Criton Tornaritis
Tornaritis & Co LLC
Banking & Finance
Managing Partner
00357 22456056
Main Practice Area

Banking & Finance


Award: Corporate Law Firm of the Year - Cyprus

Tornaritis Law Firm has specialized in Cyprus Law for the last eighty years and three generations of Lawyers including the first Attorney General of Cyprus. 

Criton G Tornaritis is now the Managing partner of Tornaritis & Co LLC. 

He has also counselled and represented companies and banks in connection with supervisory Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, Cyprus Stock Exchange and Central Bank of Cyprus. 

He is also Legal Adviser to several Institutions, the Cyprus Oil and Gas Association and the Family Foundation and the local contributor of the IFC, International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.  

We also offer our clients a wide range of advisory and corporate administration services, including but not limited to company formation, company administration, banking, trust administration, funds formation, e-money licensing, payment institutions, fiduciary services, company secretarial support, and legal and business consulting. We maintain strong internal control systems to ensure confidentiality and delivery of value added services to our clients. We treat every engagement we undertake with strict professionalism and integrity. 

Our relationship with clients is our tool to success. We believe that we grow along with our clients and for this reason, we provide our clients with personalized attention for their current needs and future plans. 

We are experts in handling large and complex claims, both domestic and international, and are regularly instructed by some of Cyprus' largest financial institutions in relation to their most substantial and sensitive disputes. We represent clients involved in a wide range of complex national and international commercial disputes, spanning the life cycle of a dispute from investigation stage, through contentious regulatory proceedings, to litigation and arbitration. 

We advise on a wide range of medium to high value banking disputes. Our extensive experience in this area includes actions, investigations and strategic advice on behalf of banks, regulators, corporate clients and individuals. We have acted on a number of significant cases in the investment banking sector. 

We further advise on disputes between financial institutions, disputes in connection with bonds and other forms of debt finance, syndicated or bilateral, trade finance disputes involving letters of credit and other documentary credits, disputes connected with factoring, discounting, securitisation and asset based lending, foreign currency and other commodity disputes, fraud and asset recovery. 

We also advise on real estate disputes involving purchasers and vendors, landlords and tenants, construction firms, developers, management companies and financial institutions. Our expertise ranges from the litigation of basic agreements and contractual disputes to complex multijurisdictional measures to protect and enforce our clients' rights. 

Further, our Firm has great expertise in banking and credit applications for banking institutions and non-bank financial institutions in or wishing to do business in Cyprus.

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