mr. Christos Dermosoniades
30 April 2007

The defendant was accused with fraudulent tampering and/or manipulation of official Cyprus government documents, without authorization.
He provided expert evidence in document manipulation using computer technology.
Christos A. Neophytou challenged the credibility of the Cyprus Police IT expert.
He demonstrated to the Court using a computer how such manipulation could have easily been achieved using a computer program.
The Court, allowed the submission of such expert electronic evidence.
All representations made by Christos A. Neophytou were accepted by the Court.
The Cyprus Police IT expert's views were not entertained, and therefore rejected by the Court.
The defendant was acquitted of all charges.

Further expansion of the range and spectrum of legal and management services provided by Neophytou&Neophytou Law Office, Nicosia - Cyprus, in companies formations and related services. March 2007.

International company formations in jurisdictions such as the state of Delaware USA, Belize Central America, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Hellas/N89, et. al., international company management, ship/yacht registrations, marine insurance and marine chartering services, international trusts, international taxation planning, secretarial and auxiliary services.

The Office of the Attorney General of Cyprus entrusts our office with the handling of a minor criminal offence case. July 2006.

Allegation of improper/illegal mixture of animal-food, in unlicensed mills, with negative consequences to the food-chain.

Professional Membership to the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA). July 2006.

As a result of our attendance at Poseidonia exhibition and conference we immediately appreciated the need to join an international association of lawyers that would enable us to expand the circle of legal services that we can offer to our clients in other jurisdictions. By joining aija we have fulfilled that need.

Attendance at Poseidonia International Shipping Exhibition and Conference in Piraeus, Hellas. June 2006.

Contacted and strengthened our relations with many clients in the shipping industry, especially with marine engineers, ship owners, ship operators, ship managers and ship insurers. Attended various meetings and events of Ship-owners, P&I Clubs, Charterers, Insurers, Publishing advertisers, etc.

Attendance at the IT Law - Special interest group initial meeting - Hilton Hotel - Cyprus. 17 May 2006.

Due to our office's strong connections and ties with the field of Information Technology we have attended this relevant seminar in order to acquire further knowledge on the current developments in this area of law.

The Municipality of Nicosia entrusts our office with the handling of minor civil offence cases. February 2006.

Traffic violations, Permits/Licensing fees, Municipality Service charges

Neophytou & Neophytou Law Office launches its website. October 2005.

Neophytou & Neophytou website aims to become an information depository of our law office for the benefit of our existing as well as prospective clients who wish to visit our website and obtain information about our practice.

Attendance at the 12 lectures Lawyers course of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Cyprus branch). April - May 2005.

Up to 75% of cases may be settled out of court. If your advocate is well trained to embark into constructive negotiations and subsequently reach in a mutually beneficial agreement for all parties, it will save you time, money and energy.

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