Accreditations

RECOGNITIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

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Cyprus Bar Association

Cyprus Bar Association was established under the Advocates Law Chapter 2 in 1960 and it has been operating since then and it consist the professional body of lawyers in Cyprus.  Our law firm is accredited and regulated under Cyprus Bar Association.

Cyprus Fiduciary Association

KARITZIS LEGAL is proudly member of the Cyprus Fiduciary Association from March 2022. The Cyprus Fiduciary Association, initiative of a handful of fiduciary firms who believed that an organised body would assist in developing the fiduciary sector, raise the quality of services provided, and promote Cyprus as an international business centre.

Cyprus Employers and Industrial Federation

KARITZIS LEGAL is member of Cyprus Employers and Industrial Federation which is the leading representative of employers and businesses and the catalyst of socio-economic development and prosperity in Cyprus

Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The CCCI is the union of Cypriot businessmen, the interests of whom it promotes by submitting to the government and the Parliament the members’ positions on matters in which they are involved, while, through its participation in tripartite bodies and committees, it conveys and promotes the views of the business community.

It exceeds 10.000 enterprises representing over 95% of the local business community. Our Law firm is a proudly member of Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Investment Migration Council

KARITZIS LEGAL is member of the Investment Migration Council (IMC), a worldwide association for investment migration and citizenship by investment. The IMC sets the standards on a global level and interacts with other professional associations, government and international organizations in relation to investment migration.

CYMEPA

The principal aim of CYMEPA is to encourage and actively assist effective efforts to prevent all forms of pollution of the sea. The Association also helps seafarers and executives to be more aware of safety and the protection of the marine environment. KARITZIS LEGAL is supporting member of CYMEPA and participates in the Annual Meetings.

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2022 Corporate INTL Global Award

We are delighted to announce that Karitzis Legal has been awarded with the “LITIGATION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR” by the International Organization, Corporate INTL, in recognition of our Litigation Department’s stellar work during the past year.

“To receive such a prestigious award by an organization of this stature and pedigree fills us with great pride and a sense of accomplishment; we feel that it is testament to our team’s unwavering commitment to our firm’s ethos, values and vision” was the remark of Mr. Antonis Karitzis, Managing Director, while Mr. Andreas Damianou, Partner and head of our firm’s Litigation Department added:

“Delivering quality legal services adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards was, and continues to be, the cornerstone of our philosophy. We would like to thank our clients and business associates for their support during these uncertain and challenging times and, of course, the members of our firm who continue to work tirelessly in order to maintain the quality standards that we have strived to attain through the years.”

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Chambers and Partners

We are glad to announce that KARITZIS LEGAL, contributes the Chambers and Partners 2021 edition of the exclusive Cyprus Trends and Developments chapter of the Shipping 2021 Global Practice Guide, published in the United Kingdom.

Mondaq

Mondaq, is one of the largest global advisory content suppliers, which annually publishes thousands of articles from over 80 countries around the world, with more than one million registered users. More specifically, Mondaq is the leading online knowledge resource used by senior decision makers seeking insight from professional services firms.

It is worth underlying that our law firm has been awarded for six consecutive months (May – October 2019) as Mondaq’s “Contributor Most Reader Response” in Cyprus, while during the months August, September, December 2019 and March 2021 it has been awarded as Mondaq’s “Contributor Most Read” in Cyprus. Moreover, in August 2019, January 2020 and May 2020 our firm also awarded with Mondaq’s prize of the most Popular Article in Cyprus.

The Law Reviews

The Law Reviews is an international network with more than 1000 Law firms that covers over than 80 areas of Law.  The Law Reviews provided essential information for the jurisdictions that are covered.

Our law firm reviewed and published at the Law Reviews the Gambling Law in Cyprus and The Shipping law in Cyprus.

International Comparative Legal Guides

ICLG is an international Comparative Legal Guide that provided current and practical comparative legal information on several jurisdictions.

We are glad that our law firm, KARITZIS LEGAL, contributed with exclusive chapters published to ICLG.

CERTIFICATIONS

Sound Industrial Relations 2014 (SIR) Accreditation

KARITZIS LEGAL was honoured with the Sound Industrial Relations 2014 (SIR) accreditation during the Cyprus Employers and Industrial Federation (OEB).  For our company the human capital consists our main asset and SIR standard plays a major role in our strategic plan.

The implementation of SIR standard certifies the healthy working environment and relations, the equal opportunities and proper implementation of Cypriot Labour Law; factors which are cornerstone in our culture.

Great Place to Work

KARITZIS LEGAL is the first law firm in Cyprus that certified as a Great Place to Work. Great Place To Work, represents over than 10 millions employees and recognizes good employers by means of certification. It helps organizations to create exceptional high performing workplaces, where employees feel trusted and valued.

At KARITZIS LEGAL, we have created the appropriate conditions of a great work environment where employees will be physically and emotionally safe. For us, here at KARITZIS LEGAL, our team is our greatest asset.

Green Company

On the 7th February 2019, KARITZIS LEGAL has officially become the first law firm in Cyprus which has been certified by CYMEPA (Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association), the national operator of the Programme, as a Green Company.

Our law firm was awarded in 2019 with the innovative eco-label of Green Offices in the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, by the Commissioner of the Environment of the Republic of Cyprus Mrs. Ioanna Panayiotou.

The said Programme is run under the auspice of the Commissioner of the Environment of the Republic of Cyprus and it is awarded to facilities that implement and adhere to criteria related to energy and water consumption, waste management and use of environmentally friendly products of personal hygiene and detergents, the quality of food and drinks, development of green areas in open spaces and environmental education.

Our law firm as an example of a Green Company has appointed an environmental manager and established an environmental policy.

ISO 9001

KARITZIS LEGAL certified by the International Certification standard that sets out the criteria and is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.  Holding ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services.

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