The firm has chosen to begin their celebrations on the European Day of Justice, celebrated every year on October 25
The European Day of Justice, celebrated every year on October 25, was chosen by Harris Kyriakides as the starting point for the celebrations of the firm’s 45 years of successful operations. Remaining committed to the integrity required by the legal profession and in full relevance to European and international practices, Harris Kyriakides remains true to the principles they follow, placing them at the top of law firms in Cyprus.
Lawyers at the pan-European level today play a key role in enforcing the rule of law by protecting citizens’ rights. However, they are increasingly faced with threats, surveillance and obstacles by the executive powers in the exercise of their vocation. Harris Kyriakides partners are working daily in the legal environment to emphasise the need for lawyers to have the freedom to practice their profession under the protection of the rule of law at a European level and especially in Cyprus.
Harris Kyriakides started operating in Larnaca in the autumn of 1976 and today has grown into one of the largest law firms in Cyprus. With offices in Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol and Paralimni and presence in Paphos, 12 partners, 30 lawyers and more than 60 professionals, it provides services on a departmental basis covering specific areas of law. Harris Kyriakides will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a series of activities and publications that will present the long and successful course/route of the company.
Referring to the company’s anniversary, the founder of the firm Mr. Harris Kyriakides said: “We are proud to celebrate this year 45 years of successful operations. We humbly started our journey and continue to invest in the dynamic forces and prospects of the new generation. With professionalism, an open culture of transparency, cooperation, flexibility and adaptability, we are always by the side of our customers and those who need our services. We follow a culture of inclusion without any form of discrimination and all team members can bring their skills, abilities, passion, talent and voices to the table. With our tools and people, we are the destination for customers seeking quality service providing solutions, advice and expertise in every field. Celebrating our 45 years, we move forward, using as compass the experience and the know-how we have developed from the day we began our operations.”
Harris Kyriakides areas of expertise include Banking & Finance, Administrative & Public Law, Dispute Resolution, Corporate & Commercial advisory, Real Estate, Insurance & Personal Injury, Data protection & Cyber Law, Competition, Criminal Law, Extraditions & European Arrest Warrants, Procurement & Regulatory, Debt Collection, Employment, Intellectual Property, Shipping & Aviation, Tax Litigation, Anticorruption & AML and Sanctions, Blockchain and Private Client (Trusts, Funds, Estate, Matrimonial).
Justice Day aims to bring citizens closer to justice, to inform them of their rights, to promote the actions of the Council of Europe and the European Commission on the issue of justice through the simulation of procedures and information campaigns in the countries of Europe. Harris Kyriakides with new ideas, new practices and new services is constantly evolving and fully in line with developments in law across the globe.
With a clientele that includes large companies in Cyprus and abroad, Harris Kyriakides has cultivated, in its 45 years of operation, a deep relationship with its customers. It is noteworthy that there are companies, organizations, institutions and professionals who consistently and timelessly trust the firm. Τhe company remains close to the local community with programs that provide access to justice, through pro bono legal advice and services to organizations, individuals and groups in need of legal representation and unable to respond financially. At the same time, in collaboration with institutions and organizations, the firm organises or participates in discussions about the future of our country, think tanks and conferences in order to maintain direct contact with the public and businesses.
Since 1976, the year the company was founded, a lot has changed in Cyprus but also in the firm itself. What has remained, however, is the constant effort to serve the needs and to defend the interests of the firm’s customers in the context of local and European legislation. Harris Kyriakides, recognising the role that law firms play in defending the rule of law in Europe, will continue to contribute to the promotion of justice in Cyprus and internationally.