Nikolas Koukounis is an advocate, legal consultant, and versatile expert in matters of law.
Accomplished in both corporate and Court law, Nikolas’ style of strategic advocacy and advice involves meticulous examination, thorough planning, adherence to detail, and open communication.
Named the Best Young Lawyer in the Private Sector in 2018, he has successfully represented litigants in demanding cases before Courts, arbitrations and adjudications in Cyprus, with a particular preference in injunctions and interim proceedings, and has a strong reputation for offering trusted, reliable, prompt and commercially-minded advice.
An expert in a wide range of commercial law matters, he advises on property transactions, share purchase agreements, commercial leases, personal data and privacy matters, public tenders, and the administration of public contracts and construction law claims.
In the realm of dispute resolution, Nikolas regularly advises corporate clients, organisations of public law and individuals on disputes involving property law, landlord and tenant disputes, debt recovery, administrative recourses before the Administrative Court of Cyprus, succession and probate disputes, employment law disputes before the Industrial Disputes Tribunal, and family law matters across the spectrum.
With significant experience in injunction proceedings, including shareholder disputes, derivative actions, freezing injunctions, child custody & alimony cases, appointment of administrators in probate matters, trademark infringement proceedings, interim orders issued by the Tender Review Authority and other property matters, he regularly consults on the sale and lease of hotels and entertainment establishments, and frequently advises investors and landlords on all aspects of commercial and other leases.
Highly skilled in drafting and negotiating the terms of supply, distribution and service contracts involving support in port and oil and gas operations, Nikolas has advised market leaders on key operation agreements with international port operations companies, as well as on agreements involving supporting operations for the drilling activities in an international gas field near Cyprus.
In 2020 Nikolas advised a Dutch insurance company on GDPR compliance matters and was engaged to provide advice on the terms and conditions of insurance products released on a pan-European basis.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
• Commercial Law
• Contract Law
• Construction Law
• Property Law
• Landlord & Tenant
• Rent Control Law
• Administrative Law
• Medical Negligence Law
• Public Contracts Law
• Corporate Law
• Employment Law
• Family Law
• Persons of Unsound Mind Law
• Wills and Succession
EDUCATION 2011: LLB in Law, London School of Economics and Political Science 2012: Bar Professional Training Course, Gray’s Inn 2013: LLM in Corporate Law, University College London 2014: Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, ADR Group UK 2016: Programme on Negotiation, Harvard University, 2016 – present: Master in Business Administration (candidate), Cyprus International Institute of Management
Member of the Cyprus Bar Association
Member of the Larnaca Bar Association
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 2018-2020 Member of the Private Companies Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association 2018-present Member of the Family Law Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association 2020-present Member of the Companies, Tax Planning and Stock Exchange Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association 2021-present Member of the Technology Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association 2021 Member of the ad hoc committee on iJustice of the Cyprus Bar Association