Education: Law School of the University of Athens (LL.B.); University of Luxemburg (Diplome de Droit Compare); University of Bonn, West Germany (Doctor of Laws).
Admitted: Cyprus Bar Association (1973)
Languages: Greek, English, French, German
Dr. Kypros Chrysostomides, is the managing partner of Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC, and one of Cyprus’ leading corporate and tax lawyers. He specializes in business law, human rights law, international and constitutional law, and has published extensively on all these subjects.
During the early years of his career, Kypros was appointed a research fellow in Private International Law at the University of Bonn and later also worked at the European Commission of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Today, he leads a number of the firm’s departments and is particularly known for his corporate law skills, and his substantial experience and expertise in international and tax law. He is regularly listed among Cyprus’ leaders in these areas.
The 2015 edition of Chambers Global includes him among the leading lawyers for the areas of Dispute Resolution and Corporate/Commercial, acknowledging his 'experience' in former field of practice and his appointment to the ICC International Court of Arbitration, as well as his "deep expertise in corporate and commercial matters with a significant tax angle". Kypros is included among the most senior ranked lawyers in Chambers Europe 2016 for his expertise in Dispute Resolution and Corporate/Commercial work. Furthermore, he is listed among the 250 leading global tax lawyers in the 2015 edition of the Tax Directors Handbook.
He has been re-appointed as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from July 2015 until June 2018.
He is also a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the Greek Institute of International Law, the International Law Association, the International Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association.
Parallel to his legal career, he served as Government Spokesman of the Republic of Cyprus between 2003-2006, and in May 2006 he was elected a member of the House of Representatives, where he served as deputy chairman of the Home Affairs Committee. He was appointed Minister of Justice and Public Order in February 2008 and, since December 2008, has returned to full time practice with the firm.
He has been decorated by the Republic of France in 1991 as an Officier de l' Ordre national du Mérite and as Chevalier in 2004, and by Greece in 2004 with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix.