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Jurisdiction: Cyprus

With a court system based on common law, Cyprus courts are known for their professionalism, impartiality, and efficiency. The language used in court proceedings is Greek, but English may also be used before the Commercial and the Admiralty Courts.

Our litigation services in Cyprus offer a comprehensive approach to resolving legal disputes, with a deep understanding of the law and a commitment to strategic thinking and creative problem-solving. We will work closely with you to understand your specific needs and goals, and develop customized litigation strategies. Whether you are involved in a civil or corporate dispute, a fraud case, or a commercial matter, or whether you are facing a personal legal matter, our Cyprus based litigation team backed up when and if needed by our London based barristers is uniquely-equipped to provide you with the legal representation you need.

England & Wales

Jurisdiction: England & Wales

The UK courts are renowned for upholding the rule of law and delivering justice impartially. Based on common law, judicial decisions are based on precedent and custom rather than statutory law.

The legal system in the UK is complex, with separate courts for different types of cases, ranging from small claims courts to the highest court, the Supreme Court.

Our team of London barristers lead by Timothy Frith and Angelos Paphitis are widely respected for their high level of professionalism, which is characterized by a range of qualities and attributes. Some of the key qualities of our London based team include deep knowledge of the law along with extensive experience in their area of practice, analytical skills able to analyze complex legal issues and identify key arguments, advocacy skills, effective communication and strong argumentation, a keen eye for detail, high standards of professionalism, including punctuality and reliability, what characterises our team of barristers, personalized care to our clients.


Jurisdiction: Bermuda

The Bermuda courts are known for their independence, impartiality, and efficiency. The judicial system in Bermuda is based on English common law with final appeals taking place before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Councils (JCPC) which sits in London.

At AGP Law, we are fortunate to have senior litigator and arbitrator Timothy Frith on our team. Mr. Frith is called to the Bar of Bermuda and together with the rest of our London based team of barristers has extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of disputes in Bermuda. His expertise includes commercial litigation, regulatory matters, and international arbitration, and he has successfully represented clients in some of the most complex and high-profile cases in Bermuda. Mr. Frith's reputation for excellence in litigation and arbitration is a testament to the high-quality services we offer at our firm.


Jurisdiction: UAE (Dubai)

AGP Law established its UAE presence in July 2022 with the creation of the UAE Corporate and Business Consulting Services office(link to uae web), a significant milestone in our 17-year history. Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a leading global financial centre with its own independent legal system based on English common law. DIFC Courts are renowned for their efficiency and sophistication in handling a wide range of commercial disputes.

At AGP Law, we are proud to offer top-quality litigation services in the DIFC Courts, with a team of highly experienced litigators and barristers led by Angelos Paphitis, Maria Constantinou, and Timothy Frith. Our team has a deep understanding of the DIFC legal system and a proven track record of success in representing clients in complex international commercial disputes. We offer a range of litigation services, including commercial litigation and arbitration, and we are proud to be one of the leading litigation firms in the region.

To view AGP’s full service offering out of the Dubai office, please click here: UAE Corporate Services - AGP & Co (

Corporate Litigation

Corporate Litigation

"AGPLAW frequently represents clients in complex, high-value corporate disputes, including shareholder disputes and disputed winding up procedures. Angelos Paphitis is experienced in commercial cases." LEGAL 500, EMEA 2016 ed.

"AGPLAW's team is ‘well-coordinated’ and frequently represents clients in corporate disputes as well as in arbitral matters. Angelos Paphitis ‘finds a solution if one is to be found’", LEGAL 500, EMEA 2018 edition.

Through the combination of our lawyers' expertise in both corporate law and litigation, we have developed in-depth knowledge and established extensive experience on corporate litigation across Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Bermuda, BVI and Dubai DIFC.

We represent both corporate clients and individuals over corporate areas of the law.   Our focus is on securing and protecting our clients legal rights through court procedures or arbitration, as applicable.

Your Business, Our Priority: Effective Corporate Litigation Services for Success.

Due to our Firm's strong focus on Corporate and Commercial areas of law, we prioritize the ongoing monitoring of our clients' security and take a proactive approach when necessary. Our commitment lies in providing continuous vigilance and attentiveness to ensure the protection of our clients' interests.

Much of our work involves:

  • Shareholders Disputes and Derivative Actions
  • Breach of Share Purchase and Shareholders' Agreements
  • Protection of Minority Shareholders' Rights
  • Dead End situations between Shareholders
  • Removal and Replacement of Board of Directors by Shareholders
  • Disputes over Joint Ventures, Post-Mergers and Acquisition Disputes
  • Corporate Governance Violations and Rectifications 

We advise our clients on considering immediate interim measures in the event of corporate dispute in order to safeguard their investments in the company.

We have been privileged to represent clients on complex and multi-million disputes, including those arising from mergers, joint ventures, investments and shareholders disputes, among other transactions.

Here are some of our most recent examples of work:

  • We have represented 5 out of 14 Defendants in a legal action against a group of Cypriot, Russian, and offshore companies and individuals, for alleged corporate fraud, deceit, conspiracy to injure.  The claim is for €25 million, and prohibitory injunctions have been issued against our clients on an ex-parte (without notice) basis.  We have successfully opposed the interim orders the court, having decided on our favor, has cancelled the interim order and rejected the Applicants' petition.
  • We have represented a Cyprus Holding company of a large Russian group, in a claim of 47 million euro submitted by a business associate/partner of the group alleging violation of a Put Option and Call Option agreement.  The claimant attempted to freeze our clients’ bank accounts and assets up to the value of the claim (i.e. up to 47 million).  Having submitted an objection to the claimant’s application for interim order, the application as well as the action was withdrawn and rejected by the court.
  • Representing an Egyptian strategic investor during a Joint Venture project in Cyprus, we have successfully applied for interim orders and prohibitory injunctions against our client's partner.  The joint venture project value was approximately EUR 68 million, in Cyprus. The counterparty to the joint venture has violated the agreement with our client and failed to transfer the shares which our client was entitled to.  The defendant was prohibited from selling or otherwise alienating assets of the joint venture or changing the share structure of the joint venture itself.
  • We have submitted a Norwich Pharmacal Action (June 2015) for a claim of over 200 million USD before a President Judge in Nicosia District Court requesting a court order for a bank to lift the corporate veil and disclose confidential information in aid of the legal actions to follow. The action involved fraud and conspiracy intending to cause financial injury. Our action was successful with the bank disclosing through affidavit into court the beneficiaries.
  • Successful Ex-Parte Appointment of Interim Receiver/Manager before the District Court of Limassol (June 2015) - You can find more details on the importance of this case in our press release.
  • We have represented a minority shareholder in a Cyprus company for Oppression of Minority shareholder's rights, whose shares have been diluted in breach of a Shareholders' Agreement, in violation of a Shareholder's "legitimate expectations" and in violation of articles 202-211 of the Company Law CAP 113 of Cyprus. The petition filed was for the winding up of the Cyprus company, whose value exceeded USD 2 billion.
  • We have represented a Shareholder of a Cyprus company, a Ukrainian national, against the Cyprus company's board of directors for breach of directors' duties towards the company's best interests and for recognition and subsequently violation of fiduciary obligations by the directors towards the company's shareholders. The directors' breach of duty towards the company's best interest resulted in a damage of over EUR 400 million.
  • We have obtained tracing and freezing injunctions against a Cyprus company for alleged cybercrime committed against Abena Ltd, a UK retail company; through the tracing orders we have assisted Scotland Yard on their investigations. The stolen funds amounted to nearly GBP 500,000.
  • We have represented a majority shareholder, being a large retail Russian group, in a cross-border dispute with a minority shareholder, with regards to a Cyprus company.
  • We have represented a great number of clients on securing their shareholdings in Cyprus.