About - History

One of the oldest Law Firms in Cyprus, Chr. P. Mitsides & Co LLC was established in 1923 by Christos P. Mitsides (1900-1972) of Bella Pais, Kyrenia. It is now in the hands of the fourth generation of lawyers in the family.

Its original location was at 3 London Street, in the heart of Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus, in what was then known as Serai Square. It was very near the old District Court of Nicosia which now lies in Nicosia’s occupied part. The office was relocated in 1963 after the inter-communal strife, to 2 Methonis Street, were it is still located today, almost opposite of the office of the Registrar of Companies.

The firm used to be a registered partnership pursuant to the provisions of the Partnership Law. In 2009, and keeping in line with the statutory developments of the time, the firm was registered as a Lawyers’ Company pursuant to the provisions of the Advocates Law, Cap. 2 and the Companies Law, Cap. 113. The partners, as well as all members of the firm are members of the Cyprus Bar Association which is the regulatory body governing the licensing and operation of legal practitioners in Cyprus.

The firm has a long standing tradition in the legal world of Cyprus, and over time it has expanded from offering litigation services and legal advice, to also providing corporate services, administration services, tax advice, financial advice, estate planning, real estate advice, fiduciary services, and many more. The firm also prides itself in that it has made and continues to make significant contributions in creating legal precedents, especially (but not limited to) the fields of corporate and commercial law in Cyprus. The outstanding achievements of the firm culminated in its win of the internationally prestigious Corporate INTL Global Awards in 2012.

The firm also has a long standing tradition in international business. Its clientele includes several foreign and multinational companies operating in Cyprus, as well as Cypriot companies with activities abroad which the firm assists in the most important jurisdictions.