CASP, real-estate, agreements, crypto-friendly banking, STO, digital asset tracing, disputes, recovery

The aim of our experienced team is to attend to the needs of individuals, corporations and start-ups engaged in the cryptocurrency & blockchain environment and community. Our team has acted as a consultant for clients in overcoming regulatory complexities, as well as in choosing the most suitable jurisdiction to harbour their operations.

Disputes over cryptocurrency are on the rise; In contrast to the usual expectations and issues arising in relation to the resolution of disputes, there are particular considerations that arise more critically in crypto-related disputes.

We can advise on a variety of blockchain and cryptocurrency related matters, particularly with:

  • General advisory on trading, exchange and investments in crypto-currency
  • Consultation and guidance related to choosing the most suitable jurisdiction for the company’s needs
  • Setting up licensed crypto-currency exchanges in Cyprus (CASP) or other jurisdictions
  • Advisory on the changing regulatory landscape for cryptocurrency and blockchain (on a retainer basis)
  • Assistance in implementation of crypto-currency solutions within existing businesses
  • Assistance with international banking and electronic payment solutions
  • Advise on token issuance or STO projects and post-STO issues such as token management, trading, storage and processing
  • KYC, AML, compliance and GDPR services
  • Helping clients procure, protect and deploy their intellectual property
  • Advising as to applicable taxation implications
  • Drafting and reviewing of all types of commercial agreements.

Furthermore, we can also assist with digital asset & crypto recovery disputes, particularly with:

  • Tracing, preservation and recovery of tokens and other digital assets.
  • Seeking and obtaining court orders for disclosure against unknown persons (often hackers or scammers) and obtaining freezing orders against those persons and any accounts and wallets associated with them.
  • Claiming for the recovery of stolen assets, including where the defendants are initially unknown.
  • Recovering digital assets from centralised cryptocurrency exchanges.
  • Advising on the winding down and liquidation of corporate entities with investments in cryptocurrency.
  • Liaising with exchanges, token issuers and law enforcement agencies with a view to identifying and achieving the quickest and most effective route to recovery of assets.
  • Advising on disputes regarding the rights in NFT and their marketability.


George Economides


George Economides


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George is a partner at E & G Economides LLC. He is also the Vice-Chairman of Totalserve Management Limited, an award-winning international corporate services provider which is headquartered in Cyprus.

George obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Westminster. Further to his studies, George has gained extensive experience in accounting, auditing and tax matters with a leading Cyprus accountancy firm.

His area of focus is private client work, immigration and real-estate and he is also involved in the group’s business development, marketing and operational activities. George is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, a member of the Private Client Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and International Tax Planning Association (ITPA). He also currently serves as Treasurer to the Board of Directors of STEP Cyprus as well as vice-president to the Cyprus Bar Associations’ committee for Business Relocation.

He frequently works with HNWIs and international law firms and associates providing advice in restructurings, investments, acquisitions and disposals of either assets, intangible assets or real estate. He also represents and generally advises international companies and group of companies that have relocated and headquartered to Cyprus such as ship-owning, ship-management, e-commerce, investment, financial services and real-estate companies.

George has also been recognized by the Legal500, a leading legal directory and over the years, has co-authored various publications on consecutive occasions as regards to M&A, tax, lending & finance and technology/digital business.


Bachelor of Laws, University of Westminster


Cyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners


Legal Briefings - 15 Feb 2024

The newly introduced Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) Regulation

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